Too Faced – Eye Shadow Collection (Natural at Night)

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Online Description:

Introducing a sultry, nighttime eye shadow collection from TOO FACED Cosmetics. Intensify your evening makeup with this array of seductive, warm shadows that will take your look from sundown to a night-on-the-town. These nine tempting shadows in a variety of highly-blendable matte, shimmer, and glitter textures add instant after-hours glamour to any natural look.

A collection of 9 tempting eyeshadows ranging from matte, shimmers, and glitter textures that make up a perfect palette to add instant afterhours glamour to any natural look. This palette contains pigment-rich, high performing shadows that offer an essential range of hues and textures from velvety mattes to silky shimmers. Comes with 3 Glamour Guides, Too Faced signature how-to lesson cards that offer step-by-step application instructions for creating sexy natural eyes in minutes.

My Thoughts:

I can’t remember is this was the first Too Faced palette I ever owned or the Natural Eye, but either way, I love them both! If you’ve read my reviews on the other palettes I have that are similar to this, you’ll know I’m a huge fan of them not only because of the versatility of the colors, but by how well they wear and their travel-friendly size. Just like the other palettes like this one (Summer, Natural, Natural Matte, Boidoir, etc.) these shadows contain no scent, unlike the company’s more notorious palettes like the Chocolate Bars and Peach palettes.

I’m probably one of the biggest advocates for more neutral-colored palettes and that’s why this is one of my favorite palettes to reach for when it comes to the perfect nighttime look. It’s already been said that this palette isn’t original in the sense that there are tons of palettes out there with similar colors, but I love it just the same. Pretty much most of my palettes have similar colors, but it doesn’t hurt to have more colors within the same color scheme especially since the most commonly requested look from makeup clients is a natural look.

Packaging:                                                ★★★★/5

It was unfortunate that this didn’t contain a mirror, considering this makes such an ideal product for travel, but that doesn’t mean all hope is lost. The strength of the magnet is pretty impressive and I’ve never had that heart-shattering moment when you pick up a palette after you’ve dropped it to find it the shadows broken. The cardboard material feels cheaply made, but it’s remained sturdy the entire time I’ve owned it.

The how-to guides are always a bonus for me because they save me time and stress on days I’m running late or I’m not feeling creative and inspired. They’re also a great starting point for those who are just starting to practice with makeup before they get comfortable with creating looks on their own. The thickness of the palette does seem a bit excessive because the pans aren’t that deep so it doesn’t seem sensible to waste the extra space and material.

I love that the Spotlight color was one of the larger eyeshadows because that’s my most-used color. The gold, reflective lettering adds an elegant, yet simple touch to the overall design & I’ve always been a fan of the classy calligraphy used in Too Faced packaging.

Performance/Wear:                               ★★★★★/5

For those of you who’ve read my reviews on Too Faced eyeshadow palettes, you know I’m a huge advocate for them, except for the fact that they don’t sell individual eyeshadows to replace colors when they’ve hit pan in the palettes. All the colors apply easily and quickly with their buttery texture, regardless of their textures. The chunkier, glitter formulas do have fallout issues, but they blend just as gently as the shimmer and matte colors.

Most of the colors are multi-purpose, but no matter how they’re used, they don’t enhance dryness or fine lines. The pigments hold up when applied both wet and dry, and no matter what tool is used to apply them. I do love that the glitter-shimmer colors apply well with brushes, unlike the Huda Beauty palette glitter-shimmer colors. I’ve had many nights where I came home too drunk to master the energy to wash my face before bed, something I’m not proud of, and yet these colors didn’t budge no matter how much I tossed and turned when I slept. Maybe that’s partially due to the integrity of the eyeshadow primer used in the process of application.

With or without primer, these eyeshadows don’t crease, whether they’re used on my eyes or the rest of my face. When the time comes that colors from this palette run out, it gives me piece of mind knowing that dupes from other luxury brands work well with the colors in this palette. Also, a common issue with eyeshadows that have chunky textures like some of the colors in this palette is that the eyeshadows flake off throughout the day, but fear not, because once these are blended and sprayed down with setting spray, they don’t budge.

Since the company doesn’t offer individual eyeshadows, I will list dupes I found from other brands if I find some.

