June 25, 2015

Too Faced Love Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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The Too Faced Love Passionately Pretty Eyeshadow Palette aka the Too Faced Love Eyeshadow Palette ($49) is a new permanent eyeshadow palette that launched with the Too Faced Fall 2015 Makeup Collection that contains fifteen gorgeous shades of eyeshadow, a how to get the look guide, and a Perfect Eyes Eye Liner all housed in a pretty little compact.

Funny thing, the Too Faced Love Eyeshadow Palette isn’t the first “Love” Palette that the brand launched. A few years ago, Sephora had a 500 point perk from Too Faced that was in fact, called the Love Palette. It contained eyeshadows from the Too Faced Smoky, Naked, Natural, and Soft & Sexy Eyeshadow Palettes!

Too Faced Love Palette

Of course, the new Too Faced Love Eyeshadow Palette is way nicer! But I thought it was interesting that they recycled the name!

Let’s take a look!

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Too Faced Love Passionately Pretty Eyeshadow Palette

The Too Faced Love Eyeshadow Palette comes with 12 shades of shadows broken up into three different looks with a range of shades in shimmer, pearl, and matte finishes. It was created with a slurry powder technology that gives the shadows a smooth, velvety texture. For me, this is a dream palette because it basically embraces everything I love about Japanese and Korean eyeshadow formulas. If you liked the Too Faced The Return of the Sexy Eyeshadow Palette it’s a given you’ll adore the Love Eyeshadow Palette. However, if you disliked the texture of the shadows in that palette, well, I’d avoid the Love Eyeshadow Palette. If you’re a lover of Japanese eyeshadows from brands like KATE or Majolica Majorca it’s a given you’ll adore the Love Eyeshadow Palette.

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Japanese brand, KATE Crystallise Quartz Eyeshadow

They call the “slurry technology” a liquid powder and that’s fairly accurate as the eyeshadows have a hybrid texture that feels like a cream yet applies like a powder. If you’re a bit of a foodie (or a construction worker) you’re likely familiar with the term slurry. It’s just the effect of a liquid mixture that has finer particles of powder giving the appearance and texture of a creamier, thicker consistency. A slurry is sometimes created using flour or another ingredient to thicken sauces when cooking. It sounds unusual to reference a slurry and eyeshadow but I understand the concept Too Faced is going for here.

I love the textures on these shades. They are thinner with a smooth creaminess and a pretty shimmery finish (aside from the mattes that is). Too many times I’m faced with very frosty eyeshadows from Too Faced but these have a very pretty shimmer but not a ton of frost which I’m all about. Although I will say some of the pearl finish shades did have a bit of frostiness to them. I was disappointed slightly with the mattes. There aren’t many to be had here as the palette is mostly made up of shimmer shades and you’re getting about four mattes total. These are a little drier in consistency and applied a bit patchy on my eyes. The other shades were perfect but were quite powdery (as you can see that below in the first photo!) and did have a good deal of fall out during application. The formula is a lot different from past palettes you may own from Too Faced which personally I like because things can get repetitive so it’s nice to try something new.

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Too Faced Love Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Love Palette Swatches

Too Faced Love Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Sweetie Pie, Romance, Smitten, Passion, Obsessed)

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Too Faced Love Passionately Pretty Eyeshadow Palette swatches

Too Faced Love Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Amorous, Adore, Cherish, Dearest, Desire)

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Too Faced Love Eyeshadow Palette swatches

Too Faced Love Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Devotion, Darling, Puppy Love, Everlasting, XOXO)

The palette is a sturdy black plastic compact with a postcard or love letter face plate covered by a clear plastic sheet. It’s cute and has a bit of a Parisian, “romance is in the air” theme about it. I’m surprised they didn’t wait for Spring to release this as although the colors in the palette are warmer the actual design feels very Spring-like to me. Inside you’ll find a mirror with a tiny pocket that holds three look cards that give instructions to create six total looks. The 15 eyeshadows are broken into three different selections featuring five shades each. If you’re familiar at all with Japanese brands I’m sure the cute heart design might remind you of Lavshuca (as seen in the below images).

