Holiday 2017: Too Faced Best Year Ever (Review & Looks)

Too Faced Best Year Ever

You guys, I feel like I’m on the constant Too Faced hustle! They just put out so many products for the holidays that it’s hard to keep up! For today, we’re focusing on the Too Faced Best Year Ever holiday set – a three pack of Too Faced goodness housed in a cute makeup bag.

Too Faced Best Year Ever
Too Faced Best Year Ever

Although the Too Faced holiday 2017 collection was very much planner focused, this is the only set that does not come with one. I’m not much of a physical planner person, so that works out for me! This set comes with a Glamour Guide, three palettes with seven shades housed inside, a deluxe size sample of their Better Than Sex mascara, and a makeup bag that says “I have way more makeup at home” (#accurate) to hold everything inside. The makeup bag is a wonderful size and doesn’t feel cheap – I love how much it can hold!

Too Faced Best Year Ever - three palettes and a mini Better Than Sex mascara
Too Faced Best Year Ever – three palettes and a mini Better Than Sex mascara

I swatched all three palettes yesterday for your viewing pleasure, so click on over to that post if you want to see the swatchees.

Too Faced Best Year Ever set
Too Faced Best Year Ever set

Out of all three holiday sets themed around “Best Year Ever“, this is the one that is the most neutral leaning. It has some additions of pink, but overall this is definitely a more nude/natural friendly set.

Too Faced Best Year Ever - I Believe In Pink
Too Faced Best Year Ever – I Believe In Pink

The first palette I dug into was the I Believe In Pink palette. All six eyeshadow shades lean towards the pink side of things (although one of the top shades is more cream then the more pink-leaning one beside it). It always has a really bright, hot pink blush to complement the colours.

I Believe In Pink Palette

Too Faced Best Year Ever - I Believe In Pink eye look
Too Faced Best Year Ever – I Believe In Pink eye look
Too Faced Best Year Ever - I Believe In Pink eye look
Too Faced Best Year Ever – I Believe In Pink eye look
Too Faced Best Year Ever - I Believe In Pink full face
Too Faced Best Year Ever – I Believe In Pink full face

This palette will definitely get you a very pink eyeshadow look, but it’s beautiful! At first I was nervous about the blush pairing, but I found it worked out really well in practice. Since it’s such a bright shade, definitely go easy with it!

Natural Beauty Palette

Too Faced Best Year Ever - Natural Beauty
Too Faced Best Year Ever – Natural Beauty

The more neutral palette in the set is the Natural Beauty one (makes sense, right?). Instead of a blush, this one has more of a bronzer shade, although since it’s a face product, it could easily double as blush as well. (Really, any powder product can!)

Too Faced Best Year Ever - Natural Beauty eye look
Too Faced Best Year Ever – Natural Beauty eye look
Too Faced Best Year Ever - Natural Beauty eye look
Too Faced Best Year Ever – Natural Beauty eye look

On the eyes, you get your very basic, yet easy to wear neutral eye. The shade, Oh, Deer!, is an especially beautiful shade that I loved in my crease. I wasn’t as in love with the bronzer shade (Warm My Heart) because I felt it was a bit too warm leaning and almost too pigmented for a bronzer.

Super Fun  Night Palette

Too Faced Best Year Ever - Super Fun Night
Too Faced Best Year Ever – Super Fun Night

The last palette turned out to be my absolute favourite. This one is Super Fun Night, and while I had thought the shades were awfully neutral overall, I was so, SO pleased with how my eye look came out!

Too Faced Best Year Ever - Super Fun Night eye look
Too Faced Best Year Ever – Super Fun Night eye look

Sleighhh Girl is a beautiful almost-patina lid shade – I wasn’t expecting that at all from looking at the pan! Tipsy is an interesting bronze… it almost leans kinda green? The pairing of the pink crease was also completely different from what I normally go for, but I really love how it all came together!

Too Faced Best Year Ever - Super Fun Night eye look
Too Faced Best Year Ever – Super Fun Night eye look

If you’re curious about the liner, it’s Hey Mr. DJ from Too Faced‘s Glitter Pop eyeliner range. Full review on that collection over here!

Final Thoughts

Because of the neutral-ness of the Too Faced Best Year Ever set, I was not expecting to like it as much as I did. All three palettes had wonderful colour combinations that I loved so, so much. They were easy to put together eye look without needing to resort to bringing in another palette to help you complete the look. Quality was also EXCELLENT – they were easy to blend and quite pigmented. I found layering shades wasn’t problematic at all, and even when blending in another shade on top, the original colour didn’t lose its integrity.

In short? This is definitely a good buy!

The Too Faced Best Year Ever set can be purchased on sephora.ca for $62 CAD or on sephora.com for $49 USD.

The product featured in this post was sent to me for consideration. Post contains affiliate links.

Swatch Sunday: Too Faced Best Year Ever

Too Faced Best Year Ever set

Another set from Too Faced’s Holiday 2017 collection! This set, Best Year Ever, houses three palettes in a makeup bag. While this is just a swatch post, my full review and looks can be found in this post.

Too Faced Best Year Ever set
Too Faced Best Year Ever set

Fundamentally, all three palettes are very neutral, leaning pink.

