Because a girl can never have too many good, neutral palettes, I am here to review the Too Faced Cosmetics Natural Matte Eye Palette! This delightful little palette retails for $48 CAD, and comes with six smaller, darker shadows and three larger, neutral shadows. The palette offers a whole arsenal of warm-toned nudes that are universally flattering on all skin tones.
I simply cannot say enough good things about this palette! As someone who typically prefers shimmery eyeshadows, I am incredibly impressed with both the versatility and the ease of application of these matte shades. To create a quick, simple look, you really can’t go wrong with sweeping one of the larger, nude shades across your entire lid and then picking a single color from the right-hand side to accentuate your crease.
Heaven is likely my least favorite shade of the bunch, as I find it a little too softly pigmented for a highlight shade. Meanwhile, Honey Butter has very orange pay-off when applied to the lid, so I often find myself skipping it altogether. The payoff on Lace Teddy also isn’t quite as nice as on the other shades. On the other hand, I can’t get enough of Risqué and Strapless! Generally I use the two shades together to create a smoky eye, but if I need something a little more natural I simply pair Strapless with Nudie for a more day-friendly look.
My only reservations with this product are mostly related to its packaging. The compact itself is a metal tin, however the top lid is fragile and flimsy. I try to be extra careful when opening it up because I can easily see the hinge breaking if you weren’t being delicate with it. Additionally, I don’t love the names of the shadows – I know it can’t be easy naming all the subtle variations of an entire brand’s eyeshadow line, but these names feel really silly and young to me. “Sexspresso”, “Strapless”? They seem to be shades that would appear on makeup for teens, rather than for an adult brand.
That being said, the shadows themselves perform exceptionally well and strike the right balance between being pigmented enough on their own, while still allowing you the option to build-up their intensity with multiple coats. Overall, these shadows stay put through a busy work day and provide an excellent range of matte, nude tones that can be played either up or down. For $48 CAD, I think the Natural Matte palette is an excellent choice and a great value.
Heaven, Lace Teddy and Nudie
Cashmere Bunny, Sexpresso, Strapless, Risque, Honey Butter, and Chocolate Cookie
In the images I am wearing “Lace Teddy” all across my lids, with “Heaven” as a highlight for my inner crease and brow bone. In my outer crease I am wearing “Cashmere Bunny”, with a hint of “Risqué” for emphasis.
Have you tried any of the Too Faced palettes?
This post was written by Liza