— January 17, 2014 —

TOO FACED All I Want For Christmas

I managed to snag this set while Sephora was having a last minute "20% off sale items" sale before Christmas. What caught my eye most in the set was the full-sized Shadow Insurance (can never have enough!), exclusive La Creme and the cute chevron makeup bag!

Too Faced All I Want For Christmas set retails for $45 USD and includes a makeup bag, La Creme (0.11 oz.), Shadow Insurance Eye Shadow Primer (0.35 oz.), Lash Injection Mascara (0.25 fl oz.)Perfect Eyes Liner (0.03 oz.) and a Blush/Eye Trio Compact (0.28 oz.)

La Creme in Believe is described as a peachy, rose pink and is an exclusive shade.
Blush/Eye Trio Compact features a matte vanilla shadow, taupe brown shadow and a deep peach blush.
Lash Injection Mascara is said to be a tubing mascara that increases volume, length and fullness.
Perfect Eyes Liner in Perfect Black is said to be a creamy, long-wearing eyeliner that glides on and locks down for eight hours of budge-proof, smudge-proof wear.
Shadow Insurance Eye Shadow Primer is a silicone based eye shadow primer. It is a soothing formula that evens out skin tones, smooths lines and creates a barrier between the oils of your skin and makeup. It is said to protect against fading, creasing, melting, blurring, oil slicked and hard-to-blend eye shadow accidents.

This set came wrapped so cute, the bright pink tissue paper was almost too much to handle. All the products came insider the chevron makeup bag, wrapped up like a real gift. The bag is a generous size, perfect to throw all your makeup in your purse! But duh, it's a makeup bag, of course it's perfect for that.

La Creme in Believe 4/5
The packaging feels and looks luxurious. It's a golden, metal tube that features Too Faced on the side and their logo on the cap. The product itself is creamy and semi-opaque. It almost feels hydrating on your lips, however it did make the drier patches of my lips stand out. It lasted about 4-5 hours on me. The lipstick has a very slight vanilla scent. (Plus, it is full sized!)
Shadow Insurance 5/5
The packaging is a standard tube, take the cap off and squeeze the product out -- nothing special. A common problem I've had with the Shadow Insurance tubes is over time, the pinched end will slightly bust open and my product will dry out. The product itself is well-known and highly popular. The primer stops your eye shadows from fading, creasing or smudging, yup. My makeup has lasted well over +12 hours with this primer, it has always been my go-to! (Plus, it is full sized!)
Lash Injection Mascara 4/5
The brush/applicator is a standard spoolie wand that is rather dense. The product itself is a tubing mascara and you can definitely feel the difference when applying. It seems a lot drier than a regular mascara. It did separate and lengthen my lashes, however I didn't see any volume or fullness. Like most tubing mascaras I've tried, it left my lashes feeling light and flexible, but they had a sort-of styrofoam texture. The mascara didn't budge and it lasted a whole day of wear.
Perfect Eyes Eyeliner in Perfect Black 5/5
The product is said to be waterproof, long-lasting and budge proof. It glides on easily and once it sets, it doesn't move or run. Even with makeup remover at the end of the day can be a little tricky. This stuff definitely lasts. On my waterline, it lasted about 6 hours before any noticeable wear.
Eyeshadow & Blush Trio Compact 3/5
The packaging is a round compact that features a mirror and three pans of product. I found the front decal/sticker to be a little cheesy, but it definitely gives you that holiday spirit feel. The product itself; there are two eye shadows, #1 was a light vanilla, was chalky and took some packing on to get it to show up evenly and opaque. Shadow #2 was silky, smooth and rather pigmented. It almost gives off a rose gold shimmer. The blush took some effort and packing on to apply evenly and opaque, but it wasn't as difficult as the vanilla shade. As a blush, it lasted 4 hours before fading. I'd prefer using this particular shade as an eye shadow vs. a blush.
Overall, I definitely like the idea of the set. It's a perfect little gift straight out of the box! The makeup bag is handy and supplying you with everything you need to create an entire look is fantastic, but some of the products could have been better. My favorites from the set were Shadow Insurance and the Perfect Eyes Eyeliner. Plus, I'm glad I was able to try out another tubing mascara -- I've yet to find one I like though.

I wouldn't necessarily recommend the Too Faced All I Want For Christmas set unless you know all the products will work for you, but I would recommend the liner, primer and lipstick by themselves!

Too Faced All I Want For Christmas

Too Faced All I Want For Christmas Chevron Bag

Too Faced All I Want For Christmas Chevron Bag

Too Faced All I Want For Christmas -- so cutely wrapped!

Too Faced La Creme in Believe

Too Faced La Creme in Believe

Too Faced La Creme in Believe

Too Faced La Creme in Believe Swatched

Too Faced Shadow Insurance


Too Faced Lash Injection Mascara

Too Faced Lash Injection Mascara

Too Faced Perfect Eyes Liner in Perfect Black

Too Faced Perfect Eyes Liner in Perfect Black

Too Faced Perfect Eyes Liner in Perfect Black Swatched

this is after some scrubbing, it won't budge!

Too Faced Eyeshadow & Blush Trio Compact

Too Faced Eyeshadow & Blush Trio Compact

Too Faced Eyeshadow & Blush Trio Compact

Too Faced Eyeshadow & Blush Trio Compact

Too Faced Trio Compact Shadow #1 Swatched

Too Faced Trio Compact Shadow #2 Swatched

Too Faced Trio Compact Blush Swatched

Too Faced Eyeshadow & Blush Trio Compact Swatched

Can be purchased from Too Faced, and [possibly] Sephora stores.


Disclaimer: All products featured were purchased by me for personal use.