I love this time of year — all my favorite brands are coming out with fun and limited edition collections and palettes to snag during the holidays. And for this year, I feel like Too Faced hit it out of the park with designing their holiday sets — how cute is this La Petite Maison palette, right?! Let’s dive right into the review!
About Too Faced La Petite Maison
Only at ULTA! Too Faced furnished this cozy French chambre with everything you need to go from tree-trimming nights to party-ready perfection: 12 gorgeous highly-pigmented, blendable eye shadows, and a deluxe version of the bestselling Better Than Sex Mascara. Don’t forget the champagne!
More to love:
- 12 stunning, party-ready shadows
- Step-by-step how-to Glamour Guide with 3 beauty looks to get you started
- Deluxe award-winning Better Than Sex Mascara
A $153 value!
My Review on this Holiday Set
As I’ve already mentioned, the packaging and presentation of Too Faced’s Ulta Exclusive gift set this year — La Petite Maison — is spot on! It looks like a gift-wrapped box, but when you take off the top, it folds down to become this really elegant show piece display that you could put on your vanity or dresser to showcase your new palette and a must-have deluxe sample.
I know that you only get a deluxe size sample of the mascara, but if you think about it…it’s mascara — even if it’s a smaller size, I find that they still last me a couple months anyways. And, honestly, this mini mascara still has a good value to it. At Ulta right now you can buy this smaller, deluxe-size sample in an ornament box for $12. So it’s still a great inclusion to the holiday set, even though it’s not full size! Ready to dive into swatches?
Each swatch was gone over twice to get the pigmentation you see. No primer was used.
— Let It Snow (matte white): You always need a matte brow bone highlight or all over shadow, and this color is perfect for that. It’s a bit light on me for my eye lids, but I blend it out instead of packing it on and it works really well.
— Reindeer (light taupe): I love a good transition shade, and this color gives me that! It’s very light (if you’re a medium skintone) but still slightly noticeable on the eyes and, therefore, is the perfect taupe to use in the crease!
— Honey Pot (metallic gold): I think you can tell from the swatch, but this color wasn’t as great as I had expected it to be. They do call it a metallic gold, but I had hoped it would be more shimmery/sparkly. If you use a white base underneath and pack on the color with your finger, it’s beautiful. But if you just want to swipe this on the lid and go…you might be disappointed with the results.
— Knock Out (deep matte brown): Not the deepest matte brown I’ve ever seen, but it’s a really good, pigmented brown! I like to use this to deepen up the outer corner. And not a messy, dusty matte shadow, either.
— Paper Roses (warm peachy-pink frost): I’m not really a fan of frost-finished eyeshadows, so this color wasn’t my favorite. But I did find it worked well to warm up my lids a bit when I didn’t want to go all-out sparkle or shimmer. It almost looks matte on the lids, but it’s just a tad bit less pigmented than the Let It Snow shade.
— Don’t Settle (medium dark brown): I like this color! I find that I see a hint of hunter-green in this shadow, but maybe that’s just me. Regardless, it’s really pretty and shows up well on the lids. They don’t clarify the finish, but I would consider it a shimmer.
— After Hours (warm golden medium brown): Another shadow that is a shimmer in my eyes is this color. I highly preferred using this shadow as opposed to Honey Pot whenever I was wanting some gold on my eyelids. It’s not a bright gold, definitely much deeper, but still beautiful.
— Secret Lovers (dark brown pearl): I love the deepness in this shadow…but wish it was matte. I’m personally not a fan of using dark shades with shimmer/sheen in my outer corner, but that’s just me. If you don’t mind it — or prefer it — you’ll love this shade to smoke out those holiday looks!
— Pussy Cat (shimmering orchid): First off, let me say that I had to swatch this color 4 times in order to get it to show up to this pigmentation. I know I probably should’ve left it at the two swatches like I did all the others…but I wanted you to see the potential. I’m sure you can guess that this shadow was a bit dud in my eyes. Too much work to get the color to show up and, honestly, it’s just not a color I would use. It’s a shimmer finish, but so faint that I guess you could use it as a transition color. I, personally, just left it alone.
— Dreams (soft mauve): This shade is beautiful! Just a bit deeper than Reindeer, so it works well to continue deepening up the crease with. Pigmentation on this shadow is very nice as well, not powder or flaky at all.
— Jungle Love (blackened purple w/ violet sparkle): These last two colors I’m a bit torn on. As you can see, they’re described as two different colors — black and gold — but once swatched out (or used on the lids), they look almost identical. And do you really need two dark sparkly colors in one 12-pan palette? I, personally, don’t think so.
— Chocolate Moon (black w/ gold sparkle): Both of the colors are nice, though! Nicely pigmented and the sparkle, while subtle, is noticeable on the lids. You just can’t really see a difference between violet sparkle or gold sparkle, in my opinion. So, while both colors are nice, it would’ve been nicer to see another fun holiday color included in this palette instead of two similar, dark colors.
Do I Recommend It? The big question you all want to know! 🙂 I’m really torn with this La Petite Maison set! The palette is fun and there are many colors that I will get good use out of. None of the shimmers really popped and ‘wow’ed me, and there weren’t any unique or fun pops of colors (besides, maybe, Pussy Cat…but that shadow was a dud). I would say that if you like the fun packaging with the option to display on your dresser or vanity table, you like Paris, or you want a palette that is easy to travel with and has colors you’ll use this holiday season — it’s worth getting. It’s a good value, at $39! And as for gifting, I think it makes an adorable gift — you don’t even need to wrap it!
If you are wanting to get a limited edition palette set from Too Faced this year, but you want shadows that have better pigmentation, more color variety, and is totally worth the splurge, I would recommend checking out the Stardust by Vegas Nay set. I reviewed it not too long ago on my blog (and included some fun eye looks!) and really loved it! It’s a few dollars more, but you get bigger shadows and you also get a fun glitter pigmented and an eyeshadow primer along with the Better Than Sex Mascara.
So, there you go, that’s my two cents. If you or a friend loves to decorate with the Paris theme, then I think this holiday set is perfect for you! I’d love to hear from you — are you going to get this for yourself or gift it to a friend this year?
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