Overall Grade: B+
I've been dying to get my hands on the Too Faced Enchanted Glamourland set since the first time I laid eyes on it so I'm super excited about this! The set is part of Too Faced's Holiday 2010 line-up which consists of fairies and everything magical.The Packaging: Presentation wise, I'd say Too Faced did brilliantly. The fairies, glitter, and pop-ups really drew me towards the set -everything looks some whimsical and fantasy-like. However, packaging wise, I'd say they failed. Although the pop-ups and book style format are adorable, they're not practical. The set is going to be difficult to store (because of its size) and will be a hassle to travel with. Also, the set comes with a set of "flashcards" that include 3 look ideas.
I honestly would've preferred a sleek little palette that housed just the eyeshadows and blush/bronzer with the primer and gloss on the side (separate from the palette.) I do like the fact that the tray holding the eyeshadows, TFSI, and gloss slides all the way out but I would've loved for it to have a lid! Also, I don't like how the blush and bronzer aren't even in this "tray" -they're on the side with all the pop-ups! I'm scared to remove the plastic sheet because I don't want the beautiful packaging to be ruined by the product.
Forest Nymph Look
Violet Femme Look
Flirty Fairy Look
The Product: The Too Faced Enchanted Glamourland set is an amazing value. The set includes one full size Glamour Gloss in Pillow Talk ($19 individually), a full size Shadow Insurance (individually $18), 15 (0.03 oz) eyeshadows (individually $16 for 0.08 oz), (0.08 oz) La Vie en Rose Blush (individually $20 for 0.23 oz), and (0.14 oz) Snow Bunny Bronzer (individually $28 for 0.33 oz.)
Eyeshadows- The eyeshadows are all very good quality wise -there were no duds which is pretty amazing. I wouldn't say that they're extremely pigmented (like many Urban Decay eyeshadows for instance) but the quality is still very good -maybe more like Smashbox or even theBalm. The eyeshadows are all very pigmented, smooth, and long wearing (but I always wear a primer.) The colors are great as well and I love that the palette includes both mattes and shimmers. Some shades that really stand out (because of their excellent color payoff) are Label Whore, Honey Pot, Ooh & Aah, and Stiletto.
Blush & Bronzer- La Vie en Rose blush is really nice and will look great on all skin tones. It's a bit shimmery and gives life to dull, Winter cheeks. Snow Bunny Bronze is too sparkly and light to be a bronzer (for me) so I wear it as a highlighter. Both the blush and bronzer apply smoothly and last for around 4-5 hours (on bare skin.)
Shadow Insurance Eye Primer- TFSI in one of my favorite primers (I just did a post all about primers last week.) TFSI is a great primer that will enhance your eyeshadow color, make your eyeshadow last longer (up to 10 hours), and prevent it from creasing. Also, a major reason why I love TFSI is because it doesn't dry out my already dry skin -UDPP can make my eye area really dry especially during the colder months.
Glamour Gloss- I didn't want to open or swatch the Pillow Talk Glamour Gloss because the last time I bought Glamour Gloss, I really didn't like it. It had that tingly/burning sensation that I don't like and didn't smell too great. And although there was some "burning", it did feel nice on my lips once it stopped. However, after I removed the gloss, my lips were so dried up that they became cracked and bloody.. so I hope you understand why I can't get myself to do a lip swatch of this!
(I'm not going to weigh too much of the product grade on this gloss because it could really just be that I'm senstive to the gloss.)
Too Faced Enchanted Glamourland Eyeshadows
Snow Bunny Bronze
La Vie en Rose Blush
Eyeshadows (There are 4 "exclusives" in this set -I'm guessing these shades are exclusive to this set. They don't have actual names.)
- In The Buff- Matte ivory
- Exclusive (1)- Matte, very light, almost white pink
- George & Weezie- Shimmery very light iridescent gold
- Velvet Revolver- Matte medium slightly taupe-y brown
- Honey Pot- Shimmery golden copper
- Teddy Bear- Matte chocolate milk brown
- Exclusive (2)- Bright violet with violet shimmer
- Boy Toy- Shimmery medium pink
- Peach fuzz- Very light peach with gold glitter
- Exclusive (3)- Shimmery teal
- Label Whore- Shimmery, slightly reddened rich brown with greenish teal reflects
- Glamazon- Shimmery tanned pink
- Exclusive (4)- Rich brown with violet shimmer
- Ooh & Aah- Frosty metallic silver wth shimmer
- Stiletto- Matte black with very minor silver shimmer
- La Vie en Rose Blush- Bright rosy pink with golden shimmer (great for a "naturally flushed" look)
- Snow Bunny Bronze- Light, shimmery golden bronze
- Pillow Talk- Mauve shimmer
Above (with flash) from left: In The Buff, Exclusive (1), George & Weezie, Velvet Revolver, Honey Pot
Above (with flash) from left: Teddy Bear, Exclusive (2), Boy Toy, Peach Fuzz, Exclusive (3)
Above (with flash) from left: Label Whore, Glamazon, Exclusive (4), Ooh & Aah, Stiletto
Above (with flash) from left: Snow Bunny Bronze, La Vie en Rose Blush
Above (with flash): Separate Snow Bunny Bronze "stripes"
Overall: Although I do really like this Enchanted Glamourland set, I wouldn't repurchase it -one will be enough to last me an entire lifetime! I would repurchase it if there was a new edition that offered shades I was interested but I'm really not too thrilled about the packaging in general.
Other then that, I'm happy with the set and highly recommend it to anyone starting out with makeup (since it contains a good assortment of products), anyone simply wishing to add something pretty to their collection, or anyone who just loves a good deal.
Where To Buy: Sephora