Tokidoki for Smashbox Haul2:35 PM
I know this is ridiculously late on the bandwagon but basically, I didn't know much about Tokidoki back when Smashbox teamed up with them to create some really cute cosmetics. Over the course of the last couple of years I have really come to fall in love with the whole Tokidoki aesthetic. After seeing the Smashbox Tokidoki Soft Lights & Brush Set in "Dolce Vita" on beautyticket.com (which I did another small haul from, eep! will post it soon.) I decided to scour eBay to see if there was anything lingering around from the LE collection from 2007.
Lucky for me, I did stumble upon a few things here and there including an auction with this whole lot. Included is the Soft Lights & Brush Set in Dolce Vita, lipglosses in Drammatica and Dolcissima, eyeshadow quad in Modella, and the Stellina makeup mirror and pouch. Total retails for $146 and I got it for just over $40! I also got a Smashbox cosmetics pouch as a freebie from the seller Dexter Trading Cosmetics, which fits everything nicely.
Probably my favorite item in this haul is the Soft Lights in Dolce Vita. It's a nice luminizing blush that looks like a pretty, rosy sweet-plum color. It's not as warm as in this picture... closer to the previous one. It came as a very generous size and has the Tokidoki heart-and-crossbones stamped into it. The brush is also very full and actually feels nice to use, which I don't usually expect in "limited edition set" items like this.
The packaging is totally amazing!
Even the inside of items had more Tokidoki detailing. Very cute stamping on the mirrors.
Here are swatches. Top row: lipglosses in Drammatica and Dolcissima
Bottom row: Soft Lights in Dolce Vita, Modella eyeshadow quad
this is in natural light indoors
in more direct sunlight
Overall, the collection that I've tried is very cute and well-packaged. I was a bit let down with the eyeshadows because obviously they aren't too pigmented on my medium NC30 skin but I think they would make a lovely wash on someone with lighter skin than me (let me know if you'd be interested in buying). The blush I LOVE and the glosses are super pigmented which is great in my book. And of course, what can I say, I'm a sucker for cute packaging!
If you want to check more out, try ebay since there are a few things going for less than retail. Let me know if any of you guys got some of this collection back when it came out and how you like it. :)
And do remember we are still giving away some fantastic goodies from Mineral Magic Cosmetics here! Please enter and get awesome free stuff. :D