I have to say... swatching this entire palette is a TON of work! Oh so many colors to go through. But I knew that this was the gutbuster of all holiday palettes, which probably explains why it's growing popularity as a holiday gift offering from Sephora. Each year they just seem to get bigger and better.
UPDATE: for swatches of the palette!
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This set contains:- 98 eyeshadows
- 70 lipglosses
- 6 cream eyeliners
- 2 lip liners
- 3 pencil eyeliners
- 1 mascara
- 3 blushes
- 4 applicators
Now to the swatches! There was a nice mix of frost, shimmer, gloss, glitter, metallic, balm and creme finishes. Many of the lip colors were surprisingly pigmented. Plenty of room for experimenting. I liked using some of the colors from Row 1 to give other shades a warm holiday shimmer. Definitely, feel free to mix up your custom color. Overall, a good variety, but I wish there had been a few more nude lip shades.
This palette is all about *quantity* over quality, though the quality isn't terrible. If you want a show-stopper of a present for someone who likes makeup but doesn't already have a significant stash... this may be the gift to give.
Are you giving away makeup gifts this season?