Saturday, August 1, 2009

Tarte Femme Naturale palette

I haven't made a Sephora order in a while, but I decided to last week and I got two things; the Tarte Femme Naturale palette and the Too Faced Natural Eye palette (I'm a huge sucker for neutrals) and I got both of these suckers this week. I generally like Tarte's palettes in theory because they come with handy little look cards for the colors inside the palette. This palette came with 10 shades of eyeshadow, a dual ended eyeliner, and a dual ended brush. The colors inside this palette are quite pretty as well, and comes in a mix of matte and shimmer shades encased in a reuseable magnetic palette.
For the most part, these shades have decent pigmentation (some are on the sheerer side) and blendability, but the two middle shades in both rows had a somewhat grittier texture, which I think shows in my swatches. On the lid, however, they aplly and blend just fine, but it kind of reminds me of some of MAC's grittier pigments. (and yes, I spelled the name of the palette wrong, but was too lazy to change it)

The look card: click for full size

I actually forgot to swatch the eyeliners in this palette..and I'll add them in later,but both colors are smooth and pretty, and the dual ended brush is a really nice brush as well (it's really soft). Overall, I think it's a pretty decent deal for 10 full sized eyeshadows, eyeliners, and a brush. However, I just cant pull off the darker pink, and I kind of felt that it would look better on lighter skintones (I'm currently NC30-35). Additionally, the quality of the shadows in the palette suck in comparison to Tarte's permanent ones (though still decent), so mine's going back.


  1. this is beautiful.. I'm kind of wishing I bought this one instead of the Femme Fatale palette.