I’ve had this palette for a good month now and have practically used it every single day since then. I did want to wait to do a review until it was easily accessible in the UK but seeing as it’s available on the Too Faced website (which ships to the UK) I thought I’d go ahead and rave about it now.
First off, this is probably the most heavenly makeup product you will ever smell (until Too Faced bring out something else that smells even better). True to its title, this palette smells strongly of peanut butter so if that’s not your thing, I’d stay away from it. I, however, love peanut butter and warm eyeshadows so this is pretty much a dream palette for me.
It comes with a few more wearable shades, some really warm-toned oranges and browns and one pop-of-colour purple; perfect for the waterline in spring to brighten up your makeup look. Too Faced eyeshadows always impress me so I wasn’t surprised that these are no exception. The pigmentation is incredible, they’re long lasting and the fallout isn’t too bad either. As with Too Faced’s other mini palettes, this one comes with a booklet in the lid with three little tutorials for the top, middle and bottom rows of shadows. The top tow is the more subtle trio (Soft & Sweet), the middle is a bit brighter and more outgoing (Rich & Creamy) and the final row is definitely for those who want to make a statement (PB&J).
Soft & Sweet
Top row from left to right: Spread The Love, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Cup
I tend to use Spread The Love for setting all over my lid after I apply primer. It’s pretty close to my skin tone and quite neutral so it works nicely to block out any veins and stop creasing. Peanut Butter is the shade this whole palette was based around; it was so popular in the Chocolate Bar Palette that they gave it a palette all of its own. I use this pretty much every day I’m wearing makeup to add definition to my crease. Peanut Butter Cup is a gorgeous shimmery copper-brown, perfect for glamming up a day-to-day look by applying all over the lid and blending upwards.
Rich & Creamy
Middle row from left to right: Bananas, Peanut Brittle, Jammin’
Bananas is a great everyday shade for putting all over the eyelid and just walking out the door. It’s a very pale gold with a hint of shimmer so you don’t need to worry about applying it too tidily – plus it makes a gorgeous highlighter for your face too. Peanut Brittle is a really unique shade and works nicely with Nuts About U from the bottom row in the crease to warm up a makeup look. Jammin’ is another pretty unique shade as it’s somewhere between a brown, purple and grey. Again, it has a slight shimmer to it so I love packing this on the inner and outer third with a paler shade in the centre for a halo effect.
Bottom row from left to right: Extra Creamy, Jelly, Nuts About U
Extra Creamy is the perfect brow bone/inner corner highlight, making this palette all you need to take travelling; it literally has everything you need in it. Jelly is the shade to use if you really want to stand out – I use this on my waterline if I want the focus to be on my eyes. I have to admit I haven’t been brave enough to wear it on the lids yet but I will soon! Nuts About U is just a bit more red/warm than Peanut Butter so if you want to go that extra step in warming up your eyeshadow, this is the shade to use.
The palette is £27 which works out at only £3 per eyeshadow, plus that gorgeous packaging – who doesn’t need that in their life? It’s also the only palette I have that could work well in almost every season, the only exception being winter (but who can be bothered to put on eyeshadow when it’s snowing outside anyway?) Now I have this in my makeup life, I’m not sure what I’d do without it. Have you tried any of the Too Faced palettes?
See the palette in action in this video: