The delicious smelling, peach scented Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette, created by Too Faced Cosmetics, was launched December 14, 2016. The Sweet Peach Palette, as well as rest of the Sweet Peach Collection, have been given a massive amount of attention on social. Many well-known beauty gurus and bloggers where sent the palette prior to the collections launch date, allowing them to promote the product. This also gave them the opportunity to give their subscribers their opinions on the quality of the palette and make suggestions as to whether or not the collection was worth purchasing. I have seen mixed reviews regarding this palette, so I decided to test it out myself!
The Sweet Peach Palette is available for purchase on the Too Faced website, as well as Sephora and ULTA brick-and-mortar and online stores. It currently retails for $49.00. The palette includes 18 eyeshadows, each containing 0.03 oz of product. This results in a total weight of 0.54 oz. One unique attribute that differentiates this palette is its very fragrant peach scent, which is detectable as soon as you open the palette.
This palette contains (Peach) Fruit Extract/Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891). In addition, each eyeshadow has its own unique formula. If you would like a more in depth list of ingredients, a list can be found at:
In order to show you the quality and pigmentation of each shadow, I have done swatches of each shade using both my finger and a brush. Finger swatches are on the left, while brush swatches are on the right. A MAC 239 Shader Brush was used to create the brush swatches. All swatches were done on my bare arm; no primers or bases were used.
Just as with any Too Faced eyeshadow palette, the Sweet Peach Palette comes with a small guide that provides step-by-step instructions on how to complete three different looks. To give you an idea of what these looks would look like in real life, I followed the instructions provided in the guide to recreate each look.
In opinion, this look turned out looking the most similar to the image given. This would be a good option if you were wanting to achieve a more subtle smokey eye. My favorite part of this look is the inner corner highlight, which was created by applying the shade Luscious.
This turned out to be my favorite of the three looks. It made me step outside of my comfort zone, plus it was a great way to incorporate the more peachy, coral shades in the palette (which are basically the stars of the show). My one disappointment was that the shade Delectable did not have as much color pay off as I would have liked. This made it rather difficult to darken the outer corner of the eye, resulting in a lack of contrast between the darker and lighter shades.
This was by far my least favorite of the three looks. This look was set up for failure from the get go, because Bless Your Heart and Tempting (the shades used on the lid) are two of the worst shades in the palette. I absolutely love the way Blessed Your Heart looks in the pan, but on the skin it appears more grey than army green. I really, really wanted to love it, but it just wasn't working for me. It may have been more pigmented if I had sprayed my brush with MAC Fix Plus, but I wanted to show you what its true performance looked like. Also, I feel that using Bellini as a highlight for the inner corner was a bit of an after thought. It almost seems as though someone said, "Oh wait, we have to incorporate a peachy color in this look. Might as well just throw Bellini in there!" It was too dark on my skin tone to work as a highlighter, and I just don't think it was needed.
After considering all aspects of this product, I definitely do not regret purchasing the Sweet Peach Palette. As a makeup lover and collector, I feel that this palette is a unique addition to my collection. I mean come on, it smells like peaches! Not to mention the packaging is super cute! I have really been enjoying using this palette to create everyday natural, no-makeup looks. As you can see from the demos, this palette can also be used to create darker, smokier looks. I think that this is a great neutral palette to have.
The shades may perform better on lighter to medium skin tones. I haven't seen the shadows on darker skin, so I'm not sure if they would be pigmented enough to give a good color pay off. If you do have a darker complexion I would recommend testing the product out in the store before purchasing it. You could also try using a solution like MAC Fix Plus to enhance the pigmentation of the shadows.
Hits: Luscious, Nectar, Peach Pit, Bellini, Puree, and Summer Yum
Misses: Bless Your Heart, Tempting, Talk Derby To Me, and Candied Peach
Overall, I would give the Sweet Peach Palette 3.5 out of 5 stars. While I do love the adorable packaging, delicious smell, and enjoy using most of the shadows, there a few shadows are failures. If you already have too many neutral eyeshadows, or if you can't tolerate the smell of peaches, you may want to pass on this palette. If you are a makeup lover like myself, I would recommend at least checking the palette out online or in stores. It has become a pretty 'sweet' addition to my makeup collection.
This blog post contains information gathered from: https://www.toofaced.com/p/eye-shadow-palettes/sweet-peach-eye-shadow-collection/ .