Review & Swatches: Too Faced Gingerbread Spice + Holiday Looks

First of all, who’s glad this wasn’t named Pumpkin Spice Palette? Lol. I know I am. I love me some Pumpkin Spice, but it’s also kind of an overkill if everything else is called pumpkin spice as soon as the calendar changes to September.

Today, we are going over the New Gingerbread Spice Palette from Too Faced. This palette was released in September 2018 with the entire Holiday Collection. It’s a huge collection but I’m only really interested with this palette.

I’m here to tell you that I’ve been pleased with this palette so far. I’ve only used it a couple of times outside of the looks that I have created for this review, but I had fun working with the eyeshadows and I think it’s consistent with the cult-favorite Chocolate Bar palette quality, if not better. I’d also like to mention that these do not smell like Gingerbread cookies or pumpkin spice (as the namesake suggests), they do have that potent cocoa scent same as the Chocolate Bar palettes.

Here are some swatches courtesy of Beauddiction. If you’re not following her already, do yourself a favor and follow her on her Instagram and YouTube.

 I’m not sure if you can see what I’m seeing here, but it’s loaded with mattes that have almost a slight sheen to them, they don’t look flat and plain when applied. I’m quite pleased with the color selection this palette provides. I think the colors are great stand alone shades. If you’re someone who likes doing one shadow looks, this palette can take the guess work out when creating your eye looks. But, just because they’re great stand alone colors, it doesn’t mean they’re not good with the other shadows.

You have a couple warm and cool toned highlight and base shades like Powdered Sugar and Spiked Eggnog. You have shades like Gingerbread Latte, Lookie at My Cookie and Oh Snap! that will look great on your crease and the shades: Figgy Pudding, Reindeer Paws and Spiked Rum that can ground and deepen your eye look. That bright fuchsia? Use Gumdrop at the very center of your crease for a hint of color and trust me it’ll look amazing specially if you have brown or green eyes!

Here are some swatches of the eyeshadows from this palette compared to eyeshadows from other Too Faced Palettes.

While the shades in this palette look the same as older Too Faced eyeshadows at first glance, when swatched side by side, you can actually see that they’re actually not. A lot of them are similar in color, but they are different in tone or it has a different shift. I’m actually glad to find that there aren’t any real duplicates 😊

To wrap up this review, here are some looks I have created with this palette.

 

Look 1: One Shadow Look using: Oh Snap! all over the lid and lower lashline.

Look 2: Spiked Eggnog on the browbone, Bake it ‘til you make it all over the lid, just above the crease. Warm & Toasty on the center of the lid and inner corner.

Look 3: Powdered Sugar on the browbone, Figgy Pudding on the crease, diffused with Lookie at My Cookie. Frostbite Me! on the center of the lid and Hot Toddy for the inner corner highlight.

Look 4: Gingerbread Latte on the crease, Reindeer Paws on the inner and outer corners as well as upper lashline as well as the entire lower lashline. Spice of Life on the center of the lid and Ooo Burn! In the inner corner and inner third of the lower lashline.

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