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I did an article recently on Japanese and Korean brands influencing US makeup and skincare brands in a major way and as you can see Too Faced was strongly influenced by Japanese makeup brands when creating this palette.

Also inside the palette you’ll find a full size Too Faced Perfect Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner in Perfect Black. It has a matching packaging design like the palette! I love these pencils as they are super creamy, apply easily. and wear quite well on my waterline.

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I started my blog in 2007 and at that time I was all about Japanese makeup. It’s taken that long for the US market to catch up to the Asian one and I’m happy to see how it has and is influencing brands here in the US that I know, love, use, and collect. I don’t think the Too Faced Love Eyeshadow Palette is going to be a hit for everyone as some people might not love the texture of these shades but personally I thought it was great! If you’ve heard me or other beauty bloggers talk about the joys of Asian makeup and you’ve always wanted to try it for yourself, now is your chance because this palette embraces the formula beautifully well. The mattes were a bit disappointing but all in all these creamy shades of shadow are gorgeous!

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You can grab the Too Faced Love Palette now at Sephora.com, Ulta.com, and toofaced.com and it should be in stores on July 15th.

Own it already?

Do share your thoughts on the palette’s performance!


I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Christina D.

    Your comment about recycling the name made me laugh because TF just loves to recycle — but it’s usually the same colors with different names.

    As much as I do like TF and being “Muse Approved” is usually reason enough for me to rationalize buying something, I’m going to pass. I disliked the “Return of Sexy” palette and this “Love” palette reminded me of it from the get go.

    • Isabella Muse

      haha 😀 yeah don’t all companies do this!? Thank you I’m flattered miss ;-D I think it’s pretty much a given that if you disliked Return of Sexy you aren’t going to like the Love Palette as the formulas are very much the same. The return of sexy camp is split down the middle of people that loved it and people that weren’t really liking it and that’ll be the case with the Love Palette as well. You’re either going to adore it or dislike it! Smart move not getting it if you didn’t like Return of Sexy!

  • Lara

    Muse, you look so beautiful!! By the way, I’m still looking for a good neutral eyeshadow palette after my “Stila Eyes are the Window” fiasco (Now, that was a disappointing palette.). I know this “Love Palette” is not neutral-neutral, but which would you rather recommend–Tartelette or this Love palette?

    • Isabella Muse

      aw you’re too kinda Lara!!!!!!!! It’s really no comparison between the two palettes to be honest, as I wouldn’t put either in a “which is better or which would you rather have” because both are vastly different palettes Lara. The colors, the textures, the formulas, it’s kinda like comparing apples to oranges. The Tartelette is completely matte and the Love Palette is a variety of finishes in particular it is dominated by shimmer so you can’t really compare the two. I wouldn’t really recommend either over the other as both are excellent palettes. It’s a matter of what you personally want and like in palette. Do you like shimmer? Or are you more of a matte person? Do you want warmer shades (this is warmer) or do you want some a little cooler (tarte’s palette has a a good deal of cooler shades). Sorry I couldn’t be of more help but I don’t think either palette is really comparable to the other. Hope this makes sense!

  • Lara

    Thank you, Muse!! I’ve been a long time lurker but never posted before. I guess I’ll opt for the Love Palette this time. I mean, who can resist the pretty heart design?!!? (haha)

    • Isabella Muse

      My pleasure! Aw thanks for reading my blog Lara, appreciate it. Absolutely! and shimmer! 🙂

  • The Silver Nail

    The overemphasis on shimmer and the fallout makes it an easy pass for me. Four mattes? I only see one true matte. But all the colors are really pretty.

  • Zovesta

    This looks great on you! But honestly, as much as I’m loving the cutesy heart theme, this just seems like nothing special… gonna pass.

