A Parisian holiday: Too Faced holiday sets


If there is one holiday collection I look forward to the most, it’s probably Too Faced.

I’ve been fortunate to receive the Too Faced holiday sets for the past three years, so I just had to get my hands on 2015’s edition.

This year’s holiday theme is Christmas in Paris and they totally nailed it with the accompanying sets.  From the blockbuster set, which includes 18 eyeshadows, a Melted lipstick, primer and mascara, to their smaller – and still amazing – items, if you are looking for a showstopping gift this year, take a look at Too Faced.

village staircase palette

So let’s start with the best first. A Sephora-exclusive, Le Grand Palais might just be the holiday set of all holiday sets this year. This blockbuster includes 18 eyeshadows in glitters, shimmers, and mattes, two blushes, a bronzer (Sun Bunny Natural), a highlighter (Candlelight Glow), a deluxe Better Than Sex mascara, a deluxe Melted Lipstick in Melted Peony, and a deluxe Shadow Insurance eyeshadow primer. It also includes step-by-step glamour guides so you create a variety of different looks.

The eyeshadow palette does pop out of the set, so you don’t have to carry the whole she-bang around with you. Like I mentioned, Too Faced spices their holiday sets up every year with different themes, but for the most part, they always bring out an 18-colour eyeshadow palette.  There are some repeat shades in here from past holiday palettes (Satin Sheets, Moon on their Wings, for example – from their Sound of Music theme a couple years back), but there are some new colours in here as well (also, can we just talk about those glitter shades…).  Compared to other years, I definitely think this is one of the best sets they have come out with, solely based on the fact that you get a generous-sized Melted Lipstick (in a gorgeous pink shade- not the usual holiday red), a good-sized Better Than Sex mascara (which is amazing) and the Shadow Insurance (which is good to have considering the amount of eyeshadows in this set).

Now the price.  This retails for C$72, with a value of C$469. Too Faced, in my opinion, always comes out with the best value in their sets.  For under $75, you really can’t go wrong with this one.  Even if you aren’t a huge makeup person, I can’t imagine anyone not loving this set.

eiffel palettes

Looking for something that is more shareable? The Grand Chateau consists of three separate palettes housed in a  little chateau with a deluxe Better Than Sex mascara thrown in.  Each palette contains six shadows and a blush or bronzer.  Each palette is different and there’s something for every party, mood or taste; in fact, you can create a look with each individual palette just by themselves.  Best part is that you can either gift it together or separate them to give to multiple friends. This retails for C$69, so a little less than Le Grand Palais, which is a better deal.  The great thing about this one though is that you can separate them, so you if like buying one thing and then splitting it up between friends or family, this would be a good option.

melted kisses sweet kisses trio

Now my favourite set, Melted Kisses & Sweet Cheeks (C$45) consists of three bestselling and long-wearing Melted Lipsticks with three coordinating deluxe long-wear Love Flush blushes.

I have a few of the Melted Lipsticks and they are definitely one of my favourite lip formulas.  They are a creme opaque matte lipstick, which gives you the most beautiful colour. This set includes Nude, Peony, and Fig, with the blushes being Love Hangover, Justify My Love, and Your Love is King. The best part about this set is that each duo is separately packaged, meaning that you can either gift them together in the main package, or separate them and throw them in three friend’s stockings (or just keep them yourself – hey, it’s a great deal!). Each duo’s box also has a “To: From:” on the back, so they’ll never know you split up the gift.

The reason I love this set so much is because I find holiday sets are mostly comprised of eyeshadows or lip products. Very rarely will you come across blushes. I have a few holiday blush palettes, but I know from personal experience, when my friends come over, they are always in need of blushes.  These guys are perfect since it is a good size, so they will last awhile, and the colours are so fabulous (plus the Polly Pocket-esque packaging is just to die for!).

Overall, you can’t go wrong with any of these items. They all have amazing value for what you get and the variety of different products in each set makes them one of the most coveted holiday makeup items this year.

Are any Too Faced items on your holiday wish list?

Please note, product sent by PR, all opinions are my own.

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