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— January 29, 2014 —

TOO FACED Beauty Blogger Darlings

The Beauty Blogger Darlings set was created by Too Faced to feature the four most loved products by the brand's favorite beauty bloggers and vloggers. It's rather cool to see a brand, like Too Faced, appreciate the beauty community and pay attention to what our favorite products are.

Too Faced Beauty Blogger Darlings retails for $20 USD ($25 CAD) and includes Chocolate Soleil Bronzer (0.14 oz.), Primed & Poreless Face Primer (0.17 oz.), Better Than Sex Mascara (0.17 oz.) and Shadow Insurance Eye Shadow Primer (0.17 oz.)

Chocolate Soleil Bronzer is said to combine the natural, therapeutic effects of real cocoa powder with their signature bronzing pigments to create a unique matte bronzer that neutralizes red, evens out and enhances all skin tones.
Primed & Poreless Face Primer is said to be a one-of-a-kind makeup primer that was scientifically formulated to wear alone or under powders for a look of flawless skin without makeup.
Better Than Sex Mascara is said to be smudge-proof and have all day wear. 
Shadow Insurance Eye Shadow Primer is a silicone based eye shadow primer. It is a soothing formula that evens out skin tones, smooths lines and creates a barrier between the oils of your skin and makeup. It is said to protect against fading, creasing, melting, blurring, oil slicked and hard-to-blend eye shadow accidents.

This set features all of Too Faced most loved products, so you expect it to be good! The inside of the box features quotes about the products from real beauty bloggers and vloggers -- I loved this! The set are all miniature (deluxe) sized products, perfect if you've never tried Too Faced products before!

Chocolate Soleil Medium/Deep Matte Bronzer 2/5
The packaging is cute, but the look reminds me of plastic play-makeup you'd have as a kid -- this isn't necessarily a bad thing! The product has a chocolate scent to it, more of a Nesquik cereal chocolate than a cocoa. Perhaps it was this particular one, or the fact it's a sample size but I found the formula to be very light, hard in the pan and chalky, but smooth when applied to the skin. I couldn't get the product to apply evenly and there was barely any pigmentation. It took many swipes and pats to get my swatch to show. I feel as though I'm missing something as it claims to be a most-loved product.
Primed & Poreless Face Primer 4/5
The product is a nude shade straight out of the tube, but goes on transparent once blended into the skin. It's smooth and does brighten the skin. I almost prefer it over my Make Up For Ever Primer which says something! The product isn't moisturizing but it does cover dry patches. This primer appears to be a silicone based product, so beware if your skin is easily irritated or breaks out.
Better Than Sex Mascara 5/5
This mascara is currently my favorite, my go-to! It adds length, fullness, volume and leaves your lashes feeling flexible. It is buildable, has all day wear, doesn't flake or budge... it's just all around great! I feel as though my lashes also become slightly curled with this mascara, but I feel it has to do with the brush over the formula.
Shadow Insurance Eye Shadow Primer 5/5
The packaging is a standard tube, take the cap off and squeeze the product out -- nothing special. As I've said before, a common problem I've had with the Shadow Insurance tubes is over time, the pinched end will slightly bust open and my product will dry out. The product itself is well-known and highly popular. The primer stops your eye shadows from fading, creasing or smudging, yup. My makeup has lasted well over +12 hours with this primer, it has always been my go-to!
Overall, this set is nice if you're a fan of, or want to try out Too Faced products. I would highly recommend Shadow Insurance and the Better Than Sex mascara. The face primer is also good if you're looking for a new primer, or just a skin brightener with no tint.

Available now from Too Faced

Too Faced Beauty Blogger Darlings

Too Faced Beauty Blogger Darlings

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil in Medium/Deep Matte Bronzer

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil in Medium/Deep Matte Bronzer

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil in Medium/Deep Matte Bronzer

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil in Medium/Deep Matte Bronzer Swatched

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Too Faced Primed & Poreless Face Primer

Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eye Shadow Primer

Shadow Insurance compared to full-sized tube

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer vs. Tarte Park Ave Princess

Can be purchased from Sephora Online, Sephora Stores and Too Faced.

Disclaimer: All products featured were purchased by me for personal use.