The new Too Faced Peaches and Cream collection launched exclusively at Sephora and there’s been quite the hype about it. Each item has peaches and sweet fig cream, and apparently smells peachy too. The collection includes a matte eyeshadow palette, a peach finishing powder, a loose setting powder, a matte foundation, a bronzer, cream bronzer, highligher, and blush, lipsticks, a setting spray, and of course, the cooling primer.
You can find the whole collection here.
This collection is pretty much all matte, which I feel like was highly requested considering their Born This Way foundation is super dewy and luminous with coconut in it; so this collection should be geared more towards oily skin. I have combination skin, so not all of these products appealed to me.
WHAT WOULD I PURCHASE?
The Comfort Matte Foundation: I really would like to try this foundation, since I love the Born This Way and I know the formula would be great. But the lightest shade is like, 2 shades too dark for me. It’s the shade Vanilla, which I do have in the Born This Way, but it’s really dark, and I can only wear it in the summer time when I’m tan. If they expanded the shade range I’d be all over this!
*I have dry skin on the outer parts of my face but my T Zone gets oily throughout the day*
The Peach Blur Finishing Powder: This is a no go, it’s been getting pretty negative reviews on YouTube, and it doesn’t seem to do anything for the skin.
Loose Setting Powder: I would rather purchase the Ethereal Setting Powder from the Born This Way collection, but it’s not out of the question.
Sweetie Pie Bronzer: no, it says it’s matte but yet it has obvious gold sparkles in it. Plus there’s pink in it and I just don’t see this working out.
Any of the cream products: No, I don’t like the idea of cream blushes and bronzers or highlighters. They tend to take your foundation off and blend into nothing.
Setting Spray: Nope, I’ve seen it leave white spots on too many YouTubers and I don’t think I’ll ever purchase anything besides the Urban Decay All Nighter or the Skindinavia Bridal Spray.
Eyeshadow palette: Yes, I love Too Faced eyeshadows and this one looks so beautiful! I love the dark cranberry colors and all of the transition shades.
Now for the Primer: this is the only part of the collection I purchased, continue reading for how I like it!
The primer comes in a toothpaste like tube with a pump, which is nice and neat for travelling.
It comes out with the appearance similar to silly string, that’s the only thing I can think of lol. Its thicker than silly string, but it does look and feel like it, the way it kind of curls up.
I don’t think that it really smells like peach. I know a lot of people are sensitive to smells and it really turns them off, but honestly it’s not strong AT ALL. It is so subtle, and I really wish the smell was stronger, as it does smell nice! Although scents do bother me, peaches and cream is something unique and I think it would make me want to buy it just for that reason!
Besides that, when you apply it to your face it starts melting and softening. It applies easily and it sucks up excess oils and really does mattify, but nothing extreme. If you were super oily I would recommend the BECCA Ever Matte over this. My face is not that oily, and this really didn’t erase all of my shine. I don’t mind that though, I do like a little bit of natural shine and that’s exactly what this left behind. It creates a more natural matte rather than a powdered excessive matte.
How It Wears:
It is comfortable, and it does start to feel cooling once it dries. Now, as it dries it does leave a tack to it! I was so surprised, but it was kind of sticky which I LOVE. Tacky primers really allow your foundation to adhere to them, and I was worried this one wouldn’t do that. This was a very pleasant surprise. The cooling sensation was nothing powerful, just a mild refreshing feeling, but it doesn’t last very long. As for being pore filling, it doesn’t really claim to, but I know a lot of people are curious. It does not really fill them in or shrink them. I mean, I don’t really have large pores, but for the size I do have this primer barely minimizes them. I do think there is a small effect, but if you have large pores you may want to try the Benefit pore filling primer instead.
Which Foundations Work Best With It:
I’ve tried this primer with the Too Faced Born This Way foundation, the Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation, and the Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation. Here’s what happened:
It works the best with the Too Faced Born This Way! Since that foundation is so luminous, I feel like the matte primer really helped even them out to give a nice natural finish and extend the life of the foundation.
It works well with the Double Wear, but that foundation can get a little dry so that’s why it wasn’t the best – but it still works well and I will continue to use this combo!
It does not work with the Wet n Wild foundation. Although I don’t think this foundation works well at all, I know I know, it’s a cult favorite and everyone loves it, but it feels so heavy and leaves my face feeling itchy. Plus there’s no cool toned shade between Rose Ivory and Peach Natural, so there’s no true match for my skin tone. Anyway, this primer and foundation combo don’t work. I could see lots of little black heads peeking up on my nose and there were dry patches on my cheeks. I won’t be using this combo again.
I think this primer would work best if you have semi-oily, combo to oily skin with medium sized pores.
- comfortable mattifying effect
- cooling sensation
- tacky finish
- pretty long lasting
- not very pore filling
- cooling sensation doesn’t last long
- wouldn’t work on super oily skin
- wouldn’t work on super dry skin
I do have a video of me using this product on my instagram, which you can get to via the link in the sidebar! My username is @angelaaaa33