Too Faced Best Year Ever Swatches

Too Faced - Best Year Ever - Super Fun Night
Too Faced – Best Year Ever – Super Fun Night
Too Faced - Best Year Ever - Super Fun Night
Too Faced – Best Year Ever – Super Fun Night
Too Faced - Lucky Star
Too Faced – Lucky Star
Too Faced - Cozy Cashmere
Too Faced – Cozy Cashmere
Too Faced - Tipsy
Too Faced – Tipsy
Too Faced - Oh What Fun
Too Faced – Oh What Fun
Too Faced - Sleighhh Girl
Too Faced – Sleighhh Girl
Too Faced - No Peeking
Too Faced – No Peeking
Too Faced - Dashing Through The Glow
Too Faced – Dashing Through The Glow
Too Faced - Natural Beauty
Too Faced – Natural Beauty
Too Faced - Natural Beauty
Too Faced – Natural Beauty
Too Faced - Angelic
Too Faced – Angelic
Too Faced - 5 Golden Rings
Too Faced – 5 Golden Rings
Too Faced - Oh, Deer!
Too Faced – Oh, Deer!
Too Faced - Pretty Pecan
Too Faced – Pretty Pecan
Too Faced - Sleigh My Name
Too Faced – Sleigh My Name
Too Faced - BAEthoven
Too Faced – BAEthoven
Too Faced - Warm My Heart
Too Faced – Warm My Heart
Too Faced - I Believe In Pink
Too Faced – I Believe In Pink
Too Faced - I Believe In Pink
Too Faced – I Believe In Pink
Too Faced - Snowgirl
Too Faced – Snowgirl
Too Faced - Mink Pink
Too Faced – Mink Pink
Too Faced - Pink Rink
Too Faced – Pink Rink
Too Faced - Pink Christmas
Too Faced – Pink Christmas
Too Faced - Spoiled Rotten
Too Faced – Spoiled Rotten
Too Faced - Wish For It
Too Faced – Wish For It
Too Faced - Pink Poinsettia
Too Faced – Pink Poinsettia

The Too Faced Best Year Ever set can be purchased on sephora.ca for $62 CAD or on sephora.com for $49 USD.

The product featured in this post was sent to me for consideration. Post contains affiliate links.

Holiday 2017: Too Faced Pretty Little Planner (Review & Looks)

Too Faced - Pretty Little Planner

If there’s one thing that Too Faced knows how to do with gusto, it’s holiday sets! I feel like every year there’s more and more being thrown at us… and you know what? I’m not ashamed to admit that I start getting excited for them around April! Thankfully, they actually launch them early (usually in September), so you’ve got plenty of time to ponder which ones are for you.

Too Faced - Pretty Little Planner
Too Faced – Pretty Little Planner

This particular set, Pretty Little Planner, is my favourite of their three major launches under their “Best Year Ever” holiday collection. The whole theme is centered around having an amazing year and the sets provide you with a planner (big or small, depending on which set you buy). I have to say, for me personally, I’m just not into the planner thing, so having it there does nothing for me and has no reflection on my review. (I’m a Google Calendar queen quite frankly – I have no time for this handwritten stuff!) For the sake of this post, I’ll give you a quick rundown of what the set comes with just so you’re armed with that information.

Too Faced - Pretty Little Planner
Too Faced – Pretty Little Planner

The Pretty Little Planner set comes housed in a faux leather zipcase with gold tassel. It’s not cheap feeling, and there is some heft to the planner. It’s really quite pretty if you’re into this kind of planner stuff.

Too Faced - Pretty Little Planner
Too Faced – Pretty Little Planner

Inside the case you’ll find the Best Year Ever palette and a deluxe sample size of their Better Than Sex mascara. There’s a small heart mirror, and a few side pockets – one of which houses the 2018 calendar/planner.

Comes with a 12 month calendar planner and a sticker set.
Comes with a 12 month calendar planner and a sticker set.

The planner is a basic month by month calendar view, and it comes with a sheet of stickers.

Too Faced Pretty Little Planner
Too Faced Pretty Little Planner

But I’m not here for the planner, am I? I’m into the shadows! (I’ve previously done a Swatch Sunday post, so please click on over to that for full swatch details.) Of all the holiday launches, this is the most pared down set, and honestly the one that gets me the most excited. This palette is chockful of gorgeous jewel tones that are actually a little bit different for the holidays. Usually we get dumped with a silver and a gold and a whole bunch of neutrals and brands call it a day. Not with this one! We’ve got a stunning peacock-blue-green with gold reflect (Break The Ice), an unreal cranberry (Dollhouse), a really punchy orange-gold (Good as Gold), and my favourite – a molten copper that spreads like a dream (Werkshop). There’s even two brow bone highlight shades – one matte (Good Girl) and one with a soft sheen (Why Not?). Seriously guys, this palette is an absolute beauty, and a welcome change from the more traditional colour pairings I’ve seen over the years.

Too Faced Pretty Little Planner Makeup Looks

  • Coffee First through the crease.
  • Dollhouse in the middle of the crease.
  • Werkshop on the lid.
  • Booville in the outer corner.
  • Rise and Shine on the inner corner.
  • Why Not? on the brow bone.

  • Coffee First through the crease.
  • Elfie Selfie on the lid.
  • Snooze U Lose on the outer corner.
  • Good Girl on the brow bone.

  • Coffee First through the crease.
  • Good As Gold on the lid.
  • Booville on the outer corner.
  • Good Girl on the brow bone.

Final Thoughts

As I mentioned upfront, the Too Faced Pretty Little Planner set is my favourite of their three main holiday releases in the Best Year Ever collection for 2017. I think this one has the best variety of shades in colours I wasn’t expecting, but was really, really pleased with. The colours apply and blend well, and none of them left me feeling disappointed with the quality. While the planner side of things isn’t for me, and doesn’t affect my review in any way, for those who are into it, it’s a nice little addition to this set for you.

In short? This is a good one, and I would say definitely pick it up if you’re into the shades!

The Too Faced Pretty Little Planner set is available at ulta.com for $42 USD.

The product featured in today's post was sent to me for consideration. Post contains affiliate links.