Hi my beauties!
One of the most exciting things about the Holidays (for makeup lovers of course) are the adorable Limited Edition Holiday Collection items that come out each year. I went into my local Sephora a few days ago in search of the adorable mini Too Faced “Melted Kisses” Holiday set. I found it and I couldn’t just leave with that… (makeup hoarder problems) so I also picked up the Too Faced “La Belle Carousel” Holiday Set. The Melted Kisses set retails for CAD $30.00 & La Belle Carousel set retails for CAD $59.00. You can purchase them online or in stores, also I’m sure if you’re from the U.S they have them on other online websites as well.
First of all, the packaging just blew me away. How can you not be enamoured with the beautifully intricate designs and attention to detail? Totally loved it. But packaging of course is not everything, so I had to do my swatches in the store to make sure everything was nicely pigmented and worth the purchase. (& it definitely was)
La Belle Carousel comes packaged with 3 eyeshadow sets consisting of 4 eyeshadows in each mini set, along with 2 blushers & bronzer sets also consisting of 1 blush and 1 bronzer in each. You also get a mini “Better Than Sex” mascara by the brand which is a highly popular & loved mascara. The products in this set are all packaged separately on purpose because they are meant to offer portable looks, or to be gifted separately to friends and family for the holidays. They make perfect stocking stuffers!
I love how the items are so portable and the packaging is slim and really travel friendly.
Here are swatches of the three different eye shadow quads
As you can see the shadows are all highly pigmented and I did not use a primer for any of these swatches. My only complain is that there is not a matte crease shade. I would have loved if they included a matte warm brown but I guess I can live without it!
Here are swatches of the Blush & Bronzers
Overall I really love this set. I think it’s beautiful and I know I will get good use out of it. I really love the blushes and bronzers and the packaging is soo convenient for travel. I love how they included their popular “Chocolate Soleil” bronzer. It’s the perfect matte shade for contouring. I also really love the blush “Luminous Peach”.. it’s amazing!
I think I was most excited about this lipstick set. I own one full size Melted lipstick (the shade “Coral”) and I love the formulation and pigmentation so therefore I knew I needed this adorable *limited edition* set of four. You are getting “Melted Nude”, “Melted Peony”, “Melted Fuchsia” & “Melted Berry”. Each mini lipstick is 0.16oz (a regular tube is 0.4oz and costs CAD$25.00 compared to CAD$30.00 for this mini set of 4)
It’s the same pretty packaging that the original tubes have, except these are just the mini version. All of these shades are part of the permanent collection so if you really love a shade you can purchase the larger size.
Here are swatches of each shade
As you can see they are all highly pigmented and are truly a like melted lipstick. They are a satin finish. I love them and would definitely recommend this set.
Hope you guys liked this post and found it informative. Let me know what you guys picked out from the Holiday Collections ❤
❤ Julia ❤