Too Faced Pretty Mess Collection Review and Swatches

Too Faced are my favourite highend brand and I’ve amassed quite the collection of Too Faced products over the years ever since I first discovered them 15 years ago. I have a whole drawer in my IKEA Alex Drawers dedicated to my Too Faced collection, and there’s just something so collectable about the brand. There are products in my collection which I don’t use anymore as they’re past their expiration date, but I still like to keep hold of them which I know might sound really strange but it’s just one of those brands for me just like how some people collect Chanel pieces. Whatever Too Faced launches, I’m on board (there’s only two brands I feel that way for; Too Faced and ColourPop) so I couldn’t wait to delve into the Too Faced Pretty Mess Collection as it’s the epitome of a sassy yet fun makeup collection which I’m sure will divide beauty addicts, but that’s what’s so fun about Too Faced.

Too Faced Pretty Mess Collection Review and Swatches
They don’t always necessarily go down the safe route with their collections like some brands do, and this collection is amazing from the packaging to the product and you can purchase the collection on the Too Faced Pretty Mess Collection as they ship to us here in the UK but it also launches in their beautiful Carnaby Street store on the 20th of February. How many brands do you know that will launch an highlighter named “How Many F*cks Do I Give?”. The Too Faced Pretty Mess Collection is in collaboration with Erika Jayne; an American TV star from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reality series. In addition to being a regular on TRHOBH, she’s also an actress, singer and author. I think this collection is cleverly done as it’ll obviously appeal to her loyal fans, but the products are something everyone can enjoy.

“Too Faced Co-Founder Jerrod Blandino partnered with his BFF, Dance Club Queen Erika Jayne to bring you the ultimate makeup collection full of fantasy, love, glamour, and fun! Together they have created these brand new custom products that capture her sexy spirit and transform her into iconic on-stage persona, Erika Jayne. Slip into your boss-lady alter ego and go from housewife to superstar with the rich, look-at-me colors and formulas she relies on. These products including an eye shadow palette, kissable body shimmer, highlighter, 2 lip kits, and a tinted edition of our iconic Lip Injection lip plumper are everything you need to master her over-the-top glamour for a look that says, “that’s right bitches, I’m ready.”

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Too Faced Pretty Mess Money Honey Highlighter – How Many F*cks Do I Give? High Impact Highlighter £25

If you don’t know who Erika is, a quick Google will show you how glam and beautiful she always looks with a blinding highlighter at all times so it totally makes sense that the collection would feature an highlighter. This is an highlighter powder packaged within a gorgeous gold foiled cardboard casing with a mirror within the lid, and the outside of the compact has the prettiest iridescent pink effect which features across the whole Too Faced Pretty Mess Collection  The highlighter pan features a raised dollar sign in the centre, and the powder was designed to impart a wet look glow to the skin. You can use the centre of the pan for a more golden glow, or by using a smaller brush you can concentrate on the bronze section too. When blending the two sections together, you get the most amazing light gold that looks so reflective on the skin without obvious shimmer. It’s one of the most wet look highlighters I’ve tried but it still somehow manages to look natural on the skin.

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Too Faced Pretty Mess Collection Pretty Mess Eyeshadow Palette £33

Too Faced eyeshadow palettes are always my favourite so I’m always thrilled whenever a new collection includes a palette as Too Faced eyeshadows are rarely ever disappointing. This palette was designed by both Jerrod Blandino and Erika Jayne, and I think it’s the most glamorous packaging I’ve seen on an eyeshadow palette – you couldn’t help but feel fancy when using this palette. Just like the highlighter, the inside is gold foil and the outside has the iridiscent pink packaging, and there’s a mirror within the lid except with the palette there’s a printed Erika Jayne autograph in pink. The palette includes twelve beautiful, beautiful shades chosen to create a natural Beverly Hills look through to a full glam look, like Erika’s onstage persona.

The twelve rectangular eyeshadow pans are laid out in an almost tiled design in three rows of four with an array of matte, shimmer, and glitter textures. I know some people will slate this palette as boring, but it’s anything but boring and the shades are exactly the kind of shades Erika wears. I love colourful shadows on other people but on an everyday basis or night out, I’m just not going to reach for a super vibrant palette. This palette however makes for the ultimate party palette thanks to the ultra intense glitter formulation that’s been created for ultimate sparkle without the fallout.

