Too Faced Pretty Rich Diamond Light Eyeshadow Palette ($49) is a new 16 shade eyeshadow palette inspired by the beauty of real diamonds. This caught my eye because it has a range of sparkly glitter toppers that I thought would layer nicely with the other shades in the palette.
I do not like to bring politics and personal feelings or opinions into makeup reviews and on my blog but the launch of the Too Faced Spring 2019 Collection comes with some controversy and drama which needs to be addressed prior to my review. It’s an important topic and I don’t want to offend or hurt anyone by reviewing this product. I was actually looking forward to it prior to Jerrod Blandino’s really poor behavior on Instagram. That being said I did get requests to review this palette and I was torn whether I wanted to write the review or not. I do not agree with Jerrod’s behavior recently nor his behavior in the past and I believe he needs to step back from social media as he’s notorious for behaving poorly.
This being said, I choose to review the palette in the end due to the amount of requests to hear about it. This review does not reflect my personal feelings, opinions, or thoughts on Jerrod’s recent behavior. Just know that I do not agree with what he did nor do I agree with the way he apologized. In years to come, our children and our children’s children will be reading about the Black Lives Matter Movement in history books. It is and will become part of US history. And it is not something to be taken lightly or joked about in offhanded ways.
I hope we can keep comments and discussion about the palette civil and friendly. And now after all that heaviness, let’s move forward with this review.
Too Faced Pretty Rich Diamond Light Eyeshadow Palette arrives in a jewelry box shaped box featuring a heart clasp. The presentation of the palette is very cute and looks like something you’d get a diamond necklace in. Inside there’s a small oval mirror on back of a black padded background. The sixteen eyeshadows inside range in finish from glitter, shimmer, satin, and matte and each has their name printed below it. Each is 0.03 oz each for a total of 0.95 oz of eyeshadow. The palette also includes a get-the-look guide with instructions to create four different looks.
The palette is arranged beautifully as it’s very easy to pair up looks since the shades are grouped into quads across which can be used to create one look each. But of course, you can combine any of the colors in anyway you like. I just found the arrangement and pairings very easy to work with and the colors jive well together and I didn’t feel confused about which color would go where.
Sadly, the packaging and the groupings of the shades is probably one of the nicest things I have to say about this palette as texture wise it is a fail. There’s so much potential here but somehow, someway the formula was really a miss.
Surprisingly enough the glitter shades were actually great. These are best applied with your finger and patted gently onto your lid. The glitters are suspended in a gel base and apply quite easily onto my lid and adhered well without fall out issues. They really add a nice finish touch to my completed looks! They remind me a little bit of Wet n Wild Fantasy Makers Glitter Palettes that used to launch around Halloween! The mattes are quite good as well with a soft, silky texture that did have a powdery kick up but no fall out. Application was very smooth and pigment was very good on these shades.
Sadly, the real issue was with the satiny shades which were VERY, very dry! These weren’t dense but the dryness was surreal. They barely swatched on my arm due to the dry texture and I struggled picking up the colors with a brush (a sponge eyeshadow applicator does help considerably). Since half the product contains shades like this it does make the palette very difficult to work with and create looks using. The palette is made in the USA. I did expect the colors to be more velvety! I do miss days of old when Too Faced used to have that incredibly creamy velvety textured eyeshadow formula. I think my swatches pretty much prove how poorly these swatch and apply.
The Too Faced Pretty Rich Diamond Light Eyeshadow Palette does have some great potential to create a very pretty assortment of looks and I think the glitters add a nice pop to the complete looks but considering half the palette has shades that lack pigment and have a drier texture the effect is ruined.
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Too Faced Pretty Rich Diamond Light Eyeshadow Palette arrives in a jewelry style box with a heart shape clasp that holds 16 eyeshadows that are 0.03 oz each. The palette is $49 and appears to be a permanent part of Too Faced’s Collection for now. There’s a assortment of glitter, satin, shimmer, and matte shades here all of which go very well together to create easy looks but there is added inspiration should you need it from a get-the-look guide that has instructions for creating four different looks. I felt like the glitter and matte shades all performed well with excellent pigment and ease of application without fall out. However, the other half of the palette that contains satiny shades were poorly formulated with a very dry texture that produces patchy pigmentation when swatched and applied on the lids. This made create looks very difficult and really ruined the palette on a whole since more than half the shades were drier and lacked pigment.
- Very pretty selection of shades that work well together!
- Has many, many dry shades lacking pigment.
If you’re willing to work at it the Too Faced Pretty Rich Diamond Light Eyeshadow Palette should be appealing for those who like sparkly looks!