Too Faced Pink Leopard Bronzer (A Dupe?)

Saturday, May 15, 2010
Pink Leopard, packaged in cardboard with mirror.

My friend Mae sent me an amazing care package, and easily the cutest thing inside was a mini Too Faced Leopard Bronzer. Words can not describe how disgustingly cute this bronzer is, hence the picture. I also like to imagine that somewhere out there, there are hot pink leopards lurking around, waiting to pounce on unsuspecting victims. 
Now, Mae had told me that she used hers more as a blush, because it does have a bit of pink to it. I see why, it's a shimmery pinky peachy champagne that isn't a true bronze color. Lovely. Soft, finely milled- it looks great on the apples of my cheeks to give a fantastic glow. 
Wait a second, something seems familiar. I realized the reason I liked this bronzer so much was that it left my face with a similar ethereal luminous effect as my beloved Hard Candy blush in Pin Up. How do they actually compare, side by side?
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Pin up is pretty close, right? But darker. So is Catwalk Pink, only pinker. Either one would make a decent substitute, but if you're REALLY hardcore you could buy both and swirl them together for a nearly identical dupe. Bonus points for being so dedicated.  Wet'n'Wild MegaGlo Catwalk Pink: $4. Hard Candy Pin Up Blush: $7. 

Even if you bought both those products, that's still less than the real deal. However, the full sized Pink Leopard comes with a equally adorable brush in the compartment under it. At $28 though, I think I'll happily use up the mini (and gush every time I whip it open, I'm such a sucker for specially designed cakes) but opt for something more unique. 
Quick tidbit: a bird pooped on me while swatching these. Seriously, is there anything I won't do for a good picture?
Once again, special thanks to Mae for gifting me with this ridiculously lovable blush!
Thoughts: Have it? Want it?


  1. I have been wanting the Pink Leopard bronzer for forever but I realize that I want it mostly for its looks and I probably wouldn't use it. The swatch does make it look lovely though. That bummer about the bird pooping on you!! I have to admit I chuckled when I read that though. Poor you! Thanks for the review and comparison :)

  2. Sorry a bird pooped on you! Be thankful it wasn't a seagull...we have tons of those here. Nasty.

    Yeah, I'm a total sucker for any of the Too Faced stuff, and especially for that disgustingly cute pink leopard design. Glad you like it, though. Would never have bought the full sized, but I can't argue about a free reward, nor can I argue with a $10 French and Fabulous palette. I use this as blush more than any of my other ones, even my beloved Lola Nibble. Probably because it's forgiving of a user who is usually in a huge rush in the morning and has to slop things on.

    And now you've got me curious about Hard Candy. I really don't want to brave our closest Walmart because it's so nasty there. I've only visited once, and I don't want to go back.

  3. I love this Bronzer. :o) So cute. TF = love.


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