The Etude House Peach Farm Play Color Eyes Eyeshadow Palette is everything I wanted the Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette to be. I don’t know, for some reason that palette disappointed me. It looked brilliant in promo images but after working with it I struggled to create looks using it. Perhaps I lack the skill or maybe the colors just weren’t what I expected them to be.
None the less, we’ve run through a lot of peach eyeshadow palettes and there’s even more to come since the peach theme seems to be hitting drugstores late this Spring.
Fact of the matter is, I’m not quite tired of peach and it’s still a shade I really like on my cheeks, on my lips, and on my eyes.
Etude House Peach Farm Play Color Eyes isn’t by any means the brand’s first venture in the land of peach. You might recall the Juice Bar Play Color Eyes Eyeshadow Palette as that had an orange and peach theme but really, Etude House has always had a special place in its heart for peach and orange that dates back at least eight or so years. So, don’t think Etude House has copied Too Faced, it’s more like Too Faced might have been inspired by Etude House on some level and other Japanese or Korean beauty collections.
As I said this isn’t Etude House’s first peach palette but it is one of the better Play Color Eyes Palettes I’ve had the pleasure of using. If you’ve reading my prior reviews of these palettes you know I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with them. I tend to love the color round up but sometimes I struggle with the formula as the shadows aren’t always pigmented, some shades have chunky shimmer, and some are just chalky. In this case, I ended up liking almost all the shades and struggling with very few.
The palette holds 10 shades (7 shades are new, 3 have appeared in other palettes) but they aren’t all peach. You have a fairly interesting round up of colors here which includes some nudes combined with accents of peach. It’s an interesting selection of shades that actually really work well together to create a peachy look.
As with past palettes this contains a range of finishes that include shimmers, satins, mattes, and frosts. I was surprised at how well these blended as the mattes tend to have a chalkier texture but I had no problem during the blending process. Although, some shades do need to be built up and a cream eyeshadow base or primer is key to keep them looking vibrant. There are two few chunkier, flakier shimmer shades which have some major fall out but the solution to these would be to apply them by patting on with your finger. The satins and frosts were buttery, quite smooth, and applied easily with good pigmentation. Needless to say, it isn’t Etude House’s best in show eyeshadow formula but it is a workable palette that you can create a few lovely looks with.
All in all, this formula isn’t exactly testimony to some of Etude House’s nicer single eyeshadow shades but it isn’t bad either. I actually really liked it and thought it created a few very nice and easy to do peachy looks. If I had to choose I’d probably go with this over anything Too Faced has released to date plus it is quite a good deal cheaper.
It’s worth a haul if you favor shades like this!