REVIEW: Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette

by - April 11, 2016

I always look at Too Faced palettes with pretty much drooly lust, but I actually don't always indulge the lust and pick them up. Bad makeup junkie, right? Too Faced shadows are some of the absolute best on the market and I feel like whoever is curating their palettes is pretty much 100% on point, so it only makes sense that they should be in my collection. And, honestly, I'm pretty sure that by the end of 2016 I'll have a lot more Too Faced in my life than I did at the beginning of the year. When the Sweet Peach palette came online at Sephora on March 30, I didn't even think about it... I just ordered it. This, my friends, is actually pretty rare for me. But I did it. And I can't stop sniffing it!

Keep reading for a closer look & swatches!

The Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Collection Palette is infused with the juicy scent and antioxidant-rich essence of peach. Create endless looks with 18 shades of peachy pinks, corals, bronzes, and pops of purples that will leave your eyes looking warm weather-fresh all year long. It features a Glamour Guide with three eye looks to get you started.

Sounds pretty good, right? Can we just take a minute and talk about the scent? It's admittedly a little different than what I was expecting, but I absolutely love it. For me, it reminds me of a combination of Fuzzy Peach Slices candies and a Cabbage Patch doll that I had when I was little in the 80s. I don't like it as much as I like the Chocolate scent from Too Faced, but it's still pretty damn great.

I love love love the packaging on this product. The tin is textured, with raised peaches in a kind of grid and pretty branding. I honestly feel like Too Faced has the adorable factor on absolute lock when it comes to their packaging, no one can touch them... yet. I also love the magnetic closure of the tin. It closes firmly, but it's not a pain in the ass to open, which is a hard chord to strike. It also props itself open, which is great for travel purposes. Packaging is HUGE win.

There has been some debate about the shade selection in this palette, with some people arguing that it needs to have more actual peach shades. I have to say, I'm definitely on the other side of the debate. I think this is a great shade selection that will work beautifully for spring and summer, making really pretty pinky/peach eye looks, but will also translate really beautifully into fall with the warm transition and crease shades and the beautiful pop of green that I love for fall. I also think that there are surprising shades in the palette that don't look nearly as peachy in the pan as they do on the skin - more on that below. While there are some hits and misses on formula, I think the shade selection is pretty great and the palette as a whole isn't like anything I've personally seen on the market.

White Peach (matte vanilla cream)
Even though this is described as a matte, I think it has a slight bit of sheen when applied to the skin and I absolutely love it for my brow bone because it does catch some light but doesn't look shimmery or weird. It's not a super duper pigmented shade, but the finish is surprisingly impactful and has a really smooth, silky texture.

Nectar (pearly peachy cream)
This is one of my favorite shades in the palette. I like to use this as an inner corner highlight, because it's light without being white or silver and it catches a ton of light. This also works really nicely as a lid shade. This is one of those shades that pulls more peach on the skin than in the pan, in my opinion. It's a little bit powdery when you put your brush into it, but it's very silky and pigmented.

Peaches n Cream (matte milky peach)
On my skintone, this is a very nude shade and the type of shade that I would use all over the lid for a really basic matte eye look and also to set my primer for blending. The formula on this shade is pretty much perfect. It's smooth and creamy in texture with a lot of pigmentation and blends really easily on the eyes. If every matte in my collection could be this texture, I'd be a happy kitten.

Luscious (pearl peach champagne)
In the pan, this shade actually seems a little bit underwhelming, but swatched and applied to the eyes it's absolutely stunning. For me, this is a peachy rose gold shade that would literally flatter any skin tone and eye colour. It's got a really creamy, smooth texture and the pigmentation is incredible. For me, this is the sleeper hit of this palette.

Cobbler (peachy pinked bronze)
I can already tell this is going to be a favorite for me in the fall when I go for those bronzey smoky eyes. This is a very warm bronze shade that really makes blue or green eyes pop. The texture is really nice on this shade, but it's not quite as pigmented as Luscious. I do think, though, that based on the texture it will build well on the eyes. 

Georgia (matte peachy pink)
This is another shade that's a lot more peach on the skin than it looks in the pan. In the pan, I feel like this leans a little more beige, but on the skin it's got more of the peachy warmth. This is pretty much a perfect first transition shade on my skin tone and I've used it as such in every eye look I've done with this palette thus far. Fantastic formula and nice pigmentation on this one.

Just Peachy (shimmering peachy pink)
I'm a little in love with this shade. It's really right on the line between peach and pink and has a gold sheen through it. I think this shade would be pretty much STUNNING on a deeper skin tone, but I also quite like it on my skin as long as I ground it with some deeper neutrals. It's a little bit powdery in the pan, but it applies quite nicely. Of all the shades I've tried from this palette, this one did crease the most on me. Pigmentation is pretty good. 

