A while ago Too Faced launched a new palette, the Natural Love palette. From the moment I saw it I was in love, but sadly we don’t have a Sephora in the Netherlands and Belgium and Germany are Sephora-free zones as well. I was pretty sure that I was never going to get my hands on it, until I found it at Sephora during my vacation in Warsaw. There were only two left so I immediately put it in my basket and I’m so glad that I did. Today it’s time for me to review this gorgeous piece of makeup. If you’re interested in finding out more about this palette and seeing some swatches, make sure you continue reading!
Let’s start off with packaging. Like all Too Faced products this palette comes in a gorgeously designed packaging. The box is designed with lots of leaves and a bunny and a few birds here and there and the name of the palette is printed on it in pink. The letters are actually textured and feel very soft. I really like how detailed the packaging is and how girly yet not too childish. The palette itself has a similar design on the front. It has cut off edges and it’s very flat. Anyway, I can ramble on and on about this packaging, but the point is that it’s just absolutely stunning and I’m a huge fan of it. Well done Too Faced!
And if you thought the Chocolate Bar palettes from Too Faced comes with a lot of eyeshadows, you haven’t seen this one. This palette comes with a total of 30 eyeshadows. In my opinion that’s quite a lot, especially compared to the normal 12 or 16 eyeshadows you get in an eyeshadow palette from the same price range.
Too Faced Natural Love Eyeshadow Palette – €55
Like I said the palette comes with 30 colours and that’s a lot. Because the theme of this palette is love I expected some dreamy colours, not too dark ones and probably some pinks. And that’s exactly what this is. It’s quite a rosy palette with a lot of pinks and purples, but it also has enough golden colours, browns, a couple of darker shades and even a few more orangy/copper colours. Overall it has something for everyone in it, but if you’re not a fan of rosy and dreamy eyeshadow colours, this palette might not be worth it for you. Luckily I do like colours like that, so this palette is a perfect fit for me.
The palette is divided into six rows filled with five colours. The first row contains light matte colours, perfect for highlighting the brow bone or all over the lid. The second row has the more shimmery rosy colours in it, as well as a very shimmery light golden shade. The third row consists mainly out of brown shades, both shimmery and matte, but also has this really pretty shimmering purply pink shade in it and a more coppery tone.
Moving on to the fourth row. This might be one of my favourites. The top three shadows of that row are my favourite shades for all over the lid, and the bottom two ones are somewhat darker and great for in the crease or all over the lid as well if you’re going for a rather smokey eye look. The row next to it contains the dark browns and a shimmery purple and the last row contains the even darker browns, a black and a shimmery green colour.
Overall the palette contains mostly natural shades, which is what Too Faced was going for since they say this is the Ultimate Natural Eyeshadow Collection. However, I do think that there are quite some shades in this palette that are rather unique and allow you to create a more colourful look with this palette. I have to say that I probably won’t be using the brighter shades because I’m more into browns and champagne colours, but I do think it’s nice that they’re in here.
Having said all of that, let’s go through what Too Faced claims this palette will be like. According to Too Faced this palette brings together the stunning shades from their bestsellers (the Natural Eyes, Natural Matte and Natural At Night palette) as well as some never-before-seen neutrals. The palette is supposed to contain 30 rich and highly pigmented eyeshadows that deliver true colour pay off with a silky smooth formula that blends effortlessly. The palette should be complementary for all skin tones.
They also let us know that this palette contains 7 matte eyeshadows, 13 shimmer eyeshadows and 10 sparkle shades and that the shadows are formulated without parabens, sulfates and phthalates.
One thing I like is that this palette contains both new shades as well as some already existing shades. I’ve heard lots of people complain about the fact that Too Faced always puts the same shadows in their palettes instead of creating some new ones, but I feel like the balance between already existing shadows and new shadows is pretty okay in this palette.
When it comes to the texture of the shadows I am impressed. I knew that Too Faced eyeshadows are amazing since this isn’t my first Too Faced palette, but it still surprised me. I do have to say that there are differences between some eyeshadows, there are a couple in here that aren’t as smooth and silky as the other ones, but overall the shadows feel really nice and smooth. They are rich, very pigmented and the colour pay off is amazing.
Working with these shadows is absolutely amazing too. They blend seamlessly, like they claimed. It’s actually true. These aren’t shadows you have to work for, with only the smallest amount of effort this palette allows you to actually create the most amazing and most well-blended looks.
