Thursday, 3 May 2012

Tokidoki Airways Palette

This is my first product from Tokidoki! I know that this is a lot of people rave about this brand, so I was excited to try it out for myself :)

This palette comes is a metal tin in the shape of a suitcase. The case is adorned with different passport stamps from around the world.




Isn't the packaging cute?!

There are 8 shadows in this palette, each 2.1g/0.07 oz. 



Top to bottom: Hong Kong, New York, Rome, London


Top to bottom: Tokyo, Hawaii, Hong Kong, New York


Top to bottom: Paris, Los Angeles, Tokyo


Top to bottom: Paris, Tokyo, Hawaii

I found that these eye shadows to be very powdery and the lighter shades (Paris and Hawaii) were very, very light. I tried to build these shades up, but that took many coats. Since they are so powdery, I wound up with a lot of fall out. I also found these shadows to be slightly chalky and hard to blend with other colours. I think that the main appeal for this palette is the packaging. If you love the Tokidoki brand, this would make a cute addition to your collection, otherwise I would pass on this palette. This retails for $50.00 CDN at Sephora, but I just noticed that it is on sale for only $19.00! This sale seems to be available online only at the moment. So if you've had your eyes on this palette for a while, now would be the best time to pick it up! 

Oh! Also, this palette came with a little surprise! 


This is a little donut shaped charm for your key chain! I think this is cute, but it's not really my style. I would have rather gotten an eye liner or brush. Also, although the packaging is cute, it's really bulky. I would have liked to see a sleeker tin.

Are you a fan of Tokidoki? What are you favourite products?

Disclosure: This palette was sent to me for my honest review. 

14 comments:

  1. This palette is so freaking cute!! XD That key-chain thingymaboober is sooo cute!

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    1. Aha the packaging is definitely the selling point of this palette!

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  2. this doesn't sound like that great of a palette, but it is mighty cute. almost more of a novelty.
    also, I love how all the eye shadows are named after major cities except 'Hawaii' which is a state? random.

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    1. I agree, this would be more of a collectible item! Aha I didn't notice that!

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  3. I agree, the packaging looks super cute but the actual products inside seem a bit naff x

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  4. That packaging is so so cute, it's a shame that the eye shadows aren't as good :(

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    1. It is a shame :( I know Tokidoki is a cult favourite, I'm wondering now if it's just based solely on the packaging or if their other products are amazing, just not this one?

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  5. Yes, it's always been cute. I always wondered if Smashbox makes this line for Sephora. Smashbox had a line called Tokidoki I am thinking it was out for maybe 1 year if even that long. Same type of characters used. Anyone know if Smashbox if the maker of this line now for Sephora?

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    1. Oh wow, I never knew about that! That sounds like too much of a coincidence! How long ago was the Smashbox line out?

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  6. Have't tried Tokidoki but have heard rave reviews! Hmm...

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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    1. I've heard rave reviews as well! Maybe just this palette was a miss for me, other products might be great!

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  7. I got a tokidoki palette which is wonderful for a smokey purple eye. I've been looking for a light purple set for spring, but haven't found anything yet. I was hoping this was the answer, but sounds like maybe I am better off skipping this one. I actually find the packaging a deterrent anyway--way too young for me. The other tokidoki set I have is small and simple with just a drawing of cartoon characters on it. Thanks for the advice! I'll keep looking for my perfect spring purples.

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    1. I agree, the packaging doesn't really appeal to me either. I would skip on these shadows, maybe they have other shadows that are more pigmented though!
      I'm really loving NARS' Strada, is a purple with golden shimmer :)

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Laura