During the last Sephora sale, I picked up the new Too Faced Natural Lust Palette. I was needing some new color options and I’ve always loved the smaller, metal palettes by Too Faced and I swear by their lid primer for keeping you crease free. This palette had so many beautiful colors so I splurged on it. I’ve been using it ever since then so I thought I would give you my personal review and if I think it’s a good buy for women with more mature eyes.
I am not a makeup professional. I’m just a 49 year old woman trying to look her best each day and I love to share that with you!
This palette retails for $59 and you can get it at Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom and Too Faced.com.
What I Loved
I’m a sucker for a pretty package and this one does not disappoint. It comes in a cardboard style package with this beautiful peacock detail that’s so pretty and vintage looking! The foiled package has a velvety, raised feel to it and it just looks like something Cleopatra would definitely have had on her dressing table. It has a large mirror inside. Not one of those teeny tiny useless things, this is a big mirror that is actually useful. It’s still a lightweight palette and it’s thin enough that I think you could travel with it easily if you wanted to.
The colors are drop dead gorgeous. It has a beautiful mix of mattes and shimmers with 15 of each one. The shimmers are rich and deep, with a lot of pigment and are for the most part, the creamy texture that Too Faced is known for. The number of looks you can do with this palette is fairly endless. I’ve tried everyday looks and date night looks with this palette and let me tell you, the hardest part is deciding on the colors to choose!
What I Didn’t Like
I love the formulation of the smaller, tin, Too Faced palettes. In this one, there are some drier shadows and some that just don’t have the same color payout. I found this mostly with some of the lighter matte shades. You can still work with them, but you will have to go back in with your brush several times to get the proper build up of color on your lid. I find that drier shadows just don’t do well on mature eyes. A few of the shadows also have a lot of fallout. SO, when you put them on, the shadow falls all down under your eyes on your fresh makeup! grrrrr….
I know I said I loved the colors, and I do, but the lighter matte shades don’t have a lot of variety. Several of them are actually identical on the lid, so I think for the price of the palette, there should have been a little more variety on that end.
* Color Names
Having always dreamed of a career where I could be paid to name eye shadows and nail polishes, I may be too picky here, but seriously? “Pinned Down”?…..”Spank Me”?…..”All Tied Up”? Is the creativity draining there? I dunno.
I kept this Too Faced Palette for the color range, which is what I was looking to add to my collection. In hindsight, I think I might have done better to try to grab a few more of their metal palettes instead. On mature eyes, the formulation is so important to the overall look and wear of the shadows and the Too Faced tin palettes are just superior, in my opinion. The look of this palette is stunning and I’ve been using it every day, so if you want to pick up a BUNCH of colors in one palette then I’d grab this one or the “Natural Love” palette (if you can find it), which has the same packaging and design, but the colors are a little less jewel toned and a bit softer. And if beautiful packaging is your thing, you are definitely in for a treat with this one!
More of My Current Fav’s
I hope you found this little review helpful! Let me know if there is anything you’d like for me to be a guinea pig on, and I’ll give it a go and give you a full review!