You know when you're having a bad day and need something to cheer you up? For me it includes shopping and shopping for things I probably don't need but still make it's way in my cart. I decided to splurge on an early Christmas present from Mecca Maxima. Too Faced would have to be my favourite high-end make up brand and I could not pass up this purchase. As such I picked up the Too Faced Le Grand Château gift set which includes three palettes and a mini mascara.
My first impression on this gift set was the cutest packaging. All of Too Faced products have the most gorgeous packaging so I was not surprised when I saw this. The gift set is limited edition as it is part of the holiday collection. When you open the box, you see a cute little house that opens to three palettes which include 6 eyeshadows in each and either a bronzer or blush. The eyeshadows are high quality and range from bronzes to purples. The gift set also includes a deluxe mini 'Better Than Sex' mascara which is the perfect touch to the set.
The pink palette includes cool toned eyeshadows. The palette includes 5 shimmer shades and 1 matte shade in an ivory. The shimmers include a peach, pink, champagne, blue and purple. This palette would be a perfect one for the spring time. It also includes a bronzer in the shade 'Jolie', which has a slight orange tone to it. The bronzer is lovely for creating a 'sun kissed' look to the skin.
The blue palette is my favourite out of the three. It includes warm toned eyeshadows with 3 matte shades and 3 shimmers. On the top row are the mattes ranging from a bone colour, light brown and dark brown. The dark brown shade 'La Femme' was sadly quit chalky when swatched so you may have to do a little extra blending.The bottom row include the shimmers which include 2 gorgeous golden shades and a charcoal. The blush, 'Mademoiselle' is also included and is a beautiful baby pink.
The black palette is perfect for a night out and even a great one for those with brown eyes as the purple tones will make your eyes pop! This palette includes 3 mattes and 3 shimmers. The mattes include a pale highlighting shade, a light-pinkish-brown (great description Sara) and a typical black. The shimmers include a bold purple, a light champagne and a black with specs of purple shimmer. I haven't used this palette yet but i'm very keen on playing around with purples, especially Tre's Chic'. A baby doll pink blush is also included.
Overall, the Too Faced Le Grand Château gift set is a perfect, seasonal gift for a friend, partner or yourself (like let's be real here). It retails at Mecca Maxima for AU$70 and is only available for the holidays!