I picked up the Too Faced Natural Love Eyeshadow Palette or the Too Faced Natural Love Ultimate Neutral Eyeshadow Collection if you prefer. I’m having hard time figuring out the name! Let’s stick with the shorter of the two! Too Faced released the Natural Love Eyeshadow Palette just a few short days ago and I quickly purchase it as I’m all about nude shades of eyeshadow.
So, technically it contains 13 shades I likely already have and 17 that I can probably dupe across the many, many eyeshadow palettes I already own from Too Faced and other brands but of course, that didn’t prevent me from indulging anyway.
Let’s take a peek at my review and swatches and see if it was worth the purchase!
Too Faced Natural Love Eyeshadow Palette ($59) contains 30 eyeshadows with matte, shimmer, and sparkle finishes each of which is 0.03 oz in size. Too Faced also includes a get the look guide that has instructions to create six different looks. Keep in mind that 17 of these shades are new but the other 13 are re-promoted shades that appear in the Natural Eye Eyeshadow Palette, Natural Matte Eyeshadow Palette, and Natural at Night Palette. The fact that there are so many re-promoted shades could make or break your purchase. I didn’t mind so much personally because I like having the shades all in one palette plus believe it or not I don’t own all of those past palettes.
- Chocolate Martini (gilded deep espresso) (Appears in the Natural Eye Palette)
- Honey Butter (light caramel matte) (Appears in the Natural Eye Palette)
- Lace Teddy (soft peach matte) (Appears in the Natural Eye Palette)
- Nudie (fawn matte) (Appears in the Natural Eye Palette)
- Heaven (cream matte) (Appears in the Natural Eye Palette)
- Push-Up (light bronze pearl) (Appears in the Natural Eye Palette)
- Honey Pot (gold metallic) (Appears in the Natural Eye Palette)
- Night Fever (black khaki with gold shimmer) (Appears in the Natural at Night Palette)
- Spotlight (butter cream matte) (Appears in the Natural at Night Palette)
- Fairy Tale (champagne gold shimmer)
- Tickle Me (mushroom shimmer)
- Don’t Settle (dark brown metallic)
- Fingers Crossed (deep gilded brown)
- Satin Sheets (golden pink)
- Undercover (midnight purple with violet sparkle)
- Pink Cheeks (barely pink with silver sparkle)
- Kittens (golden rose)
- Bunny Nose (cotton candy pink pearl)
- Moonbeam (white gold metallic)
- Love Bug (silvered plum)
- Smokin’ (gunmetal taupe sparkle)
- Poodle (iced pearl)
- Cutie Patootie (pink champagne shimmer)
- Dear Diary (antiqued bronze)
- Coffee Date (coppery brown)
- Spoiled (dark chocolate pearl)
- Honeymoon (soft melon pearl)
- Hot & Bothered (copper shimmer)
- Makeup & Chill (deep red brown matte)
- Stiletto (pitch black)
For something that holds 30 shades I thought the packaging was light, thin, yet still generously sized that the shadow wells were big and roomy plus the mirror was huge. Without the box it’s also rather easy to store and travel with. It’s not a massive, thick palette that weights a ton but still holds plenty of variety and a good deal of product for the price. The palette is decorated with a cute bunny and floral, bird, and butterfly design that works itself all around the palette and inside as well surrounding the mirror. It says the bulk of it is made in the USA and it’s assembled in DR.
The eyeshadow variation is interesting as there are plenty of nude, natural shades but Too Faced also throws in a few shades that you likely wouldn’t see in a natural eyeshadow palette like pink, a soft lilac, and even peach. The palette is made up of half lighter, sheerer shades and the other half contains darker, more pigmented ones. I have admit that although there are plenty of shades to choose from here I felt like the colors started to run together after a while as most will create the same exact eye look. For me that eye look that Too Faced seems to be focused on here would be a brown and gold one. The shades all work very well together it’s just that variety doesn’t seem extensive enough to me. One reason I felt like this is because one side of the palette felt dominated by sheer color washes such as Poodle, Pink Cheeks, and Heaven. And the other side seemed like it contained very pigmented shades that I wouldn’t likely use all over my lid like Undercover and Stiletto. None the less there are plenty of gorgeous shades here that are keepers.
The eyeshadow formula varies from shades to shade with many having a soft, velvety texture or a soft, silky consistency. Some do run dry, some are crumbly (as you can see in my photo below), others apply patchy. For example, Don’t Settle has a very crumbly texture with plenty of fall out that sheers out considerably during application. Night Fever is a drier shade with a patchy application. Tickle Me is another shade that’s very crumbly and fades during application. I wouldn’t say this is a selection of Too Faced’s “best in show” shades but there’s still a lot of good versus bad especially when compared to recent eyeshadow palettes like the Peanut Butter and Honey Eyeshadow Palette.
I think if you’re new to the world of Too Faced the Natural Love Eyeshadow Palette holds plenty of promise. If you’re an old fan or just a makeup addict in general, well, maybe you don’t absolutely positively have to have this one. There’s an extensive array of nude, natural shades here but I felt like the variation wasn’t enough for some reason. I know, I must be insane because here lays 30 different shades but some reason they appeared to all run together and I felt like I was creating the same exact look each time I used the palette. As you can see from my look above I went against the grain and didn’t go with the warm, neutral look that the palette embraces. I ended up doing a smokier taupe look instead. I don’t believe the shadow formula is one of Too Faced’s bests but I also didn’t feel it was one of their worst either especially when comparing to their more recent releases. I can see collector’s wanting to purchase this one but use a level head when diving in and ask yourself if you really need it before you indulge. Because chances are you can dupe a lot of these shades easily plus the formulas you have these colors in is probably better than what’s served up in the Natural Love Eyeshadow Palette.
Did you indulge?
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Was it enough for you?
Did you expect more?
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