I️ got this palette not because of the shades as they are quite common and can easily be found among any brand whether it be high end or drug store. However after purchasing the Tarteist Pro palette I’ve learned that the pigment and the creaminess can hardly be replicated by any other brand.
Tarte shadows blend unbelievable well regardless of what brush you’re using or what look you’re going for.
nally I️ use the Morphe crease brush along the hood of my eyes because the point of the brush creates a very defined area for me to work with. With Asian slightly hooded eyes, the hardest part is carving out the shape of where the shadow should be applied and the Morphe brush works effortlessly.
I️ use an all over blender brush from IT Cosmetics at Ulta to blend out the outer corner. (By far the only brush I️ trust to complete an all around blend regardless of brand of shadow, although I️ notice high end shadows prevent creasing a bit more.)
For the inner corner I️ typically like to use a light shade whether it be matte or shimmer and I️ always use my finger. I️ use the regular Urban Decay potion primer for all over the lid and after the blending of the edges I️ then apply another UD Primer in the shade Sin to make sure the shimmer stands out as much as possible.
As you can probably tell from the photo, the shades aren’t as ‘toasted’ or red as it would appear. It’s very similar to the new Naked Heat palette from Urban Decay which my last review was on.
I️ would recommend the Tarte Toasted palette based on the quality of the shadows. The shadows are blend easily, smells amazing like always, and can create any warm fall look.
If you’re looking for the amount of shades in the warm copper family, I️ would still recommend the Naked Heat palette purely because of the number of shades available to you. It has a very decent number of matte options compared to the other Naked palettes.
At the end of the day though, if you’re looking for just a handful of shades that are your fundamental copper shades, the Tarte Toasted is a good deal and gives you exactly that!
Other products used: Laneige moisturizer, Benefit Porefessional, Makeup Forever liquid foundation, Benefit They’re Real Eyeliner, Better than Sex mascara, Nars radiant creamy concealer, Various Benefit Brow products, Hoola Bronzer, Anastasia sun kissed glow kit, UD settingspray.