It’s that time of year where the trends of the new season are being brought to light and retailers are starting to clearance out their fall items to make room for their spring inventory.
In the apparel world, Juicy tracksuits are back for Spring 2017, and in the beauty world, peach colored makeup is predicted to be the hottest look in the new season.
Peach pigments have been on the radar for a couple of months now, but with the release of Too Faced’s Sweet Peach Palette, and the Kylie Cosmetics Royal Peach Palette, these shades won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. I wanted to see for myself what all the hype is about so I borrowed a Sweet Peach Palette from a friend and got to work.
The box is super cute, complete with a pink and orange ombre and a peach with the title written on it in the middle, but I was not as impressed by the material of the palette itself.
The colors are similar to the box, and it has 3D peaches on the top, but it is made out of a metal that looked and felt slightly cheap. If I were to take this on a trip with me, I would be afraid of it bending in my bag.
I know a lot of people were really hyped because of the packaging, and I agree that it is very cute and fun, I just wish it was made out of something else. I tend to have high standards for really popular products, so that might have influenced my opinion about the outside, but this is a palette you don’t want to judge by its cover because the inside is beautiful.
When you open it, you are greeted by a really sweet smell and the perfect combination of matte and metallic shades that go together perfectly. The names fit the peach theme too, if they don’t have the word peach in them, like White Peach or Peaches ‘N Cream, then they are peach related, like Cobbler or Puree. There’s less peachy shades than I expected, but that’s okay because the other colors complement the peach shades that are there.
If you’re like me and never know where to start when creating your own eyeshadow looks, you’re in luck because Too Faced included a Glamour Guide with three looks to get you started, and I recreated all of them.
Like a lot of things in life, my attempts didn’t turn out exactly like the picture, probably due to the combination of my average makeup skills and not applying enough product for the camera, but I still managed to create some pretty looks which is what I’m going to share.
The first look in the little square pamphlet is called Peaches & Cream, and it uses four shades to create a soft peach eye.
The directions straight from the paper are as follows:
Step 1: Apply Peaches N’ Cream from lash line to brow
Step 2: Press Caramelized onto lid and smudge into lower lash line
Step 3: Blend Georgia into crease
Step 4: Dab Luscious into corner
The eyeshadow brushes I used to reinvent this look were a fluff brush, smudge brush, blending brush, and angled brush, respectively.
I feel like my version doesn’t look as intense as the example, I think my mistake was not using enough of Caramelized, but I still think looks like a fresh pastel look.
The second look on the little pamphlet is called Smoldering Peach, and it’s similar to Peaches & Cream, but it is a little smokier and has more of a reddish tint instead of orange.
Out of the three, this look has to be my favorite. It’s a little more complicated to create, but it’s definitely worth it, at least I think so.
Step 1: Apply Nectar onto brow bone and inner corner
Step 2: Sweep Just Peachy into crease and blend upwards
Step 3: Dab Candid Peach onto inner half of lid
Step 4: Press Summer Yum onto the outer half of lid
Step 5: Blend Delectable into outer crease, and smudge into lower lash line.
For this look I used a fluff brush for step 1, a blending brush for step 2, an angled brush for both steps 3 and 4, and then a blending and smudge brush into the crease.
What’s bothering me about this one is that I didn’t blend enough in the corner, and I didn’t use enough of Just Peachy, but I think even if I did that, it still wouldn’t look too much like the example because Delectable appears much darker on the picture than it does when actually applied, at least on my skin.
The third and final look is called Southern Belle. It consists of more earthy tones than the other two, making it the smokiest out of the three, and I think it makes a great night time look.
Like Smoldering Peach, it takes five shades to create:
Step 1: Sweep White Peach on brow bone
Step 2: Press Bless Her Heart onto center
Step 3: Apply Tempting on inner and outer corner of lids and lower lash line
Step 4: Blend Charmed I’m Sure into crease
Step 5: Apply Bellini into inner corner
This time, the brushes I used in order were a fluff brush, an angled brush, another angled brush, a blending brush, and a smudge brush.
Yet again, I don’t think I applied enough of a shade, in this case, Tempting , even though in person I thought I did.
Despite the fact that I didn’t put on heavy enough makeup for the camera, I hope you can get a general idea of the general colors in the Sweet Peach Palette. All of the shades are really pigmented, easy to put on, and blend well together.
The only one I was disappointed in was Talk Derby To Me, because it appears to be black loaded with pinkish purple sparkles, but that’s kind of deciving because the sparkles don’t show up as well when being applied.
On the other side, my favorite shade has to be Bellini. To me, it’s the perfect peach color, and a metallic one at that. I also just really like the name.
So besides that and the one part of the packaging I didn’t like, I think Too Faced will, and has already made. make several faces happy with his palette.