Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Aqualillies for Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eye And Cheek Palette: Review and Swatches

 As soon as I had seen the Aqualilies palette I knew I had to have it. Tarte I find to be a very expensive brand and I haven't liked the few products of theirs that I have tried. So I took a big risk in spending $46 on this full face palette. To see swatches and the rest of my review click:

First I am going to start off by saying the front design is gorgeous, I absolutely love the style. However, once actually holding the object, the packaging just feels like very cheap and plastic. It didn't quite have the quality I would have expected from a product that costs so much. The value is there tho since the set includes almost everything to do your face with and a single blush costs $31.
The eyeshadows and the blush are probably my favorite part about this set. The shadows are really soft and I even made a dent by pressing down on bikini a bit too hard. I find the shadows very easy to work with and apply quite nicely. I can not say much about waterproof, I don't typically go into water with my makeup on, and I did not find the staying power that great.
The shadows aren't very pigmented and don't always show up well on the lid like they do on the arm. I pair it with a base, my go to "Bad to the Bronze" and I can create a beautiful opal look that wears amazing. I am also not a fan of the bronzer "Park Ave Princess", but that is just because my pale skin does not like any apparently. I also found the highlighter, "champagne" a bit too much on the gold side so it looks a bit strange on. The blush on the other hand, is the perfect peachy pink color and looks so natural on.
The palette is limited edition at Sephora and is a wonderful starting palette or great to get a shimmery opalescent look.

What do you think of the Tarte palette? more money than it is worth?

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