Round-up: Tarte Metallics Shadows

Tarte Metallics Shadows
Tarte Metallics Shadows

Tarte Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a new, limited edition formula (boo!hiss!) that is available in 11 shades. Each eyeshadow comes in an oversized plastic compact with a clear lid, but the eyeshadow pan is actually removable; the only downside is that the pan itself isn’t labeled, so if you move yours into a freestyle palette system, I would make sure to add labels to the bottoms!

The formula is soft, smooth, slightly dense, and very pigmented; a little went a long way, but it wasn’t so soft that it turned powdery or had a lot of fall out to contend with, though there was a little excess kicked up in the pan. They were very blendable and easy to apply to bare skin, and I didn’t notice a difference in payoff or texture when applied over primer or over bare skin. The formula wore between seven and eight hours for me (no primer). I was pleasantly surprised by the consistency and pigmentation of the new formula; I’m disappointed it’s limited edition, and it would been even better if there were more unique shades released as well. I am also a huge fan of them being easy to pop out!

01

Tarte Scarlet

Limited Edition. $14.00/0.07 oz.

Tarte Scarlet Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a deep plum with warm, reddish undertones and a soft, frosted finish.

A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
98%
A

02. Tarte Sinful

Tarte Sinful Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a deep, taupe-brown with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. Read full review.

A

03. Tarte Poker Face

Tarte Poker Face Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark lavender mauve with subtle, warmer undertones and a metallic sheen. Read full review.

A

04. Tarte Dame

Tarte Dame Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium, rosy brown with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. Read full review.

A

05. Tarte Whiskey

Tarte Whiskey Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark, coppery bronze with warm undertones and a frosted finish. Read full review.

A

06. Tarte Scandal

Tarte Scandal Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark copper with warm, red-brown undertones and a pearly sheen. Read full review.

A

07. Tarte Speakeasy

Tarte Speakeasy Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a deep brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. Read full review.

A

08. Tarte Shake Down

Tarte Shake Down Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, dirty golden bronze with warm undertones and a frosted, metallic finish. Read full review.

A-

09. Tarte Grind

Tarte Grind Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark pewter with warm undertones and a frosted finish. Read full review.

A-

10. Tarte Pin-up

Tarte Pin-up Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is an iridescent, white gold with warm undertones and a pinky-peach sheen. Read full review.

B+

11. Tarte Hussy

Tarte Hussy Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a bright, light-medium yellow gold with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. Read full review.

Glossover Breakdown

94%

Average Score
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10
B
1
C
0
D
0
F
0

Glossover Averages

Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
94%
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Week in Review | June 18th through June 24th

Here’s a look at the top 10 products reviewed in the last week, plus a summary of how many products and brands were reviewed and a break out of ratings! 🙂
01

Tarte Scarlet

Limited Edition. $14.00/0.07 oz.

Tarte Scarlet Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a deep plum with warm, reddish undertones and a soft, frosted finish.

A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
98%
A

02. Tarte Sinful

Tarte Sinful Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a deep, taupe-brown with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. Read full review.

A

03. Urban Decay F-Bomb

Urban Decay F-Bomb Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a "classic red [with a Cream finish]." Read full review.

A

04. Tarte Poker Face

Tarte Poker Face Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark lavender mauve with subtle, warmer undertones and a metallic sheen. Read full review.

A

05. Tarte Dame

Tarte Dame Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium, rosy brown with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. Read full review.

A

06. Tarte Whiskey

Tarte Whiskey Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark, coppery bronze with warm undertones and a frosted finish. Read full review.

A

07. Urban Decay Mosh Pit

Urban Decay Mosh Pit Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a "berry plum [with a Comfort Matte finish]." Read full review.

A

08. Urban Decay Sancho

Urban Decay Sancho Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a "deep red shimmer [with a Metallized finish]." Read full review.

A

09. Urban Decay Rock Steady

Urban Decay Rock Steady Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a "deep wine red [with a Cream finish]." Read full review.

A

10. Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace

Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a "deep blood red [with a Cream finish]." Read full review.

