I’ve been curious about the Too Faced eyeshadow formula for awhile but none of their palettes interested me enough to pay the higher price tag, that is, until now. They recently released a few mini palettes for the fall/holidays and I fell in love with the Salted Caramel Mini Palette. That’s what I’m talking about today but I also bought the Gingerbread Spice Mini Palette and I’ll have a review up for it *hopefully* in a few weeks.
The Salted Caramel Mini Palette is $27.00 and contains eight shades: three mattes, two metallics, one duochrome and one matte with glitter. It is lightly scented with what is supposed to be caramel but in my opinion, it smells like vanilla or marshmallows. Let’s talk pros and cons!
- All of the shades work perfectly. They all blend easily and have very little fallout. I wouldn’t say the mattes are the most pigmented but they are buildable and this makes them easier to work with.
- The packaging is a sturdy, weighted tin with a metallic closure and mirror.
- The shades, while not unique, are perfect for the fall season.
- The pink to gold duochrome shade, Toffee, feels very out of place in this palette. It’s more on the cool toned side and I just don’t feel that it meshes well with any of the other shades except the deepest matte, Make Me Melt. I would have preferred to have a red or orange toned duochrome.
- I personally don’t care about this but the micro glitters in the shade Caramel Apple blend away and aren’t noticeable on the eyes.
- The shades Drizzle It and Caramel Apple look almost identical on the eyes. Caramel Apple is a fraction deeper but once you blend them, they look the same. This was very disappointing to me since this is a $27.00 palette with only eight shades. In this small of a palette I need everything to do something different.
- This is definitely a me thing but I was slightly disappointed with how faint the scent is in this palette.
Swatches & Shade Descriptions:
These eyeshadows do have names but no shade descriptions on the website. I will describe them the best I can. I’ll be going from left to right, top row to bottom row.
- Ooey Gooey– matte cream
- Golden Sugar– metallic copper
- Drizzle It– matte burnt orange with brown undertones
- Caramel Apple– matte deep burnt orange with gold micro glitter
- Butter Me Up– metallic bronze
- Soft & Chewy– matte orange with brown undertones
- Toffee– duochrome pink to gold
- Make Me Melt– matte deep brown with burgundy undertones
I created two looks using primarily this palette alone. I always use the Profusion Eyeshadow Primer and set my primer with a cream colored shade. When explaining the looks, I will go in the order of the swatches on my wrist; left to right and top to bottom. You can click on the pictures to see them better. Since these eyeshadows do have names, I won’t be describing where they are in the palette or what they look like.
I used every shade in the palette for this look. I really liked the way it turned out but I wish there would have been a noticeable difference between Drizzle It and Caramel Apple.
- I set my primer with Ooey Gooey.
- I blended Soft & Chewy above my crease, near my brow bone.
- I blended Drizzle It lightly in my crease and up into Soft & Chewy.
- I blended Caramel Apple into my crease and smudged it on my lower lash line underneath Make Me Melt.
- I blended Make Me Melt into the outer V of my crease and applied it onto the outermost edge of my lid. I also smudged it on my lower lash line.
- I applied Golden Sugar on my lid.
- I applied Butter Me Up in my inner corner.
- I applied Toffee lightly on my browbone.
I wouldn’t call this a full look but I really wanted to try out Toffee and I just didn’t like the way it looked with any of the other shades. I didn’t use a primer so it did crease but that is normal for me. I used a highlighter in my inner corner.
- I applied Toffee all over the lid and lightly blended it up into the crease.
- Detail Crease Brush
- Tapered Blending Brush
- Flat Eyeshadow Brush
- Small Angled Brush
- Smudge Brush
- Eye Crease Brush
- Blending Brush, I used this brush to blend out the edges.
If you are curious about any of the other products on my face, you can find these looks in my recent posts on Instagram.
Do I recommend this palette? Eh, maybe on sale. It’s pretty and the quality is great but it’s just not exactly what I wanted it to be. If I had paid $15.00 for it than yeah, I’d recommend it but I can’t at the full price. Did you pick up this palette or do you plan to? Let me know! Thanks for reading and have a great day!