Too Faced Sweet Indulgence Palette – review, swatches and looks

Indulge your sweet tooth without the guilt this holiday season!

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The holiday season gets me positively giddy. What’s not to like? It’s a warm and fuzzy time of year, full of wonderful things like spiced treats, shiny presents, savory food, and…LIMITED EDITION MAKEUP PALETTES! Yes, I’m practically shrieking those words as I type.

Any time a limited edition palette comes out, my fiance gets a little nervous. He sees the glazed look in my eyes when I’m browsing the collections, and hears my gasps and whispers of “oh, I neeeeeed that…” He must remain vigilant, in case I make a mad dash for my credit card.

Holiday palettes are especially exciting because it’s not just one brand putting out palettes and collections, it’s every brand competing with each other to give you the best value on their best products. The toughest part is keeping myself from buying every set! If I did have to choose just one holiday set this winter, I’m pretty sure I know which one I would choose: the Too Faced Sweet Indulgence Paletteicon.

The Sweet Indulgence palette ($52) is a Sephora exclusiveicon and is encased in a metal tin that looks like candy-shoppe perfection; and the tasty treats inside are sure to give any makeup lover a sugar rush.

This palette has sixteen full-sized eye shadows, two full-sized blushes, two bronzers, one highlighter, a full-sized primer potion, and a double ended brush. That’s twenty full sized products, and three deluxe size products – over $300 worth of products!

The 16 eyeshadow shades are:

In the Buff – eggshell matte
Peach Fuzz – pale peach with gold iridescent micro glitter
Marshmallow – toasted white with chunky glitter
Lovey Dovey – medium brown frost
Copper Peony – shimmery copper frost with a hint of pink
Teddy Bear – matte cocoa
Gum Drop – icy cool pink frost with glitter
Malted Milk Ball – brown taupe frost
Satin Sheets – pink frost with a gold/green duochrome finish
Nice Stems! – light golden green frost
Nice Ash – blue gunmetal frost
Cherry Cola – shimmery dark red-brown with burgundy micro glitter
Honeymoon – light khaki gold
Pastille – shimmery blackened green with glitter
Cop a Teal – deep blue leaning teal frost
Black Sugar – matte black with silver micro glitter

One arm fits just half of the eye shadow swatches in this palette! In the Buff, Peach Fuzz, Copper Peony, Teddy Bear, Satin Sheets, Nice Stems!, Honeymoon and Pastille

In the Buff, Peach Fuzz, Copper Peony and Teddy Bear

Satin Sheets, Nice Stems!, Honeymoon and Pastille

I love that there are a variety of finishes (satin, matte, frost and glitter). There are plenty of neutrals or near neutral shades, and a few bold colors to add a little flair. And it has light, medium, and dark shades. Most of the shades are quite pigmented and have a very smooth texture (In the Buff, Peach Fuzz and Satin Sheets are exceptions).

While every single shade won’t please everyone, there are some pretty exceptional colors; and everyone is bound to find a few they love. Honeymoon, Teddy Bear, Malted Milk Ball, Satin Sheets, Nice Stems!, Cop a Teal and Cherry Cola are my favorite shades of the bunch. If you already have Too Faced holiday palettes from previous years, you might want to note that some shades are repeated in this year’s palette.

Take two for the second set of eye shadows – Marshmallow, Lovey Dovey, Gum Drop, Malted Milk Ball, Nice Ash, Cherry Cola, Cop a Teal and Black Sugar

Marshmallow, Lovey Dovey, Gum Drop, Malted Milk Ball and Nice Ash

Nice Ash, Cherry Cola, Cop a Teal and Black Sugar

Ready to dig out your credit card yet? But wait – there’s more! This kit is truly an indulgence as we find a second level in the tin that reveals seven more goodies, including:

Shadow Insurance Eye Shadow Primer
This sheer colorless primer is one of my favorite products of all time. Whether you have dry eyelids or oily eyelids, Shadow Insurance keeps your shadow looking fresh and crease-free all day long. (Click here to check out the wht review.)

Blushes – La Vie en Rose, Papa Don’t Peach

Two Blushes:
La Vie en Rose – shimmery bright rosy pink
Papa Don’t Peach – shimmery light warm peach

I found both of these soft, sunny shades to be flattering and easy to wear.

Bronzers – Sun Bunny Light and Exclusive Shade, Highlighter – Candlelight Glow

Two Bronzers:
Sun Bunny – Light light golden brown with satin finish
Exclusive Shade – medium golden brown with satin finish

It’s nice to see that there’s a lighter shade and a darker shade in this kit, one will be sure to work to work with all skin tones.

