Monday, August 19, 2013

Too Faced Pretty Rebel Palette - Review, swatches, and comparisons

The new eyeshadow palette from Too Faced is so pretty! According to the description on the box, it's meant to be able to give you all kinds of looks, from classic to really wild and colorful. It has a good variety of neutrals, colors, and finishes. Here is the palette and swatches:

Top row: Dainty, Charming, Girly, Totally Fetch, Miss Sparkles
Bottom row: Ringleader, Gangsta, Instigator, Badass, Jailbird

Most of the colors have good pigmentation, with the exception of Dainty, Charming, and Totally Fetch. It just takes so much effort to build them up.

Left to right: Dainty, Charming, Totally Fetch. You can't even see Dainty--that's how unpigmented it is

I was most drawn to the neutrals in this palette, but they're not that unique. If you have some of the more popular neutral palettes, you will already have some of these colors. They're not all exact dupes, but most of these can give you a very similar, if not identical look.

Left: Dainty
Right: Cream from Lorac Pro palette
*Lorac's Cream is less chunky

Left: Ringleader
Right: Sin from Urban Decay's Naked palette 

Left: Charming
Middle: Espresso from Lorac Pro palette
Right: Sexpresso from Too Faced's Natural Eye palette
* Charming is very chunky and unevenly pigmented

Left: Girly
Right: Definer shade from Wet n Wild's Comfort Zone palette
*MAC's Club is also the same color

Left: Gangsta
Second from left: Crease shade from Wet n Wild's Comfort Zone palette
Second from right: Snakebite from Urban Decay's Naked 2 palette
Right: Smog from Urban Decay's Naked palette

Instigator is pretty unique; it's a metallic yellow, which I don't think is very wearable. If that's what you want, go for it, but I have some colors that are more flattering.

Left: Instigator
Second from left: Gold from Lorac Pro palette
Second from right: Half Baked from Urban Decay's Naked and Naked 2 palettes
Right: Honey Pot from Too Faced's Natural Eye palette

Hot or Not: NOT

This is just kind of an okay palette for me. If six of the colors have dupes/alternatives and three are poorly pigmented, is it really worth getting? I wouldn't recommend this to someone who already owns a lot of the popular neutral palettes, because you're getting a lot of overlap. Get this if you want kind of an "eyeshadow starter palette"--you get a good mix of neutrals and really fun colors. Just make sure to use a good primer underneath to get better color payoff.

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