When I first laid my eyes on this palette, I knew at that moment I HAD TO HAVE IT. Purely based off the packaging alone!! This is my absolute favorite packaging of ALL TIME for a makeup palette I mean you cannot go wrong with a gorgeous pink ultra glittery anything haha! I didn’t even look at the colors featured in the palette but once I opened it of course I got even more excited to see some of my favorite colors featured! I did not have a rose gold shadow and had always wanted one but honestly even if I didn’t love the color selection I would still have bought it just for the packaging!
What it is?
A TARTE eye and cheek palette that features 6 matte eyeshadows, 4 shimmer eyeshadows and a highlighter. This palette contains TARTE’s original Amazonian Clay formula. This Love, Trust & Fairy dust palette is full of beautiful neutral and cool tone eyeshadows. There is a duo chrome pink eyeshadow color (Mystical in a swatch below) in here that is unlike any other color I’ve seen before. The highlighter is a beautiful frosty champagne shimmer that is just radiant!
Tarte always has amazing palettes but crazy enough I’ve never purchased any of their palettes before, I know I should be ashamed. I definitely have had a few of their palettes on my wishlist but always buy another palette or makeup product I’ve been eyeing so that was even more of a reason to purchase this palette. I love how smooth these eyeshadows go on too! So buttery and absolutely gorgeous! I just can’t get enough I’ve been wearing this palette every chance I get!
The second reason is that I saw some people doing eye looks with this palette and absolutely fell in love with the sunrise feel of the colors.
The compact includes a large high quality mirror and opens all the way so that it can be laid out flat on a table if desired.
When I opened it I thought it was absolutely beautiful and it smells delicious. It’s a fantastic mix of mattes and shimmers, ranging in hues of purple, to orange, pink, and nude. The highlighter in the center of the palette is AWESOME. It has a light shimmer, but buildable for more of a wow factor if that’s what you’re after.
My favorite colors from the palette would have to be Flitter, Whimsical, Magic, and Mystical. I am so in love with the color blush so Whimsical definitely caters to that love!
⭐️ Gossamer – Very pale peach with a matte finish. Soft and smooth but not too powdery in the pan. Good color payoff. Sits nicely on the eyelid without looking dry or powdery.
⭐️ Frolic – Midtone peachy brown with a matte finish. Good color payoff, blended out easily. Looks warmer-toned on the skin than in does in the pan.
⭐️Wonder – Deep chocolatey brown with a mostly matte finish. There are some super tiny sparkles but once this is applied, it reads as matte.
⭐️ Wish – Deep plummy brown with a mostly matte finish. Like Wonder, this also has some tiny sparkles that pretty much disappear once applied. This shade is more patchy and also has a drier feel to the touch. It seems to apply and blend equally as well as Wonder, though.
⭐️ Whimsical – Midtone muted mauve with a matte finish. This was somewhat powdery and messy in the pan.
⭐️ Giggle – Pale muted mauve with a matte finish. This has an incredibly smooth, creamy feel to the touch. It is still a powder though.
⭐️ Mystical – Bright pink shimmer with a subtle orange base that becomes more visible as the shade is blended out.
⭐️ Magic – Classic rose gold with a metallic finish. This shade has significant shimmer fallout. If you plan to use it, I recommend doing your eye makeup before your face makeup.
⭐️ Flitter – Pale warm pink with a shimmer finish.
⭐️ Twinkle – Golden peachy shimmer. It’s not so obvious in the swatch, but this has some larger glitter particles that become more visible during application. It wasn’t bothersome, but just something to note. It applied fairly well with a dry, flat brush.
⭐️ Flower Crown – Champagne shimmer with subtle yellow undertones. This can be applied lightly and the shimmer will spread out and give you more of a sparkly highlight effect. Applied with a heavier hand, this will give off more of a metallic highlight. The yellow undertones are subtle enough that they don’t look obviously warm-toned on my cooler-toned skin. This is loose, powdery and messy in the pan.
Unfortunately it’s not completely there… These eyeshadows seem to wear down by the end of the day and I’m left with a muddied look. As I continue to play with this palette I will continue to try different eyeshadow primers to see if we can’t turn that around! The highlighter itself, It’s pretty powdery and glittery and therefore hard to pick up and apply without flying all over the face.
I really dig the mix of colors in this palette. They balance each other out and there isn’t too much overlap except for the two darkest shades which could be used interchangeably. It’s the type of thing I could easily reach for everyday, if I were using the same palette on a daily basis.
The purple toned shades (Giggle and Whimsical) are very muted so the undertone doesn’t show up very well on the eye. It ends up looking more taupe/greyish. They stand out more if you incorporate the warmer shade (Frolic) somewhere in your look as well to provide some contrast.
After using it a few times, I would give the quality of the product inside an 8/10. It’s not perfect but it’s pretty amazing good. The parts that could use improvement are the lasting power when used on bare eyelids, a smidge of patchiness from some of the matte shades, and shimmer fallout from the shade Magic. I’m not too bothered by lasting power because over a primer these last at least 8 hours. The tiny bit of patchiness is there but I’m nitpicking so that you are aware of it. The shimmer fallout for me personally is the most annoying thing because it affects the order in which I apply my makeup.
Hopefully this post helped if you were wondering about this palette, or even about any of the palettes I mentioned in this post. Tarte is such a great brand, even if you’re not ever crazy about the packaging, you just can’t go wrong with their product.