Too Faced Peanut Butter & Jelly Palette


Too Faced really knows how to get me, huh?

When I first saw a sneak peek of the Too Faced Peanut Butter & Jelly Palette, I knew I needed this in my life. The Sweet Peach Palette? Not so much, but I am a huge fan of peanut butter, especially the brands Skippy and Lily's (a Philippine brand). I grew up on the Goober brand (the striped peanut butter and jelly in one jar), and it's only natural that I love Reese's and the peanut butter smoothie at Jamba Juice. When I learned of the nutty scent, I was sold. However, I was concerned because the shades looked quite similar to the Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar. I swatched it at Ulta, comparing the 2, and I noticed the subtle differences. When I received a 20% off coupon from Ulta, that was game over. And there goes my love affair.

Like all of the small Too Faced palettes, these retail at $36 with 9 shades, 3 of which are 0.07 oz. (and are primarily used for highlighting the brow bone or inner corners), which the rest containing 0.03 oz.   I can see why it has similarities to the Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar; this whole palette is completely inspired by the ultra-gorgeous matte burnt sienna shade, Peanut Butter, in Semi-Sweet. 

What I LOVELOVELOVE about this palette is the box! Dare I say, I like it better than the Chocolate Bars?! Who could resist a peanut butter on toast little gal?! With peanut illustrations in the background?! I haven't even thrown away the box. I wish I could stare at this palette forever. It's so small and cute, and reminds me of a mini-peanut butter toast. Perfect for traveling and takes up less space in your makeup bag, that's for sure. I'm taking it with me on my trip to Newport Beach at the end of this month.


This reminds me of a poster I designed for Cecilio in 2012 on Valentine's Day...


While it has the peanut butter smell, I am happy to report that there are NO peanuts contained to create the scent, in case of those with Peanut allergies. Thank you Jerrod Blandino! It does contain the cocoa powder used in the Chocolate Bars.

Like all Too Faced palettes, they come with a guide:



The shades are so warm and bright, making it a fit for summer and fall. You can definitely play around and experiment with the pops of violet and orange (they complement each other), and you can also play it safe with the neutrals. I just wish there was a darker brown, to contrast the bright shades...maybe it would be called Nutella? Anyhow, here are the shades:

Top to bottom: Spread the Love (glimmery peach), Peanut Butter (medium orange brown), Peanut Butter Cup (metallic golden bronze), Bananas (shimmery champagne gold), Peanut Brittle (metallic burnt orange), Jammin' (metallic deep red violet), Extra Creamy (matte off white), Jelly (vibrant violet), and Nuts about U (matte reddish brown).

These shades are super-pigmented with one swipe, especially the metallic ones. My favorite shades are Peanut Butter Cup, Bananas, and Peanut Brittle. Before purchasing this, I have read reviews about how the Jelly shade isn't pigmented enough. I found this to be true and wasn't surprised, because the Chocolate Bars had shades with pops of color (that stood out among the neutrals) and weren't pigmented enough. So in order to get that pop I want, I use Jelly over NYX eyeshadow base and spray my brush with MAC Fix+. Here's a demo:


And finally, here is the look I have been practicing and perfecting:

Browbone: Bananas
Transition: Peanut Butter
Crease: Peanut Brittle
Outer V: Jammin'
Lid: Jelly (with NYX eyeshadow base and Fix+ spray)

I have never been so passionate about a beauty product in a while. I'm definitely going to be using this more. I highly, highly recommend this if you are into warm neutrals with fun colors. I feel like I am betraying the Chocolate Bars, but I think I will like this one more.

Do you guys have this palette, or want it?

22 comments :

  1. Haha, I loved the pictures in this post! The palette looks great, I'm not much of an eye shadow person but those browny shades are so pleasing ♥

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh they are gorgeous! Wish they had at least one deep brown shade though!

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  2. I've been seeing the palette all over and have been wanting to get it because ahh, who wouldn't want a peanut butter jelly palette?! Too Faced is too adorable!

    MAY | WWW.THEMAYDEN.COM

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    1. Definitely get your hands on it if you can!

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  3. How absolutely gorgeous is that palette! I love Too Faced products, especially their eyeshadows! Although the purple isn't quite my shade, I've heard loads of people using it under their lower lash line and saying it looks gorgeous! Peanut Brittle is stunning xx

    www.iridescentplaces.com

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    1. Their eyeshadows are seriously my fave. I have 3 of the chocolate bars (Original, Semi-Sweet, Chocolate Bon Bons), the Sugar Pop and Natural Matte!

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  4. I am seriously tempted to purchase this palette! I have been more experimental with colour eyeshadows recently, trying to breakout from my comfort, neutral zone and I think this palette is perfect for it.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. You should totally get your hands on it and write a review! I wanna see the looks you create with this!

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  5. I could really go for this palette! I'm more of a neutral girl myself, but I love the way you used Jelly in your makeup look (which, by the way is awesome). At first when I saw the swatch I thought it was a little random amongst the other brown shades, but it works out well! Plus, who can resist that packaging?

    Also, on a totally unrelated note, what font did you use in your first picture? I love it!

    Sam | http://mybeautycloud.com

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    1. Aww thank you! Well, it is the jelly in the peanut butter, hah! It is a gorgeous palette and for those who want to step out of their comfort zones!

      The font I have been using is called "Playlist", and here is where I downloaded it:

      http://freedesignresources.net/playlist-free-font/

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  6. I vote yes for a nutella shade! what lovely shades-- and even more fun that they smell like peanut butter too <3 thanks for sharing xx

    kynialikethecountry.blogspot.com

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    1. It is gorgeous. I could stare and smell at it all day!

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  7. Your eyes are amazing, well done you. I absolutely love the look!

    Cultivation of Jasmin

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  8. Yay for peanut butter and banana sandwich :D This palette looks stunning!

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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    1. It's delicious (and dairy-free!) and oh I love the palette so so much!

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  9. So jealous! I so loved the look of this but was just too expensive to get to the UK! :( its beautiful though, and I love the look you did with it :) Love the blog too, now following :)

    http://www.makeerinover.co.uk

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    1. Aww well hopefully it will be available in the UK! Right now it's only available at the Too Faced website and Ulta, they don't even sell it in Sephora. I will follow you back too, thanks for reading!

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  10. These photos are soon cute!! The swatches look great on your skin as well.

    Brittny | www.brittnykindred.com

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  11. I SOOOO wish this palette were available internationally!!! :'(
    The poster you designed for Cecilio is so cute! :)
    http://carolinapage.eu

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    1. Aww I hope you can get your hands on them if you ever come back here! And thanks, I can't believe that was 4 years ago lol

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