I had been lusting over the Too Faced Natural Eyes palette for over a year before I finally picked it up, and soon after the release of the Natural Matte palette I found myself realising that I didn’t have a solely Matte eyeshadow palette in my collection, so that found its way into my home as well!
Both palettes are quite small and compact. Each has nine shades (three larger and six smaller) and comes with a look book as well as a small mirror, which is handy if you’re taking it travelling – which it’ll be the perfect size for.
The shades inside are both incredibly similar, with the obvious difference being that the Natural Eyes has some shimmer shades. The shades in the Natural Matte are a play on the Natural Eyes (Push-Up and Strapless being one, Erotica and Risqué being another) – both palettes have shades bordering on slightly inappropriate for the younger generation!
These are swatches, bottom-top, of the nine shades in the palette (first 3 swatches being of the first row and so forth).
The Matte shades don’t swatch particularly well on my skin, but blend quite nicely on the eyes. The pigmentation isn’t quite as strong as my Chocolate Bar palette, but this palette is a perfect palette for a mixture of neutral everyday looks.
Again, a lot of these shades don’t swatch too nicely as you can tell. But they do work nicely on the eyes. The shades blend well, and the pigmentation is definitely buildable.
Overall – I can easily say you don’t need both palettes! Both palettes are absolutely gorgeous, compact and well packaged. For me, the Natural Eyes is a winner because I am a shimmery eyeshadow girl, I just can’t pull off an all-Matte eyeshadow look no matter how hard I try! Both are beautiful, and if you are a lover of neutral shades like myself, they are definitely worthy of investment!