Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Too Faced Christmas Cookie House Party | Sweet Sugary Prettiness

The Too Faced Christmas collections are always one of the releases that I wait for each year and this time it proved to be no different as everything was gingerbread and sweet themed. I could have quite happily added all of the gingerbread and candy pastel yumminess to my basket but I restrained myself and just picked up the Christmas Cookie House Party set which is definitely one of the starring products and I couldn't wait to share it with you... 

The Christmas Cookie House Party set has an adorable gingerbread house design which is formed of three breakaway palettes containing a beautiful selection of eyeshadows and glitters as well as a bronzer, blusher and highlighter. The set also contains three sweet little mini products :~ a Melted Matte Lipstick in the shade 'Gingerbread Man' which has the loveliest little gingerbread men wearing pink bows illustrated on it, a Shadow Insurance Primer which is amazing for prolonging the wear time of your eyeshadow and a Better Than Sex Mascara which is one of the brand's bestselling products.

Even the outer packaging of the Christmas Cookie House Party Set is so cute and festive with a whimsical gingerbread house set against a pale pink background with enchanting twinkly gold stars. The little snowy gingerbread house is decorated with pretty bow wreaths, gumdrop sweeties and even has an adorable little gingerbread girl waiting at the door with a present to welcome you in. All of the palettes also smell like gingerbread too with a lovely rich scent of creamy vanilla, baked cookies and Christmas spices. 

This palette is the largest out of the three, making up the main part of the gingerbread house, and contains twenty beautiful eyeshadows in a range of mattes and shimmers. The gingerbread house is a sugary pink colour framed in elegant gold and has yummy icing dripping from the roof and the windows. It is adorned with little sugar crystals, pink and white striped gumdrops and has a beautiful little gingerbread girl at the door wearing a hot pink bow and she has little candy blushing cheeks. There is even an adorable puppy and a pretty Christmas tree decorated with sparkling gold stars peeking out of the windows. Inside the palette, there are two little gingerbread men toasting their pink prosecco in gorgeous little cocktail glasses, each finished with a pink gumdrop. 

There is a pretty range of warm neutrals, soft rose golds and deeper pinks and plums with a little pop of green in a gorgeous range of shimmers and mattes. I think my favourite shades from this palette would have to be 'Snow Fake', 'Icing On Top', 'Tinsel Town' and 'Kiss & Caramel'. I have included a little description of each shade below... 

Snow Fake
An iridescent creamy silver with baby pink and gold sparkles. It reminds me of a snowy enchanted swan! 

Sled No One Ever
A cool-toned matte taupe shade with a lovely pigmentation. 

Santa's Favourite 
A deep burgundy shade with a subtle golden glitter. 

That's My Jam
A matte plum colour which makes me think of sugar plum fairies twirling in the Nutcracker ballet. 

Cream Filling
A warm-toned matte cream shade which works well as a base colour. 

Icing On Top 
A metallic champagne with a subtle golden glitter. The perfect shade to wear for popping open the prosecco! 

Nooks & Cranberries 
A lovely festive matte deep plum shade which makes me think of mulled wine, spices and Christmas markets. 

Ginger Bells
A matte light gingerbread shade with a peachy undertone. 

I Love Yule 
A pretty rose golden shimmer which looks so gorgeous and girly. 

Tinsel Town
A pretty soft taupe champagne shade with a slight lilac reflex. This one reminds me of magical Christmas unicorns in a snowy winter wonderland. 

A festive sparkling copper shade which makes me think of cinnamon lattes, nutmeg and clove. 

Secret Santa 
A deep sable brown shade which would work well for a smokey eye. 

Oh, Snap! 
A matte chocolate brown shade which is one of my favourites to smudge out in my crease for a little bit of definition. 

Don't Hate, Decorate! 
A metallic warm brown with a very subtle hint of golden shimmer. 

Get Elfed Up
A gorgeous deep gold shimmer with a festive green reflex. 

What A Batch
A soft brown shade which is another lovely one for using in your crease. 

Drink Up, Grinches
A deep Christmas tree green shade with a light sparkle. 

Kiss & Caramel 
Another one of my faves! A gorgeous caramel golden glitter shade which makes me think of caramel lattes and sugar cookies. 

Hot & Coal
A black shade with a subtle gold and blue sparkly reflex. I'd save this one for using as an eyeliner! 

Easy Bake Lovin' 
A soft metallic bronze which looks like a melted gingerbread man and blends out beautifully. 

The little roof palette is possibly my favourite as it is decorated with snowy icing dusted in iridescent glitter and has beautiful pink and white striped gumdrops and little mint and rainbow sweeties on it. Inside this one, it has a pretty baby pink top lid with twinkly gold stars and it contains a bronzer, a blusher and a highlighter in cute little triangular shapes. The bronzer called 'Extra Toasty' is a gorgeous warm-toned brown which will suit most skintones and is perfect for giving you a little bit of a sunkissed look on these chilly winter days. Although I typically like to go for pink blushes, 'Daydreamer' is a subtle dusky peach with a rosey undertone and blends out beautifully on to the skin so would be one that I could reach for on a day where I wanted a more minimal makeup look. The highlighter called 'Get Frosted' is a shimmering golden glitter which looks really festive when applied but isn't quite as pigmented as the likes of Becca highlighters which I just adore. 

The last palette is the little door of the gingerbread house and has a gingerbread man waiting to invite you in with his pink candy cane and little gumdrop buttons set against a mint candy background. This one contains four glitter eyeshadows and two matte eyeshadows which are both perfect transitional colours:~ 'On A Roll' is lovely for more subtle makeup and 'Can't Catch Me' would be so pretty for a festive smokey eye. I did find that with these glitters, although the colours are gorgeous, that they are just basically coloured glitter so I would recommend using a glitter glue or a makeup fixing mist underneath them to really make them opaque. 

Frost Yourselves
A silver champagne glitter with teeny brown flecks. 

Miss Kringle
A gorgeous golden sparkle which looks so princessy and festive. 

Snow Pink
A pretty rose gold glitter which looks beautiful paired with Charlotte Tilbury's 'Pillow Talk' Lipstick

All My Wishes 
A bronze glitter with warm golden sparkles which looks like a gingerbread cookie. 

On A Roll
A warm-toned matte taupe which is a perfect transitional colour. 

Can't Catch Me
A matte espresso brown shade which is lovely for using to create a smokey eye with or smudging along your lash lines. 

I'm really pleased that I purchased this set as I love the Christmas cookie packaging and some of the shades are gorgeous, although I do have to be honest in that I preferred last year's collection with the blush pink velvety Christmas tree and snowy swans. However, this one still has some lovely colours and is definitely worth investing in if you like your Christmassy neutrals and shimmers. 

I'd also love to try the Gingerbread Sugar Body Shimmer which will give a glittering golden glow and has the most adorable pink fluffy powder puff and the Let It Snow, Girl! set which has three palettes illustrated with little dainty doll faces with a beautiful selection of eyeshadows, blushes and a highlighter as well as a mini candy striped Better Than Sex mascara. 

I'm wishing you all a lovely Christmas filled with snowy swans, sugar cookies and pink bow presents under the twinkling Christmas tree!

Are any of the Too Faced Christmas items on your wishlist? 


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