9 Jun 2015

Too Faced Sugar Pop summer brights eye shadow palette - review, swatches and three looks

I've been collecting Too Faced palettes for years, and I really do mean years - anyone else remember those quickie chronicles palettes (google images remembers naturally)?  They were one of my first serious makeup obsessions, and possibly the first palettes I ever bought.  I'm slightly ashamed to say that I still have them stashed away in a box, just for hoarding purposes!  The love affair continued with the chunkier boxed palettes like the naked eye and smoky eye (dodgy carpet photography courtesy of moi circa 2011) and then everything moved on to those slimmer and much more practical tins - I think my first one of those was 'boudoir eyes'.  Ahh makeup memories - yes I am a palette fiend - I really must make it a priority to do the 'pefect palette tag', it was clearly made for me!  

Skip ahead many more years than you'll ever get me to confirm or deny since my first Too Faced palette purchase, and those guys are still knocking it right out of the park with beautiful new collections of thoughtfully paired (trio-ed?) shades with pretty little themes.  The macaron adorned Sugar Pop palette is a veritable candy shop of colour, bursting with super sweet shades that are just perfect for spring / summer. 

These conveniently sized tinned palettes are nice and sturdy for travel, and come with a mirror in the lid, as well as suggestions for how to wear the colours which have been cleverly curated into three distinct looks, although of course you can use them all however you like and mix it up if you're a bit of a rebel.  

The palette has a mix of both matte and shimmer finishes, and like most Too Faced shadows I've tried, all of the shadows have a blendable, buildable texture with a good amount of pigmentation.  

Being a self-confessed neutral makeup loving bore, the Too Faced Sugar Pop palette is a leap or two out of my colour comfort zone, but as the palette mixes wilder shades with some safer options, even a wimp like me can get a lot of use from it.  Mostly following the colour combinations Too Faced intended, I've tried out three looks with the palette.

Sweet and spicy (the top row of the palette) - here I'm wearing rock candy all over, macaron lightly blended across the lid and malted milk ball softly blended into the crease, plus black liquid liner.  I could have built the peach shade macaron up a lot more, but this muted version is a much more wearable look for me.  I'd never normally reach for an orange type shade for my eyes, but really love how this turned out - it's like a summer version of my standard brown smoky eye.  

Sugar plums (middle row) - I'm wearing a mix of strawberry ice and blackberry all over the lid with sugared violet to line the top and bottom lash line.  The shade strawberry ice was probably a mistake for me all of the lid, as it's very pale and shimmery, which doesn't necessarily suit me, but I blended in the matte shade blackberry, and suddenly I had a much more forgiving lilac shade.  I intensified the crease with a bit more blackberry, and then lined my eyes with the gorgeous sugared violet, which I applied wet with an angled brush to get a more intense colour.  

Candy coated (bottom row) - I wasn't quite brave enough for bubblegum pink,  which is the only colour in the palette I didn't try out, so I wore peach fuzz all over the lid and then applied blue raspberry wet as a liner all around the eyes, smudging it out on the bottom lash line.  Although I often stick to neutrals, turquoise liner is a trick I pull out of the bag now and again in summer as it gives me a completely unexpected look which I think stands out rather well next to brown eyes and hair.  Blue raspberry is a bit greener and slightly bolder than I'd usually try, and I absolutely love it.  

The Too Faced Sugar Pop palette costs £32 and is available now from Debenhams.  

Would you wear these shades?  Which colour trio is your favourite?



  1. Wow the last look looks amazing on you. The first one is really nice too and i am a lover of rather neutral eyes too but the last one surprised me that much that i had to mention it. Now i really want to try turquoise too even though i am sure it won't look as great as on you.

  2. Such a gorgeous palette, I love the mix of bright shades and how cute is the outer packaging x

    Beauty with charm

  3. This palette is so pretty and looks amazing on you! The packaging is adorable too!

    allthatshimmers.co.uk xo

  4. What a gorgeous palette! I love the look of that green liner, it looks amazing on you! I so want this palette! xx

    Gemma ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

  5. Absolutely beautiful palette! Another to add to the wishlist! Love the looks you've created! xx


  6. I love the look of this palette, but the colorful shades are too cool for me (not that I can wear very warm shades, either. Lol). My favorite Too Faced palette is the "Boudoir Eyes" one!


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