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Too Faced Grand Hotel Café Palettes

Too Faced Grand Hotel Café Palettes
Too Faced Grand Hotel Café Palettes

Too Faced Grand Hotel Café Palettes ($49.00 for 1.46 oz.) includes 18 eyeshadows, two blushes, one bronzer, and a deluxe sized mascara. While I don’t always have great luck with Too Faced’s eyeshadow formula (I have found it to be thinner and dustier, so it tends to require primer to perform well), I found this set of palettes to be particularly disheartening. I feel like this set is why people have dismissed holiday palettes more this year compared to previous years; it is everything wrong with holiday: an intense focus on packaging and presentation and seemingly little to no focus on actual product quality and consistency. There were many shades that were very sheer, dusty, or dry, and only a handful of shades were decent. Even two of the three cheek colors had a clumpy, powdery consistency that was just really surprising–in the worst of ways–and sealed the deal on this being a total disappointment.

Peppermint Cream is a bright white with a matte finish. It had semi-sheer coverage with a light, dusty texture (though smooth) that lasted for six hours before fading. Viseart Bright Editorial #1 (P)(100% similar). Sugarpill Tako (P, $12.00)(100% similar). MAC Gesso (P, $16.00)(100% similar). Kat Von D Skull (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Swan Song (P, $10.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Flat White (LE, $22.00) is brighter, lighter (95% similar). Sephora Daisy's My BFF (LE) is brighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M126 Chalk (P, $21.00) is brighter (95% similar). Viseart Chroma #1 (P) is cooler (95% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #1 (P) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC White (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Christmas Blend is a medium-dark peach with warm, brown undertones and a sparkling finish. It had sheer coverage with a dry, dusty, and chunky texture that was a total pain to use as it did not apply to bare skin (or even over regular primer). It lasted for four hours–if that–on me. Chanel Envol (847) (LE, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). Lancome My French #5 (LE) is darker, less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Give Me Fire (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte #SFS (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Last Sin (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Catnap (-, $5.00) is better quality, more pigmented, more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Cheers! (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Zoeva Sweeter End (P) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Baby (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Goddess (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Baby Universe #2 (P) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Melody (98) (P, $32.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Pont des Arts (P) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). theBalm Luscious Lani (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Rose Golden Rings (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Parallel Universe (Left) (LE, $25.00) is brighter, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Peppermint Mocha is a dark brown with warm,r ed undertones and a mostly matte finish, though there were visible sparkles that sat on top and blended away. The texture was incredibly dusty and dry, which resulted in sheer coverage that turned patchy when blended. It lasted for six hours before fading. Too Faced Peach Pit (P, $16.00) is warmer, more shimmery (95% similar). YSL Rosy Glow #5 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Age #1 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Silk Robe (LE) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). CoverGirl Scorching Cocoa (355) (P, $4.99) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Cle de Peau Baby Universe #4 (P) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I606 Pinky Earth (P, $21.00) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Antique Bronze (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Pink Sensibilities #4 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Lucky Penny (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia NYC (LE, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Candy Cane is a light pink with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a soft, powdery texture that tended to sheer out and fade within six hours. Too Faced Raspberry Rose (LE, $16.00) is more muted (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #1 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). L'Oreal Mademoiselle Pink (P, $5.99) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Baby Cakes (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Plum (Highlight) (P) is more muted, darker (95% similar). MAC Flounce (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Kitten (LE, $16.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). LORAC Pink Cream (LE, $19.00) is warmer, more muted, darker (90% similar). NARS Douce France #1 (LE, $25.00) is more muted (90% similar). Tarte Vintage (P) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 13 (LE) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Light Pink (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Caregiver (LE) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sprinkles is medium-dark berry with warm, reddish undertones and a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation with a lightly dusty, drier texture that still managed to blend out without too much work. It wore for seven hours. City Color It's a Girl (P, $6.99) is darker, more shimmery (95% similar). L'Oreal Glistening Garnet (P, $7.99) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Alchemy (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Stylishly Merry (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). City Color U Jelly? (P, $6.99) is more muted, lighter (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Marry in Monte Carlo (LE, $9.99) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Anastasia Sangria (P, $12.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #9 (LE) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). MAC Violet Blend #3 (LE) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME840 Pink Chrome (P, $21.00) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Coffee Chip is a blackened brown with hints of warmer, olive undertones and a fine, pearly shimmer. The pigmentation was mostly opaque, while the texture was soft, just a touch dusty, but one of the easiest shades to work with in the palette. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me. MAC Bao Bao's Jewels #4 (LE) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Dark Roast (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Bedazzled Spruce (LE) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #6 (LE) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Bracken (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Rock (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Snakebite (P, $19.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Too Faced Leopard (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Haute Chocolate (LE, $16.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Darkhorse (P, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). Clarins The Essentials #10 (LE) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Collective Chic #2 (LE) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Natasha Denona Dark Sepia (47P) (P, $29.