December 12, 2018

Too Faced Pretty Rich Diamond Light Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.
2 stars out of 5

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.

Tried it?

Do share your thoughts!

Where to buy

Macy’s Ulta Sephora Too Faced

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.

Pros

  • Very pretty selection of shades that work well together!

Cons

  • Has many, many dry shades lacking pigment.

Who

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!

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

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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  • Carol G

    I’m old and not on any social media by choice: what is the controversy surrounding this brand?
    If you don’t mind me asking…

    • Isabella Muse

      The most recent is Jerrod and his husband posing with a cake that said “Rich Lives Matter”. He did apologize however, he made the excuse that an employee (or a friend don’t quote me) had brought the cake to the party which does make the apology a little insincere as he isn’t completely owning up to what he did which was being incredibly insensitive.

  • Miss Mercurial

    Wow I hadn’t heard about the latest stuff but it seems like there’s hardly any brand left anymore that doesn’t have some of their executives behaving badly (although I suppose Deciem doesn’t count any more since he’s been removed).

    In similar “celebrities with issues who run cosmetics brands” discussion, I hope you get a chance to swatch the KvD Lolita palette. I’m feeling that color story something awful but am on the fence about buying it.

    Thanks for this review – it wasn’t a palette that piqued my interest but I’m always glad to see something to talk me out of purchases haha.

    • Isabella Muse

      Agreed! Seems like so many brands have controversy surrounding them! It’s come to a point I feel like they do it intentionally for attention. I did want to indulge in KvD but I find myself at odds with her beliefs/her controversies so I didn’t buy it. It’s hard to make these calls sometimes because some part of me is like “it’s just makeup” and another huge part of me is like, “How can these people behave so badly? I really don’t want to support that!” I think everyone makes mistakes but repeat offenders are the worst 🙁 My pleasure! I’m glad the review helped you save $$ ;D

  • Kish

    Wow, that’s so disappointing. I really was attracted to the colors of this palette and was hoping it would be great. It did irritate me that all of the pans aren’t the same shape lol. Thanks for the review!

    • Isabella Muse

      ha yeah it looks odd having some one shape and others another! My pleasure <3! I really like the colors too but sadly the formula is awful on most of the shades!

  • Mariele Storm

    It’s a good thing I own all the makeup I need, because I try to only buy cruelty free and from companies without scandal which leaves slim pickings. :’D I only restock my supply from two or three brands now, lol. I know people try to keep politics out of blogs like these, but sometimes it just comes off as the author being empty headed or insensitive, so thanks for letting us know your opinion!

    That being said, I love the “get the look” cards TF includes. Even if I don’t buy the product, it’s fun to try to recreate the look with a different palette.

    • Isabella Muse

      lately it is indeed slim pickings :-/ The drama and the controversies really leave a bad taste in everyone’s mouth :-/ I can’t believe makeup has become a source for stupidity!

  • Rebecca

    Seriously, is it too much for a girl to want good quality, affordable, non-problematic makeup?

  • Kyuu

    I really respect that you chose to say something about jerrod’s behavior (haven’t paid attention because I’m taking finals). Sometimes bloggers’ stances are that they want to keep their blog free of politics as though people who wear makeup don’t also exist in the world where they are affected by politics. And I respect even more that you were able to review the product regardless of your feeling about the owner.

    That being said, I gave up on Too Faced years ago as a brand, and I’m glad to see I wasn’t misplaced. I’m sure they still have good products but it’s just a hassle to sort through it vs. all the cutesy cheaply made stuff they do to cater to people who love LE. I have to admit, you revitalized my love in Stila! I picked up the liquid eyeshadows because you love them so much and I wore kitten karma to my holiday party last night. My only comment is… You know how people say glitter is the herpes of crafts? When I wear the liquid eyeshadow it also tends to become the glitter herpes of my face

    • Isabella Muse

      Thanks Kyuu! I couldn’t in good conscious review this without making mention of it because it was really a jerky photo he posted and he seemed a bit oblivious to how dumb it was to post it not to mention insensitive. He’s a minority, you’d think he’d be more aware of things like this. Sigh. I have to admit I am sometimes like that because I don’t want to have people fighting here. We all have different opinions and we all can be adults and respect those opinions but I have been privy to bickering on here sometimes and it is upsetting to see/read. I’m a hippie at heart. I just want everyone to love each other, get along, and agree to disagree happily. But sadly, that isn’t always how things work out! But in this case, it could not be left unsaid that what Jerrod did was wrong and I think he should have realized that before the photo ever got posted. I just have to sit here and wonder WTH he was thinking to post something like that 🙁 Anywayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy I’m happy you’re loving Stila ;-D Awww! Did you have fall out!? I never do with those shadows! sadness! But you prob looked brilliant anyway!

  • R

    Too Faced’s recent releases have so bad anyway, in my opinion, that I wouldn’t care if I had completely stopped buying from them. They used to be my favorite brand, but I don’t know. They have really lost their touch. And ‘Rich lives matter,’ – classism is also pretty fun, huh. Jerrod seems like the type to make jokes like that. He has always been a self-centered, stuck-up person. Sorry.

    • Isabella Muse

      Too true! A lot of their releases haven’t quite lived up to what the brand used to be like! Shame 🙁 As for Jerrod, he really needs to step back a little from social media :-/

  • Angela

    I am so sad that there are issues with the owner of this brand, since my beloved Kandee Johnson from YouTube has partnered up for some product launches. She seems so sweet and I can’t help but want the absolute best for her – with no association to such a bonehead.

  • karmatsuki

    Is it just me or the colour scheme here (thought it is very pretty) is sort of repetitive? It brings nothing new to the table, just reusing shade ideas from the previous palettes. For example, I find the sparkly blue and the pink-gold shades to be the most unique, but I already have them in the white peach palette. In all honestly, this in general feels like an upgraded white peach (which many people did not like) with some further improvements on the side.