Love, Trust & Fairy Dust Eyeshadow Palette makeup from Tarte
Several weeks ago, I came accross this new and limited edition of Tarte make up palette while browsing casually off the internet. It caught my interest because the round container itself was made of an attractive, glossy, sparkly finish, which no woman can resist :).
After few weeks of contemplating buying this make up, I finally gave in and decided to give myself a present for successfully passing my National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) Certification exam. The palette cost $39 at Sephora and it contains 11 different shades of pink/purple browns, and gold with plain and metallic finish in a saturated color palette.
Without further ado, here is what I think about the color palette…
- there is an option for neutral colors without sparkle/glitter , which is great if you are going for a day look. It can work for any skintone I think.
- the metallic gold and purple shades are very saturated and works well for night time or if you want heavier color; it’s also good for layering.
- the colors does not fall off and stay out with or without primer so it makes it all the more desirable. And again, the packaging is beautiful and elegant.
Here are the colors against my olive/tan skin from left to right: round metallic shade (middle palette), Magic, Mystical, Wish, Gossamer, Folic, Twinkle, Flitter, Wonder, Whimsical, Giggle
- the Frolic is the brown shade and it disappeared into my brown skin almost completely LOL.
- the Gossamer is too pale and was very thin but sometimes I used it above my eyelid just below my eyebrows when I don’t want anything shiny in that area. It really looks flat and almost unnoticeable.
- I wish that it came with a blush or bronzer to make it an “all-in-one” palette so I wouldn’t need to use another make up and it would be more convenient to carry in my purse without having to bring more stuff.
Now, I am not a guru when it comes to make up; in fact, I only recently started using make up more regularly in the last 2 months. I favor a more natural look, both for economical and practical reasons. However, during the last two years, I have noticed more hyperpigmentation and dullness in my skin, not to mention, I constantly have acne breakouts. Hence, I decided it wouldnt hurt to use reasonable amount of make up to cover sopts and enhance my look.
In the first photo below, I’m wearing Mystical on the outer half of my lids layered on top of the metallic shade in the middle of the palette . In the next two photos, I’m wearing magic layered on top of the metallic gold in the middle of the palette (I can’t figure out the name of it since I lost the plastic cover with the labels). For lining my eyelids, I usually use either Wonder or Wish, which are the two dark burgundy-ish shades. It works well when I smudge them to soften my asian ayes.
If you’re interested to purchase this product, here is the link: Sephora