I bet the cat ladies out there will feel me on this! There’s a shade in the $59 Too Faced Natural Love Palette called Kittens.
There are 30 shades in this palette, which is designed for natural eye looks, but yes, of course, Kittens was the first one I got on my lids. 🙂
Natural Love is a “new” $59 limited edition palette coming out March 9th, and I say “new” in air quotes because 13 of the colors are cherry-picked re-promotes from previously released Too Faced Natural Eyes Palettes, while the other 17 are new.
It’s mostly neutrals, with some not-too-crazy purple, pink and coral sprinkled in for good measure.
This is such a fun palette, despite a preponderance of neutrals and nudes, partly due to the inclusion of so many fun, shimmery colors, like Kittens, which is a purplish gold duochrome.
When I apply it with a wet brush, which is what I did on my lids here, it lights up my face, but it doesn’t look intensely frosty or metallic. The duo chrome effect gives it a subtle golden flash that looks very high end.
Not a fan of the fallout…
Sadly, I’ve had some trubs with the nude mattes. There are things I love about them, like how they seamlessly flow into each other to create super smooth transitions, and there’s practically no danger of going into harsh line territory, but they’d benefit from more pigment. I have to do A LOT of layering with them, and the formula isn’t ideal for that. It’s kinda fluffy, and the powders tend to hop out of the pan when a brush touches them.
Basically, I end up with a lot of fallout.
The final verdict
I can’t knock this palette too hard because of how practical and useful it is for everyday looks, but it’s not altogether original. There are other neutral palettes out there with similar shades that don’t require as much layering or cleanup (ahem, NARS Loaded).
I think this one would be a good fit, though, for a Too Faced newcomer looking for an introduction to the brand’s shadows who also doesn’t mind having to do some cleanup.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Good morning and happy Tuesday. I’m sitting here drinking coffee out of my cat mug, watching the sun rise and listening to the birds singing. It’s going to be a great day!