Hey guys, I’m back! I know I haven’t posted in a while – I was feeling uninspired so instead of posting blogs that I wasn’t happy with, I took a break. Anyway, I did a bit of cleaning in my make up room this past weekend, and I think that helped a lot. I feel a bit more inspired again – I’ve been planning my blog posts, swatching products and taking photos again so yay!
On to today’s topic LOL. I normally don’t wear eyeshadow, but these past few weeks, I have been inspired to take out my eyeshadows and start using them. What’s the point of having these eyeshadows if I don’t use them, right? Hahaha! The ones that I have been loving lately are these eyeshadow palettes from Tarte – I think these came out in November of 2014 as part of their Sweet Indulgences holiday gift collection sold on QVC.
I have the pink and the purple palette, and both are very easy to work with. There are maybe one or two shadows that require more work (String of Pearls for the pink palette, Dinner Date for the purple palette) but all in all, these eyeshadows are very pigmented, buildable and blendable. I have to say though that these are mostly neutrals that you can maybe get from other brands, but I like the quality of these and you can never have too many neutral palettes, right? LOL!
The purple palette has more cool tones and the pink one has warm toned shadows. I like both, but I have to be honest, I like the pink one more. Sue me, I love me my warm tones! My favorite shades are Romance Novel and Dark Chocolate from the pink palette and Glass of Rosé and Wildflowers from the purple palette. How I use it is I apply a shimmer shade all over the lid and line my eyes with Dark Chocolate. Depending on the time of day, I would use a light to medium shimmer shade for the morning and early afternoon and a darker more dramatic shade for night time.
As for the packaging, I like the thin cardboard because it’s easy to store and easy to travel with. It has a magnetized closure, so the palette will not accidentally pop open in your suitcase. I also like how they named the eyeshadows – I love it when a shade has a name and not just a random number.
Unfortunately, these are not available anymore but I know Tarte releases eyeshadow palettes regularly. They actually released singles recently, and they have a couple of eyeshadow palettes available right now. I really like the quality of the products I got from them – the Tartelette is one of my all time favorite palettes, the Park Ave Princess contour kit is really nice and their blushes are amazing as well. I’ve actually been eyeing the Tartelette in Bloom and the Tartest Contour Palette (uh oh) – I just hope they put up a store here in the Philippines, because as it is, online shopping is the only way we can get our hands on Tarte products (boo)!
Do you have favorites from Tarte? I would love to know what they are – let’s enable each other HAHAHA!
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