Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Tarina Tarantino Fantastical Jewel Eyeshadow Palette
Tarina Tarantino Fantastical Jewel Eyeshadow Palette

Tarina Tarantino Fantastical Jewel Eyeshadow Palette ($32.00 for 0.32 oz.) is a purple-themed eyeshadow palette that features five shades. Tarina Tarantino’s eyeshadow formula can be used wet or dry, and each shade is supposed to have excellent pigmentation.

The top shade in the palette is a plummy mauve with a satiny sheen. It has more of a reflective finish than lots of shimmer, but it is not metallic. The color payoff is lovely–really soft, smooth application and opaque color. Wet ‘n’ Wild We’re Blasting Off has a similar shade that appears lighter, almost pinker. Bare Escentuals Rowdy is has less of a sheen, so it appears darker. MAC Tendersmoke is similar in color, but Tarina Tarantino’s is much more pigmented. MAC Shale is browner.

The shade on the left of the palette is a fuchsia-purple with a soft, frosted finish. The texture is soft and smooth with good color payoff. It’s purpler compared to MAC Stars ‘n Rockets and Urban Decay Fishnet. Bare Escentuals Boudoir comes the closest, but it’s pinker.

In the center, there is a creamy, pale yellow gold with a frosted finish. It’s super soft and dense–feels buttery to the touch–that has excellent color payoff. It seems like a lot of the brand’s palettes have this kind of color in them, though. Tarina Tarantino Wonderful has a similar shade that’s slightly yellower, less gold, and Dreamy has a shade that’s whiter. It’s a little warmer than MAC Femme-fi. MAC Manila Paper is slightly less warm.

On the right, the shade is a warm, light-medium brown with a frosted finish. This shade had decent color payoff, but it wasn’t as soft or as dense as the other shades in the palettes. Giorgio Armani Rock Sand is similar but more metallic in finish. Urban Decay Spotlight is darker, not as warm.

The bottom shade is a rich, purpled eggplant with red undertones and a satiny finish. The pigmentation is amazing, and the texture is really soft and smooth when applied. MAC Grape is purpler, less red in it. Bare Escentuals Nightcap is similar but more eggplant and has a matte finish. It’s slightly less red-toned and more shimmery compared to MAC Fig. 1. Inglot #446 is more frosted but similar.

While purple-hued eyeshadows tend to suffer from pigmentation and texture issues, all of the purples in this palette were splendid. ┬áThe only shade that I had trouble with was the lighter brown shade, which was decently pigmented but not as dense as the other four. ┬áTarina Tarantino’s eyeshadows wear around eight hours without creasing/fading (but minor creasing after ten hours) when applied over bare eyelids, and when applied over a primer, I don’t have any wear issues.

The Glossover

palette

Fantastical

A-

It's a really nice palette with wearable purples! The two more neutral shades work well with the three purple hues to create a look that is neutral with oomph from the purple.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4/5

Results
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Tarina Tarantino Fantastical Jewel Eyeshadow Palette
Tarina Tarantino Fantastical Jewel Eyeshadow Palette

Tarina Tarantino Fantastical Jewel Eyeshadow Palette
Tarina Tarantino Fantastical Jewel Eyeshadow Palette

Tarina Tarantino Fantastical Jewel Eyeshadow Palette
Tarina Tarantino Fantastical Jewel Eyeshadow Palette

Tarina Tarantino Fantastical Jewel Eyeshadow Palette
Tarina Tarantino Fantastical Jewel Eyeshadow Palette

Tarina Tarantino Fantastical Jewel Eyeshadow Palette
Tarina Tarantino Fantastical Jewel Eyeshadow Palette

Tarina Tarantino Fantastical Jewel Eyeshadow Palette
Tarina Tarantino Fantastical Jewel Eyeshadow Palette

Tarina Tarantino Fantastical Jewel Eyeshadow Palette
Tarina Tarantino Fantastical Jewel Eyeshadow Palette

Tarina Tarantino Fantastical Jewel Eyeshadow Palette
Tarina Tarantino Fantastical Jewel Eyeshadow Palette

