Sunday, 6 September 2015

Too Faced Stardust By Vegas Nay Palette Review + Swatches

When I started seeing the Too Faced Star Dust palette pop up on various different social media accounts I fell in love. With me being in the UK, and this palette being exclusive to Ulta and TooFaced.com, I was initially put off by the thought of import and custom fees... BUT (and a major but for all my UK beauties) Too Faced ship to the UK including any import and duty fees in the shipping cost, so you won't get greeted by the delivery guy with a bloody ridiculous fee to pay! Praise the makeup lords.

This limited edition palette was created with the very popular social media sensation Vegas_Nay. It contains a mix of 12 matte and shimmer eyeshadows, a loose glitter pigment, deluxe samples of the Shadow Insurance and Better Than Sex Mascara as well as six cards with various different looks and step by step on how to create them.

As far as the price, this palette including the quicker shipping came to just over £48, and I'm pretty sure I used a 20% discount code with that, so it's not exactly the cheapest palette. But then again I've been hit with custom and import fees higher than that on orders from other companies before. Delivery took just over a week, and that was with the faster delivery option.

Too Faced Stardust By Vegas Nay Palette Review and Swatches
Too Faced Stardust By Vegas Nay Palette Review and Swatches
I've never tried either the Shadow Insurance or Better Than Sex Mascara, so I've been looking forward to giving these a try. So far I've tried that Shadow Insurance, and while it was an alright eye primer, I prefer my Urban Decay Primer Potion and feel that hold my shadow for longer, but the shadows did blend beautifully over the Shadow Insurance. 

It also came with a little pot of Glamour Dust Glitter in Nude Beam which is a beautiful golden champagne colour. As for the mascara, I still haven't given that a try yet. I've heard lots of good things about it, but the size of the wand really puts me off. I'll let you all know what I think once I've given it a try!

Too Faced Stardust By Vegas Nay Palette Review and Swatches
Too Faced Stardust By Vegas Nay Palette Review and Swatches
I love Too Faced eyeshadows, with the Chocolate Bar Palette being my absolute favourite. I liked that this palette contained wearable shades and that there's so many different looks you could create with this palette, and all the colour work really well together. 

Whilst swatching the shades, I can't say I was overly impressed, but once I actually applied them to my eyes with a brush I was relieved to find them better. Whilst I can't say I think this palette is the best, most of the shades were soft and easily bendable with the exception of a few.

Chandelier - A warm toned white with a satin finish 
This is the perfect brow bone highlight, although you can hardly see it on my ghostly skin! It's buttery soft and very easy to blend.

Millennial - A warm peachy brown with matte finish 
I've used this a my transition shade a few times now, and I'm really loving it. I love warm toned shadows which lean on the more peach side, so this is perfect for me!

Girl's Night - An orange toned dark brown with a matte finish 
Another beautiful warm matte shade, you can't go wrong with them! This shade leans slightly on the red side, and works beautifully in the crease. The pigmentation isn't the best, but the formula is beautifully soft and you can just build up the colour.

#Selfie - A warm peachy white with a shimmery metallic finish 
Whilst I feel like the name just doesn't work with this, the hashtag annoys me and what does the colour have to do with a selfie? The actual shade is perfect as an inner corner highlight. It's buttery soft and easy to blend.

Showgirl - A warm coppery gold with metallic finish 
This is one of my favourite colours in the palette. It's such a beautiful smooth and buttery soft shimmery copper gold, and looks beautiful all over the lid.

Jackpot -  A warm dark brown with gold glitter it
This shade was a bit of a let down. Whilst the pigmentation was okay, it's very chalky and had a lot off fall out. I can't see myself reaching for this colour a lot.

Too Faced Stardust By Vegas Nay Palette Review and Swatches
Too Faced Stardust By Vegas Nay Palette Review and Swatches
Pink Pearl - A cool toned light metallic pink
This is a very pigmented beautiful pink that looks really nice on the inner corner. It has a lovely buttery soft texture and is easy to work with.

The Strip - A warm shimmery pinky mauve 
This is actually the shade that really drew me into this palette. It reminds me of my beautiful and well loved By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Misty Rock, and the pair look beautiful together! Whilst it isn't very pigmented, the colour is buildable the desired colour.

Follow Me - A pearly violet with blue undertones 
I feel like I own a million colours similar to this, so I can't say I'm overly amazed by it. It hasn't got the best pigmentation and does lean on the more chalky side.

Double Tap - A warm burgundy brown with subtle shimmer
I've worn this in my crease a few times and it's a lovely shade. The shimmer doesn't transfer onto the eye, or not that I've noticed anyway! It blends really well and adds the perfect warmth to the crease.

Golden Nugget - A sparkly gold
I wore this heavily on my inner corner for my mums birthday party and it looked beautiful. It's the perfect gold without leaning on the orange side. Very soft and lovely texture, and incredibly pigmented.

Sin City - A matte black
This was probably the most disappointing out of all the shadows. It felt rather chalky and wasn't as pigmented as I'd expect from a Too Faced shadow.

As you can tell from my review, I have mixed feelings towards this palette. Most of the colours were really nice and pigmented, but some really did let me down. Would I recommend this palette? I'm undecided, I just feel like there's a lot better and more accessible palettes on the market.

Hope you enjoyed this post, I know this post is rather picture heavy but this palette comes in various parts!

Have you tried this palette?

Samm
xo



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3 comments

  1. I'm in love with the shades! Such a pretty palette x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

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  2. I'm so in love with this palette and desperately want it. I can't believe you managed to get your hands on it. It's so beautiful xx

    Kate | A British Sparkle

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  3. This is a beautiful palette, it's a shame that some of the shades don't perform too well. I just ordered the Christmas set from the Too Faced website and can't wait to receive it! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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