Too Faced Cosmetics: Matte Eye Shadow Collection

The Palette for today’s review, the Matte Eye Shadow Collection, is not only cruelty free, but also Vegan-friendly: there are no animal bi-products.

Too Faced Cosmetics does not test on animals.

“No way, Too Faced loves animals! Our products are totally cruelty-free.”
Also, Too Faced does not sell their products in China, which by law, requires animal testing.

I’m not sure what is more amazing. The fact that the Founders of Too Faced,  and Jeremy Johnson, started their company only 14 years ago and are now a global company; or, that despite unlike other companies that no longer have cruelty free status, Too Faced has stayed true to their vision and remained cruelty free! Thank you, Too Faced, for caring about your customers, and the welfare of animals!

Co-Founders of Too Faced Cosmetics:
Jerrod is the Creative Director, and Jeremy takes care of Sales and Operations (CEO). The goal is to “offer foolproof makeup that allows real women to become as gorgeous as they dared to dream.”

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The Matte Eye Shadow Collection was first available exclusively at Sephora in the Fall of 2011. Now you can find this, and other Too Faced  “Glamorous Goodies all over the world.”

Too Faced Cosmetics believes that “the modern way to wear matte is to keep it soft, sexy and sophisticated.”

 

Some specifics:

The three large eye shadows are each 0.07 ounces.

The six small eye shadows are each 0.03 ounces.

(Metric: three large eye shadows are each 2 g ; six small eye shadows are each 0.9 g).

Price: $36 ($75 value)

Opening and closing the Palette is easy with a magnetic closure:

(A little piece of maroon-colored fabric is used to pull open the magnetic closure on the Palette). Click to enlarge.                    

There are three cards with directions for creating different looks with the shadows: Day, Classic and Fashion

 

 

 

Tufted Suede: caramel

Chinchilla: warm brown

Coffee Bean: the way I like my coffee- (dark, no cream, thanks!)

Velveteen Bunny : vanilla

Pebbles: stone grey

London Fog: navy

Fresh Linen: light pink

Vintage Violet: violet (gorgeous! and a very different violet from any of the eye shadows that I currently own). Not quite sure how to describe the violet color! This is my favorite color!!

Midnight: soft black

Swatches Courtesy of Too Faced Cosmetics: 

My photos, swatched with Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer:

outside photo:

Taken inside, during the evening:

Ingredients:

Tufted Suede, Chinchilla, Coffee Bean, Velveteen Bunny, Pebbles, Fresh Linen, Midnight: Talc, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Methicone. May Contain/Peut Contenir/(+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007).

London Fog: Talc, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Polyethylene, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007).

Vintage Violet: Talc, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Methicone, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007).

I followed the instruction card to create a Fashion Eye:

 

Lots to love about the Matte Eye Shadow Collection.  It has both cool and warm tones. The shadows applied very easily, and were blendable. There was no fall out from the shadows; they didn’t crease, nor did they fade at the end of the day. *Note, I used Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer. There are instructions (How-to Cards) in both English, and on the opposite side, French. Vegan-friendly! 

Any cons?  The only thing that I could think of is that you might not want an all matte palette. However, my opinion is that, while it’s great to have a variety of textures in a palette, it’s also convenient to have all matte in one place. I’m glad that I purchased the Matte Eye Shadow Collection, and I would highly recommend it!
Disclosure: I purchased the Palette. I have nothing to disclose. All links are for your convenience only.

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  1. I’ve been debating on buying this one but I love my Too Faced Shimmers too much! I typically only use mattes for blending. I will probably get this one eventually :).
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  2. Of all the Too Faced palettes that have been released, this is the one that most interested me, simply because I have so many shimmer shadows already and recently I’ve been mostly wearing mattes anyway. I really like the selection of colors – they’re all neutral or muted enough for everyday. I feel like it’s a great way to incorporate colors like green and deep lavender while still being subtle and appropriate for work, etc. Love the look you created with it! <3
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  3. i have 4 other Too Faced palettes which i LOOOOOOOVE. i haven’t picked up the matte palette yet (yes, i said yet) because i’m not sure i have the skills to work with matte shadows. shimmers are so much easier to work with. maybe i’ll put it on my holiday gift list and see what happens…
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  4. Just wanted to say excellent blog!
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