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Too Faced Grand Hotel Café Palettes Review, Photos, Swatches

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. MAC Gesso (P, $17.00)(100% similar). Viseart Bright Editorial #1 (P, )(100% similar). Kat Von D Skull (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M126 Chalk (DC, $21.00) is brighter (95% similar). Viseart Chroma #1 (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #1 (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC White (PiP, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M126 Chalk (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Swan Song (DC, $10.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Flat White (LE, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Sephora Daisy's My BFF (LE, ) is brighter (95% similar). Sugarpill Tako (P, $13.00)(100% similar). Viseart Bright Editorial #1 (PiP, ) is darker (90% 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. Lancome My French #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Fenty Beauty Mirage (PiP, ) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Give Me Fire (LE, $17.00) 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). Chanel Envol (847) (LE, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Catnap (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented, better quality (95% similar). NARS Goddess (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Baby Universe #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Melody (98) (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Viseart Pont des Arts (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). theBalm Luscious Lani (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Rose Golden Rings (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Cheers! (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Zoeva Sweeter End (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Baby (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Rose Rocked (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). NARS Parallel Universe (Left) (DC, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Supersonic Girl #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Cover FX Soleil (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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 (PiP, $16.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). YSL Rosy Glow #5 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Age #1 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Antique Bronze (PiP, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I606 Pinky Earth (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Dior Volcanic #1 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Silk Robe (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). CoverGirl Scorching Cocoa (355) (P, $4.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Pat McGrath Entrapment (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Baby Universe #4 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Pink Sensibilities #4 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia NYC (LE, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Makeup Geek Lucky Penny (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Bad Habit Frida (PiP, ) is darker (80% 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). Sephora Ballet (LE, ) is more muted (95% similar). Colour Pop Butterscotch (LE, $5.00) is more muted (95% similar). L'Oreal Mademoiselle Pink (P, $5.99) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Baptism (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Baby Cakes (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Plum (Highlight) (PiP, ) is darker, more muted (95% similar). MAC Flounce (PiP, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). NYX Birthday Suit (P, $4.50) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Kitten (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Celeb (LE, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Pink Cream (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). NARS Douce France #1 (DC, $25.00) is more muted (90% similar). LORAC Bonfire (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Jelly Donut (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Tarte Vintage (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 13 (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty With Style (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Light Pink (PiP, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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. Marc Jacobs Beauty Cat Fight (LE, )(100% similar). City Color It's a Girl (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Fenty Beauty Raspberry Rave (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Rosary (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Dior Ruby #3 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Alchemy (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Stylishly Merry (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Enigmatic (LE, ) is more muted (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME840 Pink Chrome (P, $17.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). L'Oreal Glistening Garnet (P, $7.99) is darker (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #13 (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Chant (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). City Color U Jelly? (P, $6.99) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Just Stay (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar). Viseart Rapture (LE, ) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Marry in Monte Carlo (LE, $9.99) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Off the Grid (PiP, $5.00) is darker (85% similar). Anastasia Sangria (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #9 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #12 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, more muted (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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). Colour Pop Never Never (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Bedazzled Spruce (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #6 (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Bracken (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Dark Roast (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Haute Chocolate (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (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 more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Natasha Denona Dark Sepia (47P) (PiP, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Laura Mercier Rock (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Snakebite (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Leopard (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Burberry Gold #1 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (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. MAC Pinch O' Peach (P, $24.00) is better quality (95% similar). Zoeva PK020 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). NARS New Attitude (LE, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Crescendo (250) (LE, $45.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Sweet Pink (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Jouer Kiss Me (PiP, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Zoeva PK030 (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Kindergarten Red (LE, $32.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Pink Sand #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, more muted, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Underrated (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Formal (LE, ) is more muted (90% similar). Tarte Breathtaking (LE, $29.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Dior Floral Pink (844) (LE, $44.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Lovecloud (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Exposed (LE, $30.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Lotus Blossom (LE, $40.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Modest Blush (LE, $29.00) is more muted (90% similar). NARS Kingpin (LE, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Violet Argente (Blush) (LE, $60.