I love that the shades include mauves, golds, coppers and browns, and the matte shades have been chosen perfectly for creating a multitude of looks. I am so in love with the shades in this palette, they are incredibly pigmented, smooth and very blendable. The bottom row in particular are my favourite as there’s two foiled shades; Sextravagant and So Rodeo, as well as a foil shade laden with glitter; Worth It’s Weight, in addition to a deep, dark brown. I love the two duochrome shades; Queen E and Whatever, Who Cares?! and it’s fab how versatile this palette is with an even split of six buttery mattes and six shimmer, foil and glitter shades.

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Too Faced Pretty Mess Patt The Puss Kissable Body Shimmer £32

This is such a retro product and I love it. I definitely remember having a couple of  flavoured body powders so it’s fun that Erika designed one for this collection; could it be anymore of an extra product? This Body Shimmer is huge, I can’t believe how big the box is and you get 20 grams of powder. The packaging is made from cardboard with a golden base, and iridescent pink lid which lifts off to reveal a dollar sign shaped pattern for the holes so the powder can be tipped out. Nestled on the top of the sifter, there’s a huge baby pink coloured powder puff with sparkly glittery strap for slipping over your fingers for applying the powder to the skin. This Body Shimmer has a delicious sugar cookie scent with a rose gold colour for applying all over body for a goddess like glow, which smells as good as it tastes. Imagine how stunning this would look dusted over tanned skin on holiday?! You could totally use this as a face highlighter or eyeshadow, or even apply with a damp brush for a more foiled effect.

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Too Faced Pretty Mess Lip Injection Extreme – Painkiller Pink  £22

The Too Faced Lip Injection Lip Plumper is such an iconic Too Faced product, and was one of the very first products I tried from the brand. This product is not for the faint hearted as it’s one of the most effective lip plumpers you can buy, with a very noticeable plumping effect within minutes of application – it’s crazy how plumped it makes the lips. For the Too Faced Pretty Mess Collection, Erika turned the iconic Lip Injection Extreme the prettiest sparkliest pink and I can’t get over how sparkly it looks on the lips. The gloss delivers both immediate and long-term plumping actions thanks to scientifically proven advanced lip volumizing technologies. Once on the lips, not only does it plump the lips but it also hydrates, nourishes and increases the volume of the lips too. This particular shade would work for every skintone and is impressively pigmented for a gloss. The gloss has a translucent pink base with tonnes of pink sparkle which can be worn sheerly on the lips or built up for a super intense, sparkly pink lip.

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Too Faced Pretty Mess Polite Lips Color and Gloss Lip Kit £24

The last product I have to show you within the Too Faced Pretty Mess collaboration is one of the two lip kits within the collection. Lip kits have become so popular over the last two years and I’ve been willing Too Faced to make lip kits as their lip liners are fab, and their lipsticks are some of my favourite. Erika has created the Polite Lips Kit and the DSL Lip Kit, and it’s the Polite Lips Kit I have to show you. I think this lip kit might be my top favourite product from the collection alongside the palette, and hopefully you can see why – look how pretty it is.

The kit contains a Polite Lips Housewife Pink Lip Liner in the most amazing gold metal casing and has to be the most luxurious lip liner in my collection. It’s a twistable, mechanical lip liner pencil with an handy sharpener within the base. To use alongside the lip liner you also get the Polite Lips Polite & Pretty Lip Gloss. The lip liner is the perfect nude pink and the gloss has a peachy pink base with lots of beautiful golden and pink sparkle. It’s pretty opaque for a lip gloss and the sparkle suspended within the gloss catches the light beautifully. The gloss doesn’t have a noticeable scent but it’s remarkably comfortable on the lips, and lasts for around three hours before touch ups are needed.

The Too Faced Pretty Mess collection won’t be for everyone which is one of the reasons I like Too Faced as much as I do. They can create cute collections like the Sweet Peach collection but they also have a fun side, and that’s exactly what this collection is – fun. I like how girly the overall collection is, and the gold and iridescent pink aesthetic gets my vote. This limited edition collection is visually appealing but the products themselves are fantastic too so in my eyes it’s a fabulous collection and I’m a big, big fan.

I’d love to know which product from the Too Faced Pretty Mess Collection is your favourite?


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