Thursday, October 1, 2015

Too Faced Star Dust by Vegas Nay Palette - Swatches & First Impressions


Wow! it's been a super long time since I've had the opportunity to sit down in front of the computer to work on a post...or anything, really.  I haven't been purchasing much beauty products in the last month (or more), and believe it or not, but I haven't been doing my nails hardly at all either so no nail posts to share.  September was filled with lots of prepping for our cruise, then travelling, and as soon as we got home I woke up the next day super sick with major sinus drainage.  I'm still on the congested side nearly 2 weeks later but I do have most of my energy back.  Yay!

So my major unnecessary beauty purchase of the month of September was the Too Faced Star Dust by Vegas Nay palette, which I picked up just a couple of days ago.

I did some quick swatches when I got home from helping my grandmother with her fall cleaning today.  Forgive my scratched up and dried out hands; I've been neglecting putting lotion on.  For my swatches, I did not use any primer and only used a dry napkin to wipe off the colors.  I didn't really have to build up any of the swatches, I just smoothed out a couple.
Girl's Night has a drier texture than Chandelier and Millennial, which are both nice and creamy.
Jackpot also has a slightly drier texture than #selfie and Showgirl.  Jackpot contains a fair amount of slightly chunky gold glitter that will probably be a fall-out issue; I was able to just blow a bunch of the glitter off my hand.
Pink Pearl has an almost frosty look; Follow Me swatched on the chunky side and will probably require some building or a sticky/colored base on the eye to make the shade more vibrant. The Strip has finely milled glitter that doesn't seem to have fall-out, at least in swatching.
I did go over Double Tap (swatched on the more sheer side) twice when swatching to see if it would build up closer to the shade in the palette, which it did. Golden Nugget feels ever so slightly drier than other shades in the palette. Sin City is a nice matte black.  
Glamour Dust Glitter Pigment in Nude Beam - one swipe, no primer/glitter glue.  Super pretty but will definitely be prone to fallout without any glitter glue.  I do wish that rather than, or in addition to, the Shadow Insurance deluxe sample, Too Faced had included their Glitter Glue as a sample.  The last deluxe sample included is the Better Than Sex Mascara, which I have not tried.

In the palette, there are only four matte shades: Chandelier, Millennial, Girl's Night and Sin City.  Chandelier is on the more satin spectrum of the matte finish.  Double Tap has a super fine shimmer in it, but I'm thinking it will appear more matte on the eye.  I think Jackpot is the only actual eyeshadow that looks like it will have glitter fallout since the other "shiny" shades are more metallic rather than glittery.

All in all, I'm happy with my purchase of the Star Dust palette and think it's a great value at $45 (Ulta exclusive - it's sold out on Too Faced's site).  So if this is something that interests you, check your local Ulta or Ulta's site.  If you're curious, after seeing initial reviews on Too Faced's holiday collection, I'm happy I bought this and will be skipping the rest of the eyeshadow palettes.  However, I am really thinking about picking up the Melted Kisses & Sweet Cheeks set from Sephora.

Is the Star Dust by Vegas Nay Palette/kit something that interests you?  Are you planning on picking up any Holiday 2015 Too Faced items?

**all items purchased by me
**my opinions are my own
**not sponsored/affiliated

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