REVIEW ALERT: Too Faced “Glow Job”, glo-up or glo-down?

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Hi, my name is Lily and I am a makeup fanatic. When dealing with an addiction we all know the first step is acceptance. The second step is to get the help you need to be on the path of sobriety from your addiction. For me, I chose to overdose on all the wonders that is contour, highlight, cut-crease, and more! Makeup is an art. It is a way to express yourself through color and illusion. Now, I’m no M.A.C. Pro Artist, but I have been told my winged liner could cut glass. To me, there is not product I would turn away just based on first glance. This may come as a shock to people who know me because, while I struggle with my addiction to blend and conceal, I am also a bit of a bookworm who only chooses books based on either the cover or their Amazon reviews. That isn’t necessarily the case when it comes to my cosmetics addiction. My makeup mantra is “you don’t hate it until you can officially say ‘that $45 could’ve been spent on a glamorous blowout at Drybar instead.”

So let’s turn the Sprightly spotlight onto the product on trial for this week, the Too Faced “Glow Job” face mask.

Sprightly Vow: As an avid user of the Too Faced “Born This Way” foundation and “Better than Sex” mascara; I, Lily, will in no way review this product based on any pre-existing bias opinions from other products of this company.

Your honor, I plead GUILTY on the charges of being swept off my feet by all things glittery and pink. Yes, I confess, I was hooked to this product from the second I laid eyes on the glitzy aesthetic. To be honest, I’m not sure what happened after I saw the product on Instagram. I blacked out. $45.47  later (blessings to the discount code I was granted that took off $5), I received a confirmation email from Too Faced. I saw this as an opportunity to redeem myself by giving my readers an honest review without being under a glitter induced trance.

Okay, so this was my first Too Faced item I had purchased directly from their site and let me tell you that from first looks, I can see how each pretty penny of mine was accounted for. I had never received a more beautiful shipping box. This was no brown Amazon box bordered with blue tape. The image and aesthetic of this company was pasted right on that cardboard box; what you see on the site is definitely what you’ll get in mail. Of course, I had to keep in mind just because the packaging turned heads doesn’t mean the product can speak as loud. So I still had to try it out before announcing the verdict.

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Once I slapped myself out of the hypnotizing trance of the pink glittery galaxy that resides inside the jar, I peered in closer to the product for a sniff-test. So… I know I’m a bit of a drama queen, but HOLY SEPHORA does it smell like the perfect balance of fresh and fruity. I’m not very fond of fruity scents but this light apple aroma makes me want to take a bath in this product.

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As I read the instructions to apply (located on the bottom of the jar), I noticed the product comes with a little plastic applicator, which I very much appreciate because not everyone has a regular applicator for their face products nor wants to drop money on anything extra other than the product. Typically I always use the M.A.C.190 brush to apply any of my liquid face masks, so using anything else was new territory for me. The plastic applicator did its job, the only problem I had with it was trying to spread out the product evenly. Half way through my face I switched to my handy-dandy M.A.C.190 to get the job done faster and more efficiently.

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I’d like to take a moment to praise the heavens for whoever invented peel-off masks. As a member of the lazy-girl community, I thank you. Once applied, I waited “30 minutes or until the mask was completely dry” and all I had to do was peel to remove. Say goodbye to water-soaked t-shirts and counters!! Also, take note I don’t look like a scary cyclops like I do with face-mask sheets. Instead, you could barely tell I was wearing a mask. All I saw was that my face was beautifully coated in a sheen of glitter. WHO DOESN’T WANT TO LOOK LIKE THAT ALL THE TIME?! If I could I would be buried in glitter instead of dirt.

Your Honor, we find the defendant, Glow Job, GUILTY FOR BEING FABULOUS!!!

Overall review of the Too Faced “Glow Job” face mask, I give it an all around Sprightly YES!!! FIVE SPRIGHTLY LEMONS AWARDED! Not only did it leave my face feeling fresh and smoother than a baby’s bottom, I did notice a bit of radiance and glow that was brought back into my complexion! So the product may be a bit pricey when in comparison to those $2 face-mask sheets, but a little goes a long way and I have to say it was worth the investment.

(featured photo credits: Ulta Beauty)

 

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