When I saw Too Faced was releasing a Peaches and Cream collection, there was a sense of annoyance and intrigue annoyed and half intrigued. Too Faced Peaches and Cream Collection was created exclusively for Sephora which is an interesting move (similar to how Tarte has the Rainforest of the Sea collection at Sephora and Double Duty Beauty at Ulta).
I don’t understand the peach craze and to be honest I’m low-key sort of peach’d out. Between the Sweet Peach palette and the mania that ensued, I’ve been kind of over it. That said, I am a beauty lover so this launch is something I definitely had to get my hands on!
Too Faced Peaches and Cream collection is all about matte makeup and features 11 new makeup products. The entire collection smells like peaches and sweet fig cream but it’s not as strong as the Sweet Peach palette, nor did it linger.
I purchased half of the collection and I’ll walk you through what’s worth the money and what you can skip.
Peach Kiss Moisture Matte Long Wear Lipstick, $21
This velvety matte lipstick comes in 20 shades ranging from nudes to pinks to reds to plums. It is very creamy and does not feel dry on my lips. I purchased the color Sex on the Peach, a pink mauve that I still need a brown lip liner to make it work. It’s a pretty standard lipstick and it does come off if you touch your lips, eat, etc. While the brand promises eight hour wear, I didn’t get those results. Mine lasted maybe two hours before coming off. In the land of lipsticks, I’d say this one isn’t a must have. I much prefer the NARS Audacious line in terms of comfort and wear.
Primed & Peachy Cooling Matte Perfecting Primer, $32
This promises to be a cooling, mattifying primer that blurs, smooths, and brightens the complexion. I was hesitant about this because of the peachy tint of the product, but fear not! It flatters my skin tone and really does blur the skin. Shine was immediately knocked out and my skin looked smoother. It melted right into skin and the combo of this primer and the foundation, my makeup lasted nine hours without any issues.
Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation, $36
I was skeptical about this foundation simply because I’ve never tried Too Faced foundations due to their iffy shade selection. While the shade range in the Peaches and Cream Collection is certainly lacking, I did find my shade in this collection. The formula is lightweight and comfortable on the skin. One layer of application gave me medium coverage and it’s easy to build up. After two layers, my makeup didnt look or feel cakey and the application was flawless.
With the combination of the primer and this foundation, my makeup looked amazing after nine hours of wear. I usually get oily in the forehead, chin, and nose area but my skin looked just as good. I was SHOCKED!
It is transfer-resistant with is a bonus as I hate getting foundation all over my phone, hands, keyboard, etc. I wear the shade Mahogany which has a slight red undertone but nothing that turned me orange. I recommend this if you can find your shade.
Peach Perfect Mattifying Setting Powder, $32
I purchased this without realizing it had a peach tint to it. Not to worry because, like the primer, this melts right into my skin and set my makeup beautifully. I was pleasantly surprised with how well it blends, giving my skin a silky-smooth and matte finish. Since I prefer loose powders for setting and baking, I will definitely be using this a lot more in the future. The powder is super lightweight, doesn’t feel cakey, and there’s no flashback.
The canister also has a resealable dispenser, which is great for storing but a little impractical when trying to get product out. I usually tip my product over in order to dispense product but because the resealable dispenser s there, I have to awkwardly shake the canister and hope that powder doesn’t go flying everywhere.
Just Peachy Velvet Matte Eye Shadow Palette, $45
This 12-shade palette features matte shades in the peach, cream, and brown family. I don’t own too many all matte palettes so this is a welcomed addition to my collection. Also, all of the shades are warm toned which is what I love. This is a perfect fall palette.
I find that Too Faced’s eyeshadows tend to be hit or miss. Some of their chocolate themed palates are great but their holiday palettes are notoriously difficult to blend. I’ve had success working with this. The colors are build able and pretty saturated. I don’t see the purpose of the two cream shades on the top left (Peach Meringue and Peach Butter) since they are so similar.
The colors are buildable and I’d recommend using a base underneath to make the colors pop.
WHAT I DIDN’T BUY AND WHY
The rest of the collection is meh, at best. The Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush ($30), Bronzed Peach Melting Powder Bronzer ($30), and Peach Frost Melting Powder Highlighter ($30) all have a cream to powder formula that I just know will dry out after a few months. When swatched in store I could barely get product without digging my fingers into the product. Additionally the color payoff just isn’t worth $30 for me. The highlight is so subtle and I think there are better highlighters on the market like (Glossier, ABH, and Dose of Colors)
Speaking of no color payoff if you have deep skin, the Sweetie Pie Radiant Matte Bronzer ($30) just did nothing for me. If you have fair skin, the colors will give a nice warm glow to the skin. The Peach Blur Translucent Smoothing Finishing Powder ($30) is pretty decent. It looks rosy in the pan but when I play with it, it went on smoothly and didn’t leave any color. I, personally, am not a fan of pressed finishing powders and given that I like the loose powder, I don’t see the need for the pressed.
Lastly, there’s the Peach Mist Mattifying Setting Spray ($32), which I did not buy because the tester was clogged at three different Sephora locations I visited. Sounds silly but this collection just launched and for the testers to be clogged already gave me bad vibes. When I did find one that worked, it misted out beautifully. I can’t attest to wear and if it makes makeup last long but I just didn’t feel it was necessary. Plus it has a fragrance which Itend to avoid in my setting sprays.