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Burberry Gold #1 (LE) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Santa Baby is a bright pop of medium pink with warmer undertones and a matte finish. It was very chalky, powdery in the pan, and tended to clump on the brush. The color was difficult to blend out on the skin, as it would stick strongly to some places and not at all on other areas. It lasted for six hours on me. NARS New Attitude (LE, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Pinch O' Peach (P, $22.00) is better quality (95% similar). Zoeva PK020 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Sweet Pink (LE) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Zoeva PK030 (P) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Kindergarten Red (LE, $32.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). LORAC Underrated (LE) is darker (90% similar). MAC Formal (LE) is more muted (90% similar). Dior Floral Pink (844) (LE, $44.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). MAC Lovecloud (P, $22.00) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Lotus Blossom (LE, $40.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). MAC Modest Blush (LE, $27.00) is more muted (90% similar). Chanel Crescendo (250) (LE, $45.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Live (LE, $28.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Tarte Pop (LE, $28.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Early Bird (DC, $8.00) is darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Exhibitionist (LE) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Frosty Nog is a very light beige with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a soft, smooth texture that wasn’t too dusty. It lasted for six hours on me before fading. NARS Give In Take IV (LE, $29.00)(100% similar). Sephora Put a Bow On It (LE) is more muted (95% similar). Kat Von D Smoke (Highlight) (P) is warmer (95% similar). Makeup Atelier Nude #1 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Cashmere #1 (P) is warmer, more muted (90% similar). L'Oreal Paris Beach (P, $5.99) is brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Extra Creamy (LE, $16.00) is more muted (90% similar). Kat Von D Bone (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Glaze (LE, $16.00) is warmer, more muted (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Eggnog Latte is a light-medium, yellow gold with warm undertones and a sparkling sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a firmer texture–it felt almost wet in the pan–and a smoother finish on the skin. The color lasted for seven hours but had some fall out. MAC In the Meadow #2 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Bathwater (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Pearl River #2 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Taurella (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #2 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Minx (LE) is darker, less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Sand (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Pastel Fontanges #3 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Viseart Alexandre Trois (P) is darker, less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Bling (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Lancome Filigree (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Famous (LE, $5.00) is darker, less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #1 (LE) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Chic (LE, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain L'Heure de Nuit #1 (P) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Dust (LE, $23.00) is lighter (90% similar). Burberry Gold #4 (LE) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #1 (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). theBalm #41 (P, $6.50) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop High Tide (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Iced Coffee is a medium-dark, coppery brown with warm undertones and a pearl sheen. It had decent color payoff with a lightly dusty, thinner texture that lasted for seven hours on me. Surratt Beauty Cuivre (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Clinique Ample Amber (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever #28E (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Her Cocoa #3 (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME612 Silver Brown (P, $21.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Hot & Cold (LE, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte On the Monet (LE) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Caramelized (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Stila Peace (P) is lighter (90% similar). CoverGirl Melted Caramel (330) (P, $4.99) is lighter (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #14 (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Hammamet (Right) (LE, $25.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cocoa Mirage #3 (P) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Cote d'Azur (P, $16.00) is brighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Charming #3 (LE) is warmer (85% similar). LORAC Mocha (P, $19.00) is cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Peanut Butter Cup (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Skinny Latte is a light-medium brown with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer color coverage with a very powdery, clumpy texture that was hard to work with, as it would result in fall out on the lid and sheer, uneven coverage when applied. The color started to fade after six hours. Tarte Love Hue (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Lancome Sante (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Kid (DC, $16.00) is brighter (95% similar). Lancome Woody Bar (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Tan-gled Up in You (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #2 (P) is darker (95% similar). Buxom Gimme Gorgeous (P, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Fawned of You (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss #1 (P, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). theBalm Score (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 2 (LE) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Hazelnut Bon Bons (LE) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Chocaholic (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Undeniable (P, $19.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). NARS Yamal (LE, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Bold (P) is brighter (90% similar). theBalm C3 (LE, $16.00) is more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cocoa Mirage #2 (P) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Tarte Frameworthy (LE) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Painkiller (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cold Brew is a medium-dark brown with warm, reddish-orange undertones and multi-colored sparkle. The texture was denser and felt wet to the touch, and it had a lot more sparkle, but the sparkle binded better with the base than usual. It had good pigmentation and applied fairly well to the lid. The color wore for seven hours with a touch of fall out. Tarte Under the Mistle-taupe (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Amethyst (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Grand-Palais (P) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Far Side (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). L'Oreal Quartz Fume (P, $5.