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col­lec­tion, inspired by Paris. here was a cho­co­late fa­cial at the spa of the Four Sea­sons in Hawaii. I love cho­co­late, and the ther­a­pist told me it is rich in an­tiox­i­dants,” Blandino says. “I started re­search­ing and thought, let’s put that in a bot­tle. I pigmented bronz­ers and eye­shad­ows with our ex­clu­sive co­coa com­plex and it worked beau­ti­fully. It is an in­dul­gent and glam­orous way of en­hanc­ing your beauty and tak­ing care of your skin.” he brand took flight and launched into the world of so­cial media where fans raved about the tex­ture, scent, and colours. “We are an emo­tional brand. You buy a piece of Too Faced and you’re in the club. We don’t sit around with a bunch of men in suits and fig­ure out what a girl wants. We are part of her. We love her.”

Yight in the ’90s when black­ness and min­i­mal­ism reigned, “women were in­tim­i­dated by these fun colours, and it didn’t seem like they were en­joy­ing make-up as much as they should. I wanted to cre­ate a brand that cel­e­brates their unique style and fem­i­nin­ity, and just play with the best qual­ity and in­no­va­tive colours. It is all about ex­pe­ri­enc­ing some­thing emo­tional,” re­calls Blandino. yeshadow – we were the first to put glit­ter in it. We were also the first to in­fuse ma­keeup with all the an­tiox­i­dant good­ness of cho­co­late, the first to launch a plump­ingng gloss, and the first 24-hour crease­proofoof shadow primer,” Blandino says. Th­e­seese prod­ucts are still best­sellers to­day.y. Too Faced Semi- Sweet Cho­co­late Bar Eye Shadow Pal­ette, RM175 ears later, Blandino can easily look back and laugh about the moniker of the Bet­ter Than Sex mas­cara. “We had the for­mula and we were try­ing 50 dif­fer­ent brushes. One of the girls just put the brush in, and I said, ‘Oh my God, that is bet­ter than sex!’ There is no qualms about a name that shocks like that. Af­ter all, the world of Too Faced is pow­ered by serendip­i­ties, fear­less­ness, and of course, fun.”

Too Faced Lim­ited Edi­tion Soul Mates Blush­ing Bronzer in Ross & Rachel, RM135

Too Faced Bet­ter Than False Lashes Ex­treme, RM122

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