Thursday, 15 October 2015

Too Faced Le Grand Palais Set

Review & Swatches!

The Holiday Beauty Sets are already coming out, all in time for Christmas!
I love how Too Faced do Holiday collections, it's always a stunning, sparkly presentation
It's Christmas in Paris this year for the 2015 collection
Le Grand Palais is a Sephora Exclusive, a Dollhouse designed box with
 a large palette & three deluxe samples!
18 Eyeshadows, 2 Blushes, a Highligher & a Bronzer
Sample size Melted Peony, Better Than Sex Mascara & Eyeshadow Primer
This Palette retails for $58 USD ($378 value!)

Swatches & more pics below!

 I'm not gonna lie, it's the packaging & presentation that sold me on this set
The Dollhouse box has one side that flips down & the palette pops out easily,
plus the box looks awesome on your vanity to display jewellery, perfume etc
Cute details in the background, a little staircase holding the mini samples, a cardboard 
Mannequin & Sephora bag full of Too Faced products, it's all too adorable!
But..I feel that the packaging was the main focus in the creative process of this set 
& the palette was more of an after-thought...
The Palette includes 18 eyeshadows, with only 5 Matte shades
All the shadows have cute names printed underneath.
There is a lot of shimmer & glitter going on in this palette, if that's not your thing, 
this is not the collection for you!
The pigmentation varies with the shadows, the glittery shades are too flaky & chunky that there
is no real colour to the base of them, blow the glitter away & there's nothing there.
The shimmers are beautiful & buttery & have perfect colour pay-off,
especially "Wish List", "Arc de Triomphe" & surprisingly "Party Dress"
But the mattes are inconsistent with a couple that are dry & patchy..
such as "Cobblestone" & "Belle Femme"
The larger highlighting shades are all beautiful, I'll probably use these everyday.
And the Face products are nicely pigmented, the Highlight & Bronzer are buttery
but the blushes are more dry & powdery


White Christmas - Matte White

Satin Sheets - Shimmer Pink Champagne

Vintage Lace - Matte Pale Yellow White

Delightful - Shimmer Icy Pink

Moon on Their Wings - Glitter Rose Gold

Cobblestone - Matte Cool Taupe Brown

City Lights - Caramel Brown with Gold Shimmer

Dreamlight - Shimmery Purple Brown

String of Lights - Glittery Ice Blue

Yule Log - Black with Pink & Gold Shimmer

Wish List - Shimmer True Gold

Arc de Triomphe - Shimmer Grey Mauve

Belle Femme - Matte Dark Cool Brown

Stiletto - Matte Black

Eiffle - Glitter Dark Teal Green

Midnight in Paris - Glitter Deep Blue

Champs Elysees - Glitter Purple

Party Dress - Shimmer Hot Pink


Stardust - Matte Coral/Peach Pink Blush

Skyline - Matte Cool toned Pink Blush

Flush - Golden Champagne Highlight

Sun Bunny - Shimmery Warm Tan Bronzer


Melted Peony Lipstick is a Creamy Dusty Pink, on the cooler side.. 
in my opinion, it's quite a hard shade to pull off on most skin tones & unfortunately 
it's one that gets repeated in a lot of their collections as a deluxe sample, 
I wish it was something more universal like "Melted Nude" or "Melted Ruby" Red
Better Than Sex Mascara though it is a great mascara to have, it's also an over kill 
in their Gift sets, I have about 4-5 of these kicking around now
Eyeshadow Insurance is a handy mini to have, it has a decent amount of product (0.17oz) & should last you a long time 

Is this Gift set worth purchasing?
Honestly, I don't think so unless you want to pay $58usd for amazing packaging but poor product. 
I would rate this 5/10 for quality, I love a few of the shadows & the Highlight & Bronzer are both nice, but I was disappointed with the rest..
And 10/10 for the packaging obviously because it's stunning but also the slim palette pops out making it very travel friendly 

Reviews on the other 2015 Holidays sets from Too Faced: 
Le Grand Chateau - Click Here
Melted Kisses & Sweet Cheeks - Click Here

LucyLoves! xx

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