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Review: Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette

I never thought that I would be doing only makeup reviews. With that being said, my very first makeup post will be on the Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette. This palette is special to me because it was the first Too Faced product I’ve ever purchased, and since then I’ve fallen in love. I love most of their products and think that they’ve become one of my favorite brands.

What I plan on doing is going through a general introduction on the packaging, the ingredients, and where you can buy it. Then I’ll talk about all of the shades, what they are, and show you some swatches.

I hope that once you’re done reading this that you’ll see why I love this palette and check it out for yourself. Let’s hope I don’t completely mess this up.

Natural Eyes Palette

The Natural Eyes Palette is a collection of neutral eyeshadows. The palette comes in a plastic case that’s got this white and pink floral and lace decoration all over. I think that this makes the palette look very simple, yet classy.

When you look at the back of this case, you’ll read the following:

Flaunt your natural side with a look that appears so effortless you can wear it before breakfast or after dark. Our palette of nine richly-pigmented shadows pair perfectly, blend beautifully, and stay put longer than your last boyfriend. It’s a collection so natural, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.

Below that huge chunk of text, there’ll be a French translation at the bottom.

Once you actually open up the palette, you’ll see that there’s a mirror. You’ll see that there are nine total shades in the palette. Three of those are matte, while I believe the rest are shimmery.

The shades themselves are split up into three sections: “Day,” “Classic,” and “Fashion.”

Here are the shades for each section, as well as their ingredients.

Day

“Heaven”

“Heaven” is the first shade in the top row of eyeshadows. It’s a matte eyeshadow and it looks like a white-ish beige. I like to use this on my brow-bone for a highlight to lift up my eyes, as well as a base. This looks to be more of a neutral shade, which makes sense given the nature of this palette.

“Cashmere Bunny”

“Cashmere Bunny” is the second shade in the top row. It is a very matte shade, just like “Heaven,” with a very neutral tone from my perspective. It’s a medium shade of brown that I usually like to blend into my crease after applying “Heaven” all over my eye.

“Sexpresso”

“Sexpresso” is the third and last shade in the top row. Just like “Heaven” and “Cashmere Bunny,” “Sexpresso” is a matte shade. It is a much darker shade of brown. I usually like to use this in my outer-v and bottom lash line to create more dimension. I think that this shade is especially good for creating a good smokey-eye.

Here are all the shades (poorly) swatched on my arm:

Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette
Left to right: “Heaven,” “Cashmere Bunny,” and “Sexpresso.”

 All three shades in this row are made of the following ingredients:

  • Mica
  • Talc
  • Cetearyl Isononanoate
  • Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Sodium Dehydroacetate
  • Methicone
  • PEG-8 Dimethicone
  • Sorbic Acid

All three shades may also contain the following ingredients, give or take:

  • Iron Oxides (c1 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)
  • Manganese Violet (CI 77742)
  • Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163)
  • Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)

As far as I understand, this palette, along with most of Too Faced’s products, are supposed to be cruelty-free.

I’d still practice some caution, however. Make sure that you’re not allergic to any of these ingredients. If you are sensitive to any ingredients, I’d talk it over with your doctor/healthcare professional and make sure that it’s safe for you to be putting this near your eyes.

Seriously, I have no freaking clue what most of these ingredients even are… Let’s move on to some of the other shades.

Classic

“Silk Teddy”

“Silk Teddy” is the first shade in the middle row. It seems to be a very light pink with a lot of shimmer to it. I  also like to use this shade on my brow-bone as well as all over my eyelid. I find that this shade is also good as an inner corner highlight.

“Push-Up”

“Push-Up” is the second shade in the middle row. It looks very similar to “Silk Teddy” since it’s also shimmery, but just a shade or two darker. I will sometimes put this all over my lid as well as my crease, especially if I want more of a sexy smokey-eye look.

“Erotica”

“Erotica” is the last shade in the middle row. It is also a dark brown, but it seems to be a few shades lighter than “Sexpresso.” There also seems to be some yellow, gold-ish specks (glitter I guess), which makes the shade look a bit more shimmery. This is definitely a shade that can be used to contour the eye, especially when placing it in the outer-v area and the outer portion of the lower lash-line.

Here are the shades:

Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette
From left to right: “Silk Teddy,” “Push-Up,” and “Erotica.”

