Review: Too Faced Natural Matte Eye Palette

Even though this has been talked about to death already, I thought I'd do another one of my post-hype reviews on the Too Faced Natural Matte Eyeshadow Palette. This was also my first time trying Too Faced eyeshadows. Actually it's my first Too Faced product at all besides their eyeshadow primer and, spoiler alert; it's definitely not going to be my last.

During a short visit to Gothenburg in July i accidentally ended up at the opening of a brand new Sephora store. We don't have Sephora in Norway, so each time I end up in one I think that itself is a great excuse to pick up a few things from brands I can't get at home. Surprisingly Too Faced has yet to launch in the Norwegian market, and with everybody always talking about the eyeshadow palettes I wanted to try one of them myself. I was tempted to get one of the Chocolate Bar's, but ended up getting the (then) quite new Natural Matte palette as the colours were a nice mix of super wearable, but also more interesting matte shades that I definitely didn't already have.

The palette is a nice sturdy metallic case that snaps shut. I much prefer this to Too Faced's older bulky cardboard packaging, which was one of the reasons I never ended up buying any of their palettes before. The size of the palette is now quite sleek, thin and compact. There's no space wasted on crappy brushes etc. which seems to be an overall sweeping trend for most makeup brands, and one I definitely am happy to see as I never use any of them anyway.

The eyeshadows are of course all matte and there's a nice range of colours. You have the typical brown shades, but also some more original shades of purple, red and orange. I definitely don't have that many different coloured mattes and so have found this to be a really nice addition to my collection, where most of my "fun colours" are usually shimmery. The shadows are all pretty warm, so if you find cool-toned shadows suit you better, then I'd probably skip this.

The shadows themselves are really good quality. They are a bit powdery as I dip my brush in, but as long as I make sure to tap it off I haven't had any problems with fallout. They also blend so nicely and are a bit buildable, not super. Not a problem though, as there's a nice range of deeper mattes in the palette, so if you really want to add some intensity just in the crease you can always just add a deeper shade. This works really well as they blend into each other very well without them blending into each other too much and becoming just one eyeshadow, like so many mattes can tend to do.

Lasting power is good, nothing more or less than my other eyeshadows. I also have to say I'm impressed by how long the shadows themselves are lasting. I've been using Strapless a lot, almost every week at least once since getting it. There's still barely a dip. I've been looking around for a dupe of it as I don't want to buy the whole palette again once it's out, but really don't want to be without it, but by the looks of things, it will be years before that will ever become a problem.

Overall a really great palette. I've been reaching for it almost constantly and really have to make myself use other things most of the time. Unless you have every matte colour in the world already I think this will be a very nice addition to any collection. The shadows perform really well, the colours are super wearable and ones you can use everyday, but still a bit more exciting than just different shades of brown. It's also not all that expensive, relatively speaking. I couldn't be more happy with it and I am now super tempted to buy more Too Faced eyeshadow palettes, I definitely have my eye on the new Peanut Butter & Jelly palette!

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