Hello beautiful! Today I thought we might dive into the world of eyeshadow palettes. When it comes to my eye makeup, I'm really boring and usually stick to the same products and look. But for Christmas I was extremely lucky to receive both Tarte eyeshadow palettes, which have been on my wishlist for the longest time. As I was playing with both palettes I noticed some differences and thought I would give you my thoughts and review on both of them, if you were contemplating getting one of them (or both).
Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte has twelve matte shades. The palette itself is more of a neutral tone, but you do have a few shades that lean more towards the warm/cool tones. They are all very wearable shades, and you really have all the shades necessary to come up with a complete (matte) look. The shadows feel silky and smooth, with little fallout. Although they don't feel like the most creamy eyeshadows, there wasn't any fall out when I went in with my brush. The eyeshadows were easy to work with and blended very nicely together. I did find that with the lighter shades you had to build up the color to get them fully opaque on the eye. However the deeper shades were very pigmented and have a very good color payoff. My most worn shades are free spirit all over the eyelid, a mix of wanderer and dreamer blended in the crease, and occasionally fashionista or multi-tasker in the outer corner (if I'm feeling a more sultry look). Unfortunately I don't think I'm going to get a lot of use (or ever) of the middle row, since they are all mauvy shades. If you are a matte lover, you will definitely not regret getting this palette. But if you love having a little pop of spark, or love working with shimmery eyeshadows, maybe get a palette that has a mix of both.
Have you tried them? Which one is your favorite palette?
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