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Live (LE, $29.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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) (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Viseart Cashmere #1 (PiP, ) is more muted, warmer (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 more muted, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Atelier Nude #1 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Hot Spot (PiP, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% 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 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Minx (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). LORAC Sand (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Pastel Fontanges #3 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Viseart Alexandre Trois (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Bling (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Lancome Filigree (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Famous (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (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 less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Dust (LE, $23.00) is lighter (90% similar). Burberry Gold #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). theBalm #41 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop High Tide (LE, $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. Tarte Wings (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Clinique Ample Amber (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Surratt Beauty Cuivre (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Stila Peace (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). CoverGirl Melted Caramel (330) (P, $4.99) is lighter (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #14 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Hammamet (Right) (DC, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cocoa Mirage #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Cote d'Azur (PiP, $16.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #28E (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Her Cocoa #3 (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC She-nanigans (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME612 Silver Brown (DC, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Hot & Cold (LE, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte On the Monet (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Caramelized (PiP, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Mocha (PiP, $19.00) is cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Peanut Butter Cup (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Chanel Charming #3 (LE, ) 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. Buxom Gimme Gorgeous (P, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Love Hue (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Pat McGrath Ultimate Taupe (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Fawned of You (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss #1 (PiP, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Kid (P, $17.00) is brighter (95% similar). theBalm Score (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 2 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Lancome Sante (PiP, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bad Habit Vision (PiP, ) 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 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Less is More (PiP, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). theBalm C3 (LE, $16.00) is more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cocoa Mirage #2 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Mythicool Creatures #1 (LE, ) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Painkiller (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Bold (PiP, ) is brighter (90% similar). Tarte Hazelnut Bon Bons (LE, ) is darker, warmer (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. Viseart Grand-Palais (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Under the Mistle-taupe (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Amethyst (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Far Side (P, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Hourglass Plum Brown (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Tan Lines (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Stila Wanderlust (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Reef (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Jupiter Sand (LE, ) is darker (90% 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 less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Golden Petals Scattering (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Antique Rose (PiP, ) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Chronosphere (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Epsilon (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Radar (LE, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Tea Leaves (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Clinique Cocoa Pop (P, $17.00) is more muted (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Starlight #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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 more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Stila Vivid Jade (P, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). Morphe Diva (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Coloured Raine Grandeur (LE, $6.99) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Graffiti (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Scarab (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Dose of Colors Palma (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Lagoon (LE, $19.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Inglot #414 (P, $7.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Walk on the Wild Side (08) (DC, $10.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Verderame (824) (P, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox STFU (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (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 less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Pat McGrath Supernova (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Indo (P, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Emerald Power (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). theBalm Jealous Jordana (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Bobbi Brown Forest (P, $28.00) is darker (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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). Hourglass Diffused Heat (P, $35.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Chanel Angelique (190) (P, $45.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Surreal Effect (LE, $35.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Summer (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Immortal Flower (LE, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Blush Camelia Peche (LE, $45.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Spring Flock (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Gold Palette #7 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Streak Blush (-, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Day Dream (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever B302 (P, $23.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Make Believe (LE, $30.00) is more muted (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Blush (LE, $60.00) is darker (85% similar). bareMinerals Swoon (LE, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Bumpy Ride (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). KIKO 108 Orange Coral (DC, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Technicolor (PiP, $23.