Pumpkin Spice and everything nice! This gorgeous 18 pan palette is filled with warm, Fall shades that make me want a Pumpkin Spice latte stat. This palette does have strong Fall vibes. Despite this, Winter is settling in where I live. Let’s find out if this palette can fight off my winter is coming blues.
Too Faced describes Pumpkin Spice as: A palette that is baked with scented, warm, spicy shades to wrap you in the warmth of the season. This Pumpkin Spice eyeshadow palette contains color options that are rich and smooth in texture for a beautiful color payoff. Multiple finishes make transitioning your look from daytime dreamy to nighttime sultry as easy as pie. These shades are also deliciously scented like pumpkin pie, so your senses instantly take you into a cozy, warm, spicy dream.
Grab your Pumpkin Spice latte and let’s check out these shades! Starting with the shimmers, there are 6 shimmer shades in this palette Fall Vibes, Falling For You, Oh My Gourd, Wanna Piece of Me and PSL & Chill. All the shimmer shades in this palette are very pretty. Fall Vibes and Oh My Gourd are particularly beautiful. Staying true to the Fall theme of this palette – the fallout with the purple shimmers is intense. Particularly, with Wanna Piece of Me and PSL & Chill (the two darker purples). I had micro-glitters all over my face after applying these shades. Much like raking Fall leaves, I had a difficult time removing all the glitters. Fortunately, I didn’t have this problem with Fall Vibes and Falling For You ( the green shimmers).
I got a solid 5 hours of wear time from the shimmer shadows before I noticed substantial creasing or fading. Though, some of the shimmer shadows did transfer to my upper lid after applying.
The mattes in this palette are lovely like a piping hot latte. The formula seems slightly more substantial then previous palettes. I found the mattes in Pumpkin Spice to be more pigmented than the previous 18 pan palettes. Even dark shades like Spice of Life blended well and applied smoothly.
I did experience some creasing with the matte shades when applied to my lid. I started to notice some creasing after around 3 hours of wear time. After that point, any additional creasing/fading was minimal with the matte shades.
All pans contain the same amount of product. Each pan contains 18 x 0.024 oz/ 0.7 g.
This is the Pumpkin Spice palette. Why is isn’t there an adorable smiling Pumpkin Spice latte or piece of pumpkin pie somewhere on this palette? Am I the only person who wanted that? Too Faced almost always has a cute character on their palettes. I just feel like there was a huge opportunity missed her.
Moving on, this palette is encased in the typical tin packaging we’ve come to expect from Too Faced. There is a magnetic closure and embossed lettering on the front of the palette. This palette is pretty, but not as cute as some of the other Too Faced palettes I own.
Originally, I wasn’t going to purchase this palette. I had decided Pumpkin Spice was too similar to the other 18 pan Too Faced palettes I already own. I was so sure I was going to be strong and skip this palette. Then, I saw Tarababyz haul video and I was convinced to give this palette a go. I had to wait weeks for Pumpkin Spice to be back in stock. But, luckily it eventually was restocked on Sephora Canada.
There are definitely similarities between the Pumpkin Spice palette and my other Too Faced 18 pan palettes. The matte shades are particularly similar to the Gingerbread Extra Spicy that was released for holiday 2019. Too Faced doesn’t do many out there shades, so neutral mattes do tend to be similar from palette to palette. On the other hand, the shimmer shades aren’t similar to the other 18 pan palettes. The shimmer purples Oh My Gourd, Wanna Piece of Me and PSL & Chill are completely different to the other 18 pan palettes. In addition, all the greens are unique to this palette and not similar to the other 18 pan palettes.
If you’re like me, you already own most of the other Too Faced 18 pan palettes. I collect these palettes and I enjoy having and using them. But, If I’m being honest I probably didn’t need to buy this palette. I own enough similar shades to dupe out many of these shadows.
Though, if you don’t own any other Too Faced palettes Pumpkin Spice would be a great addition to any collection. There’s a wide variety of shades from purples and greens to a mixture wearable neutrals. There is a bit of everything is this palette. Endless bold or soft looks can be created with this palette. Plus, Too Faced has a nice matte formula and 12 or of the 18 shades included in Pumpkin Spice are mattes.
Oddly enough, Pumpkin Spice has no scent. I’ve become so used to these palettes smelling like candy or chocolate. I can only detect the faintest sweet scent when I get uncomfortably close to the shadows. So, if you’re not a fan of the scented palettes Too Faced has released in the past this one might be for you. I’ve had my Sweet Peach palette for 3 years now and there’s still a strong peachy smell even now.
The Pumpkin Spice palette retails for $49.00 USD and $59.00 CAD. The palette can be purchase on Too Faced’s website or at Sephora (when in stock). I’m happy I purchased this palette. I’ve really enjoyed playing with different shade combinations. I’m glad I didn’t pass on this palette! Pumpkin Spice is currently out of stock again on Sephora Canada, but it is currently available on Too Faced’s website.
Stay safe out there,