Tarte – Puttin’ On the Glitz (Walk in the Park)

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My Thoughts:

Unfortunately, this set is discontinued and since the company never took the time to give ay of these shadows in the sets any names, I numbered and lettered them. There is no reference for me to make to these colors on their other eye shadows because they don’t sell individual eyeshadow pans. That’s probably my only issue with this brand and Too Faced, is they force us to repurchase an entire palette when we run out of an eyeshadow.

Performance/Wear:                          ★/5

All of these shadows have pigment power so a little more light-handed than usual when picking up product, especially with the darker eyeshadows. The formula feels so silky and luxurious when I apply them and the blend as easy as butter. The smell of these is a bit off-putting, but it does dissipate, thankfully. I prefer to use the designated bronzer on the bottom as an eyeshadow because that bad boy is WAY too shimmery to pass off as a bronzer. There is a bit of a fallout issue so it’s a good thing I always do my eye makeup first, that way it’s easier to wipe up than having to redo my face makeup. This is a wonderful daily palette because of it’s mostly-neutral tones. The compact size makes it great for traveling because it takes up way less room in a luggage bag than most other palettes. The shadows seem to work better and last longer over the Too Faced – Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer than the Urban Decay – Eyeshadow Primer Potion (Anti-Aging), although both primers are great nonetheless. For what I paid, this palette and the set it came in was so worth it, and they threw in a How-To guide!

As I mentioned earlier, the shadows were not technically named so I “named” them by 2 columns and 3 rows as the following:

  • Column 1 consists of 1A, 1B, & 1C and the swatches are below:

    • 1A:
      • Shimmer
      • Dark forest green color
      • Great for lining lashes to make them look more dense
      • Also, nice to set liquid eyeliner with for a hint of color since it looks close to black when I apply it for some reason

    • 1B:
      • Shimmer
      • Hot Chocolate color
      • Perfect for either just the crease or the outer ‘V’

    • 1C:
      • Matte
      • Off-white color
      • I use this color the most to set my eyeshadow primer for any look I use with this palette

  • Column 2 consists of 2A, 2B, & 2C and the swatches are below:

  • 2A:
    • Matte
    • Dark Chocolate color
    • Adds drama and depth to eye looks
    • Can double as a brow powder if you’re in a pinch
    • Line upper lashes to make them looker fuller

 

  • 2B:
    • Matte
    • Neutral-tan color
    • Ideal transition color for this palette

  • 2C:
    • Shimmer
    • Ivory color
    • Great use for highlighting brow bones and inner eye corners
    • Gorgeous pop of shimmer to make any look stand out

  • And last, but not least, the super shiny bronzer with a fallout problem:
    • Shimmer
    • Desert sand color
    • Best if used as eyeshadow and not bronzer

 

 

 

 

 

Price:                                                   ★/5

I don’t remember the exact price I paid for this, but I knew it was a steal! Its value was double its price and it was on sale so I scored some major wins with this! Apologies for not having an exact number to do the math on the actual value of this palette.

Packaging:                                          /5

Eh, could’ve been better. The magnets to keep the palettes closed are pretty strong, by the cloth texture makes me uncomfortable because of all the bacteria it absorbs and there’s no way to remove it. The clutch that the set came with is cute and chic, but I don’t know any sensible person that would take a makeup palette with them for the day or the night out. Most people only bring a lipstick, so I appreciate the cute idea, but it was useless. The pans are nice and large making it way easier to keep a clean palette and keeps me from accidentally picking up another color.

 

Pros:

  • Neutral color scheme
  • Large pans
  • Very pigmented
  • Compact size
  • Sturdy packaging (strong magnets & thick plastic case)

Cons:

  • Bad initial smell
  • Cloth outer material
  • Fallout
  • No mirror

Texture:                                  Pressed powders

Scent:                                      Chemical

Recommend?                         Sure

Size:                                         Eyeshadows: 0.07 oz. x 6, Bronzer: 0.17 oz.

 

2 Comments on “Tarte – Puttin’ On the Glitz (Walk in the Park)

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