Happy Monday bellas,
Hope you had an awesome weekend! I know I certainly did. It started a bit early with a trip to the Eid Festival last Thursday. I got to meet the amazing ladies that have been supplying us with top notch, 100% authentic brands from around the world to young moguls that are creating affordable ‘dupes’ of products we might not always be able to afford. I went a bit crazy buying a whole new load of stuff to try out and add to my collection but rest assured, I’ll be reviewing them so YOU know whether to save or splurge. That’s what I’m here for, right? It was a real treat for the kids as well because we went to a fair on Saturday and the Aussie Circus on Sunday. They had so much fun that both days it was lights out on the car drive home. Today it’s back to school and work but we have memories (and pictures) to last forever.
Speaking about lasting forever, the smell of the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette seems like it could do just that. From the very first time I slid the palette out of the box, to each time I’ve used it in the last couple of weeks, the smell is as pungent as ever. I’m an addict for all things sickly sweet, from the candle scents I choose to the sauce flavours I use in my vape. It’s like being in a candy store and being enveloped by the aromas surrounding me. A lot of people say the smell is too strong and sickening and some have even left it open on a windowsill to air out. For me, it’s one of the things I love most about this palette. I knew it would smell like peaches before I even got it because not only did I read it absolutely everywhere I turned, but the Peanut Butter & Jelly palette smells like Peanut Butter and the Chocolate Bars smell like Chocolate, duh! The peachy smell does fade once it’s applied to the lid so that should also be fine for some. I still love it and I wish I could share scents through the screen when I review Too Faced products because they nailed it once again with this palette.
The packaging is the same sturdy tin that resonates with all the other Too Faced palettes. The front of the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette has a light to dark, peachy-pink ombre with raised tiled peaches. Inside is a small mirror with a peach border. I think they could have made the mirror larger since there is so much space but since I never use it I don’t really mind. The palette comes with the standard glamour guide showcasing three different looks you can achieve using the shades in the palette.
Unlike the previous Too Faced palettes that have larger pans for the highlighting and base shades, the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette has 18 eyeshadows of equal product. I prefer it like this because I usually set my eye primer with only a little bit of shadow or translucent powder and this allows space for a bigger variety of shades. When I first opened the palette, I was a bit disappointed at the lack of actual peach shades in the palette. There are only 3 peachy shades in the entire palette (Just Peachy, Candied Peach, Summer Yum). Sure, you can only have so many varying tones of peach with a limited number of finishes but I just expected more. Some speculate the green is for the leaves, the browns for the stem and pit, and the black and purple for when the fruit is bruised. Sounds like BS but the colours work surprisingly well together.
The formulas are a mix of the original Chocolate Bar textures along with some being soft and buttery like the PB&J palette. Most of the shades are very pigmented with finger swatches but others lost their colour and opacity when applying them to the lid. These were mostly Just Peachy, Bless Her Heart and Delectable. Candied Peach is my favourite shade in the palette and I’ve been using it as a crease/transition shade to brighten the eyes. A mix of Summer Yum and Tempting make for a perfect outer V combination with the intensity of Tempting determining the amount of smokiness I want with a few light shades that can be used to highlight the inner corner and browbone. It’s a good mix of corals, bronzes and warm browns to create a multitude of looks.
For me this palette was a round of hits and misses and while you don’t NEED this palette in your life, it’s a nice to have to play around with subtle colours.
The palette retails for $49 but it is no longer available on the Too Faced website since it was limited edition. You can possibly contact third party sellers to check if they have any in stock.
So are you peachy keen on the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette? Let me know your thoughts.