Too Faced is seriously KILLING IT this year with holiday sets, and I’m not just saying that because they’re one of my all time favorite brands. They have a Christmas in Paris theme going on with all of their holiday offerings, and oh my gosh- is it ever a cute idea! I will link to a bunch of the other Too Faced holiday sets at the bottom of the post so you can check those out too, but right now I’m going to focus on the Too Faced Le Grand Chateau- a holiday set featuring three eyeshadow + blush/bronzer palettes and a deluxe size Better Than Sex mascara (a serious love of mine, if you recall).
First of all, HOW CUTE IS THIS THING?! I don’t know if there has ever been a more adorable holiday set (except maybe with the exception of the Too Faced Le Grand Palais holiday set, which I’m not counting because it’s from the same Christmas in Paris themed collection). You bet I have this pretty little house sitting on top of my shelving in my office- it was way too cute to throw out!
The Too Faced Le Grand Chateau holiday set retails for $49. It’s available to Canadian shoppers on the Sephora site for $62CAD (compared to $69CAD on the Too Faced site, kinda weird), and US shoppers can purchase this set at ULTA or on the Too Faced website directly.
I swatched all of the palettes below on top of the Too Faced Shadow Insurance eye primer, which isn’t included in this set but totally should have been. If you’re in need of a great eye primer, I highly recommend Shadow Insurance.
The pink palette in this set is called Paris in Love, and it features a mix of neutral and soft pink shades. I seriously LOVE the two pink shades in this palette, and with the exception of Amour which barely shows up on my pale skin, the neutrals definitely don’t disappoint either.
Amour is described as a semi-matte cream, Fleur is described as a peach pink with light shimmer, Je T’Aime is described as a light blue pink with silver glitter, Moi is described as a medium shimmery brown with gold, Cherie is described as a pewter foiled shimmer, Tout Suite is described as a deep brown with large silver glitter, and Jolie is a warm, shimmery bronzer.
The blue palette in the set is called Paris Au Naturale and, you guessed it, it’s a neutral palette. When I first got this holiday set, I honestly had it in my head that I was probably just going to give away this specific palette because none of the shades looked impressive or different from what I already own. While I’m still on the fence about keeping it, having now swatched it definitely is swaying my decision towards keeping it. The first three shades are nothing special (Pot Du Creme is incredibly hard to get to show up at all), but the second row of shades AND the blush are stunning.
Pot Du Creme is described as a vanilla cream, Fifi is described as a light taupe, La Femme is described as a deep matte brown, Bonjour is described as a copper foiled gold, Merci is described as a shimmery warm brown, Oui is described as a deep brown with large gold shimmer and Mademoiselle is a gorgeous matte peach blush.
The black palette in this set is called Paris After Dark, which I find very fitting considering the bold, more evening-friendly shades in this palette. My camera didn’t focus properly on the first two shades (and of course I didn’t notice until I uploaded the photos, sorry!), but I promise that the first shade would surprise you. It looks to be a pretty basic white in the pan, but when swatched it has this pearly pink tone throughout it. You’re not missing much with the second matte taupe shade, though.
Le Marais is described as a white pearl with pink, Rendezvous is a matte taupe, Provence is a deep purple with blue glitter (you can see a bit of the glitter at the top of the swatch, but my camera didn’t focus on the glitter throughout properly. It’s super pretty and unique!), Parfait is described as a nude with multishift, Tres Chic is described as a deep purple-black with pink glitter (LOVE this), Noir is described as a matte black, and Tres Fab is a matte soft pink blush.
I am a huge fan of Too Faced shadows, and the palettes included in the Too Faced Le Grand Chateau holiday set live up to the good reputation. Almost all of these shadows have great pigmentation, but it was honestly hard to tell with a couple of the lightest mattes (Amour and Pot Du Creme), simply because they were so close to my skin color. There is a bit of fall out with the glittery shades, so I recommend applying those directly on top of an unset eye primer to lock them down, or spraying your brush with a setting spray (MAC Fix+ works great for this purpose) before picking up your shadow.
Other Too Faced holiday sets include:
- Too Faced Le Grand Palais ($58)
- Too Faced Melted Kisses & Sweet Cheeks ($36)
- Too Faced Beautifully Blushed & Bronzed Set ($25)
- Too Faced Most Loved Set ($25)
- Too Faced Le Petit Trésor ($29)
- Too Faced French Kisses Melted ($25)
- Too Faced La Petite Maison ($39, Ulta exclusive)
Which palette is your favorite from this holiday set?