I was scrolling through Instagram the other day and Tarte Cosmetics (one of my faves)
posted that they were launching this new eye and cheek palette. I went to TarteCosmetics.com to buy it ASAP as it is limited edition and I loved the look of it. This is a Fall 2014 launch for Tarte, oh fashion and beauty, always a season ahead. This is included in part of my Just Save July series since it is a great bang for your buck with 6 eye shadows, a highlighter, a bronzer and blush for the nice price of $38.
The packaging is great and is just slightly smaller than a CD and about two inches thick, this palette is perfection for travel and it comes with two how-to looks.
The bronzer is coming off a little orange in the swatches, but is no where near orange in person or on the face, so I'm not sure what's going on there. Anyhoo, I am super pleased with this purchase and am quite impressed with Tartes eye shadows as this was my first (but surely not last) toe into the
Tarte eye shadow pool.
To create this softly-smokey look on my eyes I used:
Champagne, Bare To Explore, Make A Mauve, Plum Away With Me, Up To No Gold &
Don't Turn A-Brown.
The Highlighter shade is so nice I would buy it as a stand alone product and to be honest it has knocked my Too Faced Candlelight Glow Highlighting Powder Duo out of first place when it comes to cheek highlighters, because it is so smooth and natural looking. This soft focus glow is buttery and doesn't look at all cakey. This is some holy grail stuff right here.
The Bronzer, as you can tell, is not orange, it is a nice cool toned bronzer with a nice soft cocoa powdery look. This blends very well and works perfectly for contouring. It has a similar texture to Too Faced Chocolate Soleil.
The Blush is partly what Tarte is best known for; natural looking, long lasting smooth, buttery, blushes. It does really last so long, I had put it on at around 10:30am and gone to work and it looked the same at 9:00pm that night. It really last 12 hours as promised.
I hope you liked this review and that it had answered any questions you may have had
Please feel free to comment and let me know if there is something you think I should try and would you get this palette for yourself?
Ps: If you don't live in a country that Tarte ships to, it is also avialable on Sephora.com