Thursday, December 19, 2013

Too Faced "All I Want for Christmas" Set

Hey everyone!
I hope your week is going well! I know not everyone gets an early jump on holiday shopping, or maybe you're just looking for a way to treat yourself, so I'm continuing to review several of the holiday sets that I have! :) This one from Too Faced is called "All I Want for Christmas", and it's $36 at Ulta. I noticed that lots of these were still in stock at my local Ulta store. While it's a small-ish kit, it still contains some full-size products, plus a fun cylinder-shaped chevron makeup bag. I think this kit is really nice for several reasons... I enjoy most of the products, it's a good value for what you're getting, and the selection of colors in this kit will work for so many ages.
There's a mirrored compact in this kit that's about the size of a typical pressed powder compact. It includes a fabulous shade of blush in a satin finish. It's a deep peach color, and the concentrated swatch (and the camera flash) are making it appear lighter than it really is. (You can get a more true look at the way this color comes off in my pictures below). But I think it's a great, healthy color that's pigmented and will show up... yet it's easy to wear and you don't have to be too careful with application. This compact also includes two eyeshadows... a matte cream and a shimmery rose gold/taupe-ish color. It's kind of hard to describe, but it has an unexpected warmth on the lids. These two shadows can easily create a natural look without anything else added. Both the matte and the shimmery shade are equally pigmented. There's also a full-size Shadow Insurance eyeshadow primer in this kit, which is one of my favorites for improving a shadow's longevity on the lids. 
Other items in the kit include a mini Perfect Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner in Perfect Black. This is a really creamy eyeliner and applies with ease, although I don't feel like it's totally waterproof. It's decently long-wearing, but can lose a little intensity by the end of the day (at least that's what I've noticed on my eyes). I'm not a fan of the mini Lash Injection Mascara. The brush is quite large, and I don't feel like it does a great job with separation. It's really rich and black in color, but doesn't give me super bold lashes. I much prefer Too Faced's new Better Than Sex mascara, but who knows, everyone's lashes are different so others may enjoy this one! I love the La Creme lipstick formula, so I think it's awesome that you get a full-size in this kit, and I'm pretty sure it's a limited edition shade called Believe. I'm so sorry that the picture above is making it look like such a bubblegum pink color (it's a gray afternoon and I've been struggling with the lighting)... it's actually a deeper rose shade and shows up more true-to-color in the picture below. These lipsticks are super rich with color and so shiny! Reminds me a little bit of the Sonia Kashuk Shine Luxe Sheers! :) 
 Here I'm sporting my hot rollers, as well as the products in this kit! The little compact with the blush and eyeshadows is one of my favorite things about this kit- I love how those shadows create such a quick, easy look... which we all need from time to time! I patted the rose gold color on my lids, and then used a fluffy brush to blend it up into my crease. As you can see, it doesn't look quite so metallic when you sheer it out. I'm wearing the matte cream shadow under my brows, and I didn't add any other eyeshadows. The blush gives an effortlessly radiant look to the cheeks, and that lip color is glam without being too dark and intense. To me, the high points of this kit outweigh my dislike for the Lash Injection mascara :) So if you need a last minute gift, this might be a good thing to check out! 

Daily Nuggets...
  • This day has flown by!!
  • A purring cat is sitting behind me in my seat.
  • Had a fun time on Beauty Broadcast Live this morning! :) Thanks to all who were able to join in, and if you couldn't make it, you can catch up here.
  • I think I'm going to start wrapping some presents now. seeya! 


33 comments:

  1. I really love the shadows and blush compact! I just might have to pick this up, FOR MYSELF! Haha, I typically don't buy other people makeup. I am the only makeup lover in the family and most of my friends are in fact, non-makeup wearing men. Lol

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  2. thanks for a great review as always. I'm done shopping & a little sad there is no money to buy this for myself...lol

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  3. Definitely want to check this out for my best friend! I love how you can create a full look with just one set! So convenient!

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  4. how funny I am wearing that kit today I just love it !!! I kinda agree about the mascara it seems to me to be gooey but I like it . I am so glad u did a review i was hoping u would like it cause I think it is just fab

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  5. Hey Emily- is that darker shade of eyeshadow the same as the maneater color from the Return of Sexy? I love that shade and I'm running out. Thanks!

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  6. Haha I love how you have the rollers in your hair XD
    I bought the set in Oktober while I was in the US. My very first Too Faced products and I love them!! especially the lipstick, it's gorgious, I love lipsticks that are that soft and creamy. I find they apply well even on dry lips and don't show the dry patches too bad. :-)

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  7. Too Faced is one of my favorite makeup brands, they have such wonderful products!

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  8. These are beautiful colors! Thank you for sharing such a pretty treat.

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  9. Those eyeshadows look sooo pretty! I want!(;

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  10. Love reading your daily nuggets!

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  11. the pouch is what really catches my attention. hehe :>

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  12. I love that it includes a La Creme lipstick. The formula for those are great xx

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  13. Nice! I have the New Year, New You kit which includes a similar compact but both shades are shimmery. I really like it. This kit looks nice, but I really don't need both compacts.

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  14. The look you created is gorgeous! i love it the eyeshadow looks so cool

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  16. Love the eye look! The compact looks so great to carry around in your bag!

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  18. cool review. not sure if it is for me
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  19. maybe next month - it really is beautiful! Budget is tapped out for Dec though haha

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  20. Great review Em! I've been keeping my eye on this set just hoping the price gets reduced after the Holiday season (I'm a "SALE" crazy girl!). Can't wait to see what other great reviews you bring us!!!

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  21. Love the look you created!

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  22. Are those Calista hot rollers from QVC? I got those for Christmas.. please do a review on them, I can't decide how I feel about them, lol! Thanks!

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  23. Thanks Emily! Can you do a review and tutorial on Urban Decay's Shattered Face Case? It's currently on sale on UD's website for $29! Thank you!

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