Too Faced Holiday Palette & Nars Audacious Swatches

For Christmas I was lucky enough to receive the Too Faced Sugar and Spice Holiday Collection Palette and the Nars Audacious Lipstick in Audrey!

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It only made sense that I was given the lipstick in the shade Audrey. I mean, Audrey Hepburn is my idol and my blog is even named after her. I was super excited when I received these gifts – the palette was from my friend Mady and the lipstick was from my parents. I am in love with both of these products so I decided to do some swatches to show why I love them so much.

I will start off with the Nars Audacious Lipstick. Incase you weren’t aware, the Audacious lipsticks are all named after famous movie stars such as Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly. The lipsticks come in a sleek, black matte square tube with a magnetic lid. Due to the magnetic lid, the lid will only click into place if positioned the correct way. This means that the lid is always in the same spot – OCD people like me love this. Below is a swatch of Audrey:

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The lipstick has hints of red and berry shades and I think I can even see some brown within it. The lipstick looks a lot darker on the lips than what it does in the tube. This shade looks very vampy and would be the perfect shade for autumn. I love the formula of this lipstick. As you can see from the image above, the finish is quite satin and looks so pretty on the lips. This lipstick is super creamy and moisturising, so the lips feel nourished and hydrated while wearing it. I wore this on Christmas day and I did not touch it up once throughout the day to test the staying power. At the end of the night, the lipstick had stayed on strong even though eating and drinking all day. Overall, I love the Nars Audacious Lipstick in the shade Audrey and I would definitely repurchase more shades.

The Too Faced Sugar and Spice Palette is pictured below.

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Um, seriously how cute is the packaging?! The palette is covered in gold glitter, and so is the case it comes in! The glitter is so much sparklier in person as well, and it feels rough to touch but no glitter actually comes off the packaging thankfully. So, not only does the palette come in its own little case, it also came with a mini Better Than Sex mascara and a little booklet with tutorials for different looks you can create with the palette.

So, onto the swatches. I will list the names of the colours in the order they appear on my arms.FullSizeRender 2

First off we have the shade Coconut Cream:

It is so light that you can only just see the very pale while colour at the top of my arm. This colour isn’t very pigmented at all and I have used it a couple of times, yet you can never see it! This morning I discovered a new way to apply Coconut Cream. I simply just put some onto my ring finger and literally pressed it onto my lid. An eyeshadow brush never seems to ‘hold’ onto the colour. By pressing the colour onto the lid you can definitely see the pretty matte white colour of the eyeshadow.

Nutmeg:

Nutmeg is such a pretty bronze colour that contains a lot of shimmer and is relatively pigmented.

Biscotti:

This shade is a dark brown/chocolate colour that has a similar finish to Nutmeg in the flesh.

Sugared Violet:

I hadn’t tried out this shade until I did this swatch and I am obsessed with it! This swatch doesn’t do this shade justice at all. It looks flat and almost black in the image, however it is actually a very deep plum colour with hints of purple glitter. The glitter is quite subtle, yet eye-catching. This is definitely a shade to be worn at an event or party, and I can’t wait to try it out!

Champagne Truffle:

As the name suggests this is a gorgeous champagne-gold colour that leaves a shimmery finish. This shade is also quite pigmented and would be great for a special occasion, yet can be worn for an everyday look.

Pink Frosting:

I won’t lie, I was a little disappointed with how this shade comes out. This shade actually looks quite silver upon application, and doesn’t even look as pink as what it does in the swatch. I used this colour for the inner corner of my eye to make my eyes ‘pop’, so for this use the shade is great. I am yet to see what it looks like over the lid.

Cinnamon Sugar:

I love the name of this shade because I am obsessed with cinnamon! Again, this is a gorgeous shade and is quite similar to Biscotti in colour and finish.

Chocolate Cake:

The last shade on this arm is Chocolate Cake and it is a rich matte brown. It is perfect for the crease.

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Meringue:

Like Coconut Cream, this shade is basically invisible in the swatch! I think I will try the technique I used for Coconut Cream and try pressing the colour onto my lid with my ring finger.

Clove:

This shade has a hint of violet. It is matte in finish, so it isn’t an offensive 90s purple eyeshadow. Today I wore it in my crease and it turned out quite pretty and subtle.

Bon Bon:

I really am liking Bon Bon at the moment. It is a pigmented silvery-purple shade that really helps to brighten the eyes. Like all of the shimmer eyeshadows in this palette, it creates a gorgeous velvety finish on the lid.

Black Liquorice:

Black Liquorice is the perfect matte black eyeshadow that is great for lining the eyelid, or for creating a very dramatic smokey eye. Whenever I use this palette I always line my lash line with this shade to create a soft yet defined look.

So, there you have all the swatches and names of the eyeshadows in the Too Faced Sugar and Spice palette and my Nars Audacious Lipstick in Audrey. The Too Faced shades are not only gorgeous and festive, but the names of the colours are so adorable!

I hope you have a wonderful day,

G xx

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