Tarte Big Thrill Collection

Tarte Big Thrill Collection ($48.00) is a large box set/palette that contains sixteen eyeshadows (0.08 oz. each), four blushes (0.16 oz. each), and three lipglosses (0.20 oz. each).  It’s a palette that’s really loaded with value, because you’re getting so many shades and high quantities of each.  The average individual powder eyeshadow is around 0.05 oz.–these are even larger–and the average blush is right around 0.16 oz. (and Tarte’s full-sized blushes are 0.20 oz.), too.  Many lipglosses are between 0.17 and 0.24 oz., so these fall right in the middle.

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Tarte Big Thrill Collection

Tarte Big Thrill Collection

B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
88%

Tarte Treat Yourself to Gorgeous Collection (Part 1)

Tarte Treat Yourself to Gorgeous ($49.98) contains four lipglosses, four eyeliners, and twenty eyeshadows. This review focuses on the eyeshadows, and a second review will feature the lipglosses and eyeliners. These are the twenty eyeshadows you’ll find in the set: Macaroon (shimmering white), Privacy, Please (light pink), Canary Diamond (pink gold), Truffle (eggplant), Tiramisu (matte soft brown), Bellini (champagne), 24 Carats (shimmering gold), Safari (silver), Cabana (copper), Locket (bronze), Bubble Bath (matte white), Ice Wine (raspberry), Sailboat (gray),
Match Point (green), Gossip (purple), Stiletto (denim), Skinny Dip (skinny dip), Frozen Hot Chocolate (beige pink), Velvet (burgundy), and Tahitian Pearl (charcoal).

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Tarte Treat Yourself to Gorgeous Collection (Part 1)

B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
84%

Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette ($27.00 for 0.30 oz.) contains six full-sized eyeshadows: Venus (soft, off-white demi-matte), Foxy (very light yellow/beige matte), Walk of Shame (very light pinky nude matte), Naked 2 (rosy taupe matte), Faint (warm, dusty brown matte), and Crave (deepest, darkest brown/black matte).

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Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Basics Eyeshadow Palette Naked Basics
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%
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MAC Taste Temptation Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Taste Temptation Eyeshadow Quad ($40.00 for 0.20 oz.) includes four shades: Look at the Eyes (light violet), Stay Sultry (deep navy), Naval (navy blue), and Carbon (intense black).  It’s a limited edition palette that will launch with Taste Temptation, due for release in-stores on December 13th.

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MAC Taste Temptation Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Taste Temptation Eyeshadow Quad

D
Product
6
Pigmentation
6
Texture
6
Longevity
8.5
Application
3
Total
66%

L’Oreal Primped & Precious Infallible Eyeshadow

L’Oreal Primped & Precious Infallible Eyeshadow ($7.49 for 0.12 oz.) is a metallic silver-gray. Giorgio Armani #22 is similar–a smidgen darker (less pigmented, actually!). Buxom Chihuahua is similar but is a cream shadow. MAC Silver Sleet is darker, more intense. Inglot #448 is a touch darker.

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L'Oreal Primped & Precious Infallible Eyeshadow
L'Oreal Infallible 24-Hour Eyeshadow Primped & Precious
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
88%

bareMinerals The Happy Place Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals The Happy Place Eyeshadow Quad ($30.00 for 0.17 oz.) includes four shades: Peace (muted apricot), Imagine (rose gold), Exhale (smoky taupe), and Euphoria (eggplant).

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bareMinerals The Happy Place Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals The Happy Place Eyeshadow Quad

A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
97%