Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes, 
snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes.
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things!
If you know me in person you know that I’m totally obsessed with musicals, and the Sound of Music is one of my and my mother’s favorite movies (I do not approve of the Carrie Underwood remake by the way). I wish everyone would spontaneously burst into song at any moment with a dance number included. Since this is most likely not going to happen I’ll take this holiday set from Too Faced instead! Keep reading for more swatches or for a quick rundown check out my Tuesday video!

Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things

Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things

The Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things gift set for holiday 2013 contains an eyeshadow and blush palette, minis of both the Better Than Sex Mascara and Lip Injection Color Bomb, and a pretty pink and gold chevron case with mint lining to hold everything in. Many of the shadows and blushes are named after phrases from the same named song from the Sound of Music. It was destined that I should have this set in my possession!

Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things
Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things

First up is the Better Than Sex Mascara. I really like this, it gives your lashes awesome volume due to the hourglass shape of the brush but does not leave them feeling hard, stiff and brittle.

Too Faced Lip Injection Color Bomb

Now this product..I really did not care for. It tingled my lips to the point of pain and I had to immediately wash it off. It may be of some use to girls without full lips however as the plumping effect is quite intense. The color is really quite neutral and did not show up that well on my pigmented lips.

Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things
Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things

Again with the pretty gold and chevron design! What girl doesn’t love those three things combined?


Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things
Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things

In the top half of the palette you get 20 beautifully pigmented shadows. These are true to Too Faced shadow quality, easy to blend, stunning when worn, and true to pan color with one exception: Coquet pulls completely goldish white on my skin! Weird huh?! Check out the swatches below. The only negative I have about this palette is Moon on Their Wings and Party Time were kind of chunky when applied due to the large glitter particles. I would suggest if you’re going to use these shadows to do your eye makeup first before the rest of your face so you can wipe away fallout. Look at all the cute themed shadow names!

Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things
Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things
Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things
Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things
Snowflakes, Whiskers on Kittens, Chocolate Milk, Moon on Their Wings, Dark Chocolate
Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things
Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things
Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things
Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things
Cream Colored Ponies, Honey Honey, Buche de Noel, Evergreen, Blue Satin Sashes
Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things
Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things
Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things
Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things
Coquet, Taffy, Crisp Apple Strudel, Woolen Mittens, Soiree
Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things
Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things
Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things
Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things
Tinsel, Bluff, Ooh la Orchid, Party Time, Pure Glam

Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things
Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things

The second half of the palette, instead of taking up space with a mirror contains cheek products! I love the formulation of all of these and how they included matte and shimmer in both blushes and bronzers so there’s something for everyone. The little booklet contains a bunch of different looks you can create with the products included in this set. 

As you can see below both blushes show up beautifully on darker skin. As for the bronzers – I can actually use Chocolate Soleil in the winter time (keep in mind I swatch on the inside of my arm which is darker than my face) and it provides a very subtle all over contour. If you find this one is too dark for you check out the matte side of the Sun Bunny bronzer; this should be pretty on lighter girls. And if you like to shimmer it up which is so appropriate for the holidays go for the shimmery side of sun bunny!
If you’re thinking “hmm I don’t really use bronzers” then you can also use these as transition colors for your eye looks. Everyone wins!

Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things
Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things
Raindrops on Roses, Melt into Spring, Chocolate Soleil, Sun Bunny (matte) Sun Bunny (shimmer)

Here’s a fun fact about Too Faced’s Chocolate Soleil bronzer: it actually smells like chocolate! Seriously. Sniff the pan if you buy this..but don’t lick it! Hahaha.

What do you think of this set? Will you be picking it up or gifting it to someone?

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This palette is gorgeous! Might make a good gift for my sister. She loves the glittery eyeshadows. <3