tarte Rainforest After Dark Colored Clay Eye & Cheek Palette
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- "The blush is a very neutral color that looks natural on the skin and it lasts all day long." in 1 review
- "And while I do like the bronzer that came with this palette, I haven't decided if I want to buy the full size yet." in 1 review
- "The colors were very complimentary for my dark hair, brown eyes and very fair skin." in 1 review
- "Luckily, I received it as a birthday gift and I was not let down by the product!" in 1 review
- "Since tarte doesn't use parabens in their eye shadows (which is a good thing, don't get me wrong), the color payoff of these shadows is not the absolute best; they're a bit chalky and have quite a bit of fall out, but it's nothing I'm too put-off by." in 1 review
This is an eye & cheek palette. It comes with 6 eyeshadows: matte mauve, shimmery light purple, shimmery dark purple, glittery gold, matte tan, & matte dark brown. The formula on these eyeshadows is kind of chalky. It was a little disappointing in comparison to formulas for eyeshadows in their Tartiest Pro line, for example. I had high hopes for the Rainforest After Dark Collection. It makes me skeptic of their Clay Play Palette eyeshadows. I would definitely recommend you try to swatch that palette in stores based on my experience with this formula.
The reason I'm torn is because that glittery gold shade is incredible. It's great for the inner corner & really pops. I have a medium skin tone, so the combination of dark colors plus chalky shadows didn't really make my eyes look impression. But I was able to use this gold to make at least my lids stand out. The mattes on this palette are really chalky in comparison to other Tarte shadows.
But the face products are amazing. The highlight for your cheekbones is great for a subtle glow when applied with a brush or a strong strobe when dabbed on with fingers. The blush is a full-size one. It takes a little bit of arm work to have the powder get onto a brush for some reason. I've used other palettes with similar blushes but those were creamy. Something about this palette is just chalky.
I'm in love with the bronzer. Seriously. I love Tarte bronzer. This one is a great powder that has NO shimmer (thank goodness) & chisels your cheekbones if built up or just highlight your facial structure if made subtle. I love to combine it with another brand of bronzer. The bronzer is at a weird angle, so larger brushes won't do well. I use a slanted contour brush and it fits the palette shape well.
The packaging itself is gorgeous - faux wood finish embossed with a golden snake and a purple jeweled eye. The huge mirror is much appreciated and the case itself is very sturdy. It's ideal for travel as it SHOULD cut down on amount of makeup you need to bring :)
The blush is nice, as tarte's blushes all are. Very pigmented and soft. The color is nice too, a plum-pink. It's not a color I normally gravitate toward, but it works well with the palette.
The bronzer is gorgeous. I am VERY fair and it works well with my skin. I've used it for contouring as well as bronzing. I love how it's totally matte and isn't orange (hi, NARS Laguna).
The highlight is also gorgeous. It's a little yellow-based rather than white-based, as it looks in the pan, and provides a gorgeous glow. This has a bit of fall out as well, but nothing major. Just be sure to tap off your brush and start small.
The packaging is beautiful but this would be tricky to travel with; it's not that sturdy or extremely well made, and I could easily see this breaking in a suitcase or makeup bag, which is unfortunate.
I would have never bought this myself, so I'm grateful I received it as a gift. It does make a great gift, for sure. There are just other things I reach for more.
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