In my hot little hands are three new items:
- Tarte Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay Palette for a pricey AUD $83.00,
- Zoeva 226 Smudger Eye Brush for AUD $17.00, and;
- Zoeva 223 Petit Eye Blender for AUD $17.00.
But let’s face it guys, the main purchase here is clearly the Tarte Tarteist Pro Palette and that is exactly the product that I am going to bang on about for the remainder of this post!
What Tarte Promises:
“… includes 16 longwearing matte eyeshadows infused with Amazonian clay for smooth blending and flake-resistant wear, plus four brand-new iridescent luster shades with a micro-shimmer, duo-chrome formula. Deeply concentrated mineral pigments and new tarte smartblend technology give you the best in even, intense colour payoff in neutral-to-bold shades for all skin tones.”
The pro palette is housed in a robust matte black plastic casing finished with gold hardware and accents. Inside the palette is a luxurious mirror that is generous in size and simple in design.
Ah hem – to be honest, I have a bit of trouble opening and closing the case. But not sure if it’s just me being special or it’s an issue with the packaging. I’m giving myself the benefit of the doubt and leaning towards the latter.
As you can see, the Tarteist Pro Palette comes with 20 seperate eye shadows (each approx 0.035 oz in size) inclusive of 16 matte shades and 4 metallic microshimmer shadows.
At first glance this palette offers a generous range of colors, with ample variety of cool, neutral and warm tones. Absolutely every shade a makeup novice like myself could ever need.
Oh and let’s not forget, this palette smells fantastic.
There is no doubt that all the shadows in this palette are extremely pigmented and buttery soft to touch. I will admit that I found each shadow to produce a disappointing amount of fall out upon swatching.
Thankfully, all my worries quickly dissipated once I applied these shadows onto my actual eye lids. Zero fall out, with each shade more blendable than the last.
In terms of the matte shades, I definitely enjoyed the lighter tones a bit more. Chic, Indie and Profesh have quickly become absolute favorites.
I found Vamp, Drama and Punk to be oddly patchy – however, not too worried as I don’t see myself gravitating to these shades anyway.
In terms of the microshimmer shades, Tarte really did deliver. These shadows are impressive. All 4 shades are buttery soft, easy to blend, produce almost no fall out and have insane color pay off.
Trendy is truly a unique color and stood out to me the most. It is in fact a deep reddish brown with a cool metallic teal shift on top. And it is absolutely stunning.
So overall, I really liked this palette. And at just AUD $4.15 per shadow, my expectations were exceeded and I would quite happily repurchase this palette if I ever hit pan.Anyway, on a side note. I tried my level best to show you guys what these shadows looked like on my eye-lid but the lighting was being a grumpy pooface to me this weekend. And I could not, for the life of me, catch a break.
Regardless, here are a few snapshots from my failed makeup tutorial. I used a combination of 5 shadows: bold, edgy, whimsy, smoked and wink.
Let me know if anybody wants to see me to recreate this look. Hopefully I’ll have better luck next time.
Lots of love, Linda xo