Too Faced Totally Cute Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Totally Cute Eyeshadow Palette ($36.00 for 0.39 oz.) is a new, limited edition nine-pan eyeshadow palette with several neutral shades and a few pops of color. One of the selling points is that the palette has a soft pink exterior that was designed for you to decorate with stickers, which are included. (If you purchased directly from Too Faced, you’ll get an additional sticker sheet.) I wish I could say it was a decent palette, but I actually found it surprisingly difficult to apply, even when I used it with Too Faced’s Shadow Insurance Primer. The difference in application with primer was minor, while the longevity was the most improved by primer. The mattes were thinner, and they didn’t blend as well with the denser, metallic shades. The standout shades were Clover and Storm Cloud, but shades like Shooting Star, I Love TF, and Meow! were more time-consuming to use.

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Too Faced Totally Cute Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Eye Shadow Collection Totally Cute
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
82%
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Tarte Hussy, Whiskey, Scandal, Speakeasy Metallics Shadows

Tarte Hussy Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a bright, light-medium yellow gold with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. The texture was very soft but somewhat looser in the pan, so it kicked up some excess powder in the pan and didn’t apply as evenly or as richly as other shades. It wasn’t hard to use, but it is a shade that benefited from applying in sheerer layers or over primer. The color lasted for eight hours on me. MAC Goldmine (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Unlimited (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Triton (LE) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #2 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Surreal (P) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME406 Golden (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). Lancome Eternal Gold (P, $24.50) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Honey Pot (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Divergent Golden Honesty (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Milani Bella Sand (02) (P, $4.49) is darker (90% similar). Ardency Inn Sunday (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Gilded Night #2 (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Baked Cowboy (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Golden Hours #3 (LE, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Brass Knuckles (LE) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). City Color Pharaoh (P, $6.99) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Too Faced Bananas (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). LORAC Gilded (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Viseart Ceska (P) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Tarte Hussy Metallics Shadow
Tarte Metallics Shadow Hussy
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
87%
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Tarte Poker Face, Dame, Scarlet, Sinful Metallics Shadows

Tarte Poker Face Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark lavender mauve with subtle, warmer undertones and a metallic sheen. The pigmentation was opaque, while the powder had a soft, smooth feel to it that applied well to bare skin and was effortlessly to blend and diffuse. This shade stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me. Sephora Free Hug (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Vendome (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Clarins Silver Pink (05) (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Cle de Peau Silver Eclipse #2 (P) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Anastasia Pose (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Tarte Poker Face Metallics Shadow
Tarte Metallics Shadow Poker Face
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
97%
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Tarte Pin-up, Shake Down, Grind Metallics Shadows

Tarte Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a new, limited edition formula (boo!hiss!) that is available in 11 shades. Each eyeshadow comes in an oversized plastic compact with a clear lid, but the eyeshadow pan is actually removable; the only downside is that the pan itself isn’t labeled, so if you move yours into a freestyle palette system, I would make sure to add labels to the bottoms! The formula is soft, smooth, slightly dense, and very pigmented; a little went a long way, but it wasn’t so soft that it turned powdery or had a lot of fall out to contend with, though there was a little excess kicked up in the pan. They were very blendable and easy to apply to bare skin, and I didn’t notice a difference in payoff or texture when applied over primer or over bare skin. The formula wore between seven and eight hours for me (no primer). I was pleasantly surprised by the consistency and pigmentation of the new formula; I’m disappointed it’s limited edition, and it would been even better if there were more unique shades released as well. I am also a huge fan of them being easy to pop out!

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Tarte Pin-up Metallics Shadow
Tarte Metallics Shadow Pin-up
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
90%
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Makeup Atelier Nude Eyeshadow Palette

Makeup Atelier Nude (T01S) Eyeshadow Palette ($35.00 for 0.44 oz.) contains five eyeshadows. The color combination seemed more unique than not, as it combined warmer and cooler tones together, which resulted in an combination I don’t think I’ve ever worn before. The formula ran thin, sometimes a little dusty, but they were blendable and fairly easy to apply to bare skin. They tended to fade or crease within seven hours of wear for me. I’m not sold on the formula yet, but I have six more palettes to try!

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Makeup Atelier Nude (T01S) Eyeshadow Palette
Makeup Atelier 5-Colors Eye Shadow Palette Nude (T01S)
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
84%
Permanent
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City Color Tide Pool, Evergreen, Under the Sea, Sandstorm Shimmer Shadows

City Color Tide Pool Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.129 oz.) is a slightly muted, light-medium green with subtle, warmer undertones but a cooler shimmer finish. It had good color coverage with a blendable, dense, and almost cream-like feel. I felt like this one wasn’t quite as intense or as easy to apply compared to the other shades. It wore well for eight hours on me. Buxom Made of Jade (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Dior Bonne Etoile (384) #5 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Jade Shore (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Dior Garden Pastels #5 (LE) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Tarvos (P, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Sea Green (LE) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Jealous Girl (LE, $22.00) is lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #4 (P) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarina Tarantino Wonderful #4 (P) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Buxom Room Service (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). YSL Indie Jasper #5 (LE) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Dior Jardin #1 (P) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC All Hands on Deck (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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City Color Tide Pool Shimmer Shadow
City Color Shimmer Shadow Tide Pool
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
91%
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