Today I have for you, the Tarte (Limited-Edition) Tarteist Contour Palette. First lets talk about the aesthetics; gorgeous, right? It’s definitely the best looking palette I own and due to the pleasant aroma of hot cocoa that takes over your senses when opened; it’s the best smelling contour palette as well. (light, not too heavy on the chocolate notes)
The circumference of the palette is nearly 4 1/2″, 3/4″ deep and quite sturdy. It’s very well made &high quality. The compact is mirrored and contains 6 scrumptious shades: A white, nearly translucent shade, 1 correcting shade, 1 highlighting shade, a blush and two contouring shades.
The shades are very nice too. It’s a no glitter palette, including the highlight shade which has a very fine, light reflecting gleam. The texture of the powders are very fine, smooth and not quite creamy like the Anastasia Palette but can give you a more sheer contour b/c of this, if you prefer.
As far as the shade range and tone goes: if you own either the NYX palette or the Anastasia palette in light/Medium, the peachy/pink highlighter and yellow corrector are a bit lighter in the Tarte palette than that of the NYX and Anastasia versions. The lighter contour shade is nearly identical to Anastasia’s ‘Fawn’ contour shade (bottom row, center in the light/medium palette.) It just goes on a bit less intense with one pass. The darker contour shade is a bit darker and much cooler than any shade in my Anastasia Palette. It’s a great shadow mimicking shade.
white, correct, highlight (sans primer/foundation)
Blush, contour 3 & 4
This is a great palette, the differences between this and other great multi shade contour palettes is subtle. The texture of Anastasia powders are second to none but I kind of like that this one is a bit more sheer…a little less blending to do. It’s a bit more fine and smooth than the Nyx Cosmetics version but not too different. Some of you may prefer a darker, more yellow, correcting shade if you have substantial dark circles under your eyes. Because the included shades work well for me, a blush is included and the scent and packaging are so fun; it’s definitely a favorite product of mine!
In light of my love for Tarte; who else is swooning over their two newest collections: Rainforest of the Sea & Double Duty Beauty?
(Photo courtesy of Tarte’s Website)
You can safely bet I will be purchasing and reviewing much from this collection…and my purchasing will begin today due to Tarte’s Leap Day sale! From now until 9:00 PM Eastern you can get $10.00 off $50.00 – $20.00 off $75.00 & $30.00 off $100.00 + free shipping!
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