Sunday, 27 November 2016

Christmas in New York with Too Faced - part two

Holiday Collection Swatches!

Part TWO of the Too Faced Christmas In New York Collection. This post is all about the swatches! To read part one for details & first impressions, check here - Part ONE

Chocolate scented, cocoa-infused powders housed in lavish pink packaging all for $58USD

18 Eyeshadows, 3 Larger Highlighting Eyeshadows, 1 Highlight, 1 Blush, 1 Bronzer
Mini sized Better Than Sex Mascara, Melted Chocolate Milkshake & Shadow Insurance

Desert's On Me - Frosty White, Satin Sheen Finish perfect for highlighting (Larger pan)
Indulge - Metallic Champagne, pigmented & has some chunky glitters
Cookie Dough - Matte Light Brown base with Gold glitters. Crap pigment, only glitters show really..
Raspberry Rose - Light Baby Pink with a Matte Finish. Soo smooth & pigmented! Love 
Sugared Raisin - Metallic Icy Pink with Silver glitters. Like "Indulge" this is kinda chunky.
Guilt Free - Matte Pale Lilac Grey, perfect for a cool toned crease. Smooth & pigmented
Tootsie - Matte Deep Chocolate Brown. This shadow feels quite dry & swatches super patchy..
Glaze - Matte Off-White. Another good highlighting shade, if you can get it to show up (Larger pan)
Gingerdoodle - Metallic Pale Gold, nicely pigmented & smooth
Chocaholic - Matte Light Brown Taupe. CRAP pigment, had to scrape it to get a good swatch :/
Cake Batter - Matte Light Peachy Brown. Beautiful pigment & so smooth, perfect for the crease.
Butterscotch - Metallic Copper Bronze. A Smooth & pigmented metallic.
Toffee Crunch - Matte Mid-tone Coffee Brown. Like "Tootsie" this shade is quite dry & was hard to get a smooth swatch..
Lava Cake - Blackened Brown base with Pink & Gold glitters. Soft but took a few swipes to get good pigment..
Banana Date - Matte Light Yellowish Cream. A nice pigmented base shadow (Larger pan)
Honey Dip - Metallic True Gold. Smooth & super pigmented
Pound Cake - Metallic Pink Duo-Chrome with Gold shift. My Fave!
Sugar Bells - Metallic Icy Blue Silver. Beautiful pigmentation
Mint Chip - Metallic Deep Teal Blue. Stunning, smooth & pigmented
Jingle Berry - Fuchsia Purple with a Satin Sheen Finish, not a lot of pigment & took a few swipes to build up..
Huckleberry - Matte Blackened Violet with Pink & Purple glitters. Like "Tootsie" & "Toffee Crunch" it feels dry & doesn't swatch well.

Inner Light Highlighter - Stunning Pinky Golden exclusive Highlighter 

Chocolate Soleil Bronzer - The Best-selling Chocolate Bronzer is a medium, warm brown shade

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Blush - Super pigmented, muted bright Pink with a satin sheen finish

Plus a Mini Melted Chocolate Milkshake Lipstick 

A warm, Peachy Brown Nude
This lipstick smells AMAZING! Just like a caramel chocolate milkshake. Be careful not to eat it haha!

This set is better than last years big set (Le Grande Palais) but there are a few shadows that just aren't good, like "Cookie Dough", "Tootsie" & "Chocaholic" with little to no pigment. Or "Indulge", "Sugared Raisin" & "Jingle Berry" that, once the glitter has flaked off, there's not much colour left. But then there are some amazing shades too like "Cake Batter", "Raspberry Rose", "Guilt Free" & "Banana Date", all super smooth, pigmented matte shades. I feel like I might open this palette everyday just for "Cake Batter"! Or the metallics like "Pound Cake", "Honey Dip", "Butterscotch" & "Mint Chip" that actually show up! But I honestly feel like, if you have any other Too Faced holiday palettes, you'll have these shades. It's just nice to see the shadows improving every year & the packaging stays amazing!

