An Eye of the Day Featuring Too Faced's Peanut Butter and Jelly Palette

Too Faced's Peanut Butter and Jelly Palette.

Some palettes just call out to you from the web page. Too Faced's Peanut Butter & Jelly Eyeshadow Collection was the first Too Faced palette that I just had to have as soon as I saw it. I knew the mix of rusty browns and purples would make my green eyes pop, and who can resist the smell of peanut butter?! Mmmmm....

Here's a closer look:

The price was off-putting. I even tried to convince myself that the Chocolate Bar Palette was better value (it is) and would make me happier (debatable), and bought that. But when the Peanut Butter & Jelly Eyeshadow Collection was released, I couldn't resist. The fact that it was an Ulta and TooFaced.com exclusive didn't deter me, though I did cringe at the total when I factored in Too Faced's exorbitant international shipping and the pitiful Canadian price (a whopping $13 more than the US price). But the heart wants what the heart wants!

I had it delivered to my office and busted it out of the packaging right away so I could admire it—and smell it. To me, it smells decidedly like the peanut butter balls my mom makes. They're a delicious mix of peanut butter, icing sugar and chocolate chips. It's a wonderful scent that fills my nose and my heart with happiness.

Performance-wise, I do quite like the palette. I'd like there to be one more purple for balance, and I'd like the purples to be a tad more pigmented, but I can definitely make them work. Overall I don't mind that I overpaid. Much.

Here's a look inspired by this video:

And EOTD featuring Too Faced's Peanut Butter & Jelly Eyeshadow Collection.

  • I started by applying Extra Creamy all over the lid, from lash line to brow bone. 
  • I blended Peanut Butter into my crease.
  • I layered Nuts about U over Peanut Butter in my crease and outer corner.
  • I then patted a little bit of Peanut Butter Cup onto the centre of my lid. 
  • Finally, I added the bright purple, Jelly, to my lower lash line.

Bright colours in general are a little outside my comfort zone, and I definitely don't usually add them to my lower lash line. But I have to say, Jelly was my favourite part of this look. Next time I wear the Peanut Butter and Jelly Palette, I'll work with even more of the purple—I might even add a purple liner.

Sorry to write about a palette that's hard to find. It may still be in stock at some Ulta stores for $36 US, and the Ulta says it's only temporarily out of stock. If you really want it, try eBay—there are definitely some kicking around. Good luck!

If you were lucky enough to get your paws on the Too Faced Peanut Butter & Jelly Eyeshadow Collection, what did you think? I'd love to see the looks you came up with. Feel free to link them below.

Disclosure: This product was purchased by Eyeshadow Addict.

 

 

A (Really Brief) Eye of the Day Post Featuring Too Faced's Chocolate Bar Palette

An EOTD featuring Too Faced's Chocolate Bar Palette

I don't think there's a single shade in Too Faced's Chocolate Bar Palette (the OG!) that doesn't make me salivate. (See what I did there?) The shadows are soft, buttery, pigmented, blendable...and they smell like CHOCOLATE. Enough said, right? I have no idea why I waited so long to adopt this beauty.

Here's an eyeshadow look I came up with a few weeks ago:

The breakdown:

  • Primed my eye with NARS Smudge-Proof Eyeshadow Base (HG)
  • Swept White Chocolate all over my lid, from lash line to brow bone, as a base
  • Applied Salted Caramel in my crease as a transition shade
  • Used a combination of Semi-Sweet and Milk Chocolate to deepen my crease
  • Added Cherry Cordial to my inner and outer lid, then blended everything together
  • Patted Amaretto onto my mobile lid and blended
  • Applied Creme Brulee just to the centre of my mobile lid
  • Added Amaretto to my lower lash line
  • Used a mix of Marzipan and White Chocolate to highlight the inner corners of my eyes
  • Lined my upper lash line with Bobbi Brown Longwear Gel Liner in Black Ink (it's replaced my MAC Blacktrack—I like it!)
  • Used a combination of Maybelline Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara (it's meh—clumpy) and Clinique Lash Power Mascara (a staple for layering)

Have you tried the Chocolate Bar Palette? What did you think? Let me know in the comments.

