Too Faced Holiday Gift at ULTA: La Petite Maison Set
I don’t usually jump head-first into the gift-giving frenzy of the season, but Too Faced is making it impossible for me to resist. Go on: click here and see what I’m talking about.
“La Petite Maison” is a stunningly adorable set of a 16-color eye-shadow palette and mascara sample, packaged up together in signature Too Faced cuteness. The box unfolds into a miniature dollhouse (Don’t forget to up-cycle: pass on the empty box to your kids or cousins for dollhouse play!) It is available exclusively at ULTA this holiday season. And, yes, it is 100% vegan.
I’m a huge fan of Too Faced cosmetics. I find their products extremely high quality and I am a sucker for the darling packaging. Let me give you a run-through of what comes in this petite powerhouse (pun intended!)
The palette is the main attraction and includes 12 shades. These colors are primarily in the brown and purple families. The browns are golden, such as the versatile “Honey Pot” (and yes it’s still vegan.) The purples are warm and blendable, such as the mauve “Dreams” and the violet “Pussy Cat.” There are also two show-stopping, sparkly shades, one brown and one purple. They are “Chocolate Mousse” and “Jungle Love,” and they make me want to throw myself onto the dance floor of an all-night party.
All the shades are technically powder, but they are so creamy in their application that I almost couldn’t decide. They are HIGHLY pigmented so remember – a little goes a long way. Check out the swatches on my arm below: the left is indoor lighting, the right is outdoor lighting. (For context, I am supremely pale.)
Also included is a tiny pamphlet with a few “do it yourself” looks. I really appreciate the paint-by-numbers style of the instructions; it takes the stress out of trying something new. Each picture is detailed and labeled so that even a rookie could follow along.
One thing I love about Too Faced eye-shadow palettes, (and this one is no exception), is that they are complete. That is, you could go on vacation with no eye-shadow except this palette and be totally covered. The pastel shades give you base coverage while the neutrals offer casual day wear. Come nighttime the neutrals transition to buildable coverage and the deeper, more dramatic hues come out to play.
Once you’ve got your shadow done and dusted, you can try out Too Faced’s infamous Better Than Sex mascara. It’s not just the name that makes it infamous, either. It has a well-deserved reputation for being instantly and dramatically volumizing. When you’re playing with tools as powerful as these, though, make sure you have an eyelash comb on hand to clear out clumps.