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Showstopper Copper (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Soft Steel (LE, $22.00) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Tan Lines (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Reef (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Golden Petals Scattering (LE, $16.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Radar (LE, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Tea Leaves (LE, $22.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Clinique Cocoa Pop (P, $17.00) is more muted (85% similar). Ardency Inn Vintage Gold (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Spiked Cider (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Chronosphere (LE, $19.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Central Perk is a rich, dark emerald green with cooler undertones and a soft, frosted finish. The pigmentation was fantastic, while the texture was smooth, creamy, and blendable. It wore well for eight hours on me. Urban Decay Damaged (LE, $19.00) is lighter, more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Scarab (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Inglot #414 (P, $6.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Sephora Walk on the Wild Side (08) (P, $10.00) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox STFU (P) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Donna (LE, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Dark Indulgence (LE, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Hello Kitty Three Apples (LE) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Indo (P, $19.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). MAC Emerald Power (LE, $22.00) is lighter, less shimmery (80% similar). theBalm Jealous Jordana (P, $16.00) is darker, less shimmery (80% similar). Bobbi Brown Forest (P, $28.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Peach Cobbler is a bright, medium coral with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation with a fairly soft, blendable texture, though it kicked up excess in the pan. It lasted for seven hours. LORAC Dance 'Til Dawn Blush #2 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Make Believe (LE, $30.00) is more muted (95% similar). Hourglass Diffused Heat (P, $35.00) is warmer, more shimmery (95% similar). Hourglass Surreal Effect (LE, $35.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Streak Blush (P) is warmer, darker (90% similar). NARS Day Dream (LE, $30.00) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Angelique (190) (P, $45.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). MAC Immortal Flower (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Spring Flock (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Sideshow You (LE, $22.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Blush (LE, $55.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Bumpy Ride (P, $30.00) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Technicolor (P, $22.00) is cooler, more muted, darker (85% similar). bareMinerals Swoon (LE, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). KIKO 108 Orange Coral (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). Catrice Coral Me Maybe (P, $5.99) is cooler (85% similar). Tarte Vibrant (LE, $28.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). NARS Illusive (LE, $30.00) is cooler, more muted, darker (85% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Electra (LE) is warmer, darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Cheek Pop) (LE, $40.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Ginger Cream is a light beige with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a firmer texture that was very unlike Too Faced for their mattes. The color lasted for five hours on me. MAC Blanc Type (P, $16.00)(100% similar). Makeup Atelier Natural Chestnut #2 (P)(100% similar). bareMinerals Chance (P) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Golden Reflections #4 (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte French Manicure (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Vanilla (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Anonymous (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Fresh (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Double Scoop (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M500 Ivory (P, $21.00) is brighter, lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Pure (LE) is brighter, lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Graphite #1 (P) is warmer (95% similar). IT Cosmetics Peaceful (P) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Super Mom (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Cheers (LE) is more muted (95% similar). Tarte Waterlilies (LE) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Drawing a Blanc (LE, $16.00)(100% similar). Too Faced Meow (LE, $16.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Maple Syrup is a medium-dark taupe brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer pigmentation with a dusty texture that was prone to sheering out and looking patchy when blended. The color lasted for six and a half hours on me. Tarte Style (LE) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Lofty (LE, $16.00) is warmer, darker (95% similar). Laura Mercier Stone Taupe (LE, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Slate (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Brownie Points (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Shade II (2015) (LE, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Power Player (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Stone Unturned (LE) is cooler, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Vow (LE) is better quality, warmer (90% similar). MAC Cool Complement (P, $16.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). theBalm Dig It (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M558 Dark Taupe (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Renholder (P) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). MAC Fashion Fix (DC, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Mirage (761) (P, $30.00) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Bandwagon (P, $6.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Tarte Jingle All the Grey (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Cover (P, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Pecan Praline (P, $16.00) is cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Almond Mocha (LE, $16.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Gingersnap is a bright, medium-dark copper with warm, red undertones and copper sparkle. The texture was almost wet to the touch with a smoother, more cream-like feel but was thinner overall (not really dense). It applied decently to bare skin, and it wore for seven hours with some fall out. Viseart Boheme Dream #5 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Glisten (P, $12.00) is lighter, less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Bellini (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Illamasqua Bronx (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Toasted Nut (LE) is lighter, less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Bronze Casting (LE) is cooler, lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Luscious (LE, $16.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Maybelline Breaking Bronze (P, $6.99) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Bon Bon (Semi-Sweet Palette) (P, $16.