As a beauty blogger and a makeup artist, I am obsessed with palettes! Whether they are lip palettes, eye palettes or blusher palettes, I collect them all. They are so useful when doing makeup on different people with varying skin tones, eye colours and face shapes, they are often cost effective and space saving in a makeup kit.
Over the years I have amassed a vast collection of different palettes from different brands and I am always on the lookout for new releases, particularly in eyeshadows as eye makeup is always my focus, both on myself and for my clients. One such palette that was recently released is the Too Faced Natural Love palette.
Too Faced is well known for its high-quality cruelty free makeup. It is a very popular brand, created by Jerrod Blandino and Jeremy Johnson in the 90s to bring some life and colour back into the cosmetics industry and since then the company has created some truly gorgeous fun and feminine makeup, including some lovely eyeshadow palettes. Their eyeshadows are generally very pigmented and available in a number of colours and textures so when they released news of the Natural Love palette there was huge excitement. Before long people in other parts of the world were posting pictures of it and swatches of the shadows.
After a lot of researching, I decided I was going to buy it and within a few weeks of its release it was in my possession!
This is what the palette looks like:
As you can see, Too Faced have designed a visually beautiful palette! The outer cover is embossed and the name is set in a suede finish. It screams elegance and femininity. The casing is a strong hard back with a hidden magnetised closing cover and the palette is quite heavy and sturdy. Inside is no less impressive:
Whilst some of the colours may look similar to each other, they are actually all very different. There is a good mix of mattes, shimmers and metallic shadows, and all provide great pigmentation. There is some fallout from the shadows when used however it is a minor flaw in its design! Naturally when I received the palette I had to swatch all the colours to see for myself if they were as good as I had seen online:
The first photo is rows 1 and 2 from the palette, the second photo is rows 3 and 4 and the third photo is row 5. I have tried to ensure all the colours are visible but photographs never do makeup justice! Most of the colours swatched well on the first swipe with only a couple of the lightest colours needing more. The shadows were very smooth and creamy and the shimmer and metallic shades gave proper glitter and shine pay off!
When I started to use the palette in my makeup looks, I was very pleased with how easy it was to blend and layer the colours and what is lovely is that they all work well together without the need to use any other palette. You could easily use this palette all year round and I would be very surprised if the colours did not suit all skin tones. For completeness I have provided photos from one of my recent looks using the palette:
In this look I used the colours Heaven, Nudie, Honey Pot, Chocolate Martini, Night Fever, Honey Butter, Honeymoon and Hot & Bothered in the following order:
- I used Heaven as the base shade all over the eye up to the eyebrow.
- I used Nudie in the crease and slightly above as the transition shade.
- I then deepened the crease with another transition shade, Honey Butter.
- Next, I used Chocolate Martini to darken the outer corner blending into the crease until halfway across the eyelid.
- I used Night Fever to smoke the outer corner further.
- I then placed Hot & Bothered on the outer third of the eyelid, Honeymoon on the middle eyelid and Honey Pot on the inner eye and corner. To make the last 2 colours stand out even more, I first created a half cut crease with concealer, highlighted by glitter liner at the end.
I love how the final look turned out and think the colours blended perfectly into each other. This is just one combination of colours you could use but there are endless possibilities with this palette so I will have plenty of fun creating more looks throughout the year!
If you didn’t buy this palette when it was released or have never tried Too Faced makeup before, I highly recommend both! It is not an inexpensive brand however I personally think the quality of the products are worth the price tag and this palette in particular is very versatile.
If this post has sparked your curiosity you can check out Too Faced’s full collection here. The brand now ships to the UK and can be found in Debenhams and Sephora so start building your collection!