Too Faced Grande Hotel Cafe palettes review

Too Faced Grande Hotel Cafe swatches and palettes review

An item I didn’t include in my previous post is my beloved Too Faced Grande Hotel Cafe, a sneaky gift to myself, dear me from me. Now I have opened it and admired every detail, from the teeny macarons to the

 diddy trifles on the packaging, and swatched to my hearts content. Hopefully, now it is the New Year and time to eat healthily again, this will satisfy my sugar cravings that grew strong over Christmas!

Too Faced Grande Hotel Cafe swatches and palettes review

Here we have the outer shell, the case containing the products inside. It’s adorable, designed to look like a hotel at Christmas, with the snow on the rooftops. I have to take a moment to marvel at the detail and beautiful design. It’s like nothing I have ever seen before. I love the gold adornments, so magical! 

Too Faced Grande Hotel Cafe swatches and palettes review

Inside is ever more beautiful. The Grande Hotel Cafe contains three palettes, the Gingerbread palette (I have featured on my blog previously here), the Peppermint palette and Eggnog palette, plus a deluxe edition of the  coveted Too Faced Better than Sex mascara. Each palette is festive latte scented and exudes a sweet, subtly spicy, aroma that is lovely but not quite as strong as the Chocolate Bon Bons palette.

Too Faced Grande Hotel Cafe swatches and palettes review

First up is the Peppermint palette. The shades are ambitious: the shimmers have different degrees of glitter to them and they look stunning in the pan! Sadly I found this palette a little hit and miss as some are chalky and patchy. Christmas Blend and Candy Cane struggle to be seen on the skin at all, whereas Sprinkles and Coffee Chip are beautiful and well pigmented! The blush, Santa Baby, is a candy pink hue.

Too Faced Grande Hotel Cafe swatches and palettes review

Peppermint Cream is a beautiful matte white, Christmas Blend a sparkly, frosted gold, Peppermint Mocha a warm, matte fawn brown, Candy Cane a subtle bubblegum pink, Sprinkles a very shimmery burgundy pink that is perfect for the holidays and Coffee Chip, a deep, dark chocolate matte brown.

Too Faced Grande Hotel Cafe swatches and palettes review

The Eggnog palette shades sound seriously delectable, mmm Eggnog Latte and Iced Coffee. They conjure up the most beautiful images of icing skating in the park while waiting for my coffee to cool. I was particularly excited to try Central Perk as I’ve been looking for a deep, velvet green, and was so impressed, I think it might be my favourite shade of all! The paler shades fared a little chalkier.

Too Faced Grande Hotel Cafe swatches and palettes review

Frosty Nog is a pale ecru, a barely there, matte, off white, Eggnog Latte a pale shimmery gold, Iced Coffee the most beautiful deep copper hue with a hint of shimmer, Skinny Latte a paler copper brown with matte finish, Cold Brew, a cooler fawn brown with lots of shimmer and Central Perk, a gunmetal green.

Too Faced Grande Hotel Cafe swatches and palettes review

Perhaps my favourite upon swatching was the Gingerbread palette. I was seriously impressed with the pigmentation and the shades compliment each other incredibly well, as well as being super versatile and flattering. All shades performed beautifully and I adore Winter Dream, it’s like nothing I own!

Too Faced Grande Hotel Cafe swatches and palettes review

Cup of Joe and Maple Syrup are both beautiful taupe matte browns that are so versatile, Gingersnap a bright shimmery, copper orange, Winter Dream, the most beautiful frosted, shimmery lilac hue, Black Coffee, a very dark charcoal grey and Gingerbread is a lovely bronzer, a matte fawn hue.

Too Faced Grande Hotel Cafe swatches and palettes review

Just me admiring the packaging a little more. It’s such a pretty keepsake, so instagram worthy, and makes a lovely little trinket box to keep bits and bobs in! Spot the little dog waiting for his mocha! 