Night: Full Moon, Nightcap, Cocoa Star

Swatches on paper, dry, and wet

Full Moon:

  • Shimmer with glitter
  • Champagne color
  • This has EXTREME shimmer to it and with its chunky texture from the glitter, there is a bit of a fallout issue
  • Looks similar to Nightcap, with glitter
  • Can double as a face luminizer
  • Not sheer
  • Looks like Metal from Anastasia Beverly Hills’ eyeshadow collection
  • Looks like D-552 from Make Up For Ever’s eyeshadow collection
  • Looks like Faux Fur Jacket from Sephora’s Colorful Eyeshadow collection

Full Moon

Nightcap:

  • Shimmer (barely noticeable)
  • Milk chocolate color
  • My go-to transition color from this palette making it the 2nd most used color
  • Can double as a bronzer
  • Can double as a brow powder
  • Looks like Full Moon, without glitter
  • Line upper lash line to give a denser look to lash line
  • Looks like Belize from Anastasia Beverly Hills’ eyeshadow collection
  • Looks like S-632 from Make Up For Ever’s eyeshadow collection
  • Looks like Smog from Urban Decay’s eyeshadow collection

Nightcap

Cocoa Star:

  • Matte
  • Rich chocolate color
  • Can double as a bronzer
  • Can double as a brow powder
  • Line upper lash line to create a denser lash line
  • I add this to my crease and out lid to create a more intense and dramatic eye look
  • Use to set liquid eyeliner
  • Looks like Fudge from Anastasia Beverly Hills’ eyeshadow collection
  • Looks like M-619 from Make Up For Ever’s eyeshadow collection

Cocoa Star

Classic: Night Light, After Hours, Eclipse

Swatches on paper, dry, and wet

Night Light:

  • Shimmer with glitter
  • Pinkish nude color
  • With its chunky texture from the glitter, this causes a fallout issue
  • Looks similar to After Hours, but with glitter
  • Can double as a face luminizer
  • Looks like Pink Champagne from Anastasia Beverly Hills’ eyeshadow collection
  • Looks like D-562 from Make Up For Ever’s eyeshadow collection
  • Looks like Chopper from Urban Decay’s eyeshadow collection

Night Light

After Hours:

  • Shimmer
  • Nude brown pantyhose color
  • Looks similar to Night Light, but without the glitter texture
  • Most-used lid color
  • Looks like I-538 from Make Up For Ever’s eyeshadow collection
  • Looks like Swell from Sephora’s Colorful Eyeshadow collection
  • Looks like YDK from Urban Decay’s eyeshadow collection

After Hours

Eclipse:

  • Shimmer
  • Dark cabernet color
  • Enhances green and hazel eyes
  • Line upper lash line to create a denser look to lashes
  • Great for setting liquid eyeliner and adding a hint of shimmer
  • Looks like Plum Smoke from Anastasia Beverly Hills’ eyeshadow collection
  • Looks like S-606 from Make Up For Ever’s eyeshadow collection
  • Looks like Thunderbird from Urban Decay’s eyeshadow collection

Eclipse

Fashion: Spotlight, Moon Stone, Night Fever

Swatches on paper, dry, and wet

Spotlight:

  • Matte
  • Ivory color
  • Most used color in this palette because I use it to set my eyeshadow primer
  • Can be used to set under eye area because the yellow cancels out purple tones
  • Looks like Blanc from Anastasia Beverly Hills’ eyeshadow collection
  • Looks like Foxy from Urban Decay’s eyeshadow collection

Spotlight

Moonstone:

  • Shimmer
  • Dark brownish green color
  • Enhances green and hazel eyes
  • Great for setting liquid eyeliner for added shimmer
  • Line upper lashes to create a denser look to lash line
  • Looks like Chiffon from Anastasia Beverly Hills’ eyeshadow collection

Moon Stone

Night Fever:

  • Shimmer with gold micro-glitter
  • Dark brown (almost black) color
  • Great for setting black or brown liquid eyeliner
  • The micro-glitter creates a bit of fallout
  • Looks like Truffle Glitter from Anastasia Beverly Hills’ eyeshadow collection
  • Line upper lash line to create a denser look to lashes
  • Looks like M-510 from Make Up For Ever’s eyeshadow collection

Night Fever

Price:                                                          ★★★★★/5

As much as I am annoyed that Too Faced doesn’t sell individual eyeshadows to replace colors that run out, it doesn’t hinder the fact that I love all the benefits of their eyeshadows. Most of the color pans may not be very large, but since the colors are so pigmented and I only need a little for each application, the small pans still last me quite some time. Compared to drugstore brands, yes, this is quite pricey, but keep in mind that they quality of the product you put on your face is way more than the quantity you can get for each product. In the end, it’s much more sensible to use products that are better for your skin and cost more than products that aren’t as good for your skin, than saving money now and spending a fortune on repairative measures once the damage is already done.

Pros:

  • Great pigment payoff
  • Easy and gentle blend-ability
  • Doesn’t crease
  • Doesn’t fade
  • Easy to wash off
  • No scent
  • Sturdy packaging
  • How-to guides
  • Travel-friendly packaging
  • Multi-purpose

Cons:

  • Can’t replace exact colors from Too Faced once the pan is empty
  • Fallout

Texture:                                       Pressed powders

Scent:                                           None

Recommend?                             Yes

Repurchase?                               I would, but it’s discontinued

Retail:                                           $36.00

Size:                                              3 x 0.21 oz., 6 x 0.18 oz.

I’d love to hear about your experience with this in the comments!! 😊

2 Comments on “Too Faced – Eye Shadow Collection (Natural at Night)

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