Traditional Smoky Eye
|Top to Right: Celebrity, Superstar, Luminary, Opening Night|
|Left to Right: Celebrity, Superstar, Luminary, Opening Night|
|Top to Right: Talent, Idol, Cameo, Virtuoso|
|Left to Right: Talent, Idol, Cameo, Virtuoso|
Plum Smoky Eye
|Left to top: Stardom, Icon, Siren, Major|
|Left to right: Major, Siren, Icon, Stardom|
|Left to Top: Fame, Big Break, Toast, VIP|
|Left to Right: VIP, Toast, Big Break, Fame|
|Left to Top: Popular, Timeless, Trophy, Prestige|
|Left to Right: Trophy, Prestige, Popular, Timeless|
|Left to Top: Ingénue, Prima Donna, Diva, Leading Lady|
|Left to Right: Leading Lady, Diva, Ingénue, Prima Donna|
|Left to Right: Bronzer in Park Avenue Princess, Blush in Glory, Blush in Starlet, Shimmering Powder in Rose|
|Left to Right: Park Avenue Princess, Glory, Starlet, Rose|
Onto the colors. There are a lot of shimmery colors and a lot of matte colors which is nice to see in a large palette like this. The matte colors tend to be lighter and therefore less pigmented but that's ok too as the mini palettes aren't all overpowering. The shimmery colors tend to be amazingly pigmented, especially the cooler ones.
I spent a lot of time debating whether to get this or the Lorac palette that was along the same lines as this. I had never tried Lorac and I wanted to, but then again I've had such fantastic luck with Tarte so far that I knew I wanted this one. In the end I went with what I knew and I'm pleased I did. Not only did I get a bunch of new eyeshadows handily arranged in matching groups of four, I also got four cheek colors and two mascaras.
The cheek colors are amazing. I've wanted to try the amazonian clay blushes for a long time and based on the two that are in this palette I think I will order some more. The pigmentation on them is spectacular. The bronzer is also very nice, but the highlighter is probably my favorite. It's that perfect shade of pinky glow that I look for in a highlighter.
The mascara is great too. The lights camera lashes mini will be the third lights camera lashes mini that I have received. You won't hear me complaining though as it is my favorite mascara. I also love that they included a lash primer in the set. I currently use a Clinique lash primer but it is nice to have another one for when I'm on the go!
I love this set. If it is still available I would recommend it to anyone who wants a ton of makeup! Please leave questions and comments and subscribe!