I hope you’re doing well? I’ve actually had the Too Faced Gingerbread Spice palette about a month now but for some reason forgot to post my thoughts – seeing as it’s now just a few days until Christmas I figured it was still the right time. Let’s get into this.
I knew this was going to be making my collection the minute I saw it, perhaps it was the shades but let’s be honest, it was the packaging. This has some CUTE packaging; its very sweet and although many have named it ‘childish’ I think it captures festive novelty in a fun lighthearted way.
Obviously I didn’t buy this solely for the packaging, the shades are really wearable but also quite versatile. All the shades are warm toned which I feel like have been in fashion forever – not that I’m complaining, every look I create is warm. The palette has 18 shades, 9 Mattes and 9 Shimmers; I feel like Too Faced have played it save with this palette as the colours are also mostly neutral with a few pops of colour.
The first thing I want to say is that this does not smell like Gingerbread as stated on the Too Faced website. It is scented for sure, and I like it but it’s not Gingerbread.
Its all pretty pigmented and I’m impressed by *nearly* all of the shades. Some notably disappointing shades have been ‘Frostbite Me!’ which is just crumbly, ‘Hot Toddy’ that for me turns out a little sheer and ‘Reindeer Paws’ which I’ve had a hard time blending. Aside from that the quality is a little lower than my other Too Faced palette (Sweet Peach) but still very noticeably highend. Mostly because of the pigmentation and blend-ability (beside from the shades previously mentioned), but also the longevity.
I’ve used the palette a few times and have noticed that the shadows have lasted well before turning into a wet look thanks to my greasy skin type. What’s good to note is that the darker pigmented shades such as ‘Gumdrop’ and ‘Spice Is Nice’ don’t leave any stains when removed.