Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Review -- Too Faced Country Nashville Nudes Eye Shadow Collection

I've been a bad girl.

I tried to resist the latest group of Too Faced eye shadow palettes.  Really I did.

I already have a ton of palettes and I know that there are going to be tons of holiday kits and sets available in the coming weeks and months that I'm going to want, so there's really no way to justify purchasing much anything right now.

So even though the Country Nashville Nudes Eye Shadow Collection was totally calling my name, I tried to talk myself out of it.

And I held firm for a couple of months... but then, I was in Ulta and I saw the palette in person and I just couldn't resist anymore.

It was a total impulse buy.

The Country Nashville Nudes Palette comes in a tin packaging like many of Too Faced's other smaller eye shadow collections. The artwork is adorable, featuring lassos and little stars to fit the country theme.

Too Faced Country Nashville Nudes Palette 
Inside, there is a small mirror that's hidden by a helpful little pamphlet that lays out three looks that you can create with the palette.

Too Faced Country Nashville Nudes Palette instruction card
The collection contains 9 shadows: Cowboy Take Me Away, a matte light peach; Y'all, a glittery light rosy gold; Dolly, a matte dark brown with gold micro-glitter; Famous in a Small Town, a satin-y cream with slight pink iridescence; Paper Roses, a shimmery medium pink; Rhinestone, a deep purple with silver micro-glitter; All American Girl, a shimmery silvery-white; Nashville, a shimmery periwinkle-lavender-gray; and Bluebird, an indigo blue with blue micro-glitter.

Too Faced Country Nashville Nudes Palette 

From l. to r.: Cowboy Take Me Away, Y'all, Dolly

From l. to r.: Famous in a Small Town, Paper Roses, Rhinestone

From l. to r.: All American, Nashville, Bluebird
The shades in this palette are lovely, and I think that they all fit the country theme really well. The first row offers a more natural look, while the second row has some girly pink and purple tones. The third row is probably the most countrified because the shades totally make me think of denim.

That said, with the exception of Nashville, which is a pretty unique shade, I think that the colors in this palette are fairly dupe-able. I like having them all together in one little set, but if you're a fan of one or two of the shades, you may already have similar shades in your collection.

When it comes to formula, most of the shadows are up to Too Faced's normal standards and feel soft and creamy. But there are a few -- Y'all, All American Girl, and Bluebird, to name them -- that feel pretty dry and stiff.

That doesn't seem to affect their performance, though -- I found that all of the shadows in the palette apply and blend pretty easily on the eye. If you're using Y'all, though, I definitely recommend putting down a sticky base because in addition to being dry, the glitter in that shadow is pretty chunky so the fall-out can be a pain.

Considering all of that, I don't really see this palette as a must-have.

Don't get me wrong -- it's very nice and I'm happy to have it, but the shades aren't particularly special and other Too Faced Palettes like the Romantic Eye or the Natural At Night feel just a little bit nicer.

The Country Nashville Nudes Eye Shadow Collection retails for $36 at the Too Faced website and Ulta.

Have you tried the Too Faced Country Nashvile Nudes Eye Shadow Collection? Are you a fan?


  1. The more palettes you show, the more I´m dying to glimpse at your whole collection! :D

    I can see why you could not resist this one: just the packaging is so adorable! And TooFaced never disappoints whith quality. ^^

    1. I haven't forgotten about the palette collection post! I'm still trying to organize them, though, and find a good location for taking photos. I think I should be able to do it before the end of October. That's my plan anyway. :)

    2. I´m preparing myself for an epic sight. :D


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