** This post was written by Fiona. She no longer blogs for Swatch And Learn. However, Mary still continues to blog and will be happy to reply to your comment. **
Let me just get this out of the way: I’m not a pixie, I’m not a pin-up, and I do not have wings of any sort. But I absolutely love Too Faced Enchanted Glamourland. And if you’re into sparkles, shimmers and pretty colors, I think you will like this palette, too!
I’m usually not a fan of fairytale designs, but something about the Too Faced Enchanted Glamourland palette just called out to me. What’s great is that it has shades for soft looks, as well as darker and richer colors for bolder looks. This makeup set has everything you need to bring out the Pixie Pin-up in you.
Too Faced Enchanted Glamourland Swatches & Pictures
*~* Too Faced La Vie en Rose Blush Swatches *~*
La Vie en Rose is a bright pink with soft glitter. It’s not very pigmented, so you’ll need to build up the blush color.
*~* Too Faced Snow Bunny Bronzer Swatches *~*
This shade is a very light latte color with some shimmer. It’s easy to work with, giving you a natural glow and not the fake-tan look!
*~* Too Faced Pillow Talk Glamour Gloss Swatches *~*
I was like WTF when I saw the frayed applicator tip, but thank goodness, it doesn’t affect the application. The gloss shade is a deep pink with some shimmer.
*~* Too Faced In The Buff, Soft Pink Exclusive, George & Weezie, Velvet Revolver & Honey Pot Swatches *~*
Row 1 of the palette:
- In The Buff & Soft Pink Exclusive – can hardly see them, but they might be good highlight colors for other skin tones
- George & Weezie – soft yellow with lots of shimmer
- Velvet Revolver – a soft matte brown
- Honey Pot – a rich, shimmery & yummy gold
*~* Too Faced Teddy Bear, Violet Exclusive, Boy Toy, Peach Fuzz & Turquoise Exclusive Swatches *~*
Row 2 of the palette:
- Teddy Bear – another matte brown (slightly darker than Velvet Revolver)
- Violet Exclusive – a beautiful & rich shimmery purple
- Boy Toy – a shimmery light pink with lots of brilliance, a big surprise like for me
- Peach Fuzz – great as a highlight as it sparkles, sparkles, sparkles
- Turquoise Exclusive – love this shimmery seafoamish blue/green color
*~* Too Faced Label Whore, Glamazon, Deep Plum Exclusive, Ooh & Aah & Stiletto Swatches *~*
Row 3 of the palette:
- Label Whore – my absolute favorite color: it’s a deep reddish brown with a turquoise blue shimmer… wow!
- Glamazon – a pretty, shimmery soft rose & champagne hybrid color
- Deep Plum Exclusive – deep grape color with electric blue sparkles… so gorgeous as shadow & as liner!
- Ooh & Aah – this clean, bright shimmery silver reminds me of the color of a spacesuit
- Stiletto – a classic matte black, but not entirely opaque; try lining your eyes with it over Label Whore for a nice shimmery peep-through surprise
- √ Highly pigmented shadows
√ Versatile looks
- Name: Too Faced Enchanted Glamourland
- What I Paid: $62 CAD
- What’s Included: 15 x 0.90g/0.03oz. Eye Shadows, 1 x 2.5g/0.08oz. La Vie en Rose Blush, 1 x 4g/0.14 oz. Snow Bunny Bronzer, Too Faced Shadow Insurance, Pillow Talk Glamour Gloss, 3 Get-the-Look Cards
- Where to Buy: Exclusive to Sephora in store & Sephora website
Too Faced Enchanted Glamourland Makeup Palette Review
First things first: the packaging is ah-mazing. I love how sparkly it is. The side has a magnetic closure with an image of a keyhole. It’s almost like you’re really delving into the secrets of the pixies!
Open it up, and there are three pop-up fairies guarding their tree of secrets. You get the first taste of their treasures with the La Vie en Rose blush and Snow Bunny bronzer. On the left side, there’s a pocket for 3 Get-the-Look Cards with makeup instructions for being a Forest Nymph, Flirty Fairy and Violet Femme.
On the right edge, there’s a pink pull tab for a drawer full of treasured eye shadows, a volumizing lip gloss and the famous Shadow Insurance! After I was stunned by the initial presentation, I got down to business with forming an opinion on every little aspect of this super set.
What I don’t like about the packaging is that the magnetic closure is a little weak. It closes, but the flap opens easily. Not a huge deal. But the second (and bigger) problem is that the drawer is kind of hard to close. I scraped Label Whore against the top of the slot. I was bummed that I wasted some of the shadow since it’s my fave color!
I like the variety of shades available. As I said earlier, the Too Faced Enchanted Glamourland Super Set doesn’t force you to only create pixie or fairy looks. Quite a few of the shades are edgier and not so soft.
You’ll find 4 exclusive shades to Too Faced Enchanted Glamourland – a Soft Pink, Violet, Turquoise and Deep Plum. Three of these are totally worth it, but I don’t like the soft pink one since it doesn’t show up on my skin.
Some of the colors are too similar for me. For instance, having Velvet Revolver or Teddy Bear is good, but not both. And In The Buff and the Soft Pink Exclusive might as well not exist!
The shadows in the Too Faced Enchanted Glamourland makeup set are quite pigmented. You don’t need a lot for a good saturation of color. They all applied smoothly, except for In The Buff and the Soft Pink Exclusive. They went on a bit chalky. Not a huge fan of these two.
Now onto the blush. This Too Faced blush isn’t as pigmented as I had expected, so if you want more color to show, you’ll definitely need to apply more. That said, it’s really good if you just want a pink hue to gently glow from the skin. The small sparkles help with the glow, too!
I don’t usually wear bronzer, but I like Snow Bunny. It has 4 colors, allowing you to adjust how dark, light or pink you want your bronzer to be. On me, it has a soft cafe color with shimmer – it really livens up the skin.
When I first opened the gloss, I was totally turned off by the stickiness. But after wearing it for a while, the stickiness goes away. Don’t worry – the gloss is still there. I would estimate it to last about 3 hours – not bad. The scent is kind of vanilla-y, but you’ll be more distracted by how it tastes. It tastes sort of like…fresh plastic. (No, I was not making a meal out of the gloss.) As for the volumizing claim, I don’t notice that big of a difference, but my lips are quite full to begin with. The thing I like is that it has a cooling effect rather than a hot and tingly feel as it “volumizes.”
I’m really happy that Too Faced included Shadow Insurance in this kit. I love this primer – it definitely helps the shadows go on easier with more saturation. (See my in-depth review of Too Faced Shadow Insurance.)
The Too Faced Enchanted Glamourland makeup set is great value. At first, I didn’t want to shell out $62 CAD, but you get a lot for that money…especially since the Shadow Insurance primer is full sized and not a travel size! I would say I love/like 11 out of the 15 shadows, so for me it’s a great deal.
Final Verdict: 9.3/10
There are a lot of limited-edition sets out there that are pricey because you’re just paying for the packaging. With Too Faced Enchanted Glamourland, you get the pretty presentation, but it offers a lot of substance, too!
The Too Faced Enchanted Glamourland palette is totally worth it. What do you think? Do you want to get your hands on a set?
This product was Fiona’s winner for the 2010 Best Dressed Award.