The $36 Too Faced Country Nashville Nudes Eye Shadow Collection Palette Has Such a Cool Swagger

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Too Faced Country Palette

That, little darlin’, is the new Country Nashville Nudes Eye Shadow Palette by Too Faced Cosmetics on my eyes, yee-haw!

Giddyup, girl! Let’s get a move on! Go grab your cutest dress, and I’ll get your boots, because we’re double-dating in Music City tonight!

Well, I mean, figuratively… Not in the literal sense, although I wish, right?! I’m referring to the new Country Nashville Nudes Eye Shadow Collection ($36) of nine powder shadows by Too Faced Cosmetics, the brand’s latest palette for fall.



This one’s all about country charm and the glamour of Nashville.

Too Faced Country Palette

A little bit country…

Versatile, like a country song that crosses over into the pop genre

It’s a versatile mix of beige, gold and pinky nudes peppered with deeper blues, purples, brown and gray — mostly in neutral and cooler color temps — but not so cool that warmer-toned vixens won’t also be able to wear it.

Too Faced Country Palette swatches from the left: Cowboy Take Me Away (a matte neutral peach), Y'All (a neutral gold) and Dolly (a cool satin plummy brown)

Swatches from the left: Cowboy Take Me Away (a matte neutral peach), Y’All (a neutral gold) and Dolly (a cool satin plummy brown)

Eight of the nine shadows contain varying levels of shimmer and glitter, while the other shade, a sheer, cool-toned peachy matte, adds a touch of contrast.

Too Faced Country Palette swatches: Famous in a Small Town (a frosty white beige), Paper roses (a shimmery golden peachy coral) and Rhinestone (a dark purple with glitter)

Famous in a Small Town (a frosty white beige), Paper roses (a shimmery golden peachy coral) and Rhinestone (a dark purple with glitter)

Compared to Rock ‘n’ Roll, its counterpart palette also released this fall, Country seems sweeter and more delicate to me — perfect for everyday glam (see: wearing wedding makeup on a random Wednesday).

Too Faced Country Palette swatches: All American Girl (a cool frosty silver), Nashville (a shimmery cool purplish taupe) and Bluebird (a shimmery navy blue with glitter)

All American Girl (a cool frosty silver), Nashville (a shimmery cool purplish taupe) and Bluebird (a shimmery navy blue with glitter)

Like a soft country song

Too Faced Country Palette

Wearing Chanel Joues Constraste in Rose Dust (limited edition, discontinued; it’s basically a cool rosy matte pink) on my cheeks and Too Faced Perfect Lips Lip Liner in Perfect Pink topped with Dolce & Gabbana Lipstick in Petal on my lips

The nude shades here have a subtlety about them, and even with the darker blues, purples and brown, there’s nothing too hard-edged about this palette. The colors shouldn’t appear overly harsh, not even on the lightest lasses. That said, I think Country will rock hard on cooler toned cowgirls with light and medium skin tones.

Too cool for school, but not too cool

Perfect Pink

That’s purply taupe Nashville on my lids, matte peach Cowboy Take Me Away on my brow bones and inner corners, Bluebird on my upper lash lines and Dolly on my lower lash lines

Even though I gravitate toward warmer shades, in general, like bronzes, khakis and golds, I still like this palette a lot, since the cooler tones aren’t outrageously cold.

Fine lines say what now?

Too Faced Country Palette

Additional eye makeup work in this look: Urban Decay Perversion Mascara, MAC Smolder Eye Kohl and Dolce & Gabbana Brow Pencil

Don’t fret if you tend to shy away from shimmers, because these don’t emphasize my fine lines (huzzah!).

Too Faced handles shimmer in such a classy way. They turn it up a tad more than Chanel but keep it less flashy than Urban Decay, if that makes any sense.

When I buff these shadows on my lids with a domed or tapered brush, they have a very flattering effect — glowing and super pretty — especially in daytime eye looks.

What’s the word on wear time?

The new Too Faced Smitten Kitten fall 2014 collection

The new Too Faced Smitten Kitten fall 2014 collection

I wore this yesterday to run errands, which, mind you, isn’t as tough a test as a Texas rodeo in the middle of summer or six hours of line dancing (I wish! Line dancing is so much fun!), but eight hours later, the shadows still looked great. There was some minimal fading in the crease, but nothing too noticeable.

I started by prepping my lids with my trusty NARS Smudge Proof Eye Shadow Base, then buffed grayish taupe Nashville on my lids, lined my upper lash line with a black pencil liner and smudged dark blue Bluebird on top.

Then, with a tapered brush, I swept matte peach Cowboy Take Me Away on my brow bone and in the inner corner to soften out the edges.

Rating: G+, as in Good!

Too Faced Rock N Roll Rock Candy Eye Shadow Collection on the left and Country Nashville Nudes Eye Shadow Collection on the right ($36 each)

Too Faced Rock N Roll Rock Candy Eye Shadow Collection on the left and Country Nashville Nudes Eye Shadow Collection on the right ($36 each)

What a good palette. Great wear time with flattering, fun colors, especially for $36. I do kind of wish there were more mattes in the mix, but you know me. I love mattes in the crease. :)

Overall, though, I think you get a lot of versatility with the nudes, and the purple and blue shades keep the palette from being too basic or blah.

You can find Country and the rest of the Smitten Kitten fall 2014 collection now exclusively at Ulta stores and online.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Izzie says:

    Nashville is such a beautiful color on the skin! Would have never guessed from just looking at it in the pan.
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  2. Katherine M says:

    Wow, I really love this palette! I may have to pick it up with some of the gift card money I have leftover. I love the colors and I love the names of the shadows. You look amazing, as always! Your eyes always look incredible.

  3. Such gorgeous names are given to these prettyy eye shadows.. lovedit.. I am not into such cool-toned eye shadows but the blues in the palette looks so amazing..I want the whole collection :D
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  4. fancie says:

    I love the lip color! The palette looks really pretty too!
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  5. Sylirael says:

    I really, really love the colours in this palette! I might have to see if I can get my hands on one…

    These shadows look especially gorgeous on your skin, I think, partly because of the contrast in undertone!
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  6. Laarni says:

    WOW. The colors really brighten up your whole face!
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  7. I love reading your posts. They’re always so creative! You always find new ways to make reviews different and fun. This palette is so pretty. I’ve been dying to get my hands on it! May not be patient enough to wait for it to hit stores!!

  8. Ashleigh says:

    Most of the Too Faced palettes manage to get my pulse a-fluttering, but this one has been wooing me hardcore since I first saw it. It has definitely soared to the top of my purchase list!

  9. Divya says:

    The lip combo here is what stole my attention! I am coming for you D&G!! :D
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  10. Agata says:

    I absolutely love this palette, the colors look so versatile and yet not boring. I am very tempted not to buy it.
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  11. Erin says:

    Honestly, this looks like the perfect palette for me. Slightly cool with some slightly warmer shades that mix well together. I’m seriously considering it. Nashville is AMAZEBALLS.
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  12. Tangie says:

    I need swatches of those lip balms..

  13. Rachel P. says:

    I am dying over the cute names/colors here. Mostly the names and packaging. I swear those will get me every time (I still giggle every time I open my Boudoir Eyes palette to use, so maybe there are positive psychological effects to cute packaging, idk! :D ). Those blue-violet colors look great on you btw!

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