Too Faced Under the Mistletoe Set Review, Photos, Swatches

Too Faced Under the Mistletoe Set
Too Faced Under the Mistletoe Set

Too Faced Under the Mistletoe Set ($28.00 for 0.33 oz.) includes three shimmery takes on three of the brand’s La Creme Lip Creams. Each is full-sized, so the set contains $66 worth of lipstick. The glittering pink mini bag it comes doesn’t feel particularly well made, and it flakes glitter everywhere. The formula is supposed to be like their La Creme (highly pigmented, hydrating, smooth), just with shimmer. They’re not as thick or as creamy, and with two shades, you can feel some of the shimmer–not gritty or really rough, but you can feel it when applying. They have more of a semi-matte finish from a normal viewing distance, despite the shimmer.

Shimmering Naked Dolly is a gold-shimmered, muted peach with warm undertones. It had semi-opaque color coverage, and it had some slip but the consistency was thinner overall. This one didn’t seem to apply as well, and it looked streaky on the lips. The color wore well for two and a half hours on me and was lightly drying. Urban Decay Peroxide (DC, $22.00) is pinker. Tom Ford Beauty Frolic (P, $48.00) is sheerer, darker. MAC Innocence (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Shimmering Marshmallow Bunny is a light-medium, yellow-toned pink with a shimmery finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation. It glided on without tugging on the lips, as it had an emollient feel, but the color tended to look streaky. If I pressed my lips together, it would create “lines” where the product would build-up. This shade lasted for two and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pleasure Model (P, $18.00) is lighter, more matte. L’Oreal Ballerina Shoes (135) (P, $8.95) is darker. Urban Decay Peroxide (DC, $22.00) is warmer. NYX Chic (P, $4.00) is darker. MAC Giddy (P, $16.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

ShimmeringSpice Spice Baby is a reddish-coral with a light dusting of gold shimmer. It had semi-opaque color payoff, and the texture of this one was smoother–I didn’t notice the texture of the shimmer when applying–and it applied more evenly without looking streaky. It lasted for three and a half hours on me and was very lightly hydrating. Chanel Impulsive (132) (LE, $34.00) is darker. Urban Decay 5150 (DC, $22.00) is redder. Revlon Cruise Collection (P, $9.99) is slightly darker. Guerlain Pamplelune (P, $35.00) is similar. Guerlain Rouge Sensuel (LE, $51.00) is redder. Chanel Teheran (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Too Faced Under the Mistletoe Set
Too Faced Under the Mistletoe Set

Too Faced Under the Mistletoe Set
Too Faced Under the Mistletoe Set

Too Faced Under the Mistletoe Set
Too Faced Under the Mistletoe Set

Too Faced Under the Mistletoe Set
Too Faced Under the Mistletoe Set

Too Faced Under the Mistletoe Set
Too Faced Under the Mistletoe Set

Too Faced Under the Mistletoe Set
Too Faced Under the Mistletoe Set

Too Faced Shimmering Naked Dolly La Creme Lip Cream
Too Faced Shimmering Naked Dolly La Creme Lip Cream

Too Faced Shimmering Naked Dolly La Creme Lip Cream
Too Faced Shimmering Naked Dolly La Creme Lip Cream

Too Faced Shimmering Naked Dolly La Creme Lip Cream
Too Faced Shimmering Naked Dolly La Creme Lip Cream

Too Faced Shimmering Naked Dolly La Creme Lip Cream
Too Faced Shimmering Naked Dolly La Creme Lip Cream

Too Faced Shimmering Naked Dolly La Creme Lip Cream
Too Faced Shimmering Naked Dolly La Creme Lip Cream

Too Faced Shimmering Naked Dolly La Creme Lip Cream
Too Faced Shimmering Naked Dolly La Creme Lip Cream

Too Faced Shimmering Marshmallow Bunny La Creme Lip Cream
Too Faced Shimmering Marshmallow Bunny La Creme Lip Cream

Too Faced Shimmering Marshmallow Bunny La Creme Lip Cream
Too Faced Shimmering Marshmallow Bunny La Creme Lip Cream

Too Faced Shimmering Marshmallow Bunny La Creme Lip Cream
Too Faced Shimmering Marshmallow Bunny La Creme Lip Cream

