August 27, 2019

Too Faced Palm Springs Dreams Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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4 stars out of 5

Too Faced Palm Springs Dreams Eyeshadow Palette ($45) is a new, limited edition twelve shade scented eyeshadow palette that’s part of the Sephora Exclusive Peaches & Cream Collection.

I’m not sure if this is a Fall 2019 or Summer 2019 Eyeshadow Palette. The colors are so fun and vibrant I lean towards saying Summer but with Fall launches happening now it might just be a Fall launch. I do think the shades can work either way for warmer or cooler weather!

When I first saw this I instantly though of one of my favorite artists, Shag. The font, the palette design, the vibrant colors, it all really reminds me of a Shag print.

I shouldn’t like this nearly as much as I do. One reason is the formula is perfect and secondly, I’ve turned into a boring person that hoards nude eyeshadow like they might stop making them one day. None the less, as soon as I got, as soon as I started using it, it was true love.

Too Faced Palm Springs Dreams Eyeshadow Palette arrives in a funky psychedelic metallic fuchsia pink compact that has a 60s vibe. I dunno if it’s the front or just the colors but it feels really retro. Inside you’ll find twelve shades with their names printed below there wells which are 0.04 oz each. There’s a rather large mirror as well and the palette comes with a get-the-look guide with step-by-step instructions to create a few different eye looks. The palette is scented but I’m not really sure what I’m smelling. People say they smell pineapple, others say they smell tropical fruits, to me it smells like a some sort of dry vanilla scent. It doesn’t linger and it isn’t strong.

If you closely at the palette you’ll notice shades going across work together or going down they also work together. I always struggle a little with palettes and pairing up shades but the colors are grouped together so well there wasn’t a single second that I felt like I was unable to create a look easily using two, three, or four shades.

Shades:

  • TFTI (metallic peachy gold with champagne pearl)
  • Last Call (warm metallic copper)
  • Saucy & Bossy (soft peachy-brown)
  • BYOB (deep warm chocolate brown)
  • Dirty Martini (shimmery gold pearl)
  • She’s Lit (soft peach)
  • Rumtiki (soft beige brown)
  • Cabana Time (soft beige nude)
  • Swizzle Stick (magenta pink, fuscia, and icy pink shimmer)
  • Buzz Kill (soft pink shimmer with icy blue pearl)
  • Swank (deep opal blue duo chrome with teal shimmer)
  • Mocktail (soft muted orange)

This is odd palette because all I see are fun, funky shades but I think that if you look a little closer you’ll find it isn’t all that fun and vibrant at all as many of the shades are easy to use in daily looks and there are plenty of warmer nude shades.

There are several shimmer shades here that have performance issues depending on how you see it. Dirty Martini, Swank, Swizzle Stick, and Buzz Kill are all drier shimmers that have a sheerer color pay off. These shades are difficult to pick up with a brush and actually worked best with by applying with a finger. They sort of act as a topper eyeshadow of sorts in my opinion but you can easily use them all over your lid should you choose. They just seem to work when applied on top of other shades. I’d describe them as having a firm texture, a bit gritty on some shades like Dirty Martini, and they are drier. There is some fall out with these shades as well but it isn’t a powdery or chunkier sparkle. It’s just a finer sparkle fall out. This all sounds discouraging but I felt they applied just fine with finger.

Too Faced Palm Spring Dreams Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Dirty Martini, Buzz Kill, Mocktail, Swank)

Too Faced Palm Spring Dreams Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (She’s Lit, Rum Tiki, Swizzle Stick, Last Call)

Too Faced Palm Spring Dreams Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Cabana Time, Saucy & Bossy, TFTI, BYOB)

The mattes were great overall, firm but not dry nor powdery and they blended easily. The only shade I struggled with was Swank as it was very firmed and it was extremely difficult to apply with a finger. Two other shades Last Call and TFTI were firmer metallics but both applied well and weren’t dry.

Although, these shades aren’t the best formula or texture I still felt I was able to easily create looks using them. I never felt like I struggled with application or had any major issues blending them. They all worked perfectly fine.

I am of the mentality makeup should be fun. Sometimes I forget that! I’m glad when I find palettes like Too Faced Palm Spring Dreams Eyeshadow Palette because they make me remember how fun make can be. Too Faced has been sort of boring lately but I think that Palm Spring Dreams really is a step in the right direction!

I’d recommend checking this one out. It’s the last day of the Sephora sale so why not right?

Too Faced Palm Spring Dreams Eyeshadow Palette is exclusively available at Sephora.

Where to buy

Sephora

Too Faced Palm Springs Dreams Eyeshadow Palette is a new, limited edition eyeshadow palette that’s $45 and contains 12 all new shades that are 0.04 oz each. I don’t think this is one of Too Faced’s best in show formulas as the shimmers are sheerer and best applied with a fingertip as they run a bit drier and firmer. The mattes proved soft but not dry nor powdery and blended well! None the less despite some issues it’s a really fun palette and it was easy enough to create a variety of great looks with it even though the formula wasn’t perfect.

Pros

  • Fun, vibrant colors.
  • Easy to follow get-the-look guide.
  • Great packaging.
  • Shades pair up easily!

Cons

  • Firmer, sometimes drier textured shadows.
  • Certain shades proved difficult to pick up with a brush and fingers ended up working best.
  • Light scent might be an issue for sensitive users!

Who

Too Faced Palm Spring Dreams Eyeshadow Palette is a great pick for anyone who enjoys creating vibrant looks!

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Kel Berg

    i love the look of the palette too! not sure i need these shades i know i have dupes in other palettes. so i went to find this shag guy and i am in love! so retro funky!

    • Isabella Muse

      oh god I love him! He just did a haunted mansion tote with Harvey’s for Disney! It’s divine!