Thursday, March 23, 2017

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

I was really excited when I heard that Too Faced was coming out with a Peanut Butter and Honey Eye Shadow Collection.

That's because the Peanut Butter and Jelly Eye Shadow Collection that came out last year has been one of my favorites over the past 12 months or so. I love the warm, orange-y brown tones and pops of purple, and I love how compact the Too Faced palettes that come in the little tins are.

When I saw a photo of the Peanut Butter and Honey Palette, one shade in particular was calling my name too -- Honey Brittle, which appeared to be a lovely warm pinky orange -- so I was sold from the get go.

Like the Peanut Butter and Jelly and other smaller Too Faced Palettes, the Peanut Butter and Honey Eye Shadow Collection comes in a small tin compact. The lid features a fun embossed design with a piece of toast and adorable little bee.

Too Faced Peanut Butter and Honey Eye Shadow Collection
There is an extremely small mirror on the interior that's really only good for touch-ups, and the palette comes with a pamphlet that gives instructions for three different looks with the shadows.

Too Faced Peanut Butter and Honey Eye Shadow Collection
Inside, there are nine eyeshadows, three of which are larger, 2-gram pans and six of which are smaller, 0.9-g pans.

The shades include Creamed Honey, a pale matte peach with subtle silver glitter; Peanut Butter, a matte medium orange brown; Going Nuts, a matte dark brown; Bee Sweet, a matte pale pink; Honey Brittle, a matte peach; Bee's Knees, a burnt orange with gold sparkle; Queen Bee, a matte vanilla cream; Honey Buns, a matte golden yellow; and Feelin' Nutty, a matte caramel.

Too Faced Peanut Butter and Honey Eye Shadow Collection
As much as I was looking forward to this palette, I've got to say I'm pretty underwhelmed.

It's not that it's a bad palette, really; it's more than it's kind of blah.

The palette goes heavy on matte shades, which I wasn't expecting. I love shimmer so unless I'm going for an understated look, I always want a bunch of shimmery shadows to choose from. Most of the shades in the palette that aren't completely flat actually have matte bases and some fine glitter that doesn't really translate on the eyes.

Queen Bee is the one shade that has shimmery finish, though it might lean more toward a satin finish.

From l. to r.: Creamed Honey, Peanut Butter, Going Nuts

From l. to r.: Bee Sweet, Honey Brittle, Bee's Knees

From l. to r.: Queen Been, Honey Buns, Feelin' Nutty
At the same time, these aren't the best Too Faced shadows I've tried either. They aren't terrible and you can get a nice look with them, but they are on the drier side so I feel like they're a little more difficult to work with.

In addition, I wouldn't say the shades in this palette are particularly unique. Honey Brittle, the shade that I was most looking forward to, is very pretty, but it's more of a straight up peach rather than a pinky orange -- and I've got quite a few shades like that in my collection.

The only real stand out shadow in the palette is Honey Buns, but it's not a color that works that well with my coloring so I don't imagine I'll get much use out of it.

I should also mention that the shadows are scented -- I mainly get the peanut butter scent that the Peanut Butter and Jelly Collection had, and don't really detect any honey scent. It's not particularly strong, but if you're sensitive to fragrance, I would check the palette out in person to make sure that it doesn't bother you.

In the end, I'd recommend passing on this a palette. I think you can find similar colors in a better formula in other palettes so there's nothing much special about this one.

The palette is $36 and you can find it on the Too Faced website and at Ulta.

Have you tried the Too Faced Peanut Butter and Honey Eye Shadow Collection? Are you a fan?

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