I got this palette in May and love it. I don't swipe the shadows on my lid unless I want a light payoff. I like to pat them on after I have blended my crease and outer lid. Love how smooth they are and the line has a nice cooling feel when applied. Too bad they no longer make these colors :(
What a disappointment this palette is. The shadows are lacking in pigment and go on muddy looking. Very soft and hard to work with. I like the packaging and the brush that came with it. The eyeliner has great staying power, but is very soft and breaks very easily. I think Tarte had good intentions with this palette, they just failed to deliver a quality product. I have been let down by Tarte's products lately....
So disappointed when this arrived in the mail. Colors were pretty in package but very powdery and went all over. Only e/s I've tried that really irritated my eyes. One of very few products I've ever returned:(
I have the neutralEYES II palette which was shipped to me by mistake, however, I'm very happy with it! It's a beautiful, neutral, day/spring/summer palette with a great mix of shimmers and mattes. Works nicely with other Tarte palettes. Excellent color pay off, but remember, these are mineral pigments so the colors should be "pressed" on not "swept" on (check out Tarte's video tutorials). The colors stay put all day but look more vibrant with a primer. And I can say that the amazonian clay does make a big difference in their lasting power and comfort.
This is my favourite palette. The shadows have great colour payoff. There's a nice selection of neutral shades - half matte, half shimmer. The liner pencil included has great staying power. I really love the dual brush - one end is angled, the other is dense and tubular - great for outer corner and crease. If I had to have just one brush, this would be it! The packaging is a little overdone - I think something simpler in appearance would have worked better. The exposed decorative zippers are annoying as they catch on things and are a bit scratchy. A minor complaint though.
I'm very underwhelmed by this palette (I have Volume II). The pigmentation was pretty blah. I had to layer a ton of eyeshadow on to get any sort of color to show up, both with the mattes and shimmers. Strangely, it is also giving me some sort of allergic reaction. Every time I wear it my eyelids hurt/itch. I would not recommend this palette and I think it is very overpriced. A shame, because I love Tarte.
I love this palette, i use it everyday almost. nice colors, stylish packaging, includes a full sized brown eyeliner, and a sample of their eye primer. 10 shades for 40ish dollars, comes out to about 4 bucks a shadow, which is a good deal, they last all day, and all night, i've never ever notices any fading or fallout at all. and i work in this stuff. the eyeliner it comes with is so smooth going on, but is so creamy that if you use it everyday, it will be spent within a couple weeks. i love their primer sample, i suppose i should add that i always use eye primer, which may contribute to the fact that i've never seen fallout or fading, i'm sure the primer takes care of that, in which i always use too-faced shadow insurance, i don't like all the colors in the pallete, such as bone, and the pink glitter shade, and if you do use the shades together,such as dark teal and olive, they will blend together and form a mess, same with brown and olive, navy and teal, they form to create a blucky color, but over all, with price, packaging, and stay power all included, i'll give this a four. the only reasaon i wont be buying it again is because i like buying different palettes all the time, but i would reccomend this palette to a friend who is new to the makeup world. definitely. not bad at all.