[Review & Swatch] Too Faced πŸ‘ Tickled Peach Mini Eye Shadow Palette

The last quarter of each year is especially excruciating for my wallet πŸ€‘, as beauty brands continuously pump out new and/or limited edition goodies from as early as September. Amongst the new releases, eye shadow palettes have always been at the top of my list cuz let's face it, who doesn't love an assortment of colours and textures curated in a gorgeous case? πŸ™€

Today I'll be sharing my review and swatch on the newly released Too Faced Tickled Peach Mini Eye Shadow Palette ($32 CAD), a purse-ready palette of 8 creamy matte and shimmer shadows inspired by their bestselling Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Palette. Let me just say though, how difficult it was to finally decide on this palette amongst the sea of mini palette releases from Huda Beauty, Natasha Denona and Urban Decay.

Knowing how popular the Sweet Peach palette was last year, I was keen to get my hands on a mini version that featured slightly different colours with a warmer tone. Too Faced eye shadows tend to have soft velvety formulations that are build-able, and colour selections that are wearable for study, work and travel. I was also looking for a bite-sized buddy in my collection to complement the highly pigmented Tartelette in Bloom and Modern Renaissance palettes which I use daily.

As with all the regular Too Faced palettes (e.g. the chocolate series, and the sweet peach), the mini peach palette comes in a solidly constructed tin packaging that exude a noticeable peachy scent upon opening, which reminds me of fuzzy peach candies. πŸ˜‹ While it truly is mini and fits in the size of my palm, the palette includes a brilliant full-size mirror (unlike their usual letter-framed ones for full-size palettes), which makes it SUPER useful for application and travel. I also love that the inside packaging is a gold colour rather than black, which in my opinion is so much prettier than their previous Sweet Peach and White Peach palettes.

The name of the shadows along with their net weight are printed on the box (with a minor mistake where plum fun and love pit are reversed) as well as the bottom of the palette in the correct corresponding arrangement to the colours in the palette. There are two slightly larger pans for the all over the lid shade peach bum and highlighting shade parisian peach, each at 0.95 g or 0.03 oz., while the rest of the shades are at 0.8 g or 0.02 oz each. This puts the palette at $4.7 CAD per gram of eye shadow, if you are comparing between palettes and want to know which one is more economicalπŸ€”

This is the most accurate colour I could capture: natural indirect sunlight (but it is not a beautiful setting...:( )
The three mattes in this palette, peach bum, peach spice and love pit are velvety smooth and have medium pigmentation. The rest five are shimmers shades, out of which peachy swear, parisian peach, warm & fuzzy and tickled all having super fine gold-hued shimmers that complements the colours well. These are colours I would pop on the centre of the eyes, as well as using parisian peach to highlight the inner corners.

Below are two photos of the arm swatch. Each colour glided smoothly while smelling deliciously peachy. Although Plum fun looks like a dark purple in the pan, it actually glides on a plum-hued dark chocolatey shade, making it perfectly wearable for outer corners of the eyes. Amongst the 8 shades, peachy swear and plum fun have the highest level of colour pay-off.

Swatch 1 - Indoor natural lighting, right side facing the sun
Swatch take 2 - further indoor with partial natural light. And cat.
I was able to test out this deliciously-smelling palette for my 6-hour outing yesterday. The shadows blended easily and stayed pretty on top of the Too Faced Shadow Insurance primer. The peachy scent dissipated quite quickly after the application to the eyes. By evening time I'd say there was very minor fading of the colours, which was only noticeable as I was closely examining my eye makeup in the mirror. Below is my eye look for yesterday - a natural look under 5 minutes using the Tickled Peach Mini Palette alone.

All over lid: peach bum / Main base: peach spice / Outer corner: plum fun
 Pop shade: peachy swear / Inner corner: parisian peach
Overall, I really enjoyed using this mini palette. Its price point, packaging, colour selection and functionality all hit the marks for my current needs of 1) complementing the other highly pigmented palettes I own, 2) can complete everyday eye-looks by itself and 3) is travel-friendly.

I hope this is somewhat helpful for you curious souls out there, or those struggling to make decisions amongst all the releases. Oh, did I mention that the new Nathasha Denona Mini Star Palette arrived in the mail today? πŸ˜…
as always,

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