Too Faced Natural Matte Eyeshadow Palette Review + Swatches

Too Faced Natural Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Welcome back!

I found this palette at Winners (TJ Maxx) for $25 CAD and was beyond excited to try it out! These mini tin palettes have been at Sephora for years and they recently repackaged and slightly reformulated the shadows so this specific product can be found at outlet stores or online.

Too Faced Natural Matte Neutral Eye Shadow Collection

I really like the packaging – it’s cute, compact and super sturdy. I can tell that nothing will happen to these shadows if I drop this palette. This palette has a magnetic closure which is nice because it doesn’t open easily. The shades that you get in this palette are brownish neutrals with some leaning more towards cool (pink) and some more warm toned.

Too Faced Natural Matte Eyeshadow Palette

These shadows are not crazy pigmented but can be built up to have decent color. They are not too soft but rather fairly pressed in so there is hardly any fallout while applying. I reach for this palette when I want a soft neutral eye look because it’s super easy and all the shades work with each other. I would also recommend this for beginners because the shades are very soft and not too pigmented so you can’t mess this up, it is also easy to blend out.

I had to build up the swatches below in order to get decent pigmentation. The lighter shades were especially hard to get pictures of.

Left to right: Heaven, Lace Teddy, and Nudie.

Too Faced Natural Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Left to right: Cashmere Bunny, Strapless, and Honey Butter.

Too Faced Natural Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Left to right: Sexspresso, Risque, and Chocolate Cookie.

Too Faced Natural Matte Eyeshadow Palette

What do you guys think of the Too Faced palettes?

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Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette Review + Swatches

Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette

Hey everyone!

Long time no review… I’ve set up a plan and I will be returning to the 3 times a week schedule from today, so that’s really exciting!

Today I have this Tarte palette to review for you and you might be thinking that this palette is discontinued, however, from what I’ve read online this palette has 7 shades out of 10 which are the exact same as the volume 2 palette that Tarte has created to replace this. Also, I’ve seen this palette all over eBay and amazon so if your really wanting this you can still buy it (just make sure the seller is legit).

Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette 1

This palette intrigued me because I love matte shades and this seems like a really nice multi-use palette. Starting off with packaging, I really like the inside – it has a golden frame and a HUGE mirror. It’s very sleek – I can see myself travelling with this.

This palette contains 12 shades which can be used for eyeshadow, eyebrow and contour/highlight. I can see this palette working for a variety of skin tones because of the shade range and varying undertones. For the shadows you get 3 lighter “highlighting” shades and 6 lid/crease shades. You also get 3 contour/bronzing shades with cool and warm undertones. I use them all interchangeably for eyeshadow since, for example, the dark bronzer is too dark for me to bronze with. The two shades: dunes and smoke are great for brows because they are cool-toned; I use a mix of both to fill in my brows.

Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette volume 1

The quality of these powders are amazing! They are extremely pigmented and blend out so quickly and easily that it takes little effort to apply. The powders have a pleasant vanilla scent which is noticeable but not too strong. There is no fall out with these powders and they are not powdery. For whatever reason these do not swatch the best (below) they look a bit patchy and powdery but I assure you that they do not do that on the eyes. Now, on to the swatches!

Left to right: Journey, Stone and Solstice.

Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette

Left to right: Dunes, Smoke and Sand.

Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette

Left to right: Ember, Onyx and Instinct.

Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette

Terracotta, Desert and Timber. (bronzer/contour shades)

Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette

Overall, I highly recommend this palette! I reach for this almost everyday on it’s own or to compliment other colors in different palettes. This is my most used palette because it is so versatile. I would have my eye on the volume 2 if it wasn’t so similar to this one however, I could possibly purchase that one next if I hit pan on these which won’t take too long.

What do you think about this palette? Have you tried the Volume 2? if so let me know down below how the other 5 shades are!

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Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette 2

Morphe 35O Palette Review + Swatches

Morphe 35O Palette

Hi everyone!

This is my most used palette ever. I completely understand the hype on this because the shades are gorgeous and the quality is really good! It has everything you need in one palette – shimmers/mattes, warm shades/cool shades, light shades/dark shades. All except a matte black which is a bit disappointing.

Morphe 35O Palette

So I’ve had this palette for over a year and just now realized that I did not do a review on this! This is why the palette looks practically untouched in these pictures – I have hit pan on multiple shades currently! I won this in a blog giveaway (link below) and was beyond excited to try it out given the amazing reviews that it had online.

The packaging is fairly decent; it does not include a mirror but it isn’t bad since I’ve had this for over a year and haven’t broken it yet. However, if you drop it on hard wood I can imagine the shadows either coming loose or shattering in the palette.

I really like how they included different types of finishes in one palette; you have matte, satin, shimmer, metallic, and duo chrome. The matte finishes are so blend-able and creamy! The shimmers and metallic finishes can be slightly powdery but I apply them with my finger and that minimizes the fallout. I know there are so many swatches available online but I did a few to give you an idea of the great pigmentation and creaminess of these shadows if you haven’t seen them yet.

