I initially wasn't expecting to like their BB Cream since upon seeing the cream itself, it looked a bit dark on my skin. But upon application, it had blended perfectly in my face. And I love that it has an SPF 37 PA++.
Photo taken from http://www.roseroseshop.com
Too Cool For School is a Korean brand which was established during September 2009 by Todacosa Co., Ltd., a major cosmetic distributor in Korea. Within a span of less than a year, they started opening branches internationally. Last April 10, 2013, they opened their flagship store in the Philippines at SM Mall of Asia. They opened their second and third branch at SM North Edsa and Sm BF Paranaque within the same year.
TCFS likes to combine practicality and playful aesthetics. They're attempting to introduce new concepts of a beauty and lifestyle brand by allowing people to meet contemporary artists' designs in their stores and products. Basically, they just want their consumers to have fun!
"As such, Too Cool For School is a beauty & lifestyle brand for the new generation. The name itself is also unique, when you hear the word “school”, what first comes to mind is an institution where students learn. But the word is rooted from the meaning, “a group of fish”. In that regard, Too Cool For School is the coolest among the group; being differentiated and unique. Too Cool for School customers are the “dolphins among the guppies.”"
- description taken from TCFS-Philippines.
They currently have these characters that represent their store (the Dinoplatz, by the way, are my favorite of the bunch):
They also have a lot of cosmetic series within their store like The Glam Rock, Dinoplatz, and The Mcgirly line.
I was lucky enough to have a chance to drop by their first store at SM Mall of Asia just last month.
They've got bottles and doll heads and hands and other laboratory pieces as a part of their quirky decoration.
Different products are placed in huge, open briefcases (really creative stuff). One of the things I love about TCFS is that they always have at least 2 sizes available for most of their products, either that or they have sachets or sampler sizes. For a person who's a bit anxious in trying out beauty items and skincare, these sizes can come in pretty handy! They can be used either for trying out the item or for travel.
The Glam Rock series is a set of make-up that brings that rocker diva in you. I've already bought the Extreme Color Eye Liner in Blue.
Their Takkoza line specializes in make-up removers, liquids, creams, etc.
Cool packaging for their cream blushes, lippies and eyeshadows. Artclass, meanwhile, focuses on cosmetics which looks like Art supplies.
And last but not the least, the Dinoplatz series! Dinoplatz are dinosaurs living in the modern world. Now that's one totally unique but cute concept.
Personal hauls from TCFS with freebies!
And of course, I couldn't leave their store without buying anything. Two of the things that I was planning to buy were already sold out (The Egg Mousse Pack and After School BB Foundation Lunch Box). Instead, I got the Glam Rock liner in blue, Dinoplatz blotting paper and Mcgirly Smoothing Pack. One thing that I've also noticed with TCFS is, whenever you've made a purchase, they'll make it a point to give you a sampler ( whatever sample is currently available) of any of their products. That day, I got their Rules of Skincare Pore minimizing Serum and Dual Primer.
Too Cool For School is not your usual beauty and skincare store that offers the usual. They have a way of making a name on their own thru their products. Practical combination is one of their specialty. (e.g. BB Cream that comes with a highlighter and concealer!). The cool image and packaging is also a plus for most consumers, they're not the usual floral with pink types. Others might find their prices a bit higher than most Korean brands but this one gives a bang for your buck.
I'll definitely try their other items soon. Will you? :3
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