Tarte Color Vibes Eyeshadow Palette ($46.00 for 1.32 oz.) includes 20 eyeshadows arranged into four combinations. I like how they separated the colors, as it gives you a good idea of how to start pairing colors together, but if you want to go rogue, there’s nothing stopping you either! It’s a mixed bag; some shades are nice, some shades are difficult to work with, and the rest are somewhere in the middle. I like that there’s a mix of warmer and cool(er) shades, and there is a nice mix of finishes and depths, so you can get a variety of looks out of the palette. I also liked that this was a much slimmer palette compared to Tarte’s other holiday offerings, which are housed in bulky containers, so this would work better for traveling and take up less room when stored. I wish, though, that the quality was more consistent. The formula felt a little less smooth and silky compared to the brand’s permanent palettes (like Tartelette) but was also less dusty/powdery, though I had similar issues with the colors fading faster than average.
Baby it’s cold outside! Transport yourself to Too Faced’s romantic New York ice-skating rink filled with the delightful vanilla scent of Merry Macarons. This limited edition set includes 12 gorgeous vanilla scented eye shadows in exclusive, party-ready shades plus a deluxe size of Too Faced’s bestselling Better Than Sex Mascara for everything you need to be festively fabulous all year long!
Coconut Warm beige
Dulce de Leche Matte caramel brown
Banan Cream Warm golden medium brown
Almond Mocha Cool dark taupe
Champagne Rose Golden pink
Mint Chocolate Matte warm dusty purple
Tiramisu Matte soft fawn
Chocoalte Raspberry Plum
Praline Warm gold shimmer
Honey Lavender Pale mauve
Violet Cassis Vibrant orchid
Cookies & Cream Matte black with silver sparkle
Tarte Tarteist Paint Palette Collector's Set | $49.00 | Limited Edition, Ulta Exclusive
Paint on perfection with Tarte’s exclusive Tarteist Paint Palette Collector’s Set featuring Tarteist tools for flawless, full face looks. The custom print, artistic paint box includes a built-in eyeshadow palette with 24 color-rich shades, including minimalist neutrals and deeper bolds with mixed matte and micro-metallic finishes. Blend each shade flawlessly using the new eyeshadow “paint brush” included in a pull-out drawer for easy storage. There’s also a deluxe Tarteist Takeaway Palette with all-new contouring bronzer and highlighting shades and two new, travel-friendly Tarteist faves so you can paint on sexy lashes and lips anywhere. The triple-black Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara delivers a 2700% increase in lash volume instantly, while the high-coverage, high-shine Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint pumps up the volume for a full, pouty look.
Take it Easel Caramel
Roygbiv Shimmering russet
Go for Baroque Chocolate
On Display Pink
Renaissance Woman Mauve
Metallic Masterpiece Metallic plum mauve
Contrast Deep plum
Muse Pinky mauve
Abstract Rose quartz
Be an Original Metallic aubergine
Make the Gradient Midnight aubergine
To the Pointillism Rose gold
Doodle Burnt sienna
Set the Tone Light peach
Gilded Gallery Antique gold
Landscape Shimmering pine
Have We Met Grey mauve
Kaleidoscope Shimmering plum
Double Tap Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint
Contour 1 Contour
Contour 2 Contour
Smashbox Light It Up L.A. Lights Palette | $39.00 | Limited Edition, Ulta Exclusive
Lighting is everything in Smashbox’s L.A. photo studio – it can bring out your cheekbones and add depth and dimension to your face. Smashbox pro artists packed this palette with 9 perfectly paired blush, highlight and bronzing shades to accentuate and light up your features with a rosy radiance.
Rich Coral Orange coral
True Coral Pink coral
Highlight Coral Shimmering peach
Rich Berry Deep pink
True Pink Berry Mid-tone pink
Highlight Berry Shimmering pink
Rich Bronze Brown
True Flush Orange
Highlight Gold Shimmering gold
Tarte Double Duty Beauty Don't Be Afraid to Dazzle Palette | $30.00 | TBA
Dazzle through the day with this clay-infused, vegan friendly face palette. With all-new, exclusive contouring and highlighting shades, the creamy powder formulas blend and build effortlessly for natural, radiant results across a variety of complexions. In this universal palette, you’ll get a full size matte contouring powder with cool undertones to sculpt cheekbones with a complementing, full size highlighter to illuminate and strobe on dimension. Powered by nutrient-rich Amazonian clay for a flake-free finish, this longwearing everyday contouring palette also features a sleek, portable design with mirror so you can get your contour and glow on anywhere.
Featuring a 12-shade limited-edition Buxom Eyeshadow Bar palette, including four new diamond-to-coal shades and sultry fan favorites, this collection will give you the must-have, need-now shivers. The primer-infused, powerfully pigmented eyeshadows and mascara for outrageous volume will deliver smoldering looks for eyes that’ll stop them in their snowy tracks.
Tarte Color Wheel Amazonian Clay Blush Palette ($44.00 for 0.84 oz.) contains 10 blushes–five on each side of the palette–in the brand’s Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush formula. My cheeks aren’t thanking me at the moment, but hopefully you might for swatches 😉 I hope to have a review sooner rather than later!
Tarte Pretty Paintbox Makeup Case ($59.00 for 1.59 oz.) is a mega palette with 24 eyeshadows, 4 cheek colors, plus a gloss, eyeliner, and mascara. Here’s a look at swatches as I start working on testing the deluge that is holiday ’16. You can expect lots of sneak peeks over the next few days 🙂
With so many new pieces launching across brands, instead of bombarding you with brand-specific posts, I thought I’d group today’s recently launched products by type; most of what I’ve seen launch today is available via Sephora but may eventually release to other retailers later on.
Tarte Color Wheel Amazonian Clay Blush Palette | $44.00 | Limited Edition, Tarte/Sephora Exclusive
Color your way to the perfect glow with this custom blush and highlighter palette. It features 10 deluxe, limited-edition blushes in mattes, lusters, and two micro-pearlescent highlighters—all in one complexion-enhancing palette. With its dual-sided design, it curates five warm and five cool shades so you can mix and match with your cheek wardrobe to create the perfect, custom look. The neutral and bold, universal shades spotlight a variety of complexions with a built-in cover for mess-free portability. Powered by tarte’s long-wearing Amazonian clay, the iconic, bestselling formula balances and replenishes skin for 12 hours of fade-free, ultra-pigmented wear. Available at Sephora.
Viseart Blush Palette | $80.00
A blush palette with six powder-based shades for unparalleled coverage, pigment, and long-lasting wear. Available at Sephora.