Hi everybody! I decided to take a break from my pin-up looks and give an old palette some new attention. I recently re-discovered my Too Faced "French & Fabulous" palette, which looks like it debuted as a limited edition palette for Holiday 2009. I honestly can't remember much about it; I believe my mom gave it to me as a Christmas gift. I don't think I gave it the love it deserved at the time, and when I unpacked all of my makeup after my most recent move, I stumbled upon it. It's actually a really nice little set, with six eyeshadows that range from neutral to bright, and two bronzers. It seems to have a bronzed pink color scheme, and a lot more bright pink than I usually wear! However, I was in a girly mood, and wanted to do a bolder look than I have been lately. The powders and eyeshadows are very pigmented and very finely milled, although a couple of the eyeshadows have relatively gritty glitter in them. Not a problem, in and of itself, but I know that's not some people's cup of tea, and I thought it was worth mentioning. I actually own a compact of Pink Leopard Bronzer all on its lonesome, but I can't find it, which is originally why I pulled out this palette; I was excited to at least be able to use the mini in here!
I should mention before we move forward that after I took all of these pictures and had been wearing the look for awhile, I decided to tweak it a bit, which is why I've got a remix in here to show you all as well! This is what I ended up with on my first try:
And here's what I used:
Face: Clinique Redness Solutions Face Base, MAC Pro-Longwear concealer, MUFE Face & Body makeup, Smashbox luminizing lotion in Flash, The Body Shop Bronzer in 01, Guerlain Meteorites Perles D'azur, NYX blush in taupe, Too Faced Pink Leopard Bronzer, Too Faced Snow Bunny Bronzer, Too Faced eyeshadow in Mess in a Dress.
Eyes: NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base, Too Faced eyeshadows in Totally Toasted Brown, Totally Toasted Beige, Poodle Puff Raisin, Poodle Puff Pink, Mess in a Dress, and Ooh and Aah Black, Urban Decay 24/7 pencil liner in Ransom and Midnight Cowboy, Urban Decay 24/7 Liquid liner in Revolver, Prestige My Biggest Lashes mascara, Prestige brow pencil, Anastasia brow gel in Caramel.
Lips: Cover Girl NaturLuxe gloss balm in Peony topped with BareMinerals gloss in Wild Honey.
Here are some more pictures of the palette, in case you're curious:
And here are some more shots of the look:
But wait! I told you I promised you a remix. I wasn't happy with the lip color, it felt too warm for the pinks that were on my eyes, so I changed it to Revlon's Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie. I also went back and added a bit more definition to the cat-eye shape that I did with the black eyeshadow, and pulled out the purple eyeliner (Ransom) on the bottom lash line.
Looking at them now, I don't think the first lip color "didn't match" like I originally thought, but the different pinks do give a very different "feel" to the overall look.
Which version do you prefer? Do you guys ever go back and revise a look after wearing it for a couple of hours? Does anyone else have the French and Fabulous palette? I'm glad I rediscovered it, I like it even more now than I did when I first got it!