I’m a big lover of a smokey eye, and I love the variations you can create with some of the beautiful eye palettes that are out there. The Too Faced, Cats Eyes palette is not something that I would usually swing towards because of some of the brighter colours, but I wanted to give it a try and see if I could incorporate those into an everyday smokey eye look. There are some gorgeous shades within this palette that can be used for day or nighttime looks. I look forward to getting more creative with this palette.
This was the final look I created, using the Too Faced, Cat Eyes Palette.
Let’s start with the pale colours in this palette. One thing I absolutely love is just how big the lighter shades are. If you’re anything like me, these are usually the colours I hit pan with the first because I use them more often than the others. For this look, I used the shade Meow over my whole lid and applied some to the brow bone. I must note here that these colours are extremely pigmented – so little product is required.
Next, I moved on to the crease colour, for this I used the metallic pink shade called Pussy Cat. Now, when I said earlier that some of these colours are bright, this is one of the shades I was addressing. I didn’t use much of this product, I merely used it to define the crease and add a pop of colour to the lid.
Towards the outer crease I applied the beautiful dark golden brown colour Tiger’s Eye. This gave my lid some definition and added those beautiful warm tones to the look. I blended this in with Pussy Cat and found the shades extremely blendable and buildable if necessary.
To finish the smokey look, I wet my fine liner brush and used the colour Jungle Love which is a dark metallic aubergine colour. Again, this was so pigmented that I hardly had to touch the product in order to pack the colour onto my brush. I used this colour along my top lash line in place of a liquid liner. Using a powdered eyeshadow creates a softer and smokier look. I find it great that the colours Leopard, Jungle Love and Panther can be used dry or wet to amplify the pigment.
I love the variety of shades in the palette, and for those who may struggle with where to start there are actually 3 different looks that you can achieve, by following the base, crease and wet/dry colours. This can give you a guideline and can help you work with the colours. However, I wanted to experiment with other shades in this smokey eye look.
Have you used the Too Faced, Cat Eyes Palette before? I would love to know your thoughts.