Sunday, March 13, 2011

A $15 Steal: Too Faced Pixie Pin-Ups Palette Review & Swatches

Repurchase: Yes (But as a gift)
Price: $15.00
Product: 22/25
Packaging: 4/5
Value: 10/10
Overall Grade: A-
A few days ago, I did a post on the Too Faced Vintage Sale. In it, I posted the Pixie Pin-Ups Palette, which is now on sale for only 15 bucks!

I bought the Too Faced Pixie Pin-Ups Set back back in (I believe) January. It was on sale for $25 (from $32) so I quickly snapped it up meaning to give it as part of a gift. However, after sitting around in my room, I had to check it out for myself.
The Packaging: The boxy palette is like a mini version of Too Faced Enchanted Glamourland or Urban Decay Book of Shadows. The top opens to reveal a pretty pop-up fairy scene while the drawer underneath holds the eyeshadows and slots for the Shadow Insurance, Lash Injection Pinpoint Mascara, and Lava Gloss Eye Liner.

The packaging is a bit bulky. I'd prefer a slimmer palette without the adorable pop-ups.

Product Description
The Product: The six eyeshadows are all very pretty. The three shimmery shades (Leading Lady, I Know What Boys Want, Lucky Charms) on the top row all have a softness to them that really fits into the fairy theme. The two matte shades from the bottom row (Heaven, Like A Virgin) are a nice addition to the palette because sometimes too much shimmer can be too over the top. Erotica, my favorite shade (third shade from bottom row), is a beautiful, darker shimmery shade.

One strange thing that I should mention is that Lucky Charms in this palette is very different from Lucky Charms in the Eye Shadow Insurance Policy High Demand Eye Shadow Collection palette, which I used to own. The Lucky Charms shade in that palette is darker and more of a true green. I find it puzzling as to why Too Faced wouldn't be consistent with their shades.

I wanted to love the Lava Gloss Eye Liner because of its rich, glossy color but it was extremely unkind to my eyes. I wouldn't say my eyes are sensitive as this rarely happens but when I applied the liner to my upper lash line and lower lash line and waterline, my eyes started to burn and water. I tried to endure it for a few minutes hoping the burning would go away but it wouldn't wear off. Because of this, I had to wash it off so I have no idea how long the liner lasts.

I have tiny lashes to begin with and the Lash Injection Pinpoint Mascara made them a bit longer but did nothing when it came to making my lashes look thicker and fuller. I got some good volume out of it though -I think it's a good enough mascara but I wouldn't splurge on this.

As for the Shadow Insurance primer, it's one of my favorites. Click here for the review.

The Color:

  1. Leading Lady- Pale peach shimmer
  2. I Know What Boys Want- Pale ballet pink shimmer
  3. Lucky Charms- Very pale golden chartreuse shimmer
  4. Heaven- Matte pale beige
  5. Like A Virgin- Matte medium taupe
  6. Erotica- Darker neutral brown with gold shimmer

Lava Gloss Eye Liner in Super Black- Rich, deep black with a glossy shine


Above (no flash) from left: Leading Lady, I Know What Boys Want, Lucky Charms, Heaven, Like A Virgin, Erotica, Lava Gloss Eye Liner

Overall: I think this is a lovely palette. The eyeshadow shades are all very pretty, the primer is great, the mascara is decent, and the eyeliner will be great for lining -if it doesn't burn your eyes like it did mine! =O However, I personally already have shades that are similar to these (with the exception of gorgeous Erotica) and already own Shadow Insurance so I passed it on.

Where To Buy: Too Faced


  1. i love this palette, its one of my favorites :)
    Really good review :)

  2. Do you have to buy it online or can you buy it from Sephora or Ulta? 15 dollars is not bad at all! :)

  3. ahh it's sold out now! Why must you make me want things?

  4. @ Vintage Makeup.. They're very pretty. =)

    @ Christine.. I'm glad you love yours! <33

    @ yourstrulypam.. $15 is the price at the Too Faced website. At Sephora, it's going for $25 if they have any left at your store -it's sold out online. Hope that helps!

    @ PoorCollegeStudent.. Oh no! I could've sworn it was in stock yesterday when I wrote this post. =( Sorry. Maybe you can get it at your Sephora store but it'll be $25 there. Sometimes they have random items in the drawers below the displays.

  5. ohmygosh! this is sooo cute! the colors look sooo pretty & the price is incredible. youre soo lucky =)

  6. the colors are soo pretty!!! and what a great price! :)

  7. @ charlene-ann.. I actually bought this for $25 at Sephora but wanted to share the Too Faced deal for $15 with you all. =)

    @ MEOW.. Yupp! Very pretty.

  8. that looks pretty!! I am loving the colors, really. something i'd personally use!

  9. Thanks for this review! I've been looking at the toofaced site ever since you mentioned they were having a sale...but refrained from getting anything. -sigh- 'lucky charms' seems gorgeous though. *o*

  10. Delicious :) The packaging is a bit, hm, over the top, but on the whole this is a palette I would use on a daily basis

  11. I love Too Faced! For $15 this is a great bargain. The colors are really soft and pretty; they would be perfect for the spring :)

  12. Where can I find a purchase this please thank you so very much for sharing