It was love at first sight with the Tarte Rainforest After Dark Colored Clay Eye & Cheek Palette. It was on my on my mind all the time and I could not be more excited to have it in my life (total beauty crush). This has everything I need in one beautifully packaged place, making it one of my favorite palettes of all time. If this beauty hasn’t seduced you yet – it will be by the end of this post.
The eyeshadows are nicely pigmented and easy to work with. There are three matte shades; Bare to Explore, Tan-gled Up in You, Don’t Turn A-Brown, and three shimmery shades; Make a Mauve, Plum Away with Me and Up to No Gold. I would tell you which shades I use the most but I really do use all of them equally, the amount of shimmer and darker shadows I use just increases for my night makeup. These colours work amazingly well together and blend so easily – every beauty lover’s dream.
The blush gives me gorgeous rosy cheeks. The infamous Essie Button has raved about the Tarte blushes for a while but if you need a second opinion; they really are great. The blush is in the shade Unleashed, a warm pink, and is very pigmented with good lasting power. I’m wearing it now but I can also see it being a go-to blush for me in the fall.
Probably my favorite products in the bunch are the bronzer and highlighter. The bronzer is the matte Park Avenue Princess shade; I’ve been using it to contour and to give my face a bit more warmth. Even though I’m using it on my tanned face, I think it will still work as a contour on my paler winter skin…we will soon find out. The highlighter in Champagne is light and just shimmery enough to nicely accentuate the top of my cheeks. The blush, bronzer and highlighter combo in this palette is unreal, they look amazing together.
Palettes with eye and cheek colours are so handy to have and they’re even better when all the products are winners. Even though it’s quite big it’s also very thin, which makes it easy to travel with. This is also great if you want an introduction to Tarte products; at $46 from Sephora it’s great value for money. If you’re only going to buy one palette, I recommend this one.