Breakdown |
Jun 18, 2016 — Jun 24, 2016

91%

Average Score
A
31
B
11
C
4
D
0
F
0

Total Reviews (46) — Brands Reviewed (5)

Bobbi Brown Afternoon Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Afternoon Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Afternoon Glow Highlighting Powder ($46.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and a luminous, slightly metallic sheen. Lancome Glowing Lights (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Pearl Sunshine (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Quartz (P, $46.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Glint (LE) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals The Premiere (LE, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Rose Gold (LE, $46.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Teasecake (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) is warmer (85% similar). Laura Geller Ballerina (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Laura Mercier Spellbound (LE, $44.00) is warmer (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Aura (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Glow (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It’s a new, limited edition highlighting powder designed to give “high-impact, buildable radiance.” The texture is dense, firm but not difficult to use, with a very smooth, finely-milled consistency that blends out effortlessly. It is a stronger highlighter, so if you prefer very subtle glow, it might not be the right product for you; it is possible to get a very, very light sheen, but it definitely lends itself to a more moderate sheen when applied with a medium-hand and typical highlighter brush. The highlighter had medium, buildable color coverage. It didn’t emphasize pores on me, and it added a little color to my skin tone (light-medium). The highlighter wore well for eight hours before fading.

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Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder Afternoon Glow
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
94%

Tarte Seduce Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte Seduce Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte Seduce Amazonian Clay Blush ($26.00 for 0.20 oz.) is muted, medium rosy plum with warmer undertones and a semi-matte finish. Tarte Exposed (P, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Surratt Beauty La Vie En Rose (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Animal Instincts (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Plum Ombre (LE, $55.00) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Alluring Rose (P, $34.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Puppy Love (P, $10.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Unearthed (LE, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). bareMinerals The Close Call (P, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). LORAC Cinematic (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). KIKO 105 Dark Rose (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Corol #2 (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Laura Geller Roseberry (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Amazonian Clay Blush formula is supposed to have 12-hour wear along with a “supremely soft” texture. It had medium, buildable coverage (up to mostly opaque with two to three layers) paired with a very smooth, soft, lightly dusty consistency that was very easy to work with on the skin as the blush blended out beautifully. As I blended out the powder, it developed a very subtle natural sheen–not enough to make it a satin but just enough to keep it from appearing flat or dry on the skin. I wish I experienced better wear with the formula, because 12-hours is certainly a dream, but it did last for nine hours, which is better than most powder blushes for me. As long as that’s not a deal-breaker, this one could be worth checking out.

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Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Seduce
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7
Application
5
Total
83%

Urban Decay Fall 2016 Launches

Urban Decay Fall 2016 Launches
Urban Decay Fall 2016 Launches


The fall collection features a new eyeshadow palette, along with core additions like Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid, All Nighter Foundation, and Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner.

Availability

July 12th online at Urban Decay, late July everywhere else

Urban Decay Urban Decay Canada Sephora Macy's Nordstrom Beauty.com

The Details

Moondust Eyeshadow Palette | $49.00 | New, Permanent

When we released Moondust Eyeshadow, makeup junkies everywhere went wild. A never-before-seen innovation in shadow, Moondust contains microfine bits of iridescent sparkle for a dazzling effect like no other. Now we’ve got something that will send your glitter addiction into overdrive. Urban Decay introduces our first-ever Moondust Eyeshadow Palette—loaded with eight ALL-NEW shades. Thought you couldn’t be any more obsessed with our most intensely sparkly shadow? Wait until you see what’s inside this highly anticipated palette—it’s like a glimmering lunar rainbow! From Element (a beautiful peach with a cool shifty effect) and Lightyear (a vivid, saturated green) to Galaxy (the perfect smoky blue-gray), we pushed the envelope to create some of our most vibrant, unique Moondust shades yet. Online July 10th at urbandecay.com, in-stores July 14th.

