Saturday, December 18, 2010

Channeling Too Faced

I was in another part of town going to an allergy doctor (by the way apparently it is possible that I am not allergic to anything yet I have all the symptoms of allergies all year long - lucky me, right?). Anyway, this particular area has a Dollar Tree as well as a Big Lots, discount shopping heaven I tell you!

I obviously walked down the cosmetic aisle and found these.

Remind you of anything? How about these from Too Faced?
Something tells me the shades aren't exactly the same and I don't own the Too Faced palettes to compare (not withstanding the fact the palettes don't look the same at all, just the pictures used). However, for $1 a piece, I thought I'd at least give them a shot. The brand is called Almar and it looks like they produce a lot of off-brand products but I haven't heard of them before.

The palette includes 3 warmer shades (top) and 3 cooler shades (bottom), each looks like it is glitter city, but the silvery pigment is actually over spray.
You can kind of see the colors better after I swatched them.
In this palette we have a peachy coppery shade, a gold, a buttery yellow highlighting shade, a bronzey brown shade, a taupe and a slightly lighter bronzey brown shade. 

I'm actually really impressed with these. The shadows are buttery soft, highly pigmented and are a softer metallic (if that makes sense). All swatches were done without a base. My only complaint is they are a bit powdery but other than that definitely worth $1! I'll be swatching and posting the shades from the Smoky kit shortly.

Have you seen these at your local Dollar Tree?


ndoodles said...

At my Ross - I found palettes that looked EXACTLY like the Too Faced palettes - luckily I was smart enough to realize that the fake palettes didn't have Too Faced on it and that the front looked kinda cheap. It was only $4.99 and I totally almost fell for it. I didn't get to swatch it but the colors did look pretty - don't know about the pigmentation though. I guess for 4.99 it wouldn't be too bad - I just didn't want to risk it.

Mimsy said...

ooh, how exciting! I'll be on the lookout for these the next time I go to the Dollar Tree. The shades and swatches look great!

SiSi Sparkles said...

Wow, only $1? What a steal! Thanks for swatching :]

Jeweled Thumb said...

@ndoodles: That I haven't seen yet. You know, there is a chance those palettes are "real" but where overstock from the manufacturer. Just a thought. =)

@Mimsy: They are pretty awesome. Good value for money definitely.

@Sisi: Yup! Hooray for the dollar tree. The smokey palette swatches will be up tomorrow (that one is my favorite!)

Isabel said...

Wow.. it's so pigmented for $1! Too bad I'm not in the Us!

Sushi Burger *^_^* said...

FYI- Today, I tried to buy these at my local Dollar Trees & they said the Natural one was recalled but didn't know why.

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