Hark! The herald beauty angels sing…
Joy to the girls, it’s time to play!
Let eyes receive shadow!
I do believe that Too Faced Cosmetics is on to something with the name of their new holiday palette, Joy to the Girls.
Makeup-themed Christmas carols.
Picture it — you, Tabs and I standing on the neighbor’s doorstep in matching chunky knit sweaters with matching caps (because Team Tabs is all about accessories), while we sing about our love of cat eyeliner and blending brushes.
(I’m an alto, BTW, so you and Tabs will have to cover the high parts.)
On our eyes, Joy to the Girls.
Recently released for the holidays, it comes equipped for yuletide fun with 15 pans of powder eyeshadow in matte, shimmer and glitter finishes. There’s also a full-sized LashGASM Mascara, and three sets of step-by-step instructions for different looks.
Everything about this palette feels like classic Too Faced Cosmetics to me — girly and very glam. Nothing too hard-edged or harsh.
The gal I see going really gaga for Joy to the Girls always has her hair coiffed, her nails did, and she perfectly coordinates her outfits with luxurious shiny baubles.
Where the A Few of My Favorite Things palette has spunky pops of bright color, Joy to the Girls plays it safer with a heavy reliance on neutrals, a light dusting of smokey purples and grays, and a drizzle of pastels.
It seems so delicate and feminine to me.
If your style decisions are inspired by afternoon tea and cucumber sandwiches, this might be right up your alley, but if you lean more toward the mosh pit, you’ll probably want to pass.
Like I do with the shadows in A Few of My Favorite Things, I notice a wee bit of fallout from these high-shine shimmers and glitters (but not really from the mattes). You might want to do your eyes first, clean up whatever lands on your cheeks and beneath your eyes, and finish up with the rest of your makeup.
I do like the collection of colors and finishes, so I can deal with the fallout in this case — it’s not a deal-breaker for me — and tapping my brushes before applying definitely helps.
Just something to keep in mind.
PRICE: $46 USD and $52 CAN
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Too Faced counters and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,