Monday, October 10, 2016

Product Review -- Too Faced Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Collection

I've mentioned a few times that I'm an absolute sucker for peach eyeshadows.

I have blue eyes, so anything peachy, orangey, or coppery really does make them pop, so that's why I gravitate toward those types of shadows.

So you can imagine how excited I was when I heard that Too Faced was coming out with a Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Collection.

 And when I heard it was limited edition, you can bet that I was stalking the Too Faced site on the day it was released, sometime in March, like nobody's business until I got my grubby little hands on one.

I didn't do a review on the palette at the time because as predicted, it sold out in a hurry, and I usually don't review products that I know aren't available any longer.

But the good news is that the amazing popularity of the palette convinced Too Faced to bring it back this winter (along with a Sweet Peach blush and bronzer palette, an individual blush, and gloss). Right now, the Too Faced site says it will be back in December, so I figured it might be a good idea to review it in case anyone was thinking of picking it up -- or putting it on their holiday gift wish list.

The palette comes in packaging that's similar to all of the Chocolate Bar Palettes -- it's a long, rectangular tin compact, but it's in fun peach color that's embossed with a bunch of adorable peaches.

Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette
Inside, there's a small mirror and 18 shadows with an amazing scent -- I suppose it's meant to be peach-scented, but to me, it just smells like super sweet fruit candy (which is a good thing in my book, because a bad experience with peach schnapps in my younger and stupider days has left me permanently turned off to anything that smells remotely like peach).

Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette
The shadows are a mix of matte, shimmer, and glitter finishes, and the shades include: White Peach, a matte ivory; Luscious, a shimmery light bronze; Just Peachy, a satin peach with gold shift; Bless Her Heart, an olive green with gold shimmer; Tempting, a matte black with gold micro glitter; Charmed, I'm Sure, a matte mid-tone brown; Nectar, a shimmery pale peach; Cobbler, a shimmery golden brown; Candied Peach, a matte orange with pink micro glitter; Bellini, a shimmery pinky peach; Peach Pit, a shimmery dark brown; Delectable, a matte deep plum; Peaches 'N Cream, a matte light peach; Georgia, a matte pale peachy pink; Caramelized, a shimmery bronzey brown; Puree, a matte mid-tone warm brown; Summer Yum, a matte orange-y brown; and Talk Derby To Me, a matte blackened plum with purple micro glitter.

From l. to r.: White Peach, Luscious, Just Peachy, Bless Her Heart, Tempting, Charmed, I'm Sure

From l. to r.: Nectar, Cobbler, Candied Peach, Bellini, Peach Pit, Delectable

From l. to r.: Peaches N' Cream, Georgia, Caramelized, Puree, Summer Yum, Talk Derby to Me
I'll admit that when I first opened the palette, I was almost disappointed. It didn't seem like there were as many peachy shadows as I was expecting, considering that the palette is called Sweet Peach.

But fortunately, some of the shades look a little misleading in the pan, and actually have peachy undertones. And I love that they incorporated a green and some purple-y shadows too, because I love to pair those shades with peach.

The fact that these are some of the best Too Faced shadows I've used doesn't hurt either.

There's only one shade, Candied Peach, that is slightly disappointing -- it just feels a little drier and maybe a bit sheerer than the other matte shadows -- but it isn't too difficult to work with and winds up a really pretty shade to halo around the crease for added warmth.

My favorite shadows are Luscious, Just Peachy, Bless Her Heart, Charmed, I'm Sure, Nectar, Bellini, Georgia, and Summer Yum, though really, I've enjoyed using all of the shades.

Too Faced includes several look ideas for the palette if you need inspiration.
I wore the palette a ton this summer, but there are so many lovely warm tones that it's perfect for fall and winter too.

I absolutely adore the Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Collection, and would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes warm toned shadows -- and peach and orange shades in particular.

It retails for $49, and will be available on the Too Faced website. I imagine that it will also turn up at other places that sell Too Faced, such as Ulta and Sephora.

Have you tried the Too Faced Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Collection? What's your favorite look to do with it?

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