Tarte Light of the Party Makeup Palette ($59.00 for 1.41 oz.) includes thirty eyeshadows, three cheek products, and a travel-sized mascara housed in a medium-large-sized zippered case with sequins on the exterior lid. There is a smaller palette that pops out that contains the three cheek products and six eyeshadows, which is simple cardboard packaging and when removed, reveals the mirror inside. The case is relatively heavy, so the mirror never stays open at an angle, which limits some of its functionality (without propping it up against a wall or the like).
For those keeping track of value…
It’s harder to assess value with a brand like Tarte, as the majority of their eyeshadow releases are in palettes. That being said, I looked at three ways to calculate total value of the eyeshadows: 1) their current and permanent Tartelette palette, which brings the price per ounce to $69.18, 2) the price per ounce of their eyeshadow refills, which brings price per ounce to $83.33, and 3) the price per ounce of their Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Quads, which brings price per ounce to $110.00. As far as I can tell, they don’t sell their highlighters as standalone products, so I went with the price per ounce of their blush formula. Tarte sets are large and almost always around the $50-ish range, and they are a good value, but I’m not sure what price per ounce they’re using to get to $394 value. As a consumer, given that Tarte mostly releases in palettes, the “value” is softer since you’re almost always getting more for your money than if you bought singles (which aren’t really available from Tarte). There is certainly some value associated with the dual-ended, travel-sized brush and the case itself, but the two aren’t $200+ in value either.
Social Butterfly is a medium, warm-toned brown with yellow undertones and a mostly matte finish. The texture was soft, blendable, and easily applied to the skin. It had mostly opaque pigmentation and lasted for eight hours (but not twelve). Illamasqua Disobey (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Skinny Dip (P, $8.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Madly (P, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Park Ave. Princess #2 (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Benefit Hoola (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Radiant Bronze Light (P, $50.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Paradise Cove (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (LE, $70.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Nights (P, $48.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals The High Dive (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Collection Fiji (25) (P, $15.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light (P, $50.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Carry-On (P, $8.00) is brighter (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Days (P, $48.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Naked on the Run Bronzer (LE) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Refined Golden (P, $25.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Delphic (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Dolce and Gabbana Desert (P, $51.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Becca Wild Honey (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.