Too Faced Grande Hotel Cafe swatches and palettes review

Have you tried anything from the Too Faced Christmas collection? It’s something I have come to anticipate every year, I cannot wait to see what treats they bring out and admire them over Instagram. The eagle eyed viewers among you may have noticed that I over excitedly forgot to swatch the blush shades. Maybe they will have their own little feature! Wishing you the loveliest New Year!!  



  1. Lizzie Bee
    January 1, 2017 / 1:03 pm

    Gosh this looks so pretty! One of my best friends got this for Christmas and I was green with envy. I have such a soft spot for pretty packaging and Too Faced always have the best one. I wish this would come back in stock!

    Btw I love the way you take your photos <3 blogger goals right there!

    Lizzie Bee //

    • elizabeth
      January 4, 2017 / 11:44 pm

      Wow thank you so much Lizzie!! Haha you can always share mine xD I got it way too early, before they came out in Debenhams, and ended up paying about £30 more haha! That's so kind ♡

  2. Elegant-e
    January 1, 2017 / 1:48 pm

    Great pictures and Happy New Year

    • elizabeth
      January 4, 2017 / 11:44 pm

      Thank you so much Diana, Happy New year! 😀 ♡

  3. Kay
    January 1, 2017 / 5:29 pm

    Happy new year, beautiful! Hope that it is the best one yet. <3 And also, I'm totally drooling over these little palettes, they're so beautiful! Too Faced really do some of the best palettes out there. I haven't actually tried any of these myself, but I'd love to get my hands on them – the shades look stunning! 🙂 <3 Thanks for sharing this fab review! xoxo


    • elizabeth
      January 4, 2017 / 11:45 pm

      Awww Happy New Year Kay and thank you so much!! I love how adorable they are, so many cute details haha 😀 so happy you enjoyed it! ♡

  4. blossomikebana
    January 1, 2017 / 11:12 pm

    Happy new year!! This palettes are so beautiful 🙂

    • elizabeth
      January 4, 2017 / 11:45 pm

      Thank you so much Paula, Happy New Year! So kind! 😀 ♡

  5. Unknown
    January 3, 2017 / 3:29 pm

    I think this is the most beautiful packaging I've ever seen! It's a shame some of the shades didn't perform as well as others but there are some cracking ones in there and I can't get over how cute the names and colours are. – Amy

    • elizabeth
      January 4, 2017 / 11:47 pm

      Wow thanks so much Amy! Haha they are so cute, but the little palettes aren't as good quality as the big ones, I found; the shades aren't quite as buttery and blendable, but are still lovely to have 😀 ♡

  6. Rebecca Miriam
    January 3, 2017 / 6:33 pm

    The packaging is just the absolute cutest!
    Happy new year 🙂

    xx, rebecca

    • elizabeth
      January 4, 2017 / 11:47 pm

      Awww thanks so much Rebecca, Happy New Year! 😀 ♡

  7. Curls n Cakes
    January 6, 2017 / 10:36 pm

    Wow this is so pretty I want it sooo badly.
    Winter Dream looks like a dream, and I'm seriously considering buying it only for that one shade haha!
    A very Happy New Year to you. Hope you get everything you wish for this year!
    Much love,

  8. elizabeth
    January 9, 2017 / 1:53 pm

    Thank you so much Mona, your comments are soso lovely! Winter Dream is very beautiful, it goes so lovely with the other shades 😀 that's so kind, wishing you the loveliest New Year too! ♡

  9. Unknown
    January 13, 2017 / 8:46 pm

    Omg babe I'm inlove with ur blog is so damn cute I love ur profilepic too btw very girly and cuteeeee !! I'm about to actually fully stalk your blog!!! and read as many posts as possible am currently on the 3rd one and I loveee it lol u put so much effort into your blog I can see that. Thank you so much for sharing this with us! Happy New Year to you and your family!! Dominica from

  10. UpYourVlog
    January 17, 2017 / 6:22 pm

    Very pretty and very festive!

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    October 14, 2017 / 10:10 am

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