Too Faced Natural Love Palette Review + Swatches

Too Faced Natural Love Palette Review

Product turnover in the beauty industry is crazy. There’s always a brand new palette or makeup collection and as much as I would love to test and review every new release I don’t realistically have enough time or income to make it happen. I remember staring at photos of the Too Faced Natural Love palette when it first came out and sulking that I couldn’t afford it at the time.

With a stroke of luck this Summer I won the Too Faced Natural Love palette in an amazing giveaway from Linda over at Linda Talks Beauty. I was so thrilled, I screeched out loud when I found out! After a few months of playing around with it I’m swatching and reviewing it for you guys.

At A Glance

The Too Faced Natural Love Palette retails on the Too Faced website for $59USD (or $69CAD). The palette contains 30 x 0.8 gram eyeshadows, which works out to $1.97USD per pan, or $2.46 per gram. For reference the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette works out to $2.67 per gram, and the ABH Modern Renaissance works out to $5.29 per gram.

The Natural Love palette has a range of neutral shades and pops of pink & purple. There are 7 mattes and the rest a mix of shimmer, metallic and glitter finishes.

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Packaging

The Too Faced Natural Love Palette is contained in thin but sturdy cardboard packaging. The front of the palette is nature inspired with tree leaves, roses and a cute little bunny. The Too Faced and Natural Love script is written in pink velvet. I really like the packaging, it doesn’t feel flimsy to me and the design is adorable!

The top flips up to reveal a large mirror that can fold all the way around. It’s a good mirror, but I find it awkward to try and hold the palette in one hand with the mirror flipped up and my makeup brushes in the other.

Shade Selection

There’s lot going on in the Natural Love palette. The palette progresses from light to dark tones and contains pinks, purples, oranges and browns. I would have liked to see a little bit more variety in the shades available. Quite a few shades are strikingly similar, especially within the brown tones. It would have also been nice to see a few more pops of colour. The most striking shades are the bright pink Bunny Nose Hot and Bothered .

Pigmentation & Blend

I’m at a bit of a loss for this one. You’ll see in my swatches below that the pigment is all over the place. Certain shades absolutely need fix + or an alternative and some don’t apply well unless I use my fingers. On the other hand some shades are marvelously pigmented and apply incredibly well no matter how you use them.

Most shades do blend well, but there are a few that blend away into nothing and a couple that don’t blend well at all for me. The glitter shades have a bit of fallout. Honestly the palette was somewhat inconsistent in terms of quality. Some shades are absolutely a dream to work with while others make me throw up my hands in frustration for what they could have been.

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Swatches

First Row: Heaven is a highly pigmented beige matte that I like using to set my eye primer. Fairy Tale is a pale gold glitter shade. I apply this wet or with my finger to get the sparkle to show up.

Nudie is a buttery matte which is also in the Too Faced Natural Eyes palette. I love this shade in the crease. Tickle Me is a pretty golden-tan shimmer, and Don’t Settle is a medium golden brown metallic. Both apply well with a dry brush. Fingers Crossed has a slight shimmer and a tendency to apply patchily. It’s saving grace is that it’s buildable.

*all shades swatched over Urban Decay Primer Potion

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Second Row: Lace Teddy is a matte baby pink. I had trouble getting it to show up against my skin so I stay away from this shade. Satin Sheets has a lovely pink sheen to it and appears in the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette. It swatches more pink in the Natural Love Palette. Push-Up is a gorgeous golden brown shimmer, but very similar to Tickle Me in the first row.

Honey Pot is a lovely gold shimmer. It applies well dry, but I use a wet brush to get the best colour payoff. Chocolate Martini swatched patchily (it took a few swipes). It still applies well on the eye and builds well. Undercover is a dark purply brown with tiny flecks of glitter. This shade is chalky and doesn’t build well for me.

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Third Row: Pink Cheeks is almost matte, with a tiny bit of shimmer.  It’s chalky and doesn’t show up well on my skin. Kittens is really pretty! It applied best with my fingers or else it got muddy when blending. Bunny Nose is a beautiful bright pink BUT it blends away to nothing. I can only apply it with my finger as the last eyeshadow I use or else it disappears.

Moonbeam is gorgeous! It applies well dry, but I like using a wet brush to intensify the silver. It’s a great cut crease lid shade. Love Bug didn’t translate as well on camera as it does in person. It’s a very pretty shimmery purple on the eye. Smokin’ is a shimmery grey. It applies well with a wet or dry brush.

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Fourth Row: Poodle is one of the more pigmented matte shades. It actually shows up on my skin! Cutie Patootie is pigmented and applies well with a brush. My only problem with it is that it’s similar to Tickle Me from the first row and Push Up in the second. Dear Diary & Coffee Date both see a lot of love from me. Coffee Date is especially pretty with a coppery undertone.

Next is Spoiled, a purply brown with a gold sheen. This shade took several swipes of a brush to swatch properly. Night Fever is a beautiful deep mocha shimmer shade!

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Fifth Row: Spotlight & Honey Butter are my favourite mattes in the palette. Both are incredibly pigmented, buttery and smooth. Spotlight didn’t show up well on camera but in person it’s beautiful. I love Honey Butter in the crease, it makes a great transition shade between all the browns, oranges, and golds in the palette.

