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 Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes Eye Shadow Palette. If you haven’t already checked out that post, please do!
Alright, on to week 4!
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 #28, Too Faced White Peach Eye Shadow Palette
What are the chances of choosing this palette the week after featuring the Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes palette?! Well, it’s perfect for a comparison!
Something important to know about this palette is that it is not necessarily supposed to be a stand-alone palette. In the product description is says:
“White Peach was created with matte, shimmer, and glitter shadows that add dimension and light to the rest of the Too Faced Peaches and Cream collection. These shimmer and glitter shades are the perfect complement to the rest of the Too Faced Peaches and Cream Matte eyeshadows.”
So this says to me that it is supposed to be used in conjunction with the Just Peachy Mattes Eye Shadow Palette, but do you really want to purchase a palette that can’t be used on it’s own? We will have to see how it performs.
This palette comes with 8 matte shades, 2 shimmer shades and 2 glitter shades. Overall, I love the look of all of the shades in this palette. I personally love pink eye looks, so this palette is perfect for that. I also love love all of the shimmer/glitter shades. They are so pretty! But there are some aspects about this palette that worry me.
Since I received this palette in the mail, I have really been wanting to put this palette through the ringer to find out whether it is any good or not. I purchased this palette knowing that I might need to return it, based on the colour selection. Everything is very mid-tone, making it difficult to deepen looks. Additionally, so many of the shades are very similar. Yes, you can tell slight differences between the pinks, but will it be noticeable on the eye? So, let’s see if it is worth it!
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.
Pink Girly Eye
Peach Smoothie: Crease/transition. Pretty pink shade but took a lot of building to get it to show up. Honestly, I hate how all of these shadows blend. They basically have no pigmentation, and they make your lid look really dry and textured.
Peach Suede: Crease/transition. This was my attempt at building up the crease, and again this was a very lightly pigmented shade. This is a pretty peachy pink shade in the pan.
Peach Ice: All over lid. This is a nice metallic white shade, but it is very chunky, so make sure you apply it wet or over a tacky base. I applied this over concealer like usual.
Peach Cream: Inner corner and brow bone. This is actually the most pigmented white shade that Too Faced has produced in my opinion.
Honestly, every look that I tried to create with this palette on it’s own was a total failure. Even though I showed the one above, I really didn’t like how it turned out because I wasn’t able to add dimension. I could have added some black, but I really don’t like jumping from a very light shade to a black. So, because I was at a loss on how to use this palette, I decided to go to their Glamour Guide to see the types of looks that they were selling this palette to achieve. The next three looks are from the Glamour Guide.
Peach Cream: Brow bone. In this picture you can see how pigmented that light cream shade is! Definitely could have blended it out a bit more but honestly, it’s a bit too pigmented for the brow bone and is hard to blend out.
Peach Suede: Crease/transition. This is that same peachy pink shade that is just not pigmented enough. I probably dipped in and blended into the crease three times over, and that is all the colour payoff I was able to get.
Creme de la Peach: All over lid. Again, not pigmented, although I did not use a sticky base. These shades all press onto the lid pretty pigmented, but they blend away if you aren’t careful.
Peach Ice: Inner corner. I used this shade wet because it is chunky, so I really wanted it to stick.
Overall, the picture that was shown for this “Bottomless Bellinis” look was so much more pigmented than this. But these colours are not buildable. This was literally the most pigmentation I could get which is really really disappointing, since these shades swatch way deeper.
Peach Sorbet: Crease/transition. This is a light peach shade that again has next to no pigmentation. And you better bet I went in multiple times trying to build it up.
Sweet Fig: All over lid and lower lash line. This shade I pressed in with my finger and it went on pretty well. It’s a very nice mauve dusty purple.
Glistening Peach: Pressed onto the center of the lid and lower lash line. All of the glitter/metallic shades except for this one felt creamy and a little bit gel-like, making them stick pretty well on their own. This glittery shade was easily the driest in the palette and it definitely didn’t stick without a sticky base, or being applied wet. Pretty once on though! This is a classic pink gold duochrome shade.
Overall, this look turned out pretty. But once again it is a very light look with very little definition to it. You can hardly see any colour in the crease. All you can see are the lid shades. Again, the picture that showed this look in the glamour guide had way more pigmentation in the crease.
Peach Cream: Brow bone.
Peach Smoothie: Crease/transition. Here is this first light pink shade. I don’t know about you, but I can barely see anything in the crease. Just a slight wash, so as usual this shade was not buildable.