  • Specter Soft pink with tonal sparkle
  • Element Peach with pink shift and sparkle
  • Magnetic Purple with blue sparkle
  • Lightyear Vibrant green with tonal sparkle
  • Granite Gunmetal with multi-colored sparkle
  • Lithium Brown with iridescent 3D sparkle
  • Vega Bright blue with tonal sparkle
  • Galaxy Smoky blue-gray with iridescent 3D sparkle

Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid | $28.00 | New, Permanent

Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid is the next generation of skin perfection and radiance. Use these shades to correct imperfections and play up your best features, all without having to lug around a whole contour kit. Unlike a lot of cream-based color correctors, our liquid formula is easy to use and always blends beautifully—whether you use a little or a lot. Special pigment technology provides a smooth, even application every time. (And we based our formula off of Naked Skin Concealer, so you know it’s weightless and crazy good.)

  • Green Reduces redness
  • Lavender Balances sallowness
  • Pink Brightens dark areas
  • Yellow Corrects dullness
  • Peach Masks circles/spots

Waterproof Fine-Point Eye Pen | $20.00 | New, Permanent

There are two universal truths about black liquid liner: It can never be too black or too perfect. Nail the look every time with Perversion Waterproof Fine-Point Eye Pen. This super-smooth, free-flowing pen lays down blacker-than-black lines with absolute precision. Our waterproof formula glides on without skipping or pulling, and the ultra fine tip provides an insane amount of control for a flawless application. Create thin, fine lines and bold, thick lines like a total pro—even if you’re not! This pen is so good, even those who normally shy away from liquid liner will have their technique perfected in no time. Like all of our Perversion products, the color payoff is amazing (and intensely black!). And once you’ve applied it, the ink dries down quickly; won’t smudge, run or feather; and lasts ALL day.

  • Perversion Blackest black

Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner | $22.00 | New, Permanent

Liquid Liner was one of our original color products, and we’re always reinventing and improving it. Since we can never get enough color, we also wanted to expand our range with more dimensional shades and multiple finishes. The name comes from one of our photographers, who used to look in the lens and whisper, “Ooh, that’s razor sharp.” We thought the delivery was funny, but it also sounded like a good name for liquid liner. The precision brush really lives up to the moniker—it’s practically impossible to mess up. Still perfecting your technique? After giving the bottle a good shake, lean your elbow on a stable surface to keep your hand steady while you apply. Then, just draw down into your lashes so the upper part of the line is sharp and even.

  • Perversion Blackest black
  • Revolver Gunmetal with iridescent sparkle
  • Demolition Deep brown
  • Snakebite Metallic copper bronze
  • Push Navy
  • Street Dark green
  • Zodiac Smoky black with blue-green shift and blue-green sparkle
  • Deep End Bright tonal shimmer
  • Kush Grass green
  • Chaos Vibrant cobalt blue
  • Retrograde Dark purple with purple micro-sparkle
  • Ecstasy Bright purple
  • Junkshow Bright pink with sparkle
  • Intergalactic Light purple with silver sparkle
  • Cuff Metallic silver shimmer with silver micro-sparkle
  • Space Cowboy Light champagne with silver sparkle
  • Goldrush Gold sparkle
  • Fireball Peach with pink shift
  • Bump White
  • Dark Force Dark brown with gold sparkle

All Nighter Liquid Foundation | $40.00 | New, Permanent

What sets All Nighter apart? Our waterproof, oil-absorbing formula provides complete coverage that lasts ALL night, with a modern matte finish that never looks overdone. Achieve a perfected, blown-out effect you never thought possible—for skin that looks amazing and stays that way. Perfect for all-night affairs and other scandalous activities, this revolutionary formula is also comfortable enough to wear every day. We loaded All Nighter Liquid Foundation with an INSANE amount of pigment (three times as much as Naked Skin Liquid Makeup!), so a little goes a long way. But the results are beautiful! And with our wide range of 24 meticulously calibrated shades, it’s easy to find the perfect match.

