Friday, 30 September 2016

Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly Palette Review

Hey guys! 

I hope your Friday is going well. Its nearly the weekend, can you taste the freedom? I have some good news for you! The Peanut Butter and Jelly Palette from Too Faced is BACK IN STOCK! :) 

 

This palette was actually released earlier in the year. I got my paws on it back in March but it was limited edition so I never reviewed it as it was sold out. Lucky for you it's now available again so let's see if it's any good shall we? 

 

First off the packaging is super cute. I mean come on, there's a tiny piece of bread with a face covered in PB and J for gods sake! It has the same plastic covering as the Chocolate Bar palettes if your familiar with those so it's pretty sturdy and travel friendly. Now this is claimed to have a peanut butter scent but I'm going to be honest and say to me this smells THE EXACT SAME as the chocolate bar palette........! I may be nose blind but I can't tell the difference between the two. Anybody else had a sniff and thought the same?



The colours are all very warm so if your someone who likes cool shades this won't be for you. At first glance the shades all look a bit similar but you can actually create some very nice looks. The only thing I will say is that it is definitely missing a proper dark shadow. Something you could line your eyes with if you weren't feeling the effort of liner or wanted to vamp things up a notch. You will see from the swatches below the purple shades just aren't that spectacular. Boo-urns :(



The neutral shades are nice and pigmented. Extra Creamy is a great matte base colour and Spread The Love reminds me of Makeup Geek peach smoothie with a teeny hint of sparkle. Bananas is a nice all over lid shade if your looking for something quick and easy in the mornings.



The next few shades are all of the peanut butter variety. Peanut Butter was actually first released with the Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette and was so popular that Too Faced decided to dedicate a full on palette to this shade. It's a warm rich orangey matte brown, great in the crease or all over the lid. Peanut Butter Cup is a slightly cooler toned darker brown with gold shimmer through it. My favourite, Peanut Brittle, is a rusty bronze brown with shimmer. This one is stunning and the most pigmented shade in the palette.



Let's talk about the duds of the palette which are the two purple shadows. Jammin, which looks very dark in the pan just does not play nice. It's patchy and hard to blend. It looks more brown than an eggplant purple and the pigment just isn't there. You can make it work but with a lot more effort than I'd like to be honest. Jelly is meant to be the pop of colour in the palette. Too Faced normally include at least one brighter colour in their palettes. This looks AMAZING in the pan but like Jammin, when you go to apply it the pigment isn't there and it's just meh. You can see from the swatch it looks like more of a wash of purple with a slight sheen rather than an in your face shocking purple. All is not lost though, Nuts About U is another favourite of mine. There's just something about these colours that just get me :) Matte rusty browns to the rescue!



So all in all this palette is nice but it's nothing groundbreaking. If your someone who is Too Faced obsessed, loves their warm palettes and likes collectors items, go for it. For everyone else I'd give this one a miss.

Let me know if you've tried this palette and your thoughts, especially about the smell! Am I crazy? :)

Bye beauties!

xXx