Too Faced Peach Palette | Review and Swatches

I purchased the new limited edition palette from Too Faced called Sweet Peach from Sephora about a month back (currently unavailable). It was $49 which is comparable to many other higher end brands such as Urban Decay and Lorac. I have not tried Too Faced shadows before, but had heard great things about the Chocolate Bar palettes. While those have intrigued me in the past, I was a total sucker for the packaging, branding, and aesthetic of the Sweet Peach palette.

Overall, I like this palette, but is it a must-have? I don’t really think so. Despite it being new to my collection and beautiful, I still reach for my Lorac Pro palette more often. So, while I enjoy the Too Faced palette, I don’t think you should be upset if you didn’t get your hands on it (check out Emily Noel’s Dupe video on great alternatives). However, I do want to provide you with a review and swatches in case you decide to purchase it if it comes back in stock.

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This palette is 18 eyeshadows at 0.03 oz each. The pigmentation is overall pretty good on most of the shadows. The shimmery ones are awesome, such as Luscious and Bellini. And a few of the mattes are go-tos, such as Georgia and Puree. It’s definitely on the warm side in tone (which I’ve noticed most of my palettes are), and it has a good mix of shimmery and matte shadows and lighter to darker shades. There are even some unique shades such as a green (Bless Her Heart) and a rich shimmery eggplant (Delectable). And with a primer, the shadows stay put.

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From Left to Right: top row of palette: White Peach (matte creamy white), Luscious (shimmery rose gold), Just Peachy (shimmery pink), Bless Her Heart (metallic olive green), Tempting (shimmery black), Charmed I’m Sure (matte brown), middle row of palette: Nectar (shimmery, creamy yellow), Cobbler (shimmery mid-tone brown), Candied Peach (matte peach with glitter), Bellini (LOVE! shimmery peachy-pink), Peach Pit (shimmery red-brown), and Delectable (matte eggplant purple).

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From Left to Right: bottom row of palette: Peaches ‘N Cream (matte peachy cream), Georgia (matte peachy orange; great crease color), Caramelized (shimmery bronze), Puree (matte warm brown), Summer Yum (sorry for the bad swatch; matte red brown), and Talk Derby To Me (black purple with glitter).

I hope this review and swatch post provides you with some insight to this overwhelming popular and in demand palette. Let me know if you would like to see a makeup look using the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette. xoxo

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The Blush Tag

Check out my responses to the current makeup tag on YouTube: all about blushes! I tag you all to do this as well, blog post or video. Let me know, so I can go and see what your picks are! xoxo

BLUSH TAG QUESTIONS:

1. Best Packaging
2. Prettiest Color
3. Most Pigmented
4. Everyday Blush
5. Party Blush
6. Regret Purchasing
7. Least Used
8. Most Used/Would Never Let Go Of
9. Favorite Blush Brand
10. Greatest Blush Discovery of Last Year
11. Most Practical
12. Least Practical
13. Most Expensive
14. Least Expensive

Birchbox | May 2016

I received my May Birchbox subscription box this week. If you are unfamiliar, this box is $10 a month for 5 deluxe sample size products (and sometimes full size products). I’ve been underwhelmed the last two months with the products I have received. I have gotten a lot of hair care items, such as foil packets of shampoo and conditioner; that’s not even a deluxe sample! Anyway, this month I received mostly body care. And yet another month where I got a sunscreen. Ugh! I have not tried any of these products yet, but when I do, I’ll let you know if there are any stand-outs in a monthly favorites.

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The body care items include Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel for Body. This is a very small sample. When I pushed the product to the top, there is not even a 1/4 inside…what’s that about? (Full size is $34). But I will be using this on my feet this week in preparation for our trip to Hawaii next week. Then, for the second month in a row, I got a sunscreen. This month it is the MD Solar Sciences Mineral Moisture Defense SPF 50 for Body (full size is $39). I will bring this to Hawaii and pray my body doesn’t react negatively to it as it sometimes can to SPF. Last of the body care items includes Vita Liberata Fabulous Self-Tanning Gradual Lotion (Full size $30). I’ll probably hold off on using this product until after Hawaii, as I don’t want to look orange in my wedding pictures!

The last two items in the box include a dry shampoo and bronzer/blush duo. The dry shampoo is from amika and full size is $24. I like this brand and am hoping this works for my hair. The Cargo blush and bronzer is very small. However, the bronzer is very pigmented and smooth. The blush leaves something to be desired as it took several swipes to get this swatch in the picture. The full size of this retails for $35.

Overall, I am not entirely impressed with what I have received; however, I haven’t actually tried any of these products yet. I am excited to get my first Sephora Play box this month, and if the products in that prove to be better than Birchbox, I will cancel this monthly subscription. What products did you get in your subscription services this month, and are you happy with what you got? xoxo