There’s been a lot of Holiday Makeup and Gift Sets to drool over this year but there’s also been a lot of disappointments too! I thought I’d do a roundup of items I’ve tried so far that are hits and misses.
Here’s my Holiday Makeup Hits and Misses!
The Clarins Beauty Delights Advent Calendar (Review) is without a doubt a hit. This gorgeous advent calendar features 25 deluxe and sample size of skincare, makeup, and more from Clarins! It’s worth getting and gifting!
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush Palette Color Wheel (Review) is a delightfully compact and portable way to tote around ten gorgeous blushes with you. This little guy surprised me as so far Tarte has had some very disappointing Holiday releases but not this palette! It packed some beautiful color blush options in one place that were pigmented, smooth, and easy to blend!
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Pink Lipstick Kit (Review) definitely delighted with four gorgeous shades of lipstick that all had a creamy formula and excellent pigment! Not to mention the super cute packaging!
Bare Minerals Your Kiss Is On My List Mini Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick Collection (Review) is the ideal collection to try out several shades brand new Lipstick Gen Nude formula! It packs in eight shades of nude that you can play with and decide which is your most perfect nude.
Embracing the long-wearing matte lipstick look? The Balm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Mini Long-Lasting Liquid Lipstick Set (Review) gifts you with six highly wearable and extremely comfortable creamy liquid lipsticks to try out!
The Tarte Pretty Paintbox Collector’s Makeup Case is a tempting morsel of a set but the eyeshadows disappointed with their sheerer, powdery formula and the face powders in this set proved very dense not to mention many of the shades were extremely repetitive. It’s one you can miss!
Four blushes? Sounds like an insta-like but the Tarte Sculpted Cheeks Amazonian Clay Blush Set proved a total miss. The blushes were incredibly stuff and a very poor representation of our beloved Amazonian Clay Blush formula.
The limited edition It Cosmetics City Chic Brush Set starts out life with a too high price tag not to mention the splitting issues the brushes had. This one was a skip for sure!
Speaking of It Cosmetics, their new Je Ne Sais Quoi Complexion Perfection Palette for Holiday 2016 seemed like a great pick up but sadly, the blush shade in this particular shade was very, very, very sheer which resulted in an overall disappointing experience.
Cute as it is the Too Faced Grande Hotel Cafe was a rather sore selection of eyeshadows and face powders that didn’t quite live up to the cuteness of the packaging! Don’t get sucked in by the “scented” palettes either because these were hardly fragranced at all!
Not to mention the Too Faced the Chocolate Shop was also a mediocre palette with a range of very powdery eyeshadows.
Hope these Holiday Makeup Hits and Misses helped you to narrow down your list of items you need and don’t need.
Do share some of your hits and misses from this season!