BATTLE OF THE PEACH PALETTES: TOO FACED SWEET PEACH VS KYLIE COSMETICS ROYAL PEACH.
February 14, 2017
Battle of the beauty products is BACK!
This time, I’ll be comparing the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette & Kylie Cosmetic’s The Royal Peach Palette.
I’ve had the Sweet Peach Palette in my life since around April 2016 so I’ve gotten to know it very well during that time and as soon as I saw The Royal Peach Palette, I knew I had to compare the two!
I’d like to start by saying that I actually LOVE both of these palettes. If I didn’t, I wouldn’t bother reviewing them or mentioning them at all. However, I’d like to give you my very honest opinion and experience on every facet I can think of, so you’re able to make an informed decision on whether you need either (or both!) of these palettes in your collection.
TOO FACED SWEET PEACH PALETTE
3 words to describe this palette: Quirky. Versatile. Fun!
Texture and consistency: In all honesty I find the texture to be a little inconsistent throughout the shades in this palette. In saying that, it’s not a huge concern for me as I find the quality to be decent throughout.
The only shade I find to be a little off is ‘Talk Derby To Me’ which you can see on the far right in the below photo. It’s a bit too ‘wishy washy’ for my liking, but if you’re hesitant when it comes to using dark colours, the fact that it takes a few solid applications to build it up could very well be a bonus for you!
These shadows are mostly buttery smooth and VERY easy to blend. The pigment is light to medium coverage but easily buildable. I would recommend this particularly for those just starting out with makeup as the pigment isn’t so full on that they’re difficult to blend out. Score: 3 / 5
Application: I start with the same (highly reliable) base every time I use a powder eyeshadow. I start with wiping all oil from my eyelids. I then apply foundation, followed by concealer and finally set my eyelids with a finely milled loose setting powder. This means that essentially all eyeshadows blend quite easily for me and they last as long as they possibly can. No creasing, no smudging, no fading. Only the worst of the worst eyeshadows stand out with the correct eye prep!
With that in mind- I’ve found these shadows to blend out very nicely and the colour has stayed true, without any fading, for up to 8 hours of wear. They will sheer out with excessive blending, but again, this is great if you’re a beginner when it comes to eyeshadow. Score: 4 / 5
Colour payoff: It’s definitely decent, but it could also be better for the price. There are a couple of shades that haven’t performed as well as the rest. The matte shades are quite true to the colour in the pan, while the satin shades photograph a little different to the eyeshadow in the pan. Score: 3.5 / 5
Shade range: The Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette contains 18 shades. It consists of 10 satin shades, 6 matte shades and 2 matte shades with glitter particles. I’m a little disappointed by the lack of peachy shades in the palette, and a few shades feel a little random. On the other hand, there are many many colour combinations you could create with the wide range.
The shades range from yellowed peach to warm brown, all the way to khaki, purple and gold.
Score: 4.5 / 5
Packaging: I absolutely LOVE Too Faced, however sometimes I find their packaging looks like something a little girl would buy, and the product quality doesn’t reflect this at all. The Sweet Peach palette is an exception to this, and I actually love the packaging. The outer shell of the palette is sturdy (don’t even begin to ask me what it’s made from because I have ZERO clue) and it has a magnetic closure.
This palette has traveled with me a few times and there has never been any damage to a shadow or the packaging itself which is a big tick in my book.
It’s brightly coloured and features the adorable peach from the Sweet Peach branding. There is a mirror inside, which is helpful to have, although you can see that it’s not a full sized mirror as the branding covers it a little. Score: 3.5 / 5
Scent: One of my favourite things about Too Faced is that it feels like they don’t skimp on any detail and surprisingly even the scent of their eyeshadows has been considered. This palette smells entirely like peaches and it’s absolutely delicious! You can smell it as soon as you open the packaging, but I don’t find it overpowering. Score: 5 / 5
Price: The Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette costs $70 AUD at Mecca Maxima. I think at $70 you need to consider whether this is a palette that you will get a lot of use out. If you break it down, it equals out to be around $3.80 per eyeshadow which I think is absolutely a good deal! I personally have never come across even semi decent quality individual eyeshadows for $3.80 each, let alone eyeshadows I consider to be pretty good quality. Score: 3.5 / 5
Delivery: Mecca offers free express shipping within Australia for orders over $75. Your palette puts you almost at that mark, so add another something small to your shopping cart or a product you’ve been desperately wanting to try and free express shipping will be coming your way! Score: 5 / 5
Customer Service: I purchase all of my Too Faced products from Mecca online (based in Australia.) I’ve never had a single issue to discuss with customer service so I’m a happy customer right here! Score: 5 / 5
Tips: Too Faced have expanded their Sweet Peach collection to include 8 coloured lip oils and a highlighting palette. My favourite lip oil (so far) is the shade Peach-sicle which is a light peachy, creamy nude shade.
Too Faced is a cruelty free brand (YAY!!!) and they have a long list of vegan products listed on their website.
Where to buy: Mecca Maxima stores and www.mecca.com.au for Australia. www.meccabeauty.co.nz for New Zealand. www.toofaced.com for shipping within the US and international shipping available to Ireland, UK, Mexico & Canada.
Score: 37 / 45
KYLIE COSMETICS ROYAL PEACH PALETTE
3 words to describe this palette: Bold. Peachy. On-trend.
