Monday, March 14, 2016

Product Review -- Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly Eye Shadow Collection

I am pretty much obsessed with warm eye shadow shades.

That's because I have blue eyes, so anything with reddish or orange-y undertones makes them pop like nobody's business. Peach shadows are my absolute favorite, but rusty or red browns are also high on my list.

So when I first heard about Too Faced's Peanut Butter and Jelly Eye Shadow Collection, I knew I had to have it.

As its name implies, the palette is inspired by everyone's favorite sandwich, peanut butter and jelly, so it's mainly warm shades, including Peanut Butter from the Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette, with a couple of purple shades throw in to represent jelly.

The Peanut Butter and Jelly Eye Shadow Collection is one of Too Faced's smaller palettes that comes in a metal tin. The packaging is adorable, as always, and there's a small mirror and instruction booklet inside with look ideas.

Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly Eye Shadow Collection
There are nine shadows in the palette, with 3 containing 2 grams of product and the other 6 containing .9 grams. They're a mix of matte and shimmer shades, and actually smell like delicious peanut butter.

Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly Eye Shadow Collection
The shades include: Spread the Love, a pale peach with subtle gold shimmer; Peanut Butter, a matte orange-y brown; Peanut Butter Cup, a rich metallic bronze with gold shimmer; Bananas, a warm shimmery gold; Peanut Brittle, a metallic copper; Jammin', a dark purple brown with gold micro-shimmer; Extra Creamy, a matte cream; Jelly, an orchid with satin finish; and Nuts About U, a matte reddish brown.

Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly Eye Shadow Collection

From l. to r.: Spread the Love, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Cup, Bananas, Peanut Brittle, Jammin', Extra Creamy, Jelly, and Nuts About U
I'm not going to beat around the bush -- I absolutely love this palette.

If you've got blue or green eyes, I almost feel like it's a must-have. But no matter what color your eyes are, it's a great palette if you're a fan of warm shades.

With the exception of Jelly, which is somewhat on the sheer side, all of the shadows in the palette are nicely pigmented, smooth, and easy to blend.

While the majority of the shades are warm and come from a similar color family, you can really get a variety of looks with the palette. Spread the Love and Bananas are lovely lid shades, but I've used Peanut Butter Cup and Peanut Brittle on the lids for a smokier look too.

Peanut Butter and Nuts About U are lovely crease or transition shades, depending on your skin tone, and Jammin' works well for deepening up the outer corner or as a liner. Extra Creamy is an ideal highlight shade, but can also work well on the lid for a more toned down look.

Jelly is perfect for a pop of color beneath the lower lash line, but I actually love it in the crease too -- I use a fluffier crease brush to apply it over Peanut Butter and the effect is absolutely gorgeous. Add a little Bananas on the lid, and it's a really pretty sunset kind of look.

If you have darker skin, though, you may find that palette could use one or two more dark shades. But I think it's worth it to work in a dark chocolate brown or even black that you already have because the shadows in this collection are just so pretty.

In fact, this is one of the better quality smaller Too Faced palettes I've tried and the shades are absolutely beautiful, so I really can't recommend it enough.

(And Too Faced is coming out with a peach palette sometime in April that I can't wait to get my hands on! They're really knocking it out of the park these days.)

It retails for $36 on the Too Faced website and at Ulta.

Have you the Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly Eye Shadow Collection? What's your favorite look to do with it?


  1. I just got Mally's Ageless Eyes Palette from QVC and there are many comparable shades.

    1. That's interesting, because I've been eyeing that Mally palette for a while, trying to decide if I "needed" it. I guess I don't if there are similar shades in the PB&J Palette... but I'm still tempted. lol Are you enjoying the Ageless Eyes Palette?


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