I’m a sucker for matte eyeshadow.
Well, for matte anything, really (and Matt Bomer, woah baby).
This palette has really good reviews. Apparently it’s 12 never-before-seen exclusive eyeshadows, all of which are completely matte. Lord have mercy. This palette is beauuuutiful.
At first, I wasn’t wow-ed by the packaging (and I’m a sucker for cute packaging), but it didn’t really deter me from wanting to get my hands on it.
I mean, it’s pretty cute. The gold is beautiful but it’s nothing exciting. But it’s grown on me a lot. It looks really cute in my collection, and the purple is unlike anything else I have. I will say, it collects fingerprints like MAD.
Look at that reflection. Hey, nice curtains, Mere. (On a side note, I kind of hate the names of the shadows. Super mom? Honestly? Laaaame.)
Sometimes, they can be a little chalky. They tend to have a little fallout when you dip your brush into them, but I can handle that because they apply to the lids beautifully. OH! and did I mention they’re extremely pigmented, too? Like…hats off, Tarte.
These are swatched on my forearm without primer. With primer, of course, they look more true-to-color and last all day.
I did the swatches in groups of four, like how they are in the palette. The first four are the first row, the everyday browns. The second four are the gray-ish purples (which I’ve worn several times and have gotten multiple compliments, score!) in the second row. The last four are the classic smokey gray-black shades.
The palette is $44 on the Tarte website. I bought mine at Ulta with a 20% off coupon and it was worth every penny. LOVE. IT.
Do you own this palette? What are your thoughts?