Sunday, 29 January 2017

Too Faced Sweet Peach Glow Palette First Impressions - Yay or Nay?

Hey beaut's!

I had been lusting after the Too Faced Sweet Peach Glow Palette ever since I saw glimpses of it in the works last year, and finally on the 19th of January Debenhams launched it along side some other Sweet Peach beauties. I quickly snapped up a Glow Palette on the day of release because not only does it look absolutely stunning, but I bought the Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette last year when it was first launched in the UK and still to this day it's one of my favourite, best quality palettes I own so I had such high hopes for this little glowing palette.
The Too Faced Sweet Peach Glow Palette comes packaged in a cutesy pink/peach/orange ombre style tin with a handy mirror on the inside of the lid, some might find the packaging a bit young or tacky but I absolutely love it and I think Too Faced get packaging so right! The palettes contents is said to be a glowing goddesses dream, it contains a Highlighter, Blusher and a Bronzer all of which are infused with the juicy scent and skin-loving essence of peach to give your face a radiant natural peach glow. 
After taking a few snaps of the palette I quickly got stuck in with some swatches and really liked the colour pay off on the back of my hand, the highlighter had a gorgeous peachy-champagne glow, the blush was the most beautiful shade of peach and was super dewy looking and the bronzer was nice and warm but admittedly a bit on the sparkly side for me but would definitely still be something I'd reach for in the Summer months however... It was the application process that has really let this palette down for me - que the cry face emoji, the pigment just doesn't transfer from the brush to the skin well at all. I have gone through so many brushes trying to find the correct brush to use with each product within the glow palette, this is something you really shouldn't have to do especially when you've forked out £34.00. I've found the denser the brush the better, so if you like applying your highlighter with a fan brush like me then that wont work with the glow palette, I literally got no where with my fan brush, instead I use my Real Techniques setting brush and that works quite well with the highlighter. I've also tried spraying my brushes with MAC's Fix+ to deepen the pigment and this does help a bit especially with the highlighter, but again I don't think that's a step anyone should have to take when buying higher end pricey makeup, I mean who wants to waste a bottle of Fix+ just to make the most out of this palette, I certainly don't! 
Overall my first impressions of the Glow Palette aren't as amazing as I first thought, I remember when I bought the eyeshadow palette and I was completely blown away by it's pigment and quality and that is what I was expecting again with the glow palette but sadly that isn't the case. Theres no denying that when you either use your fingers to apply it or manage to build this trio up with a dense brush on the skin that it looks pretty because it is stunning when it works, its just all a bit of faff and a let down for me if I'm honest, I think it's just my expectations where so high and we've all been waiting for this to launch for such a long time that I expected a lot more. I'm going to continue using this palette for a while longer and I'll be back doing a proper updated review so watch this space.

Did you buy the Too Faced Sweet Peach Glow Palette beaut's? What's you first impressions of it? I'd love to know! 

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3 comments:

  1. Thanks for this review, it's disappointing the glow palette didn't quite meet expectations. That being said, I've been umming over the eye shadow palette for ages and the fact that you are another person that has said it's one of the best in your collection is nudging me further in the direction of eventual purchase... ;) Love your blog! x

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  2. So pretty but what a shame, I was considering getting this palette because I need a new highlighter, is there a different highlighter you would suggest buying? Love reading your blog lovely! X

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  3. That's annoying it didn't meet your expectations but hopefully you'll find one that does! Do you think the sweet peach eyeshadow palette is worth buying as you said it's one of your favourites! Thanks for the review :)

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