Worth The Hype? | Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette | The Kitty Luxe

Friday, 13 May 2016

Worth The Hype? | Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette



Yes, yes, yes - I can finally call this palette my own. Ever since I spotted the sneak peeks months and months ago, I've been been eagerly awaiting the launch of this beautiful palette. And after the very naughty US only releases, and obvzzz the blogger/vlogger exclusives being splashed about the internet, I was starting to get a teeny bit impatient whilst waiting for the US release.

Eventually, the palette launched online on the Debenhams website pretty randomly (it was a few hours late due to technical difficulties) but luckily I kept checking the site and I snapped one up - phew! I haven't had long to play around with this palette, and as far as I'm aware this is still available on the Debenhams website. I really wanted to let you all know what I thought of it incase you'd like to bag one for yourself, because I can't imagine it's going to be around for long...




PACKAGING

I can't believe that I'm about to say this, but I love the packaging more than I love the Original Chocolate Bar palette - yep, it's that gorgeous. It echoes the same cutesy embossed style as seen on the Chocolate Bon Bons palette, but the hearts are swapped for lil' peaches and the casing has an orange to pink gradient colour. The little peach image with girly writing on the front is also a really cute touch!

The inside is pretty much the same as the Chocolate Bar variety, however I absolutely love the improved pan sizes. It's great to get the same amount of each shade, as I definitely feel a bit robbed when I get a bigger pan of a shade that doesn't rock my boat. A big yassss to the gold-lettering shade names for each of the pans.

There's also a little "How-To Glamour Guide" tucked inside the cardboard outer-packaging which is great for novices or beginners who want to learn how to create a look from the shades in the palette. I probably won't be using this but it's great to have for reference if you're not sure which blending shade to pair with a shimmer, etc.





SHADES

Uhhh this palette is my eyeshadow heaven. Beautiful highlights, a mixture of cool and warm browns, and then pink & purple toned deliciousness - all in one palette. This palette is a great one for brown eyes, which I loveeee. Plus, there are only 3 shadows that I don't see myself reaching for, or getting much use out of, which is a definite win for me. (These are Bless Her Heart, Candied Peach, and Talk Derby To Me)


Okay, so of course I've been planning out my weekly eyeshadow looks so I can really get using this palette, and my favourite combinations have got to be:

1. White Peach, Luscious, Just Peachy, and Charmed, I'm Sure in the crease.
2. Nectar, Luscious, Cobbler and Peach Pit in the crease.
3. Nectar, Bellini, Detectable, and Puree in the crease.







PRODUCT

Let's get down & dirty and talk about the one thing that everyone wants to know about this palette - does it actually smell like peaches? In a short answer, yes it most certainly does. It has a tiny bit of freshness to it, so I'm not sure if it contains menthol or something (not enough to cause a problem with my allergy - don't worry!) It smells good enough to eat (but don't ok) and the formula actually contains antioxidant-rich essence of peach.

I do feel like this formula is creamier than it's Chocolate Bar sisters. It feels beautifully buttery to the touch and glides on the lid like a dream. Plus, they are just as pigmented as I expecting them to be - so I'm most definitely not disappointed.

Due to the lack of pigmentation in some of the darker matte shades in the Original Chocolate Bar palette - I was expecting the same to happen in this one. I'm not crazy about the matte shades - apart from Charmed, I'm sure - and there always seems to be a useless dark glittery shade in every one of Too Faced larger palettes. Here, it's Talk Derby To Me, which is utterly useless, super chalky, and lacks pigmentation.



OVERALL

This is totally summer in a palette. I am so glad that I splurged on this gals, it's changed my summer makeup game up! It has some really beautiful pink-toned shades that I wouldn't pick up elsewhere, and the neutrals are my go-to shades every time. I seriously can't wait to play around with this some more!

Did you splash out on the Sweet Peach palette? Hot or not?
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30 comments

  1. I so LOVE this palette, it was so worth it to me, and you are totally right - Talk Derby to me was the dud of the palette!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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    1. I know right, it was soooo worth it! <3

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  2. Too Faced Packaging is always just so beyond gorgeous and I love that they're scented!!!! Such a gorgeous palette xx

    www.shayholly.co.uk

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    1. Definitely, it's such a packaging winner in my opinion! xxx

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  3. Too Faced palettes always look gorgeous. I really like the mixture of oranges and browns in this one. It's definitely worth the splurge!

    Emma | EMMAMATTHEWS.CO.UK

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  4. This palette looks so lovely and it is literally everywhere at the moment! xo

    Emily | emsalice.com

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    1. It definitely is, thanks for reading Emily! xox

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  5. This is so pretty, if I had some extra money to spend I'd buy this even just for the packaging haha!
    But the swatches do look really beautiful as well and I can think of so many pretty summer looks to create with this palette. Too bad there isn't a site that would ship TooFaced to Finland so yeah... won't be getting my hands on this any time soon.

    www.saarasofia.com
    Bloglovin’ 

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    1. Definitely, it's just so pretty! I can't wait to create some summer magic with this one! <3

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  6. Ahhhh how gorgeous!!!

    Parie x
    classandglitter.com

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  7. I want this so much! Wish it was payday. It's so so beaut! For once I love ALL the shades too, I hope I can grab one next week! The swatches look so good, love the look of belini x

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

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    1. I really hope you managed to get hold of one! <3

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  8. Great review, this pallet is high on my wish list! X

    Www.ohsoaugust.com

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  9. I'm so jealous that you have this, send it to me pls? :)
    But for real, I need to get my hands on this. I don't own anything from Too Faced but this seems like the perfect palette in terms of wearable shadows. Bellini and Just Peachy look beauuutiful! x

    Kathryn | Chapters of Kat

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    1. Hehe! It certainly is, this palette is perfect for summer! xo

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  10. Total Summer palette goals right here. The only thing I'm a bit wary of is the pinkier shades... What's been your experience with them and how they look on?

    eleanor
    elleanorwears.com

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    1. I think that they look so cute with a warm brown crease shade, and a little burnt red in the corner!<3

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  11. Okay. I need this in my life. Actually necessity.. obvs! Great review! x

    Xtina G Says..

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  12. What a great post; this palette does look so gorgeous xo

    Emily | emsalice.com

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  13. This is such a beautiful palette and I LOVE that it smells of peaches ♥

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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    1. Thank you so much for reading, Jess! <3

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  14. Fantastic review Holly, Two Faced seemed to get better and better. I wish they had some kind of investment backing to take them further like they deserve, they definitely deserve a proper make up counter. x

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    1. I know right, I'd love to see them having a full makeup counter in my local debenhams! <3

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  15. I love how pigmented the products in this palette look. I'm dying to get my hands on this palette, great review.

    Amy | fourcatsplusus.co.uk

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