Too Faced Le Grand Palais Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Le Grand Palais Eyeshadow Palette ($59.00 for 1.93 oz.) is a large, limited edition holiday set that has a little bit of everything, but it is primarily an eyeshadow and blush palette with a few extras thrown in. There are a lot of chunky, glittery eyeshadows included in the palette, which are difficult to use without a really good tacky primer (which is why I think they should have included their own Glitter Glue adhesive instead of their regular eyeshadow primer!). The packaging is very giftable, but it is bulky, so those who have a fair amount of palettes in their stash may find that a lot of the packaging ends up in the recycling bin. This review is focused only on the eyeshadows and cheek products and excludes the primer, mascara, and liquid lip color (that I’ve reviewed as a standalone product in the past).

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Too Faced Le Grand Palais Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Holiday 2015 Christmas in Paris Palette Le Grand Palais
C+
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
4
Total
77%
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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Palette

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Palette ($80.00 for 0.29 oz.) includes three Ambient Lighting Powders, two Ambient Lighting Blushes, and one Ambient Lighting Bronzer in a large, plastic palette with an interior mirror. If you don’t mind having to finagle your brushes just so or have no issues using two or three shades at a time, and you’re a fan of the Hourglass Ambient formulas, then it might be worth looking at. I think that with how out of line it is compared to their other palettes that it is hard to recommend, even if the quality is good, because I see more value in picking up one or two that you’d use often and love. I had some texture issues with Luminous Flush, which was much more powdery/dusty this time around. Otherwise, the blushes/bronzers were more or less of one shade due to the nature of it being a mixed composition (so they can vary from pan to pan quite a bit).

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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Holiday 2015 Ambient Lighting Palette Ambient Lighting Edit
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
91%
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Anastasia Peach Nectar Illuminator

Anastasia Peach Nectar Illuminator ($28.00 for 0.32 oz.) is described as a “warm, rose gold.” It’s a brightened, medium orange with lighter gold and pink shimmer paired with a frosted finish. NARS Luster (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Cheeky Bronze (P, $32.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Perfectly Poised (Outer) (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Surratt Beauty Angelique (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals The Many Splendors #3 (LE) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Center of the Universe (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Most Necessary (P, $8.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Gold Deposit (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Luminous Peach (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Medium/Dark Glow (P) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Becca Blushed Copper (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Frenzy (Right) (P) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Anastasia Peach Nectar Illuminator
Anastasia Illuminator Peach Nectar
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
91%

Anastasia Riviera Illuminator

Anastasia Riviera Illuminator ($28.00 for 0.32 oz.) is described as a “sun-kissed coppery hue.” It’s a medium-dark, taupe brown with warm, rosy undertones and a metallic sheen. Tom Ford Beauty Moodlight (Candlelight) (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Nude Glow (LE, $46.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop The Golden Child (LE, $8.00) is warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Quartz (P, $46.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Tourmaline (LE) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Modern Mercury (LE, $65.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Superb (LE, $30.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Anastasia Riviera Illuminator
Anastasia Illuminator Riviera
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
93%

Anastasia So Hollywood Illuminator

Anastasia So Hollywood Illuminator ($28.00 for 0.32 oz.) is described as a “shimmery bronze hue.” It’s a light-medium, yellow gold with warm undertones and a frosted, metallic finish. Makeup Geek Nightlight (LE) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $24.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Bubbly (LE) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Oh, Darling! (LE, $30.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Frenzy (Left) (P)(95% similar). Dior Glowing Nude (002) (LE, $58.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Twilight (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Addiction (P, $44.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Whisper of Gilt (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $38.00) is warmer (90% similar). Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown 24 Karat (P, $46.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Sun Light (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Transatlantique (LE, $58.00) is darker (90% similar). Becca Prosecco Pop (LE, $38.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Sephora Jubilant (21) (P, $14.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Mimosa (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $38.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Yellow Topaz (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Illamasqua Rush (P) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Anastasia So Hollywood Illuminator
Anastasia Illuminator So Hollywood
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
91%

Anastasia Starlight Illuminator

Anastasia Starlight Illuminator ($28.00 for 0.32 oz.) is described as a “sheer, luminescent white.” It’s a light, white gold with warm undertones and a luminous, almost metallic, sheen. MAC Climax (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Moodlight (Daylight) (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Born to Dazzle (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Lunch Money (P, $8.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Starlight (P, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Crushed Pearl (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Illamasqua Aurora (P, $24.00) is warmer (95% similar). Surratt Beauty Auréole (P, $32.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NYX Ritualistic (P, $9.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Estee Lauder Courreges (LE, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). theBalm Solid Gold (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Albatross (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Rosy Glow (Left) (P) is darker (85% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Divergent Gleaming Pearl (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Champagne (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Anastasia Starlight Illuminator
Anastasia Illuminator Starlight
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
88%