I can remember when Smashbox had a collection that featured Tokidoki a couple of years ago. It made me insane with envy that I didn't have the means to snatch it up at the time! I have always been a fan of his work, even making a doll that was inspired by him a few years back! So once I saw Sephora was carrying a Tokidoki line of cosmetics, I KNEW I had to try them!
I read a lot of reviews. They really do help me decide what I will and will not purchase. Amazingly, the reviews were really good! And we all know I am a sucker for great packaging, so I was already sold on all of this stuff. It was nice to see a line that can actually be cute and make a solid product, as well. All too often something is cute, but the product is lacking or vice versa, something is really great but the packaging is so incredibly generic.
I ordered the Chromatico Eyeshadow Palette in Mozzarella ($25) and the Perfetto Eyeliner pen ($16) in Sabochan/Black.
The eyeshadow palette appealed to me because I love to mix bright colors and neutrals! My ONLY gripe about the palette is that the container is bulky. It has the eyeshadow and then below it, there is another compartment with a charm in it. While it's all ridiculously cute, it's just not practical. I wish I could detach the additional compartment, that would be ideal. For that reason, this won't be an eyeshadow you can throw into your make-up bag. This is more for a kit or for display on a vanity. As for the actual eyeshadows, they went on flawlessly. Some shadows look like they are painted ON the skin, these do not...they blend perfectly. Of course all of these colors are shimmery, so that helps. The only other thing that was minutely disappointing is that the brown shadows look more like a gray-brown on the Sephora site, when in fact the colors are warmer. I've read some hit or miss reviews on the matte shadows, but I will have to wait until I can get my hands on one to form my own opinion.
Now, the eyeliner. I love liquid eyeliner. I always feel more polished when I am rockin' some cat eyes. This pen is a little pricey. BUT there is one thing that sets it apart....the nib of the pen is rounded to a soft point AND is chiseled. This gives you some options when drawing your lines. Most eyeliner pens either have a nib like a felt-tipped pen or a brush pen. This is definitely different. I like it. The color is nice and opaque, but dries with a bit of shine. I just ordered Mostro, which is a green color because it's on sale at Sephora for $10!!
And I hate to ask, but if you enjoy my blog, will you please spread the word? Obviously, the more followers I have, the more seriously cosmetics companies will take me. Thanks!!