Although the bloggers collective favourite eyeshadow definitely seems to include the ‘Naked’ palettes, for me it’s all about Too Faced. They may be lesser known and cause much less of a hoohah, but their eyeshadow formulations are beautiful and the colour collections to die for. I’m currently adoring the previously mentioned ‘Chocolate Bar‘ palette, but this new ‘Natural Eyes‘ mini collection is equally as lust-enducing. Containing nine eyeshadows split into three looks (including day, classic and fashion,) the collection includes great base colours, nude hues that work well to define the eye, and darker shades to line and shape. Altogether, it includes practically every nude, beige and brown shade you’ll ever need to ensure your eyes are looking amazing.
Cheekily named Chocolate Martini, Sexpresso, Heaven, Silk Teddy, Push-Up, Honey Pot, Nudie, Cashmere Bunny and Erotica, there’s an eyeshadow and colour combination for every possible occasion within this handy little palette. The texture of these shadows is one of the silkiest I’ve ever experienced, so soft to the touch it feels like velvet. All nine colours in the palette are completely wearable, with the focus being on the nude and base shades that often get used up more quickly than their dark counterparts – there’s nothing that annoys me more than running out of the shades I use most and being left with a pan of colours I forget about.
The blending ‘mid’ shades have a metallic sheen that looks incredible within the eye socket, working well to create a subtle smokey effect that’s perfect for daytime. Furthermore, the darker shades create an amazing sexy smokey look around the eyeline without the need for intimidating black or grey shades. The palette itself is slim, compact and perfectly sized for handbags and weekends away; it even includes a handy mirror and a ‘how to’ guide to illustrate three ways to wear the different colours included. At £32.00 for the palette, it works out around £3.55 for each individual shade – overall making it good value for money and a palette you’ll treasure until you hit the bottom of the pan. When you’ll cry.
The Too Faced ‘Natural Eyes’ Mini Eyeshadow Palette is available online priced £32.00