I am actively trying to cut down on the amount of makeup I own, I have too much for one face to wear in a lifetime already – and frankly the wastage is unnecessary. Every so often a new product does catch my eye and it goes on my wishlist, either I eventually decide I don’t need it that much, I buy it, or a lovely person gifts it to me for a birthday or Christmas. Luckily for me the last option is what happened in the case of the TooFaced Just Peachy Mattes palette.
I’m not too familiar with TooFaced as a brand, up until a year ago they were quite tricky to get hold and rarely found in stores. Fast forward to now and TooFaced is stocked in Debenhams, CultBeauty and Selfridges as well as a whole dedicated store on Carnaby street. Even though TooFaced is now easier to get hold of, other than the Better than Sex mascara I haven’t tried anything else, until now. I think this palette caught my eye due to the never ending trend of warm eyeshadows, and the fact that until this palette I didn’t own any. It’s also quite different as every shadow is matte, whereas more often than not I am drawn to the pretty shimmers and glitters – because they look the prettiest.
The packaging is rather nice; golden casing with the most adorable peach clasp to open it. In my opinion, the Sweet Peach range has the best packaging of their collections, the Chocolate Bar palette packaging just doesn’t appeal to me, but the peach range is gorgeous. The palette is the perfect size for travel too and the mirror is such a great size, I can do my makeup on the go without hassle.
Most of the shades are velvety, which is good as often matte shades can be chalky. Of course there are the occasional couple that aren’t quite up to par, unsurprisingly they are the darker shades. Although they are chalky, if you put in the effort they still work nicely, it just takes a little longer than the others. Also I couldn’t create a review without mentioning the peach scent of this product; it is certainly strong and very artificial but that doesn’t translate onto the eyes. (I love the scent, such a special added touch.)
As you can see from the photo below, I don’t tend to be very adventurous when it comes to everyday makeup, I am trying to step out of my comfort zone but I’m taking baby steps. This palette is actually quite useful for that as you can create dramatic warm toned looks or just your casual everyday look. It does come with a little leaflet showing you three looks, but I’m much more of a DIY-er when it comes to makeup.
You can create a whole look with just this palette, or add some shimmer, I’m planning to try using one of the Pixi Fairy Lights over the top. The shades are all on the peachy wavelength, with highlights, transition shades and some beautiful statement shades. Peach Meringue is a pale shell shade that I tend to use as a highlight, while Peach Butter is more of a pinky toned base shadow. Peaches and Cream begins the warm toned trend, it’s quite deceiving as in the pan it appears to be quite a pale peachy shade, but when swatched it’s almost a muted neon orange; it doesn’t translate quite so vibrant on the eye but it’s still gorgeous. Peach Tea is the perfect transition shade for me when I’m going for an everyday look, a light warm brown that complements the rest of the shades. Just Peachy is a muted neon pink, it looks prettiest when I use it on my lid and on my lower lash line. Fresh Picked is a red brown transition shade, I have a much darker red brown in an UD palette and never knew I needed a lighter one until now, but it’s so useful to have.
Onto the darker shades and we have Peach Cobbler, it is similar to Peach Tea just darker, another transition shade – especially for a night time look. Peach Punch does really pack a punch, it’s a beautiful coral and makes the most incredible sunset eye, it’s probably my favourite shade. Peach Sangria is sadly one of the chalkier shades, but when you put the time in it gives wonderful berry results. Peach Tart is a deep chocolate brown, again verging on the slightly chalky side, it works best smudged into the lash liner for me. Just Ripe is a dark red toned brown, it makes a smoky eye just that little bit warmer. The final shade is Chocolate Dipped, however I wouldn’t class it as a chocolate brown, on me it is almost as cool toned brown; a strange addition to a warm palette in a way.
Personally, I love this palette as it allows me to step into the world of warm tones. However, if you already have the likes of the ABH Modern Renaissance palette this might not be something you need to add to your collection straight away, but I would never say never. It’s a great travel palette with the large mirror and it’s not made out of cardboard so it won’t go all flimsy. The cost break down isn’t too bad either, working out at around £2 a shadow. I love it, and even though we’re entering Winter I will be rocking the warm tones the whole way through.
You can buy the TooFaced Just Peachy Mattes Palette from the Debenhams website for £33.