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Too Faced - Christmas In Paris Collection

28 November 2015
You may know that early in November I purchased a lot of Christmas limited edition items, among them were some of the Too Faced Christmas in Paris collection so I thought I'd do a quick post with some swatches and thoughts. This is going to be a photo heavy post, get a cup of tea!

I'll start with the Le Grand Chateau Palette.

The exterior packaging is quite simple but pretty enough for packaging junkies to want to keep. *side glance*

When you take the palette out of the box you start to get a bit of a solo pass-the-parcel feel, you take the roof off and inside are the hidden wonders.

You'll find a deluxe mini Better Than Sex Mascara and 3 seven pan palettes, following along with Too Faced's 'One for me, One for you' theme, these have little To and From tags on the back so they can be gifted individually. I'm not doing that. These are mine, none for you.

I'm going to run through the palettes real quick and only talk about stand-outs and flops because you guys can clearly see what's matte and what's not.

All of the palettes have a black base so I'll mention what colour each individual palette cover is to help distinguish between them.

First up; the Black palette

Le Marais doesn't swatch extremely well but with as good primer or white base you're going to live for this colour, in the palette it basically just looks white but it has a stunning pink duo-chrome and I want to bathe in it.

Tres Chic could have fall out issues and the pretty reflective glitter will go everywhere the second you try to blend this out so I recommend just patting it on for an intense smoky eye on the lid or using it to set a liquid or gel liner.

Tres Fab (the blush) is bright, I found it needed to be applied in layers though because the pigment didn't seem very.. there. Layer number 2 wasn't quite enough but layer number 3 left me feeling like a clown. Be careful.

The Green Palette is next.

Pot Du Creme seems a little powdery but works fine.

Oui has the same problem as Tres Chic, the potential for glitter mess

Mademoiselle (blush) needs building.

And finally, the Pink palette

Amour is mega powdery!

Fleur is divine, pink and gold duo-chrome. Love. Use a white base to really bring out the colours because it is quite tame on the lids otherwise.

Moi is bit chunky, fall-out is a possibility.

To be perfectly honest it's not the most amazing palette, it has it's flaw but also ticks a lot of boxes so I'm not sad that I own it. I put together a little look using the palette so you can see how some of the items translate on the face.

 Jolie Bronzer and Mademoiselle blush used on base

Lorac BTS Eye Primer used.
Amour used from crease to brow bone.
Rendezvous used in crease and outer corner.
Fleur dabbed on center of lid.
Le Marais applied to inner corner.
thin line of Noir dragged through crease and blended until my arm fell off.
Tres Chic applied along lower lash line and blended.
Le Marais dusted over Tres Chic on lower lash line to enhance purple tones and help the few remaining glitter particles pop.

The Too Faced Le Grand Chateau Palette retails for $70AUD and is available at Mecca Maxima Stores and online at Mecca (restocks are possible). You can also purchase from the Too Faced Website for $49USD and use a parcel forwarding service.

The Melted Kisses & Sweet Cheeks set contains three individually boxed lip and cheek duos. These follow on with the 'one for you, one for me' theme thanks to the gift tags printed on the back of each individual box.

Pictured left to right are Peony & Justify My Love, Fig & Your Love is King and Nude & Love Hangover.

These blushes are quite small (2 grams each) but extremely cute. Love Hangover is the only one with a decent formula though, Justify My Love is super soft and powdery, while Your Love Is King is super firm and mine has hard pan after a few times swatching and once using it with a brush.

The Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks (5ml each) are the saving grace of this boxed set, they are so damn nice, intense colour, really long lasting but comfortable to wear. I'll be adding to my collection in the future for sure. Lip swatches pictured below.

The Too Faced Melted Kisses & Sweet Cheeks set retails for $53AUD and is available at Mecca Maxima Stores and online at Mecca.

Here we have the Melted Kisses set, this contains four 5ml Melted and Melted Metal Liquified Lipsticks.

Not a whole lot to say about this pack other than it's a great way to try out the standard liquified lipsticks as well as the newer metallic range, all wearable colours, all very comfortable, this gets the tick of approval.

The Too Faced Melted French Kisses set retails for $37AUD and is available at Mecca Maxima Stores and online at Mecca.

Finally, Le Petit Tresor (so true!). This is the one to buy.

Inside the box you'll find an itty bitty, minty blue, glittery makeup pouch. Downside? Glitter is glued on.

Upside? It contains 3 full size La Creme Lipsticks and their formula is gorgeous. They are soft, offer controllable coverage, don't cling to dry patches, wear really well and feel heavy (aka, expensive).

If you're going to buy one thing from this collection I'd recommend the lipsticks.

The Too Faced Le Petit Tresor retails for $43AUD and is available at Mecca Maxima Stores and online at Mecca.

What do you think? Lust or Leave? If you have any of the items let me know your thoughts!

Links provided are for shopping examples only, I have personally purchased from some (not all) of these online stores but I highly recommend researching before buying. Items marked * were sent to me for trial and consideration, all other products were purchased by myself and I am in no way affiliated with any of the companies mentioned unless otherwise stated. All opinions are my own and based on my personal experience. Integrity Always..

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