tokidoki Sodashop Palette Review and Swatch

After falling in love with the mischievous tokidoki Robbery palette, I just had to go grab the newly debuted Soda Shop palette at Sephora in the past weekend. This palette is actually the replacement to the Robbery palette on the display shelf, so I think Sephora’s getting rid of the Robbery palette now. If you want one for yourself, it’s not too late to head over to the web before it’s gone. And besides the Soda Shop, I also got myself a Gelato Lip Balm Stain which will appear in a later post.

What it is: The ultimate collection of tokidoki cosmetics and collectibles.

What it does: Happy days are here again with tokidoki’s Soda Shop Palette. The Soda Shop story is told with a winking sundae, a charming gumball machine, scary high-tops, a trucker burger, the jukebox man, and playful movie concessions.

What else you need to know: Simone Legno, the artist behind tokidoki, takes you back to classic Americano happy days with the Soda Shop Collection, created exclusively for Sephora. There’s no interrupting good old fashioned fun when tokidoki’s around.

Availability: Exclusively at Sephora

Price: $49 ($225 value)

(Source: Sephora)

As always let me show you some photos first. Removable tokidoki pendant magnet.

Collectible tin that can be reused to house your tokidoki treasures.

Once you open the tin, it shows a sheet of Soda Shop inspired tokidoki characters, sure to spice up any metal possession.

If you look closely at the page of stickers you might just notice that a running hotdog is being chased by a cactus dog but little does the hotdog know that a mouthful of candy is up ahead with it’s mouth wide open. How dreadful…. poor hotdog……

The top part of the tin has a big mirror so if you look at it, you’re like being in the tokidoki Cafe yourself.

The bottom half has all the goodies, 16 shadows, a liquid eyeliner and a double sided nail file. But above it, there’s a plastic divider with tokidoki character/shadow names on it. It helps to keep your palette clean. Good thinking!

Skull Donut, Patatino, Riposino, Ciccio, Mummetto, Mozzarella, Tulipano, Nancy Rocks, Romeo, Ciotolina, Arrosto, Furbina

Even the back of the palette is painted with pattern and it’s fully removable. Even you hit pans, you can still use the tin box.

The wrapper on the SANDy nail file. I forgot the take a picture before unwrapping it.

Nail file in the shape of the tokidoki character SANDy.

There’s a thick foam in between the 2 sides for more comfort.

PerfettoEyeliner with a chisel tip (inspired by graphic artist pens) that can produce three effects: thin, bold, and a thicker, heavy line.

Carina the white cactus kitty. The kitty really loves fish; she even has it on her hair.

Net Wt. 0.02 fl. oz. Made in Japan

Some photos of the 16 shadows taken in sunlight.

Design

Did you have the experience when you try to take out a product, it was so tight that almost broke your nail? With Soda Shop Palette, the designer take this into consideration and include 2 little niche for you to take out the liner and the nail file easily.

Trying to open a tiny eyeliner packaging could be challenging but look for this plastic flap. That’s your key!

The special designed eyeliner has a chisel tip (inspired by graphic artist pens) that can produce three effects: thin, bold, and a thicker, heavy line.

There’s even more tricks to this liner on its cap, see the white arrow. It has a spring mechanism inside which will make sure the pen is kept close until you’re ready to use it.

Swatch

For the eyeliner, you get thin line with the tip, bold and thicker lines with the 2 sides of the pen.

Swatch for the eye shadows.

Skull Donut (nude vanilla), Patatino (shimmery pale golden peach), Riposino (medium brown)

Ciccio (bronzy gold brown), Mummetto (dark brown), Mozzarella (shimmering dark brown)

Tulipano (pale lilac), Nancy Rocks (purple), Romeo (plum)

Ciotolina (shimmering mossy green), Arrosto (dark charcoal gray with shimmer), Forbino (dark purple with shimmer)

My thoughts about tokidoki Sodashop Palette:

What I like:

– Super cute tokidoki artwork like always.
– Great value. $49 isn’t too shabby for 16 shadows, 1 liner and 1 nail file.
– Lots of neutral and fun shades to choose from.
– The whole box is full of clever and practical designs, the divider, the eyeliner tip, cap…
– The shadows are fairly pigmented and easy to blend.

What could be better:

– The eyeliner is too watery and it smudges.
– Some of the shadows are not very smooth, for example Mummetto is too grainy and Tulipano is too chalky.
– There is a slight shadow fallout from Forbino.
– The whole palette is a tad bulky, not the best for on-the-go touchup.

Rate it:

Packaging: 9/10
Pricing: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Pigmentation: 8/10
Product: 6/10

Overall: B

Final thoughts:

This is a wonderful makeup palette for someone who loves cute packaging and fun cartoon characters. It has great designs and a variety of shades to play with. Most of them are in good quality except a few that need improvement.

16 Responses to tokidoki Sodashop Palette Review and Swatch

  1. Iyah February 24, 2011 at 12:54 AM

    OMGOSHHH So jealous right now!! that palette look amazing!! 😀 its so pretty!!!

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    • admin February 25, 2011 at 2:24 PM

      i’m also jealous over your nail polishes =)

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  2. louise February 24, 2011 at 1:50 AM

    It’s so Cute!!!! I want one! 😛 I’ve always wanted a tokidoki item because the packaging is so kawaii!

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  3. Penelope February 24, 2011 at 2:53 AM

    Another great review on such a cute product! The packaging is so adorable. Thanks so much for the swatches, the colours look great!

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  4. Jennifer February 24, 2011 at 4:29 AM

    you got me lemming this palette now :D! but i agree the pigmentation and texture of the shadows could be better.

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  5. Ally February 24, 2011 at 5:24 AM

    that palette is so awesomeeeeeeee <3

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  6. Nani February 24, 2011 at 8:33 AM

    OMG SO CUTE! *_*

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  7. Shop N' Chomp February 24, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    The packaging is just too cute! *^_^*

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  8. DalaLuz February 24, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    It is absolutely adorable 🙂

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  9. Alicia February 24, 2011 at 2:25 PM

    They certainly have the most creative and most intricate packaging. I have seen their things at Sephora but never really checked them out. I love that you get a cool tin and stickers.

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    • admin February 25, 2011 at 2:30 PM

      yea i’d say it’s a great value for getting everything that comes with. i do hope the quality is a little better.

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  10. Steph February 25, 2011 at 8:12 PM

    the palette is certainly cute =D
    i’m loving the soda theme~

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    • admin February 28, 2011 at 2:00 PM

      totally agree! soda theme is really cute!

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  11. Fionna February 25, 2011 at 9:59 PM

    I love the packaging and was debating on getting it…I ended up buying a Tarte palette instead. Thank you for the review. I was looking for an on-the-go palette and I can now see it wouldn’t be good for that.

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    • admin February 28, 2011 at 2:02 PM

      haha definitely a “keep me home” palette. i think they have some compact palettes too but they’re quite bulky too.

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  12. Nina February 28, 2011 at 5:18 PM

    I really like the lavender and purple shadows.

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