Too Faced Merry Macarons Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Too Faced Merry Macarons Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Merry Macarons Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Merry Macarons Eyeshadow Palette ($39.00 for 0.64 oz.) includes 12 eyeshadows in a mix of warmer neutrals with a pop of purple and plum. The presentation is very gift-worthy, as it opens with a wintry scene that could definitely be displayed (assuming it was to your taste), though it obviously is a lot of excessive packaging if you only intend to keep the palette itself! Luckily, the bulk is separated, so the cardboard palette itself is slim and travel-friendly. There is no mirror on the interior, which is worth noting but may not be a deal-breaker. The palette also included a deluxe sized Better Than Sex Mascara. Like all of the brand’s palette offerings this year, it is scented, and this particular palette is vanilla-scented–noticeable when open but I could not detect the scent after applying. The palette was decent–pigmented, blendable, not too challenging to use–but it is going to be a better fit for someone who has not already indulged in past neutral palettes and likes more sparkly shades, as four of the shimmery shades have chunky sparkle in them.

A note on the size… it’s actually a little confusing, as the box says that each eyeshadow is 1.11g/0.03 oz. with a total net weight of 13.33g/0.47 oz. — the total weight in grams is correct, but the weight in ounces doesn’t make sense, as it should be 0.36 oz. Based on the gram weight for each shade, the corresponding conversion into ounces is actually 0.03915 oz., which results in 0.47 oz. total weight. I am not sure why it was rounded down!

