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Too Faced Peanut Butter And Jelly Palette - review and swatches

May 5, 2016

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I'm going to be completely honest and say that after I did my first impressions review video of the Too Faced Peanut Butter And Jelly Palette I totally forgot about it and I only realised recently that I didn't write a review.

This is the limited edition palette that was released online at Mecca in Australia at the end of March (yep, I am that late with this review) and was available in store at Mecca Maxima in April. This palette contains 9 shades and retails for AU$58.

Peanut butter and jelly may be a weird thing to inspire a palette, but warm orange toned eye shadow shades are very popular at the moment and this palette was inspired by the Peanut Butter shade from the Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar palette. That shade is included in this palette as well. As you can tell by the name, this palette contains a variety orange shades and a few purples.

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Above are photos of the box and ingredients. The shadows do contain cocoa (just like the Chocolate Bar Palettes) BUT it also has a peanut butter scent which is fun and fits in with the theme perfectly but it's not a scent that I am in love with. The combination of cocoa and peanut butter gives it a sweet biscuit scent that is a bit strange. You can smell the scent when you open the palette but when you have it on your eyes the scent disappears.

Do note that this palette is peanut free

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The packaging is a small metal palette with a magnet closure and a mirror in the lid. There is a cute peanut butter and jelly toast design on the front and you can see the theme of this palette all the way through the packaging, shades and scent. There are three large pans and six smaller pans which is the same format and design as the smaller Too Faced palettes. This also comes with a How-To Glamour Gide which sits in front of the mirror and shows three looks that you can create using the each row of shadows.

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Spread The Love: a matte medium peachy cream shade with gold glitter. This shade would have been a lot more useable if it didn't have the sparse glitter. The pigmentation is quite nice and this works as a great transition colour for the orange shades.
Peanut Butter: a matte warm orange brown that has been taken from the Semi Sweet palette. This has nice pigmentation and blends nicely.
Peanut Butter Cup: a metallic orange brown. The Too Faced metallic shadows tend to be the best formula of their range and this is no different - it is pigmented, buttery and blends nicely.
Bananas: a yellow gold shimmer with very little base colour. I don't love this colour but I don't hate it either, I would have preferred this to be in a smaller pan because it gives a nice pop of shimmer but it's not pigmented enough to be a main colour to a look.
Peanut Brittle: a metallic burnt orange. This is probably the best performing shade of the palette. This is super pigmented and buttery smooth. This does look very bright when applied to the lid.
Jammin': is a frosty deep plum that can be built up but isn't as pigmented as I would have liked. The shimmer also doesn't translate on the skin unless you pack the shadow on. This deep shade is good for adding depth to the look but I would have preferred it to be matte or satin so it is more flattering on the crease/outer corner.
Extra Creamy: a matte off white. This is very cool toned compared to the rest of the palette and it could look very chalky on most skin tones. The pigmentation is slightly weak.
Jelly: a beautiful orchid purple with a pearl sheen. This isn't very pigmented, but can be built up slightly.
Nuts About U: a matte burnt red with great pigmentation and blendability.

Overall I think the quality of the palette is really nice - sure, there are some shades that don't perform as well as others but they are definitely all useable. This palette also has a really nice variety of shades that allows you to create complete looks with this palette - it has lights, medium shades, dark shades, neutral shades, bright shades, mattes, sparkles and metallic.

Is this a palette that everyone needs? Probably not, BUT it is a very unique palette that won't be like anything else you have in your collection. It isn't another typical neutral palette and it is quite fun. The negative to that is that I don't think this is an every day palette because it's SO orange that you may get sick of it after a couple of weeks. I also think some slight tweaks would have made this palette a lot better - take the glitter out of Spread The Love, swap Peanut Butter and Bananas so Peanut Butter is in the larger palette (after all it did inspire this palette so give it a larger pan!) and Extra Creamy should be a little warmer to fit in with the rest of the shades and to take away some of the chalkiness.

If you collect palettes or you LOVE orange shades then run out and get this now. If that's not you then you probably won't be upset if you miss this release.
 

3 comments

  1. I love this pallette too - had to get it if only for the fact that its too faced and limited edition. However as you say the shades are good to work with and its a fun pallette. Love toofaced shadows, sure they arent THE best on the market but they still are up there. Whenever I wear these shadows I think to myself "oh ill just do a simple look" which quickly turns into "hello eyes". Still love it though - Im a hardcore toofaced junkie :p

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  2. Ahh, I'm still so tempted by this! Probably good for my wallet, but this actually wasn't available here in Canada- bummer!

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  3. I think the color selection is perfect for me x

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