Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Tarina Tarantino Delightful Jewel Eyeshadow Palette
Tarina Tarantino Delightful Jewel Eyeshadow Palette

Tarina Tarantino Delightful Jewel Eyeshadow Palette ($32.00 for 0.32 oz.) is a cooler toned set of more neutral shades. I think we could hedge and say it’s more neutral-cool than really, truly cool-toned. The formula is designed to have intense color payoff, and the eyeshadows are long-wearing and can be used wet or dry (always good to know–more brands should note this!).

I reviewed Dreamy initially, which I was really digging, and I like this one a lot, too–it’s not my personal favorite just by preference, but the quality is lovely and lives up to my readjusted expectations for Tarina Tarantino’s beauty line. I think Sephora is doing these palettes an injustice by not even taking the time to describe each palette’s colors! You just get this ridiculously tiny photo of the palette, but I think with a smaller brand like this, more would be better. I noticed this mostly because I like to start off each review with the brand’s official description of the shade as well as the formula. It helps me to breakdown what I should be looking for and hit on in the review.

The top shade in the palette is a cool-toned medium-dark brown with a frosted finish; it’s almost taupe, but I don’t think it has quite enough gray tint to make it a true taupe. The pigmentation is excellent, and the texture is dense, buttery, and applies smoothly. It’s much lighter than the taupe-ish shade in Dreamy (just because at first glance, they seem similar). It’s a little darker than MAC Magical Mist, cooler-toned and less red-based than Urban Decay Wreckage, and it’s just a touch cooler-toned compared to Bare Escentuals A-Ha.

On the left, there is a bright, frosted gold-tinged white. It’s almost too light to call it a white gold. It has good color payoff and applies smoothly. It is extremely similar to the white gold shade in Dreamy, but it’s also similar to several other shades, including theBalm Envious Erin, theBalm Tempting Tara, Urban Decay Zephyr, and Bare Escentuals Breathtaking. It’s the warmest shade in the palette and definitely not neutral or cool-toned.

In the middle, there is a pale neutral pink with a white frost finish. The payoff is decent but could be better here (think 8/10); it’s not as intense as the other shades in the palette. MAC Fresh Ice is cooler-toned, almost lilac in comparison, while Bare Escentuals Muse is similar but less frosted and more opaque.

On the right, there is a barely warmed golden peach with a metallic finish. It’s smooth and soft, while the pigmentation is good. Inglot #330 reminded me most in terms of color, but it has a matte finish. I couldn’t think of anything else that was similar, though.

The last shade, on the bottom, is a slightly cool-toned dark brown with this slightly warm undertone peeking through. It’s interesting, because the sheen on this looks gray tinted, but the edging has a warmer tone to it. The texture is almost matte, kind of like half-matte, half-satin; and the color payoff is nice. It’s a bit grayer and lighter than MAC Charcoal Brown. MAC Double Feature 3 is a bit closer but not quite.

Looking at the general range, I think they could have made one or two of these colors more cool-toned, because then they’d have a genuinely cool-toned but fairly neutral palette to offer. This palette will work well universally, though, because it’s a mix of cool and warm but for the most part, nothing leans too far in either direction. The color payoff was good on all the shades except the center shade, which was so-so–better than average but not as good as the others. I tested out this palette without a primer (just used three shades on one eye), and it made it to eight hours without creasing or fading, but it had very subtle creasing after ten.

The Glossover

palette

Delightful

A+

Looking at the general range, I think they could have made one or two of these colors more cool-toned, because then they'd have a genuinely cool-toned but fairly neutral palette to offer. This palette will work well universally, though, because it's a mix of cool and warm but for the most part, nothing leans too far in either direction. The color payoff was good on all the shades except the center shade, which was so-so--better than average but not as good as the others.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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Tarina Tarantino Delightful Jewel Eyeshadow Palette
Tarina Tarantino Delightful Jewel Eyeshadow Palette

Tarina Tarantino Delightful Jewel Eyeshadow Palette
Tarina Tarantino Delightful Jewel Eyeshadow Palette

