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Natural Eyes Palette by Too Faced

I never thought that I would be doing any make-up reviews on this site. I’m not sure how often I’ll make these kinds of posts, but I’m super excited to start this endeavor with you all. With that being said, my very first make-up post will be on the Natural Eyes Palette by Too Faced Cosmetics.

This was the palette you all voted for on Twitter, and of course I couldn’t ignore your request! 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 (which I hope will turn out well on my shitty cameraphone).

Lastly, I’ll just go through two looks I created using the palette.

I hope that once you’re done reading this that you’ll see why I love this palette and who knows? Maybe you’ll want to check this palette out for yourself?

Let’s hope I don’t completely fuck this up.

Natural Eyes Palette

The Natural Eyes Palette is a collection of neutral eyeshadows. As far as I know, that means that  these shades should complement every skin tone and eye shape. At least that’s what I think they mean by “neutral.” But by all means, call me a dumbass if you think I’m completely wrong!

The eyeshadows come in this 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 find the following written:

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.

Aside from the jab at my inability to keep a partner for very long (thanks Jerrod Blandino, ya asshole. I’m just playing, I love him.), I think that it’s a cute little description that really sold me on the palette. Below that huge chunk of text, there’ll be a French translation at the bottom (at least I think it’s French, please don’t kill me if it’s not).

Once you actually open up the palette, you’ll see that there’s a mirror, which is good for helping you make sure you don’t stab your eyeballs (it still happens, unfortunately).

I mean, if you’re into stabbing your eyeballs, then go ahead.

Anyways, you’ll see that there are nine total shades in the palette. Three of those are matte, while I believe the rest are more on the shimmery side.

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 very matte eyeshadow and it looks like a white-ish beige. I usually like to use this on my brow-bone for a highlight to lift up my eyes, as well as a general base/transition shade. This looks to be more of a neutral shade, which makes sense since this palette is obviously supposed to just be neutral in terms of tones.

“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 light, but not too light nor too dark 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 very matte shade. It is a much darker shade of brown, but seems to have a cool undertone. 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:

Natural Eyes Palette by Too Faced
From 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 (CI 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 fucking clue what most of these ingredients even are…

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 actual shades:

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

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

  • Mica
  • Talc
  • Ethylhexl 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, CI77499)
  • 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)

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 the fuck do I think I am? I’m not a fucking 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:

Natural Eyes Palette by Too Faced
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, which I’m assuming is supposed to be awesome. I’m no chemist, so I have no clue what these ingredients are exactly.

“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,” so refer back to that if you want to know that information.

Now that you know all the shades, I’m going to try to show you some looks I created with this palette.

Usually I only use shades in one row to create a single look, but for this one I’m going to try out different combinations using shades from different rows in the palette.

Some of these looks are based off of YouTube tutorials I’ve found, other looks are just experiments. I’m going to try and explain each step I’ve taken to create each look. The palette originally came with three cards with instructions for different looks, but I’ve lost them…. I dishonor my family, I know.

Anyways, I’ll try to make each look different from each other.

I’m not sure if I’m feeling brave enough to post a video of me just yet, I’ll see how writing it all down goes. If it’s too difficult for me to explain with written words, then I’ll most likely post a video showing you each step.

I’m not gonna go over the products I use for foundation, concealer, etc., since this palette is the main focus for this post. I’ll probably post a full-face tutorial at some point, but for now I’m just gonna put more focus on my eyes. Also, please ignore my wonky-ass eyebrows. I’m still learning how to do them “properly.”

The first step I took before attempting any of these looks was apply eyeshadow primer all over my lid, my brow-bone, and a little on my lower lash-line.

Natural Eyes Palette by Too Faced

 

The primer I’ll be using the Kat Von D Lock-It Color Correcting Eyeshadow Primer in “Fair.” This is supposed to prevent the eyeshadow from creasing and to make the colors pop out more.

After applying the eyeshadow primer, I usually let it sit for a few minutes until it dries. I’ve found that doing this makes it easier to blend the eyeshadows and it doesn’t feel like the bristles are dragging the primer around the lid.

Now that the eyeshadow primer has dried, let’s get going with the first look.

The first look I’m going to create is something like a smokey halo.

From my understanding, halos are basically where you have a brighter color in the middle and darker shadows on the inner and outer corners of the eye.

Step One

I’m going to take the shade “Heaven” and apply it all over my brown-bone using a Sigma E58. Putting this on my brow-bone usually gives my eyes more of a lift.

Here's "Heaven" on my brow bone. Also, I use tape to help create a straight a clean line for the eyeshadow and the wing I'll do later.
Here’s “Heaven” on my brow bone. Also, I use tape to help create a straight a clean line for the eyeshadow and the wing I’ll do later.
Sigma E58
Sigma E58

Step Two

Next, I’m going to take the shade “Cashmere Bunny” and apply it in my crease using a Morphe M506. This will serve as the transition shade that’ll make blending the eyeshadows easier. Use your brush like a windshield wiper when you’re putting the eyeshadow in the crease. Make small circular motions when you get to the inner and outer parts of the eye.

