Too Faced is turning 20 and has released a new collection to celebrate! I’ve been seeing pictures of this collection all over social media and the one thing I couldn’t wait to get my hands on was the Then & Now eyeshadow palette.
This palette was released a day early on the Sephora app and the first thing I did after my alarm went off in the morning was roll over and order this palette. I was a little hesitant because I hadn’t seen any swatches of the shadows but for me this was also a bit of a collectors item.
The packaging is pink glitter cardboard, although the glitter is embedded and will not flake off and be a mess. The front of the palette has the original Too Faced branding along with the current logo in the bottom corner. I think the logo change up is a really great touch and I LOVE the pink glitter packaging. I wouldn’t expect anything else from Too Faced.
The Then & Now palette has 20 shades with matte, pearl, and glitter finishes. The top row are the original 10 shades Too Faced released in 1998 reformulated in their current shadow formula. All top 10 shades are pearl/shimmer finishes, 5 of these shades do have larger glitter particles in them but those are easy to tap off if you don’t like that.
The bottom 10 shades are completely new Too Faced shadows that are inspired by the original 10 but re-imagined. There are 3 matte shades in the bottom row the rest are glitter or shimmer finishes.
The last shade in each row is a split pan, which honestly I don’t mind since I don’t use black shadow that often. There is also a large mirror inside.
This is a large palette. I would say that is the only con, if you don’t like larger palettes because they are harder to store or travel with then this is not for you. Here is the palette compared to the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette. It’s not messing around.
I love that the shade names play off one another. Like Pixie Dust and Lost Boys are both Peter Pan references. Lets get into some close ups. You can’t tell until you start swatching that Pixie Dust, Zsa Zsa, Trixie, Ice Queen and the black half of Ooh and Ahh have glitter pieces in them, here they look like pearl shades.
Swatched left to right (I accidentally did these backwards): Ooh & Ahh, Ice Queen, Villain, Trixie, Temper Temper, Zsa Zsa, Rizzo, Dirt Bag, Pixie Dust, and Twinkie. The only shade that doesn’t blow me away is Pixie Dust, it is a bit stiffer than the other shades so the color pay off isn’t as great, but I haven’t used it on my eyes yet and it might apply fine.
Swatched left to right: Glitter Donut, Lost Boys, NSFW, Gretchen, Reality Star, I Can’t Even, Gigi, Shady Bitch, Chill Out, and Ooh La La. Gretchen, I Can’t Even, Gigi, and the black half of Ooh La La are the only matte shades in the palette, the rest of the bottom row is glitter or pearl finishes. The only shade in this row that is a let down from the others is the champagne side in Ooh La La. This side barely shows up on my skin, but I could see it as being the perfect shade to subtly highlight the brow bone.
These glitter shades are so creamy, I hope Too Faced puts this formula in future palettes, I love it that much.
Since I got the palette on Friday I’ve only been able to create one look with it so far and I used the shades Gretchen, Gigi, Reality Star, Trixie and the silver from Ooh & Aah and they performed so well. The mattes blended beautifully and were so smooth. Trixie and the silver were pigmented and Reality Star is a gorgeous pink with almost no fallout (surprisingly!).
I’m so glad I got this palette. If you are a lover of make up or Too Faced then I highly recommend this palette as a collectors item. If you love color and glitter shades then I also recommend this palette. I don’t have a lot of shades like these in my collection so it fits in perfect. I will be doing more looks with this in the future so you can see it in action.
Do you own any make up items that are collectors pieces?