I had been eyeing several Tarte eye shadow palettes, but when I saw this on Sephora's website I HAD to order it!
The packing is so- so, but I have to say that the silver stitched jewel top of the box looks a lot nicer in person. I may depot these in the future to preserve their integrity.
While the packaging is a bit cheap, the products inside are lovely!
*The Eye Shadows are full size and contain 1.75 grams of product*
Top Row- Shimmer Eye Shadows:
*Please excuse the arm hair! It is blond and not very noticeable in daily life- but a close up photo makes it VERY visible!*
All of these colors swatched beautifully with minimal effort. They are a bit soft and creamy. A few colors required a bit of building, but none were bad.
Second Row- Matte Eye Shadows:
The matte colors overall required a bit more effort to build (minimal effort!) and the only color that had poor color payoff was the white.
Third Row- Lip Glosses:
They are all sheer, moisturizing glosses. Unless you're wanting either a barely- there glossy look or sheer berry or red lips, I would recommend using these over lipstick. Some have a bit of shimmer, some are cream colors.
Bottom Row- Bronzer, Hilight, Blushes:
Obviously these are swatched more intensely to represent the color. All of these had wonderful payoff. I would probably apply the blush with a light hand, both due to the high pigmentation and level of shimmer.
I will do an in-depth review after I've had a chance to wear these for a day. I am sooo excited and can't wait to experiment with the eye colors. I am wishing I had the prior holiday palettes!
So far my only con for this palette is that the Eye Shadows, Blushes and Lip Glosses are unnamed. I am thinking of naming them myself!!! Let me know if you have name suggestions ;)
All pictures taken with daylight through the skylight in my bathroom.
Eye Shadows, Bronzer, Hilight, and Blushes swatched over NYX Concealer in a Jar in Fair. Applied using the ELF eye shadow blush.
Lip Glosses swatched over clean, dry skin. Applied using a lip brush.
From the Sephora Website:
"This set contains: