Indulge your sweet tooth without the guilt this holiday season!
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 Palette.
The Sweet Indulgence palette ($52) is a Sephora exclusive 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
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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 Palette, I had to take these three looks for a test drive!
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 here 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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