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC A Glimmer of Gold #3 (P, $21.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Warm Wash #2 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Lancome Midnight Haze (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME700 Amber (P, $21.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Ardency Inn Copper (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #7 (LE, $16.00) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Butterum (LE) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #3 (LE) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). LORAC Nude #2 (LE, $19.00) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Goldstone (P, $30.00) is lighter, less shimmery (80% similar). MAC A Glimmer of Gold #2 (P, $21.00) is lighter, less shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Winter Dream is a muted, medium-dark rosy mauve with warmer undertones and pink and white sparkle. The consistency was fairly smooth, almost wet to the touch, and blended out decently. It was sheerer, though, and it had some fall out after seven hours of wear. Sephora Free Hug (P, $10.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Clarins Silver Pink (05) (P, $24.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Prickly Pear (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Tinsel (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Lancome Exhibition (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Performance Art (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Soft Plum (LE, $19.00) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #2 (LE) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Dress Me Up (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Kari (P, $29.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Sugared Raisin (LE, $16.00) is lighter (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #3 (P) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (80% similar). Tarte Make a Mauve (LE) is darker, less shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cup of Joe is a deep, blackened brown with warm undertones and fine gold pearl scattered over a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a lightly dusty, thinner texture that was fairly blendable. The color lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Too Faced Lava Cake (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Tempting (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Give In Take VI (LE, $29.00) is warmer (95% similar). Cle de Peau Silver Eclipse #4 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Ankh (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Gilded Night #1 (LE, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). YSL Fetiche #3 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Zoeva Infusion (P) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Posh Pedigree #4 (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Mekong (P, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Truffle (P, $19.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Witch (LE, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #8 (LE, $16.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Everlasting (P) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Smut (P, $16.00) is lighter (80% similar). MAC Rising Passions (LE, $16.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Black Coffee is a dark black with neutral-t-cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a dustier, thinner texture that was prone to sheering out. It wore well for seven hours before fading. Dior Smoky Sequins #5 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Panther (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Licorice (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Makeup Atelier Natural Brown #5 (P) is cooler (95% similar). Buxom LBD (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Shade VI (LE, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Stiletto (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Noir (P, $12.00) is cooler, darker (95% similar). theBalm Sleek (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Killing Moon (LE) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Premier Regard #4 (P) is darker (95% similar). MAC Point 'n' Shoot (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Jet Black (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Black Metal (LE) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 12 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Fashionista (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever #04 (DC, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Black Velvet (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Platonic (LE, $19.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Gingerbread is a medium-dark brown with warmer, slightly rosy, undertones and a mostly matte finish. The consistency was clumpy, chalky, and a disaster on the cheeks, as it looked uneven and dry. It had semi-sheer coverage at best. It started to fade after six hours of wear. bareMinerals Warmth (LE) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Faux Tan Matte (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Terra (P, $68.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Bronzer) (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (03) (P, $40.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain #03 (P, $53.00) is warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Java Sun (LE, $65.00) is cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (04) (P, $40.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Nights (P, $48.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Toasted (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Cover FX Sunset (P, $38.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Tantric (P) is lighter (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze (Original) (P) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (P, $25.00) is lighter (85% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (02) (P, $40.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Too Faced Holiday 2016 Grand Hotel Café Palette Set Grand Hotel Café
6.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
70%
Total
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Too Faced Merry Macarons Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Merry Macarons Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Merry Macarons Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Merry Macarons Eyeshadow Palette ($39.00 for 0.64 oz.) includes 12 eyeshadows in a mix of warmer neutrals with a pop of purple and plum. The presentation is very gift-worthy, as it opens with a wintry scene that could definitely be displayed (assuming it was to your taste), though it obviously is a lot of excessive packaging if you only intend to keep the palette itself! Luckily, the bulk is separated, so the cardboard palette itself is slim and travel-friendly. There is no mirror on the interior, which is worth noting but may not be a deal-breaker. The palette also included a deluxe sized Better Than Sex Mascara. Like all of the brand’s palette offerings this year, it is scented, and this particular palette is vanilla-scented–noticeable when open but I could not detect the scent after applying. The palette was decent–pigmented, blendable, not too challenging to use–but it is going to be a better fit for someone who has not already indulged in past neutral palettes and likes more sparkly shades, as four of the shimmery shades have chunky sparkle in them.

