I’ve been playing around with some key pieces from the new, unicorn-inspired Too Faced Life’s a Festival collection, and I wanted to share them with you. There’s no doubt that this makeup is aesthetically pleasing, but is it any good? When I first saw this collection, I fell in love. Who could resist that packaging?! I did, however, think it was an odd time of year for Too Faced to be releasing it. This is definitely more of a fun, whimsical makeup collection, as opposed to one for everyday wear; so I would have thought an early summer release would have been more appropriate, and the right time for festival goers to pick up some cute pieces too.
I’ve been testing our four key items in the collection for the past couple of weeks. My favourite is definitely the Rainbow Strobe Rainbow Effect Highlighter* (£25 from Cult Beauty). This isn’t my first foray into the world of rainbow highlighters and I do love them in the summer months of the year. They can really lift a very simple makeup look and turn it into something more interesting, with the subtle shifts in shade. This highlighter is very pretty, but it is noticeably glittery, so it’s not as smooth or natural-looking as others i’ve tried. If you like a really glittery highlight, however, I think you’ll like this. I’ll definitely keep hold of it and bring it out in the sunny months of the year, as I do love the effect it gives.
I’ve also been trying out the Unicorn Dreams Unicorn Horn Mystical Effects Highlighting Stick* (£22 from Selfridges). This cream highlighter is shaped like a unicorn’s horn and looks incredibly cute. It gives a beautiful rose gold with hints of pink, pearlescent, highlight to the skin too. It’s a highlighter that really pops, but still blends in to look natural. This, I think, is an item in the collection that is very much suitable for everyday wear, so it will be staying in my makeup bag for the time being. There is also a blue version of this highlighter in the collection.
The other two products that I’ve been trying out are lip products, and they are definitely only for the brave, or like the collection’s name suggests, those at a festival. The Too Faced Unicorn Tears La Creme Mystical Effects Lipstick* (£18 from Cult Beauty) is a pale blue irridescent shade, with a purple shift. This lipstick also comes in three other magical shades – pale pink and white Angel Tears, pink and coral Fairy Tears, and purple and green Mermaid Tears. Unicorn Tears isn’t a very flattering colour on my pale skin (even although it’s supposed to adjust to each individual’s colourings) and it isn’t a shade that I would ever think about wearing, even at a festival. The formula, however, is lovely and creamy, and the colour-shifting technology does look quite cool.
The Too Faced Fairy Tears Magic Crystal Tranforming Lip Topper* (£16 from Cult Beauty) is an irridescent coral-pink shade. On its own, on my pale lips, this does look at lot more wearable than you might imagine from seeing it in the tube; however, it doesn’t have a slightly milky-looking finish to it that I don’t like. I’m going to try wearing this over a pink lipstick, as I think that could work quite well. These Lip Toppers do come in the other 3 lipstick shades also, but this is definitely the most wearable shade in this gloss formula. To wear either of the lip products in this collection, you really do need to have very smooth, exfoliated lips (which I don’t in these swatches), as both formulas will really cling to and highlight any dry or flaky areas.
Also in the collection, which I haven’t tried, is a 12-shade eyeshadow palette, shaped like a rainbow and full of bright, colourful shades; a rainbow-effect Strobing Brush; a Unicorn Tears Bronzer; a Bottle of Unicorn Tears Liquid Highlighter Drops (which are a pearlescent silver shade with a blue shift); and a Festival Refresh Spray that will set your makeup and give you a pearlescent glow. This collection is designed to be fun, and for those who don’t take their makeup too seriously. It’s definitely more of a collection for the summer months of the year, when most of the festivals happen anyway, but it does have some everyday wearable pieces in it. The packaging is so cute, you should just buy it for that anyway.
This post contains press samples, but all opinions are my own.
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