We are nineteen days into blogmas and I am still chugging along with all of the fun and festive content, I think a little part of me is really going to miss all of the festive content and blogging every day. I almost want to continue on into the new year but at the same time, I don’t think I could keep it up. Anywho, it’s time to talk about the Too Faced Gingerbread Spice eyeshadow palette, so let’s jump on in.
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Today is all about the Too Faced Gingerbread Spice Eyeshadow palette, which you probably already know by the title and the fact that it’s already plastered all over this post. This is a limited edition holiday palette that will run you $49.00 and it comes with eighteen different shades in various different finished from matte to glittery, it is also really cute.
Seriously, this packaging is adorable, it’s the traditional Too Faced eyeshadow palette tin, which I quite enjoy because it feels rather sturdy, a lot more than a lot of other eyeshadow palettes I own. The theming of this palette is spot on and the outer packaging is just too cute and so is the inner and the names, so overall the packaging gets an A+ in my book because it’s great.
I do want to say that I don’t particularly like the smell of this palette and don’t really get a gingerbread scent from it, also I do not understand what is with all the scented powder products, I am not a fan.
I really love these shades and I really love how they are laid out, sometimes the layout of some palettes aren’t great but this one makes a lot of sense to me, it goes from lightest to darkest pretty much and has a good mix of mattes and shimmers here and there. I don’t know if I would say all of these shades scream gingerbread to me, but it’s very fall and festive, neutral while being a little bit bold and I like it.
Now, let’s get into the good stuff and talk about the formula and shades of these starting with the very first one which is Powdered Sugar is your typically cream shade, it comes in every palette now and is unexciting. Spiked Eggnog is a really lovely light shimmery gold shade that makes for the perfect lid shade. Gumdrop is such a fun bright red shade that leans a little bit to the purple/blue side of things, it’s matte and it’s really fun. Gingerbread is exactly the color that I thought it would be, maybe I thought it would be a smidge darker but it’s a really nice matte, warm brown shade that reminds me of gingerbread. Warm & Toasty is a stunning bright gold shade, seriously, the is beautiful. OOO Burn! is a deep burgundy kind of shade that I was sure was going to be a lot more shimmery than it is. Frostbite Me! looks like it should be a soft and sparkly white, but is actually a really soft pink shade. Lookie at my Cookie -is a really pretty matte pink shade, it looks a little bit warmer toned but it’s pink. Spice is Nice is another matte shade and this is a bright one, this is a pumpkin orange and it’s super pretty. Oh Snap! is another one that looks sparkly and like it’s a different shade but is actually a really lovely matte dusty rose kind of shade.
Bake It ‘Til You Make It is a really pretty shimmer shade in a lovely coppery brown, it leans a little red and it’s just really pretty. Spice of Life is a really dark brown shade with a green-gold kind of shift to it, it’s interesting for sure. Sugar Daddy is a matte light pink shade, probably the shade I’m least sure of how to use. Figgy Pudding is a dark, matte plum shade that I think is really just stunning. Hot Toddy is the star of this palette if you ask me, it’s a very vibrant cranberry shade with all sorts of shimmer in it. Reindeer Paws is a great dark matte brown shade, a perfect addition to this palette. Gingerbead Latte is the perfect matte brown latte kind of shade, it seems like the perfect crease color and is really versatile. Spiced Rum is the last shade in this one and is a lovely dark brown shimmer shade that I also think is really stunning.
Now, let’s talk formula a little bit, overall I really like this formula and find pretty much every shade easy to work with, nothing really stands out as a dud to me. The mattes are really creamy and soft but not too powdery and the shimmers are very creamy and bold. The only thing that I might be able to complain about is the fact that a couple of the lighter shimmer shades require a little bit more effort to build up the color, but I don’t really mind that as everything else is really enjoyable and easy to work with.
These are the three looks that I came up with using this palette and looking at them makes me almost regret not doing something a little more neutral to show how versatile this palette really is. I am really happy with how all three of these looks turned out but I am aware they are a little bit more bold than your average everyday eye. This palette can easily do all sorts of fun looks and mundane ones, which is the mark of a great palette if you ask me.
I think it is safe to say that I am really into this one, I think that this one is rather nice, it’s really warm and would have been perfect for fall but I also think this one is good all seasons and I am sure I will be pulling this one out all year round. This is a really lovely palette and I am glad that I decided to pick this one up.
Have you tried the gingerbread spice palette yet?