Texture and consistency: These are described on the Kylie Cosmetics website as “medium buildable” coverage with “velvety smooth texture”. I have to agree with them on the texture - they are velvety smooth. The coverage however, I disagree with a little. I consider this formula to be more in the range of medium-high pigment, particularly the metallic shades. They are everything you need in an eyeshadow!
The matte formulas are probably a bit closer to a medium coverage, but I find that very common with matte eyeshadows. The colour is definitely buildable so this formula could work well for a beginner or an experienced makeup artist. I find the texture fairly consistent throughout the palette too. I don’t feel like there are any shadows that are letting the team down here. Score: 4.5 / 5
Application: These shadows are really easy to work with from my experience so far. The velvety texture makes them a cinch to blend! The only way you could stuff these up is if you were to apply them to a sticky eye base - but that applies to all eye shadows! If you have a velvety base to start with, these will blend like a dream!
Again, with the right base these will last all day and won’t budge! I also love to dampen my brush with MAC Fix + before applying the metallic shades to make them really POP.
This palette also comes with a Kylie Cosmetics eye shadow brush which is very handy, particularly if you’re traveling with it. I purchased the Kylie Cosmetics brush set around Christmas time and wasn’t particularly impressed with the quality. They felt a little rushed to me and they weren’t exactly soft. However, this brush feels quite significantly softer. It’s the perfect shape to apply your main shadow base, and for a little light crease and outer corner work. Score: 4.5 / 5
Colour payoff: I’m very impressed with the colour payoff from this palette! There is consistency across all of the metallic shades, as there is with the matte and satin shades too. I find all of the eyeshadows look very similar on the skin to what they do in the pan, so what you see is what you get. Score: 4.5 / 5
Shade range: The Royal Peach Palette consists of 12 shades. There are 4 matte, 6 metallic and 2 satin eyeshadows. The shades range from champagne and peach tones, to bright royal blue and burnt orange.
The matte shades would be perfect for transition shades, or to create an entire makeup look with. My favourite ways to wear these shadows are with an entirely matte, peachy look or a golden metallic eye, and maybe even a bold pop of colour such as Royal (bright royal blue) or North Star (soft lilac) smudged out on the lower lash line. Score: 5 / 5
Packaging: I LOVE Kylie Cosmetics packaging. It’s always bold and fun. This palette has a rectangle mirror which takes up almost the entire length of the palette. Kylie’s first couple of eyeshadow palettes didn’t have mirrors, so I’m thrilled that she has finally started adding them. An eyeshadow palette without a mirror is to me, like eating vegemite without butter - it really ruins the experience.
This packaging is made from a cardboard type material (is that a good way to describe it?! haha!) and has a magnetic closure. It’s all white with very on trend rose gold Kylie branding. I imagine the white could get dirty but for now mine still looks as good as new & I’ll do my best to keep it looking that way.
Score: 5/ 5
Scent: It feels a little odd to speak about the scent of an eyeshadow palette, but considering Too Faced make a point of their scents I thought I’d add a note about the scent of The Royal Peach Palette too. All I can say is that it smells like it’s come straight out of a factory. This isn’t something I noticed until I purposely got up close and personal for a sniff so I wouldn’t consider it overpowering, but it also wasn’t particularly pleasant. So, maybe skip the sniffing part. Score: 1 / 5
Price: $45 USD which equals out to be around $59.50 AUD. Not what I’d call a cheap palette, but definitely fairly priced for the quality. This price also includes the eyeshadow brush which comes with the palette. Without including the price of the brush in my math, this equals out to be around $4.95 AUD per shadow. Score: 4.5 / 5
Delivery: $14.95 USD for international shipping - although last time I shopped with Kylie Cosmetics I received FREE international shipping! Bargain! Score: 4 / 5
Customer Service: I’ve only ever had an issue with one out of my many Kylie Cosmetics orders and it was resolved immediately by her customer service team without me following it up. I think everyone needs to understand that mistakes can happen, particularly when the volume of orders is so huge and the brand is still relatively new. My only issue would be if I had a problem with an order and customer service didn’t help me, or if I had to constantly chase them up (which has happened to me with other online shopping experiences) or if these issues were occurring constantly. So far, so good for me - no complaints here! Score: 4.5 / 5
Tips: Don’t be put off by the bold colours in this palette. There are so many fun ways to include small pops of colour in your eye make up including placement on the inner corners of your eyes or smoked out on the bottom lash line only.
Also, I LOVE that Kylie Cosmetics is also a cruelty free brand! These days there is no reason why brands should be testing their products on animals! Her lip kits are entirely vegan which means they contain no animal bi-products. The Royal Peach palette contains no talc or parabens either.
Where to buy: KylieCosmetics.com ONLY. I wouldn’t recommend purchasing from eBay or any other stores as there have been a lot of copies reported.
Score: 37.5 / 45
WINNER BY POINTS: KYLIE COSMETICS! The Royal Peach Palette.
I would LOVE to hear your thoughts on these palettes and any experiences you have had with them. Do you love them or hate them?
Please note: All of my swatches are done on bare skin on my forearms. I swirl my finger around the pan using medium pressure twice only, and then swipe down onto my forearm once. I keep this consistent across all my swatches so we can see how each individual shade performs.
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