Tarte Cosmetics – Make Believe In Yourself Palette – Unicorn Palette

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A beautiful, one-stop palette for adding a touch of shimmer and sparkle.

I got this palette while I got my Grav3yard Girl’s Swamp Queen palette, as they were both on offer. I had been eyeing up this palette since its launch as I love anything Unicorn themed, and this collection was beautiful.

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I snapped this one up on Tartes pre-holiday sale, and fell completely in love with it. It’s an eye and cheek palette, as the white pan in the middle is a silvery highlighter which glides on to let your inner Unicorn glow! It also has ten eyeshadows, one matte and the rest shimmery and glittery! They have pretty much one shade of each colour so it is my one stop shop for adding a bit of sparkle to my makeup looks.

My current favourite shades are fairy, pixie and dream, as they are very pigmented and add a lovely pop of colour to my eye shadows. The one matte shade is a salmon-pink shad called myth, which is a very complimentary shade to the other shimmery eye shadows, and can be used as an all over lid base for them.

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These shades are all individually beautiful, and each as highly pigmented as the next. This level of pigmentation allows for a lot of colour pay off for little product, which will make these last a while before you hit pan!

Bottom Line: One stop palette for all of your Unicorn shimmery needs!

Price: £37 at Tarte Cosmetics(Currently on sale for £22!!!)

Rating: *****

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TARTE COSMETICS – Swamp Queen Palette – Grav3yard Girl Collaboration

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Well, well, well, looks like a Queen is reigning! 

I have a few Tarte Cosmetics palettes and products, and I have to say, this has become my favourite to travel with. This palette is the perfect face and eye palette due to the complimenting shades of blusher, bronzer, highlighter and eyeshadows.

This palette is the brainchild of Grav3yardGirl, who hopefully you all know of due to her unique and quirky personality, and pays homage to her home state of Texas. The palette has unique shade names such as ‘dogman’, ‘gator wings’, and ‘does this thing really work?’. If you’re wondering, yes it does really work.

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This palette boasts a beautiful gold highlight, which is the most pigmented highlighter I have ever used – it’s literally like painting my face with gold, and I love it. 

The blusher is a lovely rosy pink with gold reflect shimmer which is perfect as standalone as the shimmer is eye catching enough, or team it up with the gold highlight for ultimate glow!

The bronzer is a lovely warm brown shade, which is sadly slightly orange, so use it sparingly and not as your base contour otherwise you’ll end up a gilded tangerine…

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This palette has nine incredible eye shadow shades, which have been displayed horizontally in complimentary trios. They are made up of two light neutral matte shades and seven shimmering shadows in warm toned plums, browns and oranges. Together they are a lovely selection of base, crease and lid shades to mix and match or use the complimentary shades for your desired look. The palette also comes with a soft, closely packed brown eye shadow brush which is handy for adding the shimmer shadows to your look, as opposed to blending the shades!

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Bottom Line: Lovely, warm toned, highly pigmented eye shadow shades to create a vast array of everyday looks, or darken with the smokey shades for glam nighttime looks when teamed up with the complimentary blusher, bronzer and highligher. This is the ultimate travel palette!

Price: £37 at Tarte Cosmetics(Currently on sale for £22!!!)

Rating: *****

Tarte Cosmetics – Tarteist Pro Eyeshadow Palette

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LOOK AT THOSE SHADES! Need I say any more?!

I’ve been eyeing up this bad boy for months, so whilst my sister was away in Florida, she picked it up for me from Sephora – and I am so glad she did!

Firstly, the packaging is sleek and beautiful with the traditional black and gold colour scheme that oozes sophistication. It boasts a huge mirror to aid on the go application, which is handy for travelling.

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It has sixteen matte shades in a beautiful assortment of colours, ranging from bright pink to subtle nudes. It also has four shimmer and glitter shades that can be used to create more glamorous looks.

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These eye shadows are made with clay, that aids their longevity – ensuring highly pigmented looks that last a long while. They smell beautiful – kind of earthy but sweet, it makes me want to eat them all up!

It’s a shame these colours are bland in a way, with no shade exactly standing out, but it does make it a handy everyday staple for muted looks!

Bottom Line: Lovely, nude high pigmented shades to create muted everyday looks. The stereotypical nude shades make it a good everyday palette – but not the palette for those into more adventurous looks.

Price: £41 at Tarte Cosmetics.

Rating: ****