I don’t know what it is about peaches that make me love them so much. It could be that they are one of my favourite fruits; perhaps it could be the beautiful vibrant shade itself. Whatever it is, every time I see, smell, or taste something peach-related, I just fall in love. Earlier this year, I learned that Too Faced was coming out with a peach-themed palette. I was immediately intrigued, being a huge fan of the ever-so popular chocolate bar palettes. As more and more details were released on the palette, my anticipation and need for it only grew stronger. I knew it wouldn’t be an easy feat to get my hands on it, with it being a limited-edition product (initially), but after months of waiting and with the help of my lovely boyfriend (who is now certainly convinced that I am a makeup fiend), it’s all mine! So what are my thoughts on the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette? Keep reading to find out.
I got the Sweet Peach palette from Sephora for $59 CAD. As I mentioned before, it was initially supposed to be a limited-edition item, however, I believe that Too Faced is planning on making it a permanent addition to their line since they apparently had ~no idea~ that the palette was going to be so popular (a.k.a. their elaborate scheme on creating artificial hype around this product worked and although it’s hella shady, I was willing to look past it). Regardless, it will be available to purchase again in a few months. I heard of there being sporadic restocks in Sephora and Ulta, and I know that some European countries have the palette available in their Sephoras and other stores which may carry Too Faced, so I wouldn’t be too worried about not being able to buy it in the future.
It comes with 18 shades, which is definitely a lot of shadows, and they’re all the same size as the pans in the previous chocolate bar palette. The palette is mostly made up of warm neutrals with a few hints of colour. Before this palette was released, many individuals expressed that this palette just wasn’t peachy enough, and that it didn’t have much to offer, especially if you already own the other two chocolate bar palettes by Too Faced or any other warm neutral palette in general. At first I agreed, considering that I do own quite a few palettes that have mostly neutral shades, however, I really like the colour scheme of the Sweet Peach palette. I find that it works very well with my skin tone, and although I may already have some dupes in my collection, I like the convenience of having all the shades that work together in one place.
As for its packaging, I’m not really a huge fan. I guess the colours are really pretty, however I’m not really big on cutesy designs when it comes to makeup. It makes it look juvenile and cheap, and that’s not something I really look for especially when I’m shelling out quite a bit of money for my products. But that aspect of the packaging is not what bothers me, its the actual palette itself. It has a magnetic closure that feels more flimsy every time I open it. It always freaks me out whenever I reach for it because I feel like I might drop it and shatter the shadows, so I feel like they could’ve made the packaging a little more sturdy; perhaps sans cartoon peaches as well.
Too Faced shadows can be very hit or miss for me. Among all the TF palettes I own, there’s always a few good shades that are very buttery, smooth, and pigmented, however there’s also some that are very chalky and patchy. With the Sweet Peach palette, it’s no different. Some of the shades apply beautifully, were pigmented, and were very easy to work with, like Puree, Summer Yum, and Nectar, however there’s a couple that aren’t as pigmented and are more difficult to use such as Candied Peach, Peach Pit, and Talk Derby To Me. Candied Peach requires a primer, a white base, and a glycerin-based medium such as MAC Fix+ to get it to show up exactly the way it does in the pan. Peach Pit is a little patchy, and Talk Derby To Me is just a downright disaster. It’s so chalky and patchy and would only look good overtop a black base, and even then, it would be a nightmare to try to blend out without getting glitter everywhere due to the amount of fallout. The other shades are, in my opinion, are quite nice to work with, however they all require a primer to have a decent colour pay-off since they do fall short when it comes to their pigmentation.
L to R: White Peach, Nectar, Peaches N’ Cream, Luscious, Cobbler, Georgia, Just Peachy, Candied Peach, Caramelized
L to R: Bless Her Heart, Bellini, Puree, Tempting Peach Pit, Summer Yum, Charmed, I’m Sure, Delectable, Talk Derby To Me.
Another thing I wanted to touch on was the scent. I was hoping that it would smell like Fuzzy Peaches, but instead it has a different, more artificial peachy scent. Don’t get me wrong, I do happen to like it, but it just wasn’t what I expected it to be. So far, it hasn’t been bothering me, but I will say that it is very strong. When I got the palette, I could smell the fragrance from the Sephora bag that it was in even while it was still in its box. So if any of you have fragrance-related sensitivities, you may want to skip out on this product.
I’ve really been enjoying this palette. The shades are beautiful, and the shadows are very easy to work with for the most part. Was it a necessity for me? Probably not. Especially since I own several other palettes with shades that are very similar to the ones in this one. However, I would highly recommend it to individuals who don’t really have any eyeshadows and are looking for something leaning toward the warmer end of neutrals. I would also like to mention that I definitely recommend it over the Morphe 35O palette, another extremely popular product with warm/neutral eyeshadows, simply because the quality of the shadows are much better in the Sweet Peach palette.
Have you tried the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette?
What are some of your favourite warm neutral shadows/palettes?