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Tarte Exposed Amazonian Clay Highlighter

Tarte Exposed Amazonian Clay Highlighter
Tarte Exposed Amazonian Clay Highlighter

Tarte Exposed Amazonian Clay Blush ($26.00 for 0.20 oz.) is muted, medium rosy mauve with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. This shade has been part of the permanent range for awhile, but it is being repromoted alongside the three new shades, and I thought it was a good excuse to update photos/swatches of it as well as pull new dupes. The Amazonian Clay Blush formula is supposed to have 12-hour wear along with a “supremely soft” texture. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage (up to semi-opaque) with a dusty, lightly powdery consistency that does kick up a noticeable amount of powder in the pan, but it didn’t appear dry or chalky on the skin. The color wore well for eight hours, which is in line with most formulas for me, but it is below the length claimed. Makeup Geek Puppy Love (P, $10.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Seduce (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Golden Gate Matte (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Rose Bronze (P, $45.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Capri (P, $58.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Plum Ombre (LE, $55.00) is warmer (90% similar). KIKO 105 Dark Rose (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Alluring Rose (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals The Love Letter (LE, $22.00) is cooler (85% similar). Tarte Elevated (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Impress (LE, $28.00) is cooler (85% similar). Surratt Beauty La Vie En Rose (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Laura Geller Roseberry (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Piaf (Shade) (P) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Tarte Prim (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Fetish (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). LORAC Cinematic (P, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Unearthed (LE, $28.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Risque (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Strip Blush (P) is warmer (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Exposed Amazonian Clay Highlighter ($26.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a light gold with warm, yellow undertones and a luminous sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that wasn’t too firm or too loose in the pan, while it didn’t kick up powder like most of the Blush range, which was a nice surprise. I think the texture is more refined and smoother with this highlighter formula than the blush formula. It produced a nice glow to the skin without looking metallic or overtly shimmery, so I think anyone who likes a light to moderate sheen may find this to their liking. The highlighter lasted for eight and a half hours on me (but not the 12 promised!). Dior #001 (LE, $65.00) is darker (95% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Sun Light (LE) is darker (90% similar). Dior Glowing Nude (002) (LE, $58.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Highlighter) (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is warmer (95% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Electric Slide (DC, $8.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Exposed
Exposed
Exposed
8.5
Product
7
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
5
Application
79%
Total
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter Exposed
Exposed
Exposed
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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Tarte Brownie, Choker, Crop Top Tarteist Lip Paints

Tarte Brownie Tarteist Lip Paint
Tarte Brownie Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Brownie Tarteist Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark brown with warm, yellow undertones and a natural sheen. It had opaque color coverage with a thin, spreadable consistency that wasn’t too watery or too mousse-like. The texture sat well on the lips initially, but over time, it does seem to emphasize lip lines. This shade lasted for five hours on me and was lightly drying. Keep in mind, this is not a typical liquid lipstick that dries down to an ultra-matte, transfer-proof finish–it does transfer, but it is pigmented enough that it doesn’t seem to lose intensity after drinking or light meals (no fried chicken!). Colour Pop Hollywood Blvd. (P, $5.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cocoa (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Anise (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Photo (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Choker (P, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Tansy (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Hot Cocoa (P, $30.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Choker Tarteist Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium brown with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a lightweight texture that applied evenly and smoothly with little effort. The color wore well for five hours, settled into lip lines just slightly, and was somewhat drying. MAC Toast and Butter (P, $21.00) is brighter (90% similar). Tarte Brownie (P, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay 1993 (P, $17.00) is cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Tansy (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay 1993 (DC, $22.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Photo (P, $17.00) is darker (80% similar). Colour Pop Hollywood Blvd. (P, $5.00) is darker, less glossy (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Hot Cocoa (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Crop Top Tarteist Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plummy-brown with warmer undertones and a lightly glossy finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, but there was a grittiness to the consistency, almost as if it wasn’t fully mixed, that was unusual. The texture was more slippery than a lot of the other Lip Paints I’ve tried as well. It lasted for four hours and settled noticeably into lip lines, while the formula was drying overall. Colour Pop Chilly Chili (DC, $6.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Verve (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Kae (LE, $6.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Bite Beauty Molasses (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Naughty by Nature (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Maybelline Coffee Addiction (P, $7.49) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Limbo (P, $6.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Urban Decay 1993 (P, $17.00) is lighter (80% similar). Colour Pop Grunge (LE, $5.00) is lighter (80% similar). Urban Decay 1993 (DC, $22.00) is lighter (80% similar). MAC Among the Fireflies (LE, $17.00) is lighter (80% similar). MAC Double Shot (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Colour Pop Frick 'n' Frack (P, $6.00) is lighter (80% similar). MAC Taupe (P, $17.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a pigmented, matte liquid lipstick that’s long-wearing. First thing to note is that these never fully dry down, so they are not transfer-proof, but they are less drying than the typical liquid lipstick that dries down completely. They are quite pigmented and despite transferring onto cups, while you eat, and so forth, a lot of the color is left behind. You can also touch-up without having to completely remove the formula. The texture is inconsistent; some shades are thin and have a soft shine even after ten minutes of wear, while others are almost mousse-like in the tube, and these ones tend to be more matte from the get-go. There is a very subtle mint scent, but I don’t notice it at all once it is on. I do notice that it is easier to get these on the teeth than other lip products. The formula is lightly to moderately drying over time with average to long-wear, depending on the shade. Some shades settled into lip lines over time. The majority are satin to semi-matte with a little sheen, which you can either blot once for a matte finish or wait about an hour or two for it to naturally mattify (like any satin finish really).

Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint Brownie
Brownie
Brownie
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint Choker
Choker
Choker
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint Crop Top
Crop Top
Crop Top
6
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
77%
Total

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Tarte Poker Face, Dame, Scarlet, Sinful Metallics Shadows

Tarte Poker Face Metallics Shadow
Tarte Poker Face Metallics Shadow

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. The pigmentation was opaque, while the powder had a soft, smooth feel to it that applied well to bare skin and was effortlessly to blend and diffuse. This shade stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me. Sephora Free Hug (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Vendome (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Honey Lavender (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Dior Precious Embroidery #1 (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Clarins Silver Pink (05) (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Pose (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Cle de Peau Silver Eclipse #2 (P) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Performance Art (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Dame Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium, rosy brown with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented with a soft, smooth consistency that was easy to work with and apply to bare skin. The color started to crease after eight and a half hours of wear. Estee Lauder Modern Mercury (LE, $65.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Muse #4 (LE) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Bubbles (LE) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Faerie Fayre (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Iraklion (P, $24.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #2 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Marina (LE, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Sultana (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Rigel (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Rose (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Scheherazade's Tale (LE, $9.99) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Viseart Chantille (P) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Unbelievable (P, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). Becca Champagne Toast (LE) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Laura Mercier Rosegold (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Hammamet (Right) (LE, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I538 Pearly Gray Beige (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME612 Silver Brown (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tarte Vixen (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Golden Pink (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Scarlet Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a deep plum with warm, reddish undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It was one of the less shimmery shades in the range, but it had more noticeable sparkle. I didn’t find it to suffer from fall out over time, though, so that was a happy surprise. This shade was richly pigmented with a very soft, smooth consistency that bordered on too soft, but it didn’t get dusty or sheer out too easily. On me, it started to crease after eight and a half hours of wear. Natasha Denona Maroon (22M) (P, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Sensuous (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Pop (P, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Static (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Pink Sapphire (LE, $12.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Real Surreal (LE, $28.00) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Enchanted (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP A Vow in Venice (LE, $9.99) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Frock Talk (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #3 (P) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Plum Away With Me (LE) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Honeymoon #3 (P) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Last Call (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Gucci Beauty Azalea (Right) (P) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Cranberry (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Sinful Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a deep, taupe-brown with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had rich color payoff with a smooth, cream-like texture that was soft without being too loose in the pan. The consistency adhered well to bare skin while blending out with ease. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours on me. Dior Precious Embroidery #4 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). The Estee Edit Burn (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Rivoli #1 (P) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Steampunk (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #4 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Street Cool (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Raffinement #1 (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Parisian Sky #5 (LE) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Stormy Grey (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #4 (LE) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Pewter (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Black Nutmeg (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Mugshot (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Illamasqua Mystify (P) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals A-Ha (P) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Natasha Denona Lavender Gray (40M) (P, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Vanity Fair (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Mesmerized (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Rehab (DC, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Dark Mocha (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | 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).

There’s not much information about these posted on Tarte’s website, and in their email newsletter, it just mentioned “highly-pigmented,” but given that they typically advertiser their formulas (for eyeshadows) as long-wearing, I did test without primer for consistency. I’ll check back as I continue to review other shades to see if they make additional claims/updates.

Tarte Metallics Shadow Poker Face
Poker Face
Poker Face
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
Tarte Metallics Shadow Dame
Dame
Dame
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
Tarte Metallics Shadow Scarlet
Scarlet
Scarlet
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
Tarte Metallics Shadow Sinful
Sinful
Sinful
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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Tarte Risque Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte Risque Amazonian Clay Blush
Tarte Risque Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte Risque Amazonian Clay Blush ($26.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a muted, medium rosy brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. Kevyn Aucoin Ariana (P, $37.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Unearthed (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Puppy Love (P, $10.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Zoeva Shy Beauty (P, $11.80) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Mickey (Shade) (P) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Golden Gate Matte (LE, $22.00) is cooler (85% similar). LORAC Prism (P, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Mademoiselle (LE) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). theBalm Balm Beach (P, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Exposed (P, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Cherish (P, $10.00) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Cheeky (79) (DC, $38.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (80% similar). Chanel Jersey (80) (P, $45.00) is darker, warmer, better quality (80% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Natura (P, $37.00) is more muted, warmer (80% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #6 (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (80% similar). Chanel Caresse (180) (LE, $45.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Satisfy (P, $26.00) is warmer (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. The powder had a slightly firm, but smooth, consistency that didn’t kick up too much excess product when I worked with it, while it still blended out with ease and didn’t turn patchy or look uneven when applied. I would have liked to have seen better color payoff, as it was semi-sheer and buildable up to semi-opaque coverage. (A side note: given that all three of the new blush shades are sheerer, a genuinely deep shade would have been great to include for better coverage of the skin tone spectrum.) I think this is workable on skin tones up to medium-dark, as it was quite noticeable on my light-medium to medium skin tone. The finish was very smooth without being completely flat, though not enough to make it appear satiny blended out. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours on me, which is good, but as is typical with my experience with Tarte, not the 12-hours promised!

