Friday, August 5, 2011
REVIEW: Tarte For True Blood Palette
So i have a review for you guys and its for the Tarte for True Blood Palette
I got this palette for my birthday and i must say im pretty glad i did get it :) So the initial packaging has a really pretty design. I dont think its very "True Blood"-esque until you actually open the palette. I felt that the "corset" type lace is more like a "Moulin Rouge" thing but it still has that vampiric vibe to it.
So theres a little drawer similar to the Urban Decay Book of Shadows that they always release each year except for shadows, they have a mini size of their Lights, Camera, Lashes! Mascara in Black, Lifted Natural Eye Primer and the EmphasEYES Aqua-Gel Eyeliner in Black.
I Havent tried out the mascara but i have used the primer and the eyeliner. First of all, the eyeliner is AMAZING! the most pigmented thing in the world! Its super creamy and its amazing for smudging. This coming from the girl who hates smudging eyeliner. It does have a kind of "wet" feeling at first but once its dry, or when you set it, it will NOT move which is kinda impressive.
As for the primer, nothing really much to say about it. It is a lot less sticky than the UDPP and i feel like it does last a little bit longer than the UDPP.
As for the shadows, it comes with 17 full sized (i believe) shadows that are exclusive to the palette, and They are named perfectly for the palette. With names such as "V", "Glamour Me" and "Waitress". It fits the True Blood persona perfectly. I said that i didnt feel like it was very True Blood, but when i opened the shadows and the inside, THEN i felt that vampire thing :)
As for the shadows themselves, they are a little bit "hard" as compared to other brands like Urban Decay or Wet n Wild even. Nonetheless, they were still quite pigmented. Now for the colors in the palette, i feel like there are a LOT of useable colors here in the palette. Out of the 17 shadows, i would say 11 are great for everyday. The only "colors" for me are "V", Noctural, Moss, Glamour Me, and Immortal are the only ones that i feel like i wouldnt be able to use everyday but other than that, theyre all useable colors.
Another thing that i LOVE about these shadows is that there are shades here with big glitter particles, similar to some Urban Decay Shadows like Midnight Cowboy Rides Again or Sidecar (For those with the Naked Palette) The one difference between the shadows is that the Tarte glitter chunks DONT fall too much. I found that they stayed on my eyelid for the duration of my make up.
Other than the awesome palette, Tarte was nice enough to add in this little booklet where you can duplicate some of the looks from the show, i thought that was a nice touch
Final Thoughts? I Really do like this palette. Other than the fact that im a die hard True Blood fan, and that im a die hard Make Up fan, this palette was made for me and to all the millions who watch it. I would give it an A
So how do you guys feel about this palette? let me know in the comments :)
- Jemimah <3