This is one post I had planned to write about much later, but let's be honest, I couldn't help myself and had to try it out asap!
The backstory: I first heard about this palette at work one night. My manager told me that Too Faced is coming out with this palette, it's Ulta exclusive, and it smells of peanut butter. I was like oh, okay that's cool, I got too many shadows though so I don't know if I will get it. Fast forward a few weeks later and I see Too Faced's instagram where I see the palette in all it's glory. My first thought? I need that Jelly color because it's BEAUTIFUL. Most of the colors were warm toned, which I don't really go after, so I was telling myself that I would probably be paying a lot just for one color. Then there were sleepless nights where I just couldn't stop thinking about it, watching tutorials using it, and then looking at more pictures of it. I became obsessed. But then I had no idea when the palette would be in stores until the night before. Thank goodness I was scheduled to work an hour after opening. I headed into work right away because I just needed that palette so bad. I think I was the first to buy it as it wasn't even on display yet. Let me just say, it's even cuter in person...
First impression: Okay so I already said that the packaging is beyond adorable. The PB&J sandwich cartoon stole my heart. The purple lipstick for the jelly is very cute too. The smell was not what I was promised. It's more of a chocolate peanut butter. The colors in the tin look exactly like the pictures do. As for when you swatch, the only really pigmented ones were the browns. The purples, jelly, and jammin' were less intense than I had imagined. As the primer I'm currently using, isn't that amazing with intensifying colors, I haven't seen the intense purples myself, but when I warned my manager about it, I have seen the true beauty of the purples with the right primer. They were also super blendable and for my first Too Faced eye shadow impression, I am very pleased.
Have you tried the PBJ palette yet?