Thursday, September 21, 2017

Too Faced Peaches & Cream Collection | Peach Blur Powder, Peach Perfect Foundation, Primed & Peachy Primer & Peach Mist Spray: Review and Swatches

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Too Faced Peaches & Cream Collection | Peach Blur Powder, Peach Perfect Foundation, Primed & Peachy Primer & Peach Mist Spray: Review and Swatches
Hello there, I hope you are not all "peached out" because today I have one more post on the Too Faced Peaches & Cream Collection. In addition to some adorable color makeup, the line has a full complexion range, all formulated with extracts of peach and sweet fig. To learn more about the new foundation, primer, setting spray, and setting powder, see my reviews and swatches by clicking......
Too Faced Peaches & Cream Collection | Peach Blur Translucent Smoothing Finishing Powder: Review
Too Faced Peach Blur Translucent Smoothing Finishing Powder
Too Faced Peach Blur Translucent Smoothing Finishing Powder ($38 CAD):
Housed in an adorable square compact with a lacquered plastic lid (unlike the Just Peachy Mattes palette, there's no sticker press-on here), the Peach Blur powder is a lightweight, translucent, and peach-colored setting powder that brightens and blurs. You get 8g of powder and it is pressed with a cute and plump peach design. The powder has a subtle, barely-there peach fragrance and a silky, baked texture. You have to swirl quite a bit to pick up enough product and unlike your traditional setting powder, the Peach Blur is quite thin and subtle.
Too Faced Peaches & Cream Collection | Peach Blur Translucent Smoothing Finishing Powder: Review
Too Faced Peach Blur Translucent Smoothing Finishing Powder
It doesn't provide a whole lot of smoothing or mattifying but it does give a mild brightening effect. The powder is not shimmery but it has a soft sheen. It looks quite peachy in the pan but since the formulation is so sheer and subtle, no color will show. Overall, if you are looking for a heavy-duty mattifying powder with some added coverage, this is not it. If you like finishing powders similar to the Guerlain Meteorites Pearl, then the Peach Blur may be worth a try.

Too Faced Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation ($45 CAD):
Available in 12 shades, the Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation is described as a transfer resistant and medium coverage foundation. You get quite a lot of product (48ml versus the standard 30ml) and is packaged in a squeeze tube topped with an airless pump dispenser. The formulation is actually very pigmented so it gives a full coverage. Additionally, it has a soft peachy scent. Unfortunately, the foundation is problematic on several fronts, starting with the interesting color selection.
Too Faced Peaches & Cream Collection | Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation in "Porcelain" & Vanilla": Review and Swatches
Too Faced Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation
I have swatched below "Porcelain" and "Vanilla" and both are surprisingly darker than their name suggests. "Vanilla" is described as "very light with neutral undertones" but it is in fact a light-medium beige with a strong yellow tint. "Porcelain", on the other hand, is described as "fair with a rosy undertone". In reality, however, it is a light ivory with a noticeable warm tint. If you have light to fair skin with neutral or cool undertones, the shade selection is pretty limited. "Snow" is the only shade that's lighter than "Porcelain" and although it is also described to have rosy undertones, I have a hunch that it is probably just as warm.
Too Faced Peaches & Cream Collection | Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation in "Porcelain": Review and Swatches
Too Faced Peach Perfect Foundation in "Porcelain"
The bigger problem with the Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation is the application and wear. The formulation doesn't feel thick but it's tricky to blend. I tried applying directly with my fingers and with a foundation brush and found it difficult to move around and smooth out. However, things only got worse when the foundation set. Similar to a transfer-proof matte liquid lipstick, the Peach Perfect Foundation completely dries down to an ultra-matte finish that feels stiff and mask-like. It settles and hugs every single fine line, making my complexion appear extremely dry and wrinkly (click on the image above to enlarge, note how the foundation looks around the corner of the nose and how it emphasizes my previously invisible eye wrinkles).
Too Faced Peaches & Cream Collection | Primed & Peachy Primer & Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation: Review and Swatches
Too Faced Primed & Peachy Primer & Peach Perfect Foundation in "Vanilla & "Porcelain"
The dried down texture is not at all flexible and within minutes, visible cracks and creases formed as a result of me simply smiling. I figured that a setting spray may smooth out the rough finish so I sprayed on some Too Faced Hangover Setting Spray and somehow, things got even worse. What I thought would at least be a long-lasting finish became weirdly patchy. Sizable areas of the foundation just "broke down", leaving behind a mottled coverage that was less than appealing.
I want to say that this foundation might work for some skin types but given that I have oily, combination skin, I cannot see it working at all for those with normal, dry, or aged skin. The clingy, drying, and crease-prone formulation is truly a letdown and the fact that it fades away in blotchy bits makes things even worse.

Too Face Primed & Peachy Cooling Matte Perfecting Primer ($40 CAD):
With a rather thick and viscous texture, the Primed and Peachy Primer is a mattifying primer that's formulated with silicone, starch, talc, and polymers. Like the Peach Perfect foundation, the primer is packaged in a soft squeeze tube equipped with a convenient pump dispenser. You get a generous 40ml of product and the formulation has a soft peachy fragrance. The primer blends pretty well and it is immediately blurring and mattifying. There actually is a nice cooling sensation upon application but I am personally not a fan of silicone-based primers as they don't jive well with my oily skin. However, if you generally enjoy silicone primers (ex. Benefit Porefessional), then do give this a try in stores.
Too Faced Peaches & Cream Collection | Primed & Peachy Primer & Peach Mist Mattifying Setting Spray: Review and Swatches
Too Faced Primed & Peachy Cooling Matte Perfecting Primer & Mattifying Setting Spray
Too Faced Peach Mist Mattifying Setting Spray ($40 CAD):
With a gorgeous peach fragrance, the Peach Mist is a mattifying setting spray formulated with alcohol and silicone. I'm not a fan of either ingredient but the spray is indeed very effective. The nozzle provides a reasonably fine mist but the formulation quickly evaporates to leave behind a visibly mattified finish. This is not a product I would use on a regular basis but if I do need to quickly mattify without pulling out my compact, a couple spritz will get the job done. Alternatively, I would recommend checking out the Too Faced Hangover 3-in-1 Primer & Setting Spray. That one is formulated with no silicone or alcohol and it does a good job at priming and setting.

Can't get enough peach? Check out the rest of the Too Faced Peaches & Cream Collection here:
Peaches & Cream Just Peachy Mattes Eyeshadow Collection: Review and Swatches
Peaches & Cream Peach Kiss Moisture Matte Lipstick Collection: Review and Swatches

Availability:
Too Faced is available at Sephora and Too Faced.
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