A note on the size… it’s actually a little confusing, as the box says that each eyeshadow is 1.11g/0.03 oz. with a total net weight of 13.33g/0.47 oz. — the total weight in grams is correct, but the weight in ounces doesn’t make sense, as it should be 0.36 oz. Based on the gram weight for each shade, the corresponding conversion into ounces is actually 0.03915 oz., which results in 0.47 oz. total weight. I am not sure why it was rounded down!

Coconut is a light beige with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color coverage with a soft, smooth consistency that wasn’t too powdery or too firm in the pan. I felt like it sheered out a bit easily on the skin, though, so a primer would help it stay more opaque if desired. This shade wore well for eight hours on me. Make Up For Ever M500 Ivory (P, $21.00)(100% similar). Make Up For Ever M532 Sugar Coated Candy (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Hero (P) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Vanilla (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Super Mom (LE) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Black Tie Attire #4 (LE, $19.00) is more muted (95% similar). Smashbox Assistant (P) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Nude #1 (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Waterlilies (LE) is more muted (95% similar). Dior Golden Reflections #4 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Zoeva Bitter Start (P) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Conch (LE) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Vanilla (P) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 3 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Ciate My Tribe (LE) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Meow (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Double Scoop (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Crepe (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Blanc Type (P, $16.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Hourglass Graphite #1 (P) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dulce de Leche is a medium brown with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a soft, thin texture that was a smidgen dusty but applied well to the lid, blended out without sheering out too easily, and wore for seven hours before fading. Chanel Entrelacs #2 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Maya Bay (LE, $25.00) is more muted (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #2 (P) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Lt. Brown (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Dimmer (LE) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Milk Chocolate (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Tiki Hut (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Milk (LE, $16.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Preppy (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Rose Cloud (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Tyranny (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Moleskin (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Raw Sienna (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Becca Ombre Rouge #4 (P) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Natasha Denona Atik (117CM) (P) is darker (85% similar). MAC Soft Brown (P, $16.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #3 (P) is darker (85% similar). Chanel Charming #2 (LE) is darker (85% similar). Coloured Raine Noblewoman (LE, $6.99) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Nude #4 (LE, $19.00) is darker (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Banana Cream is a medium-dark, coppery bronze with warm undertones and a sparkly, metallic finish. It had larger, chunkier sparkle in it, which had some fall out during application, but the texture was also a bit denser so it supported more of the sparkle within the base. The color was nicely pigmented and lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Makeup Geek Night Life (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Rose Quartz (LE, $19.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Coque d'Or #3 (P) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Winter Pursuit (LE, $21.00) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Mocha (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Age #1 (LE) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Cote d'Azur (P, $16.00) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #14 (P) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME612 Silver Brown (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Tan (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Love Connection #2 (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). NYX Bedroom Eyes (P, $6.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). CoverGirl Melted Caramel (330) (P, $4.99) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). MAC Her Cocoa #3 (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Caramelized (P, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #2 (P) is cooler, lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). MAC Handsome Prince (LE, $21.00) is more muted, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). MAC Slow/Fast/Slow (LE, $21.00) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Lucky Penny (P, $6.00) is cooler, darker, less shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Almond Mocha is a dark brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had a really soft, silky texture, which made it dustier and kicked up an excess amount of product in the pan, but it was very blendable and forgiving on the eye–you’ll need to build up the coverage, though, if you want more than medium coverage. The color started to fade after seven and a half hours on me. bareMinerals Get Ahead (LE) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Ground Brown (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Guerlain Tonka Imperiale #5 (P) is cooler (95% similar). Coloured Raine Chocolate (P, $6.99) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Atelier Red Ochre #5 (P) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Naturally Fabulous (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Yule Be Surprised (LE) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Choco Cake (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Knock Out (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Natasha Denona Earth (102CM) (P) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Nude #7 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Dreamer (LE) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Boardroom (LE) is darker (90% similar). theBalm Woodie (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Corduroy (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Lockout (P, $19.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Buxom Big Spender (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Darkhorse (P) is cooler, brighter (90% similar). Sephora Rocky (P, $10.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Atelier Natural Brown #4 (P) is more muted, lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Champagne Rose is a very light gold with a hint of pink and a frosted, sparkly finish. The consistency was drier and had a tendency to look uneven/patchy applied, though the lighter color against my skin tone (in particular) made it less noticeable than it may be on other skin tones. It is the type of product that would benefit from an adhesive base, like the brand’s own Glitter Insurance. This shade started to crease after seven hours of wear. MAC Exquisite Ego #1 (LE, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Stila Nude Shimmer (LE, $18.00) is warmer (95% similar). Natasha Denona Golden Beige (52M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Satin Sheets (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Paper Roses (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Dior House of Pinks #1 (LE) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Treasures Untold (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Les Cendres #4 (LE) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Zoeva Handmade (P) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Coquet (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Tisse d'Automne #2 (P) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). NARS Thessalonique (Left) (P, $25.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Raspberry Rose (White) (LE, $16.00) is more muted, darker, less shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mint Chocolate is a muted, medium-dark purply taupe with neutral undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer, buildable color payoff with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture. It was a bit dusty, but it built up better than anticipated and didn’t look dry on the skin. The eyeshadow wore for just over seven hours on me. Tarte Misty Mauve (LE) is lighter (95% similar). YSL Paris #9 (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Be You (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Dreams (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Wisteria (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Quarry (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte For Realism (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Almond Truffle (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Haux (P, $16.