I feel like I’ve been waiting an eternity to get my hands on this palette. Between promising myself I’d not purchase makeup during my 8 week challenge (which I’m 4.5 kgs lighter from!) I also found myself the victim of international purchasing issues from the website on release day — which I’ve already mentioned at length many posts ago. Well, the day is finally here. I can put up my feet for the first time in a few weeks and spend those $10 a week I’ve been putting away to bring you my review of the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette. To be honest when it sold out last year I thought I’d never get my hands on it, but here I am. $70 poorer, but I finally have it and even upon opening it I find myself in love. The smell of peaches somewhere between actual peaches and a sweet peach tea I drank during my time abroad in 2015. So rather than me talk about my memories of peaches — let’s get right into what I think about the shadows themselves:
- White Peach – I didn’t particularly enjoy this one, it was a generic off white shadow and came out quite chalkily in comparison to some of the other shadows. You could definitely find something comparable, and better in other Too Faced Palettes, eg. Divinity from the Bon Bon Palette.
- Nectar – I love the pigmentation of this one. Let me start off by saying that much, the colour whole something I have seen before, a golden cream based kind of colour, I have to say that it was just so smooth that I can definitely see myself using this one regularly.
- Peaches ‘n Cream – I also found this one to be a little bit underwhelming, chalky and just patchy when applied. The colour is lovely which might indicate with a proper base underneath it there is potential for it to work, but at the same time it’s a fairly generic light peach shade.
- Luscious – This is another that I love, and it’s the same finish as Nectar. Absolutely stunning in the light, picking up beautiful golden tones, I love that the bronze/rose base allows this to be a truly beautiful and unique shade.
- Cobbler – Less glittery than Luscious, but still slightly glittery and incredibly pigmented. This shade is smooth and silky on the skin, bronze with a gold glitter through it I can see this being a perfect statement shadow, the kind of thing you could wear effortlessly over the lid – as all dark caramel shades go.
- Georgia – A true peach shade, I sadly felt this suffered from the chalkiness and patchiness that plagues many of the matte shadows in the palette, which is a damn shame considering the bulk of the peach tones seem to be on the matte scale.
- Just Peachy – This is one of the gems of this palette. It’s a beautiful pink with a gold glitter and there is nothing I am loving more than that particular combination right now. It applies wonderfully and it’s just a gorgeous statement shadow that I will definitely be looking to use often.
- Candied Peach – This is the first of the matte style shadows which hasn’t suffered in the same way the others have. It’s a perfect peach shade in the way that you would imagine given the name and theming of the palette. The glitter which is speckled through the shadow is simply a bonus.
- Caramelised – If this shade deserved an emoji it’s the #blessed emoji. It is also a rich caramel colour but has the satin finish of my other favourite shadows in the palette. It’s just gorgeous, beautifully pigmented and really, just everything I adore from this range of shadows.
- Bless Her Heart – I feel like I could shout: FINALLY! I love this khaki style green, and I love the golden glam glitter/satin finish that gives it that little something extra that I just love.
- Bellini – Another satin finish peach shade, it applies as well as the others with the added bonus of being on the peach-side of the palette. The beautiful light coral-pink is so beautiful, and the golden glitter just adds to the charm.
- Puree – Another patchy matte which suffers from the driness of the others, there’s not much more to be said of this colour. Especially considering they did it better, or at least something similar better, in the Peanut Butter and Jelly Palette.
- Tempting – The last thing I was expecting was a glittery black, but it’s here and I’m not angry. Although it starts to seem like black shadows are just put into these palettes to fill some space, there’s nothing wrong with the formula or the colour itself, it’s just a little overdone.
- Peach Pit – A rosey, rich chocolate brown – that is the only way to describe it. It’s something unique and it’s got a finish that falls between the matte and satin finishes I’ve been mentioning. This is another of the winners.
- Summer Yum – Meh – that’s all I have to say.
- Charmed, I’m Sure – Another of the meh mattes of the palette, a problem which really ought to have been addressed given the quality of some of the shadows compared to others.
- Delectable – It’s a beautiful plum colour, it’s just patchy and will actually require some work to get the colour payoff I’m after. That’s nothing that will deter me in the long run, but it’s just something a little disappointing considering the quality I associate with Too Faced.
- Talk Derby To Me – Another black, this time with a purple/blue glitter. Again, it simply seems to be another of the shadows filling up space, an issue that could have been simply resolved by including the two larger pans of shadows you’re likely to use more of – a staple feature in many of the other Too Faced Palette ranges.
Overall, there’s a lot to love about this palette — particularly if you’ve been waiting as long as I have, but there is also a lot that is left to be desired. I don’t think a palette such as this should suffer from a really underwhelming matte formula. I don’t think the shadows should be chalky and patchy and I definitely think given the build up and the demand for this palette it’s not something that should have been allowed to pass by. But on the other hand, I love the packaging, the indulgent nature of the scents of peaches that just overcomes you upon opening the palette. I love the devotion to the theme, and the satin and glitter finishes. I just find myself both equally in love and equally disappointed that it isn’t as perfect as everyone made it out to be. I feel it was talked up in a way which suggested this was the holy grail of palettes — the online queue to buy it suggestive of something everyone needed when ultimately, 6 of the 18 shadows are of a quality fairly similar to something you could pick up for significantly less.
Those are just my thoughts, I’d love to know what you thought of this one if you’ve tried it!
Until next time,