Hello fellow makeup nerds of the world, let the Force be with you today, even if it only is the makeup force 🙂 So as I was scrolling through Instagram the MOST beautiful palette I had ever seen waltzed across my screen, I bet you can guess which palette I’m talking about? Yes, no? Well it’s the Vegas Nay Too Faced Cosmetics Star Dust Palette. This palette is everything I had dreamed about, it features deep burgundys, a matte camel color, vibrant purples and stunning coppers and browns. I immediately knew I wanted to do a look with the purpley colors because everyone uses brown and gold, and I love purple on green eyes. So I did a glam smokey eye with this 12-shadow, $45 palette which is an Ulta Exclusive and will be in stores September 6th. The palette also included a sample of the Too Face Shadow Insurance Primer, Better Than Sex Mascara and their Loose Glitter Pigment in Nude Bean. Below is everything you need to know including swatches, product photos, a review and makeup look.
This product claims to be a $192 palette for only $45 dollars. Realistically this palette is priced in the ball park of most other palettes with this amount of shadows, except for the LORAC Pro Palettes which have 4 more shadows and retail for the same price. Compared to many of Too Faces’ other palettes these shadows are significantly larger and do include the samples. This palette also features colors that can go in quads so you know which shadows work best together.
The palette features four matte shades while the rest have shimmer or extreme sparkle. Surprisingly, the sparkle shades had better color pay off than the shimmer shades, which I thought were very meh. For me Jackpot and Showgirl, the bronze shades, were beautiful but I have similar colors in my Naked palette. Unfortunately, the colors I was lusting over, Follow me (vibrant purple), Double Tap (deep red-brown with violet shimmer) and The Strip (silver mauve) all took a bit to build up and The Strip had fallout. Millennial (matte warm brown) was really nice and so was #selfie (cream-white with silver shimmer). Sin City (matte black) wasn’t even close to the best black I have, LORAC’s reigns supreme, and took a while to build up, but blended nicely.
Overall for me this palette was a let down, I will definitely use it because I love the colors but the quality just wasn’t great. No shadow was buttery, they did apply nice with the primer, but I had to build up every shade I used up. I say if you have Urban Decay’s Naked 1 palette and the LORAC Pro Palette you really don’t need this unless you’re lusting over this color combo all in one palette. I don’t regret this purchase it’s just let me down a bit, but on the plus the Loose Glitter that came with is amazeballs. Overall I’d give this palette a 7/10.
Makeup Look and Details:
Primer: Smashbox Photoready Primer
Concealer: Naked Skin Concealer in Fair/Neutral
Brows: NYX Brow Pencil in Brunette, NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder in Brunette and L’Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper in Medium to Dark.
Eye Primer: Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer
- Crease: Millennial and Double tap (outer crease)
- Lid: The Strip, Pink Pearl with Too Faced Loose Glitter in Nude Bean applied on top with Fix + (I loved this glitter it applied easily without fallout and looked spellbinding) Sadly, it looks like Too Faced no longer sells the loose glitter alone.
- Outer V: Sin City
- Brow Bone: #selfie
- Lower lashline: Follow Me and a bit of Double Tap on the outer lashline
- Inner corner: Nude bean loose glitter
Lashes: L’Oreal Telescopic and Ardell Double Up Wispies
Powder and contour: Kat Von D Shade and Light Palette, used Sombre to contour my cheeks and nose, and Lyric to set.
Blush: Colourpop Cosmetics Supershock Cheeks in Mochi.
Highlight: Colourpop Highlighter in Teasecake with Becca Cosmetics x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop on top.
Lips: This was a bit of a fiasco, I couldn’t find a shade I liked so I mixed 3, sorry!! Anyway the lips were Jordana Rose Crush lipliner, Colourpop Lippie Stix in Skimpy, then Maybelline Creamy Matte Lust for Blush with Maybelline Color Blur in Berry Misbehaved.