Rated 4.75 out of 5 stars
I was nervous about this palette. I'd seen some people post eye looks using it and their looks tended to seem a bit splotchy? I hate to say it.. but their splotchy looks were all user error. This palette has great shades that fit well together, blend well, and wear beautifully. Even though the rows seem to correspond to one another, you can easily mix shades from different rows to create gorgeous combinations.
The color names are so inspiration. To name a few: Force of Nature, Super Mom, Power Player, Bombshell. I'm all about positive affirmations so this tickles me to death.
The packaging is metallic which makes it a bit difficult to read the color names in the right lighting. However, that's the only flaw in the packaging. The packaging is small and thin and the square shape is nice compared to the typical rectangles. The cover is pretty but the mirror is the real wow-factor. First off, the mirror is huge. It takes up the whole inside of the lid, which is a rarity and the square shape is more useful than what I'm use to *looking at you Naked palettes*. Finally, the mirror sits up at about a 90 degree angle. It is PERFECT for sitting the palette in your palm while applying your shadows.
I was so excited to try this palette, but it left me extremely disappointed. The color payoff is very poor, especially when compared to my UD shadows, and it creased within 20 minutes of applying! (My skin is not oily, none of my MAC, NYX or UD shadows crease ever) I used eyelid primer and setting spray, so this is just an awful product. I will be returning it and not buying Tarte shadows again. Even NYX shadows last longer and show up better, for a much lower price.
Susan from NH
Nice selection of matte shadows. I don't think I would spend this much on shadows again - these are nothing different from drugstore.
Barbara from virginia Beach, Va
I have only tried several of the shades,, Probably wont use all of the colors. So far it is working well. Easy to apply. Wish it had less choices.
Chandra from Oklahoma
I usually take this as my only eyeshadow on trips for work or personal. The colors are very nude and flattering on my fair & cool skin tone. They can be built up for night or applied light for daytime. The mirror in the case is awesome and means i don't have to pack a mirror separately. The only con is that the lightest colors tend to look a bit chalky after application. It's not noticeable to anyone besides me.
I am 34, fair/light skin tone, with very clearly cool undertones.
Tina14 from Colorado
I love this palette. Lately I've been into more clean looking makeup and I love that this is all matte and neutral. They blend beautifully and you can create so many different looks. I like how they coordinated the shades in 3 rows for easy use. I use this every day, so it's worth the price to me. The only shade that I've had issues with is 'Dreamer', it blends out super patchy for some reason, but all the other shades blend out easily and last all day without creasing.
Terry from Flagstaff, Az
Good pigments and last all day! Love the variety of colors all in one compact!
Hannah from Ohio
Love the colors in this palette, although I avoid many of the colors as they are a bit dark for daily use. They're very pigmented and blend easily. Smells like chocolate, which is nice.
Donna in Louisiana from Baton Rouge, Louisiana
I've been using this palette for a year now. It is great for everyday and special occasions. The pigment is awesome, application is smooth and it blends so beautifully. But I am writing my review today for a different reason. I did my makeup this morning for an event then went swimming for the rest of the day. When I went to shower after my pool day, my eyeshadow was still in perfect condition!! It was amazing!! Its not common for this to happen, especially in our southern heat, humidity and other factors. I had to come on here and sing its praises!! Will definitely be forever a Tarte fan. 🥰
Nikki from Mesa, AZ
This palette is great for everyday looks! I wear it for work and I even wore it to a family photo shoot. Love it!
I love this palette for travel and nude looks. Its so rare to find ONE palette that has great matte nude shades and has a mirror and is a solid palette. This is a staple that i will not go without.
Shannon from Ridgefield, WA
Love the colors
ABarr from Georgia
This is, hands down, the best palette I've purchased. The colors are just *chef's kiss* …
Peggy from Moses lake EA
I really like the eyeshadow palette it's great I'm always looking for matte Shadows they are hard to find this one is great has all matte at neutral colors great for my Mature eyes.
Ramah from Burlington, KY
Beautiful colors and they stay on all day
Christine from Nampa, Idaho
The colors on this palette are flattering and it's easy to apply.
Victoria from Nashua NH
had mine for 6 years so i should probably get a new one but it's a staple
Dawn from Wellsboro, PA
I am older and I love how they have no shimmer to any of the eyeshadows.
Kim from Lima, ohio
Shadows glide on like butter and stay all day!!! Such a versatile color palette, you can go from natural looking to smoky to dramatic. Love love love it !
Rachel from Nevada, USA
Just received this palette that I've had my eye on for a long while. I did my research and read all ingredients closely before purchasing, but the second I opened this I was confused by an overwhelming sweet scent. I expected a product with no added fragrance per the ingredients list…. Had a look at the actual box and Tarte does list both vanillin and vanilla extract. Ulta seems to have left these out online. I'll be returning this since I can't use fragranced products (especially on my eyes) and don't really want my eyelids smelling like cake batter anyway. Probably quality shadows, but just a heads up for anyone who also avoids eyeball perfume.
LuAnn from New York
I have been using multiple palettes to achieve what this one palette has. The colors are rich and can achieve a day look to a dramatic evening look.
Hilary from Chandler AZ
I liked the shades in the store but I love them even more once I was able to actually try them on. I almost passed on this but I am so glad that I didn't. Great colors. I have blue/grey eyes and I am THRILLED with now they make my eyes pop. Give this a try.
Araceli from Fresno, CA
I had received this palette as a hand-me-down and I loved it. The issue is I had it since before the Pandemic. Now, I went to pamper myself and replace it with a whole new Palette and I love it even more! Soft and smells like chocolate! Long lasting and won't smudge, for me. I believe I will continue to purchase this same palette for as long as the company supplies it.
Kimber from Tennessee
Love this palette. Aging eyes need matte colors and this one delivers. The color scheme is also a lifelong go to for my blue eyes and dark hair!!
Miminms from Mississippi
I'm always looking for this to be on sale, as I've tried many many eyeshadow sets and I keep coming back to this one. Love the mattes and the colors.
Sarah from texas
Mary from Texas
I was looking for the colors I found in this pallette.The colors ranged from base colors to very intense accent colors like deep purple. Very happy with my selection….I love Tarte eyeshadows.