With the huge success that was the PB&J 9-pan palette and the Sweet Peach palette, I'm not surprised that Too Faced come out with another limited edition palette so quickly. This palette was pretty hyped up on social media (though not to the degree that the PB&J and Sweet Peach palettes were), but it fell a little short with the beauty community. The palette itself is a little out there; it's a mix of bright colors and pale neutrals in both matte and shimmer finishes. Unless you like really bright, intense looks (which is totally fine!), it's not a stand alone palette, but it is refreshing to see in a sea of mid-tone neutral palettes. The colors themselves, even though they are bright, are a little uninspiring; Too Faced has done all these colors before, albeit not all in one palette. What I think is the biggest draw, and biggest gimmick of this palette, is that you're supposed to decorate it. With stickers. I bought this palette direct from Too Faced the day it launched, so clearly I'm into the idea of it (or I bought into the gimmick), but a lot of people thought it was incredibly childish and unappealing. Hence, the divide in opinions of this palette in the beauty community.
Next is Bunny Fu-Fu. Bunny Fu-Fu is a 'matte pumpkin spice' and is very similar to multitude of matte orange eye shadows that have recently become available.
I Heart TF isn't the best shadow in this palette, but I though it was still workable, especially since it's such a bright pink. A lot of people were a little iffy about this shadow because it's a bit stiff in the pan and because it's very similar to Fetch, another bright pink shadow Too Faced has featured in more than one palette. I don't own Fetch, so I can't compare them side by side, but from what I've seen, it does look suspiciously similar. I think one of the reasons why this shade is so stiff and difficult to use is because of the silver sparkle; you can see it in the pan and the shadow obviously has silver chunks in it. Once it's applied, though, the silver is a little hard to see, so I don't think it was worth adding it to the shadow in the first place.
Meow! is described as a 'deep amethyst', and it is the darkest shade in this palette. I like that it's not a black, and it applied well with good pigmentation (which is especially promising since it's a dark purple). It does have shimmer, but it's fine and there aren't any chunks of glitter or anything. Meow! is another moderately uninteresting shade, but it works well for what it is.
And that's the Totally Cute palette! Overall, I wouldn't say this is a must-have palette for everyone. It's not bad; the shadows generally perform as you'd expect and the color selection, while slightly limiting, is interesting and different, but if you don't like bright, shimmery colors and/or think the idea of putting stickers on an eye shadow palette is a little lame, then I'd say pass on it. This is a limited edition palette, but it should be around at least until Fall (and I don't really see it selling out like the PB&J or Sweet Peach), so you have some time to think things over (and maybe go swatch it!) before you buy it.
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