Too Faced Shimmering Marshmallow Bunny La Creme Lip Cream
Too Faced Shimmering Marshmallow Bunny La Creme Lip Cream

Too Faced Shimmering Marshmallow Bunny La Creme Lip Cream
Too Faced Shimmering Marshmallow Bunny La Creme Lip Cream

Too Faced Shimmering Marshmallow Bunny La Creme Lip Cream
Too Faced Shimmering Marshmallow Bunny La Creme Lip Cream

Too Faced Shimmering Spice Spice Baby La Creme Lip Cream
Too Faced Shimmering Spice Spice Baby La Creme Lip Cream

Too Faced Shimmering Spice Spice Baby La Creme Lip Cream
Too Faced Shimmering Spice Spice Baby La Creme Lip Cream

Too Faced Shimmering Spice Spice Baby La Creme Lip Cream
Too Faced Shimmering Spice Spice Baby La Creme Lip Cream

Too Faced Shimmering Spice Spice Baby La Creme Lip Cream
Too Faced Shimmering Spice Spice Baby La Creme Lip Cream

Too Faced Shimmering Spice Spice Baby La Creme Lip Cream
Too Faced Shimmering Spice Spice Baby La Creme Lip Cream

Too Faced Shimmering Spice Spice Baby La Creme Lip Cream
Too Faced Shimmering Spice Spice Baby La Creme Lip Cream

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Product Availability

Too Faced Lip Trio Holiday 2014 $28.00/0.33 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Finishing Powder
  • Too Faced Papa Don't Peach
  • Too Faced Inner Light
On eyes:
  • L'Oreal Highlighter Infallible Eyeliner

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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me too! i kept reading shimmer, but it first popped up on macys and i didn’t want to order from there. So then i waited and am glad i did! I prefer matte or satin lipsticks, not overly creamy so to try these i prefer to spend less lol since they have a bit of slip .

They have some similarities (like it doesn’t feel as if it’s a TOTALLY different formula), but I feel like if you LOVE La Creme for the creaminess, you might not like these!

I wonder if it’s because I swapped rooms – I moved all my lighting stuff into where I had my makeup room. It’s the coldest room in the house, and even though my lights don’t run very hot, I usually ended up with a little sheen before, haha.

It’s too bad the formula isn’t that great. The colors look so pretty and it’s a great value too. I’ll stick with the ones I have

I actually like the shimmer… I have so many similar shades to the first 2, but they lack shimmer, so theae will be something different-which is why I never bothered to try the “originals”. At this price, though, they may well end up on my “list”-plus my 8-year-old will LOVE the little bag! And, I can also slip in the third shade…

Really wish they had included maybe a red lipstick or even a berry shade. While red lipstick may not be everyone’s cup of tea, I do think it’s a lot more universally flattering than these shades — which don’t ever show up on me. Plus, it would seem a lot more holiday themed, IMO.

Love the bag but these are not the kind of shades that tend to agree with me. Maybe Spice Spice Baby wouldn’t be so bad but I just haven’t figured out nude lipstick

I actually kind of like the gold shimmer! But the first two would look awful on me, so I’m going to have to pass. Maybe if it were a holiday red or something….

I don’t mind the shimmer in and of itself, but it’s more that the addition of it has made the formula quite unlike it’s supposed to be!

Am I the only one that’s dying over Shimmering Naked Dolly???? It looks gorgeous on you, Christine! I’ve always wanted a lip product that was similar to the color of NARS Orgasm blush and this might be it!!!

It’s really too bad that the formulas are a miss, because the shades are lovely IMO (especially Shimmering Naked Dolly). The collection is very “sweet” if that makes sense. I think it’s really appropriate for the holidays – almost reminds me of the nutcracker – sugar plum fairies and such.

I love the golden glow on Dolly, too bad it sinks into lip lines. I wonder how it would perform over a nude lipstick. Marshmallow Bunny could be a nice nude type color, but it does nothing to enhance the lips. Spice Spice Baby looks pretty on you. Too bad the quality just isn’t there or I think I’d like to try them. The pink glitter-tastic case is adorable, but not if it sheds all over…

OMG so I rarely ever comment. I really wanted to love these! I had high hopes for them and wanted to buy them. I have never owned a La Creme lippie. I thought this was like 3 for the price of 1 so why not lol. But thanks so much for the swatches. I guess I’ll look forward to something else!