Disclosure: These products were purchased by Eyeshadow Addict.

A Face of the Day Featuring Too Faced's Chocolate Bar Palette and Charlotte Tilbury's Bar of Gold and Matte Revolution Lipstick in Bond Girl

This is how I feel about my latest Charlotte Tilbury haul!

I've been shopping again, and it's all so lovely! Is there anything better than trying on a new lipstick or eye palette for the first time?

Here's a face of the day I put together with a few new baubles (as a few old tried-and-true ones).

Eyes:

NARS Smudge-Proof Eyeshadow Base. This is so good I've felt no need to repurchase my recently finished Paint Pot in Painterly (MAC).

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette. It's too soon for a full review, but so far I think this is going to be a new favourite. All the shades I've tried are soft, pigmented and lovely, and I just want to put them all on at once!

Maybelline Lash Sensational Luscious Full Fan Effect Mascara (Black). I'm still on the fence about whether I like this better than the original Lash Sensational. This mascara seems to volumize more than Lash Sensational, but I remember Lash Sensational fanning out my lashes a bit better. I prefer the brush on Lash Sensational for that reason. Stay tuned...

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink. So far I'm not sure whether I like this better than MAC Blacktrack. I'm told it lasts longer in the pot. We shall see.

Base:

Nivea for Men Sensitive Skin After-Shave Balm. I've used this twice, and I'm still on the fence. It seems to keep my makeup looking fresh everywhere but my nose—oil production there is at least as much of a problem there as usual. I'm going to keep trying, and maybe keep it off of my nose...

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation in R220. Love this stuff. You can see it in action in my video.

Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Peach. This does a good job of correcting the crazy-dark circles under my eyes, but I wish it would brighten more.

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Radiant Touch in #1 (just a sample). I used this under my eyes and on my cheekbones to brighten. Not bad!

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Concealer in R20. (PR sample.) The coverage and finish on this is stunning, but I may like it even better paired with a yellow-toned shade. It's in the mail. ;)

Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder. The best thing for setting under-eye concealer—unless I can find something even more finely milled, I'm sticking with it! I still can't seem to keep my under-eyes looking youthful and dewy throughout the day...

NARS Loose Powder in Flesh. Old formula (discontinued). Nice coverage, finish and oil control.

Brows:

Diorshow Brow Styler in Universal Brown. The colour and packaging are great, but it's softer—and consequently not as long-lasting—as my beloved Anastasia Brow Wiz.

Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara in Transparent. I got this because I stubbornly refused to spend $30 on the Anastasia Clear Brow Gel. It's okay. Just okay. It doesn't hold my brows in place as well as I would like. I may need to cave and try Anastasia's concoction after all. I can hold out until the spring VIB sale! I can!

Cheeks:

Illamasqua Cream Pigment in Hollow. I'm trying to use cream products more—I find them a tad more work, but they look so lovely! This product is the perfect subtle contour shade for pale, cool-toned skin like mine.

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow (just the bronze shade). LOVE this. No secret. I layered it over Hollow for a tad more definition.

Clinique Cheek Pop Blush in Heather Pop. This formula is the perfect combo of cream and powder, and this mauvey-pinky-browny colour goes with everything. Love it.

Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold. Be still, my heart. This is so beautiful—even with the cheapo cardboard packaging. I was worried it would be too warm and/or too intense for my skin, but it's not! Love it so far. I put it on hours ago, and it's still going!

Lips:

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Bond Girl. This is always sold out at both the Holt Renfew and Nordstrom counters, and I can see why. It's a perfect brown-but-not-too-brown rosy nude that I think will go with a lot, and it's ever so reminiscent of my high school (90s) days. Plus, it's not drying whatsoever, and it smells lovely! Mmmmmm....worth the few months I waited.

Have you tried any of these products? What have you bought lately that you're especially excited about? Let me know in the comments!