Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Too Faced Le Grand Palais Holiday 2015 Set: Swatches & Review!

I always get excited when the holidays roll around for many, many reasons. But one of those is for the amazing holiday makeup! I ordered several different sets, so keep an eye out on my blog and YouTube channel for reviews on each of those!  First, I've got a review for you guys on the Le Grand Palais set.  

Too Faced Le Grand Palais

This is a Sephora exclusive set, retails for $58, and can be purchased from the Sephora website or in stores. 

Starting with the's adorable! But it's also super bulky! So if you're thinking in terms of a gift - it's really cute and something very special. It looks like an adorable little present and opens up to reveal a little palace scene, complete with a tiny staircase and shopping bags. Too. Cute. But if you're thinking in terms of practicality and space - you probably won't be a fan of this packaging.

Too Faced Le Grand Palais

Too Faced Le Grand Palais

Too Faced Le Grand Palais

Too Faced Le Grand Palais

Too Faced Le Grand Palais

Too Faced Le Grand Palais

Le Grand Palais, in a nutshell, is a very shimmery, very holiday palette. But with that, many of the shades included are pretty chunky in texture, and they take some working with. I would definitely suggest using some kind of glitter glue (I used Too Faced's Glitter Glue), tapping off your brush before application, and dabbing the shadows on versus swiping. All of those little tweakings (technical term there!) should help minimize the fall out and help these shadows perform better. 

The look that I've created with this palette did turn out really nice; it just took some extra care to avoid a big glittery mess on my face.  

Swatches left to right: White Christmas, Satin Sheets, Vintage Lace

Swatches left to right: Delightful, Moon on Their Wings, Cobblestone, City Lights, Dreamlight

Swatches left to right: String of Lights, Yule Log, Wish List, Arc de Triomphe, Belle Femme

Swatches left to right: Stiletto, Eiffel, Midnight in Paris, Champs Élysées, Party Dress

Swatches left to right: Stardust, Skyline, Flush, Sun Bunny

Overall, if you're looking for a gift for that glittery-makeup-loving person in your life, they might really enjoy this palette because the packaging is adorable and it does include a lot of fun, holiday shades.  But if you're considering this purchase, either for someone else or for yourself, just realize that you're going to have a little extra work involved to use these shadows. 

Watch for a review on my YouTube channel tomorrow that'll include more thoughts, swatches, and also comparison swatches between Le Grand Palais and some of the Too Faced holiday palettes from previous years. 

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