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Vibrant (LE, $29.00) is darker, warmer (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. Makeup Atelier Natural Chestnut #2 (P, )(100% similar). Colour Pop Hear Me Out (P, $5.00) is brighter (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 (DC, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Pure (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Hourglass Graphite #1 (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). IT Cosmetics Peaceful (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Super Mom (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Fire Fly (DC, $5.00) is brighter (95% similar). Tarte Cheers (LE, ) is more muted (95% similar). Tarte Waterlilies (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). bareMinerals Chance (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Golden Reflections #4 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Drawing a Blanc (LE, $17.00)(100% similar). Too Faced Meow (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Blanc Type (DC, $17.00)(100% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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). Laura Mercier Stone Taupe (LE, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Slate (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Shade II (2015) (LE, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Lofty (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Vow (LE, ) is warmer, better quality (90% similar). MAC Cool Complement (PiP, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). theBalm Dig It (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M558 Dark Taupe (DC, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Power Player (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Renholder (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Fashion Fix (DC, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Stone Unturned (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Brownie Points (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Jingle All the Grey (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Cover (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Pecan Praline (PiP, $16.00) is cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Almond Mocha (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Dior Mirage (761) (P, $30.00) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Bandwagon (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (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). Illamasqua Bronx (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Pat McGrath Copperized (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Toasted Nut (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Natasha Denona Magnolia (143K) (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Meet Ya (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Glisten (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Old Money (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Level Up (PiP, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Warm Wash #2 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Bronze Casting (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Lightning Bug (PiP, $5.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Ignite (PiP, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Heat Ray (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Famous (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty O MG (P, $29.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Luscious (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Aubade (126K) (PiP, ) is more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Diva (LE, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Viseart Grande Pro (Vol. 2) #27 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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 (DC, $10.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Clarins Silver Pink (05) (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Prickly Pear (PiP, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Tinsel (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Lancome Exhibition (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Dress Me Up (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Glasswork (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Performance Art (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Mystic (P, $8.00) is lighter (85% similar). LORAC Soft Plum (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #2 (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Virgin Orchid #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Kari (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Sugared Raisin (LE, $16.00) is lighter (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Tarte Make a Mauve (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Ultraviolet (LE, ) is lighter (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). Cle de Peau Silver Eclipse #4 (PiP, ) 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). Marc Jacobs Beauty As Well (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Tempting (PiP, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Everywhere (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Chanel Noir Petrole (812) (P, $36.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Give In Take VI (LE, $29.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Truffle (PiP, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Zoeva Infusion (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Posh Pedigree #4 (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Mekong (DC, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Witch (LE, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #8 (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Everlasting (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Rising Passions (LE, $17.00) is lighter (80% similar). MAC Smut (P, $17.00) 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. LORAC Jet Black (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Dior Smoky Sequins #5 (LE, ) is more shimmery (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). Hourglass Black (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Panther (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Licorice (PiP, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Obsidian (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Makeup Atelier Natural Brown #5 (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). Buxom LBD (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Huda Beauty Smokey #1 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Shade VI (LE, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Les (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Stiletto (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Noir (P, $12.00) is darker, cooler (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). 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 Faux Tan Matte (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Bronzer) (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Crown (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Terra (P, $68.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop In It to Win It (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (03) (P, $40.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Afternoon Delight (P, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Java Sun (LE, $65.00) is cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (04) (P, $40.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Toasted (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Warmth (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Cover FX Sunset (P, $38.00) is darker (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Nights (P, $48.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Burnished (P, $22.00) is brighter (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze (Original) (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tarte Angle (PiP, ) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (P, $28.00) is lighter (85% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (02) (P, $40.00) is lighter (85% similar). Guerlain #03 (P, $53.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Tantric (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Too Faced Grand Hotel Café Holiday 2016 Grand Hotel Café Palette Set

