Actually, the Too Faced Natural Eye is something that I owned previously, but when I bought my Naked Palette (remember this story?) I decided to give my Natural Eye to my mum as I thought the NP had everything that NE had plus more. But lately I had started lemming for it again and I couldn't exactly ask for it back could I?
Anyway, I had been given some vouchers to spend at Apothica, so after 2 weeks of daily indecision I finally settled on these two.
(For Aussie readers, Apothica DO ship to Australia, and while shipping is $22 - $26, the prices of the makeup there are very cheap, thus making up for the high postage cost if you buy several items).
Too Faced Natural Eye kit ($34.70US at Apothica)
I will not be showing swatches of this palette as I feel there are already too many fabulous swatches available on the web. All I will say is that just because you have the NP, doesn't mean you don't need this one. The colours, while comparable to NP, are still unique enough in their own right to warrant an addition to your collection.
Stila Pro Artist Palette No 1. ($20.78US at Apothica)
This one took me a while to decide on, because I couldn't find any decent swatches anywhere. In the end I took a chance on this one and bought it. I'm glad I got this as the colours are gorgeous, especially when used wet. Below are swatches both using a dry and a wet brush.
The yellow shade, Prize, is just too powdery with massive fallout. Even used wet it's still not that great. The other two are fab!
These 3 shades are my favourite of the lot, they are pigmented both dry and wet, and the colours are just gorgeous. I've also used the blue and the purple one as an eyeliner to line my eyes with a pop of colour.
And here's a quick eye look using Moxie on the lid, and Lucky on the lower lashline.
My only gripe with this palette, apart from the powdery yellow colour, is the packaging. It's cardboard (so it gets dirty very easily), and it's unnecessarily big. Once I depot them into my Z-palette I'll be happy. Apart from that this is a very versatile palette due to the combination of bronzes and taupes with the blue and purple.
Have you got any of these palettes? If you own (ed) the NP, would you get the Natural Eye?