You may already know that I’m a big fan of Too Faced products. You may have actually have seen my Thanksgiving makeup where I featured the Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly Palette. With both of these in mind, you can probably imagine how excited I was when Too Faced announced they were putting out a sequel to the PB&J palette, the Too Faced Peanut Butter and Honey Palette. I want to note that I originally got this from Ulta before it’s release as a Platinum Perk, it’s currently available to purchase online, and it will be available to purchase in stores on Sunday March 19th. For my full review and live swatches, make sure to check out the video below!
As you can see Too Faced kept with the same type of packaging that they normally do with their 9-pan palettes. It is also very similar to the Peanut Butter and Jelly palette previously released. I love that the piece of bread has a cute little face on it, that the coloring of the package matches the theme, and that the description under the bread says “creamy and decadent eye shadow palette”.
Once you open the palette you can see that the layout of the shadows is, again, the same as other 9-pan palettes. Not only do you have names and layout descriptions around the shadows but you have a mirror on the top that is currently covered by the informational booklet, let’s get rid of that shall we?…
There we go. The mirror is the same mirror you would get on any other Too Faced 9-pan palette. It’s complete with the brand name at the top and the palette name at the bottom. Overall the packaging is spectacular for this palette and Too Faced did a great job putting it together. For more of my thoughts on the packaging, check out the above video.
As I mentioned earlier, each shadow has it’s name underneath it in the pan and each row has a theme to it. The top row is, Sweet as Honey; the middle row is, Queen Bee; and the bottom row is, PB&H. As far as names, themes, and first impressions of the colors Too Faced did a great job of putting this palette together. I love the names like Bee’s Knees and Honey Buns. However, the real question is “How do they perform?”, let’s find out! Oh before we get to the swatches, I do want to mention that I swatched in columns (up and down) rather than rows and I swatched from bottom to top. I did not do this intending to be difficult, although it seems like it haha, I actually took these photos from the video above so they were more authentic!
Too Faced Peanut Butter and Honey Swatches
The first column, the bigger pans, consists of (from bottom to top) Queen Bee, Bee Sweet, and Creamed Honey. As you can see these hardly show up on my skin and I REALLY piled them on for the swatch. PLUS, this is a finger swatch which usually is more pigmented than a brush swatch. When it came to performance with a brush on the eye, they didn’t do much better. I had to really dig in to use these as even a brow highlight and it blended away with the slightest touch. For me, these shades are really only good for setting whatever primer you used on the eye.
The second column consists of Honey Buns, Honey Brittle, and Peanut Butter. These were more pigmented than the other three, obviously, as these are one swipe swatches! Not only were these shades more pigmented but they performed a little bit better as well. Initially I was a bit intimidated by the Honey Bun shade, the yellow one, but once I got it on the eye and blended it in with other shadows it was perfect. For me, these shades are all great crease or transition shades.
The last column consists of Feelin’ Nutty, Bee’s Knees, and Going Nuts. Again, these were more pigmented than the first column but this column does have some fallout when applying. You’re either going to want to do your eye makeup first or you’re going to want really make sure you tap off any excess from your brush. Going Nuts may be my favorite shadow in the entire palette, it’s absolutely gorgeous.
My overall thoughts are this; if you’re a collector of Too Faced products or if you already have the Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly Palette and want the companion palette to complete the set then YES you should get it. However, if you already have shades similar to the ones in this palette, especially ones that perform better, than you’re going to want to SKIP this one.