It’s no secret Too Faced Cosmetics is known for their imaginative makeup designs and whimsical product packaging. They excel in “cute”. But sometimes the quality of those limited edition beauty items and sets don’t really hold the fleeting flicker of a candle on a windy day to the products in their permanent line.
February 25, inspired by the founder’s fur-baby Clover, Too Faced Sun Puppy Bronze ($32.00) will release exclusively on toofaced.com. When it comes to adorable this limited edition bronzer exceeds all expectations. It’s guaranteed that some of you will purchase it for the packaging alone.
Rather than just do a swatch and review I thought it might be fun to compare Sun Puppy to one of my favorite bronzers of all time, Too Faced Chocolate Soleil. Obviously, they’re very different. Most obviously Chocolate Soleil is a matte bronzer and Sun Puppy has some shimmer – but we can talk about overall quality + who would find the products to be ideal.
Too Faced Sun Puppy Bronze is touted as being a silky, skin-tone enhancing bronzer made up of three complexion boosting shades to give off a natural, sun-kissed glow. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil is touted as being a buildable, long-wearing, rich bronzer with a matte finish that is available in three shades – Milk Chocolate, Chocolate and Dark Chocolate.
The important question is – does Too Faced Sun Puppy Bronze perform well? In my experience, yes, I definitely can say I like it. I found the formula to apply nicely and evenly, blending out well. Wear time was the same as Chocolate Soleil on me (which was all day). Sun Puppy is a little warm for my liking but I’ll use it as a way to liven up Chocolate Soleil in the Summer months. I don’t find the shimmer of the product to be overkill at all and think the shade of the three colors mixed together is perfect for my skin tone.
Speaking of, one huge downside to Too Faced Sun Puppy Bronze is that it’s not going to work on all skin tones as a bronzer. It’s just going to be way too light for some. However it may be beautiful on darker skin tones as an illuminating product (let me know if you plan on using it this way!). Also, if you’re not into shimmer, you may find that you won’t want to build this product up too much. Again, it’s not overkill, but for someone like me who prefers a matte look on my oily skin you won’t want to keep adding more of a sheen.
Below I’ve swatched both Too Faced Sun Puppy Bronze and Too Faced Chocolate Soleil. You’ll see that besides being matte Chocolate Soleil is somewhat cooler toned than Sun Puppy. The swatches also help to show that the shimmer factor in Sun Puppy isn’t overkill. The only shade in Sun Puppy I didn’t swatch was the darkest shade because the parts were so small I couldn’t get an accurate color for it. The swatches of the medium and the combined shades really aren’t that much different so overall I don’t think using the darkest shade in Sun Puppy really matters much.
Swatches are always done dry and on bare skin (no primers). This photo was taken in direct sunlight.
What do you think of Too Faced Sun Puppy Bronze? Will you be picking it up or are you more of a matte fan?
On my radar next from Too Faced? The Born This Way Natural Nudes Eyeshadow Palette. Maybe you see boring, but I see LUST.