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 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.

Too Faced Natural Love Palette Review | Packaging

Packaging

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.

Too Faced Natural Love Eyeshadow Palette Review | Colour Story

Colour Story

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.

Too Faced Natural Love Palette Review | Pigmentation

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 Swatches | Rows 1 & 2

Too Faced Natural Love Palette
Swatches

First Row

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.

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. 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.

Too Faced Natural Love Palette Swatches Rows 3 & 4

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 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.

Fourth Row:

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!

Too Faced Natural Love Palette Swatches Row 5

Fifth Row: 

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.

Rogue Hair

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.

In Conclusion

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 HeavenNudie, 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!

Too Faced Natural Love Review

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18 Comments

  1. January 20, 2019 / 1:14 pm

    I love the way you did your swatches! It seems like a gorgeous pallet, but with the over saturation on the market these days for neutral pallets, this one just didn’t ring my bell. Also the fact that there were inconsistencies makes me stay away from the pallet… Great review! xoxo Sarah

    • AlwaysCleia
      Author
      January 21, 2019 / 11:54 pm

      Thank you! I totally agree, this palette isn’t anything special. I use it because I have it but I wouldn’t recommend it if it was still available. Thanks for reading! x

  2. January 12, 2018 / 4:47 am

    Looks so beautiful! It is a shame about the product not being up to scratch! I’ve just recently gotten the Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes eye-shadow palette and I think that one is wicked! xxx

    • January 12, 2018 / 12:48 pm

      I still use this palette but there are shades I won’t use due to the formula 🙁
      Yes the Peachy Matte palette is awesome!!!

  3. December 13, 2017 / 1:26 am

    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/

    • December 13, 2017 / 1:32 am

      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 🙂

  4. December 12, 2017 / 12:06 pm

    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 🙂

    • December 13, 2017 / 1:04 am

      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

  5. December 12, 2017 / 10:46 am

    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!

    • December 13, 2017 / 12:41 am

      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

      • December 13, 2017 / 12:31 pm

        Yeah, there’s so many shades to choose from. I wouldn’t even know where to begin! I struggle with larger palettes but I may look up some YouTube tutorials for this one!

        • December 13, 2017 / 1:17 pm

          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 😅

          • December 14, 2017 / 3:54 pm

            I didn’t even look at the look book so maybe I should! XD I’m going to check out her review when I decide to play around with it!

  6. December 12, 2017 / 10:17 am

    Great review!! This palette looks amazing, too bad that some shades don’t work out well :/

    • December 13, 2017 / 12:21 am

      Thank you! The packaging is so beautiful, I wish that the shades were more consistent in quality but there are some great ones!

  7. December 12, 2017 / 9:41 am

    this looks absolutely gorgeous! I wish it had a few more shades for a no-makeup look. & that coppery eye look came out amazing, love that you included some makeup looks with your review 🙌🏻

    • December 13, 2017 / 12:27 am

      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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