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Too Faced A La Mode Eyes Palette Review

Too Faced A La Mode Review Swatches

Today I’m happy to share the Too Faced A La Mode Eyes Palette with you. It’s from the Too Faced Summer 2014 collection. I’ve also got five tutorials for you with this palette. Let’s take a closer look!

About the A La Mode Eyes
Ooh la la! Capture a summer sunset in St. Tropez with coral, golden pink and fiery copper hues. Indulge in nine shadows that play well together or look fantastic alone to create bright, fresh eyes a la mode. Includes Too Faced’s signature how-to Glamour Guide with three looks to get you started.

  • Rich pigments: Exclusive true color, pure pigmented eye shadows offer true color payoff.
  • Blendable: Luxurious, silky smooth formula blends effortlessly for an airbrushed effect.
  • Portable: All the shades you need in an easy-to-carry, compact purse-size palette.


TooFaced.com, Ulta, later at Sephora.com

Cannes, Cote d’Azur, De la Mer, Soleil: Mica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Talc, Polyethylene, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Ethylene/Acrylic Copolymer. May Contain: Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77540).
St. Tropez: Mica, Talc, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polyethylene, Silica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).
Jardin, La Croisette, Monaco, Riviera: Mica, Talc, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Polyethylene, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Ethylene/Acrylic Copolymer. May Contain: Iron Oxide (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Too Faced A La Mode Review Swatches

All eyeshadows are swatched on eyeshadow primer.

Too Faced St. Tropez, Cannes, Soleil, Swatch, Review

Day Look Swatches
St. Tropez
pale creamy beige with gold shimmer and sparkle

metallic copper

brown pearl

Too Faced Riviera, Jardin, Cote d'Azur, swatch, review

Classic Look
light peachy champagne with golden pearl

coral pink with golden iridescence pearl

Cote d’Azur
chocolate brown pearl

Too Faced La Croisette, Monaco, De La Mer, Swatches Review

Fashion Look
La Croisette
creamy white pearl

bright fuchsia pink with pink-violet iridescence

De La Mer
deep shimmering navy on a blackened base

The Too Faced A La Mode Eyes Palette comes with 3 look tutorials. I recreated those tutorials below, plus 2 of my own.

Too Faced Day Tutorial

Day Look Tutorial

  1. Apply St. Tropez from crease to brows
  2. Press Cannes into lid
  3. Blend Soleil into the crease and upper and lower lashes

Too Faced Classic Tutorial

Classic Look Tutorial

  1. Apply Riviera from lashline to brows
  2. Blend Jardin into the lid and the crease
  3. Line the upper and lower lashline with Cote d’Azur

Too Faced Fashion Tutorial

Fashion Look Tutorial

  1. Press La Croisette from crease to brow
  2. Blend Monaco onto the lid and above and beyond the lashline
  3. Create a cat eye liner using De La Mer

Coral Pink Tutorial

Pinked Tutorial

  1. Apply Riviera from lashline to eyebrows and lower lid
  2. Blend Jardin on the inner 3/4 of lid and inner crease
  3. Blend Apply Monaco outer lid and outer crease
  4. Apply Pink liquid liner at the upper lash line, De La Mer at the outer lower id, and then blend St Tropez from the inner corner to the outer lower lid
  5. Highlight under brows and at inner corner with St. Tropez. Add mascara

My Jardin in Monaco Tutorial. See more here.

Overall, I LOVE this palette! It’s so pretty! However, I wish it didn’t  have 2 browns. I wish one of those browns was a teal blue, or a gold. Or hey, that the brown was a matte for contouring like Salted Caramel from the Chocolate Bar Palette. The eyeshadows themselves have great textures and finishes. They’re easy to work with. I think the palette is a great value for the price.

What do you think of the Too Faced A La Mode Eyes Palette? Which tutorial is your favorite?


  • Gorgeous summer shades
  • Great pigmentation, texture and blendability
  • Great value
  • Cruelty free


  • 2 browns in one palette, take that into consideration if you don’t like browns
  • no mattes
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    • KinksCurlsandLOVE

      Yay!!!!! Bella Phyrra! Love the swatches and looks. So pretty. Cannot wait to get mine. Wahoooo!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Thank you! so happy to hear it :)

    • MrsKittyKaBoom

      Ooh. this palette looks very versatile. I only wish it came with a few matte shades. I think it would be great to take with you on a cruise or vacation where you have limited space but wanted some basics to wear.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Agreed, one of those browns needs to be a matte

    • Deanna

      The eye looks that you created with this palette are stunning! I honestly wasn’t too excited when I first saw this palette, but after seeing how well the eye shadows perform, I really want to get it!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        They are really great quality! I love the colors.