Coconut is a light beige with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color coverage with a soft, smooth consistency that wasn’t too powdery or too firm in the pan. I felt like it sheered out a bit easily on the skin, though, so a primer would help it stay more opaque if desired. This shade wore well for eight hours on me. Make Up For Ever M500 Ivory (DC, $21.00)(100% similar). Too Faced Meow (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Smashbox Vanilla (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Zoeva Bitter Start (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Hero (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Double Scoop (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Black Tie Attire #4 (LE, $19.00) is more muted (95% similar). Viseart Grande Pro (Vol. 1) #1 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 3 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Vanilla (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Waterlilies (LE, ) is more muted (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M532 Sugar Coated Candy (DC, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Assistant (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Super Mom (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Ciate My Tribe (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Conch (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Nude Awakening #5 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Golden Reflections #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Chantilly (PiP, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Nude #1 (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dulce de Leche is a medium brown with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a soft, thin texture that was a smidgen dusty but applied well to the lid, blended out without sheering out too easily, and wore for seven hours before fading. NARS Maya Bay (DC, $25.00) is more muted (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #2 (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Chanel Entrelacs #2 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Raw Sienna (PiP, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Dimmer (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Moleskin (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Rose Cloud (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Milk (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Tiki Hut (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Milk Chocolate (PiP, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Preppy (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Lt. Brown (PiP, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Tyranny (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Atik (117CM) (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar). MAC Soft Brown (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Becca Ombre Rouge #4 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #3 (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar). Coloured Raine Royal Prerogative (PiP, $6.99) is darker (85% similar). Chanel Charming #2 (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Anastasia Fawn (P, $12.00) is darker (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Banana Cream is a medium-dark, coppery bronze with warm undertones and a sparkly, metallic finish. It had larger, chunkier sparkle in it, which had some fall out during application, but the texture was also a bit denser so it supported more of the sparkle within the base. The color was nicely pigmented and lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Huda Beauty Smokey #3 (PiP, ) is brighter, cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Demo (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Moon Rock (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Cherish (LE, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Night Life (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Rose Quartz (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NYX Bedroom Eyes (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Pretty Vulgar Songbird (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Sephora Antique Rose (PiP, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Mocha (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Coque d'Or #3 (DC, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Pat McGrath Inferno (LE, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Electric Look #6 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Cote d'Azur (PiP, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Midnight Blast (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Age #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME612 Silver Brown (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D562 Taupe Platinum (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #14 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Avant-Premiere #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Almond Mocha is a dark brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had a really soft, silky texture, which made it dustier and kicked up an excess amount of product in the pan, but it was very blendable and forgiving on the eye–you’ll need to build up the coverage, though, if you want more than medium coverage. The color started to fade after seven and a half hours on me. Guerlain Gold Palette #1 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Guerlain Tonka Imperiale #5 (DC, ) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Knock Out (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Suckerpunch (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Snooze U Lose (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Persona Fearless (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Earth (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Pat McGrath Depth (PiP, $25.00) is cooler (95% similar). Makeup Atelier Red Ochre #5 (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). Makeup Geek Dark Roast (LE, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Ground Brown (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Coloured Raine Chocolate (P, $6.99) is lighter (95% similar). Pretty Vulgar Victory (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Cedar (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Naturally Fabulous (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Nude #7 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Teddy Bare (PiP, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Choco Cake (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Natasha Denona Earth (102CM) (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Get Ahead (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Champagne Rose is a very light gold with a hint of pink and a frosted, sparkly finish. The consistency was drier and had a tendency to look uneven/patchy applied, though the lighter color against my skin tone (in particular) made it less noticeable than it may be on other skin tones. It is the type of product that would benefit from an adhesive base, like the brand’s own Glitter Insurance. This shade started to crease after seven hours of wear. Stila Nude Shimmer (LE, $18.00) is warmer (95% similar). Natasha Denona Golden Beige (52M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Exquisite Ego #1 (LE, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Satin Sheets (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior House of Pinks #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Treasures Untold (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Daiquiri (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Les Cendres #4 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Meme Girl (PiP, ) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Coquet (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Zoeva Handmade (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Paper Roses (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Tisse d'Automne #2 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Thessalonique (Left) (DC, $25.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Raspberry Rose (White Chocolate) (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mint Chocolate is a muted, medium-dark purply taupe with neutral undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer, buildable color payoff with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture. It was a bit dusty, but it built up better than anticipated and didn’t look dry on the skin. The eyeshadow wore for just over seven hours on me. Too Faced Dreams (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Wisteria (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Misty Mauve (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Be You (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). YSL Paris #9 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Quarry (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte For Realism (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Ombre Sculpting Powder (002) (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Almond Truffle (PiP, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Tell No Tales (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Dusty Lilac (LE, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Haux (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Ciate Pony (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Ribbon Realness (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tiramisu is a soft, light-medium brown with warm, peachy undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation paired with a soft, smooth, and finely-milled texture. The eyeshadow blended easily on the skin and lasted for seven hours. bareMinerals Granted (LE, )(95% similar). Tarte Force of Nature (LE, ) is more muted (95% similar). Jouer Camel (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Tarte Innocent (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Buffed (LE, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Ciate Skinny Dip (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Dance 'Til Dawn Eyeshadow #4 (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #7 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Seven Heaven (DC, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Morphe M.F.E.O. (LE, ) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Cat Call (LE, ) is darker, brighter (90% similar). MAC Cake & Biscuits (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Ring My Bell (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Amour (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Adore (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Wake Up Call (P, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Unrequited (PiP, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Terracotta (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Fawn (Base) (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Drive (PiP, ) is cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chocolate Raspberry is a dark, plummy purple with warmer undertones and a frosted sheen. The texture was on the drier side, so the powder felt looser with more noticeable shimmer/sparkle to it. It applied decently to the lid, though it had a more faded quality to it and lacked some of the richness it had in the pan. The color wore for just over seven hours on me. NARS Not for Sale (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Chanel Jardins de Lumieres #4 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Volt (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Olympe (871) (LE, $31.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora Seahorse (115) (LE, $13.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Pat McGrath Blue Blood (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Universal Appeal (LE, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Buxom Schnauzer (P, $18.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 19 (LE, ) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Anastasia Drama (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Not Today (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Twilight (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Hung Up (P, $4.50) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Phoebe (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sephora Make a Wish (344) (P, $8.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Rare Find (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Remix (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Persona Confident (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Vanity (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Pat McGrath Euphoria (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Praline is a medium gold with warm, orange undertones and a metallic sheen. It had a softer, slightly drier texture that felt a little looser and chunkier overall. It applied decently, but it would work better with a primer or even a damp brush, which would give it a smoother look on the skin. This shade started to fade noticeably after seven and a half hours of wear. Milani Drenched in Gold (P, $6.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Signe Particulier #4 (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Lace #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Bao Bao's Jewels #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer (95% similar). Lancome Eternal Gold (P, $24.50) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Jinxie (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Honey Pot (PiP, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Hype (PiP, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS Privilege (DC, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Bananas (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Electric Look #10 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Guilt (LE, $45.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Anastasia Glistening (PiP, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Beaded (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Glitz (P, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Sun Worship (Eye Color) (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Brass (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Phenix (545) (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Stila Vitality (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Honey Lavender is a light-medium lavender with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. Again, it had a chunkier sparkle that was loosened from the base color, so there was some fall out during application as well as later on during wear; it is a shade that would work better with an adhesive base. It had semi-opaque color payoff and lasted for seven hours (with some fall out). Tom Ford Beauty Daydream #1 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Stone Cold (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Moth (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Inglot J405 Celestial (LE, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Piece of Me (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Soft Plum (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Poker Face (LE, $14.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Milk Makeup Peep Show (P, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC In My Element (PiP, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Clarins Silver Pink (05) (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Utopia (96) (LE, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Leap #1 (LE, $21.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced The Strip (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Past Midnight #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). MAC Girls, Girls! (LE, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). MAC Joy To (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, cooler (80% similar). MAC Vulnerable (LE, $17.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Violet Cassis is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia magenta with cooler, violet pearl. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a soft, lightly dusty consistency that applied well and was easy to blend out. The color wore well for eight hours before starting to fade on me. Too Faced Jingle Berry (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty African Violet #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop On the Rise (P, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Gemstone (P, $12.00) is more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay 1985 (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Pink Rebel (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Viseart Calypso (GPV2 #15) (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Fyrinnae Nepenthe (P, $7.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Smokes (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #5 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I-90 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Junkshow (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Jouer Amethyst (PiP, ) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Infra-violet (LE, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Badlands (P, $5.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Acid #1 (PiP, $9.99) is brighter (85% similar). Too Faced Funtasy (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Violet Impact (LE, $17.00) is cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Guilt Trip (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Selena (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cookies & Cream is a deep black with neutral-to-cool undertones and a mostly matte finish, though there were bits of silver and teal sparkle. The majority of the sparkly bits disappear in practice, so it performed as a matte black when I used it. The texture was soft and blendable–very forgiving on the lid–though the coverage is more semi-opaque and buildable. This shade started to fade after seven and a half hours. Anastasia Spirit Rock (LE, $12.00)(100% similar). Guerlain L'Heure de Nuit #5 (DC, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Jet Black (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Heraklion (DC, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Black Water (-, $17.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Atelier Natural Brown #5 (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Jet (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Black Metal (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora I'm All Ears (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Black Leather (LE, $14.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Black Star (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Dark Soul (PiP, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 19 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). theBalm Serious (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Milani Bella Black (12) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Noir (PiP, $23.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Oddfellow (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Lights Down (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Beg For It (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Roulette (P, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Too Faced Merry Macarons Holiday 2016 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Merry Macarons Holiday 2016 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Merry Macarons Holiday 2016 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Merry Macarons Holiday 2016 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Merry Macarons Holiday 2016 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Merry Macarons Holiday 2016 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Merry Macarons Holiday 2016 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

