I bought this palette almost 3 years ago (feeling old!) on a trip across the country to visit my then boyfriend/now husband's family. Before the trip, I was really nervous and excited to meet them - I was his first serious girlfriend to be brought to meet the extended family, and I was feeling the pressure! His awesome cousins took me out shopping and made me feel loved and welcome. On that shopping trip, I picked up the Too Faced Matte Eye palette at Sephora, along with some other goodies. I remember being so frustrated by the lack of good matte eyeshadows at the drugstore (still true to this day, alas), and I used the crap out of this every single day after buying it. I still use it regularly and love remembering that trip.
- Tufted Suede - matte warm beige, great for a subtle crease or all over lid wash
- Velveteen Bunny - matte soft white, my favorite brow bone color and most used shade from this palette
- Fresh Linen - matte pink toned ivory, excellent all over lid shade (I have since hit pan after photographing)
- Chinchilla - matte warm mid toned brown, easy crease/transition shade
- Pebbles - matte steely blue grey, hardly ever used
- Vintage Violet - matte dusty lavender, crease/transition shade
- Coffee Bean - matte dark brown, used often as an eyeliner with a sealant
- London Fog - matte navy blue, used rarely
- Midnight - matte dark charcoal grey, used as an eyeliner with a sealant
As always, swatches are on bare, unprimed skin. The darkest shades were swatched with an angled brush and Makeup Forever Aqua Seal, my eyeliner sealant of choice. I rarely use dark eyeshadow in my looks and instead prefer to use them as cake eyeliners. Fresh Linen is almost a perfect match for my skintone.
- A very nice 100% matte eyeshadow palette with no sneaky glitters or sparkle
- Excellent for a soft, muted look
- Smooth and silky formula
- Base / most used shades have larger pans
- Imperfect shade selection - I would love to replace Pebbles with a cool toned crease color like MAC Omega or Urban Decay Naked2. I would also like to see a rosewood brown and a mid tone peach. It's just my personal opinion though, I'm sure someone out there would use Pebbles, Vintage Violet, and London Fog a lot more than I do.
- Only ideal for soft looks
- Lightweight formula is nice for what it is, but someone expecting a dense buttery formula will be disappointed