Monday, 19 September 2016

Too Faced Cat Eyes palette | review & swatches

I won't deny it, I feel like it's been way tooooo long since I produced a makeup post! So why not kick start a fresh new mind set talking about one of my favourite palettes and brands? For me, Too Faced have pretty much nailed the game when it comes to eye shadow palettes especially. The Chocolate Bar palette is my all time number 1 and this Cat Eyes palette come's in a close second. 
Where to buy: Too Faced | Debenhams 

The palette itself is quite small, perfect for taking with you on the go and it will fit into any handbag. It's a metal palette but surprisingly, isn't particularly heavy to hold. It came in an additional sturdy strong box with 3 tutorial cards to get you started. The packaging is super pretty, covered in leopard print with the bold title and iconic Too Faced logo. 

Too Faced say: "The timeless Cat Eye just got sexier. From ancient Egypt to the mod ’60s and punk ’80s to today, it’s always been an iconic beauty essential. This classic has been updated with nine matte, shimmer and glitter textures in warm and cool tones. Included are three wet-and-dry formulas for intense precision lining and a perfect wing tip. This Cat Eye Collection comes with our signature Glamour Guide with three beauty looks to get you started."

Now for some maths... The palette is the home of 9 shades. Each named in line with the cat theme - some are super quirky and clever. 3 of which are larger then the rest. The 9 shades are broken down into 3 different categories: Day, Classic and Fashion. However, makeup is art and of course, you can use whatever shades you like together. 

So the 3 larger shades, Purr, Meow & Kitten are the perfect lid colours. The middle column, Tiger's Eye, Pussy Cat & Kitty Glitter are all shimmer shades, which could go on the lid or in the crease. Then the last column, Leopard, Jungle Love & Panther are wet/dry shades - dry they are great for darkening a look and wet they can be used as liner which is really clever! All the colours co-ordinate really nicely together and each one compliments the last.

With a mixture of both matte and shimmer shadow's you can create a look for anyone with this palette. A mixture of neutral shades both warm and cool tones and a pop of colour make this palette a complete all-rounder. The texture of each shadow is super creamy, has great stay powder and will catch the eye of any beauty lover in the same room as you. So lets take a quick look at the colours one by one...

Purr - A super light toned beige with a hint of shimmer. I find this is great as a base colour and not over-ly (that's a word, right?) glittery, this is also great for a light brow bone highlight and can look lovely in the inner corner of the eye as well. 

Meow - Another beige shade but it's a bit warmer the Purr, and is completely matte. Again perfect as a base colour all over the lid if you're not looking for anything with a shimmer so simple yet versatile you can use this day or night with most looks. 

Kitten - Another very light shade that is more pink-y. Swatched on my arm there isn't much colour pay off but that's because I'm as pale as a ghost and pinks wash me out. On the lid it's lovely if you're going for an all pink eye and has a hint of shimmer in as well. 

Tiger's Eye - Possibly my favourite colour in the palette.Its a beautiful warm brown/bronze colour oozing with shimmer. It's easy to apply to the lid, swatches like a dream and stays on all day. Perfect autumn shade right there. 

Pussy Cat - A deep shimmery pink. Before owning this palette, I'd never have thought I'd put such an "out there" colour on my eyes but I love it. I love it run through my crease under a lighter matte pink. 

Kitty Glitter - My favourite play on words ever. A gorgeous metallic silver/blue shade which looks amazing wherever you put it. The pigmentation is crazy and it blends like a dream. Perfect for your inner corner/third. Also great over a lipstick to create a metallic lip colour. 

Leopard - A super pigmented warm brown with a hint of shimmer, great in the crease to make a smokey eye combined with Tigers Eye (above). This, along with the other 2 shades in this column have a slightly harsher texture as they're designed to be used as a liner when wet. As a liner it's a great colour thanks to its great pigmentation and I'm quite a lover of brown liner every now and then. 

Jungle Love - A cross of navy blue and purple with a little shimmer. Genuinely great for creating a smokey eye. Lovely in the crease and a unique colour it being not quite black. 

Panther - Every palette should have one, a sturdy black shade. It's a strong matte shadow with great pigmentation as a lot of matte black shadows can appear a bit patchy. Too Faced nailed it. As always. Wet or dry, great as an eyeliner as well as a shadow. 

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  1. Gorgeous palette, these colours are perfect for fall looks

  2. Wow the shadows are so pigmented! Such a beautiful palette - great for doing smokey eyes x

  3. I love the theme of this palette and how pretty and unique the colours are. It's on my wishlist although I'm not sure how much use I would get out of it as the colours aren't what I tend to wear, but still, look at the packaging and names! | Amy x

    1. I was the same when I picked it up as well, I got home and thought "have I actually just wasted my money?!" BUUUUT I use it all the time and wouldn't be without it! If you're following me on twitter, keep an eye open... I'm gonna do a give away in the next week or so and this palette is the prize! (A brand new in box one obviously!)

  4. This looks really gorgeous, I love the colours! So happy I found your blog, I love finding inspiring blogs like yours to read. Amazing work pretty lady! x

    1. Aw, thank you for your kind words! I'm about to take a look at yours now my lovely xx


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