Monday, 26 November 2018

Too Faced Pink Christmas Prettiness | Under The Tree Palette

The Too Faced holiday collections are always one of my favourites, so when I spotted that they were releasing a Christmas Dreams range full of pink prettiness and dainty illustrations, I knew that I was going to spend a pretty penny. I treated myself to the Christmas Dreams makeup brush set adorned with fluffy white swans (read my review here!) and also this stunning Under The Tree palette which was just too cute to resist. As it is so beautiful and fitting for the festive season, I thought that I would feature it in it’s own sparkly little blog post... 

As always with Too Faced, the packaging is just heavenly and this palette certainly doesn’t disappoint! I just love how unique and girly all of their makeup products are and I love to display them on my dressing table (although I often find them hard to actually use because of how lovely they are!). The Under The Tree palette comes packaged in a lovely soft blush pink box with gold accents that is made to look like a theatre stage with the curtains opening to reveal the Christmas tree palette behind and it is illustrated with adorable little bunnies, squirrels and sugar mice and a gold star on top of the tree which is a lovely finishing touch. 

When you open the box, the Christmas tree itself is made up of three beautiful velvet baby pink palettes that are sprinkled with pale gold wintery stars and break away so that they can be used separately which is perfect for either gifting to separate people or handy for travelling. The palettes all have pretty illustrations of sweet squirrels, fluffy bunnies and elegant white swans in lavender, mint green and soft candy pink shades and remind me of something from The Nutcracker. The set also comes with a miniature Better Than Sex mascara which is in the loveliest pink chrome tube and is perfect for fluttery lashes for Christmas parties! 

The first palette is illustrated with dainty little squirrels wearing delicate black bows on a pale lavender background and contains three face products ~ a highlighter, bronzer and blusher. 

Angel Kisses | Highlighter 
A peachy champagne shimmer. 

Winter Glow | Bronzer 
A warm-toned bronzer with a lovely pigmentation. 

Christmas Flush | Blusher 
A golden peach with a frosted sheen. 

The second palette contains eight gorgeous eyeshadow shades in a range of warm neutral tones and is decorated with sweet little bunnies with gold ears displayed on a mint background. 

Vanilla Snow | Matte 
A creamy white shade that is perfect for a brow bone highlight. 

Christmas Wish | Matte 
A lovely soft warm brown. 

Kiss For Santa | Shimmer 
A deep chocolate brown with a cranberry shimmer. This one is lovely for smudging along your lash lines if you don’t fancy wearing eyeliner! 

Rockin’ Around | Shimmer 
A golden bronze shimmer that looks so festive and sparkly. 

Dream It, Believe It | Shimmer 
A deep golden brown shimmer with a pretty pink reflex. 

Christmas Morning | Matte 
A soft rosy peach shade which blends out beautifully. 

Cosy Up To Christmas | Shimmer 
A gorgeous deep bronze glitter that reminds me of a log cabin and crackling wood fires. 

Wishful Thinking | Shimmer 
An espresso brown with teeny gold glitters. This one is perfect for creating a subtle smokey eye with! 

The final palette (and my fave!) has beautiful illustrations of snowy white swans wearing bows around their necks and teeny little gold stars on a blush pink backdrop. This palette has ten velvety soft eyeshadows and the shade selection is a pretty mix of cool tones and neutrals with a little pop of mauve and evergreen. 

Beard Of White | Matte 
A snowy pale white. 

Winter Wonderland | Shimmer 
A baby pink pearlescent shade with a light silver sparkle. 

Pleasant Dreams | Matte 
A chocolatey plum shade which would work well as a transitional colour. 

Dream Come True | Matte 
A soft neutral tone which is a lovely everyday shade. 

Unicorns Pull My Sleigh | Shimmer 
A deep gold with pink shimmer. I’m in love with the name of this one! 

Oh What Fun | Shimmer 
A beautiful sparkly silver with a frosted finish. 

Wishes & Kisses | Matte 
A gorgeous deep purple with a plum undertone. 

Starlight | Shimmer 
A light pale champagne shimmer. One of my faves! 

Fresh Cut & Frosty | Shimmer 
An evergreen shade with a lovely golden glitter. 

Under The Mistletoe | Matte 
A deep chocolate brown which applies with a lovely pigmentation. 

I’m so impressed with the quality of the eyeshadows in these palettes as, sometimes when brands release limited edition products, the quality can lack a little. They all feel buttery soft to touch, have great pigmentation and blend out beautifully which I was really impressed with. I think my favourite shades have to be ‘Vanilla Snow’, ‘Winter Wonderland’, ‘Unicorns Pull My Sleigh’ and ‘Starlight’. 

This palette would be the perfect gift to surprise a girly pink princess with at Christmas time and would definitely be one that I would be happy to find under my own Christmas tree! 

What do you think of this palette? 


Friday, 16 November 2018

Too Faced Christmas Dreams Makeup Brushes | Pink Swan Prettiness

As soon as I spotted these stunning pink swan makeup brushes on the Too Faced website, I knew that I was going to have to splurge! The Christmas collection from Too Faced is always beautiful with gorgeous festive packaging in pastel designs and the products are just so so cute and girly. I decided to treat myself to the Christmas Dreams makeup brush set and also the Under The Tree palette which I am planning on writing a full review about soon as it's adorable...

There are five gorgeous brushes in this cute little set and they are just the dreamiest! Inspired by elegant white swans and Christmas pink wishes, the brushes are made with synthetic Teddy Bear Hair which means that they feel so soft and fluffy and are perfect for dusting over your face to create a sparkly festive makeup look. The brushes have a fluffy soft creamy pink head which is framed with gold chrome and baby pink handles that are sprinkled with teeny wintery gold stars. Total heart eyes!

The Christmas Dreams brush set has everything that you need to complete your princessy makeup looks as there is a powder and bronzer brush, a blusher and highlighter brush, an eye application and blending brush, a crease and smudging brush and also an eyeliner and eyebrow brush. I love the powder brush as it's so fluffy and feels lovely to dust your powder over your face with. I also adore the crease brush as it's the perfect size for allowing you to create a lovely precise eye makeup look and blend your eyeshadows out beautifully.

The makeup brushes also come housed in the loveliest blush pink faux leather pouch which is also sprinkled with dainty gold stars and is so fitting for this time of the year. It has 'I dream in makeup' written on it in an elegant gold script font and reminds me of something from Disney's Magic Kingdom! It's a lovely little one for storing the princessy brushes in to keep them safe and it would also be perfect for taking a few small makeup items in for a wintery weekend away!

What do you think of the Christmas Dreams makeup brush set?