If this is your first time visiting Curls N Pearls, it wont take you long to see that I’m a beauty junkie, and Sephora is one of my favorite places to feed the habit. Part of the reason I’m so drawn to Sephora is the Beauty Insider Program, where you earn points per dollar spent. But as with any loyalty program, sometimes the perks lack, and sometimes they’re great.
When I approached the checkout during a visit to Sephora this past weekend, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the 500-point perk was something I’d love to try: the Too Faced Naked Look Palette. Time to cash in!
According to Too Faced, “The ‘Naked Look’ kit contains an exclusive sampling of the most popular products from BEST-SELLING ‘How-To’ Kits!”
I’d quote the packaging further, but frankly it’s mostly fluff after this excerpt. The above statement and the name of the kit itself were all I needed to piqué my interest. A kit containing the company’s best-sellers and providing an easy-to-accomplish natural looking face sounds like a perk worthy of my 500 Beauty Insider points. (Especially after hoarding them for so long!)
The kit contains two eye shadows: a lighter/highlighter shade – Pink Cheeks, and a darker shade intended to define (by sweeping across the lower lash line and into the crease) – Lap Dance. (I know, cheesy, irrelevant names . . . but that’s the norm with makeup and nail polish, right?) I like both colors, but I would like this kit even more if it included a third in-the-middle shade. I’d prefer to apply Lap Dance to the lower lash line and outer third of the lid, and then blend a shade similar to Urban Decay’s Naked or Tease in the crease. That being said, the two colors already included in the kit blend well and are definitely enough. So, I’m just being picky here.
The Shimmer Veil is not what I’d consider to be a blush, although the kit instructs you to apply it to the apples of your cheeks and lightly on the forehead and chin for a naturally radiant glow. Which in my opinion, it does well. I think that adding blush on top of the Shimmer Veil would be too much, at least for my on-the-fair-side complexion.
Lastly, the kit rounds up nicely with two lip glosses. The first, Pink Swan, is a lighter shade intended to be applied to both the top and bottom lip. Too Faced recommends applying the darker shade, Air Kiss, to “highlight upper lip in a heart shape and lower lip in a crescent.” Curls N Pearls Tip: The consistency of the two glosses is VERY different – the lighter shade is much thicker and almost matte, similar to a balm – while the darker shade is much thinner, like a gloss, and delivers the shine.
If you’ve been sitting on some Sephora Beauty Insider points waiting for a worthwhile perk, I think your points would be well-spent on the Too Faced Naked Look Kit.