"Cashmere Bunny" in the crease. Please excuse the fact that my skin is absolute shit.
“Cashmere Bunny” in the crease. Please excuse the fact that my skin is absolute shit. I also didn’t do my eyebrows in the steps, just so that I can focus solely on the eyeshadow.

 

Morphe M506
Morphe M506
Make sure to tap off any excess product off the brushes before applying them to your eyes. This will reduce the amount of fall-out on your face. Believe me, a lot of fall-out is something you want to avoid as much as possible.

Step Three

What I’m going to do next is take the shade “Sexpresso” and apply it in the inner and outer thirds of my eye with a Sigma E30.  I’m using small strokes (hehe) to blend it a little into the crease. I’m making sure to leave a little bit of space though, because I’m going to apply a third color in the middle later. I’m then going to blend those out with a Sigma E47.

"Sexpresso" in the inner and outer corners of my eye. It looks like shit right now, but hopefully it'll start to look better XD
“Sexpresso” in the inner and outer corners of my eye. It looks like shit right now, but hopefully it’ll start to look better XD

 

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Sigma E30.

 

Sigma E47
Sigma E47

Step Four

Next, take the shade “Honey Pot” and using the other side of the Sigma E58 brush from earlier, we’re going to apply that color in the center of our lid using gentle patting motions. To blend this gold color with “Sexpresso” just keep softly tapping the area where they intersect the harsh lines become less visible.

Natural Eyes Palette by Too Faced
“Honey Pot” in the center of the lid.

Step Five

Now I’m going to take a Sigma E47 and blend out any harsh lines. I don’t think I really need to post pictures of that, honestly.

Make sure that when you’re blending the eyeshadows that you aren’t putting using a lot of force. I’ve found myself pushing the eyeshadow brush a few times, and all that seems to do is drag the eyeshadow everywhere and make the look appear really sloppy.

Step Six

Next, I’m going to take the shade “Silk Teddy” and apply it in the tear-duct area using a Sigma E17 brush. This will make my eyes seem like they aren’t as close together.

"Silk Teddy" in the tear duct area.
“Silk Teddy” in the tear duct area. I’ve also tried to make the bottom lash line look like the top lid.

Step Seven

As you can also see, I used the Kat Von D Shade & Light Eye Contour brush to repeat the color scheme on the lower lash line. So that means I’ve put “Honey Pot” in the center of the bottom lash line, “Cashmere Bunny” on the inner and outer corners, and add more depth by putting “Sexpresso” at the very far left and right corners.

I love this brush!
I love this brush!

Step Eight

Now I’m going to follow the tape and create a winged eyeliner using the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in “Trooper.”

You can see the line where the tape was XD
You can see the line where the tape was XD

 

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Step Nine

Then I’m gonna take the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On pencil eyeliner in “Perversion” and put it on my bottom waterline.

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Step Ten

Lastly, I will apply a few coats of Too Faced’s Better Than Sex waterproof mascara.

I hate having choad lashes...
I hate having choad lashes…

That concludes this first look!

Dat chin doe...
Dat chin doe… in all seriousness, this is what the first look looks like with a full face of make-up.

 

This is a great eyeshadow look if you want an overall dramatic appearance w/ a bold lip
This is a great eyeshadow look if you want an overall dramatic eyeshadow w/ a bold lip.

 

My eyebrow game needs some work, I know...
My eyebrow game needs some work, I know…

 

If your eyeliner does not give someone a paper cut, it is not sharp enough.
If your eyeliner does not give someone a paper cut, it is not sharp enough.

 

No, I am not sad. It is just hard to keep your eyes open while having a selfie light right in your face.
Here’s how it looks up close. Yes, my skin looks like shit along with my lipstick application.

The second (and last) look is much softer compared to the first one.

This is basically my attempt at recreating one of the tutorials I saw as I was browsing YouTube.

Usually I’m not into the softer, more “natural” looks because I just like to really make my eyes pop and stand out.

But this is the natural eyes palette we’re talking about here, so of course I have to do at least one natural look.

The person who originally created this look was Kathleen Lights, but since she used different products in her video, I had to change things a bit for this look.

If you want to check out the original video by Kathleen Lights, then feel free to check out her video right here.

Step One

After applying my eyeshadow primer (the same one I used before) and letting it dry, I’m going to  put some eyeliner in my top waterline using the Rimmel London Soft Kohl pencil eye liner in black.

I’m not quite used to putting eyeliner in my top waterline, so I’m getting that out of the way first so that I don’t mess up my eyeshadow.

I put the "eek" in "fleek" when it comes to eyebrows.
I put the “eek” in “fleek” when it comes to eyebrows.

Step Two

Then I’m going to take a MAC 217 and use it to apply “Cashmere Bunny” in my crease. I’m going to make the same windshield wiper and small circular motions that I used in the previous look.

Please excuse the poor photo quality, the camera on my phone leaves much to be desired.
Please excuse the poor photo quality, the camera on my phone leaves much to be desired.

 

Wow, my eyebrows are REALLY uneven... and why did I decide to do makeup tutorials???!!!
Wow, my eyebrows are REALLY uneven… and why did I decide to do makeup tutorials???!!!