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Dusty Lilac (LE, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tiramisu is a soft, light-medium brown with warm, peachy undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation paired with a soft, smooth, and finely-milled texture. The eyeshadow blended easily on the skin and lasted for seven hours. bareMinerals Granted (LE)(95% similar). Tarte Innocent (P) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Force of Nature (LE) is more muted (95% similar). Ciate Skinny Dip (LE) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Dance 'Til Dawn Eyeshadow #4 (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Unrequited (P) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). MAC Cake & Biscuits (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Adore (P) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Terracotta (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Always Sunny (DC, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Layin' Low (P, $18.50) is brighter (85% similar). MAC Layin' Low (DC, $18.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (85% similar). Buxom Invite Only (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). Anastasia Birkin (P, $12.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Salted Caramel (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Ciate Unconditional (LE) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Tarte Drive (P) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Soft Brown (P, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chocolate Raspberry is a dark, plummy purple with warmer undertones and a frosted sheen. The texture was on the drier side, so the powder felt looser with more noticeable shimmer/sparkle to it. It applied decently to the lid, though it had a more faded quality to it and lacked some of the richness it had in the pan. The color wore for just over seven hours on me. Dior Olympe (871) (LE, $31.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Phoebe (P, $29.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Remix (LE, $19.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Twilight (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Vanity (LE, $19.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Universal Appeal (LE, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Seahorse (115) (LE, $13.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Not Today (P, $12.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Volt (LE, $21.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 19 (LE) is more muted, lighter (90% similar). Buxom Schnauzer (P, $18.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Rare Find (LE, $21.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Pop (P, $16.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). MAC Smoky Mauve (P, $20.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Chanel Diapason (92) (DC, $32.00) is warmer (85% similar). Dior Fever (794) (P, $29.50) is warmer, more shimmery (85% similar). Makeup Geek Sensuous (P, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Higher Power (LE, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Uncut (P, $19.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Praline is a medium gold with warm, orange undertones and a metallic sheen. It had a softer, slightly drier texture that felt a little looser and chunkier overall. It applied decently, but it would work better with a primer or even a damp brush, which would give it a smoother look on the skin. This shade started to fade noticeably after seven and a half hours of wear. Chanel Signe Particulier #4 (LE) is brighter, lighter (95% similar). Lancome Eternal Gold (P, $24.50) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Surreal (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Bao Bao's Jewels #2 (LE) is warmer, brighter, more shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #1 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Jinxie (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Lace #4 (LE) is lighter, less shimmery (95% similar). Milani Drenched in Gold (P, $6.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Honey Pot (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Hype (P) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Divergent Golden Honesty (LE) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Beaded (LE, $16.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Hollywoodland (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Ardency Inn Sunday (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Stila Vitality (P) is warmer (90% similar). Buxom Gold Status (P, $12.00) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Bananas (LE, $16.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Magic Act (P, $9.99) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Hussy (LE, $14.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Codes Elegants #1 (P) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Honey Lavender is a light-medium lavender with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. Again, it had a chunkier sparkle that was loosened from the base color, so there was some fall out during application as well as later on during wear; it is a shade that would work better with an adhesive base. It had semi-opaque color payoff and lasted for seven hours (with some fall out). LORAC Soft Plum (LE, $19.00) is warmer, lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Moth (P, $21.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Poker Face (LE, $14.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Too Faced The Strip (LE, $16.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). MAC In My Element (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Utopia (96) (LE, $32.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (85% similar). Clarins Silver Pink (05) (P, $24.00) is warmer, less shimmery (85% similar). MAC Leap #1 (LE, $21.00) is warmer, brighter (85% similar). MAC Girls, Girls! (LE, $22.00) is cooler, lighter (80% similar). MAC Vulnerable (LE, $16.00) is lighter (80% similar). MAC Past Midnight #1 (LE, $21.00) is lighter, less shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Violet Cassis is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia magenta with cooler, violet pearl. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a soft, lightly dusty consistency that applied well and was easy to blend out. The color wore well for eight hours before starting to fade on me. Too Faced Jingle Berry (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Maybelline Pink Rebel (P, $6.99) is brighter, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I-90 (P, $21.00) is cooler, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #5 (LE) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Junkshow (LE, $19.00) is brighter, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Infra-violet (LE, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay 1985 (LE, $19.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Selena (LE, $16.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Acid #1 (P, $9.99) is brighter (85% similar). MAC Violet Impact (LE, $16.00) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cookies & Cream is a deep black with neutral-to-cool undertones and a mostly matte finish, though there were bits of silver and teal sparkle. The majority of the sparkly bits disappear in practice, so it performed as a matte black when I used it. The texture was soft and blendable–very forgiving on the lid–though the coverage is more semi-opaque and buildable. This shade started to fade after seven and a half hours. Anastasia Spirit Rock (LE, $12.00)(100% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 16 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Black Water (-, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Dark Soul (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Penthouse (LE) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Jet Black (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Black Leather (LE, $14.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Beg For It (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Stiletto (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Lights Down (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Raven (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Black Metal (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Noir (P, $23.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Atelier Natural Brown #5 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Milani Bella Black (12) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Fashion Legend (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Heraklion (LE, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 19 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Guerlain L'Heure de Nuit #5 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Black Star (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Too Faced Holiday 2016 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette Merry Macarons
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
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Sneak Peek: Too Faced Merry Macarons Palette Photos & Swatches

