Question: What do you get when you mix a dash of sugar, a pinch of spice and heaping handfuls of everything nice?
Answer: The new $56 Everything Nice Set by Too Faced Cosmetics.
From under the glittery pink Christmas tree at Too Faced headquarters comes this limited edition holiday Sephora exclusive — the big blockbuster kit from the Too Faced Christmas collection — and it sparkles with a hot pink makeup bag, three tiny Cruelty-Free Teddy Bear Hair brushes (two eye brushes and one for bronzing/blush), a step-by-step Glamour Guide with directions for a number of looks, a deluxe sample-sized tube (translation: slightly bigger than a regular sample size) of Better Than Sex Mascara, and a festive, feminine palette filled with 20 eyeshadows, two blushes, a bronzer and highlighter.
In total, a $450 value.
Everything to me, from the hand-drawn artwork on the palette’s cover, to the disco glam pink makeup bag, to the makeup color choices, seems true to the Too Faced brand. Girly, glam and totally wearable…with a little extra sass thrown in for good measure (because one never knows when one will get the urge to start trouble).
The 20 eyeshadows? Dude, you could do so many different eye looks with this palette! Roughly three quarters of them are neutrals…but not the kind of neutrals that make me want to hit the snooze button. Among them are mattes, metallics and glitters in a range of warm and cool tones.
And just to keep things interesting, there are also splashes of pink, mauve, taupe and gold.
I know I’ll be able do a lot with these neutrals, and there’s enough variety within the palette to be able to finish many different eye looks without having to incorporate eyeshadows from other palettes.
In the bottom row, Too Faced also grouped together several jewel-toned shimmers. All fun, bright and bold shades.
One of my favorites here is Too Glam, the emerald green shade. It should be perfect for pops of color on the lids.
Just as an FYI, though, when I wear these brights, I find that it’s better for me to do my eye makeup first, as I detect a small amount of fallout (very little).
I also like the blushes, bronzer, highlighter and mascara, but the brushes, eh. I think they’re cute and fine for quick touchups, but I wouldn’t depend on them every day. They’re minis, and they feel a little awkward in my hands…
What a well-rounded set! — especially for $56. I see this as a good place to start for people new to the Too Faced line (although long-time Too Faced palette collectors may already have some of these shades in their makeup drawer) and/or beauty babes looking for holiday presents to push their makeup agenda on friends who haven’t yet seen the light.
Uh…not that I know anything about that. 😉
PRICE: $56 (a $450 value)
AVAILABILITY: Limited edition holiday set, available now exclusively at Sephora stores and sephora.com
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