Too Faced Grand Hotel Café Holiday 2016 Grand Hotel Café Palette Set

Too Faced Grand Hotel Café Holiday 2016 Grand Hotel Café Palette Set

Too Faced Grand Hotel Café Holiday 2016 Grand Hotel Café Palette Set

Too Faced Grand Hotel Café Holiday 2016 Grand Hotel Café Palette Set

Too Faced Grand Hotel Café Holiday 2016 Grand Hotel Café Palette Set

Too Faced Grand Hotel Café Holiday 2016 Grand Hotel Café Palette Set

Too Faced Grand Hotel Café Holiday 2016 Grand Hotel Café Palette Set

Too Faced Grand Hotel Café Holiday 2016 Grand Hotel Café Palette Set

Too Faced Grand Hotel Café Holiday 2016 Grand Hotel Café Palette Set

Too Faced Grand Hotel Café Holiday 2016 Grand Hotel Café Palette Set

Too Faced Grand Hotel Café Holiday 2016 Grand Hotel Café Palette Set

Too Faced Grand Hotel Café Holiday 2016 Grand Hotel Café Palette Set

Too Faced Grand Hotel Café Holiday 2016 Grand Hotel Café Palette Set

Too Faced Grand Hotel Café Holiday 2016 Grand Hotel Café Palette Set

Too Faced Grand Hotel Café Holiday 2016 Grand Hotel Café Palette Set

Too Faced Grand Hotel Café Holiday 2016 Grand Hotel Café Palette Set

Too Faced Grand Hotel Café Holiday 2016 Grand Hotel Café Palette Set

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Too Faced Peppermint Cream Eyeshadow

Too Faced Christmas Blend Eyeshadow

Too Faced Christmas Blend Eyeshadow

Too Faced Peppermint Mocha Eyeshadow

Too Faced Peppermint Mocha Eyeshadow

Too Faced Candy Cane Eyeshadow

Too Faced Candy Cane Eyeshadow

Too Faced Coffee Chip Eyeshadow

Too Faced Coffee Chip Eyeshadow

Too Faced Santa Baby Blush

Too Faced Santa Baby Blush

Too Faced Santa Baby Blush

Too Faced Frosty Nog Eyeshadow

Too Faced Frosty Nog Eyeshadow

Too Faced Eggnog Latte Eyeshadow

Too Faced Eggnog Latte Eyeshadow

Too Faced Iced Coffee Eyeshadow

Too Faced Iced Coffee Eyeshadow

Too Faced Skinny Latte Eyeshadow

Too Faced Skinny Latte Eyeshadow

Too Faced Cold Brew Eyeshadow

Too Faced Cold Brew Eyeshadow

Too Faced Central Perk Eyeshadow

Too Faced Central Perk Eyeshadow

Too Faced Peach Cobbler Blush

Too Faced Peach Cobbler Blush

Too Faced Peach Cobbler Blush

Too Faced Ginger Cream Eyeshadow

Too Faced Ginger Cream Eyeshadow

Too Faced Maple Syrup Eyeshadow

Too Faced Maple Syrup Eyeshadow

Too Faced Gingersnap Eyeshadow

Too Faced Gingersnap Eyeshadow

Too Faced Winter Dream Eyeshadow

Too Faced Winter Dream Eyeshadow

Too Faced Cup of Joe Eyeshadow

Too Faced Cup of Joe Eyeshadow

Too Faced Black Coffee Eyeshadow

Too Faced Black Coffee Eyeshadow

Too Faced Gingerbread Bronzer

Too Faced Gingerbread Bronzer

Too Faced Gingerbread Bronzer

Too Faced Sprinkles (Holiday 2016) Eyeshadow

Too Faced Sprinkles (Holiday 2016) Eyeshadow

Too Faced Grand Hotel Café Palettes
Eggnog Latte, Christmas Blend, Cold Brew, Coffee Chip, Black Coffee, Skinny Latte, Maple Syrup, Ginger Cream, Frosty Nog, Marc Jacobs Taboo Eyeliner, Sephora Diamonds are Forever Eyeliner

Too Faced Grand Hotel Café Palettes
Eggnog Latte, Christmas Blend, Cold Brew, Coffee Chip, Black Coffee, Skinny Latte, Maple Syrup, Ginger Cream, Frosty Nog, Marc Jacobs Taboo Eyeliner, Sephora Diamonds are Forever Eyeliner

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Giorgio Armani #9 Eye Tint
  • Giorgio Armani #10 Eye Tint
  • Urban Decay Chem Trail Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow
  • Sephora Good Mood Contour Eye Pencil

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Too Faced Holiday 2016 Grand Hotel Café Palette Set $49.00/1.46 OZ.
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About the 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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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I think they have so many, because they do retailer exclusives, so they put out different kits for Ulta vs. Sephora, which makes it seem like overkill.

This embodies what is off about so many holiday releases. Despite that, you managed, as always, to create a beautiful look. You might wish to check your look description for eyes. This is so sad, that I’m not even going to read the individual descriptions, which is a daily pleasure.

