Wednesday, August 30, 2017

*NEW* Tarte Fall 2017 | Limited Edition Make Magic Happen & Dream Big Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palettes: Review and Swatches

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Tarte Make Magic Happen & Dream Big Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palettes: Review and Swatches
For Fall 2017, Tarte has released quite a handful of gorgeous mini eyeshadow palettes and I've been testing out a couple of them for the past few days. So today, I want to share with you some swatches and my review of the Dream Big and the Make Magic Happen Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette. To read on, click......
Tarte Make Magic Happen & Dream Big Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palettes: Review and Swatches
Tarte | Make Magic Happen (Left) & Dream Big (Right) Eyeshadow Palette
Tarte Dream Big Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette: Review and Swatches
Tarte | Dream Big Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette
Tarte | Dream Big Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette ($39 CAD):
Housed in a small, travel-friendly compact with a reflective golden finish, the Dream Big palette comes with a total of eight eyeshadow shades, two at 1.8g and six at 1.1g. The overall color scheme is natural but still quite rich and exuberant. You get two mattes and the rest are shimmers/metallics.
Tarte Dream Big Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette: Review and Swatches
Tarte | Dream Big Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette
Formulation-wise, the palette is really impressive! All the shades are very pigmented, easy-to-build, and highly blendable. The shadows also have a very yummy, sweet, vanilla fragrance, which took me by surprise. I personally think the shade selection is very versatile and easy to combine, although I would have liked a lighter highlighting shade. See below for a breakdown of all eight shades.
Tarte Dream Big Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette: Review and Swatches
Tarte | Dream Big Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette
This Is It: A deep rose gold shimmer, This Is It is super pigmented and creamy.
All In: My favorite out of the palette, All In is a stunning coppery rose metallic. The pigmentation is off the charts and the texture is just so rich and creamy.
Go For It: When I saw this soft matte brown in the palette, I was expecting it to be very chalky and uneven. However, Go For It is surprisingly pigmented albeit slightly drier than the other shades. The color also wears a bit deeper than it appears in the pan, taking on a darker brown hue.
Tarte Dream Big Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette: Review and Swatches
Tarte | Dream Big Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette
You Can: A cool-tone sparkly gold, You Can is pigmented and creamy.
Happening: A unique pink-plum shimmer, Happening is another very intense and buttery shade.
Hustle: Appearing as a dark brown with pink and golden micro-shimmers in the pan, Hustle swatches a lot darker than expected. The formulation is not as creamy but the pigmentation is very good!
Tarte Dream Big Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette: Review and Swatches
Tarte | Dream Big Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette
Ambitious: The staple base color, Ambitious is a soft beige cream. The pigmentation is fantastic and the texture is creamy and non-chalky.
Risktaker: A high-shine pink champagne, Risktaker is super pigmented and buttery smooth.

Below is a look I created using the palette. As you can see, the pigmentation of the shadows is just amazing! I think I may have got a little carried away and used one too many colors but the shadows are just so gorgeous that I wanted to use them all!
Tarte Dream Big Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette: Review and Swatches
Tarte | Dream Big Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette
Tarte Make Magic Happen Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette: Review and Swatches
Tarte | Make Magic Happen Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette
Tarte | Make Magic Happen Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette ($42 CAD):
Housed in a golden compact that's similar but larger than the Dream Big palette, the Make Magic Happen Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette features nine eyeshadow shades weighing at 1.3g each. It's interesting to note that this palette is made in Italy while the Dream Big palette is made in the US.
Tarte | Make Magic Happen Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette
Inside the palette, you get a total of four mattes and five satin shimmers. The overall formulation is superb, the shadows have a rich, creamy texture that reminds me a lot of the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Palettes (Vol. I & Vol. II). The color selection here is quite neutral and I love how the palette includes every shade you need to create a full eye makeup look. See below for a breakdown of all the shades.
Tarte Make Magic Happen Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette: Review and Swatches
Tarte | Make Magic Happen Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette
Imagine: A soft creamy ivory, Imagine is matte but smooth and pigmented. This is the perfect natural highlight shade in my opinion.
Abracadabra: A warm coppery bronze, Abracadabra is super pigmented and buttery smooth.
Charm: This is a sparkly dusty pink. The pigmentation is on the sheerer side but the color gives the lids a really pretty wash of shimmer.
Tarte Make Magic Happen Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette: Review and Swatches
Tarte | Make Magic Happen Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette
Twinkle Twinkle: A simple shimmery gold, Twinkle Twinkle is very pigmented and creamy.
Enchantment: This is a soft pink beige matte that works perfectly as an all-over-the-lid color. Similar to Imagine, the shadow is pigmented and smooth despite being matte.
Believe It: A sophisticated taupe-gray matte, Believe It is slightly sheer but easy to blend.
Tarte Make Magic Happen Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette: Review and Swatches
Tarte | Make Magic Happen Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette
Impress: This is a deep chocolate brown with a subtle sprinkling of tiny golden sparkles. The formulation is very pigmented albeit a tad patchy.
Fantasy: This is a pretty champagne gold. Similar to Abracadabra, the formulation is extremely pigmented and creamy.
Miracles: A soft matte plum, Miracles is slightly patchy but highly blendable.
Tarte Make Magic Happen Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette: Review and Swatches
Tarte | Make Magic Happen Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette
Overall, these are two fantastic mini palettes from Tarte. I feel like we are constantly inundated with large, 12 to 20 shade palettes so it's actually quite refreshing to see something purse-friendly that contain all the shades you would need to create a full eye makeup look. In terms of formulation, these shadows are phenomenal as well! I think Tarte palettes have been kind of hit and miss for me but the shadows in these two are pigmented and silky smooth.
What are your thoughts on the Dream Big and Make Magic Happen palettes? Are you a fan of smaller palettes like these? Share with me in the comments below!

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