I recently purchased the Bye Bye Undereye Illumination Concealer, Kat Von D Lock-It Setting Powder and Too Faced Soleil Matte Bronzer (in milk chocolate) at Sephora. I needed a new concealer and powder and had been dying to buy this bronzer ever since Too Faced sent me a sample with a recent order. Two of these were a hit and one was a complete miss and is being returned to Sephora ASAP.
Let’s talk about them.
I wanted to love this concealer. I bought it with such high hopes! I’ve had the original (non-illumination) Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Concealer and used it exclusively for a year. It’s amazing. So I purchased this thinking that it was going to be even more fabulous. It fell way short of performing as well as it’s sister concealer. Even my daughter told me my dark circles weren’t covered as nicely as they usually are. (That’s the great thing about having a teenage daughter. You have a built-in advisor when it comes to makeup, hair, fashion, etc.) I tried it for a few days, hoping it would grow on me but it just didn’t. Here’s a quick photo I snapped of me wearing the Bye Bye Undereye Illumination Concealer. I took it close up so you could really observe the dark circles it DOESN’T cover.
It does offer some coverage but for $24, I expect much better than this. I’m not doing full makeup details here because it was just a quick shot that doesn’t show my full face but if you’re wondering, I’m wearing Half-Baked Eyeshadow from the Naked2 Palette and Revlon Lip Balm Stain in Crush.
Now, about the Kat Von D Lock-It Setting Powder:
It’s a really nice powder. It doesn’t seem to cake and definitely sets my makeup. I’m satisfied with it. Not much else to say about it.
Lastly, the Too Faced Bronzer:
Here’s the star of my review! I’m so in love with this bronzer! I’m quite pale, as I’m sure you’ve noticed by now. Finding a bronzer you can wear when you’ve got very fair skin is difficult, to say the least. Every bronzer I’ve tried up until now has made me look ‘muddy.’ Until this one. When I tried a sample of this bronzer (in the shade Milk Chocolate), it just worked. I knew I had to have it!
Here’re some pictures of me wearing all three products. However, you can’t fairly judge the Bye Bye Undereye Illumination Concealer in them because I layered a highlighter on top to try to give myself more coverage since the Bye Bye Undereye wasn’t cutting it alone. (Refer to the picture above to get a true picture of the concealer’s performance.) Also, forgive the hint of cleavage showing. I’m only 5’2″ so some shirts tend to drape.
I took a side shot to allow you to see the bronzer application down the side of my nose and under my blush. It’s very subtle but it’s there and it’s NOT muddy! Hurray!
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Full Makeup Details:
Estee Lauder Double Wear in Cool Bone
Bye Bye Undereye In Light
Kat Von D Lock-It Setting Powder in Translucent
Too Faced Soliel Matte Bronzer in Milk Chocolate
Colour Pop Highlighter in Lunch Money
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in Dollface
Colour Pop Brow Pencil in Dope Taupe
Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette In Silk Teddy & Push-Up
Eyeko Eye Do Liquid Liner in Carbon Black
Tarte Opening Act Eye Lash Primer
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara in Blackest Black
MAC Lipliner in Subculture
Revlon Lip Gloss in Snow Pink