TOO FACED DREAM QUEEN REVIEW
Guys, happy Beauty Wednesday! This week, I wanted to dive deep into the Too Faced Dream Queen makeup set and give you the full review. This was actually my Christmas gift from my sister-in-law, and I’m OBSESSED with it. I’ve used it so many times since the Holidays, and I felt like it was about time to do a review on here for you guys.
Even though it was a Holiday product, it’s still available at Sephora, and I feel like it’s such a great set. Not only are the products in here amazing, but it’s also an incredible value! The whole set retails for $58, and you get an eye and face palette with 24 eyeshadows, a highlighter, 2 blushes and a bronzer, a mini version of the Better Than Sex mascara, a Dreamy Lips lip gloss and a travel size of the Hangover 3-in-1 replenishing spray, all in a super large makeup bag.
I honestly didn’t know I needed such a huge makeup bag before I got this one, but it’s so practical when you don’t like to travel light - not speaking from experience or anything, lol.
First, let’s go over the main item of this set: The palette. Like in many value sets, the palette has eyeshadows as well as some face products. Side note, this might remind you of the Tarte Pineapple of my eye review I did last week, and that’s because it really is the same type of product, just from 2 different brands. So just like the Tarte set, we get 24 eyeshadows, with the top half being more neutral, warm tones and the bottom half being more edgy, cooler tones… Although there’s still a few warm shades that snuck up down there. Altogether, I would say this palette is pretty cohesive, except for a few novelty shades that allow the user to create edgier looks with a pop of colour.
When it comes to the face products, I love that there are 2 completely different blushes - One is warm-toned and has a pearly finish, one is cold-toned and matte with a few little sparkles here and there. The bronzer wasn’t really my favourite, as it came out a liiiittle patchy and is a little too warm for my taste, and the highlighter is very gold, but it works in a pinch… Although these 2 would’t necessarily be my go-to. But as in everything, I feel like it’s impossible to please everyone, and if a warm-toned bronzer and gold highlighter is your jam, then this would be perfect for you.
About the eyeshadows, it’s no secret that I LOVE Too Faced eyeshadows. I reviewed their Tickled Peach mini palette a while back, and fell in love with it… Which is why this set made it on my Christmas list in the first place, because I was really curious to try more.
I really wasn’t disappointed. I love that there’s a great variety of shades that are perfect to create a wide variety of Holiday looks, but can also be used very well year-round.
I’ve used this palette every time I wore makeup in Mexico over the Holidays, and many times since New Year’s has rolled in… And I just don’t get bored. The shadows are creamy and easy to blend, and I just feel like there’s a lot to play with. I also love that there’s a great variety of matte and sparkly shadows, transition shades are on point and the shadows last the whole day without creasing (and I don’t use eyeshadow primer).
Two last things I should mention, that also give extra points to this palette: First, it’s extremely convenient for travel. It’s super thin and light, so it won’t take too much space n you makeup bag, and it basically has anything you need to create a bunch of different eye looks, no matter if you’re looking for something more subdued or a full glam. Also, the shade names are Holiday-themed (obviously) but they’re also super playful and some a downright funny plays on words. I feel like that’s just a nice touch that makes it go the extra mile for me.
Now moving on to the other products in the set, starting with the gloss. If you’ve been here for a while, you know I’m super picky when it comes to gloss. For years, the only gloss I would put on my lips was the Dior Lip Maximizer (you can see my full review here). To me, the worst thing a gloss can be is sticky. I HATE the feeling you get when you close your mouth and you feel like your lips just got superglued together by some freak, house of was style. Ew.
But this Dreamy Lips gloss though? A DREAM. It’s the perfect texture, you barely feel like you have anything on your lips. It’s also hydrating, and there’s tiny little specks of glitter in there that make a statement, without being overly aggressive, if that makes sense. Since it’s not overly shiny but quite sparkly, you can also use this as a lip topper over a lipstick, and it looks FABULOUS. No joke, I already went through half the tube in a few weeks only, so I guess we can say I’m obsessed.
A nice bonus, and one that shows how much attention to detail was paid during the conception of this makeup set, is that the gloss shade really complements the pink and purple tones included in this palette, for a beautiful total look.
I’ve done some research to try and find other shades of this gloss, but even the most extreme Googling hasn’t yielded any results, so I’m gonna go ahead and say this gloss is a limited edition? Which is a bummer because I would otherwise have bought all the other shades available, to be honest. If you guys know something I don’t about this gloss, please help a girl out in the comment section below, thanks!!
Moving on to the Better Than Sex mascara… Which we won’t be talking about for too long, because there’s not much to say aside from IT’S F*CKING AMAZING!!! I seriously have never been so enamored with a mascara from the first try, usually I like them more when they dry a little bit and become a tiny bit thicker (am I the only one?!).
But this one won my heart instantly, and it makes my lashes look the best they’ve ever looked: Long, full, defined… No clumps or spider lashes happening. It’s the best, and the full size is on my Sephora cart as we speak, so needless to say, I’m hooked. TYVM.
Last but not least, the Hangover 3-in-1 Replenishing Primer & setting spray. I haven’t used this as a setting spray, because honestly I’m quite faithful to my All Nighter, to the point where I don’t feel the need to try anything else (for now). But I’ve tried it as a primer, and I liked it, but I didn’t love it.
To be fair, I love my primers to blur the look of pores, since enlarged pores are really my biggest skin concern (aside from acne, which I really have under control now). I feel like this one is good for a dewy, hydrated glow, which I also love, but it didn’t really do what I expected from a primer, with my own skin type. That being said, I feel like this will be amazing this summer when I want to go for a really glowy, minimal makeup look. One last thing I’ll say about it is that the name is quite appropriate, because I feel like it gave my face a healthy, hydrated and rested look that one really does need after a night of one too many margaritas. So if textured skin really isn’t an issue for you and you’re just looking for a primer that will give you a fresh, healthy glow and make your makeup last all day, this might be a really good pick for you.
Altogether, this makeup set is really something I love and use all the time. The eyeshadows, gloss and mascara are my favourites, but the whole set is pretty cool to have, and there’s nothing I don’t use or consider a dud. Plus, I really love the fact that it comes in a big makeup bag and seems to have really been conceived with the girl who travels a lot in mind (hello me!!).
I hope you guys enjoyed this review and found it helpful if you were considering getting this set, and would love to know what you would like me to review next!!
Love you guys,