Too Faced Merry Macarons Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Merry Macarons Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Merry Macarons Eyeshadow Palette ($39.00 for 0.36 oz.) includes 12 eyeshadows with a mix of neutrals and a few pops of color. This one is exclusive to Ulta! Here are swatches…

Too Faced Merry Macarons Palette

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Sneak Peek: Too Faced The Chocolate Shop Palette Photos & Swatches

Too Faced The Chocolate Shop Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced The Chocolate Shop Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced The Chocolate Shop Eyeshadow Palette ($58.00 for 1.41 oz.) is a large palette with 21 eyeshadows, three cheek colors, and deluxe-sized Eyeshadow Insurance/Better Than Sex Mascara/Milkshake Melted Chocolate Liquified Long Wear Lipstick. I think this is one of the last remaining sneak peeks I have, so expect more reviews next week 🙂

Too Faced The Chocolate Shop Eyeshadow Palette

Sneak Peek: Too Faced Grand Hotel Café Palettes Photos & Swatches

Too Faced Grand Hotel Cafe
Too Faced Grand Hotel Cafe

Too Faced Grand Hotel Cafe ($49.00 for 1.46 oz.) includes three palettes, each containing six eyeshadows and a cheek color. It is housed in a “hotel” box, and as you might expect if you’re familiar with Too Faced, it has good presentation for gift giving. The interior, of course, well, we’ll have to wait and see how everything wears. For now, here are swatches of the shades:

Too Faced Grand Hotel Cafe

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More Holiday 2016 Sets: Too Faced, Tarte, Smashbox, BUXOM

 

Too Faced Merry Macarons
Too Faced Merry Macarons

Editor’s note: I spotted a few new sets/kits at Ulta for the holidays, so here they are!

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Too Faced Merry Macarons | $39.00 | Limited Edition, Ulta Exclusive

Baby it’s cold outside! Transport yourself to Too Faced’s romantic New York ice-skating rink filled with the delightful vanilla scent of Merry Macarons. This limited edition set includes 12 gorgeous vanilla scented eye shadows in exclusive, party-ready shades plus a deluxe size of Too Faced’s bestselling Better Than Sex Mascara for everything you need to be festively fabulous all year long!

