What's Up? Watt's Up? I have an oldie but goodie for you today! Remember when a couple of my blog buddies & I won Benefit's Let's Be #Curlfriends Contest (here and here)? Well, I came across a couple of products I won ... but never tried or reviewed! One is Benefit's Watt's Up! Benefit came out with Watt's Up (soft focus highlighter) waaaaayyyyy before (in a galaxy far away) highlighters & illuminators were cool. I always thought it was interesting, but never knew what to do with it (so therefore I didn't buy it)? LOL Well now since I understand highlighters, illuminators & strobing ... I GET Watt's Up! Watt's Up comes in a solid, stick form! This makes it portable & great for travel! I say that, because for the past 2 years we've been inundated with both powder & liquid highlighters, illuminators & strobing products. In 2017, I've been seeing a switch to solid/stick products. Have you noticed? Ahhh, everything always comes full circle...both in fashion & beauty! So we know highlighters, are all about that GLOW! This is a CHAMPAGNE GLOW! It can be placed on top or beneath makeup. I had a sample of this, but THE BIG SIZE you see here is double-ended! Highlighter on one end. Blending sponge on the other end. I found the blending sponge to only work well for small areas (nose, cupid bow, under eyebrows). I used a beauty blender for my cheeks. I love Watt's Up! I think it's definitely (as Benefit says...) turns on the WATT for your face!
Too Faced Sweet Peach Glow Highlighting Palette $42 - Supersweet
I really love this palette! It contains (L-R) a highlighter, blush and contour shade. All of the shades make for a soft & pretty look. They really blend well together and this palette will be great leading into Spring & Summer. It's light. It's fresh. The only problem I have is that the contour shade will not work for darker skin tones. I feel Too Faced should've added two contour shades to this palette (one for lighter & darker skin tones). Many understandably felt left out because of this. Even for me, the contour shade is light ... but I can get away with it. I think all three look pretty on me.
I'm wearing the contour (perimeter of my face & nose), highlight (nose, cheeks & cupids bow) & blush (cheeks) in all three pictures below. I'm also wearing Papa Don't Peach lip gloss.
Too Faced Papa Don't Peach Blush $30 - Sweet
Too Faced Papa Don't Peach Blush was brought back from the ARCHIVES! I didn't know that until I read the products description. It's a bronzy (to me shimmering) peach blush, that can be used on the apples of the cheeks. I use to avoid shimmering blushes like the plague, because anything shimmery will highlight an area. And if you have (like I use to) acne or blemishes on your cheeks ... you don't want to add shimmer LOL My skin is much better now and I like this effect. I think the only other shimmering blush I have is Love Lust by Tom Ford. I'm more comfortable with the blush above, but this created a nice healthy peachy glow. I'm wearing Poppin Peach on my lips.
Too Faced Sweet Peach Creamy Peach Oil Lip Gloss $19 in
(L-R) Papa Don't Peach, Peach Tease and Poppin Peach - Sweet
Lip Gloss! Let's get to the nitty-gritty! The formula for this lip gloss is superb! It has a different feel from any lip gloss I've ever tried. It's lightweight. It's creamy. It's hardly sticky. The colors proved to be very soft & wearable on me, but I have to warn you ... these lip glosses look different on everyone! On some they look horrid and others very nice. Out of the 8 offered, I felt only these would work for me. So swatch them in store. I love the peach candy scent. I'm kind of not liking the little faces on the peaches. LOL I love the peach, but just not the faces. Many have complained that Too Faced is getting a little childish with their packaging. I love cute, but not kiddie. LOL So I have to agree.