Hello everyone! Welcome back to my series, Palette Roulette, where each week I randomly select an eyeshadow palette that I will have to use for all of that week.
Each week, I create 4-7 looks from that week’s randomly selected palette. I will share these looks with you, tell you which shades I used and where, and my overall thoughts on that palette.
Last week’s Palette Roulette was the Viseart Paris Nude Eyeshadow Palette. If you haven’t already checked out that post, please do!
Alright, on to week 3!
Here is my current list of eyeshadow palettes, excluding the palettes that have already been chosen. As you can see, I have moved those palettes into another “used” column, so that I don’t select them again.
As usual, to select a palette, I used the Google random number generator. I set the range to be 1-29, and I generated the number!
This week’s Palette Roulette is #15, Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes Eyeshadow Palette
This palette choice was exciting since it is still a relatively new addition to my collection and I haven’t used it a whole lot. So it will be great to see what it can do! I have also been obsessed with all matte looks for quite a few months now, so this palette feeds my obsession!
I love love the shades in this palette. Overall, the composition is really great. Not only are there some great warm neutral shades for every day looks, but there are also a ton of beautiful peach and berry shades to really spice things up. This palette is also great in its range from light to dark shades. You have two light shades, 6 mid-tone shades and 4 shades to deepen your looks. The only thing that this palette could potentially be missing is a black, but I don’t feel is is necessary with what we have here.
There are two shades that look a little questionable, in that they are very similar, and these are Peach Cobbler and Fresh-Picked. However, they are slightly different. Peach Cobbler is slightly deeper with more brown, whereas Fresh-Picked is brighter and more orange.
If you don’t already know, this palette is an all matte palette. However, there is one shade, “Peach Sangria”, that has a slight shimmer to it, making it more of a satin. I will talk more about this shade later.
Something that you will also notice in this series is that I am very rarely going to use false lashes. These are eyeshadow looks that I am wearing on the daily, and I do not like to wear lashes everyday. However, if a look is particularly smokey, then I will.
Classic Neutral Eye
Peach Meringue: All over lid and on brow bone. Not that pigmented, but can be built up.
Peach Tea:Transition/crease. This is a great neutral transition shade that has good, buildable pigmentation.
Peach Tart: Lightly in crease, and in outer corner. Because the transition from Peach Tea to Peach Tart is quite harsh, before going in purely with Peach Tart, I dipped in to both Peach Tart, tapped off the brush, then also dipped into Peach Tea. This gave me a shade that was in between the two, so that I could more gradually build up the crease. This makes blending easier when you don’t have as many transition shades as you would like.
Deep Berry Eye
Peaches and Cream: Transition/crease. This is a great warm transition shade that is pretty pigmented. This is usually my go to shade when starting a look.
Just Peachy: Transition/crease. This is a beautiful bright peach shade that is very pigmented.
Peach Sangria: Transition/crease. This is the shade that is more satin-like. Honestly, this shade is not that pigmented on its own, but it does really amp up pink shades that you have already laid down. However, I would say that the pigmentation of this shade does disappoint me.
Just Ripe: Outer corner and lightly into crease. This is a nice muted deep berry shade.
Peach Meringue: All over lid. Again, this shade is not that pigmented, but it’s alright. I find that the light shades in Too Faced palettes are usually lacking.
Ripe Peach Eye
Peaches and Cream: All over lid and in crease.
Fresh-Picked: Transition/crease. This is a nice medium-toned orange peachy shade that is pigmented.
Peach Cobbler: Transition/crease. This shade added a bit more orangey brown to the look. But it is certainly similar to Fresh-Picked.
Peach Tart: Outer corner and lightly in crease. I really like this brown for deepening looks. It blends pretty well, even if you are suddenly going in with a deeper shade.
Smoky Berry Eye
Just Peachy: Transition/crease.
Peach Punch: Transition/crease.
Peach Sangria: Transition/crease.
Just Ripe: In crease and all over lid. This shade looks quite deep in the pan, but isn’t really quite as deep on the eye. So I guess it could be more pigmented. Regardless, I think that this look turned out really nicely, and because it wasn’t too deep, it turned out to be pretty wearable.
For the lower lash line I blended all of the same transition shades in the same order, ending with Just Ripe.
Overall, I am pretty happy with this palette. The shade and tone range is great, and really caters to those who love matte shadows. You can accomplish both neutral, minimal day time looks and deep, berry-toned smokey looks. This palette also works across all seasons, with it especially being good for fall and summer.
Honestly, I think that the composition of this palette is perfect. Although, we could certainly do without one of Peach Cobbler or Fresh-Picked. Even though they do have slight differences in shade, it is too discrete to notice on the eye.
The pigmentation of the shadows in this palette is pretty good. Almost all of them have great pigmentation, except for the two light shades. Additionally, even though Peach Sangria swatches well, it really doesn’t apply that pigmented on the eye, which I found really disappointing since it is such a beautiful shade.
I usually find Too Faced shadows pretty blendable, and these were no exception. I really didn’t have much trouble with any of them, especially if I was careful to really apply in a gradient (lightest to darkest with as many shades in between as possible). Building up slowly is the key. If I did need to make a drastic jump between shades, I was careful to not just go directly into that deep shade, but to dip into the last one I used, and then dip into that deep shade, knocking off any excess.
Once applied, I never noticed any fading throughout the day. The eyeshadows looked just as good after 12 hours or more!
Overall, I think this is a great palette to have that includes basics and more!
Well, that’s it for this week’s Palette Roulette! I can’t wait to see which palette I get to share with you next week!