Clearly I've had a much more positive experience with this palette than the other reviewers. I became obsessed with having the shade "Voulez-vous" - a deep, smokey purple/grey - and couldn't find an exact dupe of it anywhere so eventually broke down and bought this palette. For starters, the packaging is sturdy, easy to use and practical - a small metal tin (rather than bulky cardboard) that closes securely and opens easily. And, yes, several of the colours are light, sheer and even very similar in colour but this is typical of many of TF's 9 pan palettes. But the less noticeable shades can be made more intense by using a coloured base and the shades Voulez-vous, Lap Dance, Birthday Suit and Garter Belt are such great and flattering shades that work together really well. "In the Buff" is the perfect "almost matte but not really flat" brow highlighter. I am really happy with this palette. I fear that if I use up any one shade in it (not that this has EVER happened to me yet), it's likely to be Voulez-vous and then I'll have to repurchase the entire palette just for that one shade. But I like it so much, I wouldn't hesitate for a moment!
How I wanted to love this product! Like another reviewer, the promo pic is what made me really want to get this palette. It was my first Too Faced product. Beautiful colors - no complaints about the selection. The quality of these shadows are comparable to Nyx, moderate pigmentation and moderate to heavy fallout. French Tickler is useless. Looks so beautiful for an hour or two and then suddenly it leaves my eyes. I used the Lorac Primer and Urban Decay makeup setting spray and it still was gone after two hours. I will not be purchasing Too Faced shadows again.
Go with BM Ready shadows, or UD Naked.
When I first got this, I thought it was amazing. The colors(mostly) were so creamy and pigmented. The best colors in the palette are Sugar Walls, Voulez-Vous, and French Tickler. In The Buff is the worst - it's very chalky, has lots of fallout, and goes on the eye inconsistently.
I would NOT recommend this product because
1) It is expensive, at least in my opinion, for what you are getting.
2) The colors are very pretty but very standard - Sugar Walls, Pillow Talk, and Satin Sheets all look virtually the same on the eye.
3) If you already have a medium, even small eyeshadow collection, you probably have at least one or several of the colors in the palette.
I would recommend that if you use the eyeshadows to have a very strong eye primer as some colors like In The Buff and French Tickler can have a lot of fallout. Oh, and to do your foundation last just in case you get fallout on your face. :)
In Ulta, this palette looked gorgeous. I'll admit, the promo pic is what enticed me to buy it. She had this gorgeous purple-grey smokey eye going on which insinuated that you could recreate that look with this palette. How wrong I was in assuming that...The colors are beautiful, but most of them are SO SHEER. I am NC20, so everything should be able to show up on me. I had to keep applying layers of the e/s so that it would show up, and then it just became a powdery mess. I will say the black sparkly eyeshadow is gorgeous though. Another thing I hate about these too Faced palettes is that there's so much fallout. The concept is great..a soft purply gray smokey eye.. but in reality it just does not translate onto my eyelids. I think if you're into the natural look you might like this palette. I returned it.
This palette is good for daytime smoky eyes. I like the packaging better than the cardboard Too Faced usually sells their eye shadows in. I returned my Too Faced Naked Soft and Sexy palette because I liked this one better. The shadows that are in this palette that are repeats from the Too Faced Naked palette are the ones I liked anyway, plus this comes with some purple and dusty pinks which I donít have a lot of. Most of the colors read a grayish purple on my eyes and are very pretty. The shadows do show up well, but are not very dark colors, so I think it suits lighter skin tones better. I do apply the shadows over my NYX Milk pencil and UDPP. I use this for daytime office makeup and find that it is not too over the top and is appropriate. Overall, I recommend it.