Too Faced Glitter Bomb Palette Review & Swatches

Let me start off expressing how much I LOVE glitter, I was so excited when I saw that Too Faced was coming out with a palette exclusively for glitter. Don’t get me wrong I love a variety of mattes to add dimension to the eyelid but glitter and shimmer is what always draws me to any look. Sooooo I just had to get this palette despite the limited and somewhat negative reviews.

This palette has a total of 8 glitter shades, mainly cool tones. The blue and purple shades in this palette are stunning and is perfect for a pop of color for the summer season. The white and black shades on the sides are used as a base to make the glitter colors pop. Below are swatches with and without the bases, you pretty much need to use the base if you want the colors to show up as they truly appear in the palette.

The first time I attempted to use this palette I used it without glitter glue and it honestly looked like loose sparkly particles rather than actual glitter. So the next day I raced over to Ulta to purchase glitter glue after watching the Too Faced tutorial on how to actually use the palette, which was a fail on my part for not following instructions. That same night I was so excited to give it another shot and it made a HUGE difference. There was actual pigment, it was extremely shimmery and stood out with the base on my eyes.

I’m not a fan of the lightest colors in the palette, it didn’t really stand out on my eyes even with the base (“fairy dust, rosé all day & confetti”)  I tried “work it” with the white base and it looked great, I also tried it with the black base and that made it really stand out. The other shades are absolutely gorgeous with the black base, my favorites are “glitter goals, splash & hot damn.” The gold-ish shade in here worked out very well and gave off tons of pigment.

The fact that I leaned more towards the cooler shades in this palette surprised me, I always go for the warm tones shades and glittery pinks for the lid but this palette broadened my horizons. The light shades may work out well for some but for me it personally didn’t pan out. There is nothing wrong with these shades at all, they are beautiful and am sure people love them.

FINAL THOUGHTS:

Is it really worth it? For a solid $45 I don’t believe it’s worth it if money is tight. I’m not saying it’s a miss but it’s not a hit like I thought it would be. I find that most people are disappointed rather than just not liking it all together. I think the name is a little misleading, even with the glitter glue primer and bases the colors aren’t a true glitter to me, but is rather highly pigmented shimmer shades with small glitter particles. I think if you are a true shimmer lover and wanted to step up your shimmer game and loved every shade in this palette, this would be for you.

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No base or flash
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Base with flash
bright base
Brightening base (white)

I know the bright base is only for the lighter colors but I wanted give it a shot!

dark base
Intensifying base (black)

I know the intensifying base is only for the darker colors but I wanted to give it a shot!

space look
“Fairy dust, rosé all day, work it, hot damn, splash & glitter goals.”
blue:brown
“Oh it’s on, splash & glitter goals.”

 

Watch the application of all shades in action below! 

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NEW Urban Decay Naked Heat Review & Swatches

Urban Decay is famous for their Naked line of eyeshadow palettes and are considered the best shadows on the market. Many people are left wondering if the hefty price tag of $54 is worth it. All Urban Decay palettes come with 12 shades, the original and second Naked palettes are filled with everyday neutrals while the third is full of gorgeous pink and purple shades with both cool and warm toned colors. The Naked Smokey palette is perfect for a night out, so what makes the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette stand out?

It’s full of warm toned shades of burnt oranges, light and deep reds, siennas, burgundies and the perfect crease shade “sauced” which is light brown with a tint of orange. On the rare occasion I’m not using this palette, I always go back in to use “sauced, cayenne and en fuego” as crease and transition shades.  This is the go-to palette for any day or night look. The blend-ability is out of this world, you can do a dramatic look in a matter of minutes. It blends like a dream and cuts the time in half, leaving you with an amazing look that will make you stand out from the crowd. Another reason I love this palette is because it has ZERO fallout, so you can do your face makeup first and not worry about a mess at the end.

If I had a dream palette it would be the Urban Decay Naked Heat, it’s perfect for summer and fall. I’m positive the reds will look great during the Winter season as well. So is it worth it? YASSSS! Even on a budget, saving for this palette is well worth it. I will definitely use this more than 54 times and knowing I can get quality results in a matter of minutes when running late puts my mind at ease. If you are having doubts, shove them away because the hype is for a reason!

Here are some swatches with and without flash, I also added the first look I did with this.

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Thanks loves, XO

Mariah Michelle ❤