These Neutrals Are Flexible: Meditations on Makeup With the $36 Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette

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Too Faced Natural Eyes Neutral Eyeshadow Collection

Wearing the new Too Faced Natural Eyes Neutral Eyeshadow Collection ($36), available now at Too Faced counters and

Welcome! Come on in, everyone! I’m so happy to see your lovely faces this evening. Don’t be shy; we’re all friends here. Just go ahead and grab a spot on the floor — you know, stake your claim — and roll out your yoga mat. We’ll get going in a minute.

Tabs the cat: kitty supermodel, entrepreneur, yoga practitioner

For those of you new to the Makeup Meditation series here at Tabs the Cat Yoga Center (tagline: “You won’t find any downward dogs here”), don’t be nervous. This class is for all skill levels. I promise, you’ll do fine.


OK, let’s get started…

First, I want you to quiet your mind…


Now let’s get into a cross-legged position, and place today’s Makeup Meditation totem, the new Too Faced Natural Eyes Neutral Eye Shadow Collection Palette, in front of you on the floor.

Too Faced Natural Eyes Neutral Eye Shadow Collection


Take a deeeeeeeep breath in, now exhale slowly. OMMMMMMMM…


Extend your arms out to your sides — hold it, hold it, hold it. Now slowly reach forward, taking your Natural Eyes Palette up in your hands, and open it. Fix your gaze upon the nine pans of powder eyeshadow inside.

Let a sense of calm wash over you, and focus your every thought on its mix of matte and shimmery finishes.


Notice the beige, brown, taupe, gold and peach shades. See how they’re laid out horizontally for day, classic and fashion looks?

Too Faced Natural Eyes

Natural Eyes Neutral Eye Shadow Collection, $36

Take another deep breath, and as you exhale slowly, open your makeup-loving third eye, and visualize the limitless number of neutral looks you’ll be able to do. Allow your mind to transcend to a higher makeup mental plane. Consider that all nine of these shadows pack potent pigments while exhibiting an infinitesimal amount of fallout.

Picture yourself contouring and lining your eyes with the matte shades (beige Heaven, grayish brown Cashmere Bunny, dark brown Sexpresso and golden brown Nudie).

Now, see the shimmery shades (peachy beige Silk Teddy, golden tan Push-Up, dark brown Erotica, golden Honey Pot and reddish brown Chocolate Martini) glimmering on your lids…

Can you see the glitter?

That’s good. There’s just enough to make a statement, but not so much that you couldn’t wear the palette to the office.

Too Faced Natural Eyes Swatches from the left: Heaven, Cashmere Bunny and Sexspresso

Natural Eyes Swatches from the left: Heaven, Cashmere Bunny and Sexspresso

Too Faced Natural Eyes Swatches from the left: Silk Teddy, Push-Up and Erotica

Too Faced Natural Eyes swatches from the left: Silk Teddy, Push-Up and Erotica

Too Faced Natural Eyes Swatches from the left: Nude, Honey Pot and Chocolate Martini

Swatches from the left: Nude, Honey Pot and Chocolate Martini

Let’s pause here for a moment. Inhale, exhale. Inhale, exhale…



Further meditations on the new Too Faced Natural Eye Palette

  • An update on the original Natural Eye Collection Palette, this one trades the cardboard packaging for a sturdier travel-friendly tin.

    Too Faced also swapped out three of the old shades (matte light grayish brown Velvet Revolver, shimmery peach Nude Beach and shimmery golden brown Cocoa Puff) for three new ones (dark matte gray brown Cashmere Bunny, matte golden brown Nude and shimmery golden reddish brown Chocolate Martini), which I feel are more practical for daily wear.

  • Although the O.G. kit was already wearable, I think this new one’s even more so. The shadows cling to lids like Cat Woman’s costume clings to her curves, meow! Plus, the addition of Nude, the extra matte shade, opens up the palette to a wider audience of neutral lovers, ’cause let’s face it — not everyone’s gonna want to wear shimmers 24/7.
  • If you find Urban Decay’s Naked Palette intriguing, yet intimidating, this could be a great alternative. Having the shadows pre-arranged by look takes the guesswork (and thought) out of choosing complementary shades that work well together.

Alright! That just about does it for today’s class. Thank you so much for attending. You did a great job. I hope you were able to relax for a while and unwind.

If you can stick around for a minute, grab one of the freshly juiced catnip grass shots in the lobby! ๐Ÿ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Rhea says:

    Totally digging this new Too Faced pallete, perfect ratio of matte to shimmers. Much better than the previous one you posted about although those colors are really fun but it’d be hard to create a full look with only shimmers.;)
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  2. Gowthami says:

    I love these neutral shades! :)so wearable..
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  3. krutika says:

    Omg, this palette looks gorgeous? Are the three larger ones eyeshadows as well?? I just bought the Tarte summer collection today, haha but now have to debate ://

  4. Tashy says:

    Sexy!!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!

