Too Faced Natural Matte Palette



Last month on Buzzfeed, there was an article dedicated to horrid 2000's makeup with photos to match, one of it being super-juicy lip gloss. I made a Facebook comment by simply saying "2000s=year of the gloss, 2010s=year of the mattes". You wouldn't believe that I got 630+ likes! I was mostly referring to lip glosses and lipsticks, but I guess you could say the same for eyeshadow. The 2000's (especially for me as a teen) was all about glitter, glam, and sparkle. Don't forget the bright colors! I thought MAC was the be-all-end-all for rainbow shades. My favorite go-to shades were bright green and purple. However, in the 2010s, we have subdued our eye looks (with the exception of cut creases, brows on fleek, and luscious lashes. We have set aside our neon sparkly shades in favor of neutrals, especially in matte form.

The Too Faced Natural Matte Palette came out last year with its ultra-girly, colorful sister, the Sugar Pop Palette. It doesn't get as much spotlight as its cousin, the Tartelette Palette (another all-matte palette). But I think it deserves more recognition and praise, especially for those with warmer tones. For $36, you get 9 shades (Heaven, Lace Teddy, Nudie are .07 oz; Cashmere Bunny, Sexpresso, Strapless, Risque, Honey Butter, and Chocolate Cookie are 0.03 oz).

I call this my "job interview" palette. As you can see, I haven't used it a lot even though I bought it last year in May, but it's becoming more and more a staple of mine these days. I have been using this a lot when going to job interviews, when I want to look groomed and more put together without overdoing it. It is very workplace-appropriate, because I know it will feel silly sometimes to come in with shimmer all over.

Swatches are below:

Heaven (creamy white)
Cashmere Bunny (medium beige)
Sexpresso (dark cocoa brown with warm undertones)
Lace Teddy (peachy-pink nude)
Strapless (Muted rosy brown)
Rique (dark cocoa brown with cool undertones)
Nudie (light beige)
Honey Butter (medium peach)
Chocolate Cookie (warm caramel brown)

What do I like about this palette? Well for one, it's very creamy and blends well. There's a bit of fallout with the larger shades like Heaven, Lace Teddy, and Nudie. But it's not so bad that I will write it off. I also feel that this is such a versatile palette: you can use it for interviews/work (like I mentioned above), class, casual days, or you can use it for a night out if you use a darker shade for a crease or outer "V" (using the shades Sexpresso or Rique). I can also see this as a "bridal" palette if you don't want to go shimmery on your big day. It's also compact enough to take with you for traveling. If you're medium/tan skinned or darker, you may have a hard time with working with the shades, as some of them may not show up. Notice that the shades Cashmere Bunny, Lace Teddy, and Honey Butter blend with my skin. This is where a primer comes into play.

Here's a look I created 2 weeks ago for an interview:


This may be for you if:

  • You love more subdued shades, and want to forgo shimmer and glitter
  • You're into classic beauty
  • You have warmer undertones (The Tartelette Palette seems to suit those with cool undertones)
  • You are a beginner at eyeshadow and want to start creating easy, no-fuss looks


Do you have this palette, or any other matte palettes? Please comment below!

10 comments :

  1. I love matte colors! Im not too much of a shimmer girl and these shades look really nice on your complexion!

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    1. I think you may like this palette :D it's gorgeous on all skin tones too!

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  2. This would also be my job interview palette too, as I always go for minimal matte makeup with neutral colours. Also definitely agree with your comment, 2010s are years of mattes!

    Ela BellaWorld

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    1. I think you would like this palette too, especially with how pigmented the shades are and how they blend seamlessly together :D

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  3. Oh my, when you mentioned glitter and gloss I'm thinking of my seventh grade year back in 96-97! I'm feeling old! I have loved that palette since you first mentioned it but have held out because you know when you FINALLY buy it and then something else comes out that you just have to get too?! I feel more comfortable with my neutral mattes... definitely work appropriate!

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    1. I was in 7th grade back in 01-02 :D That's when I started experimenting with makeup, primarily from Bonnebell (the body glitters! haha), Cover Girl, Claire's eyeshadows, and Wet n Wild. It's funny because I ordered this palette last year and didn't use it that much compared to now. Definitely a hidden gem!

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  4. Even though I do agree that this is an absolutely amazing palette, very profesional and elegant, I have to say that I adore playing with color. Especially purples, greens, blues, reds and oranges... I think colors can be so much fun. Maybe I'm stuck in the 2000's, maybe I'm crazy :D But I really do love it. And I think colors can look as elegant as neutrals (especially a few shades of purple...)
    Love your review! Thanks for sharing xx

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    1. I understand, my heart will always belong to colored shadows, especially because I grew up experimenting with greens and purples...blue shadow looks too weird on my tan skin. But yes, purples are definitely a must especially for my brown eyes!

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  5. Always adore your makeup palette reviews, hun! I like the look of this palette, and I can see a couple of really lovely shades there. Having said that, I prefer to go for satin/shimmery eyeshadows (I'm still stuck in the 2000s it seems, haha!), and don't wear mattes very often. These seem quite nice for casual, although I think that there are more interested palettes from Too Faced that are worth considering. Thank you for the honest review! <3

    Kay
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    1. Oh yes, my heart stilll belongs to shimmery shadows! It's just that I have been using this palette a lot lately even though I didn't that much when I first got it last year. Definitely an underrated palette, hiding away from the spotlight of the Chocolate bar palettes~

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