The second edition of my Too Faced holiday 2016 review (I also reviewed the Grande Hotel Cafe set) is the Merry Macaroons palette. This is an Ulta exclusive and retails for $39. Of all of Too Faced’s holiday palette releases, Merry Macarons is hands down my favorite.
The packaging of the entire line is stunning, featuring a Christmas in NYC theme. All of the palettes feature packaging decked with beautiful pastel pinks, purples, and mint, and is accented with gold foil. Merry Macarons takes place ice skating next to a pretty famous tree in NYC, only this one is made of colorful macarons. Next to our skater is a deluxe mini of Too Faced’s best-selling Better Than Sex mascara.
The 12 eyeshadows ( 0.03 oz each) are an excellent balance of mattes and shimmers in a mostly neutral color range (aka my perfect palette), save a purple shade. I’ve had to resist using this palette in order to focus on using the other palettes from the line to review for the blog.
Coconut: Matte beige
Champagne Rose: Champagne Rose gold shimmer
Praline: Gold shimmer
Dulce de Leche: Matte milk chocolate brown
Mint Chocolate: Matte, cool, dark mauve
Honey Lavender: Lavender purple shimmer
Banana Cream: Dark brown shimmer
Tiramisu: Deep peach nude
Violet Cassis- Bright purple with shimmer
Almond Mocha- Dark chocolate brown, satin
Chocolate Raspberry- Maroon shimmer
Cookies and Cream- Matte black with silver micro glitter
As I said, the Merry Macarons palette is my favorite of all the Too Faced holiday releases this year. I find that the quality of these shadows is somehow better than the quality of the shadows in the other two sets. Seeing how this is the least expensive set of the 3, that is both a positive (for those wanting to buy only one of the sets) and a negative (for those that spent more money and got poorer quality). Granted, this is just my personal opinion, but it is an opinion formulated after using all 3 sets pretty thoroughly.
Like the other Too Faced sets, Merry Macaroons is scented (vanilla), but like my statement in the Grande Hotel Cafe review, don’t let the scent be a big selling point for you, as it isn’t very strong to begin with, and it fades over time. The real stars in Merry Macaroons are the shadows themselves. I love the neutral shades and the variety of finishes this palette offers. It’s very easy to create many looks suitable for every day with this palette.
I always use an eyeshadow primer before applying shadows, and I find the longevity of the shadows in the Merry Macarons palette reasonably substantial. These shadows are also soft and blendable. While some shades are powdery, none of them are dry. Overall, I really have been enjoying this palette, and it’s something I’ve been reaching for frequently since it’s arrival.
The Too Faced Merry Macaroons palette is an Ulta Exclusive for $39.
Have you purchased any of the Too Faced Christmas in New York collection? What are your thoughts?