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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Too Faced Naked Eye Palette

Ahh..I lusted after this for this long, even longer than it's popular sister Natural palette. I'll tell you why in a second. But first, let me tell you how much I WANT, LUST, CRAVE after Urban Decay naked palette!! *From now on..the story goes uh, off topic......* It's like the soul of all eye makeups! It's like the foundation of all looks! And the texture of UD eyeshadow..omg...*goes on and on and on for days...nights...moons...saves 50000000 words* BUT, of course, it's not available still!! I saw one just last week in the Sephora Downtown, but of course, it's the tester! And I was all like "why why why" and she was all like..*continues on and on and on...*

OKAY! Finally, after I tell you how I feel about UD palette, now let me tell you why I wanted this. I'm Asian (duh), and being Asian means when we open our eyes, we don't hide our eyeshadow, simply because we don't have a deep sunken-in eye socket, our brow bones are relatively flat. It has nothing to do with foldings with the lids I tell you! The depth of the crease depends on how deep set your eyeballs are in your sockets. When girls in Asian has folded eyelid, they still don't hide their eyeshadow when they open their eyes. So it has nothing to do with race or whatever jibber jabber people are talking about now a days. It is simply that when eyes are more deep set, eyeshadows look better, and general facial structures look better.

So having said that, it means if we wear coloured shadow, or very shimmery ones, the eyeshadow will be on full display at all times on our lids. So in a way, it's not a shadow anymore, it's more like just colour on eyes. In a sense I think eyeshadow should enhance looks, cooperate with outfits, but it should not be full on "in your face blue" or "in your face orange" at all times. Same goes with shimmer. So it is rather difficult with Asian girls and eyeshadows, at least in my experience.

So, when this palette came out, while others think it is very boring and light palette, I knew it would be my daily thing. I wanted this and last month, I finally just went and get it. And since then, I haven't touched any of my other shadows.....T-T I wear it every day, and I'll show you the swatches.
The glorious packaging.

The useless brushes, and the cumbersome drawer.

Tutorial cards!

Picture is very very true to life.

Let me start by saying that this is a very "light" palette, not only in colour, but texture, pigmentation, and feel on eyelids. It is fitful to be called "Naked". It is by no means very sheer, but it is not a heavy punch of colour. The pigmentation is quite good, and Stiletto is very very pigmented.

Texture: Feels almost powdery, but not. This slight powdery feel makes these shadows a little big chalky, but not very chalky. The texture is mediocre is what I'm trying to say. They are smooth, but not creamy, if you understand what I'm saying. Satin sheets is relatively creamy to the others.

Pigmentation: It is pigmented, but not very impressive pigmentation. But that is what I like about this palette. It enhances, not over does things.

My personal faves in the palette is Birthday Suit, Satin Sheets and Lap Dance. I use these everyday with In the Buff as a highlight. Birthday suit is those kind of shadows that if you are in a hurry, you can just put it on your entire lids and you're good to go. Satin Sheets is a gold colour, very natural and gives off a gorgeous sheen on the lids, and Lap Dance reminds me of a colour in the Shadowy Lady Quad from MAC, it's called "Smudged Violet", very pretty colour, kind of dark shimmery taupe purple colour.

Overall, this is one of my favourites, I use it every day now. I love it for a non-overwhelming look for the day, and it can easily transfer your look from day to night. I recommend this, but ONLY if you are into light, barely there naked looks. It is $44+some insane tax here in Canada, I believe $39+tax in the States. If you prefer UD naked type of neutral palette, then Too Faced Natural palette will fit your bill much much better.

A look of this and also the review for Natural palette are also coming up, thanks for reading guys!