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Jul 17, 2009

Too Faced Fall Collection 2009: Too Faced Natural Eye Palette Review and Swatches

Last year I fell in love with the Too Faced Smoky Eye Palette and this year isn't any different with the introduction of the Too Faced Natural Eye Palette, incredible, truly a fabulous palette and a killer deal!

Jump ahead for some raving!

I've been known to hate all over a natural, nude eye look but my tastes have evolved since I started this little site and with those changes came the revelation that I do enjoy a natural eye look. With a total of nine shades, three tutorials, and a brush, all packaged together, Too Faced Natural Eye Palette arms you with just about everything you'll need to create three natural, nude looks or any number of looks using the nine shades. This style palette is ideal for anyone who either loves neutrals or isn't so handy with eye shadow application. It's ease of use and nifty little tutorial cards make it's a snap to create a flawless eye look sans drama.

The palette is a sweet flip top box with full size mirror and pull out draw with one dual applicator that includes a sponge on one side and a liner brush on the other. As per my rant last year I will say that I hate they don't include at least three sponges with the kit as it would be great to use one brush per shadow look. The kit also includes a sleeve which houses three little business card size tutorials with three simple steps for creating a Day, Fashion, and Classic Eye look. The instructions are simple and easy to understand and for the most part one sentence tells you what to do. Believe me if I can follow the instructions you'll be able to without any problem. The instructions make it very easy to create dramatic neutral looks that are beautifully flattering for Fall.

The shades in the palette are as follows:

Day Look
Heaven (Matte Cream)
Velvet Revolvor (Matte Nude)
Sexpresso (Matte Brown

To create the Day Look you simply sweet Heaven all over the line and blend Velvet Revolver into the crease to contrast. Finish the look by blending Sexpresso on the upper and lower lash line for a smudged out liner effect. The results of the completed look are a work friendly subtle neutral eye look.

Fashion Look
Nude Beach (Shimmering Beige Peach)
Honey Pot (Coppery Bronze)
Cocoa Puff (Shimmering Golden Brown)

When compared to Day, Fashion Look is considerably more dramatic. To create the look you'll be using nude Beach as a high brow highlighter and blended into the crease. Follow up with Honey Pot patted on the inner lid and around the tear duct and complete with Cocoa Puff blended on the out lid, crease, and upper and lower lash lines. Although completely work friendly, Fashion Look manages to have the drama of a night time look as well!

Classic Look
Silk Teddy (Nude Shimmering Peach)
Push-Up (Light Shimmering Brown)
Erotica (Grayish Brown with Golden Sparkle)

The Classic Look is probably the most dramatic of all the looks with a blend of bronze and brown to create a very smoky, nude look. To achieve the look you'll blend Silky Teddy from crease to brow and gently press Push Up onto the lid. Follow up by smudging Erotica on crease and lower lashes.

All three looks are very pretty and flattering on my brown eyes. It's fun following the card step by step but nothing is stopping you from using the shades individually or combined to create any number of looks. Nine shadows is alot of color so I'm sure you can let your imagination run wild to create some other interesting looks. All the shadows in the palette are brilliantly pigmented and rich in texture. Finishes range from shimmery, matte, to velvet and blend like a dream.

Overall, the Too Faced Natural Eye Palette is an absolute steal at $34 and a Fall must have for creating natural or dramatic eye popping looks. I really love this one and I'm deeply impressed. Quite a great little palette for not only makeup amateurs and beginners but also those who are well versed in makeup application.

A gem!

Loves it!

Muse Approval for purchase!

You won't regret adding this one to your collection, likey!

Anyone haul this yet?

Wanting to?

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Anonymous Marina said...

WOW! I LOVE it!!! thank you for such a great review, dear Muse I liked it when I heard about it, but after your review I just NEED ut :D
I like the "Erotica" name. so, yeah, I need it :D

July 17, 2009 at 4:10 PM  
Blogger jojoba said...

hey i like this palette on you especially the last gold EOTD! beautiful!

July 17, 2009 at 4:48 PM  
Blogger Ceecile said...

wow.. it's really a great eyeshadow palette! It's all in one! And it looks great on you,too.. ^^

July 18, 2009 at 5:28 AM  
Anonymous fluffychicken said...

OMG! i'm pretty much salivating at the mouth right now, this looks just stunning! and totally beautiful on you muse! you suit nude colors well :)

July 18, 2009 at 7:41 AM  
Blogger SilkFinch said...

Gah, this looks so pretty! The colors also look excellent on you, by the way. I have green eyes, but since the shadows are neutral I'm sure they'll work out. LOL. I may have to cave and order this palette. :)

July 18, 2009 at 3:02 PM  
Blogger DaisyChain said...

Argh, want want want.

July 19, 2009 at 11:44 AM  
Blogger Lisa Kate said...

I am SO going to get this now! I wasn't impressed with the decades of beauty palette or romantic unicorn (is that what it was called? lol) but this looks gorgeous. I've got a 20% off f&f coupon for Ulta too!

July 19, 2009 at 12:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Muse!

Too Faced should hire you as the spokesmodel for this product -- you look so pretty!

I was on the fence about buying this . . . I think I've now fallen over onto the "must purchase" side. =D

Thank you for the review and hope you have a great day!

July 20, 2009 at 2:51 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey marina.

truly it's a great little palette :-D Loving the fall colors, even better than last year's release.

Do stop back if you get us and tell us what you think!

Thanks for the lovely comment!

July 20, 2009 at 2:54 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi jojoba :D

Def a winning palette :-D thanks so much for the kind comment MWAH!

July 20, 2009 at 2:55 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya Ceecile

aw thanks! Truly a fab little palette, plenty of variety :-D

July 20, 2009 at 2:55 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya fluffychicken

It's really a worthy pick up for Fall hun :-D Thanks you're lovely MWAH!

July 20, 2009 at 2:56 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya SilkFinch!

Thanks for the lovely comment :-D I think they'll be pretty much flattering on anyone for a nice warm Fall look :-D

It's a great one, truly. I loved last year's but this is turning out to be my fav.

July 20, 2009 at 2:57 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey missus :-D

def! It's a gorgeous one!

July 20, 2009 at 2:57 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi lisa!

decades of beauty was a bit different I understand how you felt but this is def a gorg one and score 20% w00t! that's awesome :_D

thanks for the lovely comment :-D

July 20, 2009 at 2:58 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

aw shucks thanks anonymous you're lovely :-D


I'm glad you enjoyed the review. It's a must have for Fall such a gorgeous all in one :-D

Hope you snag it!

July 20, 2009 at 2:58 PM  

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