This gorgeous palette from Too Faced comes with 9 different warm neutral shades with varying finishes. Although the name suggests Natural at Night, I find it to be just as lovely and warm for daytime looks too.
The 9 eyeshadows are housed in a compact, lightweight, cardboard type box; a signature design of the brand's eyeshadow palettes. There is no mirror inside so keep in mind to bring a separate mirror if you are traveling with it. No applicators are included either, so definitely bring your own brush! The kit, however, comes with 3 little fool-proof application cards to use as guidelines to achieve different looks (perfect for beginners or on days when you are stuck for ideas). I normally don't follow these how-to cards too much as I like to mix my own colors and be more creative.
At first glance, you will see right away this palette is a mix of warm, medium to dark toned neutral shades – definitely not your typical neutral but towards a more “dramatic” neutral side. Too Faced suggests 3 different looks on their cards: Night (top row), Classic (middle row), and Fashion (bottom row).
Night (top row) – Full Moon, Nightcap, and Cocoa Star
Classic (middle row): Night Light, After Hours, and Eclipse
Fashion (bottom row): Spotlight, Moon Stone, and Night Fever
I have to say I am most drawn to Eclipse and Moon Stone. These two have a satin finish and give a beautiful nice sheen of color on the lid while being pigmented. Spotlight is a versatile matte vanilla color that is silky-soft and can be used as an all over base and inner corner highlight. Full Moon, Night Light, After Hours, and Night Fever are basically a glitter bomb which to me is such a bummer since they are such pretty colors. Tapping the excess off the brush helps with the fallout but you will still get quite a bit of chunky glitters under your eyes and all over your cheeks. If you plan to use this palette, maybe do the eye makeup first, then the foundation. My other fix is to wrap a tiny piece of scotch tape around your finger and lightly remove the glitters. Or you can just hold a Kleenex under the eye to catch the fallout.
All sparkles aside, I think these colors complement each other reasonably well. They are such a breeze to blend and they stay on the lids all day with no creasing when used over eye primer. My favorite go-to look is to use Moon Stone all over the lid, Eclipse 1/3 of the outer corner and finish with Night Fever close to the lash line. It's a basic smokey look with a pop of metallic olive green of the Moon Stone, very pretty.
I personally don't like glittery eyeshadows, shimmery yes, but not glittery where you can see chunks of them. But I have to make an exception for this palette since they have so many gorgeous, sultry-neutral colors that I'm always attracted to! If you find the shades too dramatic for the daytime, then you can definitely tone it down by combining lighter colors such as Nightcap and Spotlight to create a softer office look. Talk about a versatile palette! I definitely recommend!
Do you own this palette? Share with me your thoughts in the comment section below! :)