Step Three

Next I’m going to take a Sigma E57 and apply the shade “Push-Up” all over my lid. Just so I can be precise, I’m going to make small, gentle strokes and pat the eyeshadow into the inner and outer portions of my eyelid.

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Sigma E57
"Push-Up" all over the lid.
“Push-Up” all over the lid.

Step Four

Now I’m going to take a Sigma E56 brush and use it to apply the shade “Silk Teddy” in the center of my eyelid. Again, I’m just going to pat on the eyeshadow.

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Sigma E56
Not exactly the center, but you get the idea!
Not exactly the center, but you get the idea!
To make the pigment stand out more, I sprayed MAC Prep & Prime Setting Spray a few times on the brush.

Step Five

Then I’m going to take the clean side of the Sigma E56 brush and use it to apply “Heaven” on my brow bone. Unfortunately I was smart enough to forget to actually take a picture of this step. Just look at the next step and it should show you how that looks on the brow bone.

Step Six

Then I’m gonna take a Sigma E46 to dip back into “Heaven” and apply that into the inner corner of my eye.

Sigma E46
Sigma E46

 

Because I'm so smart, I forgot to do this step until I had done the other stuff....
Because I’m so smart, I forgot to do this step until I had done the other stuff….

Step Seven

After that I’m going to take a Sigma E21 and use “Nudie” to smoke out my lower lash line.

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Sigma E21

 

Derp
Derp

Step Eight

Now I’m going to take that same Rimmel London Soft Kohl pencil eyeliner and apply it to my lower waterline. You don’t HAVE to put your waterline eyeliner on this way, but I just prefer this method since I can be a bit messy during the application.

More derp.
More derp.

Step Nine

Next I’m going to apply a few layers of Too Faced’s “Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara” to my lashes.

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Step Ten

Now I’m gonna curl my lashes a few times.

That completes this final look!

No, my hair is not greasy, I literally had gotten out of the shower ten minutes prior to taking this pic.
No, my hair is not greasy, I literally had gotten out of the shower an hour ago, and I don’t bother to use a hair dryer. Also, no, I’m not constipated.

 

 Overall Opinion

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

  • THERE IS SO MUCH FALL OUT; 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

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  • The shade “Erotica” seems a little splotchy to me; however, it was less splotchy as I continued adding more layers onto it
  • All of the shades blend BEAUTIFULLY and EASILY together
  • There are a lot of great transition shades (especially “Nudie” and “Cashmere Bunny”)
  • The shades are VERY pigmented for the most part
  • The packaging for the palette is very simple, yet beautiful
  • Although “Silk Teddy” seems to be more shimmery instead of colorful (if that makes sense), I find that the shimmery nature of it makes for a great brow bone and inner corner highlight, as well as a nice shade to just put all over your lid as a base
  • Despite how the palette is called the “Natural Eyes” palette, you can really go for more dramatic looks

The Natural Eyes palette by Too Faced is great.

I’m super glad that this was the first Too Faced product I ever bought.

 

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I love the versatility of it. It’s not too intimidating for those who aren’t into the extreme palettes with crazy blues, pinks, and oranges. Yet it’s still possible to pull off a sexy, smokey eye or halo design.

I also love the color scheme. All of the colors in this palette are fairly neutral, even the somewhat warmer shades. This in turn should look good on anybody. There’s also a fairly even number of matte and shimmery shades.

With that being said, however, I’m not sure if the first set of eyeshadows would be great for people with darker skin tones. I think that the other two rows would suit darker skin tones fairly well, but I can’t say for sure since I am pasty as fuck (in case you didn’t notice).

But what I’m really surprised about is how much I LOVED the second look.

If you haven’t been following me on Instagram or Twitter (which you should be doing anyway, bruh), then you should know that I’m usually a fan of the more dramatic looks. And by “dramatic,” I mean smokey eyes, vampy lips, blinding highlight, dark eyebrows, and winged eyeliner sharp enough to give someone a paper-cut. But when I tried the second look out, I was so surprised by how fresh I looked. I looked so soft and gentle, which is definitely something I’m not used to.

So would I recommend the Natural Eyes palette by Too Faced?

Uhhh, yes! If you want something that’s versatile, but not TOO intense with colors, then I would absolutely recommend this palette.

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).

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

I never thought that I would be doing any make-up reviews on this site. I'm not sure how often I'll make these kinds of posts, but I'm super excited to start this endeavor with you all. With that being said, my very first make-up post will be on the Natural Eyes Palette by Too Faced Cosmetics. This was the palette you all voted for on Twitter, and of course I couldn't ignore your request! 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…

Summary

Packaging - 9
Pigmentation - 7.5
Blendability - 9
Color Scheme - 7.5
Overall Quality - 9

8.4

Love it!

Although there is a bit of fallout, and some of the shades are a bit splotchy, the Natural Eyes palette by Too Faced is still a great eyeshadow palette. You can create a variety of looks with it, the shades are super blendable, and the shades are very pigmented. I'm very happy I chose this as my first Too Faced product.

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