Not only do they apply and blend seamlessly, but each shade is infused with Amazonian clay for longer wear and to prevent smudging. Here are all 12 shades swatched for your viewing pleasure:
And this is the look I created — a simple but glam look that took me around seven minutes. On lazier days, I’ll pop on just one or two shades and call it a day. That’s the beauty of this palette — you can easily dress your looks up or down.
I used a fluffy eye brush to sweep Funny Girl (shimmering champagne) all over my lids, a flatter but still fluffy crease brush to work Smarty Pants (matte tan) and then Rebel (matte chestnut brown) into my creases for definition and a transitional shade for the star of the show — Firecracker (shimmering copper bronze), which I plopped onto the outer half of both lids with another fluffy brush.
After blending all of the previous shades together with a clean brush, I topped it all off with some Charmer (matte off white) to highlight my brow bones and accentuate my shaped and filled-in brows, and finally Leader (matte deep brown) as eyeliner, which I applied with an angled eye brush.
The best part about this palette doesn’t come until you’re ready to take it off. After wearing my shadows all day, I saw no smudging (which typically shows up along my lower lashline) or weird creasing, and the colors looked just as pigmented and sharp as they did when they were first applied — and that, my friends, deserves a major brava.
Tarte is no stranger to winning Readers’ Choice Awards. Top off your look with a few other winners, like the Shape Tape Contour Concealer, and Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara, and your favorite red lip — and you’ve got yourself a look that appears like it took more effort and time than it actually did.