New to contouring? Introducing the Natural Face Palette by Too Faced (Review and Swatches)
Even though I am no stranger to bold dramatic eye makeup, the world of contouring my face is new and scary to me. So if you have any secret tips, please feel free to share them!
And all of this, is exactly why when I saw this product at Sephora with the “contouring for dummies” cards, I knew it was for me. You might remember I loved the feature from their Sweet Dreams Palette that came out during the 2011 holidays too. I actually picked up this Too Faced Palette up a couple of months back, but hadn’t gotten around to posting about it yet. But this works out, because now I’ve actually had a chance to try it out and form an opinion, rather than just a first impression.
What you receive in this palette:
- 0.28 oz Bronzing Veil
- 0.1 oz Crème Blush
- 0.11 oz Powder Blush
- 0.05 oz Concealer
- 0.06 oz Luminizer
- 0.05 oz Brightener
- 3 tutorial cards on how to use the palette (conveniently tucked away behind the mirror)
This palette is super multi-functional. You can add these products into your already existing routine for making up your face, or you can use them on their own to create a very natural look or simply touch up on the go. This palette is also the perfect size if you are going away for the night or weekend. It is small and sleek and saves you from having to pack 6 full sized and individually packaged products.
I found the actual products to be very neutral colours that will work on a wide array of skin tones. Just take a look at the below swatches. There is nothing harsh about them, they are soft and subtle. You will also have no problem building up the bronzer or blushes to achieve your desired look.
My favourite part about this palette though is the tutorial cards. They are perfect for quick reference and really help me with what goes where!
They have created 3 tutorial cards and 3 completely separate looks.
“Day Glow” is a very soft summery sun-kissed look:
There is a short video here if you want to see how to create the “Day Glow” look for your face and pair it with a natural eye look from Too Faced as well. You will have to use your imagination a little bit…because the model they used is drop dead gorgeous even before the makeup is applied….but you can certainly see how her using the palette accentuates her features and creates a nice healthy radiant glow on her skin.
Even though I knew that no card would make me look like a supermodel, I was most excited to try this look because it was the most different from my daily powder and blush routine. By applying the bronzer below the blush on my cheek, it makes your cheekbone pop and appear more prominent.
The luminizer is something that was totally new to me as well. It creates a very natural dewy look that catches the light and creates a healthy shimmer. You can see it run down the bridge of my nose and on my cupid’s bow.