Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things Holiday Palette: Review and Swatches

It is that time of the year again! Yup that's right! Holiday palette time! This year I picked up the Sephora exclusive limited edition Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things set ($56USD, $64CAD). To see some swatches and review, click......
Included in the set are:
-Mini Better Than Sex Mascara
-Mini Lip Injection Color Bomb! in "Bee Sting"
-20 eyeshadows, 2 blushes, and 2 bronzers housed inside a thin, novel-sized palette
-Chevron patterned pouch that fits the palette snugly (see below)
The design of the palette is very sleek and very chic. Even though it is made of cardboard, I don't think I will be depotting this in the future because it's so space saving and the chevron design is so adorable!

Color Selection:
The palette has a lot of usable neutrals and very few dramatic shades. There are a total of four mattes and the rest of the shadows are either shimmer, shimmer with glitter, or matte with glitter.
One of the blush is a lovely shimmer and the other a matte, and the same goes for bronzers.

Instead of reviewing each shadow/blush, I have given each color a rating. (Click on any image to enlarge.)
Smily face = pigmented and creamy.
Sad face = too sheer/fallouts.
Angry faces = horrible pigmentation/patchy.
Love faces =personal favorites.

Overall, I think A Few of My Favorite Things is a very good palette. With a palette this big I think it is expected that there be a few flops but overall, the quality and value is phenomenal. I will probably give away the lip crayon and the mascara so I won't be reviewing them.
If you already have a lot of palettes or eyeshadows and blushes, you probably don't "need" this, but if you are still relatively new to makeup or want a wide range of products to try, then you would love this!
What do you guys think? Is this on your wish list for the Holidays? What other holiday makeup sets are you eyeing?