Sunday, November 21, 2021

Too Faced Christmas in the City Holiday 2021 Set

Hi, everyone! Hope you are doing well and the holiday season isn't too crazy!

I picked up the Too Faced Christmas in the City Holiday set during the Sephora VIB sale and wanted to post a quick review of the palette so the makeup community could decide if this was worth the money for gifting/hoarding/etc.

The gift set comes with two eyeshadow palettes, a blush palette, and a mini Better Than Sex Mascara. It's a great set that can be broken into smaller pieces for stocking stuffers or as a small gift for a few friends. For a more in-depth review, I've broken down the review by each palette below.

The Christmas in Los Angeles Palette:

This palette has great wear time and lasts from 9-12 hrs for all the looks that I tried (the shorter time scale is because I had to wash the makeup off at the end of the night and not because the makeup didn't last). However, the "punch" or brightness of the eyeshadows does tend to fade after about 8 hours. This palette is supposed to smell like pina colada (all the palettes are scented), but I couldn't detect anything. However, I did spend the day with my MIL and she is allergic to a lot of scented products; she did start sneezing when I walked in the door with only this palette on (I don't wear scented products around her), so it might not be ideal to gift for a friend or family member in the same situation. Below I have listed my breakdown of the shades and how they performed on my eyes (keep in mind that I use shadow brushes for the matte shades and my fingers for any of the shimmer or glitter shades):

Selfies with Santa-very pigmented and easy to blend
Touch Your Elf-pigmented and easy to blend
Christmas in Bels-pigmented and blends nicely
Santa Monica-not as dark and pigmented as I want it to be personally (more of a brown-black), but it blends nicely
Here for the Hos-This shade is very buttery and pigmented.

Overall, I would have to say that this palette is just as good quality-wise as any of Too Faced's tin packaged eyeshadow products that are holiday releases (aka the Gingerbread palette and the spicy Gingerbread palette).

The Christmas in Italy Blush Palette:

This entire palette has a strong scent that smells vaguely orange-ish. The shade reviews are as follows:

Jingle Bellini-This shade barely shows up on my Fenty 370 skintone, but it does last on the skin for up to 8 hours and is very pigmented.

I will update this page with my latest thoughts and the last palette over the new few weeks. In the meantime, what are your thoughts? Is this a palette set you are interested in purchasing?


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