One Highlighter:
Candlelight Glow – a veil of fine, soft gold shimmer

I have to say this is one of the prettiest highlighters I’ve ever tried. It really does give a beautifully soft glow.

An exclusive double-ended brush
This dual ended brush has a soft, cruelty-free “Teddy Bear Hair” eyeshadow brush on one end, and a small sponge tip applicator on the other. While I’m not normally a fan of sponge tip applicators, this one works pretty well to apply the darker shadows as eyeliner.

To bring you out of your sugar coma, and help you utilize all of these products, Too Faced has also included instructions to create three different looks they call Pink Chocolate, Rock Candy and Brown Sugar.

After squealing over all of the fab products found inside the Sweet Indulgence Paletteicon, I had to take these three looks for a test drive!

Pink Chocolate look

Pink Chocolate eyes

Rock Candy look

Rock Candy eyes

Brown Sugar look

Brown Sugar eyes

All in all, the Sweet Indulgence Palette is full of top-notch Too Faced faves at an incredible price and would make anyone’s holiday very merry and bright. Is there anything in the this sweet tin giving you a rush? (If not, you might need to check your pulse!)

Readers – which Sweet Indulgence look is your favorite?

Click hereicon to shop the Too Faced Sweet Indulgence Palette available exclusively at Sephora.

Marilyn is a makeup maniac and slow but stubborn runner. She loves color coding her day planner, reading celebrity gossip and drinking good wine. Marilyn blogs about makeup and fitness over at her blog, Lipgloss and Spandex.

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  1. Profile photo of lyssachelle

    I think my fave is Brown Sugar, SO subtle and pretty! (Also, I envy your eyebrows. Seriously. )

    These colors are great, though I think I’m most intrigued by Cherry Cola and Copper Peony. Those, plus Candlelight Glow and that tube of Shadow Insurance, makes the whole kit worth it! Does the tin seem pretty sturdy? It looks like it, and I bet you could get a lot of mileage out of it after the palette is gone…

    1. Profile photo of Marilyn

      Aww, thanks Alyssa! I’m quite obsessive about my brows :P The tin is decently sturdy. It’ll probably get dented or scratched, but I think it’ll last awhile. You definitely get your money’s worth :)

    1. Profile photo of Marilyn

      I love holiday palettes, but sometimes they just aren’t quite the same quality as the regular products, or they’re just pretty but not exciting. Honestly, this palette is pretty AND exciting. And the looks are easy to re-create.

  2. Profile photo of Marilyn

    I loved last year’s Fairyland palette, but I REALLY REALLY love this year’s Sweet Indulgence palette. If you’re going to buy a holiday palette for yourself, or for someone else, this one is fabulous, whether you’re new to makeup or you’re a makeup collector like myself. Usually face products in palettes underwhelm me, but these are beautiful. Not all of the shades are super-pigmented, but they work well together. It’s a good palette for experimenting with color without fearing that you’ll look like a clown, because the shades are muted and are a little bit sheer. I love that the texture of all of the products is smooth. It’s a really wearable palette all around. It is a little bulky because of the tin, but it’s so cute that you can totally overlook that. Run to your nearest Sephora and take a look for yourself–I think you’ll be just as impressed as I am.
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    Tyna Werner

    I like all three looks but the Pink Chocolate is my fave – so pretty with just the exact amount of sparkle. And I think it would really enhance my blue eyes. Also have got to agree with @lyssachelle Alyssa – your eyebrows are flawless and I covet them as well.

    This set is amazing. So much good stuff – 16(!!) eye shadows, plus blush, bronzer, highlighter, primer etc – all stuffed in a sweet little tin? That’s reusable as well – what’s not to love? Great review @lipglossandspandex – especially love the pictures of all of the looks.
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  4. Profile photo of Marilyn

    @Stef and @Tyna, I’m glad you liked the looks I did! I really feel like this palette is so easy to work with, whether you like to use a lot of different colors to make a look, or just a few, whether you like bold looks, or soft looks. I’m a sucker for a nice bit of green eyeshadow too. And I’m so flattered that you think my brows look nice ;)

  5. Andrea

    It’s funny because I had seen the swatches before and thought it wasn’t a very good palette, but now that I see the looks on you I realize it’s great =) Congrats on the great makeup skills! Lovely post.

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