06, 08, 2017
For the past two months I have been on a make up spending ban and it has given me the chance to really give some love to my current collection of make up, especially my eyeshadows. When I get a new palette I usually get a tad obsessed with it and forget everything else, and for weeks I will use that palette alone and I don’t even get particularly experimental with the looks either.
I bought the Too Faced Natural Love palette on one of my ebay sprees that actually prompted me to go on the make up spending ban as I was getting a bit addicted to the bargains. My favourite eye look for a night out is a smoky eye, and I don’t mean just a standard dark smoky using greys and blacks. I like to try it with browns, purples, any shade that can be built up really so I loved that this palette looked like it had multiple smoky opportunities.
I had very mixed feelings about this palette and I have to say I’m glad I didn’t buy it at the full price of £52 but instead got it for a bargain at £11. If you are a matte fan this is definitely not the palette for you but I love a bit of shimmer to my look and I liked that it had a wide range of shades in one place so you don’t have to carry multiple palettes with you. The darker shades have great pigmentation and all the colours blend easily for a smooth look.
There are 30 shades in this palette, with 17 being brand new and 13 being pre-released shades. With so many shades this palette would work for any skin tone but with the lighter shades you need to spend a while layering up the shade as the pigmentation is not as strong in them. I would advise using a wet brush for the lighter shades and if you want a stronger metallic look with the shimmer.
I would say this palette is perfect for a beginner to make up or for practising new looks as some of the shades are quite crumbly and some are dry. If you are a make up artist or just really skilled in that area I would not recommend this palette as there’s more negatives than positives from your perspective. I think this palette is overpriced but it has not put me off the Too Faced range as I have other items from them that I highly rate like the Love Light Highlighter.
I swatched the shades top to bottom in each column from left to right but I was unable to get a good swatch of the lightest shade Heaven. The first photo shows swatches of Lace Teddy to Kittens, followed by Cutie Patootie to Tickle Me, then Honey Pot to Spoiled, finishing with Make Up & Chilled to Stiletto.
As with all my August posts there is a giveaway to enter, today’s is for the Kat Von D and Too Faced Mascara Liner Duo. The set contains a miniature of the Kat Von D Tattoo Eye Liner and Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. You have one month to enter, the giveaway is international and the winner will be announced on Twitter and Facebook.