TOO FACED PRETTY RICH PALETTE REVIEW + SWATCHES
This week for Beauty Wednesday, I decided to review my Too Faced Pretty Rich eyeshadow palette. I’ve had it for months but hadn’t gotten around to reviewing it yet, because to be 100% honest, I wasn’t totally sure how I felt about it. Don’t get me wrong, I love the palette. But I’ve had a few issues with it, and normally I only review products on here that I’m completely obsessed with, so I was a little torn.
But you guys have been loving the super raw and unfiltered vibe over on Instagram, so I figured it would be great to include more products and maybe explain the pros and cons of everything, instead of only featuring the highlight reel of my all-times faves on here…
So yeah, all that to say, I love this palette, but it’s not my favourite. I’ve reviewed many products from Too Faced before (like the Tickled Peach palette and the Dream Queen set), because it’s a brand I just LOVE and I’ve been pretty smitten with everything so far, so I realize that maybe my expectations were a liiiittle too high on this one… Because let’s face it: At first sight, it looks GORGEOUS.
And really, it is. There’s lots of good stuff in there. But the main reason I bought this $49 palette was for the 4 glitter shades… That I ended up really not liking. These have kind of a creamy base, and on my lids, they crease in what seems like a minute, wiping all the eyeshadow underneath at the same time.
The first time I wore the palette, I wore a bit of the Diamond Glitterati shade to brunch, and by the time I sat down, it had completely shifted and gotten stuck in my crease, leaving my eye look completely destroyed. I was crushed. The same thing happened over and over again, no matter what shadows I applied these shades over.
So right off the bat, these 4 glitter shades really aren’t for me, which is a bummer, because $49 for 12 little eyeshadow pan is quite expensive, even for me.
The second thing that I find a little weird is how the last row completely clashes with the rest of the colour story. It’s all beautiful taupes and golds, and then BAM, there’s a black and 3 shades of blue… Why? Don’t get me wrong, I love the black and I’ve actually used it quite a bit… But on the very rare occasion when I want to do a blue eye look, this isn’t the palette I’m gonna be reaching for anyways, so why bother?
Other than the glitter formula and the last row, though, this palette is great. I really LOVE the shades Clutch Your Pearls, Princess Cut, Highly Selective and Oh, That’s Rich, that are all super unique and I find myself reaching for a lot, even when I’m using another palette to create my look.
Clutch Your Pearls, for example, looks like it’s white in the pan, but as you can see on the swatch, it looks like a pink duo-chrome on the skin. When I use just a tiny bit of it in my inner corner, I always get asked what I used and get so many compliments. Princess Cut is a gorgeous peachy pink with chunky gold glitters, Highly Selective is a super metallic dark rose gold that really stands out, and Oh, That’s Rich is a gorgeous deep purple-y maroon that when added to the other 3 shades, really deepens the look for a smokey effect, without loosing any of the warmth.
I also really love the 2 metallic golden shades, Filthy Rich and Don’t Carat All, and I’m a big fan of the fact that there’s a cool-toned transition shade, and a warm-toned one as well.
The matte shadows are suuuuper creamy and there’s virtually no fallout. So basically, the quality of the shadows is the same great quality as always for Too Faced (except for the glitters that I really just don’t get).
Colour story wise, I also love that every horizontal row can be used to create a different look. I usually don’t really look at the placement when I do eyeshadow, but I know a lot of people who don’t really feel like they know what they’re doing LOVE to have a layout that’s user-friendly, so I think that’s really cool.
If I forget the bottom row, these shades really remind me of the Huda Beauty New Nude palette, and I’m a really big fan of the pink nudes and golden tones in there. I’ve used this palette at least a dozen of times, and I feel like you can still create so many looks with all the tones in here, wether you’re going for something super natural or a smokier look.
So to sum it up I would say this palette is a good one, I definitely use it a lot and love it. The matte, sparkly and metallic shades are beautiful, they’re creamy, they don’t crease, and you can create a ton of looks… And I would probably use the glitter directly on my face for a festival or more creative, crazy makeup looks. But if you were to buy one Too Faced Palette, this wouldn’t be the one I would recommend, especially for your first one. I linked 3 more palettes from Too Faced down below, that I would probably purchase instead if I could do it again. And to be 100% honest, I’m probably gonna end up buying these as well, because I’m an eyeshadow palette hoe, and I’m obsessed with Too Faced.
I hope this review was helpful to you guys, and I would love to know what you thought if you have and used this palette! Also, please let me know if there’s anything you would like me to review on here in the comments section below!
Love you guys,