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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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I used to love TooFaced. But — and this is rhetorical — why do they cheap out on their holiday sets and manufacture the eye shadows in China? Maybe if there wasn’t so much excessive, expensive packaging, they’d manufacture the actual make-up in the U.S. or U.K. or France or Italy or Germany (you get the idea).

I guess I should be glad they’ve saved my wallet this season because I have learned my lesson from past TooFaced holiday releases.

They must dictate the cost/level of quality they are after wherever they produce, so my guess is they’ve chosen to allocate more of the cost to packaging vs. the product itself! If they were unhappy with the quality from a particular manufacturer, it is really on them to approve/send it back!

What an adorable holiday set! I’m never too convinced with the quality of holiday palettes like these, but I envy whoever’s job it is to work on creating these at Too Faced! It looks like an enviable job!!

I like Too Faced’s cute packaging, and most of the shadows look pretty, no D/F scores. Love your eye looks, esp. the purples. Wish Chocolate Raspberry came in a single

Since I am fairly certain that I’ve got dupes for each and every shade, I won’t be buying this one. However, this is a pretty decent one for TF holiday, especially if one is lacking neutrals.

And; that 2nd eye look is so cool! I’m thinking that if I were to use my brand new Selena e/s with UD Vanity, Nars Calisto and ABH Spirit Rock (or MAC Nehru?) I could get a similar bright yet smokey purple eye look?

You can definitely use Selena in place of Violet Cassis! I think it’s the bright pop of purple that pulls it together!

Okay so I just got through saying that I am not attracted to TF because of their too cutesy packaging and then this is posted, LOL. It isn’t the packaging that I am interested in but rather the many shades of purple, lavender. Your eye looks alone are drawing me to this palette, stunning just really stunning. I have brown eyes and I love using purples on my eyes. I also love green and am still waiting for someone to put out a really good palette of different greens besides Natasha Denona. I don’t have $239 for an eye shadow palette.

I have one Two Faced palette, the matte neutral eye that has been around forever and irs still sold. I use it occasionally for daytime no makeup looks. I have no objection to that palette but any other Too Faced palettes have not created any kind of desire oin me.

I like the shades and for the price, I’m happy to see these grades. I have to get one for my niece….and probably one for me too. lol Hard to resist.

Really beautiful eye looks Christine! But this palette is not for me – too many warm, caramel and pink shades.
Great packaging, but I think customers would prefer the effort to go into their eye shadows.

Your purple look is really pretty Christine. They both are actually. I can appreciate when you post the subdued looks too as I often refer to what you have shown when I’m getting bored with my own “neutral” eye.
I’ll definitely gift this as the packaging is so cute.

I wouldn’t buy it for myself, but it looks as though the quality is decent enough. With the uber-cute packaging, it would make a nice gift. Your eye look with it is very pretty.

I’m kinda ticked off at Too Faced. For holiday ’13 and ’14 we had the Few of My Favorite Things palette and the next year it was Everything Nice. Now those were good palettes. Like, REALLY good. Everything Nice had that shade honey pot everyone was flipping out over…you couldn’t go near a YouTube tutorial that wasn’t using that one for a bit…girly was in that one and mauvelous. Favorite Things was even better. So I know Too Faced is capable of putting out fantastic holiday palettes. Both of the above examples had festive pink packaging but they had regular sturdy cardboard LE packaging. Neither of the above turned into a house or a carousel or a unicorn. They were just really great palettes. The buzz of Favorite Things (which sold out before anything else that year. And not BS sell out it was just that good) is when TF already a popular brand started to get more buzz. Without it, I don’t think we’d have seen the chocolate bar. Maybe I’m wrong. I usually am lol but even if the chocolate bar palette was in the works would it have been so large and so popular so fast? Idk, but I do know that Favorite Things put Too Faced in hyper drive and Everything Nice helped cement it’s place in the industry.
Wow. I didn’t mean to write a thesis and I could say A LOT more on the subject but dang it Too Faced!!! You spoiled us, you made us long for holiday season so we could have those amazing palettes that were great to use all year. Then you give us a bunch of cardboard that nobody wants hanging around and in all this mass of packaging are below par product that nobody will be using the week after they get it. It’s ridiculous. Go back to what made you the big pink queen of beauty land and stop insulting us with this literal trash. Because frankly, it may be cute but that’s all that outer packaging is.

HA! Oh Christine, I’m such a dork. Between us, I didn’t see the too faced rant and rave until after I went off here. Feel free to move my rant there or it can stay here. Whatever you think is best. It’s just funny that I kinda lost my chit on TF and you actually had a place right there for me to rave lol I’m so backward.

It is a pretty palette, but I think by now I have dupes for most of the colours so I’ll save for something more unique.

I love Too Faced, and the colors in this palette look beautiful, but I refuse to spend that much money on makeup that was made in China. I think I’ll wait and check out the Sweet Peach palette when it’starts re-released in December. As always, thank you for your swatches and reviews!

I just purchased the original Chocolate Bar palette as I love neutrals but also purple and burgundy colors. However, now I’m wondering if I should exchange it for this palette as that Violet Chassis and Chocolate Raspberry are really speaking to me. Or, should I go with the PB&J? What do you recommend?

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