Yup, I did it again this year. I mean after last year, I kinda had to didn’t I? I figured it could go one of two ways, I would absolutely love everything that was in it. Or hate it with a passion, not really an in between with this one at all.
I wasn’t all that worried, because generally speaking, Too Faced tends to be inclusive colour-wise, they tend to mostly swing cool toned, but usually darker skinned ladies and fair ladies are represented.
Now, while I didn’t love everything that was in the bag, I didn’t hate any of it either. It was more a case of most of those items not being things that I would pick for myself. This year the bag was advertised as having a value of $137, and costs $4 more than last year at $39. I was able to stack it with a 20% off coupon and got the mystery bag and one other product for a total of $47 with free shipping as the mystery bag always ships free.
Deluxe Sample Better Than Sex Mascara – Aprox. cost $15.50.
Dammit I just got two of these! At this rate, I will really, never run out of this stuff. Plus it’s just ok mascara ya know? I’m starting to think of this in the same way I do Melted Peony, it’s really a toss up as to which one of them will show up and it’s a bit annoying.
Retractable Kabuki Brush – Full Size $34.
This is one of those things that I wouldn’t have chosen for myself. I don’t really care for kabuki brushes, I feel like they make me work harder than I want to. That being said, this one is really big and fluffy, and should I choose to use it, I’m sure it will do a great job at what it’s supposed to.
Melted Rainbow (LE) – Full Size $21.
Another item I wouldn’t have chosen for myself. I think that I’ve mentioned that I don’t really care for the Melted line, although I may wind up picking up some of the new Melted Chocolate ones because they look like they would work for me. But I’ve always found these to lean a little bit too cool for my liking. I didn’t swatch this because I plan on giving it away maybe, but from what I understand of this shade it’s something of a cross between Melted Violet and Fuchsia, and is very warm.
Soulmates Bronzer Blush Ross & Rachel – Full Size $34.
Once again, not the shade that I would have chosen for myself because, um…Big & Carrie…hellloooo???!! Most epic love story of ever! And because even though this one is the Medium bronzer, the peachy centre of Big & Carrie would have suited my complexion better even if it is a bit lighter.
Rock N’ Roll Palette – Full Size $36.
Nothing inherently wrong with this palette, I had it before and gave it away to someone when I became palette overloaded. It’s a very nice palette, quite pigmented and long lasting, if a bit less than unique in the colour scheme.
Finally, a card with a coupon code (blurred out) for 25% off a purchase between January 14th and 19th. I’m excited about that and I think I’ll save it for picking up some of the Melted Chocolate lip colours.
If you’re keeping track you’ll realise that the total value of the whole shebang is $140.50 and not $137. And although it might seem as if I’m disappointed in everything that I got, I’m not because even though these aren’t things that I plan on wearing myself, I know three teenage girls that will be very happy next week.