“Silk Teddy” and “Push-Up” are made of the following ingredients:

  • Mica
  • Talc
  • Ethylhexyl Palmitate
  • Zinc Stearate
  • Kaolin
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Sodium Dehydroacetate
  • Sorbic Acid
  • Silica
  • Zea Mays (Corn) Starch
  • Tin Oxide
  • Carmine (CI 75470)

These two shades may also contain the following:

  • Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)
  • Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)
  • Manganese Violet (CI 77742)
  • Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163)
  • Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510)

The shade “Erotica” contains these ingredients:

  • Silica
  • Talc
  • Mica
  • Synthetic Fluorphlogopite
  • Zinc Stearate
  • Ethylhexyl Palmitate
  • Cetearyl Isononanoate
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Sodium Dehydroacetate
  • Sorbic Acid
  • Methicone

“Erotica” may also contain the following ingredients:

  • Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)
  • Manganese Violet (CI 77742)
  • Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)
  • Ultramarines (CI 77007)

Here are the shades from the final row.

 Fashion

“Nudie”

“Nudie” is the first shade in the bottom row of the palette. It’s a matte shade and it looks very similar to “Cashmere Bunny.” However, upon closer inspection, “Nudie” is about a shade lighter, and to me, it looks like it’s not as neutral as “Cashmere Bunny.” It does seem to look a little bit more on the warmer side but still looks fairly neutral. This definitely makes for a good transition shade to blend out any harsh lines, as well as blend shades in the lower lash-line.

Who do I think I am? I’m not a beauty guru, who am I kidding? But for the sake of these types of posts, I’ll try to act like I know what I’m talking about.

“Honey Pot”

“Honey Pot” is the second shade in the last row of the palette. This one is a very, VERY beautiful shimmery gold that does seem to be warmer compared to the rest of the shades.

“Chocolate Martini”

“Chocolate Martini” is the last shade in the palette. It is another dark brown color but it has specks of yellow/gold glitter throughout. It is also a warmer toned brown compared to the other darker shades. I really think this would be good to use for the out-v, but also to just pat all over your eye for a more dramatic appearance.

Here are the shades swatched on my arm.

From left to right: “Nudie,” “Honey Pot,” and “Chocolate Martini.”

The shade “Nudie” contains the following ingredients:

  • Cetearyl Isononanoate
  • Talc
  • Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Sodium Dehydroacetate
  • Sorbic Acid
  • Carmine (CI 75470)

It may also contain:

  • Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)
  • Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)
  • Manganese Violet (CI 77742)
  • Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163)

It’s supposed to be formulated without parabens as well.

“Honey Pot” is made with the following ingredients:

  • Mica
  • Ethylhexyl Palmitate
  • Talc
  • Kaolin
  • Zinc Stearate
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Sodium Dehydroacetate
  • Silica
  • Sorbic Acid
  • Zea Mays (Corn) Starch

“Honey Pot” might also be made with:

  • Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)
  • Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499)

“Chocolate Martini” is made with the same exact ingredients used to make “Erotica.” Refer back to that if you want to know that information.

Overall Opinion

I’ll go ahead and start with what I don’t like about this palette.

  • THERE IS SO MUCH KICK-BACK; even just a few swipes leaves a lot of fall out, which is annoying to deal with, especially if you’re someone who puts on eyeshadow AFTER putting on foundation, concealer, and all that jazz

  • The shade “Erotica” seems a little splotchy to me; however, it was less splotchy as I continued adding more layers to it
  • All of the shades blend nicely together
  • There are a lot of great transition shades (especially “Nudie” and “Cashmere Bunny”)
  • The shades are pretty pigmented for the most part
  • The packaging for the palette is very simple, yet beautiful
  • “Silk Teddy” makes for a lovely inner corner and browbone highlight
  • Despite how the palette is called the “Natural Eyes” palette, you can really go for more dramatic looks

Links

If you’d like to purchase the Natural Eyes palette for yourself, feel free to check it out at Too Faced’s official site (I believe it sells for $36 on their site as well as on Sephora).

UPDATE 3/20/’18- Since using this palette again, I’ve noticed that the color “Erotica” feels very dry and looks extremely patchy. It’s a bit difficult to get to full opacity, even when using a packing brush. This has caused me to change the original rating. Just thought I’d let you know, folks.

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I’m really looking forward to creating more make-up posts in the future, so stay tuned!

Today’s question: what was your first eyeshadow palette? What was your first high-end eyeshadow palette? Comment your answers down below!

Summary

Packaging - 9
Pigmentation - 6
Blendability - 7
Versatility - 9
Personal Enjoyment - 8

7.8

Great!

A good palette for those who are starting to get into eyeshadows, especially higher-end products.

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