Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Tarte Flower Child Palette Review and Swatches
I got the Treasure Chest a couple months ago and ever since then I have been in love with Tarte eyeshadows. So when I saw this I had to get it.
First of all the palette is SO cute! I love the packaging. The flowers on top are so cute and don't get in the way. I have the Femme Naturale palette as well and that big flower on top of it is annoying and it's difficult to fit in to my makeup bag but I don't have that problem with the Flower Child Palette.
This limited edition color palette was created by Celebrity Makeup Artist Tina Turnbow.
This a a refillable palette, which can be used over and over, thus eliminating waste.
It contains no Parabens, Sulfates, Synthetic Fragrances, Synthetic Dyes, Petro-Chemicals, Phthalates, GMOs, Triclosan. It is also free from anilmal testing!
So I have been using this a lot since I got it and I really love it.
If you have not tried Tarte's eyeshadows you MUST! They are so pigmented, soft and smooth, and glide on so easily. They are easy to blend and work with.
I think you get a great set of colors in this palette. None of them are similar to the colors in the Treasure Chest so I was happy with that.
I also really love that they gave a matte soft brown that is perfect for the crease because I hate when you get a really nice palette without a good matte crease color. I always use matte shadows in my crease so that was perfect!
It comes with a double ended brush which I thought was great. One side was really great for blending and the other side was great for the outer corner and crease.
It also comes with a double ended eye liner. One side is a beautiful teal green color with some shimmer in it and the other side is a dark brown. These smudged after awhile. If I have a eyeliner that tends to be smudgy I set it with a powder and that eliminates the problem for me. When I first tried these though I used them on there own to test them and it did smudge.
Lastly it comes with a sample of there Natural Eye Primer with Firmitol.
This did not work for me at all. I used this and my eyeshadow had creased within an hour! It also claims it's suppose to tighten the eyelids and eye area and decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I don't really know if this would actually work for someone with mature skin but I didn't see any difference around my eye lids but then again I'm only 24. When it came to keeping my eyeshadow on though it just didn't work for me. I have no problem with them creasing when I use my Too Faced Shadow Insurance!
Swatches from L to R in the same order as the palette are
Shimmering Soft Daffodil, Shimmering Ecru Hibiscus, Shimmering Pink Peony, Shimmering Gray Periwinkle Shimmering Peach Tulip
Shimmering Firewheel, Matte Buttercup, Shimmering African Violet, Shimmering Delphinium Blue, and Shimmering Vibrant Forest Green
The Tarte Flower Child Palette can currently be found at Sephora stores and Sephora.com for $44.
Overall I love the palette and the shadows, the liners are ok, and the primer is a NO for me.
I used these shadows in my previous FOTD that can be found here http://www.lipglossgossip.com/2010/02/fotd-valentines-look-glam.html
Do you have the Flower Child Palette? What do you think of it? Have you tried Tarte eyeshadows? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.
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