Having discussed all of that it’s finally time for some swatches. I’m doing them row by row (from left to right) and I’ll be discussing each and every colour individually.
Heaven – The very first shadow in this palette is heaven. Heaven is a matte white shadow. It’s very basic but in my opinion an essential in every eyeshadow palette. It’s a very pigmented colour which did surprise me. I personally love using this as a brow bone highlight.
Fairy Tale – Moving on to Fairy Tale. Fairy Tale is a very light and quite yellow toned gold colour. It’s a very glittery shadow and therefore a little more dusty than the other shadows. It’s not my personal favourite colour, but it is really pretty and perfect for all over the lid. Aside from that it’s also very pigmented and despite the dustiness very nice to work with.
Nudle – Nudle is one of my favourite colours in this palette. It’s a matte medium brown and therefore the perfect transition colour. It’s one of the 7 matte shades and it has an awesome formula. It applies so smoothly, it’s very creamy and it’s super pigmented.
Tickle Me – Tickle Me is the fourth shadow already. It seems to be a pretty warm brown and in the pan it does look like it will be too dark for a lid colour, but in fact it’s not. On the eye it’s a little lighter and for me too light to act as a crease colour. Of course this does depend on personal preference, but in my opinion it’s better off as an eyelid shade.
Don’t Settle – Next up is Don’t Settle. This is a nice and shimmery brown shade with a bit of a greenish tone to it. It’s another one of my favourites because of its amazing pigmentation and gorgeous finish. It’s very easy to apply and to work with and it looks good with everything.
Fingers Crossed – Lastly we have Fingers Crossed. This is a very deep brown shade with a purple tone to it. It’s super rich and pigmented and it’s perfect for darkening up the look. I really like this shade!
Lace Teddy – Moving on to the second row. The first shadow of this row is Lace Teddy. It’s pretty similar to Heaven but it’s a bit more on the pinky side of the spectrum. It’s just as pigmented, if not even more pigmented, but it’s also a teeny tiny bit powdery.
Satin Sheets – Then we have Satin Sheets. I remember this shade from another Too Faced palette and it has always been one of my favourites. It’s a very icy shimmery shade with a pinky tone to it. It is very white so it can definitely act as a highlight shade, but it also works as a lid colour.
Push-Up – Push-up is another already existing shadow. I think I know this one from the Natural Eyes palette. In that palette I loved it and now I still do. It’s super pigmented and it has a gorgeous shiny finish to it. It’s a really pretty warm brown shadow that isn’t super dark but also not very light. It’s somewhere in the middle.
Honey Pot – Honey Pot also comes from the Natural Eyes palette and it’s a very pigmented gold colour. It’s super rich and creamy and it also has that gorgeous sheen to it. It’s a lovely colour for all over the lid, which is what I usually use it for.
Chocolate Martini – Next up is Chocolate Martini. This is a dark brown colour with a bit of sparkle to it, but not a shimmery sparkle. It’s not a shimmery colour, but it does have a few sparkles here and there. Just like the other colours it’s extremely pigmented and it’s the most gorgeous crease colour of all time!
Undercover – The last shadow of the second row is Undercover. This is another dark brown shade with a bit of purple to it. It’s not as pigmented as the other shadows in the row, but on the eye it’s still very intense and dark, so I don’t mind it too much.
Pink Cheeks – Moving on to the third row already. The first colour in this row is Pink Cheeks and it’s another very light shade but this time with a bit of a lilacy tone to it. It’s, again, extremely pigmented and it’s another gorgeous brow bone highlight.
Kittens – Then we have Kittens. Kittens is a very metallicy pink colour. It’s rather light and it could definitely look quite natural on the eyes, but in the pan it does look pretty colourful. It swatches extremely nice and it’s just a very rich and creamy colour.
Bunny Nose – Next to Kittens we have Bunny Nose. This is an even more colourful shade. It’s a very pretty bright pink colour. It’s a tad with powdery but also very, very pigmented and rich. It’s probably not a shade I’ll get a lot of wear out of, but I do like it.
Moonbeam – Moving on to Moonbeam which is one of my favourites. This is a very pretty champagne colour with a lot of shimmer to it. On the eyes it does appear a little lighter and more golden than I expected, but it’s still a gorgeous shade. It’s super pigmented and very blendable and it instantly brightens up the eyes.
Love Bug – Next to that we have Love Bug, which is another one of my favourites. It’s a metallicy purply brown colour that looks amazing in the crease. I love that it has a bit of purple to it which makes it unique, but at the same time it still looks really natural!
