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Too Faced Quickie Chronicles
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Too Faced Quickie Chronicles
Date: 20/05/09, updated on 09/02/10 (95 review reads)
Advantages: Packaging, quality & quantity
Disadvantages: No longer available as part of the Too Faced current range
Too Faced quickie chronicles
This is an essential to any girls home made make up counter, what isn't to love about the Quickie Chronicles.
Jerrod Blandino, an exciting young makeup artist working behind the counter at Saks, couldn't find the exciting shades, rich pigments, and silky textures he desperately wanted for his clients (some of which were of the A-list celebrity variety). So he did what any logical, creative-minded person would do--he began whipping them up himself. So after long days at work, Jerrod spent his nights mixing and melting colors at home and delivering his custom concoctions (in paper cups) to clients the next day.
With a funky style of his own, and an obsession with all things makeup, Jerrod started to make a name for himself and soon, Hollywood came calling. With a growing list of star-studded clientele clamouring over his signature creations, Jerrod's talent for turning ordinary girls into sophisticated glamourinas became legendary. But after months of making a mess of his kitchen and ultimately destroying his microwave in the process, Jerrod was at a crossroads--and itching to get out from behind the makeup counter.
Enter Jeremy Johnson, a cosmetics marketing guru who also happened to be Jerrod's best friend. Jeremy noticed the frenzied demand for Jerrod's shimmering and sparkling made-to-order makeup and encouraged him to turn this hobby into a business. And so his very own makeup brand was born.
But what to call it? Jerrod, stealing a phrase cooked up by him and his friends at the makeup counter (referring to those high-maintenance makeup junkies who's world comes to a screeching halt upon hearing that the their favourite lipstick is out of stock, or gasp! discontinued) named it Too Faced
Beautiful beauty counter items, packaged and designed with more intelligence than is usually lent to make up palettes. I actively bought into the Too Faced 1950's starlet brand and felt that the concept delivered on so many levels incorporating packaging, quality of product and general usability.
The packaging is divine, styled as a Kitsch 19050's romance/pulp novel featuring an array of beautifully made up beauties pouting for all that they are worth. An added bonus is the size, the palettes are an adorable hand sized booklet and can easily fit into any make up junkies make up bag.
Each Quickie Chronicle is themed with a genre defining story board enlightening the consumer as to what type of girl owns and wears each Quickie Chronicle.
For example:- Story board:
She had always been a good girl. She played by the rules, never kissed on the first date and agreed daddy always knew best. But then this innocent girl picked up the "Quickie Chronicles," and honey, she was never the same. Kits contain 3 coordinating shadows, 4 glosses and 1 brush.
Source:- Too Faced Make up palette
The titles themselves are enough to send me into a make up lusting frenzy. An example of some are:-
The Plaything of Passion, The Fabulous Flirt, The Bathing Beauty, The Sex Kitten, The Temptress, The Summer Lover & The Starlet.
Each Quickie Chronicle contains 4 Lip Glosses, 3 Eye shadows and one blusher & applicators.
What I also loved about this product is the versatility of each palette as each one appears to cater a particular skin tone and even just two palettes could be combined to create a unique personalised look.
The make up is of a good quality standard and I found that each item has good durability throughout the day and the eyeshades blend really easily without creasing. I also found that each palette had a unique scent which was never unpleasant.
I think the Quickie Chronicles are no longer available as part of the current Too faced range but can be found at various make up websites and EBay and due to this prices do vary, so I am not confident in advocating a general price range.
A great addition to any make up bag and a simple, effective way to create a new look with good quality products encased in beautiful packaging.
Summary: This is an essential to any girls home made make up counter, what isn't to love about this product.