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Risque
Risque
Risque
8.5
Product
7
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
80%
Total

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Tarte Sensual Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte Sensual Amazonian Clay Blush
Tarte Sensual Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte Sensual Amazonian Clay Blush ($26.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a soft, medium peach-brown with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. MAC Bronzer (LE, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Video (P, $26.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty Blondie (P, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Liberating (LE, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Duo N. 01 (Top) (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Natura (P, $37.00) is darker (90% similar). By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #5 (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Kinky (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Lo-Fi (LE, $26.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Warm Soul (P, $27.00)(85% similar). Laura Mercier Earth (LE, $24.00) is darker (80% similar). Burberry Earthy (P, $42.00) is darker (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 semi-sheer, buildable coverage (up to semi-opaque, I would say, after two to three layers) that blended out easily on the skin. The finish was mostly matte, but it didn’t look dry or chalky on me. The powder had a firmer feel to it, so there wasn’t a lot of excess powder kicked up, but the color didn’t seem difficult to pick up even with very soft brushes. On me, the color wore well for eight and a half hours, which is good wear compared to most powder blush formulas I’ve tried, but it is short of the 12-hours claimed. I think this blush is more suitable for someone looking for sheerer coverage and isn’t concerned about all-day wear–otherwise, it’s a miss.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Sensual
Sensual
Sensual
7
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
76%
Total

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Tarte Pin-up, Shake Down, Grind Metallics Shadows

Tarte Pin-up Metallics Shadow
Tarte Pin-up Metallics Shadow

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!

There’s not much information about these posted on Tarte’s website, and in their email newsletter, it just mentioned “highly-pigmented,” but given that they typically advertiser their formulas (for eyeshadows) as long-wearing, I did test without primer for consistency. I’ll check back as I continue to review other shades to see if they make additional claims/updates.

Tarte Pin-up Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is an iridescent, white gold with warm undertones and a pinky-peach sheen. It turned rather warm-toned when I applied it to my lid, but it appeared whiter when I initially swatched it–but then it was whiter when I patted it on my lower lash line as well! I find it to be a chameleon on.
Kat Von D Thunderstruck (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Posh Pedigree #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Rêve d'Orient #2 (LE) is darker, warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Breathtaking (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Quartz (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Snowflakes (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Soft Gold (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Valley Girl (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Opal (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Short Shorts (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Eternal Gold #3 (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Solar White (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Becca Chardonnay (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Hello Kitty Bright (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Les Precieux #3 (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Lunar Lights (P) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Vanilla (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Carte Blanche (LE) is darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Aura (25M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Vanilla (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Grind Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark pewter with warm undertones and a frosted finish. The texture was soft, finely-milled, and very blendable while being incredibly pigmented without sheering out. It started to crease after seven and a half hours of wear. Bobbi Brown Bronze (LE) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Stay Golden (LE, $14.00) is warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Bitter Clove (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Burberry Gold #3 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Crème Brulee (P, $16.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Echo Beach (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Marie Antoinette (P, $32.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte No Champagne, No Gain (LE) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Dior Fairy Golds #2 (LE) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Viseart Jeu de Paume (P) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Urban Decay Dirtysweet (P, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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. It was richly pigmented with a very soft, smooth consistency that applied well to the skin and lasted for eight hours before creasing. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 9 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Full Orbit #3 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Full Orbit #4 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). CoverGirl Ashen Glow Flame (335) (P, $7.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Modern Pewter (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Antique Diamond (P, $18.50) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Venitien #3 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Victorian (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Hazy Day (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Gilded Envy (755) (P, $7.99) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Hello Kitty Cookie (LE) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Silver Birch (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals First Class (LE) is warmer (85% similar). Viseart Jeu de Paume (P) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Kat Von D Melancholia (P) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Kat Von D Delaney (P) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Metallics Shadow Pin-up
Pin-up
Pin-up
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Tarte Metallics Shadow Shake Down
Shake Down
Shake Down
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
Tarte Metallics Shadow Grind
Grind
Grind
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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