Brand: Tarte Cosmetics
MSRP: $68 CDN (retail value of $331 USD if sold separately)
Key Features: 17 full sized eyeshadows, 1 eyeshadow primer, 1 black mascara, 1 black gel eyeliner
I Love It Because: Well first of all, I’m a makeup junkie! Especially eye makeup. Give me a good dark eyeliner/shadow anyday and I’m good to go. Which is a good thing because since becoming a mom, the dark shadow goes well with the dark circles under my eyes 🙂 I’ve tried a bajillion different brands of eyeshadow and since trying Tarte a few years ago I’ve become an avid fan of their shadows. The texture is nice and velvety with lots of deep pigmentation so you don’t have to use a ton of the stuff.
The application was terrific as always and the handy instruction booklet was actually put to use! I decided to try the Not Your Average Waitress for an everyday look with a bit of ‘pow’. It took less than 5 minutes which I love since I’m pressed for time these days.
The eyeliner went on smoothly and felt nice and cool to the skin. I didn’t have a problem with tearing up under the eye but this could be because I’m used to using eyeliner.
Each and every colour will be used – unlike many other palettes where they throw in a couple of juicy colours and then you have a bunch of duds!
But I Wish It Had: Would have been lovely if it came with some brushes and one or two lip colours or a gloss. The mascara wasn’t the greatest but will do in a pinch if you don’t have anything else around.
So, Reco or No? : Well, I know I’ve been on a bit of a ‘yes’ kick lately but I’m not breaking that trend here because this palette is simply awesome. If you are into dark and dramatic colours even for your everyday look then I would strongly reco hitting up your closest Sephora and snagging one of these bad boys up. I do enjoy that it is a very portable size for travelling too. Vamp it up ladies!