Too Faced is a brand that I have long overlooked. As you can see by recent reviews (here and here) I’m making my way through some of the collection. Separate from the palettes that I purchased, I wanted to seek out some basics items by Too Faced that are essential to any look.

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer

I chose the neutral toned Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing powder as part of a Black Friday deal from Sephora.

Too Faced Cocoa Rose Blush

Cocoa Rose Full Bloom Ultra Flush Powder Blush is a natural cheek color with just enough pink to still let my face look fresh.

Too Faced In the Buff Packaging

La Creme Color Drench Lip Cream’s In the Buff is housed in sleek gold packaging making the application of this rich lipstick indulgent.

 Too Faced Perfect Navy

My appreciation for the Too Faced Perfect Eyes Black Orchid eyeliner and current love of deep blue shades prompted my purchase of Perfect Navy.

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer Packaging-158 Chocolate Soleil / Cocoa Rose / In the Buff / Perfect Navy / Perfect Black Orchid

I am amazed at the versatility of these shades and imagine them working with any skin tone.  I’ve used Chocolate Soleil almost exclusively since purchasing and wear In the Buff three to four times a week.  I included a swatch of Perfect Black Orchid (though purchased on a separate occasion) as it is a great alternative to a plain black liner.  On the eye the purple hue is barely noticeable, but is significantly more interesting than using black.

My most anticipated purchase was In the Buff.  The peach tone is something I favor in a nude lipstick.  This particular shade is so deep that it walks the line between nude and brown, making it an excellent shade for someone with my current NC37 tone or even darker.

Too Faced In the Buff Comparisons

Too better understand the color of In the Buff, a couple comparisons.  Clinique Creamy Nude also runs the gamut of a deeper nude but is far more pink toned.  Revlon Soft Nude is a cult favorite nude that can look more like concealer than lipstick on medium-dark and dark tones.  It, too, runs pink on my very warm skin.

Paired together, my chosen Too Faced Essentials works very well for daytime makeup regardless of the day’s agenda.


(wearing all but Perfect Black Orchid)

What color schemes have you been using lately for an every day look?