Friday, December 23, 2016

Too Faced 2016 Christmas in New York Holiday Collection: Merry Macarons Palette & Let It Glow Highlight & Blush Kit

Christmas is officially just one day away and tomorrow (Christmas Eve) is my birthday! To celebrate I have one more holiday post to share featuring one of the cutest collections of the season.

Too Faced has been all the rage recently as beauty junkies everywhere load their digital carts with chocolate and peach scented faves. The Holiday in New York Collection showcases glitzy pigment and great gift sets in various price points to satisfy every makeup lover on your list. The Merry Macarons Palette is packaged in an adorable pop-up box displaying a girl ice skating at Rockefeller Square as a little dog watches on in front of a macaron stand. The box can also be used for holiday decor and comes with the brand’s popular mascara.

The palette itself is lightweight and small but the shadows are large which makes it great for travel. There are 12 gorgeous shades ranging from nude, beige, brown, caramel, cream, gold, navy-black, champagne and silver with matte, shimmer and glitter finishes. As usual I love the selection even though there are a few colors that are very similar to shades in other Too Faced palettes. Although this is a seasonal item, the shadows can be used year-round for creating dazzling effects and it is perfect for holiday events, get-togethers and New Years Eve parties.

Overall the pigmentation is great! The shimmers apply vivid, velvety and saturated with the ability to be layered and enhanced for a dramatic pop of radiance. The creamy mattes blend smoothly for a seamless finish and are also very buildable. With this range you can mix and match colors in many flattering combinations and they compliment all complexions. Compared to the Grande Hotel Cafe Box Set, I had better luck with this collection in terms of color pay and coverage (didn’t even need a primer to boost intensity) and I experienced little fall-out with no creasing or fading. The palette retails for $39.00.

Just because its winter, doesn’t mean you should settle for dull skin. The Let It Glow Highlight & Blush Kit makes a great gift and includes: the Candlelight Glow Highlight Duo in Rosy, Snow Bunny Luminous Bronzer and the Love-Flush 16 Hour Blush in the shade Love Hangover.

I use the full-size version of this highlight all the time so I’m happy to have a mini version for travel! The silver and pink hues are silky and provide a soft sheen that makes skin look healthy and bright.

The Snow Bunny Luminous Bronzer is really more of a highlight powder with 4 strips of color. Because the compact is on the smaller side, isolating each shade can be tricky so I just swirl my brush over them all. The pigmentation is fainter and the texture isn’t as smooth but if you layer well the effect is quite pretty.

I own most of the Love Flush Blushes except for this shade which might be my new favorite! The bright orange-coral instantly perks-up the complexion with vibrant, fresh color reminiscent of summer and the pigmentation is great! This set retails for $32.00.

To see more items from the Christmas in New York Collection click HERE 
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~Happy Holidays! 

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