Too Faced Selfie Powders palette review

With a reported 17 million selfies uploaded to social media every week, it’s safe to say that we’re all probably familiar with the flattering glow of an Instagram filter every now and again. Too Faced’s new Selfie Powders* promise to translate those filter effects into real life, giving a light-fragmenting, photo filter effect to the skin.

Inside the palette are three different finishing powders: yellow for brightening, bronze for adding warmth and a lilac shade for a cool, ethereal glow. The powders can be used alone or layered up for a custom finish and have a lightweight texture that feels almost invisible on the skin.

Too Faced Selfie Powders palette
Too Faced Selfie Powders palette
Too Faced Selfie Powders palette close up

I absolutely love the idea of this palette – it’s definitely an unusual concept that Too Faced have come up with, but I’d probably exercise a *tiny* bit of caution with your expectations when you use it. It’s not going to give the exact same results as a filter on your phone, but instead helps to diffuse light around the face and give your skin a glow. I tried swatching them to show you in the photos above, but unless you go OTT, these really don't show up on the skin the same as the colours in the pan, they just add the right amount of warmth and luminescence.

The powders are all very sheer, with the bronze toned 'Totally Toasted' being the most pigmented of the three. This works well used all over the face for a touch of warmth or could also be used to contour around the cheekbones/nose/chin.

I’ve been loving the lilac toned 'Moon River' powder as it seems to work very well with my pale skin. Used all over, it gives a good ‘glow’ to the skin that reminds me a bit of Hourglass’ Ethereal Light powder – something to add luminosity without looking like you’re wearing a crap ton of makeup. It also pairs nicely with a little of the yellow 'Sunrise' powder to help brighten the complexion.

These work best when applied with a large fluffy brush (I’ve been using my Real Techniques Bold Metals Arched Powder) and dusted lightly over the skin. With the exception of the bronze toned powder I’d be surprised if you can see the actual colour on your skin – unless you’re very heavy handed! Add a little at a time and I think you’ll be really pleased with the final finish you get.

Too Faced Selfie Powders are priced at £25 and can be found online from Too Faced (and in Debehams stores).

What do you think of this new launch from Too Faced?

*PR sample


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