Smokin’ – And the last colour of the row we’re currently discussing is Smokin’. This is a very unique colour. It’s a shimmery greenish shade. It doesn’t match that well with the other colours in this palette, at least not with the more pinky shades, but I do think it’s a gorgeous colour.
Poodle – Poodle is the first colour of the fourth row and is, just like the other first colours of the row, a white. It seems like every row this first colour gets more and more pigmented and I like that. It’s, again, great as a brow bone highlight but if you’re going for a very natural look it could also look stunning all over the lid.
Cutie Patootie – Cutie Patootie is another one of my favourites. It’s a very pretty pinky champagne colour with a ton of shimmer to it. It’s very pigmented, rich and creamy and it’s just the perfect colour for everyday wear. I absolutely love it!
Dear Diary – Dear Diary is a very nice golden brown shade. It’s very shimmery and like all other shimmers very richly pigmented. It’s a very smooth to apply shadow and I love the colour. I actually prefer more brown golden colours so this one is totally up my alley!
Coffee Date – Coffee Date is a very pretty warm shimmery brown colour. It’s almost on the coppery side. Even though I prefer more purple brown shades, I can really appreciate this colour. Especially in combination with some of the other more warm-toned colours in this palette I think it can look very pretty.
Spoiled – Moving on to Spoiled. This is a somewhat less shimmery but still shiny dark brown colour. It’s a lot darker than the other shadows from this row and therefore it’s the perfect crease colour. It could also act as the perfect lid shade for any brown smokey eye because it’s so pigmented and pretty!
Night Fever – Lastly we have Night Fever. This is one of the shadows in the palette that is a little less pigmented than the rest. It’s one of the sparkle shadows in the palette and I feel like those are a little less amazing quality wise. Anyhow, it’s still a gorgeous colour. It’s a very dark shade with a bit of sparkle to it. I like to use it as a powder liner to darken up the lash line, but you could also use it in the outer V to darken up the entire look.
Spotlight – Moving on to the last row. The first colour in this row is Spotlight. It’s another matte light shade but it’s a bit more beige than the other ones. It’s definitely not as pigmented as some of the other matte light shades and that does make this colour a little disappointing.
Honey Butter – Honey Butter isn’t that pigmented as well. It’s a medium brown shade with a warm undertone. The shade reminds me of the colour of clay. Anyway, it’s quite powdery and it’s not as rich and pigmented as the other shadows are, so it’s definitely not my favourite.
Honeymoon – The last not that amazing shadow in the palette is Honeymoon. As you can tell this isn’t a very smooth colour and even though it’s quite pigmented I’m just not impressed by the quality. The colour however is really pretty. It’s a combination of orange and pink and that’s very unique.
Hot & Bothered – Hot & Bothered is very unique as well. It’s a bit of a coppery shade or a brick colour. It’s very pigmented and rich and it has a gorgeous sheen to it. It might not be a shadow I’d use too often, but I still think it’s a very stunning eyeshadow!
Makeup & Chill – Makeup & Chill is one of the already existing shades. If I’m correct his actually comes from the Nikkie Tutorials palette! It’s a gorgeous matte dark brown shade and it’s very nice and pigmented. I really like that this shadow made the cut because it really adds something to this palette.
Stiletto – The very last shadow in the palette is Stiletto. This is the matte black shade that every palette comes with. It is very deep and pigmented which is great and I do like using it for darkening up the lash line, however it’s not a shade I’ll include in too many of my eyeshadow looks.
Overall the shadows are very diverse and I like that there are so many options available. With that I mean that there are tons of eyelid shades as well as tons of highlighting shades and a lot of crease colours in here. You can create so many different looks with it and overall it’s just a very versatile palette.
The quality of the shadows really amazed me. Even though there are a couple of less amazing shadows in here that just aren’t that pigmented or don’t have that nice of a texture, most shadows are incredibly smooth and insanely pigmented so that makes up for the worse shadows.
In conclusion I really like this palette. I love the shades that come in it, I love the packaging, the quality is amazing and I love how diverse and versatile it is. You can go so many ways with this palette. You can create some gorgeous natural eye looks with it, as well as more smokey looks. It’s totally up to you. Overall it’s by far my favourite Too Faced palette so far and I’m really glad I was able to buy it!
And that basically concludes today’s review. I hope you enjoyed reading this -huge- review and be sure to let me know what you think of this palette and which colours are your favourites!