Peppermint Mocha, Eggnog Latte & Gingerbread Cookie scented palettes, in a little hotel shaped box for $49USD

3 Scented Palettes with a total of -
18 Eyeshadows, 2 Blushes, 1 Bronzer
Mini Better Than Sex Mascara
Eggnog Latte
Frosty Nog - Matte Creamy White. So pigmented for a White shadow
Eggnog Latte - Shimmer Pale Champagne Gold
Iced Coffee - Metallic Bronzed Brown. Smooth & pigmented
Skinny Latte - Matte mid-tone Taupe Brown. Feels smooth but swatches a little patchy..
Cold Brew - Matte Brown base with Gold & Silver chunky glitters. Not as pigmented as what you see in pan
Central Perk - Metallic Deep Forest Green. Stunning & so pigmented! Perfect for Xmas looks
Peach Cobbler Blush - A Matte Peachy Pink Blush. Universally flattering & pairs perfectly with every look.
Peppermint Mocha
Peppermint Cream - Matte White. Another super pigmented White
Christmas Blend - Shimmer Sheer Champagne with Gold glitters. 
Peppermint Mocha - Shimmery Reddish Plum with Golden glitters
Candy Cane - Matte Light Baby Pink. Smooth but swatched a little patchy..
Sprinkles - Metallic Hot Pink with Pink & Purple glitters
Coffee Chip - Metallic Deep Brown with Red & Gold glitters. 
Santa Baby Blush - A Satin Finish Warm Bright Pink 

Gingerbread Cookie
Ginger Cream - Matte Pale Beige White. Yet another smooth, pigmented base shadow.
Maple Syrup - Matte Mid-tone cool Coffee Brown. Pigmented but a little dry so work slowly building it up
Gingersnap - Metallic Bright Gold. So smooth & pigmented, it's like a foiled shadow
Winter Dream - Sheer Shimmer, almost transparent base with tonnes of Silver, Pink & Lilac glitters
Cup Of Joe - Matte Blackened Coffee Brown with fine Gold glitters. 
Black Coffee - Matte Black. A little disappointing, patchy & not very pigmented :/ 
Gingerbread - Light Warm Brown Bronzer with a Satin sheen

I love this set! I think they really improved the shadows in this set compared to last years, (Le Grande Chateau) not that it was bad, but this set is just better! The white matte shades are so creamy, the metallics are so pigmented. There's a couple of misses like "Cold Brew", "Christmas Blend", "Coffee Chip" & "Winter Dream" which all have flaky glitter & not much pigment underneath or "Black Coffee" the matte black shade, is very dry & patchy. But shades like "Eggnog Latte", "Central Perk", "Sprinkles" & "Gingersnap" are super pigmented & consistently smooth in texture. "Gingersnap" is amazing! Once again, if you have any of the other Too Faced holiday or chocolate palettes, you'll have shades like this! The Christmas themed scents are a bit off-putting, they smell more like play-doh or cardboard..

Three gifts in one, these mini sets are perfect for Christmas Stocking Stuffers, all for $36USD

3 Mini Love Flush Blushes
3 Mini Lip Injection Glosses
Lip Injection Gloss - Clear
Crazy In Love Blush - Hot Pink Blush with Golden shimmer

Milkshake Lip Injection Gloss - Sheer Peachy Nude
Baby Love Blush - Neutral Peachy Pink Blush with subtle Sheen

Like A Boss Lip Injection Gloss - Sheer Purple
Dream Lover Blush - Pale Lavender Blush with a Matte/Satin finish

The Lip Injection glosses definitely work! After swatching them, I had 3 red, puffy stripes on my forearm haha. Your lips hurt a little bit at first, like an intense tingling, but goes away after something is applied over it. That's how I like to use them, apply first, let your lips plump up, then wipe off & apply desired colour! Maybe add more on top for added effect. And I love the Love Flush Blushes, they're nicely pigmented, blend in smoothly & have a great range of colours, plus the cutest packaging! I love getting the mini sized ones to try new colours & keep in my handbag. 

And I totally forgot to swatch the Let It Glow set, I'll be sure to do that & add the photos to this post.
But just so you know now, I highly recommend the set for a Christmas gift or if you love Too Faced minis! The little heart shaped brush is too cute & you also get a mini Love Flush Blush in "Love Hangover", mini Snow Bunny Bronzer & mini Candlelight Glow highlighter! All for $25usd
Now let's be real, these are travel sized minis! They're not going to be huge products, you get your moneys worth with this set. I saw a few reviews on the site say they were disappointed with the size, but what were they expecting I wonder? $25 for 3 full sized products? I don't think so haha 

All of these products are available at Sephora or Mecca Maxima (except the Chocolate Shop)

If you want to see Part one of this review, check HERE

LucyLoves! xx

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