My eye was drawn to Honeymoon immediately, but unfortunately it doesn’t apply to the eye very well. It’s so strange, in the swatch it looks so lovely! It doesn’t apply well on top of other eye shadows and disappears when blending.

Hot & Bothered is my NUMBER ONE. I have to stop myself for reaching for it because I always want to do the same look with it. I love it as a lid shade as well as an outer corner definer. Makeup & Chill is a lot prettier in the pan than it is on the eye. It’s buildable but not as smooth as some of the other shades in the palette. Stiletto is the same deal, extremely patchy. 

Make Up For Ever Foundation + Too Faced Natural Love Palette
Coppery Eyes – Hot & Bothered
Too Faced Natural Love Makeup
Natural Eyes

Too Faced Natural Love Smokey Eye

Too Faced Natural Love Eyeshadow - Smokey
Smokey Eye – Sort Of

Versatility

Despite a lot of shades being similar or inconsistent there is still a lot that you can do with this palette. You can create soft & light to smokey & dark looks and everything in between. The vibrant shimmery shades can be used to create some drama. I use this palette for work often, but I find it’s hard to create a “no-makeup” look with it because of all the glitter shades.

Most shades apply well but it took some trial and error to learn which shades are best applied wet vs. dry or with my fingers.

What’s your favourite natural eye shadow palette? 

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16 thoughts on “Too Faced Natural Love Palette Review + Swatches

    1. The packaging is SO beautiful!! It seemed weird to me that there aren’t many “natural” looking shades as I expected, but this palette still has a place in my makeup rotation.
      Thank you so much, I’m trying to show more swatches in my reviews lately 🙂

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  1. This review comes at a great time for me! I won this palette in a giveaway too and just got it last night. This review was very helpful and I’ll be able to have more knowledge of it before playing around with it! It’s too bad that some of the shades aren’t the best quality – that’s always annoying. But looks like you were able to make the good shades work! Beautiful job! Really like the Hot & Bothered look on you!

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    1. Wow that is great timing and it’s awesome you won it in a giveaway! It took me forever to write this review because there are so many shades to play with and I wanted to be as comprehensive as possible.
      I’m really interested to hear your thoughts on it once you’ve had time to play with it!
      I wish the quality was more consistent but I’m still happy with the palette. And thank you!! I’m glad you like the looks I created =D

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      1. Good call! If you haven’t seen Nova’s review she shared her recreations of the looks in the look book that was included, they turned out really nice! I always forget to try the looks too faced includes with their palettes 😅

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  2. Man, I absolutely LOVE the packaging and look of this palette! The front cover is so pretty and feminine without being too childish like the TF palettes usually are (even though I end up getting sucked into them anyways). All of the taupey/pinkey shades are calling out to me!

    The formulation of this palette seems to be quite consistent with all of Too Faced’s limited edition palettes in that the quality between shades within the palette aren’t consistent at all 😛 Some are a dream to work with while others are patchy, crumbly, and not pigmented at all. I also hate how they use the same shades over and over again in palettes and just give it a different name, but it’s not really a problem if you don’t own too many palettes from TF.

    Despite the inconsistent quality of the shadows, you’ve created some really gorgeous looks! I think my favourite is the copper one 🙂

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    1. They did such a good job making the packaging appealing on this one! I agree a lot of Too Faced palettes can kind of look childish, especially the clover palette with all the cartoon animals (but I love it anyway and will probably buy it) but Natural Love is so sophisticated!

      You’re totally right about it being like the limited edition palettes, I’ve read a lot of reviews for those and the quality is all over the map =/ I don’t want to slam Too Faced, I really do love a lot of their products but I wish they would put more effort into these limited time palettes because while they are good I feel like they could be spectacular if the right amount of care was taken =/ And I agree, I would like to see all new shades instead of shades from other palettes.

      I still will be using this palette a fair amount, I think I’ve figured out the best way for me to get the most of each shade now and there are a lot of great shades amongst the duds. I don’t know how anyone could NOT love the copper shade!! It’s so beautiful!!

      Thank you so much for reading and your thoughtful comments! xx

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  3. Loved your review! I also reviewed this palette quite a few months ago and did 6 looks with it. While doing that, I got to play with quite a few of the colours and I didn’t have a lot of problems with how they applied. Yes, the shimmers/metallics are definitely helped along with a wet brush. A few of the shades are a bit weird, like the darker shimmery ones. But overall I think they perform better than they swatch. I also LOVE Honeymoon and Hot and Bothered! I love making looks with those, and I also find it hard to stop myself from reaching for them every single time.

    If you are at all curious about my review and the looks I did, the link is below:
    https://supernovabeautyblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/20/too-faced-natural-love-more-than-just-natural/

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    1. Thanks for reading Nova! And thanks for linking your review, I was about to go search it on your blog. 🙂 Though I had problems with a few shades most of them are buildable and like you said wear better than they swatch. I’m so jealous that you were able to make honeymoon work for you!! When I swatched it it looked really pretty on my arm, but I can never get it to show up on my eye. I’m glad you like Hot and Bothered too, it’s such a pretty shade 🙂

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