Lately, I have been reaching for eyeshadow palettes instead of my single eyeshadow pans. I have been creating full looks with just one palette! I am absolutely in love with the Anastasia Beverly Hills “Modern Renaissance” palette! In my eyes it can do no wrong. With the Modern Renaissance palette I can do a variety of different looks. So when traveling it’s typically what’s been in tow; however, this new palette by Tarte is definitely taking versatile to a new level.
The buzz on this palette began when it was revealed to a group of influencers in Bora Bora. It was actually launched with a highlighter/contour palette. I intend on buying that next. After it was released a lot of mixed reviews began to swirl about its’ performance. So I had to see for myself. First things first, the “Tarteist PRO” palette retails for $53.o. It can be found on Tarte.com, Sephora, and Ulta. The packaging on this palette is sleek and simple. It’s durable with a matte black plastic cover with a shiny gold finished case. If you despise fingerprint smudges the packing may bother you; however, on the bright side this palette has a huge quality mirror and you can always wipe the smudges away. The palette consists of 20 beautiful shadows-16 matte and 4 micro shimmer. Each eyeshadow’s net weight is 1g/0.035; which in comparison to the “Tartelette” palette t is slightly smaller. On the other hand, with this palette you get 8 more shadows. Honestly, I feel the consistency of the eyeshadow is the same, tried and true, Tarte formula.
The shadows are quite opaque, stiff and very powdery but there isn’t any fall out. The matte shadows blends out so well together. I would not recommend using fingertips with the matte shades. I find it goes on rather patchy without a brush. The micro shimmers are a different story. They go smoothly regardless of the tool used. When using the micro shimmer shadows I spritz MAC Fix+ onto the brush for a more foiled appeal. The palette’s color scheme is full of warm and cool rustic shades. It is definitely brown-girl friendly and appeals to all skin tones. The shade “Innocent” actually is like a flesh tone color for me and blends seamlessly into my skin. I use this shade in the crease before going into with other colors and to set my eyeshadow primer.
Overall this palette is great, it can be used for all occasion day to night. If you have it already please share your thoughts!