  5. Lulle says:

    I was wondering if it was just a repromote of the previous Natural eye palette, thanks for the details. It’s a nice selection of warm neutrals and I like the packaging upgrade!
    Whenever I take my yoga mat out, my cat HAS to roll on it. Or be on it. And he won’t move away to let me do my yoga flow!!
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    • Karen says:

      Hi Lulle,

      You’re welcome! Glad you found the details useful.

      You know what Tabs likes to do? He always, ALWAYS, plops his body on my mat whenever I’m in downward dog. He thinks it’s an invitation to hang out, LOL!

      Happy Wednesday. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. It’s a beautiful palette.
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  7. hanna says:

    I love those swatches.
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  8. Marissa says:

    Hmm, I’m intrigued. The original palette seems to surprisingly have become my most used palette of all time, and I’m glad they swapped out Nude Beach, but I wish they hadn’t swapped out Velvet Revolver, my most used and most useful eyeshadow of all time. That color was perfect for both my crease and eyebrows. I would have liked them to swap out Silk Teddy instead, bc IMO that color is just too frosty, there’s no way you ever need that much of it.

    That being said, love the new mirror here and love that this looks thinner than the original, which is bulky.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Marissa,

      I end up using it in the inner corner. I tried it all over my lids once and was like WHOA. If you like Velvet Revolver check out MAC Copperplate. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Sylirael says:

    This looks like a really lovely little palette ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m all set for neutrals at the moment with my Naked 2 palette and my MATTEnificent one, but some of these shades really are beautiful!
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  10. Judith says:

    I love pinkish neutral, this is gorgeous!

  11. Danielle says:

    Love this! And I prefer the tins over the boxes Too Faced used to use for their palettes.
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  12. Fran says:

    I love the look you did with this Karen. It’s been calling my name ever since I swatched this palette at my local Ulta and saw how the shadows are so beautiful and silky-smooth. It’s calling out to me even more insistently since you say there’s no fallout. I wish I actually *needed* more neutral eyeshadows, lol…

    • Karen says:

      Hi Fran,

      Yeah! I always tap off my brush first with TF eyeshadows…it makes a huge difference! ๐Ÿ™‚ Oooh, did you get anything from Ulta?

  13. Alison M says:

    I’m so glad there is such minimal fall-out! The reason I’ve shied away from TF eyeshadows in the past is because I’d wind up with glitter all over my cheeks within an hour. I’ve officially got my eye on this palette. Neutrals. Ommmmm.
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  14. musical says:

    Few things:

    1. My nephew is so adorable AND handsome! <3

    2. You give makeup models a run for their money! Pretty! <3

    3. Why didn't they name this palette Tabby Eyes?!!

    I wuvz this post! Happy Wednesday chica! xoxo

    • Karen says:

      Happy Wednesday to you too, Musical! Your nephew is kind of in diva mode right now. Apparently his morning petting session was sub-par so I’m getting tones of attitude. Plus, it’s raining so he totally blames me!

  15. Kim says:

    This actually did make me feel more relaxed. Oh, and the palette is lovely, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. kim says:

    i ordered this as soon as i saw it on The original natural eyes palette was my favorite, and this one replaced the on 2 shades i never used (velvet revolver and nude beach) with great new shades. i also like the new packaging as it is much slimmer. i much prefer it to the Naked palette. The pre-made looks are perfect to start with.

  17. Deanna says:

    I am loving all of the new palettes Too Faced has released! I purchased the Chocolate Bar palette shortly after reading your review a couple of months ago, and I was so impressed with it! It is probably my second favorite neutral palette (my current favorite being the Stila In the Light palette).

    Since I have several neutral palettes already, I’ll probably pass on this one for now, but it really looks lovely!

    Also, your hair is super cute in these photos! Did you use a sea salt spray to achieve those beachy waves?

  18. Erin says:

    This whole collection is very impressive. I love the versatility of this palette!
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  19. Fancie says:

    I’m really liking these new Too Faced palettes! I feel like I need at least one lol
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  20. Cindy says:

    It’s pretty but I like some more color in my palette <3

  21. Laure says:

    If only I had more money, I’d buy this palette in a heartbeat! I’m so obsessed with natural eyeshadows. I also love that they made the packaging in tin.
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  22. Jennifer says:

    I bought their Chocolate Bar palette when it came out and I love it! I just bought the A ‘La Mode Eyes palette, so I can’t justify another purchase right now. I love how you wrote this review!

  23. Amy G says:

    I think you just convinced me to buy this! Your makeup looks beautiful here. Which shadows from the palette are you wearing?

  24. Kate says:

    Hi! I was wondering if you know a good dupe (high end or drug store) for chocolate martini? the colour is gorgeous… but I can’t quite justify buying the whole palette just for that shade!!

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