Too Faced Gingerbread Extra Spicy Palette & makeup looks

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This year Christmas came early when I received Too Faced’s Gingerbread Extra Spicy Palette from Lookfantastic (along with some other exciting things!). This palette has been on my list since it first launched and my excitement has not gone to waste: I’ve been using the palette a lot and will continue doing so.

If you’re not into long reviews, I’ll give you the tea shortly: I think the palette is beautiful, it smells sweet (not like gingerbread though!), it has the perfect shades for the holiday season and the quality is good old Too Faced quality.

Too Faced Gingerbread Extra Spicy Palette – swatches & makeup looks

I’m happy with the pigment in this palette. One of my favorite palettes is Too Faced’s Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette and it’s probably because it’s so easy to blend – as are the colors in this palette.

In some shades there is a bit of a fallout, which I’m fine with. Still the colors are easy to work with and there is a nice variation in the shades between matte, metallic and shimmer. One of the shimmer shades (Candy Queen) is almost like glitter and it’s so beautiful. Even after wearing makeup the whole day, I could still see my eyelids sparkle.

The colors are definitely my colors. I also love the pop of pink and blue in the palette and I feel like those are enough here to make the color story interesting. What it is about blue eyeshadow? It’s probably the hardest color to pull off, but it’s just so pretty.

Here are some swatches of the shades.

Here is a very quick look done with the palette. I used at least Extra Spicy, Butterscotch and Candy Queen (though sadly the glitter didn’t show up on camera).

And here I’m wearing at least Cookie Call, Lick The Spoon and Cookie Cutter. I’m also wearing Too Faced’s Matte Lipstick in the shade *It’s Happening.

Next I definitely need to use the pink colors in the palette.What do you think of this palette? Or do you happen to have this or the earlier versions of it?

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Hair & photos of me in Winter Garden Susanna / Healthyhairfinland

Makeup Monday: Linda

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It’s been a while since my latest makeup transformation post. As I promised, I will do these types of posts every once in a while. Today’s post features one of my dearest friends, Linda. It was actually her birthday on the day we collaborated, so I made sure to glam her up really well!

Makeup Monday: Linda

Linda’s personality comes through these photos. She’s fun, lively and a very trustworthy friend. We’ve actually known each other since kindergarten. Nowadays we rarely play with barbies, but I’d say one of the perks of being a grown up is that instead you can chill with your pajamas on and drink wine together. We literally have this tradition of hanging out in our pajamas (but only on Christmas).

I love doing Linda’s makeup. She has big round eyes, which are perfect for any type of look. She also has beautiful ivory skin, which really benefits from warm bronze colors.

Makeup for atopic skin

Linda has atopic skin, which tends to be dry. I chose products that suit dry skin and are more on the creamy side. Moisturizing primers, BB and CC creams instead of foundations are a safe choice. Mineral makeup is another good choice – I highly recommend Lily Lolo.  I didn’t use powder and if your skin is dry you can totally skip that.

I prepped Linda’s skin with a hydrating primer, that I love to use in Winter. *Too Faced’s Hangover primer is silicone-free, which makes it a perfect base for any foundation. As a foundation I used *Erborian BB-cream, which I’ve been using quite a lot lately. It offers medium coverage and since it’s a cream, it’s more forgiving to any dry spots. I could have also used *Madara’s City CC, which Linda owns herself as well. It’s even more creamier and with a lighter coverage.

I also used a cream blush and a liquid highlighter. With these I created a glowy skin.

If your looking for skincare products, I have recommendations for dry skin in this post.

For Linda’s eyes I used *Morphe 3205 palette. I’ve talked about that palette before and I still love it. It has great colors and the pigment is really good. Bare in mind the palette is huge. As for the glitter lids, I used Smashit glitter palette and the best glitter glue from NYX. The glitter stayed on the whole day (I know, because we had a dinner date later that evening!) and looked beautiful.

For her lips I used *Elizabeth Arden’s Honeysuckle lipstick, which is a very unique nude brown with shimmer. I topped it off with a gloss.

All in all I love this look and I’m very happy with how it turned out. What do you think?

PRODUCTS

UD PP Eden
*Morphe 3502 palette
*Smashit Glitter Palette 
*NYX glitter glue
Mellow Cosmetics Eyeliner

*Elizabeth Arden Honeysuckle Lipstick
Clarins Natural Lip Perfector, 19

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