Tarina Tarantino Fantastical Jewel Eyeshadow Palette
Tarina Tarantino Fantastical Jewel Eyeshadow Palette

Tarina Tarantino Fantastical Jewel Eyeshadow Palette
Tarina Tarantino Fantastical Jewel Eyeshadow Palette

Tarina Tarantino Fantastical Jewel Eyeshadow Palette
Tarina Tarantino Fantastical Jewel Eyeshadow Palette

Tarina Tarantino Fantastical Jewel Eyeshadow Palette
Tarina Tarantino Fantastical Jewel Eyeshadow Palette

Tarina Tarantino Fantastical Jewel Eyeshadow Palette
Tarina Tarantino Fantastical Jewel Eyeshadow Palette

Tarina Tarantino Fantastical Jewel Eyeshadow Palette
Tarina Tarantino Fantastical Jewel Eyeshadow Palette

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Sephora, $32.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

See individual shade reviews! :)

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21 thoughts on “Tarina Tarantino Fantastical Jewel Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. I’m so strange, but when shelling out for a palette over $30, I prefer the packaging to be…wider? Longer? I don’t know! LOL. I feel iffy about paying so much for a small little guy. ANYWAYS! The shades here are totally up my alley. I may have to throw caution to the wind and just get this anyway. But…like…everything from Tarina’s line is a must have to me!

  2. Gorgeous palette! All the eyeshadow palettes from this brand have been really awesome! Too bad I can’t get them here in the UK. :(

    • Lucy

      Yeh it’s really irritating. She produces beautiful eyeshadows.
      I hope edventually they’ll be released in the U.K

  3. Wow these shades are beautiful! I love the taupey purple!

  4. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kristina Kris

    Christine, isn’t this palette in the same family (if not an exact dupe) as the Bare Escentuals Dream Sequence one? (you reviewed it here: http://www.temptalia.com/bare-escentuals-bare-minerals-the-dream-sequence-eyeshadow-quad-review-photos-swatches). BE Romp and Boudoir are very close to the first two swatches of the TT palette in this post, and BE 500 Thread Count and Nightcap are matte versions of the third and last TT swatches. You do get one extra eyeshadow in this palette, though.

    • They’re similar but not the same – Romp is pretty different compared to the mauve shade here, and Boudoir is similar but still pretty different. The closest shade in the palette is Nightcap, but since the finishes are different, I wouldn’t call them dupes!

  5. I love purple, and this palette is so cute!

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Leah Leah

    Lovely palette. It looks so versatile. The dark purple looks soooooooooo beautiful

  7. I might have to spend my sephora holiday gift card on this. I love purple eyeshadow and the purples in this palette are gorgeous.

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

    I really would love to have this palette! I need to try more Tarantino products!

  9. This is a fantastic purple palette! One way or another I’ll have to lay my hands on it! I like the two neutrals mixed in it too. That makes this palette workable on its own!

  10. Jocelyn

    I love the darkest purple!

    On a side note, fantastical is one of my favourite words :p

  11. Dana

    This looks gorgeous! I love purples. Are you going to review her new duos?

  12. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Emily Emily

    How funny I was just looking at these last night at the Sephora at Downtown Disney! This one and magical are very similar and I couldn’t decide between which of the two I wanted. I didn’t get either but will probaly go back to Sephora to get one.

  13. I would buy this for the top shade alone!

  14. Venoos

    Hi Christine!

    Im a 14 year old girl who LOOOOVVESSS makeup! Im not trying to brag, but i always get compliments on my makeup and i always do my friends makeup too! i want to have a career in makeup, and i was thinking how did you start on all of this reviewing was it youtube, a company, or just doing the blog? You must have a great job! I really wish i could do this :(

  15. Kathy S.

    Oh, wow! Getting this one!

  16. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Veronica Veronica

    Oh, I quite like it. It does bring to mind BE’s Dream quad, but in a good way. Hmm, now I’m going to have think about which one of the two I want to get! :)

  17. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of artemis artemis

    really pretty combo!
    i like the darkest purple and that gold :D

  18. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Aimey Aimey

    Another purple post! Hmm, am I beginning to see a pattern here? :P