Kill a lemming – Too Faced Galaxy Eyeshadows

So I’m slow, but spotting Too Face’s Galaxy Eyeshadows – gorgeous swirly eyeshadows, black based with swirls of metallic colour gave my shivers.

They are £12.00 each here. Not that expensive but buying all four would be a pricer endevour, and besides, to they all really give a holographic swirl? Lets face it, it looks pretty in the pan, but whats the guarantee that that will translate to the eyes and that it doesnt just look like a black mess on the eyes.

I stopped by Boots to have a quick swatchy. They weren’t the softest of eyeshadows a tiny bit grainy but very sparkly. How could I tear myself away. Well looking at the colours I realised they looked a lot like the Nars Night Series (that also have a dark base with colour sparkles). I already have all of the Night Series Eyeshadows, so did I really need the Too Faced too?

So we have Deep Space Vs Night Flight.

Moon Beam VS Night Porter:

Shooting Star VS Night Clubbing:

Finally, Supernova VS Night Fever:

Once swatched, the effect is very similar. With these kind of colours that have a dark base and sparkle on top, its important to press the shadow on as opposed to wipe, and to use a good eyeshadow base or cream shadow so the glitter really sticks.

Nars has a better texture than Too Faced, but it does cost more at £17.00. Thats pretty expensive for a solo eyeshadow but its one of those colours that will last forever because you don’t need much at all.

Chantecaille also has three eyeshadow shades that have a similar dark base/metallic glitter similar to the colour mentioned above; Star Sapphire is a blue, Malachite is a green and Tanzanite is the plum.

I was tempted to buy these once but these are even more expensive at £21.00, and once again, interchangeable with Night Porter, Night Flight and Night Fever. The texture with Chantecaille is lovely, but not so lovely that its worth £21.00.

So its up to you – £12, £17 or £21. The colours are all practically identical (in their colour group).

*Stamps on lemming*

P.S. Whoever invented High School Musical, Karaoke Edition, and decided it would be a good idea to play HSM 1 and HSM 2 then a HSM Special back to back on a day when I am babysitting a teen and a delinquent deserves to be crushed like a endamame bean.

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  1. MandyPandy says

    I loved Deep Space and especially Shooting Star (which is a lovely golden olive color). I actually like the Too Faced versions because they look cute, are highly pigmented and allow you to adjust the depth of color in a way that most eyeshadows don’t.

  2. MandyPandy says

    PS: Highschool Musicals 1, 2 and 3 are like The Oresteia compared to Bratz straight-to-video movies. Ugh!

  3. Row says

    Mandypandy – Nooooooo!

    This is KILL a lemming, not REVIVE a lemming. You don’t know how easy it would be for me to pop to Boots and just buy the whole lot.

    Bratz is awful too just awful. What does The Oresteia mean?

  4. Chica says

    oOo supernova/night fever is a gorgeous colour – I think I prefer night fever actually..
    DAMNIT why does my brain always say lookie the expensive one is prettier?!

  5. MandyPandy says

    The Oresteia is a trilogy of extremely tedious and boring plays by Aeschylus, but the HSM and Bratz series make even Greek tragedy look exciting. A few years from now it will be proven that watching HSM and Bratz actually kills brain cells.

  6. Row says

    Ah Mandy I skipped the Greek Tragedies module and did Ulysses, word for word module instead during my English Degree. Just as well it seems!

    Bratz kill brain cells thats SO true! Actually all the dolls look like angelina jolie to me

  7. Row says

    Hey Chica

    Yes you just want the more expensive one! You want to SPEND the pennies.

    Too faced is a gorgeous set too I might still pic some of them up!

  8. Lea says

    Too close to call…But for the established quality of nars I don’t think I will be to curious to risk Too Faced.