Heya all, long time no see! This is a very short post to give my first impressions and some very quick swatches of the new Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly Eye Shadow Palette.
I’ve been out of the loop for so long that all of the hoopla about the shade Peanut Butter from the original Semi-Sweet Chocolate palette has completely passed me by, but I figured I’d jump on this hype train because an unabashedly deep red based warm brown eyeshadow palette is surprisingly difficult to find.
These are very quick first impression swatches. I’ll come back to this post when I’ve had a chance to properly trial the eyeshadows and properly judge their longevity.
- Spread The Love: soft pinky peach creme with a tiny touch of gold sparkle. This is fairly opaque and builds up to a soft satin sheen when layered. The shadow is quite soft and dusty in the pan. It reminds me a little of my all time favourite but long discontinued Too Faced highlighter eyeshadow called Nude Scene.
- Bananas: subtle bone gold shimmer. A very delicate, lustrous bleached gold. It layers up to a soft gauzy shimmer without being too blingy and sparkly.
- Extra Creamy: sheer white cream. I’m a ghost so this eyeshadow doesn’t show up on me at all, but I’d be very interested in applying it with a large fluffy brush over a more intense colour to create a muted, washed out effect.
- Peanut Butter: warm orange-based medium brown matte. This was quite dry and hard in the pan and applied a little patchy when swatched.
- Peanut Brittle: metallic copper orange frost. Unsurprisingly this was my instant favourite shadow because I’m a sucker for a good orange eyeshadow. The pigmentation was superb when applied dry and foils up to a high shine pearl when applied damp.
- Jelly: orchid purple frost. It’s a little sheer and patchy and requires a lot of finagling with primer and a damp brush to bring out a good depth of colour. I can take or leave this kind of shadow because it’s not a colour I’d reach for more than once a year, and when I do reach for it Jelly isn’t as smooth or opaque as it should be. Nice idea but the execution is lacking.
- Peanut Butter Cup: metallic bronze frost. Another high quality frost eyeshadow, with full opacity on a single dry swipe.
- Jammin’: dark dirty plum frost. I wasn’t expecting to like this as much as I do, but it’s a killer colour especially now that we’re sliding into the cooler winter months here in Sydney. Jammin’ is a very Urban Decay-esque eyeshadow, and I mean that in the nicest way.
- Nuts About U: rich red-based orange matte. This was patchy and hard when applied dry, but a little babying with a damp primer and a dense brush should coax some colour out of this eyeshadow.
Who: Too Faced
What: Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly Eye Shadow Palette
How Much: AUD$58
When: limited edition, available now.
Where: Mecca Maxima
This item was purchased by swatchgirl.com.