I wanted to love this palette. I really wanted to love this palette. When I first saw pictures of the palette floating around on my Instagram I instantly had heart eyes. I thought the colors in this palette were gorgeous!! Gorgeous!
I was so excited by this palette I *almost* almost ordered this online before it was released in stores. I held off until it was released and I could see it and swatch it in person.
Honestly I don’t even know what I was thinking. The swatches were meh… but still I had to buy this. Once again, I kept thinking… well, maybe I can make this work. Maybe it won’t be so bad when I get it home. Why am I trying to talk myself into buying a palette just because I think the color scheme is pretty??
Even though in the back of my mind I knew this palette was going to be.. well… shit. I still bought it and was excited to try and play with it. (Yeah I’m rolling my eyes at myself too) I got this home and tried it out. Okay. So immediately this was a nightmare. I figured the lighter shades were going to be difficult to work with and show up… however, I didn’t expect the dark shades to be the same way!
I literally had to dig my brush into these colors. Yes. Dig. As I’m trying to blend in a crease color I’m looking at the mirror, looking at my brush, then back at the mirror again and looking at my eye. Where the hell was the color?? I saw nothing the first two times I went in with my brush. I had to go back in another few times to get any color…. and even then it wasn’t anything I was satisfied with.
After all of that nonsense – because it was nonsense. A $60 palette shouldn’t have that poor pigment! I’m not even talking about the light colors either, it was the light and DARK colors. To say I was disappointment is an understatement. I ended up creating a decent look, but I ended up using SO much product trying to do so. I kept going back in so many times just trying to build it up. Shameful.
This palette went back the next day. I tried out one more look before I returned it. (Cuz, you know, I was still trying to be optimistic) There was no way I was keeping a $60 palette with none to poor pigmentation. It should in no way be that hard to achieve a decent look with a palette that should be of great quality. What am I paying $60 for? Cute packaging?! Yeah. Not today.
As you know, I’ve never been a big fan of Too Faced (eyeshadow palettes) there are far more better companies and brands I love that out perform them. I stopped buying Too Faced palettes for a couple of years and I think I’m going to go back to not buying them again.
I get so sucked in by Instagram and seeing the pretty colors, packaging, and I let it cloud my judgement. I know I don’t like their palettes. I know I don’t like how they perform. I mean, some of the palettes I have from them are good. Not great. Not my favorites. I’m not going to get sucked in anymore. I’ll appreciate how cute the palettes look, how pretty the colors are, but I’m not buying anymore.
I know what I like and what I’m used to and expect when it comes from performance, pigmentation, etc and Too Faced, unfortunately, doesn’t do it for me.
I know this particular palette has a lot of mixed reviews. So many people love it. It works for them, they feel like they get great pigmentation, and great color payoff. That’s great. I’m glad they have a much better experience than I did. I wanted that! I wanted to have this palette become one of my every day palettes.
I also know a lot of people feel the same way I do about this palette.
Would I recommend this palette? For the price and quality? No. I would recommend it to beginners or girls just starting out with makeup. I think it really comes down to you and what you like. I don’t want to dig my brush into a shadow just to come out with a subpar color, ya know?
This palette is for more of a natural look. I have palettes that are geared towards natural looks, but the difference with those and this one, is the pigment is there and it’s still a “natural” look.
Basically I just feel the pigment was poor. That’s just my opinion. Just my experience with this palette.
If you have one and it’s amazing and you love it. I’m jealous! I wanted this palette because it was so gorgeous and I wanted that experience. I hope you’re enjoying it and creating beautiful looks with it!
Let me know if you bought this palette or plan to. If you have it, let me know your experience with it. I really do wish mine was better.
With that said, this will probably be the last time I review or buy another Too Faced eyeshadow palette (unless something changes and I find their shadows to be freaking amazing and highly pigmented) I still buy their blushes and my fav mascara (Size Queen) is from them. I’m not banning the whole brand. Just not buying eyeshadow lol.
I have Morphe palettes that are way better than them and they’re like, what, $22? I just feel Too Faced needs to stop putting all their money into (super cute) packaging and put that money into creating better formulas for your product.(s)
Sorry this was kinda rant (ish) I was just very disappointed with this palette.
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