We tried it: 3 different looks using the new Too Faced Born This Way Eye Shadow Palette

In case you missed it, Too Faced has just added two new products to their Born This Way Collection: a silky highlighter trio that allows the wearer to build and customise their glow and an eye shadow palette that contains 16 all-new, modern nudes that can create a multitude of wearable looks.

If you’re familiar with the Born This Way line-up, you’ll know that it’s all about creating natural, modern looks that make you feel comfortable in your own skin. Their bestselling foundation provides an effortless real-skin finish and the Born This Way Super Coverage Concealer contours, highlights and retouches in one go. Recently three MECCA HQ beauties took the new palette for a spin—see their looks (and thoughts) below.



“For a girl like me—whose idea of neutral is hot pink glitter and dreamy matte blues—this skin-inspired palette was something I’d usually pass on. However, given the task to put it to the test, in my own way, I dipped straight into the rosier tones in the centre of the palette. These shades (‘Petal’ all over the lid, ‘Warm Rose’ in the crease) transformed upon application into a fleshy mauve that looked like it was made for me. Not as pink as I had anticipated, but rather slightly more bronze. It was unusually perfect. There was no chance that I could skimp on the glitter, so I dusted ‘Rose Gold’ across the centre of my lid and ‘Sparkling Rum’ on the outer third, highlighting my inner corner with Glistening Snow. On first impression, I’m well, impressed, and can’t wait to venture into the deeper, chocolatey end of this dream palette.”



“As a chocoholic in every sense of the word (read: addicted to both chocolate and the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette) I was desperate to get my hands on the Born This Way palette. The promise of nude browns and beiges to suit all skin tones with the added bonus of some foil-like metallic shades—this palette had my name all over it. Since trying it I can confirm it’s got the buttery blend that we’re used to coupled with pigment for days. I never want to give this palette back—and I’m now available for video meetings all week (insert ‘hair flick’ emoji here).”



“Despite working in beauty for 4 years, I still have a strong tendency to lean towards a ‘neutral’ eyeshadow option. I already own A LOT of ‘brown’ eyeshadows, however, this palette for me is definitely a one-stop shop. The range of cool and warm toned neutrals allows me to create everything from my soft, everyday wash of champagne shimmer to my go-to chocolate brown smokey eye for the weekends. To no one’s surprise, the formulas are super easy to blend and have incredible colour payoff (just like the rest of the Too Faced eyeshadows). It is a big ‘yes!’ from me.”

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