  • Robin

    I have this and love it! I also love Return to Sexy, but I like the shade selection with the Love palette. I also love shimmer. The eyeliner doesnt work for me. TF liners smudge on me, but thats my only issue with it. :).

    • Isabella Muse

      YES SOMEONE WHO LOVES IT! 🙂 I always get so many rants about Return to Sexy and I adore it 😀 I also like the shade selection better with the Love Palette! ooo noooo! I like them on my lower waterline, wears like a champ!

  • Rachel

    I have followed your blog for years but never posted because I don’t know what to write :/ But I have to say that you look really GORGEOUS with those eyeshadows on!! Plus you are my all time favorite blogger. XOXO – Rachel

    • Isabella Muse

      aw rachel! that’s so nice!!!!!! thank YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XOXOXO!

  • Darliris

    I received my a few days ago, but unfortunately the green shadow was cracked and spread pretty good. I wrote them an email to returned it… however while I was trying to push it back in place I noticed that the shadow itself was very soft, maybe too soft, it felt like those moon sand for kids, lol. I also noticed on your picture that one shadow was breaking as well. I think the problem is that these are extremely buttery, and are prone to fall outs and breakage… The colors are pretty, but I think I had too many shimmery shadows, and that is a guaranteed messy palette right there. Love Miss Muse!!

    • Darliris

      -Off topic but QVC has everything on 3 easy pay today, not as good as their 5 easy pay days…. but maybe if there is something someone is interested in…. Like the new Tarte palette…

      -Also IT cosmetics is announcing something new coming next week on their Facebook page as well as Instagram page.

      -Lastly the long awaited Colourpop Ultra Matte lipsticks are to be released today at 5pm PST/ 8pm EST… their fans are going crazy about those because they will be $6. Their site will probably crash 🙂

    • Isabella Muse

      damn sorry to hear it. Nothing like broken makeup to bring down the day! they are indeed very soft and creamy 😀 No, thank god no breakage, just powdery kick up! Love ya back! Thanks for sharing all the news. I knew about It Cosmetics but didn’t hear about three pay option, good time for me to stop up on my Hydroshield! I’m not really excited about the matte liquid lipsticks, read some poor reviews so I can safely skip heeh!

  • Rachel R.

    These are beautiful. I love the plums, golds and greens. This is a hazel/green-eyed girls’ dream.

  • Natalye

    I have the Return of Sexy palette and the colors are nice but the fallout is ridiculous, I’m definitely skipping this one

  • amy

    I don’t know much about Asian makeup, but the vibe I’m getting from this palette is the “play” makeup for kids-which at nearly 42, isn’t exactly enticing…

  • Katherine T.

    You created some pretty eye looks, and the palette is cute looking, but I’m not liking the glitter and fall out.

  • Majick

    I’m pretty sure I will pass (I will def check it out in person). I really like seeing you in the green. It’s very pretty and usually I’m used to seeing you in browns etc.
    Happy SUmmer!

  • RQDQ

    Me want!!! I adore the return of sexy palette. I don’t get any fallout using the applicator included. I “scrape” a lil bit with/onto the applicator and spread/pat on the lids. It results in the glitter actually staying betterfor me. Love indeed! !!

  • Shek

    Such a gorgeous palette! I love the Return of Sexy palette. One of my favorites.

  • Nataile Brown

    My weakness is Too Faced eye palettes & this one is gorgeous! I love the formula of the Return to Sexy palette so, it’s good to know that it’s the same. Although, there’s not many shades I would use in this palette. It’s a pass for me. The green eye look you put together is certainly stunning!

  • Stephanie

    I wonder how this would look over a glitter primer like Too Faced Glitter Glue

  • Kelli

    To be honest, i wouldn’t buy this just because of the packaging. Its too easy to get the colors mixed in with each other, which i will inevitably do, and after a while it just gets annoying.