TARTE: Limited-edition tarteist™ x @MakeupShayla Contour Palette

Was this limited edition contour palette worth the hype? Wait, how come this “limited edition” palette is still hanging around the Tarte website. Oh well, at least you can still get it if you want it, hooray for that.

Here are some pictures of what the packaging looks like. Most Tarte products always have nice, solid packaging and this contour palette is no exception.

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The contour palette includes the following shades:

  1. highlight (champagne shimmer highlighter)
  2. correct (matte yellow correcting powder)
  3. soft contour (tan to deep skin tones)
  4. deep contour (deep to rich skin tones)
  5. accentuate (peachy blush)
  6. glow (shimmer bronzer)

SOURCE: tarte.com

The shades are numbered and labelled on the palette, which is a nice little something and the mirror is large. I have got good use out of the mirror so far. Overall, the packaging is very pleasing and pretty to look at. I love the gold, reflective inside!

The close up picture below is exactly what the colours look like in real life.

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My most used colours would be the lighter brown contour shade and the first highlighter shade which I mostly use for the inner corners of my eyes.

The darkest brown contour shade is a little too dark for me so I only use it sometimes for a stronger contour. The blush is hardly used, only because I am not really a blusher-kinda-gal. But there’s nothing wrong with it really. I believe all the colours have a different formula. The blush feels more powdery while the contour and highlight shades feel more creamy, this is not merely a contour palette, it’s more of a face palette really.

The only shade I have an issue with is the yellow corrector shade which I hardly use because it does not suit me as a corrector but it works alright as a shadow. This would be the only shade I do not like at all.

The palette under natural daylight (pic below).

FullSizeRender (19)What made me buy this palette last year?

I was absorbed by the contour trend and figured I’d try it out too but didn’t want to spend too much on a Kat Von D or Anastasia contour palette. So after some contemplation, I felt that this was most suited for my needs back then: fair price point with a good selection of colours.

Below are swatches of all the shades. Left (with flash) and right (without flash). Click on the photos for a closer view.

Here are the shade names again for reference.

  1. highlight (champagne shimmer highlighter)
  2. correct (matte yellow correcting powder)
  3. soft contour (tan to deep skin tones)
  4. deep contour (deep to rich skin tones)
  5. accentuate (peachy blush)
  6. glow (shimmer bronzer)

It is a good palette if you want to learn how to contour and not spend too much on a palette. The bonus is you get a blush and highlighter. The fact that it’s all-in-one makes it convenient for travelling.

Personally, I don’t get much use out of it as I don’t contour on a daily basis. But when I do use it, I am pleased with it.

Either way, it is good for those of you who  want a versatile face palette. Most other contour palettes don’t include a blush and highlighter, so the Tarte palette is a good option if you want an affordable, all-in-one palette.

  • Rating: 3.8 / 5
  • Pros: Includes a blush and highlighter, 6 shades in one palette, affordable.
  • Cons: Not all shades are of good, equal quality.
  • Would I repurchase? No, because by the time I get to the end of it (which I doubt will ever happen), I would have already moved on to other products.
  • Final thoughts: This palette is more suited for those who want a face palette with a good variety.

 

 

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