Brands have to stop making the most gorgeous eyeshadow palettes for sure, ’cause my wallet is not happy, haha! On the other side: these beautiful palettes do make me happy when they arrive on my doorstep and every time that I’m playing around with the, so I shall not complain :).
You may have read that last week was my birthday week and I treated myself to some lovely goodies. I splurged majorly on Cult Beauty to get my hands on their 10th Birthday Goody Bag and I purchased the new Tarte eyeshadow palette. Let me talk all about the beautiful Tarte palette!
Just before my birthday week Tarte launched (out of nowhere) the Flower Powered Collection (/Fairy Collection). It immediately caught my eye because of the pink, glitters and shimmers. You know that’s what grabs my attention when it comes to packaging.
I mean… wow! The packaging is actually mesmerizing to look at with all the stars, purple and holo glitters. Packaging done right!
It’s also important for me that a palette contains every kind of shadow that I need in a look: matte transition shade, darker matte for definition, two kinds of shimmers for the eyelid and a light color for the brow bone and inner corner highlight.
This palette has it all!
Even better: this palette has both the basic shades to make a nude/brown/gold look and the shades for a purple/pink look and that are the two kind of looks that I go for most often.
The complete look of this palette make me convinced that I needed it and since it was almost my birthday week when I came out, I ordered it and I’m so happy that I did!
Oh and also, this palette has a big mirror that I believe magnifies the face a bit which is perfect for applying eyeshadow.
This palette really checks all the ‘what a palette for Tessa needs’ boxes!
The swatches! The pearly/white shade on the far right doesn’t have a name (there’s not really a place for the name, haha).
The left set of swatches (giggle, whimsical, wonder and flitter) make the perfect rosy eyelook. I like to add ‘mystical’ if I’m going for more drama. Twinkle, frolic, gossamer, wish and magic make the perfect nude eyelook. And of course the shade ‘families’ can be mixed as well. I love the possibilities of this shade range.
The mattes are a bit chalky but easy to pick up and they are most importantly a dream to blend and build up in color. The pigmentation of the light mattes is not that strong but it works really well when the color is built up (personally I choose that over extreme pigmentation that you have to blend ‘away’). The pigmentation of the two dark mattes (wonder and wish) is strong and I have to be careful when applying the product. Luckily, the two dark shades are also easy to blend out so the strong pigmentation is not a problem.
The shimmery/metallic shades are as amazing as any other Tarte shimmery shades. The shades are so creamy, extremely pigmented and their shimmer/metallicness is epic. You only need a little bit of the shade to experience a nice shimmer. They are pressed a little bit loose (probably to keep their shimmer so amazing) so I like to apply the product after spraying some Mac Fix+ on my brush. This way the shade turns metallic, almost like liquid metallic or something. It’s gorgeous! Just for the metallic shades you have to try out a Tarte palette once!
The only shade that I’m not the biggest fan of is the white/pearly shade in the middle. It’s pretty powdery and glittery and therefore hard to pick up and apply without flying all over the face.
For this look I used ‘whimsical’ as a transition shade and ‘wish’ in the outer third of my eye (and a bit into the crease). In the outer corner on my eyelid I used ‘mystical’ (with lot’s of Fix+ on the brush) and all over my eyelid I used ‘flitter’.
I am so in love with how this look turned out! All the shades blend together so nicely and easily and both mystical and flitter are a-ma-zing!
I do have to say though that these eyeshadows do have some fall out when applied on the eye but it’s not the annoying one that smears under your eyes. I apply my eyeshadow before my concealer and powder anyway so for me it’s not a problem at all, but keep it in mind!
On the lips I’m wearing Colourpop Lippie Pencil in Lumiere all over and on top I’m wearing Mac Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour in Pearly Girl which was a total impulse purchase because it caught my eye (glitter & pink, you know?). But it turned out it’s actually a beautiful product that looks good on me and goes perfectly with this look!