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on 12/28/2018 12:52:00 AM
More reviews by tinkerrbelle
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
Tarte overhyped this one. Dusty, dry mattes with lots of fallout and not buttery or pigmented and the shadows fade quickly (3 - 4 hours). Shimmers are dull and barely shimmer. The darker mattes are hard to blend. Shades all look the same and blend into one muddy color. Its hard to get pop or definition without breaking into another palette to assist it. This really defeats the purpose of this being a core basic palette. I kept finding myself reaching for a lighter, brighter shade to highlight, and a much deeper shade to get that outer vee definition and line under the eyes, and another shade for pop. I find it a chore to use which is crazy for the price I paid! ($90 NZ + shipping at the original release). BH cosmetics (Zodiac palettes, Aurora palette) beats the pants of this for 1/3 of the price.
on 2/13/2018 1:59:00 PM
More reviews by eleperson
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium
tl;dr This was my first big-girl palette. I think it's a good neutral palette for beginners given the quality and color selection, but it has a few flaws. I'd probably not repurchase if I lost it or ran out, because there's so much other eyeshadow I want to try, though I would be sad about not having Rebel anymore.Pros: 1. Most shades are very nice, soft, and easy to blend. 2. Good, basic selection of colors. A cream, a peachy “base shade” for light to medium-toned people, a couple dark shades for liner, a warm and a cool transition/crease shade, and three shimmers. 3. It’s mostly matte. This could be a pro or a con depending on your preferences, but I’m glad that a palette exists that’s the inverse of the Naked palettes’ “you get exactly three (3) mattes” thing. 4. The standout shade (for me): Rebel! It’s a beautiful red-toned medium-deep brown. Obviously red/warm tones are super in now, and Rebel’s a bit subtler than e.g. Modern Renaissance. Great for the outer V, great for deepening the crease in more dramatic looks, great for darkening the lower lashline and pulling together the look. 5. It smells like chocolate! Not gross, artificial chocolate either, but like proper cacao powder, with a bit of vanilla. Tarte doesn’t advertise this fact - goodness knows why - but it was a really nice surprise, and having something so nice-smelling makes me happy in the mornings when I use it.Cons:1. I feel like the three dark shades on the right are samey; the palette would be better with a chocolate brown and a purple instead of Smokeshow and Activist, which are quite similar to me. 2. Funny Girl, the gold shimmer, is disappointing, in a way that's difficult to describe. It’s like it’s not very opaque? Or it reads as just a lot of gold glitter particles - not as a single coherent color. 3. The paint on the packaging - the pink/purple design, not the gold - is slowly but surely cracking, flaking off and getting everywhere. Everything else about the packaging - snap closure, mirror, general sturdiness - is nice though. 4. Darker shades have some blendability isuses, but I mostly use them for liner so it's not an issue for me.
2 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 1/24/2018 10:48:00 PM
More reviews by Nessa714
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
Not much to add that hasn't already been said about this fabulous palette... Perfect shades for everyday, buttery soft, great wear time, beautiful packaging you always get with Tarte products, no one in this price range beats Tarte on luxe packaging, and most higher priced brands don't either. This is a palette you can travel with, and a great basic everyone needs. Definitely recommend.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 1/17/2018 3:55:00 PM
More reviews by lurkymclurkerson
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine
This is a really lovely everyday neutral palette that would work for a variety of skin tones and undertones. The mattes are buttery and super-blendable, and the shimmers are so pretty. The outer packaging is nice, and I love that Tarte had the foresight to arrange the palette in a cohesive way. I don't think I would repurchase this, though, due to the fact that Tarte has had many missteps regarding embracing diversity in the beauty industry and posting very racist/offensive things on their social media accounts. I think they make lovely products, but in the year 2018 they aren't doing enough to make those products accessible or useful to people of color and I cannot support that. If they change their business model and make up for the bad things they've done in the past regarding representation and diversity I will reconsider, but until then I cannot support their brand.
