I saw that this product was coming out on the Too Faced Instagram and I was so excited! When I saw the colours I couldn’t see one that I wouldn’t use. So like a true makeup junkie I put the release date in my calendar. Then woke up first thing and ordered it.
As I said I ordered this on the day that it came out. Because I ordered it from the Too Faced website it came from America. It took over 2 weeks for the product to be dispatched which personally think is really way too long. It is especially long when you are sat buzzing for it to arrive. I emailed the company beucause I was worried that the order may have got lost. I heard nothing back from my first email. A few days later I emailed again. No reply again. Then I got a dispatch email. Then the company emailed me back but this was pointless as it had already been dispatched. Once the item had been shipped it arrived very quickly so the international courier had no faults.
The natural love palette arrived in a somewhat damaged box. This is to be expected as it did come from America. So I am not really upset about that. The shipping box was filled with pink tissue paper which looks really nice but is also a bit of a pain. The actual palette comes in a box like most palettes. Like all Too Faced products there was a little booklet explaining the palette. In this one there is a history of the natural love collection. There are also some tips on how to use the palette including basic tutorials. The actual packaging of the palette is actually really pretty. It is however, very different to other Too Faced palettes. Too Faced palettes are usually quite kitsch and childish in a fun way. The Natural Love palette however is a lot more slimline than the others. It is also not scented like a lot of the other palettes. I personally love the smell of the chocolate bar palette but the Natural Love suits not being scented somehow. The Natural Love palette has cardboard packaging where the chocolate bar and sweet peach have a metal tin packaging. Personally I really love this packaging as it is something different from Too Faced a more grownup palette.
I was able to choose some samples to try with my order. Is there anything better than some free samples. I love Too Faced so was very excited to be able to try out some more things. The first thing that I choose was the Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer. Similar to the Chocolate Bar palette, this has a wonderful chocolate smell. For lent I gave up chocolate so I am trying to get my chocolate kick vicariously through my makeup! This bronzer is actually amazing, I really love it. It is such a good middle ground. It isn’t really dark but still does give you a summer glow. The other sample I choose was the the Born This Way foundation. I have heard so many good things about this so was excited to try this. They sent me a few colours in the shade range of light. I think that this is such a good idea and really love the samples. I am yet to try the foundation but will keep you updated.
Now what you finally came for, the shadows themselves. As the title suggests I am going to tell you my thoughts on the first time that I used this palette. I put Nudie in the crease and all over the lid. Then blended Honey Butter in the crease above Nudie. I then put Makeup & Chill lightly on the outer-corner. Then in the centre of the lid I packed on Hot & Bothered. I loved the look that this gave. The pigment of the shades is actually really amazing. This is to be expected as I am yet to find a Too Faced shadow I don’t like. All the shades in this look are so wearable which is great as you feel that you are getting value for money as there are no shades that don’t get touched. There is also such a great range of tones from warm to cool with some taupey colours thrown in there. Also, there is a range of mattes, satin and shimmer finishes so that any look is very versatile. These blended beautifully and lasted all day despite me sometimes forgetting I had makeup on and rubbing my eyes. Overall, a massive thumbs up from me.
“Great addition to my ever growing collection”
Thank you for reading, hope you enjoyed this post. One tip from me would be to wait until this palette comes to the UK because the effort of waiting and ordering this palette from the States is just not worth it. That being said the colours, pigment and packaging are everything that I hoped they could be.