Tarina Tarantino Delightful Jewel Eyeshadow Palette
Tarina Tarantino Delightful Jewel Eyeshadow Palette

Tarina Tarantino Delightful Jewel Eyeshadow Palette
Tarina Tarantino Delightful Jewel Eyeshadow Palette

Tarina Tarantino Delightful Jewel Eyeshadow Palette
Tarina Tarantino Delightful Jewel Eyeshadow Palette

Tarina Tarantino Delightful Jewel Eyeshadow Palette
Tarina Tarantino Delightful Jewel Eyeshadow Palette

Tarina Tarantino Delightful Jewel Eyeshadow Palette
Tarina Tarantino Delightful Jewel Eyeshadow Palette

Tarina Tarantino Delightful Jewel Eyeshadow Palette
Tarina Tarantino Delightful Jewel Eyeshadow Palette

Tarina Tarantino Delightful Jewel Eyeshadow Palette
Tarina Tarantino Delightful Jewel Eyeshadow Palette

Tarina Tarantino Delightful Jewel Eyeshadow Palette
Tarina Tarantino Delightful Jewel Eyeshadow Palette

Tarina Tarantino Delightful Jewel Eyeshadow Palette
Tarina Tarantino Delightful Jewel Eyeshadow Palette

Tarina Tarantino Delightful Jewel Eyeshadow Palette
Tarina Tarantino Delightful Jewel Eyeshadow Palette

Tarina Tarantino Delightful Jewel Eyeshadow Palette
Tarina Tarantino Delightful Jewel Eyeshadow Palette

Tarina Tarantino Delightful Jewel Eyeshadow Palette
Tarina Tarantino Delightful Jewel Eyeshadow Palette

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Sephora, $32.

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No.

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See individual shade reviews! :)

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25 thoughts on “Tarina Tarantino Delightful Jewel Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. I might start a Tarina Tarantino obsession with this palette!

  2. Carrie Mansfield

    I finally checked the palettes out in Sephora – I really do like the texture, but not really excited about any of the color combinations. I wish they sold some of the shades separately!

    • Too bad about the color combos!

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Mariella Mariella

      I know what you mean about being able to purchase individually. I got the Dreamy palette (it’s all Christine’s fault) and I am actually very happy with the colours but I know I’ll use up 2 of them before making much of a dent in the others….the middle shade is going to go fast!

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Hannah Hannah

    I got the Dreamy palette after reading your post about it using my 20% coupon and I love it. I’m thinking of getting more :) I’m a sucker for quality products!!

  4. I haven’t been a fan of Tarina Tarantino’s quality in the past. Hope this means they’re stepping their game up.

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amalee Amalee

    I swatched this palette at Sephora yesterday! They’re all soooo pretty. I want to buy them all :3

  6. Was this achieved with an easy swipe or heavy layering? I really want the Violet Storm one!

  7. The pigmentation looks amazing, the colours aren’t too special though

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Wendy Wendy

    I picked up the Sparclicity(something like that!) palette a while ago and I was totally put off :(
    Two of the colors didn’t even show up and they all had massive fallout, maybe they changed the formula of the shadows.

  9. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Megan Della

    I broke down and ordered one of these palettes in “Magical” during the last sephora VIB sale day online. At least I think that was the title. It’s the plummy/mauvey/pink one rather than the purple combo. I haven’t gotten it yet, but am excited! Glad to hear that it wasn’t just a one off fluke quality-wise with Dreamy.

  10. Mabel

    I got this palette too(palette in purple tone) this palette is very amazing, color payoff is good, didn’t crease much(I got a extremely oily eyelid), and the price is very affordable!
    Another must have item! Thanks for your sharing Christine :)

  11. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Mariella Mariella

    I think this is the palette I saw the other day when I was buying the Dreamy palette (though I recall it being more taupe-toned) and immediately thought “Okay, that one’s next” because I liked the colour SO much. And being so pleased with the quality of Dreamy, I’m up for buying more of these palettes.

  12. taj

    You are giving me a new love of my life!