  • 0.5 Fair pocelain with subtle pink undertone
  • 1.0 Fair bisque with soft warm undertone
  • 1.5 Fair bisque with subtle pink undertone
  • 2.0 Fair with soft warm undertone
  • 2.5 Fair with subtle pink undertone
  • 3.0 Light with soft warm undertone
  • 3.25 Light with neutral undertone
  • 3.5 Light with subtle pink undertone
  • 4.0 Medium-light with soft warm undertone
  • 4.5 Medium-light beige with subtle pink undertone
  • 5.0 Medium with soft warm undertone
  • 5.5 Medium with subtle pink undertone
  • 6.0 Medium beige with soft warm undertone
  • 6.5 Medium beige with subtle pink undertone
  • 7.0 Medium-dark with soft warm undertone
  • 7.5 Medium-dark with subtle pink undertone
  • 7.75 Medium-dark with golden undertone
  • 8.0 Dark with soft warm undertone
  • 8.75 Dark with golden undertone
  • 9.0 Dark beige with soft warm undertone
  • 9.75 Dark beige with golden undertone
  • 10.0 Dark brown with soft warm undertone
  • 11.0 Very dark brown with soft warm undertone
  • 12.0 Deep with soft warm undertone

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Urban Decay Studded, Gubby, Unicorn, Weirdo, Whip Vice Lipsticks

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Studded Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “metallic gray-brown [with a Metallized finish].” It’s a muted, dark taupe-brown with subtle, warmer undertones and a metallic shimmer-sheen finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a lightly emollient texture that was easy to apply and comfortable to wear. It could have applied more evenly, though, and I did notice some of the color pooled into lip lines over time. This shade wore well for four and a half hours and was lightly hydrating. MAC Viva Glam Rihanna 2 (LE, $17.00) is lighter, less pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Wet (P, $5.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Too Faced Metallic Frozen Hot Chocolate (P, $21.00) is lighter, less pigmented, warmer (80% similar). MAC Icon (DC, $17.00) is lighter, less glossy (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Roman (P, $35.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Gubby Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “frosted light pink [with a Metallized finish].” It’s a light, pale peachy-pink with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that didn’t apply as evenly as one might like, and I did have issues with the milkier color pulling into lip lines after two hours of wear. The texture was lightly creamy with moderate slip and glided on comfortably. This shade wore well for three hours on me and was lightly hydrating. MAC Sublime Pleasure (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Royal Ball (LE, $17.00) is lighter, more pigmented (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Mustique (LE, $55.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Pretty Please (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker, less pigmented (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pleasure Model (P, $18.00) is lighter, more pigmented (90% similar). Revlon Pink Lemonade (P, $7.49) is less shimmery, darker, glossier (90% similar). Too Faced Shimmering Marshmallow Bunny (LE, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Gabrielle (P, $55.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). Guerlain Rosy Silk (LE, $37.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Olga (422) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Chanel Cecile (432) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). L'Oreal Ballerina Shoes (135) (P, $8.95) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Unicorn Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “pale peachy nude [with a Comfort Matte finish].” It’s a light-medium pinky-peach with warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had nearly full color payoff that went on fairly evenly, but it was hard to get it to be completely even and streak-free. The texture was lightweight, creamy, and glided on without tugging on the lips. On me, the color lasted for four hours but settled into lip lines over time. It was just a little hydrating overall. Marc Jacobs Beauty Dizzy Spell (104) (DC, $30.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). MAC Antonio's Girls (LE, $17.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Sweet & Sour (P, $17.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). bareMinerals Dream Big (LE, $20.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Button (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Amaretto (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Adrienne (402) (P, $37.00) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Insatiable Ivory (P, $30.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Leche (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Sand (P, $35.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Wear with Flare (LE, $23.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Skinny Dip (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Raquel (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Weirdo Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “pale baby pink [with a Cream finish].” It’s a light peachy-pink with strong,w arm undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. It had good pigmentation, but it just didn’t apply evenly and tended to gather in lip lines, so there were areas that were fully covered and others that weren’t. The texture had moderate slip, and it did move around, so “lines” were created if I pressed my lips together. The color lasted for four hours and was moisturizing. Estee Lauder Desirable (P, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Taffy (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). NYX French Kiss (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Estee Lauder Mischievous Rose (P, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Viva Glam II (P, $17.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). YSL Nude Beige (1) (P, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Dream Daze (LE, $23.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Impulsive (P, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). Maybelline Peach Poppy (745) (P, $7.49) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Native (DC, $22.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Studded
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
83%
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Gubby
C+
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
7
Application
4.5
Total
79%
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Unicorn
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
87%
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