Too Faced’s Boudoir Eyes eyeshadow palette promises “soft and sexy” looks “for the bedroom and beyond.” Five of the shades are new (Fuzzy Handcuffs, Voulez-Vous, Garter Belt, Sugar Walls and French Tickler), while the other four (In the Buff, Satin Sheets, Lap Dance and Birthday Suit) are available in their Naked Eyes palette. Too Faced has one of the best eyeshadow formulas available, so I just hoped this new one would live up to its predecessors.
This palette absolutely lives up to Too Faced’s highest standards. Every single shadow is creamy, and so easy to work with. The color payoff is terrific, and they’re easy to blend but don’t sheer out when applied over other colors. Even the two colors which have some form of glitter performed well (Too Faced is one of the best at binding glitter into their pigments to avoid fallout). You can create dramatic or soft looks with these, and you don’t need great application skills or the best brushes on the planet to do it because the shadows themselves are just that good.
I wore these shades quite a few times, with and without primer. They wore very well without creasing, fading or moving around in any way, and I only had minimal glitter fallout one of the times I wore it without primer – but not any of the other times, so I consider that a fluke.
Boudoir Eyes is the best Too Faced palette I’ve ever tried. The only question is whether the colors are what you’re looking for. So…
Aside from hints of peach in Satin Sheets and Fuzzy Handcuffs, this is a cool neutral palette that leans toward purple and gray.
- In the Buff is a pale ivory matte.
- Satin Sheets is a very pale peach with golden shimmer and a satin finish.
- Birthday Suit is a deep neutral beige satin finish.
- Fuzzy Handcuffs is a brownish peach matte.
- Sugar Walls is a light mauve brown with silver micro-glitter. As I mentioned above, I’ve worn this shade with and without primer several times to test the glitter fallout. I got a tiny bit of fallout one of the times I wore it without primer, but even that was better than my usual experience with glitter. I am the queen of getting fallout with silver micro-glitter shadows, even with every trick in the book, so this was an excellent performance.
- Lap Dance is a gray violet shimmer finish.
- Voulez-Vous is a softened deep violet with cool undertones and a shimmer finish.
- Garter Belt is a deep matte taupe, equal parts gray and brown.
- French Tickler is very dark chocolate brown with gold micro glitter. I’ve never had any fallout with this color, with or without primer. For me, gold micro glitter is much less likely to fallout in general, but in this case it’s remarkable because I often wear it as a liner, and packing on powder with an eyeliner brush is one of the best routes to Fallout City. But it never, ever happens.
Boudoir Eyes comes with a Get The Look card, which is actually a foldout with three looks. As usual with Too Faced, the colors are laid out in three rows for three looks: Day, Classic and Fashion. The idea is that you apply the first pan from lashline to brow, apply the second on the lid and the third in the crease or outer corner – wherever you like a darker shade for contrast. That’s a good general guide.
You can also do a smoky eye by putting one of the darker colors at your lashline, smudging it into a medium color for the rest of the lid area and possibly into the crease, and highlighting the brow with one of the lighter shades.
One of the things I love about this palette is that I can actually do everything with it:
- Garter Belt makes a great eyebrow fill for me, and should work for many brow colors because it’s neutral and medium.
- French Tickler makes a dramatic yet soft eyeliner, while Garter Belt makes an extremely subtle one (great for lower lashline). Voulez-Vous is another nice dark eyeliner, and Lap Dance is subtle like Garter Belt, only with shimmer.
- There are lots of options for brow highlight. In the Buff is a nice matte that sheers out and should work on many skin tones. Satin Sheets is a more shimmery option. I actually like mixing the two together. For very deep skin tones, Birthday Suit, or possibly Birthday Suit mixed with Satin Sheets, should be gorgeous.
- Mixing colors is easy, and you get the color you’d expect from the mix. Just dip your brush in one color and then the other, and apply.
Too Faced’s Boudoir Eyes eyeshadow palette promises you will look “fiercely feminine, in the bedroom and beyond” and it lives up to that promise. The quality is so high that it’s very easy to get soft, sexy looks or more dramatic smoky ones. It’s great for travel because I can use various shades for brow fill and lining, which means I don’t have to carry other products for those things with me. Every single shade in this one was high quality, with great pigmentation and color payoff, and buttery textures.