A few of the matte shades – swatched with fingers.

Morphe 35O Palette

Shimmer shades swatched with fingers.

Morphe 35O Palette

These pictures don’t do them justice; they are incredibly gorgeous especially in outdoor lighting.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this palette. I’ve heard Morphe charges a lot on shipping but other than that this is a great buy and I would definitely purchase this once most of the shades are finished.

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I won this product in a giveaway. Click here to visit Melissa’s blog!

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips (Smoky) Review + Swatches

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips

Hello again!

I did a review on the “Classic Nude” palette last week which you can view here. This review is on the “Smoky” palette.

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Smoky

The packaging of these palettes are very cute; they correspond with the theme of the shades, which in this case are smokey blue/grey tones. They have a magnetic closure (similar to a Z palette). The shades are a bit difficult to pick up as they are all touching each other and so a thinner brush is needed. Similar to the “Classic Nude” palette, this one is also lacking in pigmentation and needs to be swiped multiple times to get a decent color payoff.

Swatched left to right in order.

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Smokey

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Smoky

Once I build them up on my eyelid, they stay on for a decent amount of time (with primer) with some fading after several hours. I wasn’t very impressed with these two palettes but want to try more from Physicians Formula, comment down below what you recommend for me to try out next!

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Younique Splurge Cream Shadow (Tenacious) Review + Swatches

Younique Splurge Cream Shadow

Hi everyone!

I have done a review on this product in a different shade which you can find here. This review is on the shade “Tenacious”.

The packaging is a nice frosted glass container with a twist on lid, which is like most cream shadows but this definitely feels more expensive as the glass is heavier.

The formula is the same as the other shade; it is mousse-y in texture and glides on easily. It can be sheered out or built up for a more intense effect. It contains micro glitter, which gives the effect of a glittery eyelid without the need to add glitter on top of eyeshadow.

Younique Splurge Cream Shadow Tenacious

Younique Splurge Cream Shadow Tenacious

This formula is not transfer-resistant and will come off when touched/rubbed; it doesn’t set completely. However, it stays on fine if not touched and if not placed close to the crease as it can transfer to the crease.

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Disclaimer: I received this product for reviewing purposes. All my reviews are my honest opinion whether I bought the product(s) or it was sent to me. The link for purchase is the Younique presenter that provided me with this product to review. 

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips (Classic Nude) Review + Swatches

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Classic Nude

Hello again!

I’ve been searching for an all-shimmer eyeshadow palette and discovered these, so I had to pick up two to try out. The other palette review will be up next week. This review is on the “Classic Nude” palette.

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Classic Nude

I love the packaging on these palettes! Each palette has a design that corresponds to the shades in the palette. The top flap closes with a magnet; similar to a Z palette. Inside the shadows are all attached so it is difficult to pick up just one shade. Some of the shades have decent pigmentation but unfortunately some have to be swiped a few times to pick up enough product.

Swatched from left to right in order.

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Classic Nude

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Classic Nude

Overall, I’m not very impressed with this palette since the pigmentation isn’t as intense as I would like even though it can be built up. I had to run my finger on the shadow multiple times to build up the swatches above. However, the shadows did not have any fallout when applied with my finger and stayed on with some fading towards the end of the day.

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Prestige Total Intensity Eyeshadow Review + Swatches

Prestige Total Intensity Long Term Relationship Fierce Color Eyeshadow

Hello again!

I’m back with more of these single shadows after trying out the shade “Bewitched” (review here); I had to try out more shades! This review is on the shades Spellbound, Crave, Wicked, and the famous Hocus Pocus.

These shadows are extremely pigmented and buttery except for the shade “Wicked” (brown shade). “Wicked” isn’t as intense as the other shades and can look a little patchy if not blended well. However, all of the other shades are very intense and look the best when applied with fingers. I usually apply a transition shade and a crease shade and then tap this product on my eyelids with my finger. The staying power is amazing as it looks just about the same after many hours with little to no fading. I’m extremely impressed with the formula of these shadows as I mentioned in the other post.

The shades are gorgeous as well. Left to right: Spellbound, Crave, Wicked, and Hocus Pocus.

Prestige Total Intensity Long Term Relationship Eyeshadow Spellbound Crave Wicked Hocus Pocus

Prestige Total Intensity Eyeshadow Wicked Hocus Pocus

Spellbound is a metallic golden yellow/baby pink duo-chrome. Crave is a foiled true gold shade. Wicked is a neutral brown with fine shimmer. Hocus Pocus is definitely the most unique as it is a blue/warm brown-almost red duo-chrome, it sometimes looks teal/green under artificial lighting.

I love these shadows and would highly recommend them, especially the duo-chrome shades!

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Disclaimer: I received these products for reviewing purposes. All my reviews are my honest opinion whether I bought the product(s) or it was sent to me.