    • edenblue

      This is so, so pretty but would one matte have killed them?

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I really feel like it would have been slightly more rounded with a matte brown instead of the two shimmery browns

    • http://www.makeuplifelove.com/ jamie @makeuplifelove

      Such pretty looks and sounds like a much needed palette. Great ideas and post!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        So glad you like them :)

    • Norah Salazar

      I would have liked to seen at least 2-3 mattes especially for a summer palette. Your review is extensive, much appreciated it :)

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        You’re very welcome!

    • Anastasia

      Very pretty colors, and I love the looks you created. Definitely a Summer-inspired palette :)

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        So happy to hear it!

    • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com/ Cosmetics Aficionado

      Every shade in this is so pretty, and they work really well together.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        They really do!

    • http://www.geniabeme.com/ Eugenia

      GRR. I would def use ALL the colors in this. I think you made me want to buy this!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I could see you wearing these colors for sure

    • http://www.blushingnoir.com/ Brooke @ Blushing Noir

      FABULOUS looks and swatches! I have this here and I finally photographed it but I need to play!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Yes, play with it, the shadows are great!

    • http://loveforlacquer.com/ loveforlacquer

      Your looks are spot on!!! Amazing job!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Thank you so much!

    • http://www.honeygirlsworld.com/ Honeygirlk

      I have been really wanting this palette but haven’t sprung for it yet. I am with you though – I wish there was a teal in there… gorgeous eye looks Phyrra ;)

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        You and me, we love the teal <3 Thank you!

    • erikatheicyone

      Mine has been ordered. Thank you Ulta, your coupon destroyed the remaining self control I was hanging on to. LOL

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Yay for a coupon!

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      I was just in Ulta a couple days ago and almost picked this up! :)

    • http://theplasticdiaries.com Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries

      Monaco is beautiful!

    • cindyprimebeauty

      I almost picked this up today but I don’t think I would use the bright pink and blue

    • http://www.slashedbeauty.com/ Miranda Mendoza

      Such a gorgeous palette with so many possibilities

    • http://beautylitfromwithin.blogspot.com Nidia Doherty

      That fashion look is interesting! I still like your Jardin/Monaco look the best of these.

    • kSquaredGlamour

      I love this palette! My friend works as the Too Faced Rep at my ULTA and she did my makeup with it the other day when I went to visit her. Gorgeous colors and I love the looks you did!

    • Hollie Haradon

      I just bought this yesterday and it’s gorgeous! Perfect colors for Spring.

    • Aleya Bamdad

      I almost bought this but didn’t because I won’t use some of the colors. You made some great looks with them though.

    • Kelly R

      I love Too Faced and this palette is gorgeous. It looks great on you!

    • Cosmetic Sanctuary

      Love Monaco! Gorgeous looks you did with this palette

    • Natalie Carlson Brown

      This is the first palette I’ve gotten really excited about in a while & you certainly did it justice with your looks!! Thank-you for the visuals. I like how your doing them in steps. :)

    • Addleysmom

      I agree you definitely did it justice as I am more excited to pick this up. And I am thrilled to have the help of five excellent tutorials since I am not very adept at creating looks with these lovely palettes!

    • Vulcan_Butterfly

      I want this!

    • Chia-Yi Liu

      i love classic and pinked on you! jardin is gorgeous but sadly those shades don’t show up that well on my eyes

    • BeautyJudy

      Your swatches and looks make me so excited to receive my order! I’m so glad I ordered this now. Especially love the Pinked and Fashion looks you did.

    • http://www.painted-ladies.com/ Sheila Arkee

      That palette is super pretty.

    • http://www.ghostplops.tumblr.com/ Ghostplops

      Hmm nice! The colors are pretty but I’m mostly a fan of the bottom row. De La Mer is amazing, I think I’ve seen a very similar shade though from an indie company on Etsy but the name of the company is not coming to me.

    • deathbyglitter

      I love the eye looks you created with this palette! I was considering getting this palette but after seeing your post I had to have it right away. I got it at Ulta today and oh my it is so super pretty! The colors are gorgeous. I absolutely adore the charming tin packaging and hope Too Faced keeps making their beautiful palettes in them. Thanks so much for the amazing in depth review, swatches, and wonderful eye looks! :D

    • RockPaperBeauty

      LOVE these colours! The Cannes and Monaco shades are so unique. I don’t have anything like this in my kit, so I might just have to make a trip to Sephora to pick this up!

    • beautybycat

      I saw this palette recently in my local Ulta and I have to stop myself from getting it, but I love it sooo much! I agree with you about the brown and that teal would have been a nice addition. My hubby was with me, so maybe he’ll get it for me :-P