Make-up lovers are probably familiar with various products from Too Faced. One of the best selling items from the brand is their famous peach eyeshadow palette. This palette started as a limited edition, but due to its popularity, it’s been in and out of stock from time to time and it sells out almost instantly. Is it worth the hassle?
What Does It Offer?
This eyeshadow palette comes with 18 fresh shades in peachy tones, ideal for spring and summer make-up looks. It’s filled with coral, pink, and bronze tones, as well as a few purple shades. This makes it great for anyone looking for warm eye shadow looks.
This palette is said to be highly pigmented and great for all skin tones. You should be able to create various looks with it, even without an eye primer. Peach is considered to be a rather fresh essence, so it will make you feel like spring all year long. For a price of $49, this should be a great deal.
What Is the Product Like?
The first thing I’ve noticed is the cute packaging. It looks like a pencil-box tin in pinkish shades, with a pretty lettering and cute little peach as a decoration. If you grew up in the late ’80s or the ’90s, this would probably remind you of those metal pencil boxes we used to bring to school. The peach only adds to the overall cuteness of the packaging.
Secondly, these eye shadows have a fresh, peachy scent to it. This is a trend that I’ve previously seen with Too Faced chocolate-themed collections that smell so much like chocolate I’m tempted to take a bite. Some fruit essences tend to be too strong and artificial, but this one isn’t like that. It’s fresh and light, very pleasant to your nose. I wouldn’t confuse it with the real peach, but its sweet and a nice touch. If you’re someone who dislikes strong fragrances, don’t worry. It won’t linger on while on your face.
Compared to most similarly priced Too Faced palettes, this one is a bit bigger. Other palettes come with 16 shades, while this one has 18. All of them are 0.03 oz, which is pretty standard. The shades have cute names, and the peachy, summery theme is continued here as well. However, I have to notice that I expected some colors to be different. First off, there isn’t really much peach going on when it comes to the color scheme. Most shades are neutral brown, which isn’t bad but isn’t quite what I imagined. There are only three to four peachy shades, but oddly the same number of purple tones, and even one green! Surprisingly, this didn’t inspire me too much, as I had trouble matching shades together. I had to reach out to some other palettes I own for most of the looks I wanted to make. If you are a novice make-up user, I am unsure if you would get used to such a color scheme.
When it comes to color pay off, most shades are excellent, and there is little to complain in this field. The texture of most shades is soft, and they are easy to blend. The mattes apply better when used with a primer, though, but they are smooth without it as well – albeit a bit sheer. However, I had a problem with the Just Peachy shade, as it was quite a bit patchy and powdery. This isn’t very pleasant, as Just Peachy is one of two actual peach shades that this palette had. I had to layer it in order to make the most out of it, but even then, it wasn’t as pretty as I had hope. All in all, the palette isn’t really consistent when it comes to formulas, so some shades are better than the others. Most colors are pretty good, though, so my disappointment isn’t that big.
Also, as these colors are entirely natural, I do think they would look better on deeper skin tones. Peachy tones do look great on most people, so even though I can’t test this by myself, I do believe the claims about this palette looking great on people of all colors are true.
As I’ve already mentioned, the formulation isn’t the same on all shades. Nothing is really problematic or confusing in the ingredient list, so this is all good. Also, I have to mention the entire palette is free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. Not just that, but it’s gluten-free! This is excellent news if you’re someone that can’t stand having gluten in cosmetics.
Is It Vegan And Cruelty-Free?
Too Faced is a well-known cruelty-free brand. None of its products are tested on animals, and Peach Eyeshadow Palette is no different. Some Too Faced products are vegan, but Peach Eyeshadow Palette isn’t one of them. Some of its shades contain animal-derived ingredients or animal by-products, such as carmine, which is commonly found in red hues.
Before And After
The color scheme isn’t really what I have expected, but it’s really pretty overall.
All in all, I have some mixed feelings about this palette. The packaging is one of the cutest I’ve seen, and the formulations are overall good. There are some duds, but most of the shades work blend more than fine, and the payoff is excellent. However, I am a bit disappointed in the color range the palette has. I have expected it to have more peachy tones instead of so many neutrals. Still, this is only my personal preference, and I am sure that a lot of people will be more than happy with the colors it has. In the end, chances are I had too big expectations. Overall, for a $49 palette, this is more than the value for money.