Yikes. Two weeks since my last post? In short, I have been really overwhelmed lately and I needed to take a step back and CALM DOWN. I had lots of fun stuff planned for this month and still hope to be able to get to some of it, but I can’t promise I’ll cover all of it. The good news is that time will not stop at the end of October, so I’ll get to it all eventually.
I have this problem where I want all of the Too Faced eye shadow palettes. They’re adorable and they come in these nifty, compact cases. I have successfully avoided purchasing the majority of the palettes that Too Faced has recently released this fall (so far), but I could not pass up the Too Faced Cat Eyes Palette for $36 at Sephora. Purples! Browns! Cat eyes! Leopard print! I like all things cat-related! I couldn’t resist it.
The Cat Eyes Palette is housed in the usual portable metal case with a mirror. It contains nine shades-three lighter base or highlighter shades and six others to create contrast and color. The three darkest shades can be used either dry or wet for precision lining, if desired.
Cat Eyes contains a nice variety of mattes, sparkles, and shimmers, so it is definitely my kind of palette.
Purr-A light beige with a frosted finish. Great as a highlighter.
Tiger’s Eye-A shimmery, slightly copper, medium brown. Pigmentation is incredible.
Leopard-A matte chocolate brown with gold sparkle. The gold sparkle is much more noticeable when applied wet.
Meow-A matte, light beige.
Pussy Cat-Pink with a hint of purple and a frosted finish.
Jungle Love-A matte, almost black purple with pink sparkle. Pigmentation is not so great dry and the glitter doesn’t show up much, but this shadow is my favorite when wet. It’s a deep, glittery plum.
Kitten-A matte light pink. Alone, it is really neutral and barely noticeable on the brow, but when blended with other colors, the pink really stands out and creates some intense contrast.
Kitty Glitter-A sparkly, shimmery, sheer silver.
Panther-A matte black. Closer to true black when applied wet.
Swatching this palette was pretty terrifying. Most of the shadows, especially those with shimmer, felt very chunky and the colors did not turn out well. As with all of my swatches, these are dry with no primer. On my eyelids with primer, it was a completely different story. There is not a single shade I dislike. With the exception of Pussy Cat and Kitty Glitter, which tend to feel slightly gritty, the application is smooth and pigmented and they blend very well.
There was a significant difference between the wet/dry shadows when applied dry and with a damp brush. They appeared less powdery and the glitter in Leopard and Jungle Love stayed put. Still, when applied dry, they’re nothing to complain about other than the glitter fallout.
Here’s how the Cat Eyes Palette looks:
Overall, I love how well the purples, browns, and blacks compliment each other. Purples and browns together can either look really good or really bad in my opinion, but this palette pulls it off very well and all of the shades seem to bring out the best in each other. The shadows are not the absolute best quality I’ve ever experienced, but they are still pretty good. Meow.