Too Faced Soul Mates Blushing Bronzer in Carrie & Big and Ross & Rachel

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

A couple months ago, Too Faced released a new and limited edition product called Soul Mates Blushing Bronzer. Too Faced describes it as "the power couple of beauty. A duo made in heaven to add warmth, contour, and a pop of colour for the radiant look of true love. Soul Mates Blushing Bronzer combines a shimmering, sun-kissed bronze and a brightening pop of blush that can be used separately or blended together for a healthy, beautiful flush." Soul Mates comes in two shade options: Carrie & Big and Ross & Rachel. Each Soul Mates Blushing Bronzer comes in a black heart-shaped mirrored compact, contains 18 grams of product, and retails for $42.

Carrie & Big

Carrie & Big

Carrie & Big (blush) is a medium warm peach coral with a soft sheen. It has a lightweight, silky texture, and goes on smoothly and evenly. It has medium pigmentation and semi-sheer to semi-opaque buildable colour pay-off. It can be layered and blended out easily. It is brighter and more peach than Too Faced Peach Beach, brighter than MAC Melba, more coral than MAC Peaches, lighter and more peach than NARS Torrid, and more orange than Clinique Peach Pop.
Carrie & Big (bronzer) is a medium warm golden tan with a satin finish. It has a lightweight, silky texture, and goes on smoothly and evenly. It has medium pigmentation and semi-sheer to semi-opaque buildable colour pay-off. It can be layered and blended out easily. It is warmer and less matte than Too Faced Milk Chocolate, more yellow than Too Faced Ross & Rachel, and darker and more yellow than MAC Golden.
Carrie & Big (mixed) is a medium warm golden apricot with a soft sheen. It has a lightweight, silky texture, and goes on smoothly and evenly. It has medium pigmentation and semi-sheer to semi-opaque buildable colour pay-off. It can be layered and blended out easily. It is darker and more peach than Too Faced Peach Beach, more brown and more golden than MAC Sunbasque, slightly more brown than Becca Wild Honey, more peach than NARS Laguna, and darker and less shimmery than NARS Luster.

Ross & Rachel

Ross & Rachel

Ross & Rachel (blush) is a medium cool-toned cotton candy pink with a soft sheen. It has a lightweight, silky texture, and goes on smoothly and evenly. It has medium pigmentation and semi-sheer to semi-opaque buildable colour pay-off. It can be layered and blended out easily. It is cooler and less shimmery than Too Faced Candy Glow, less cool-toned than MAC Peony Petal, and lighter and more muted than Clinique Plum Pop.
Ross & Rachel (bronzer) is a medium warm tan bronze with a satin finish. It has a lightweight, silky texture, and goes on smoothly and evenly. It has medium pigmentation and semi-sheer to semi-opaque buildable colour pay-off. It can be layered and blended out easily. It is less matte than Too Faced Milk Chocolate, more bronze than Too Faced Carrie & Big, and similar to MAC Dark Tan Mineralize Skinfinish Natural.
Ross & Rachel (mixed) is a medium warm rosy bronze with a satin finish. It has a lightweight, silky texture, and goes on smoothly and evenly. It has medium pigmentation and semi-sheer to semi-opaque buildable colour pay-off. It can be layered and blended out easily. It is more orange and less shimmery than Too Faced Pink Leopard, warmer and more brown than Becca Sweetpea, more golden than MAC Bronze, cooler and less orange than MAC Eternal Sun, and darker and more bronze than MAC Warm Soul.

Too Faced has always had a strong bronzer game, and these two are no exceptions. The texture is different from anything else that Too Faced has brought out before, but is familiar to a few other brands. It's very similar to the Clinique Cheek Pop or MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish Blush formulas; it's that kind of liquid-powder hybrid that is extremely lightweight, but incredibly soft and silky, and applies like a dream. Because these are meant to give an "allover, natural-looking flush," they start off semi-sheer and are buildable to semi-opaque colour pay-off, and leave a softly illuminated sheen that sits naturally on the skin without veering into shimmery territory. My only complaint is that the blush portion of the powder is quite small, so if you want to use it on its own, you're going to have to get a smaller, denser face brush (something like MAC's #109). I personally love using the two shades blended together as gorgeous glowy, sun-kissed cheek colours, but both bronzer shades work beautifully on their own to add a believable warmth to the skin. Because of the texture, you can never really overdo these ones (e.g. no Oompa Loompa face). Plus, you get a lot of product for the price, and the heart-shaped compacts are adorable. (And how much do I freakin' love that they named them after two of the most iconic couples in modern-day television? Like, I would've gotten these for the names alone.) Now, the sad news: they're both limited edition. The good news: they're still available online and at many Sephora locations.
4 comments on "Too Faced Soul Mates Blushing Bronzer in Carrie & Big and Ross & Rachel"
  1. I never get into this brand but the hearts are super adorable. Did you know they're coming out with a new heart-shaped blush series? ;D

    https://instagram.com/p/1KNj6vyiDS/?taken-by=trendmood1
    https://instagram.com/p/1KOe6KSiEk/

    The inside looks like the Tarte Amazonian Clay blushes, but I hope it keeps with the MAC ED-ish bronzer texture that you described.

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    1. I HAVE SEEN THOSE! I can't wait for their release. I wasn't that interested in Too Faced several years ago but once I tried one product, I was like, "Oooh, I wonder what else they offer?" And so far, I've been loving everything I've tried. :) I get that their packaging is a hit or miss, though. It can seem pretty juvenile to a lot of people, but I think they're really cute. :)

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  2. I have a mini sample of the Chocolate bronzer and I quite like it, so I'm willing to believe that their other bronzers are nice.

    But I HATE Ross, so I can't get into a product with his name on it, no matter how pretty, lol.

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    1. LMAO. I was originally drawn in by Carrie & Big, because I miss SATC so hard and I watched every episode like, eight times. Admittedly, I never got into Friends (I think I watched like, a handful of episodes) so I don't know the details of the characters, but I do know Ross and Rachel end up together... I bought them both because they were just too cute and I couldn't decide between them, lol.

      I wish they released more... like Veronica & Logan. Or Buffy & Angel. Or Rory & Jess. Or Grey & McDreamy, lol. I'd be all over those.

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