Review of Too Faced Natural Matte Eye Shadow Palette – Not to give it away, but “Yes!”
For me, one of the most creative parts of applying makeup is what you do with your eyes. There are so many ways to approach it and so many avenues to do something different. In my case, however, I have deep set or what everyone calls hooded eyes, so my options are a bit more restricted than for those of you who do not have hooded eyes. For example, no matter what eye shadow I put on my eye lid, it does not show except for when I blink and even then it is for a split second. I also have to deal with the overhang of my upper eye onto my lid, which if handled incorrectly – for me – can make my eyes look even more closed. I am always playing around with different techniques, but my tried and true approaches include using matte colors and applying colors to make my hooded lids recess back so that they do not take over my whole eye.
With that out there…I need a good variety of matte shadows; although I do still like to play with more sparkly ones just carefully applied. In the past, I have bought many palettes (e.g., UD Naked 1, Lorac Pro Palette) only to use half the colors because sparkly colors dominated the collection. I did find the It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty eye palette very nice and it is ALL matter and very nice matter shadows; however, it did not rise to every day use. In the duration, I put together Z palettes of Makeup Geek and Mac single shadows and deported the mattes from my other palettes.
And then one day…I found the Too Faced Natural Matte Eye Shadow palette ($36)!
These shadows were not only color-coordinated (a nice perk for someone like me who needs some prompts as to what coordinates well) but smooth and blendable. There is some fall out as you can see on my photo, but the transfer of color from pan to eye is ideal. There are so many looks that you can create with this palette. The provide ideas in a handy booklet provided or you can use the rows that depict a step-by-step application – a good first use guide. What I like to do, however, is to mix a little here and there and just PLAY. All colors “work” together so free for all time is opportune with this palette. Another key point about this palette is that it travels very well, which is a big plus for me.
Can you tell that I like this? Watch my video below for more swatches, etc. What are your thoughts? Any other good matte palettes out there?