Hi Christine,
I think you need to change the info under Makeup Look to Too Faced instead of Bare Minerals. 🙂

I totally agree with you about the holiday palettes!!!! I don’t care how cute it looks if the products are subpar! I haven’t purchased any holiday products from Too Faced or Tarte because the reviews have been so bad. I wish they would wow us with quality instead of packaging. I keep thinking about the Beckham eyeshadow palette. It’s pricey (and I want it), but the quality was spot on. Ever since that release, I’ve really started to judge what a purchase in a different light. I’m not falling for the pretty packaging. I’m putting my money into products that are going to perform. end of rant. 🙂

Hi Robin,

I’m not sure why the Makeup Look is showing bareMinerals, so I’ll have to fix that, but it is for the full face photos, where I’m not wearing Too Faced except to demonstrate the blushes in the set 🙂

okay now it says this? I’m on a desktop. Maybe I have computer gremlins.

ON EYES:

Giorgio Armani #9 Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani #10 Eye Tint
Urban Decay Chem Trail Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow
Sephora Good Mood Contour Eye Pencil

Hi Robin!

I mentioned it shouldn’t be bareMinerals and would fix that – which I did! 🙂 That is what I’m wearing on the eyes for two of the full face shots (I did the bronzer on a separate day).

What always turns me off from these (aside from lack of quality) is that they are SO holiday-themed. They are cute and great gift ideas but I feel like I’m going to be turned off from using colors named egg nog and candy cane later in the spring. If the christmas sets are going to be themed every year, why don’t they do a theme we can relate to until summer at least?

This would be a great value at that price if it performed well. It seems exactly like you said, they put the effort into the packaging and in order to sell it cheap(ish) they cut corners on quality control. I wonder why some brands use this strategy… Pump out a bunch of glittery looking things but the quality isn’t really there. Maybe it makes a bigger impact on the sales floor? I figure that’s why MAC does it–so when you go to their store/counter it just *looks* like something special is going on.

Yep, one of several reasons *why* when asked the other night on here about which brands I’ve lost interest in, Too Faced was one of main 2. Between the stupid food fragrance in eyeshadow and their damning stream of subpar holiday palettes, they are just not what I used to hear about them. This one is particularly BAD. ?

Shame on me. I didn’t wait for your review. I wanted to like this set so much that I bought it right away. 🙁 Listen to Christine, everybody; she’s absolutely right. Almost all the colors are crappy. I will say I’ve had better luck with the blushes than she did but don’t know why. Most of the eye shadows are horrible.

I could overlook some of the failings if it all smelled as advertised but it DOESN’T. I don’t smell peppermint, eggnog, gingerbread, or any kind of coffee. Each palette has a stinky burned plastic smell to me. GROSS.

This isn’t a general Too Faced hate, as I liked their Sweet Peach palette very much earlier in the year, and the PB&J one. But I think I’m done with holiday palettes for a loooooong time.

I’m so sad to hear you had a similar experience, Susan! 🙁 I got more of the individual scents than you and definitely not plastic smell, lol, I cannot imagine plastic smell ON the eyes!

This is just flat out distressing. I think it’s things like this that put me off a brand in general and avoid their other products. I see a lot of comments and flak for high-end and luxury products, but I’m still happier paying for better quality and (theoretically!) having fewer products than laying out money for junk like this. I could almost forgive the cutesy packaging if the product was good, but no. Your eye looks are pretty, but I can’t imagine how long it must have taken to get it to a decent point.

I kept adding and adding – that’s how I know, in particular, that something is just not working (I have to start over anyway, because one can’t test THAT many shades at once (and know how they’re fading/wearing).

the same usual kind of unoriginal, poor pigmentation shades packaged in cheap cardboard but just holiday themed?
I own a couple of their blushes and eyeshadow palettes which I think are all pretty decent
but this holiday collection seems a bit insulting.

This is a sad mess! I feel like someone would be much better off buying a decent-quality drugstore or ULTA megapalette, especially as a gift for the teens this seems aimed at. And Too Faced can do better than this — or at least they used to be able to!

