Thursday, 28 November 2013

MAKE UP | Too Faced Joy To The Girls Christmas Gift Set [picture heavy]

L-R Cookie Dough, Cheers, Prancer

L-R Sugar Plum, Mulberry, Snow Angel

L-R Powdered Sugar, Too-Too, Yule Log

L-R Chesnut, Twinkle, Joy

L-R Spike The Punch, Chimney, Coal

LashGASM Mascara

'Cheers' all over the lid, 'Mulberry' in the crease, 'Prancer' underneath the lash line, 'Snow Angel' to highlight, LashGASM on the lashes

'Cheers' all over the lid, 'Mulberry' in the crease, 'Prancer' underneath the lash line, 'Snow Angel' to highlight, LashGASM on the lashes

  "Treat yourself to endless eye looks and create your new Christmas beauty tradition." - Jerrod Blandino

The moment I saw this palette, it was love at first sight. The Too Faced Joy To The Girls Christmas Gift Set* is filled with 15 highly pigmented matte and shimmer eyeshadows and full-sized LashGASM Mascara (which retails for £18 alone). With all of the hype and coverage surrounding the Naked 3 palette, it's inevitable that this palette will get overlooked but really, it shouldn't be because it's fabulous.

I'm a big fan of the packaging. Despite the fact that it's cardboard, it feels and looks exceptionally sturdy and without a doubt, pretty. As with the majority of Too Faced palettes, it comes with mini tutorials on how to use the eyeshadows which is a nice and useful extra, although I probably would've preferred a mirror. The lasting powder of these shadows is outstanding and when used with the Too Faced Shadow Insurance, they aren't budging throughout the day.

Each shadow has its own adorably festive name which for me, makes the palette even better. The shadows themselves are pigmented, buttery soft and easily wearable. With a range of neutrals and more vibrant colours, there's something for everyone and allows you to experiment with a pop of colour if needs be. The mascara is something that I was pleasantly surprised by as well - it really lengthens the lashes and separates them. The plastic brush is wonderful and combs through each lash ensuring even application.

You can buy this set here where it's currently on offer for £34.20 instead of the full RRP of £38.00. An absolute bargain as minus the mascara, each eyeshadows works out at just £1.30 each (£1.08 if you manage to get it for the offer price). 

Have you seen this palette before? Is it one that you'll be investing in?
*PR Sample