When the Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly palette was first announced, I think I died a little. Warm eyeshadows are my jam (no pun intended) so it’s pretty much perfection as far as I’m concerned. I never expected to get my hands on it, though as it is a US-only exclusive, so when it showed up in my mail box I actually gasped.
A friend from Alberta had sent it to me! What a doll. <3 (Thank you Whitney!!) If you follow me on Snapchat you will have seen how excited and touched I was – I think I blabbed incoherently about it for five minutes or so. 😉
Despite my excitement, I didn’t get a chance to actually put the Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly palette on my face until very recently. I wanted to give it the love it deserved instead of just slapping one shadow on and calling it good. I needed some play time! And unfortunately with finals it just wasn’t in the bag until the last few weeks. But now that I’ve had a chance to play, I can officially say: it’s love.
But back to the actual review, hmm?
Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly: The Packaging
The Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly palette comes in an adorable cardboard box that, yes, I have tucked away. I don’t normally keep packaging but for some reason I can’t recycle this one. It’s too special – and so cute! Look at that happy little piece of bread.
The palette itself is pretty standard for Too Faced: compact metal packaging with a magnetic closure and huge mirror inside. My only other experience with Too Faced eyeshadows so far is the Chocolate Bar palette, which is larger than this one, and I appreciate that this one has the names of the shadows written on the palette instead of in a plastic insert like the original Chocolate Bar. Like other Too Faced palettes, the Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly palette comes with a handy “how-to” guide that shows you a few ways to use the eyeshadows. I love using these when I’m first getting to know a palette, so it’s been very useful. This one sticks into place where the mirror is so that when you’re not using the palette everything can stay together. I really like this, because I do still have the guide for the Chocolate Bar palette, but it’s floating around in a drawer somewhere, so having a spot for it is definitely nice.
Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly: The Shadows
There are 9 shadows in total in the Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly palette, and it’s set up so that you can use the palette in trios if you so wish. The three “base” shades are larger because they will, in theory, be the ones that are used the most. I definitely appreciate the thought behind that – and it just so happens that two of my favourite shades in the palette are these larger pans, so I’m very happy that they’re larger!
Spread the Love is a peach with gold sparkle.
Peanut Butter is a matte mid-toned warm brown
Peanut Butter Cup is a metallic dark brown with gold shimmer
Bananas is a soft gold with gold shimmer
Peanut Brittle is a metallic rust
Jammin’ is a dark plum with gold shimmer (it looks brown in the swatch above, but it’s definitely plum)
Extra Creamy is a matte white
Jelly is a bright, vibrant satin orchid
Nuts About U is a matte rust brown
I should also note that the palette is scented. It’s not quite chocolate but not quite peanut butter, somewhere in the middle between the two. It’s very yummy!
Overall I’m very impressed with the pigmentation and the blendability with all of the shades in this palette. I know some people haven’t been happy with the purples, Jelly in particular, but I haven’t had any issues with it when I use a primer. There is a nice variety of finishes in this palette as well from mattes to metallics and shimmers and satins, though a duochrome brown/purple might have been fun! Maybe that’s just wishful thinking. 😉