08 September, 2014 What’s New: Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette
I’m really enjoying eyeshadows right now – I posted a few weeks ago about two of my favourite single shadows from MAC (Antiqued and Woodwinked, view the post here), but I’ve never sat down and reviewed an entire palette.
I purchased the Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette last week, and I’ve been absolutely loving it. There have been loads of positive reviews both from bloggers and Youtubers, and the temptation basically got the better of me. The palette consists of nine neutral shimmer and matte shades, and is occasion-coded so whether you’re looking for a daytime, nighttime or in-between look, there’ll be something for everyone.
As you can see from the swatches (which only took one swipe) the pigmentation is brilliant and you don’t need to work too hard to get a good colour payoff. The shimmers seem slightly more pigmented than the mattes, but there was hardly any fall out and the shadows stayed in place without smudging or sliding.
The colour range is varied and has a great balance of classic and more adventurous shades. Heaven is your all over the lid colour, Cashmere Bunny and Nude are good crease/transitional shades, whilst Honey Pot and Chocolate Martini work to add a little something special to a smoky eye. For an everyday look I’ve been using Heaven, Nude and Push Up for a subtle but defined eye, and I’ve also been loving Erotica to create a dramatic, one-shadow evening look.
For this palette to have been perfect for me, I would have liked a red/copper shade in order to choose between a cooler toned smoky eye, and a warmer one. However that’s just me nitpicking and for one palette the choice of colours and the incredible quality make this one of my favourite purchases of the year so far.
The palette is brilliant for travel, is a great compact size and the metal tin means the shadows are unlikely to break or crack. They also fit in my MUJI drawers meaning I can store it neatly if it’s not being used.
I know eyeshadow is often one of those products that a lot of people have mixed feelings about, which is why I think this palette is so great if you want try different shades but want to save money and time – the palette costs £32 for 9 shades, which works out to £3.55 an eyeshadow! MAC eyeshadows are £13 a pop, and I feel slightly ill at the thought of forking out £117 for shadows that are equal in quality..
You can buy the palette for £32 from Look Fantastic here. Beauty Bay sell it for slightly cheaper at £28.48 but I would recommend Look Fantastic as their customer service and speed of delivery is brilliant.
Let me know if you’ve tried this palette, what your thoughts are, and if you would recommend any other palettes as well! I’m always on the hunt for gorgeous eyeshadow palettes!