Here we have the latest in Too Faced's 9-shades-of-eyeshadow-in-a-tin palette releases - Cat Eyes is a selection of shadows, three of which can be used wet as eyeliner, for a 'ferociously feminine' look.
Inside the tin, you get nine shades of eyeshadow and a fold-out booklet of 3-minute makeup looks. Behind the booklet, there's decent sized mirror, and as usual, the tin is well constructed and sturdy.
The base shades on the left are in larger pans, with the theory being that they'll be the ones you use the most of, given that they're base shades. The other six shadows aren't exactly tiny, but they aren't particularly large either. Luckily, they're generally incredibly well pigmented, so you won't actually need much eyeshadow at all to get good colour payoff.
|Purr, Tiger's Eye, Leopard|
|Meow, Pussy Cat, Jungle Love|
|Kitten, Kitty Glitter, Panther|
|Leopard, Jungle Love, Panther (swatched damp)|
Now, whilst I'm definitely impressed by some of the shades in this palette (Leopard, Jungle Love, and Tiger's Eye, in particular), I'm not entirely convinced by the palette as a whole. The theme seems to mostly revolve around the fact that the palette has shadow/liners which allow you to do flicky eyeliner. The look book claims you can get shaded eyes with cat eye liner in three minutes - anyone who's tried to perfect their cat eye flicks knows that unless you're very, very good, three minutes isn't going to cut it.
Thanks to the slightly weak third row shade lineup, I'm not entirely convinced that this palette is a must have - if you like some of the shades, or you're partial to the leopard print tin, by all means go ahead, but don't expect it to be revolutionary. Expect it to contain lovely, buttery soft shadows in some nice (and some underwhelming) shades, and expect to get some good liner looks - but don't expect full on, easy feline eyes.
Find it now at BeautyBay, where it costs £35.
Disclosure: PR sample
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