It might look strange to see someone holding an eyeshadow palette up to their nose and deeply sniffing it, and that someone might also end up with a purple nose, but you gotta do it with the Too Faced Christmas in New York Merry Macarons palette. Because it smells like vanilla macarons. And it’s yum!
I acknowledge the absurdity of scented eye products…but Too Faced does it all the time (see: their Chocolate Bar Eye Palettes).
I’m just waiting for the day when science figures out how to give us eyes that can also smell, but I digress…
Merry Macarons is a $39 Ulta exclusive in the Too Faced Holiday 2016 Collection, and you you get a whole bunch of stuff with it, including this really cute diorama box.
There’s a puppy in there, a Christmas tree… You know, if I were eight, I would be all up in this, although I would also have some questions for my mom regarding the mascara. There’s a deluxe-sized Better Than Sex Mascara in the kit, and I would be like, “Mommy, what’s sex?”
And that would just be awkward.
In addition to the mascara, you get 12 powder eyeshadows that smell like vanilla, and there a good number of mattes and some browns, which I dig (yes, I know that I sound like a broken record sometimes).
There are some shimmers too, like purples, some taupes, a golden taupe, which I’m all up on, and a shade called Cookies and Cream, which is like a shimmery, blackened greenish galaxy of glitter flecks.
I played with the shadows a bit, and there is some fallout, which is typical of Too Faced. But NBD. No big deal. It’s manageable if you do your eyes first, then clean up. The powders are easy to blend, which is a big plus.
One thing I love about Too Faced is how well they balance neutrals with party colors, and they do it again with this palette.