on 11/3/2017 9:55:00 PM
More reviews by Pinkrockabilly
Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral
I've owned a fair amount of eye shadow palettes from both drugstore and high end brands, but I've never been amazed by any (even the cult classic Naked palettes). Usually I'll only use 3-4 shades and leave a large portion unused, but this palette is freaking amazing! It's so perfectly suited towards those with neutral-cool skin tones, it can be used for everyday toned down looks as well as amped up night out looks, buildable coverage, buttery and not powdery looking at all, not a ton of fall out and best of all every shade can be used with each other! Bonus points for gorgeous packaging and a giant side to side mirror. I honestly use this palette every single day, I have no desire to use anything else. If they discontinued this I would cry
5 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 9/24/2017 10:41:00 AM
More reviews by LadyLifter
Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
I lave this palette! Great neutrals (my “to go” colors always) and a few shimmer shades to just jazz it up a bit, this makes the palette an overall lovely contrast, perfect for all occasions. I have no issues with crashing or fading, and my skin is quite oily as well as because I’m 33, I am beginning to show fine lines around my eyes, these shows lay lovely without falling into my fine lines.
on 9/14/2017 4:26:00 AM
More reviews by notjustgingerly
Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool
Nice palette with a good selection of neutrals, a shimmer or two to make it interesting, and packaging that is nice to work out of and isn't excessive or bulky. I like that the eye shadow formula is consistent with every color and is similar to the tartelette all matte palette so I know what to expect from it. I get a good 11+ hours of wear and it doesn't fade or crease. I wish I tried this sooner as there are a few palettes i got from other brands that I wouldn't have gotten if I had this first. I typically stay within a row most palettes when doing an eye look as I'm terrible at mixing colors, but I haven't been on this one because all of the colors in it work together well. I think the shade firecracker is the prettiest and encourages me to step outside of my comfort zone (being of course matte shades because they typically don't go wrong.) If I ever had to start my palette collection over again this (and the other tartelette) woukd most definitely be my choice!
on 9/1/2017 8:56:00 PM
More reviews by JRandjic
Skin: Dry, Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
This palette is absolutely gorgeous. The pigmentation is beautiful, colours come out gorgeous and it has the perfect blend of neutral colours. Good balance of lid to crease colours, and you can create so many gorgeous looks with this palette. If you wanted a nice simple day look and change into a sexy evening look, this gives you all the options. I bought this palette for my mom and she loves it as well since she isnt a fan of a lot of shimmer shades.
on 8/2/2017 4:54:00 PM
More reviews by oliviasanta
Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
This is an absolutely fantastic palette. I find all the mattes to work really well as transition shades and in the outer-v and each one has a distinct purpose for me. I find I can use this for everyday looks, for work, for going out, for special events - everything. I love the shade firecracker, it's the perfect shimmer to create a smoky/monochromatic eye and then funny girl as a lid highlight. These stay on alll day and give so much warmth to the eye. The shade rocker is so underrated IMHO, it's a silvery-taupe satin/shimmer that wears really well as a subtle lid colour for work or daytime events.If you're not sure about the formula or if you need all of these shades, check out the little tartelette tease palette. It's the same formula with similar shades and perfect for travel.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 8/2/2017 3:46:00 PM
More reviews by volshorn08
Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm
I was originally interested in this palette because of all the hype. The colors are right up my alley. Neutrals, warm tones...this seemed perfect. I swatched all the colors every time I went into Ulta and waivered over whether I should finally get it. So I did. And I just don't get it. I don't understand why everyone loves this so much! The dark colors are hard and chalky. Couldn't use them as liners because I ended up with insane fallout, even if I dampened the brush. The pale shimmer is flaky and awful. The cool tone one at the top was okay, but didn't look right on my skintone. Firecracker is the only shade in this palette I liked. Not worth it to keep just for that. The other pale mattes weren't pigmented enough to be used alone as lid shades, and I have other similar colors I like more for the crease. Meh, I think there are better palettes out there. Though the outside of the palette is beautiful, and the large mirror is nice.
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