When the Too Faced Gingerbread Spice palette was first launched, I almost managed to convince myself that I didn’t want it or need it … almost. Then the more photos that I saw of it, the more I started to want it. Now I have an obscene amount of eyeshadow palettes and really shouldn’t have been lusting after another, but what can I say? I’m weak. Thankfully Mick bought me it for my birthday and I am so glad that he did as it is just gorgeous.
I am a huge fan of Too Faced, but this year I haven’t kept up with their releases as much as I’d have liked, but when it comes to their Christmas products I do like to try get something. I do find it quite amusing that if yu put some gingerbread in front of me to eat, I’d not be thrilled, but use as inspiration for a palette and I’m all over it.
The Too Faced Gingerbread Spice platte contains 18 beautiful shades in a mixture of finishes and I love the warm tones it serves up. The pigmentation is amazing on practically every shade and the majority of the shades are nice and buttery and easy to use. Frostbite Me is a difficult shade to work with, but other than that I didn’t have any issues with the palette at all.
The palette is limited edition and I can see why it keeps selling out, as the quality is high and the shade range would melt even the frostiest heart. I do wish that they’d have included a bold red, but that’s purely a personal preference because I wanted to match my gingerbread jumper (I’m sad I know). As with other Too Faced palettes, there is a scent to the palette but I wouldn’t say that it was necessarily a gingerbread scent – it’s sweet and more of a vanilla scent to me.
THE SHADES & SWATCHES
POWDERED SUGAR – warm pale beige matte
SPIKED EGGNOG – bright medium gold metallic
GUMDROP – cool fuchsia satin
GINGERBREAD – orange-toned brown matte
WARM & TOASTY – warm gold metallic
OOO BURN! – warm plum metallic
FROSTBITE ME – off white chunky glitter
LOOKIE AT MY COOKIE – pink coral matte
SPICE IS NICE – rich orange matte
OH SNAP! – dark coral matte with micro glitter
BAKE IT TIL YOU MAKE IT – rosy bronze metallic
SPICE OF YOUR LIFE – golden bronze metallic
SUGAR DADDY – soft pink matte
FIGGY PUDDING – dark berry matte
HOT TODDY – copper plum sheen
REINDEER PAWS – deep plum matte
GINGERBREAD LATTE – golden brown matte
SPICED RUM – warm bronze glitter
I do find this to be quite a versatile palette – there are a couple of other shades I’d have liked to see, but overall it’s another winner from Too Faced. Plus the packaging is so cute and instantly makes me feel festive.
At the time of writing, I can’t find it in stock anywhere but hopefully they’ll release more as it’s such a gorgeous palette.