The Too Faced Peanut Butter & Jelly Eye Shadow Collection or the Too Faced Peanut Butter & Jelly Eyeshadow Palette is a new Spring/Summer 2016 palette featuring 12 nine shades of eyeshadow inspired by peanut butter and jelly. Or technically, according too Faced, it’s inspired by the social media sensation that is Peanut Butter. I must be old, living under a rock, or not paying attention as I had no idea Peanut Butter was trending across social media.
Whether a sensation on social media or not this cute palette was definitely appealing to me as I really love warmer shades of eyeshadow. I think the funny thing about the palette is the fact that it focuses more on peanut butter versus jelly as there are only two shades of purple in this palette. So if you like warmer shades you’ll likely adore this cute little palette but for those expecting more jelly or purple shades, well, it could be slightly disappointing.
The Too Faced Peanut Butter & Jelly Eyeshadow Palette is your standard eyeshadow collection palette from Too Faced. It comes housed in a tin with a how to get the look guide located inside and nine eyeshadows to create three different signature looks (or more!). The palette seems a little smaller in size versus past ones that Too Faced has done but still holds the same amount of eyeshadow (0.07 oz on the three larger shades and 0.03 oz on the smaller shades). I like the packaging a lot. It kinda brings to mind cutesy Sanrio characters and reminds me of those little pencil cases my mom used to buy me as a child. As promised it does smell like Peanut Butter or to my nose it kinda smells like Peanut Butter and Chocolate but the smell isn’t as strong as the one on the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette and it fades quickly once applied. As per the packaging it contains no nuts so it shouldn’t be a problem for those allergic to peanut nuts.
- Bananas (soft peachy gold w/ fine gold shimmer)
- Extra Creamy (matte creamy beige)
- Jammin’ (dark chocolate w/ golden sparkle)
- Jelly (vibrant orchid)
- Nuts About U (matte brown w/ red undertones)
- Spread the Love (medium peach w/ gold sparkle)
- Peanut Brittle (metallic burnt orange)
- Peanut Butter (matte medium orange brown)
- Peanut Butter Cup (metallic golden bronze w/ gold sparkle)
I don’t feel like there are a ton of dupes in this palette which is a good thing as Too Faced does so like to rerun their shades over and over again. The two shades that stood out to me as potential dupes were Peanut Butter Cup and Spread the Love but aside from that the other shades seemed fairly fresh and new. The palette is made up of shimmer, frost, and matte finishes with a mix of textures and consistencies.
Stand out shades and formulas in the matte department would be Nuts About You and Peanut Butter (repromoted from the Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette). These are intense, pigmented mattes with a fairly smooth, silky consistency that applied well on my eyes. Extra Creamy was a matte that applied a little patchy and dry for me and Spread the Love, a semi-matte, was silky and blended nicely although both were fairly sheer and worked best as base shades or highlighters.
Peanut Brittle and Peanut Butter Cup are beautiful velvety almost creamy textured shimmer shades. These were the Too Faced traditional formula, the one we all know and love. These are super pigmented, creamy, easy to apply, soft, and velvety. They weren’t too heavy either and didn’t look metallic or overly frosted on my lids.
Bananas was a shade I didn’t like as this was a frost and I dislike frosts. But the formula was perfectly fine with a soft texture and fairly nice pigmentation. Although this color seemed to stick on my lids rarely badly and appeared a bit worn but that’s typically how frosts look on me so that’s not fault of the formula.
Jammin’ was a nice formula with excellent color pay off but it tends to go a bit muddy when used with some of the other warmer shades in this palette.
This palette is made up of some really, intense warm shades so not everyone is going to love it. Even the smaller pops of purple don’t take away from the warm, rich shades. I kinda wished there were more purples in this palette. I also felt like it might have come across better if they did a single trio of purple shades that went together because working the smaller amount of purple into a warmer look can prove a little challenging at times. I used the shade Jelly to line my lower eyes below as I was too intimidated to try it in the crease or even on my lid with the other warmer shades. I think I like the idea of a Peanut Butter & Jelly Eyeshadow Palette in theory more than I do on my actual eye. But hey, little pops of “jelly” (or purple) used to line with here and there actually does make for a fun look!
All in all the Too Faced Peanut Butter & Jelly Eyeshadow Palette is filled with some really lovely shades. The palette doesn’t seem like a rerun of past shades and it does contain some rather unique ones. There are limitations here though as not everyone is going to like such intensely warm colors but for those who gravitate towards them you’ll enjoy this selection I’m sure!
I dunno about jelly but Too Faced did bring the peanut butter in this cute palette!
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