Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Tarte Rainforest of The Sea Eye Shadow Palette

This post is about Spring Shadows.  Last week, when we had our two days of sun I decided to do something different with my eyes, I felt like I didn't want anything too heavy so I went straight for a palette that I bought months ago but haven't really used.  It's called Tarte Rainforest of The Sea and it was a special edition.

Tarte aren't available in the UK unless you go to the QVC website and they only have certain products.  I had to send away for it but the Tarte website is great and they seem to have loads of items on sale most of the time so it's worth a look.  Ironically, when I was in New York in October I went into Sephora determined to buy something from Tarte but nothing grabbed me at the time so I came away empty handed.

Rainforest of the Sea feels like a very luxurious product, mainly because the compact is quite heavy and feels substantial.  It's also got a very pretty lid in mermaid colours, blue, turquoise and purple.  There's also a mirror which is invaluable if you want to take it with you.  I wasn't fussed that there was not an eye shadow applicator included, I rarely use the ones that come with the product, I use an eye shadow brush at home and if I'm out and need to reapply I use my fingertip!

For a base I use the pale colour Sand and put either Mermaid or Wave over the top.  You can see the names of the colours on the photo below.  Seashell is a lovely pinky/gold colour and is really pretty by itself or on top of a darker colour.  Abyss and Reef are excellent for adding a bit of colour to the outer corners and for a top and bottom line as a liner.  The colours are quite pale so to build up colour you need to load the brush a bit.  I found there was very little fall out too and it did stay on my lids (I did use an eye shadow primer, I think it was by Hard Candy).

I think the thing that drew me to this palette is that there are a mixture of darker and lighter shades, some with a little shimmer, some more matte.  I don't tend to wear a lot of sparkle on my eyelids anymore because it tends to emphasise the ageing bits I want to disguise (weird crepey lines on my lids) but these colours are great because it's very subtle.  You get a shimmer, not a full on massive glittery sparkle.  It's also a good beginner palette, nothing too heavy, variety of subtle colours but darker shades that can be built upon to create smoky looks or darker eyes if required.  

Tarte Rainforest of The Sea is £30.00 on www.tartecosmetics.com.  I wouldn't normally spend £30.00 on one palette but I do feel like this was worth it, there's nothing plasticky about it, it's a good product and the colours are great.  I can see myself adding to my Tarte collection in the future!

Tarte Rainforest of The Sea

Tarte Rainforest of The Sea


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