Teenaged me would be all over this. Alas, not everyone can handle frosty overload. I’m glad you’re reviewing the Too Faced holiday sets because now I can use up my Christmas wishes on other things haha

Aww, that bag looked so cute 🙁 I suspected the glitter might not be 100% stable, but it’s always sad to have it confirmed… 😛

It’s funny – the shades aren’t ones that I would necessarily go for normally…but then they look nice in a shimmery way up close… but then from a distance they look kind of strangely matte-frosty!

Nevertheless, you look lovely in them as always, damn you! LOL! 😀

Wow, these look awful.. They look not even close to being as hydrating or creamy as the original! I was pretty sad these came in colours unsuitable to my skin tone, but thankfully I’m not missing out on much.

I actually enjoy frosty shades from time to time, but I think you’ve convinced me that I’d rather have the set that comes with two lipsticks, the liner, and lip primer mini. I think I’d get more wear out of the non-shimmers. I’m hoping I can snag at least either of these sets because I’ve never tried La Creme lipsticks before!

I do love my La Creme Lip Creams, but I’ll have to pass on this set.

The only one that looks good to me is Spice Spice Baby.
Disappointing that these lippies didn’t do well.
Maybe if Too Faced has used bolder or darker shades, the shimmer would look better and less frosty.

Thanks for the review! I was somewhat curious, but these colors are all WAY too light and sheer for me. Yay! Something I can cross off my massive, massive want list. ;>

OMG!!! Your skin! You look amazing!!! You have such a healthy, beautiful, radiant glow. Would you say it’s the foundation, loose powder or another product you used? Whatever it is, I need it in my life. You look gorgeous! I can’t get over that glow.

I bought it before checking your review and now im not sure if I would like them :/ I think I would give em a try and if I really dont like them (I do have very dry lips tho :0), sephora does have wonderful return policy 😀

On one hand, I’m all “Aw, but I like shimmery lipsticks better.” I think that’s what’s kept me from even looking at the formula.

On the other hand, I picked up 5150 recently and continue to troll ebay for a tube of Peroxide, so I’m likely to have both the UD dupes for these, sooner or later, anyway.

I wish the color choices were a bit more varied and flattering (the shimmer gives a slight patchy look). I do like the sparkly pouch though!

I do kind of like them, at least on you, Christine. Then I do love my shimmery lipsticks. (Un)fortunately they are the wrong colour for me, I also don’t have any lipsticks from Too Faced. I do have ano old lipgloss, not in use anymore, I keep it because it’s so pretty. I used to love it! 🙂

Too bad, that is a fantastic price for 3 full sized lipsticks. I really like Shimmering Spice Spice Baby but it wouldn’t be worth it for me to buy it just for the 1 product. I also hate when bags, etc get glitter or sequence all over. Have to pass on this one.

Not a fan of the shimmery shades for myself, but they do look nice on you! I really can’t wait for some of the new holiday Too Faced products!
xo,
Jenny

I actually think these look much, much better than other products that get higher ratings. I guess if they feel gritty though…They do look good. Flattering, imo.

I was really tempted to buy this set a few days back but decided to wait and now I know I made good choice, I only liked the last shade. Thanks for the review!

I was wondering why you had given them such a lower rating because I thought you liked the La Creme formula…. and then I finally found it. Shimmer version. *groan*. I was really looking forward to this set because I use Naked Dolly and Marshmallow Bunny literally everyday. I’m super pale so these shades are perfect for me. I’m a little let down that they are shimmer versions, thanks for letting me know because I totally skipped over that part, probably due to my excitement. Hopefully my local Sephora store carries these so I can swatch them before I buy them. I think I might still pick them up.

Question: Is the first picture taken application and the second once it’s settled? I still don’t quite get what you’re doing showing it twice, so I’m asking if you can please clarify? Thank you! 🙂

I know I replied to this on another post, but just in case – first one is direct light, one is indirect/diffused light.

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