  • Coconut Warm beige
  • Dulce de Leche Matte caramel brown
  • Banan Cream Warm golden medium brown
  • Almond Mocha Cool dark taupe
  • Champagne Rose Golden pink
  • Mint Chocolate Matte warm dusty purple
  • Tiramisu Matte soft fawn
  • Chocoalte Raspberry Plum
  • Praline Warm gold shimmer
  • Honey Lavender Pale mauve
  • Violet Cassis Vibrant orchid
  • Cookies & Cream Matte black with silver sparkle

Tarte Tarteist Paint Palette Collector's Set | $49.00 | Limited Edition, Ulta Exclusive

Paint on perfection with Tarte’s exclusive Tarteist Paint Palette Collector’s Set featuring Tarteist tools for flawless, full face looks. The custom print, artistic paint box includes a built-in eyeshadow palette with 24 color-rich shades, including minimalist neutrals and deeper bolds with mixed matte and micro-metallic finishes. Blend each shade flawlessly using the new eyeshadow “paint brush” included in a pull-out drawer for easy storage. There’s also a deluxe Tarteist Takeaway Palette with all-new contouring bronzer and highlighting shades and two new, travel-friendly Tarteist faves so you can paint on sexy lashes and lips anywhere. The triple-black Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara delivers a 2700% increase in lash volume instantly, while the high-coverage, high-shine Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint pumps up the volume for a full, pouty look.

  • Reflection Champagne
  • Take it Easel Caramel
  • Roygbiv Shimmering russet
  • Go for Baroque Chocolate
  • On Display Pink
  • Renaissance Woman Mauve
  • Metallic Masterpiece Metallic plum mauve
  • Contrast Deep plum
  • Muse Pinky mauve
  • Abstract Rose quartz
  • Be an Original Metallic aubergine
  • Make the Gradient Midnight aubergine
  • Canvas Ivory
  • To the Pointillism Rose gold
  • Beret Copper
  • Doodle Burnt sienna
  • Set the Tone Light peach
  • Gilded Gallery Antique gold
  • Sepia Brown
  • Landscape Shimmering pine
  • Have We Met Grey mauve
  • Stencil Taupe
  • Kaleidoscope Shimmering plum
  • Gothic Black
  • Double Tap Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint
  • Contour 1 Contour
  • Contour 2 Contour
  • Highlight Highlighter

Smashbox Light It Up L.A. Lights Palette | $39.00 | Limited Edition, Ulta Exclusive

Lighting is everything in Smashbox’s L.A. photo studio – it can bring out your cheekbones and add depth and dimension to your face. Smashbox pro artists packed this palette with 9 perfectly paired blush, highlight and bronzing shades to accentuate and light up your features with a rosy radiance.

  • Rich Coral Orange coral
  • True Coral Pink coral
  • Highlight Coral Shimmering peach
  • Rich Berry Deep pink
  • True Pink Berry Mid-tone pink
  • Highlight Berry Shimmering pink
  • Rich Bronze Brown
  • True Flush Orange
  • Highlight Gold Shimmering gold

Tarte Double Duty Beauty Don't Be Afraid to Dazzle Palette | $30.00 | TBA

Dazzle through the day with this clay-infused, vegan friendly face palette. With all-new, exclusive contouring and highlighting shades, the creamy powder formulas blend and build effortlessly for natural, radiant results across a variety of complexions. In this universal palette, you’ll get a full size matte contouring powder with cool undertones to sculpt cheekbones with a complementing, full size highlighter to illuminate and strobe on dimension. Powered by nutrient-rich Amazonian clay for a flake-free finish, this longwearing everyday contouring palette also features a sleek, portable design with mirror so you can get your contour and glow on anywhere.

BUXOM Stone Cold Babe Eyeshadow Palette | $42.00 | Limited Edition

Featuring a 12-shade limited-edition Buxom Eyeshadow Bar palette, including four new diamond-to-coal shades and sultry fan favorites, this collection will give you the must-have, need-now shivers. The primer-infused, powerfully pigmented eyeshadows and mascara for outrageous volume will deliver smoldering looks for eyes that’ll stop them in their snowy tracks.

  • Diamond Darling Shimmering frost
  • Champagne Buzz Shimmering pearl
  • Trendsetter Matte putty
  • Sequin Sparkle Sparkling pewter
  • Frosted Pewter Sparkling iron
  • LBD Matte black
  • Velvet Show Sparkling white
  • Mink Magnet Metallic bronze
  • Haute Couture Metallic java
  • Jetsetter Matte greige
  • Graphic Glam Sparkling charcoal
  • Black Tie Sparkling onyx

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