I think brands make a big mistake when they skimp on their holiday sets, because a lot of people try them as an introduction to the brand. It seems like they’d want to put on their best efforts, but you see this mistake sadly too often.

Ironically, the one shade I really like in the whole palette (Central Perk) is the lone good performer! No way I’d get the whole set for one shade, though!

I haven’t used my Too Faced palettes in a couple of years… time to let them move on, I think. Hate to just toss them, but… if I’m not using them — and I won’t, anymore…

Oh dear, this is just sad. Luckily I learned my lesson last year. I can buy a cardboard house at Michaels for under $5.00 and paint it myself.

I was SOOOO disappointed when I swatched this at Ulta. I was so excited when I saw them, because they have really pretty colors! And, obviously, the smell is amazing! But, oh. my. God. The quality of these is horrible! Patchy, dry, a lot of fallout. Not good at all.

Ouch, such poor performance! People pay out good money for treats for holidays, it’s an insult to produce subpar products. Ok if it was super cheap then it wouldn’t matter too much but it’s not. It’s beyond a joke ?.

Man… let’s hope a lot of these brands really rethink holiday for next year. Nothing is really exciting and the one thing I really wanted turned out to be crap anyway.

I don’t know why Too Faced doesn’t scale down their offerings – instead of 3 of these palettes, how about one really good one?

Oh my – this is terrible – Too Faced can’t even get the basic shades right. What a waste of money and the packaging is a huge gimmick to disguise the low quality of the eyeshadows and blushes.
Once again Christine – a beautiful eye look.

I bought these. I like the smell, but yeah, they were disappointing. I will say that I did one of the suggested looks (the one with the light pink halo), and my kids went nuts for it, saying it looked really good. Winter Dream and Cold Brew has a bit of an odd texture but are sooo pretty. I found that if I pat a little on with my finger after applying with a brush that Winter Dream looked amazing. I tried it wet and that was an epic fail.

Yep, I swatched these in store and was depressed. Every set seem to have 1 or 2 decent shades, but the rest were meh or downright horrible. It’s too bad because I do love the cute holiday packaging, the color combos, and the grab-and-go aspects of the kits, but if they would only put in better shadows……

This is really sad… The packaging is a bit over the top, but I really liked the idea of having several smaller palettes with a short selection of shades that work well together for a particular look – seems perfect for a weekend or short getaway. Or it would be, if what they contained was actual eyeshadow, and not colorful sand… I don’t know what the heck Too Faced thinks they’re doing these days, but I’m losing trust in the brand. Still loving their Melted lipsticks and blushes but that’s about it!

Hi Christine, Considering The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette by Maybelline is the worst palette I’ve owned (formula-wise), how does this compare to the Maybelline palette?
On a side note, I’m losing faith in Too Faced as a brand. I wanted to pick up the Chocolate Bar palette, but now I’m not too sure.

Thanks!

I didn’t hate this set to be honest. I did think it was cute and yeah, some of the colours lacked pigmentation, but I’m happy with it overall. What I’m flabberghasted at is how you got that kind of pigmentation in the swatch out of Cold Brew! I felt like mine was all glitter and no base colour!!

Thank you for your honest review, as always. The colors look so pretty, but I think this was the same result w/ the too faced holiday collections in the past, so I didn’t try to get it. I did get the macaroons palate from Ulta since I had a gift card, but I haven’t tried it yet. I love the other too faced palates, so I guess I’ll just continue to stick with the regulars. (PB&J is my absolute fav!)

Not only is it bad, I mean, those grades! It looks like the last years holiday LE’s. Or maybe I’m just imagine that.
I don’t envy you, writing about bad performing makeup like this, but I am very grateful that you do. So much saved thanks to you.

I don’t have either eyeshadows so I could be speaking rubbish, but from your swatches Makeup Geek Epic Foiled Eyeshadow looks pretty similar to Central Perk! I fell in love with that colour but it’s so silly buying a palette of bad eyeshadows for just that one green!

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