Hello lovelies! I am finally back after nearly 2 months off from blogging. I needed a refresh and a break from it all after feeling uninspired, but I am back and remotivated now with a new theme and a new post for you today!
Tarte has easily become one of my favourite brands in the last few years. I love every product of theirs I’ve managed to get my hands on, my favourite products being their eye shadows. I have both Tartelette Palettes and they are some of my most used shadows. When Tarte announced their Tarteist Pro Palette of course I had to get my hands on it!
The Tartiest Pro Palette comes in a plastic compact, which is similar to the Tartlette palettes but bigger. It features a sleek matte black top with a glossy gold bottom which holds the shadows. Though I love the design of this packaging, it unfortunately is a magnet for dirt and finger prints. The matte black top gets dirty pretty quickly and doesn’t wipe clean like the other Tarte palettes. However this isn’t a huge deal breaker for me, as much as I am a sucker for pretty packaging the product itself is more important!
One of my favourite things about this palette is the huuuge mirror you see when you open up the compact. I love nothing more than an eyeshadow palette with a generous mirror and this one’s big enough to do your whole makeup in, which makes this a great palette to travel in! Especially if you’re in a hotel with limited lighting (which I discovered on my recent trip to Iceland!)
“This 20-piece eyeshadow palette from Tarte features a spectrum of rich, earth-toned shades all infused with Amazonian clay, and comes complete with an eyeshadow brush. Whether you fancy creating a bold smoky eye or something a little more subtle, youve got every shade you could possibly need in this on-trend Tarte palette.”
The Palette itself features 20 new shades. There are 16 Matte shades and 4 Lustre shades, which is a new shadow type for Tarte. The shades are as follows:
Classic (cream), Innocent (soft peach), Whimsy (brick), Smoked (dark brown), Ethereal (bronze), Vintage (ivory), Fierce (cool plum), No Filter (purple mauve), Vamp (deep plum), Glam (champagne), Chic (pale pink), Profesh (taupe), Mod (deep cherry), Drama (maroon), Minx (shimmering mauve), Indie (grey-beige), Bold (light brown), Edgy (chocolate), Punk (black), Trendy (prismatic teal).
I absolutely love the shade selection in this palette. I am a big fan of matte shadows so I knew I would love these colours. Tarte are known for their more neutral shades so I was so pleased to see them bring out more exciting and colourful shadows. This Palette is described as a Pro Palette, however you needn’t worry if you’re not a Make Up Artist. Tarte have made it easy for you and organised the different colours which go together in rows, they even include a cheat sheet of different looks to try to get you started. My favourite rows definitely have to be the 1st and the 3rd row as I love using warmer colours at the moment. However, the cooler shades are also gorgeous and I can’t wait to use that teal shade Trendy!
When ordered through QVC UK, Tarteist Pro Palette comes with this fluffy eyeshadow brush. Like all Tarte brushes, this is really soft and high quality. It would’ve been great to have a double ended brush so you could use one brush to do the whole look, but I love that this brush is gold and matches the palette, and it’s great for blending and building transition shades.
The formula of these shadows varies. The lustre finish shadows are smooth and buttery, and have an intense pigment with different colours as the shadow hits the light. The lighter matte shadows are a gorgeous velvety texture and blend with amazing pigment, whereas the darker matte shades in the 4th column feel slightly dryer and don’t blend as easily, however they still have a good amount of pigment. Also I have to add in that these eyeshadows smell AMAZING. They honestly smell like marshmallows or vanilla syrup or something.
I feel like swatches of these shadows does no justice (which is why I left them out of this post) The real magic happens when you apply these shades. They have such an intense pigment which blends so well into the eyelid and crease. I found the brush included was great to apply the transition shades, however using your finger to apply the lustre shades gives the best pay off. Without even using an eye shadow primer these shadows last all evening with no creasing or smudging and still look as though they are freshly applied!
Overall, Tarte have really knocked it out the park with this one. The variety of shades in this palette is perfect, there are honestly endless eyeshadow looks to be created. I have already had a play with it and can’t wait to experiment more with these colours.
This really is the palette of my dreams, and one which every make up artist/blogger/collector needs in their collection! It is currently available for £53 from QVC UK. This obviously isn’t a budget purchase, but for the amount of colours you get plus the eye shadow brush I would say it is 100% worth every penny.
Have you managed to try any Tarte products yet? Is the Tarteist Pro Palette on your wish list? Let me know in the comments!
Have a magical day,