Some of my favorite shadows are from Too Faced and since I love my Natural Eye palette so much, I couldn’t resist getting my hands on their latest boxed sensation, the Naked Eye. Like their other palettes, Naked Eye features 9 shadows including 4 matte shades.
Every Too Faced palette comes with handy litttle instruction cards and a cute pull out drawer which holds a double ended brush. Though I have never used these brushes (and I believe Too Faced has re-designed their newer palettes not to include them) they are convenient for those just starting out in makeup.
There is no denying that Too Faced never fails to deliver the cutest packaging, but what makes these palettes really stand out is the quailty of the shadows. They are smooth, pigmented, easy to blend and have long lasting power. Although I find the shades in this palette to be a bit more powdery than those featured in their Natural Eye, they are still some of the best I own.
Described as a “soft and sexy collection of shadows,” this palette offers a nice variety of neutral colors. The first row, labeled DAY, features a creamy white highlight and two cool toned browns. The highlight shade, In The Buff, is highly pigmented and great for blending out the crease or for wearing all over the lid for natural day looks.
The second shade, Pillow Talk, is far less pigmented and requires more building than most other shades in this palette. The color is quite unique, though it looks brown in the pan it comes off almost taupe in swatches. While this color does contain some sparkle, I didn’t notice any issues with heavy fallout.
The last shade, Like A Virgin, is a matte brown that also features taupe undertones. This color is great for darkening the crease or the outter “v” area. When I first saw this shade I instantly thought of MACs Copperplate, it’s not too intense and makes a great shadow or liner.
The second row, labeled CLASSIC, in my opinion is the best in this palette. Unlike the first row, these shadows all feature a beautiful sheen (not glittery or sparkly) making them wonderful all over lid colors. The first shade, Birthday Suit, is a soft rose gold. It has great pigmentation, but does have a powdery finish and tends to leave behind some fallout. I love this shade for the lid or the crease.
The second shade, Satin Sheets, is hands down my favorite. Even in the pan, this color looks remarkable, giving off hints of gold undertones this pink shadow has quickly become my go-to lid color.
The third shade, Unementionables, is a deep gray with sheen. This would be perfect for the outer “v”, though it is highly pigmented so a light hand is needed. Just like Birthday Suit, this shade is a little tricky to work with and is quite powdery. Be sure to tap off the excesss before applying to this the lid to prevent fallout.
The last row, labeled FASHION, features three very different shades. The first, Pink Cheeks, is beautiful in the pan but has the least pigmentation of all the shades and requires some work in order to build up the color. If you’re willing to put in the extra effort, this shadow looks beautiful swept across the lid or under the brow as a highlight.
The second shade, Lap Dance, is a pretty taupe with hints of purple. I instantly thought of MACs Satin Taupe when I swatched this, it’s absolutely beautiful and very pigmented! This can be used in the crease or all over the lid, depending on the look you’re going for.
The last shade, Stiletto, is a matte black, something every palette should feature! This shade is intense and has wonderful payoff, it’s also the least powdery. Stiletto is perfect for lining the eyes or for darkening up any look. Other than the Smokey Eye, this is the only Too Faced palette which features a black shadow and I think it really gives it an edge over the competition.
Just like their other palettes, this one definitely impressed me. The combination of these shades makes it great for day or night and the quality of the shadows are some of the best around. The final looks are soft and beautiful and at a price of just $36, I highly suggest!