Sephora has JUST started carrying Tokidoki cosmetics (literally, a couple days ago), and I have to admit, I was drawn in by the packaging - the single eyeshadow pans are shaped like a heart and crossbones! The colors are cool! If UD is edgy and glam, then Tokidoki is edgy and cutesy.
I hauled myself to my local Sephora to check things out, and decided on their Cromatico eyeshadow palette in Diamante, and their eyeliner pen in Sabochan (black).
So, first up: the Sabochan eyeliner pen:
Next: the palette. Technically, it's a palette, but if I start calling it The Cube, this is why:
|This is the in-box packaging|
That's right. A cute little character charm.
Admittedly, I'm not familiar with the characters, so I don't know which one this is. Though, since the palette is called Diamante, I would guess that this is the character Diamante?
Okay, so on to the shadows themselves:
|Clockwise from top left: Diamante (glitter), Rubino (shimmer), Nancy Rocks (shimmer), and Romeo (shimmer); all except Rubino are available as singles.|
The texture is smooth, but it's not as pigmented as what I'm used to from UD. But still, they're decent. I'd say they're on par with the Kat Von D shadows I've tried - it just takes a couple more layers. There are two other palettes (Adios, which is white/silver/gray/black, and Bastardino, which is gold/browns/green), and they both look awesome. I chose this one because I wear purples most of the time. (They have another fuschia-purple single called Killer Candy, which I plan to get in the future.)
So, here are the swatches:
|Rubino, Diamante, Romeo, and Nancy Rocks, and Sabochan beneath it|
So, some action shots. I'm wearing Rubino alone (I used a clean brush to blend into the crease), with Sabochan and (MUFE mascara):