Released for Too Faced’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection, the Too Faced Peanut Butter & Jelly Eyeshadow Palette contains nine eyeshadows packaged in a tin, travel-friendly packaging and smelling like peanut butter!
Check out my Too Faced Peanut Butter & Jelly Eyeshadow Palette review and swatches below!
Shades, Color Payoff & Formula
Since it’s inspired by peanut butter and jelly, the palette contains warm, brown neutrals to represent peanut butter and two violet/purple shades to represent jelly.
The neutral browns aren’t too unique, I’ve definitely seen shades like them in other palettes, but the pop-of-violet is certainly unique.
Check out the swatches below:
Spread the Love: Light, peachy orange matte with gold micro glitters. It sheers out completely every time I blend it even though the texture is really smooth, so I’ve never been bothered to wear this color. However, I think it will look nice as a natural-looking all-over-lid shade.
Peanut Butter: Matte medium brown with warm undertones. My favorite transition shade in this palette! Amazing payoff and incredibly soft, buttery texture. It’s not a unique color, many palettes out there have this shade, but I love how smooth it is to blend.
Peanut Butter Cup: Frosty dark bronze with warm undertones. It has tiny gold micro glitters but is barely noticeable on the lids. This somehow had a lot of fallout on me even though the texture is nice and smooth, but not as smooth as Peanut Butter, maybe because it’s a frosty shade and not a matte?
Bananas: Frosty/metallic light yellow-gold with warm undertones and gold sparkles. Pigmentation is pretty good, texture is pretty smooth, but it’s overall a “meh” shade for me. It’s nice as an inner corner highlight though.
Peanut Brittle: Dark copper shade with warm undertones. Shade-wise, this is my absolute favorite, but application was a nightmare. It somehow crumbles every time I pick the color up with a brush and the fallout is horrendous. Texture is very creamy and silky though, so blending is really nice. I just wish they don’t have as much fallout.
Jammin’: Frosty dark plum-purple. This is my least favorite because the texture is very dry and coarse, it was so difficult for me to pick up the color. It was very patchy and uneven, even after blending. So I only ever used this as liner for the lower and upper lash lines. Even as liner, this smudged pretty bad.
Extra Creamy: Matte creamy beige with slightly cooler undertones. Not a huge fan of this shade as well as it felt very dry, but not as bad as Jammin’ though.
Jelly: Bright violet with a gorgeous sheen and iridescence. This shade reminds me of one of my all-time favorite eyeshadows, Urban Decay’s Asphyxia. Texture is sadly on the drier side too, but the color adheres well on the skin so I’m fine with it. I like using this on the lower lashline to give my eyes a pop of color.
Nuts About U: Matte, reddish brown. Just like Peanut Butter, this also makes a gorgeous transition shade, especially when paired with Peanut Brittle. Texture and blendability is just like Peanut Butter, except this can be a little more powdery.
Most of the colors last for about 7-8 hours on me. The shimmery shades last noticeably longer than the matte shades. Jammin’ had really bad longevity though, it smeared only about 3 hours after application.
Just like most Too Faced Palettes, this comes in a tin packaging and the highlight shades come in bigger pans than the other colors. Too Faced clearly has a thing for highlights!
It also comes with a mirror, which makes this palette ideal for travelling.
As for the scent, I did pick up a sweet smell, but it smells more like milk chocolate to me than peanut butter. Still nice though, of course!
This retails for US$36 at Ulta Beauty and Too Faced (they ship to US, Canada, UK and some European countries!).
In Australia, this is available for AU$58 from Mecca Cosmetica.
I’m honestly on the fence about this palette. I really like the concept, but the product itself was pretty underwhelming considering I’m a big fan of their products. There are only four or five shadows in this palette that could really work for me, so I personally would’ve passed on this palette. I’d rather go with their Chocolate Bar Palettes, reviewed here and here.
I’m certainly the odd one out as I know a lot of people are obsessed with this palette, but I honestly don’t know what the hype is all about because there are so many other bronze toned palettes out there with similar colors although they won’t smell as sweet.
So I can’t give this palette my badge of approval, but I’m looking forward to trying their Sweet Peaches palette!
Have you tried this palette? Let me know what you think!
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