Candied Peach (matte coral with violet shimmer)
I've never been a huge fan of the matte shades with micro shimmers in them because they always seem to be a little bit dry to me, and this one is no exception. It's dry and a little bit powdery, which I think can lead to some patchiness. It's a beautiful colour and there's a lot of pigment in there, but I think it takes a little more work than I'd like it to.

Carmelized (dark gilded bronze)
LOVE THIS SHADE. This one is a little bit deeper and more golden than the peachier Cobbler shade. It's got amazing pigmentation and a really smooth, silky texture. I literally can't say a bad thing about this shade and I absolutely know that I'm going to get a ton of wear out of it. 

Bless Her Heart (golden moss)
I'm so glad they included this green in the palette, because I think it fits and gives some more versatility to the palette. I think this is a really pretty shade, very much midtoned without being too light or too deep. I find I wish there was a little bit more punch to the pigment, but I like the texture and I think it applies really nicely.

Bellini (gilded peach)
I'm just going to go ahead and declare this my favorite shade in the palette. I think that it's incredibly unique, with a soft, peachy pink base and then a ton of gold glow that just makes it look stunning. I love this washed all over the lid either on its own or with deeper neutrals blended into the crease. It's got a smooth, silky texture and a good amount of pigmented though I think it definitely gives a softer effect over all. 

Puree (matte light warm brown)
This is one of those dreamy crease shades that I think everyone needs. It's definitely very, very warm and doesn't skew towards the more taupe shades that I usually reach for. This shade has a really smooth, silky texture that blends really nicely and the pigmentation is fantastic. I actually find that I have to be really careful not to pick too much up on my brush. 

Tempting (bronzed black)
When I swatched these and went to remove all of the swatches, this was the only shade that I literally could not get off. The pigmentation on this black is just absolutely out of this world. It's got a really creamy texture that almost feels thick to the touch, but doesn't come off crumbly or weird. I think this will make amazing liner, to be honest, but if you want a true black shadow that this one is on point.

Peach Pit (satin perfect rasin)
I LOVE this shade. I've actually used this to deepen up my outer corner and my crease with the really golden peach shades and also to define my upper lash line and it works beautifully as both. I was a little bit afraid that it would just pull brown on the eyes, but it has enough burgundy tone to it that it gives something unique. This is similar in texture to Tempting, feeling a little bit thicker to the touch, but also smooth and very pigmented. 

Summer Yum (matte gingerbread)
I feel like everyone who owns this palette is going to be reaching for this all the time come fall. For a really warm, burnt eye look this will be perfect in the crease or even just lightly buffed around deeper shades to bring more warmth to a look. Pigmentation and texture are completely on point with this shade. 

Charmed, I'm Sure (matte medium cool brown)
I'm glad that they included a cool matte brown in this palette, because again I feel like it gives it a little more versatility. And this is a great matte brown that works really beautifully in the crease and blends out like a dream. I've actually used this shade a lot already and think it might be the first I hit pan on. Texture is smooth with just a little bit of powderiness and the pigmentation is great. 

Delectable (matte smoky amethyst)
This is my least favorite of the matte shades in this palette because I just don't feel like it has the smooth, creamy texture that the others have. It's powdery and a little bit patchy when swatched, but it does maintain the deep purple shade rather than just looking grey. I haven't actually used this on my eyes yet, but I don't have the highest of hopes for it based on my experience with similar formulas.

Talk Derby To Me (shimmering black violet)
In the pan? Beautiful. On my finger when swatched? Pretty nice. Applied to the skin? Hugely disappointing. I hate to end on this note, but I just don't like this shade at all. In the pan it looks like a deep burgundy purple packed with multicoloured shimmers, but applied to the skin the black base is chalky and powdery and overall it doesn't pack any punch. For me, this is the worst shade in the palette - at least tied with Delectable. 

Overall, I'm really happy that I bought this palette and so far have been able to create some really pretty looks with it. I feel like it's going to transition really well into from summer into fall and I will be able to create a lot of versatile looks with it. Also... I will keep reaching for it just because I love the waft of the peachy scent when it's sitting open on my vanity while I use it. Mmmm. Overall, though there are a few dud shades, this is a really good palette with solid quality. 

I would recommend this if you can handle a strong peach scent and like really warm eye looks. If you're more into cool tones, I would skip this one because you're basically going to get a warm eye look no matter what you do. 

Thanks for reading!

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