Too Faced Exotic Color Intense Eye Shadow in Poison Orchid

Saturday, June 29, 2013

I don't buy single eye shadows too often since usually palettes offer more value but I was strangely attracted to Too Faced Exotic Color Intense Eye Shadow in Poison Orchid last fall. Since then, I've used it pretty often because it is just a really fantastic and unique color.

The Too Faced Exotic Color shadows come packaged in a black flower case with a small see-through spot. The pans are 26mm so it could most definitely be depotted and placed in a palette.

This shadow is just really gorgeous. Almost too gorgeous. It has a soft smokey base with fine, color shifting glitter. The glitter changes from a bright amethyst to a golden beige and finally at some extreme viewing angles, it looks green. I like that the glitter is quite prominent, it's not one of those shades where you start to blend and the sparkle disappears, leaving you with just the dark base. However the shadow itself is a bit sheer and really looks best on top of other eye colors. The only bad thing is that you can't always see all that lovely color shift, but it does definitely add dimension to your eye shadow look.

Here, I've swatched it four different ways. Over bare skin, on top of primer, on top of a sticky base (Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy) and finally over a black eye shadow. A sticky base definitely helps hold on to the glitter better so that there is less fallout but the black shadow really makes it pop. I used both for my EOTD. My favorite way to apply this glitter laden shadow is by actually using a really dense brush or a sponge applicator to pat it on after a little dab of Pixie Epoxy.

I used:

Brows: NARS Bali shadow, MAC Chromagraphic NC/NW 20/25
Eyes: LORAC Behind the Scenes Eye Primer, Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy, NYX Jumbo Pencil in Black Bean, Rock & Republic Fatalistic, false lashes, MUFE #92, Inglot #318, L'Oreal HiP Intensity Exciting

Do you own any of the Too Faced Exotic Colors? What did you think of them?

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