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Sneak Peek: Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda Palette Photos & Swatches

01/17

Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda Holiday 2017 Palette

Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda Holiday 2017 Palette

Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda Holiday 2017 Palette

Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda Holiday 2017 Palette

Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda Holiday 2017 Palette

Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda Holiday 2017 Palette

Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda Holiday 2017 Palette

Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda Holiday 2017 Palette

Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda Holiday 2017 Palette

Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda Holiday 2017 Palette

Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda Holiday 2017 Palette

Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda Holiday 2017 Palette

Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda Holiday 2017 Palette

Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda Holiday 2017 Palette

Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda Holiday 2017 Palette

Too Faced Boss Lady | Look Details

Too Faced Boss Lady | Look Details

Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda Palette ($58.00 for 1.23 oz.) is a limited edition, mega palette exclusively available at Sephora for the holidays. It contains 24 eyeshadows along with three cheek colors. Too Faced managed to create a holiday set that not only highlights the brand’s typical aesthetic but does so in a truly functional way with the inclusion of a zippered, soft binder and planner. Instead of cute-but-bulky pop-up scenes that end up in the recycling bin, the planner is usable and easily passed along as a gift as well.

First Impressions

As I have found over the last few palette releases from the brand, the formula is not quite their typical one. The press seems firmer while many shades seemed to have denser, better mixed textures where the powders actually bind together and go on a whole lot better on the lid (primer or not). The majority of the shimmery shades were significantly less dusty and dry compared to most of the brand’s body of work over the last few years. The mattes were velvety and finely-milled with some powderiness in the pan but seemed more pigmented, though there were a few misses in the palette judging from swatches alone. We’ll have to see how they wear and apply in practice but so far, the palette seems so much more promising and a lot less dreadful to test compared to past years’ palettes.

Boss Lady Beauty Agenda Palette

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Sneak Peek: MAC x Nicki Minaj Collection (2017) Photos & Swatches

MAC x Nicki Minaj Collection
MAC x Nicki Minaj Collection

MAC x Nicki Minaj Collection features two lipsticks that were created by Nicki Minaj along with 18 lipsticks (a mix of repromotes, permanent shades, and new, limited edition shades), six lipglosses (mix of new and permanent), and eight lip liners (from the permanent collection) to round out a collection of “bare, brazen basics.” It launches in-stores at select locations and online on the 21st. All of the products I have are swatched below but for the full list of shades, read this post.

MAC x Nicki Minaj

Sneak Peek: Tarte Blush Bazaar Amazonian Clay Blush Palette

01/07

Tarte Blush Bazaar Amazonian Clay Blush Palette

Tarte Blush Bazaar Amazonian Clay Blush Palette

Tarte Blush Bazaar Amazonian Clay Blush Palette

Tarte Blush Bazaar Amazonian Clay Blush Palette

Tarte Blush Bazaar Amazonian Clay Blush Palette

Tarte Blush Bazaar Amazonian Clay Blush Palette

Tarte Blush Bazaar Amazonian Clay Blush Palette

Tarte Blush Bazaar Amazonian Clay Blush Palette ($44.00 for 0.84 oz.) is a double-sided palette that has five shades on each side for a total of 10 cheek colors. There is one highlighter on each side, so the palette contains eight blushes and two highlighters.

First Impressions

It seemed typical for Tarte’s blush releases with some shades being pigmented and others being more buildable. There was one absolute dud, both from swatching and after applying once to the face (for photos), which was Dainty–it had to be scraped to get any payoff at all. In general, Tarte’s formula wears eight to ten hours on me but doesn’t get to the 12-hours as promised, and as far as I’m aware, they haven’t tweaked the formula, so I imagine similar wear is forthcoming. The texture of the blushes, overall, seemed to be less powdery but as a result, were a bit firmer in the pan as well.

Tarte Blush Bazaar

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