I almost hate to post this review right now because a) I just reviewed the Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly Palette here, and b) this palette is constantly selling out! But it’s just so good that I can’t not review it. What the hell am I referring to? My new love that is the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette of course! 🙂 That’s right. Too Faced has released yet another adorable and amazing eye shadow palette. While the Peanut Butter and Jelly Palette was an Ulta exclusive, the Sweet Peach Palette is available wherever Too Faced is sold…for a limited time. And like the Peanut Butter and Jelly Palette, the Sweet Peach Palette is also themed around food…a peach of course! I’ve already hinted at my feelings about the palette, but let’s dig a little deeper and find out why. 😉
Too Faced’s foray into the world of all things peach is more akin to the Chocolate Bar palettes than the smaller Peanut Butter and Jelly Palette. Sweet Peach is crammed full of 18 different eye shadow shades that are somewhat surprisingly not all that peach. So I guess on the naming front, this palette sort of fails. 🙂 I really don’t care about the lack of honest to god peach shades because the shades included are gorgeous! And to be fair, most do have a warm orangey-peach undertone. But when you get right to it, this is essentially yet another neutral palette from Too Faced. For me, I think I’m willing to claim it is by far my favorite of the Too Faced palettes!
As I said, the shades are not overtly peach. There is a good selection of pale peach-tinged shades, absolutely stunning warm bronzy tones, a few peachy-pinky-corals, some unexpected duo-chromes, a few warm-toned browns, and perhaps a bit surprisingly, some plummy shades thrown in with a random greyed out golden green. May sound a bit odd, but honestly they are beautiful shades that really do pair nicely together. Are the shades unusual or original? Not really. What makes this palette so fantastic – at least in my eyes – is the undercurrent of warm peach and the combinations of colors available all in one palette. I also appreciate that though these do have a warm undertone, it’s not overly so. The Peanut Butter and Jelly Palette verges on too warm for me, but the Sweet Peach Palette is just my perfect in between.
Like most Too Faced palettes, this one is comprised of a lot of shimmer and metallic finishes. Among the 18 eye shadows, I would call a whopping 10 of them shimmery / metallic. There are also 5 mattes, one lightly glitter flecked matte, one heavily glittery shade (at least in the pan) and one that I consider a great not-quite-matte but not-quite-shimmery brow bone highlight kind of shade. The colors range from light to dark, but most fall somewhere in the mid-tone range and I would consider them pretty much perfect for lid colors. Isn’t it shocking that this is another reason I really enjoy this palette? 🙂 Having said that though, I also see a lot of people being disappointed with the shade selection because there is not a lot of choice when seeking a crease or transition shade. At first glance, deep matte shades for deepening up an eye look also seem absent, although some of the deeper shimmers are actually not very shimmery on the skin. Also, if you tend to like lighter lid shades this will not be the palette for you. Though most of the shades are not overly dark and smoky, they are also not terribly brightening for the eye lid either. Your satisfaction with the Sweet Peach Palette will not surprisingly depend on how you prefer your eye makeup.
Moving on to quality. If you like the shadows in other Too Faced Palettes, I think you will like the Sweet Peach as well. What I always find most impressive from Too Faced are the matte shades and these are no exception. They are nicely pigmented with a great consistency – not too soft nor too firm. They don’t seem to kick up much product either, which is surprising given their pigmentation and texture. The metallics are absolutely stunning and require very little effort to apply on the skin. Though the shimmers are not quite as intense, they are still nicely pigmented and build well. All of these various shades also play nicely together and blend with ease without overblending. As for the glittery shades, I never love these because I hate having sparkles all over my face after applying shadow. They’re ok, just not my favorites. Besides, there are so few in this palette that it doesn’t trouble me. As for wear time, these last just like the shadows from the Chocolate Bar palettes – probably around 8 hours without fading or creasing on my oily eye lids (assuming I’m wearing primer as I always do). As far as I can tell, the shadows in the Sweet Peach Palette do not contain the classic cocoa powder found in the Chocolate Bar shadows, but I really don’t think the cocoa powder does much more than scent the palette! As usual, Too Faced did a good job with the eyeshadow quality.
Another of Too Faced’s typical strong suits is a winner again with the Sweet Peach Palette – the packaging! 🙂 It is in their now standard rectangular slim tin case with a magnetic closure. So good for traveling…not that I ever go anywhere. 😉 The tin itself is an ombre peach beauty fading from pale peach to nearly orange and it is embossed with rows of little peaches. So cute! The names are adorable as well and sticking with the southern peach theme. Some examples: “Nectar,” “Luscious,” “Bless Her Heart,” Bellini,” “Summer Yum,” “Peach Pit,” and “Charmed, I’m Sure.” Absolutely love the names! 🙂 Unlike the Chocolate Bar Palettes, all 18 shadows are the exact same size – 0.95g / 0.03oz each. I really appreciate the uniform shadow pans because I rarely find myself using the larger shades in other Too Faced palettes more frequently than the smaller pans. Also veering away from the Chocolate Bar Palettes, the Peach Palette ditched the chocolate scent for, appropriately, a peach scent! It’s definitely more of an artificial candy-type peach, but I find it pleasant and not that noticeable unless I actually try to smell it. I have seen some reviewers say that the scent is quite strong, but I don’t find mine to be that powerful. And yes, Too Faced has girly almost childish packaging, but I think it’s fun and personally enjoy it. 🙂 Besides, I am in love with the shadows inside so I really don’t care how it’s packaged!
I am definitely a huge fan of the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette! I really do think this is my perfect everyday neutral palette. Definitely my favorite of the larger Too Faced Palettes…in fact, it’s my favorite of all of the Too Faced Palettes! 🙂 I don’t think this is a palette that everyone will love, but if you like mid-tones for the eye lids and are a fan of bronzes and subtle peachy-coral tinged browns you should probably grab this palette whenever you find it! 🙂 I am so, so happy with pretty much everything about the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette! 😀
The Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette retails for $49 and is available wherever Too Faced is sold. The palette contains 18 eye shadows at .95g / 0.03oz each, totaling 17.1g / 0.54oz of product.
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