Peach Passion: All over lid and lower lash line. This was one of the more gel-like metallic shades, so it pressed on well with a finger, even without a sticky base or being wetted.
On The Grill: Outer corner and lower lash line. This black actually blended out pretty well, probably because it wasn’t that pigmented when applied.
While I don’t hate this look, it would look so SO much better with a deeper crease. Also, Peach Passion didn’t look nearly as nice on the lid as it did in the pan. Again, this look did not turn out as pigmented as in the picture.
Because I was so disappointed with all of the looks where I exclusively used the White Peach Palette, I decided to do some using the Just Peachy Mattes to lay down the framework, and then shades in the White Peach palette as lid colours only.
Peaches and Cream (Just Peachy): Transition/crease. This is that great warm transition shade that is pretty pigmented. This is usually my go to shade when starting a look with the Just Peachy Palette.
Just Peachy (Just Peachy): Transition/crease. This is that beautiful bright peach shade that is very pigmented.
Peaches & Dreams (White Peach): All over lid after cutting the crease with concealer. This was a very beautiful gold/apricot metallic shade.
Peach Tart (Just Peachy): Just a tiny bit in the outer corner to slightly deepen.
Raspberry Cream Pie
Peach Tea (Just Peachy): Transition/crease. This is that great neutral transition shade that has good, buildable pigmentation.
Peach Tart (Just Peachy): Transition/crease. Also in outer corner.
Peach Smoothie (White Peach): All over lid. I pressed this shade on with my finger without a tacky base and it had pretty good pigmentation. It is that light pink.
Peach Sangria (Just Peachy): Just a tiny bit placed between the outer corner and the center of the lid to give a pop of raspberry.
Peach Cream (White Peach): Brow bone and inner corner.
I was very happy with how this all matte look turned out. I was inspired by one of my favourite teas, David’s Tea Raspberry Cream Pie.
Overall, I am very disappointed with this palette. Never have I had so many issues with creating looks. I think you guys know by now that I am capable of creating good eyeshadow looks. But that was almost impossible with this palette, at least to my standards. While the shades have pigmentation when swatched and when applied with a finger on the lid, they have next to no pigmentation when blended in.
In terms of composition, this palette leaves a lot to be desired when looking at functionality. Yes, superficially it looks so beautiful. But unfortunately, we are missing a lot of deeper crease shades. It is basically impossible to build up a look with this palette, unless you go straight to the black, which is usually the first step towards disaster, from my experience. You want to build the smoothest gradient possible to get a really nice blended look.
The pigmentation of the shadows is the main downfall of this palette. If the shades were pigmented and blendable, you would still be able to give your looks some dimension. But because they all apply so much lighter than the pan or swatch colour, you really can’t get anywhere. With all of my looks above, I spent a lot of time trying to build them up, and it was simply impossible.
In a way I feel torn, because these shades do look pretty good on the lid. But I find it hard to justify buying a $60 CAD palette that cannot be used on its own and doesn’t have a huge shade diversity. At least three of the matte pinky-peachy shades are very similar, and will likely look the same on the eye.
Something that I attribute the downfall of this palette to is the formula. The formula of these shadows is entirely different from typical Too Faced shadows. Too Faced shadows are usually pretty dry and dusty in my experience. While these sound like negatives, they are actually very good traits to give you smooth, blendable and pigmented matte shadows. The Just Peachy Mattes Palette is very dry and dusty, with a fair amount of kick back. But you get such a smooth blend from them, and they are so pigmented!
These shades in the White Peach palette are entirely different. When swatching them, the shadows feel like they have a higher moisture content. Often metallics/shimmer shadows can feel kind of gel-like/creamy from different companies, but all of these shadows in this palette felt that way, including the mattes. I think this is the reason that these shadows perform so poorly in the crease. Yes, they pack on well onto the lid, because they are creamy. But the creaminess is also why they apply really sheer into the crease. Creamy shadows just do not apply well with brushes, even if you are using a synthetic one. They also accentuated texture where I tried to blend them. I have never understood people who called shadows chalky. What does chalky look like? I now know that these shadows are what chalky looks like.
In terms of lasting power, I didn’t notice any fading. However, they started out as such a sheer wash that I don’t think any fading would have been noticeable.
Overall, I can’t recommend this palette. If you want it just for lid shades and to use with other palettes, go for it. But as things are, I’m not sure I’m going to keep it. There are going to be so many more releases this year, I really don’t need to keep the ones that have such limited use.
Well, that’s it for this week’s Palette Roulette! Hopefully next week’s palette is better!