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

Too Faced Merry Macarons
Too Faced Merry Macarons

Tarte Tarteist Paint Palette Collector's Set
Tarte Tarteist Paint Palette Collector’s Set

Smashbox Light It Up L.A. Lights Palette
Smashbox Light It Up L.A. Lights Palette

Tarte Double Duty Beauty Don't Be Afraid to Dazzle Palette
Tarte Double Duty Beauty Don’t Be Afraid to Dazzle Palette

BUXOM Stone Cold Babe Eyeshadow Palette
BUXOM Stone Cold Babe Eyeshadow Palette

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I’m not really interested the shades in that Buxom palette but I hope they add shadow duos like that to their existing line!!

While each of these appear quite nice nothing is really wowing me so far. I have several Tarte palettes and I have good luck with their shadows and blushes, I feel like I have enough of these shades. Maybe I am becoming jaded! LOL.

Oooh, I’m curious how that Tarte Paint Palette set compares to the Paintbox one! And I wonder about mascara that increases lash volume by “2700%” instantly. Sounds like a recipe for spider lashes, but maybe just the thing I need for my skimpy ones. And it’ll be interesting to see how that Smashbox blush palette compares to the Tarte 10 wheel one. And is that a cool toned eye palette I see, from Buxom? Might be nice if you can’t afford Chanel’s version.

The Tarte Painters Palette looks awfully gimmicky but there are a few eyeshadow shades that look really want-worthy. And I like how jam-packed with choices the Buxom palette is but so many of those shades are awfully common – nothing there that grabs my eye but for someone looking for a “neutrals/naked” palette, that looks like it would be a great purchase.

My son’s GF is just out of grad school and getting started in her career. She loves makeup, but, currently, doesn’t have the coin to spend on much. That Tarte palette may just be the PERFECT Xmas present for her. I think that is a super nice offering for someone whose stash needs to grow. I’m already excited thinking about getting it for her.

I like these Ulta sets! I haven’t bought Tarte in years and this set is very tempting. I also like the colors in the Too Faced set. I don’t think I can pull off the BE set, but it looks nice.

The Tarte Tarteist Paint Palette Collector’s Set is cute. The Buxom palette looks boring even for a neutrals palette. It reminds me of one of Bobbi Brown’s.

Other than the Tarte Paint Palette, the others aren’t exactly wowing me at all. They just look so…done? Like a gazillion times over, so I do not understand these brands pushing all these neutral/naked/nude palettes on us as “holiday” palettes. Whereas the one by Tarte at least has some actual COLOR!

Ulta hates Canada so all of these sets are irrelevant 😛

And you know, I don’t care because it’s too freaking early for me to even be thinking HOLIDAY. I’m still trying to narrow down my key fall wardrobe additions so double 😛

The Tarte Tarteist Paint Palette – loving the eye shadow colors but the countour colors probably wouldn’t work for me, maybe I could give that part away.

The tarte tarteist paint palette is calling my name ! I asked ultra online if it was made in China and sure enough the reply was yes made in China 🙁 hopefully the quality isn’t terrible I’ll have to wait for reviews on this to decide wether or not it’s a go . Unfortunately being in Hawaii requires me to purchase from Ulta online only and returning is a mother so that won’t be happening lol this thing has to be legit before I make the plunge lol

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