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 that I may have screeched out loud!
Too Faced Natural Love Palette Review
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 23 shimmer, metallic and glitter finishes.
The Too Faced Natural Love Palette uses thin but sturdy cardboard packaging. The nature inspired design consists of tree leaves, roses and a cute little bunny. The script Too Faced and Natural Love 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. I love the giant sized mirror, and I love that it folds all the way around. It’s really convenient to use and because the packaging is cardboard it’s not heavy or awkward to hold.
There’s lot going on in the Too Faced 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. Many shades are similar, especially within the brown tones. I would have liked to see a few more pops of colour. Out of the pops of colour that you get in this palette I found that Honeymoon didn’t show up on my eyes and Bunny Nose & Kittens blended away to nothing. Hot & Bothered is one of the only striking colourful shades.
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 setting spray. Some shades don’t apply well unless I use my fingers. On the other hand other shades are marvellously pigmented and apply incredibly well regardless of how you use them.
Some eyeshadows blend well, some blend away into nothing and a couple shades don’t blend at all for me. The glitter shades also have quite a bit of fallout. Honestly the palette was very inconsistent in terms of quality. Some shades are a dream to work with and others have me throwing up my hands in frustration!
Too Faced Natural Love Palette
Heaven is a highly pigmented beige matte that I like using to set my eye primer. This is the only shade in the Too Faced Natural Love Palette that I’ve hit pan on.
Fairy Tale is a gold glitter shade. This shade is chunky and needs a setting spray, or else the glitter falls off the eye.
Nudie is a buttery tan matte which is also in the Too Faced Natural Eyes palette. It’s a great shade for the transition area, I’m very close to hitting pan on it.
Tickle Me is a pretty golden-tan shimmer, and Don’t Settle is a medium golden brown shimmer. Both apply well with a dry brush.
Fingers Crossed has a is a matte base with added glitter. I don’t use it much as it has a tendency to be patchy.
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. There is also a highlighter with the same name in the Too Faced Natural Face Palette.
Push-Up is a golden brown shimmer. It’s gorgeous but very similar to Tickle Me in the first row.
Honey Pot is a gold metallic/shimmer. It applies well dry but for extra colour pay off I like to apply it wet.
Chocolate Martini is one of my favourite shades in the palette. It’s the brown shade on the bottom of my swatches. It’s absolutely gorgeous in the outer corners of my eyes paired with Nudie as a transition!
Undercover is a dark purple-brown with tiny flecks of glitter. It’s a pretty shade and blends out easily.
Pink Cheeks is almost matte, with a tiny bit of shimmer. It’s chalky and doesn’t show up well on my skin.
Kittens and Bunny Nose are both very pretty when swatched but they both blends away to nothing. I need to apply them both as a last step and just press them where I want them, otherwise they disappear.
Moonbeam is gorgeous! It applies well dry, but I like using a wet brush to intensify the silver.
Love Bug is a gorgeous shimmery purple on the eye. I love pairing it with the shade Undercover in the outer corners of my eyes.
Smokin’ is a shimmery grey. It applies well with a wet or dry brush.
Poodle isn’t quite a satin but it’s not quite a matte either. It has a tiny amount of shimmer. It’s quite pigmented but I don’t really find that it works well with the other shades in the palette or with my skin tone so I avoid it.
Cutie Patootie is pigmented and applies well with a brush. It’s similar to Tickle Me from the first row and Push Up in the second, but it pulls pink instead of brown.
Dear Diary & Coffee Date both see a lot of love from me. Coffee Date is especially pretty with a coppery undertone.
Spoiled is a purple-brown with a gold sheen. This shade took several swipes of a brush to swatch properly, but it applies well on the eyes. Night Fever is a beautiful dark mocha shimmer!
Spotlight & Honey Butter are buttery & smooth mattes. Spotlight has a yellow undertone that I find creates a lot of interesting contrast on my eyes. Honey Butter is great in the crease, it makes a good 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 STUNNING. I have to stop myself from reaching for it because I always want to do the same look with it all the time. I love it all over my eyelids.
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. I tend to use it as softer eyeliner when I reach for it.
Stiletto is extremely patchy and I never use it.
Too Faced Natural Love Palette Makeup Looks
Look #1: Hot & Bothered
As you can see I love the shade Hot & Bothered all over my eyelids. I especially loved it when I had more chocolate brown & copper undertones in my hair. These days my hair is much more fluorescent carrot-hued than copper.
Look #2: My Everyday Go To
My second look is one that I wear all the time. In my crease I used the shade Nudie, and I deepened the crease with the shade Chocolate Martini. To add depth I blended a small amount of Makeup & Chill into the outer corners of my eyes. If I’m hanging out around home I’ll usually apply Nudie all over my eyelids too, but since I was heading out I wanted a little bit of shimmer. On the outer 1/3 of my eyes I applied Tickle Me and followed up with Cutie Patootie all over the rest of my eyelids.
Despite the large size of the Too Faced Natural Love Palette I don’t really see it as an everyday essential. There are some shades that are absolutely gorgeous and I reach for often, but on the whole I don’t reach for many of these shades consistently. I think the Too Faced Natural Love Palette could be whittled down from 30 to 15 shades easily and I would use it about the same amount.
If you look at my swatches there are a few unique eyeshadow shades but on the whole many of the lighter shimmer shades are so similar that it’s hard to create depth or dimension in your eye looks. You also don’t really get many fun pops of colour to play with as the colour story is toned down to neutrals and a few purples.
My favourite shades in the palette are Heaven, Nudie, Chocolate Martini, Moonbeam & Honey Pot. This palette is no longer available but I think you would be better off picking up the Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette. It has nicer packaging, two of my favourite shades from this palette and several that are similar to those favourites. Or you could go with my favourite neutral palette of all time, The ColourPop Brown Sugar Palette!
What’s your favourite natural eye shadow palette?
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