Friday, 13 January 2017

Too Faced Cat Eyes Palette Review & Swatches

It feels like forever since I did an eye-shadow palette review and I thought that it was about time that I wrote up my thoughts and feelings around the Too Faced Cat Eye Palette. I believe that this product launched in 2014 and is defined on their website as a "ferociously feminine eye shadow and liner collection". This product is one of the wide range of smaller eye-shadow palettes that Too Faced sell, containing nine shades for £32; making their bigger palettes more valuable. Having said this, you have probably heard about these palettes being in both TK Maxx for £9.99 and in the 2016 Cyber Monday Goody Bag, I managed to luckily pick mine up from TK Maxx and was absolutely over the moon. I wouldn't have spent £32 for this product simply because I had no clue if it would be worth the money or not. I love the small palettes that this brand sells; they are super travel friendly, all contain a mirror and have three steps as well as three different looks in the included glamour guide. In the case of the Cat Eyes palette, there are also three different shades that can be used dry as a regular eye-shadow or wet as a bold, pigmented liner.

At a first glance, I thought that this palette looked quite tacky with its leopard print packaging but it works well with the theme. I really like the tin, sturdy and slightly weighty packaging of the palette itself but I know that in the past, these smaller palettes have been sold in a cardboard palette. The outer packaging of the palette has the same leopard print design but the front is mostly matte black, leaving a sophisticated feel to it. As you open the box, there is a pun quote on the tab stating that "a Cat Eye is so right meow!" which adds humor; something that Too Faced is known for. 

As you open the palette, there is a how-to glamour guide on the inside of the lid with a mirror hidden behind it and the shades on the bottom. I have noticed that in all of the smaller palettes there three large neutral, highlighting shades on the left with the remaining six smaller and to the right. Down the far left of the palette there are the words 'day', 'classic' and 'fashion' where the three horizontal shades match together to make a look. When I first looked inside this palette, the shades that really jumped out at me were Tiger's Eye; a gorgeous shimmery gold, Leopard; a shimmery brown and Kitty Glitter which is a shimmery light blue/grey. Admittedly, I don't reach for this palette enough because the pigmentation is incredible and the shades are beautiful. I find that this palette (as well as most of the smaller) actually do still give you so many different colours and looks to try out and I feel that they are so much cuter and size friendly than the bigger, bulky palettes although, as I said earlier, slightly less value for money. The shades are a mixture of matte, shimmer and glitter giving you different options and there are also different, Halloween targeted glamour guides on the TF website. Like any eye-shadow palette, there is slight fallout but nothing major.

Swatches of Day (Left to Right): Purrr, Tiger's Eye, Leopard (Dry)
Swatches of Classic (Left to Right): Meow, Pussy Cat, Jungle Love (Dry)
Swatches of Fashion (Left to Right): Kitten, Kitty Glitter, Panther (Dry)

I really do adore this palette and it has made me tempted to start purchasing the other smaller palettes even if I'm not a fan of the price.. but let's face it, is anybody? My Too Faced Eye Palette Wishlist is forever changing but I really want to get my hands on the 'Limited Edition Peanut Butter & Jelly palette' even though I absolutely hate peanut butter as well as the gorgeous 'Sweet Peach palette' which is so hyped about for every right reason as it looks incredible and the 'Totally Cute palette' as I think that the colours are so unique and could be lots of fun. However, unfortunately these three palettes have a combined total cost of £99.80 so I won't be purchasing them together.

Do you own this palette? Which is your favourite TF palette?

Thank-you for reading, Tay x

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