Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Tarina Tarantino Mr. Gold/Mr. Silver Eyedream Highlight Duo
Tarina Tarantino Mr. Gold/Mr. Silver Eyedream Highlight Duo

Tarina Tarantino Mr. Gold/Mr. Silver Eyedream Highlight Duo ($19.00 for 0.26 oz.) is described as a “yellow gold” and an “icy silver.”  Each eyeshadow is 0.13 oz., which is over double the average-sized eyeshadow (0.05 oz.), and the price point is very palatable for two shades.  A lot of the duos, though, are more basic than not, so whether any are must-haves depends on the size of your stash.

  • Mr. Gold is a medium yellow gold with a soft, frosted shimmer finish. The color payoff is good, but it could be a little denser in texture to give it really excellent color payoff. MAC Sweet & Sour is less yellow. Bare Escentuals Remix is slightly darker. Bare Escentuals Aspire is similar. MAC Goldmine is very similar.
  • Mr. Silver is a medium silver with a frosted, metallic finish. As with Mr. Gold, the color payoff was just good — it wasn’t as intense or as pigmented as Tarina Tarantino’s line has been in general. MAC Misty is similar, slightly more metallic. Giorgio Armani #12 is a smidgen lighter.

This wasn’t my favorite set, mostly because of the quality.  It’s good, but it’s not great, and so many of Tarina Tarantino’s eyeshadows are fantastic. The texture on these was a little drier–not quite as creamy or as dense–so the pigmentation was less than many other shades. I felt that it performed just as nicely on the lid as other shades, and both shades were buildable to fully opaque color on the lid with or without a base. When I wore the shades to test the wear, I achieved seven hours with no fading or creasing (with slight fading around the edges after eight) when applied over bare lids, but I didn’t have any problems after eight hours when applied over a primer.

The Glossover

palette

Mr. Gold/Mr. Silver

A-

This is a really basic duo, and depending on how you like to use your duo eyeshadows, this one isn't so workable together. They're very contrasting colors, and I liked them better mixed with other shades in my stash rather than together.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4.5/5

Results
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Tarina Tarantino Mr. Gold/Mr. Silver Eyedream Highlight Duo
Tarina Tarantino Mr. Gold/Mr. Silver Eyedream Highlight Duo

Tarina Tarantino Mr. Gold/Mr. Silver Eyedream Highlight Duo
Tarina Tarantino Mr. Gold/Mr. Silver Eyedream Highlight Duo

Tarina Tarantino Mr. Gold/Mr. Silver Eyedream Highlight Duo
Tarina Tarantino Mr. Gold/Mr. Silver Eyedream Highlight Duo

Tarina Tarantino Mr. Gold/Mr. Silver Eyedream Highlight Duo
Tarina Tarantino Mr. Gold/Mr. Silver Eyedream Highlight Duo

Tarina Tarantino Mr. Gold/Mr. Silver Eyedream Highlight Duo
Tarina Tarantino Mr. Gold/Mr. Silver Eyedream Highlight Duo

Tarina Tarantino Mr. Gold/Mr. Silver Eyedream Highlight Duo
Tarina Tarantino Mr. Gold/Mr. Silver Eyedream Highlight Duo

Tarina Tarantino Mr. Gold/Mr. Silver Eyedream Highlight Duo
Tarina Tarantino Mr. Gold/Mr. Silver Eyedream Highlight Duo

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Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Sephora, $19.00.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

See individual shade review! :)

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9 thoughts on “Tarina Tarantino Mr. Gold/Mr. Silver Eyedream Highlight Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Avatar of Valerie ValerieAllison

    I really thought this would be more pigmented! I like the silver though, the gold is okay too, just not what I was expecting.

  2. Avatar of MonicaP mpca66

    Assuming this is a play on the summer olympics .. what’s with the “Mr” ? The product would have been better called “Gold Medal” and “Silver Medal”

  3. Thanks for the review Christine..  I was tempted by these two colours, but I think I will take a pass.

  4. I’m definitely not digging this duo! I just hate when duos come out and you can’t wear the colors together very easily!

    • Avatar of Amy xamyx

      @macyxmakeup From what I understand, based on the Sephora display & the name of these duos, they’re intended to be used as highlighters. If that is the intention, they’re still a pretty good deal when you consider you get so much product for the price. The duo really doesn’t cost much more than, say, one MAC or UD single. I actually swatched these, and the quality (IMO) is superb; I just have soooo many highlight/similar shades I can’t justify the purchase (yet). Once I get through my (long) list of other items, I’ll be willing to give these more thought.

      • lolliez

         @xamyx  @macyxmakeup 
        This is actually the one I own.  It’s very, very good quality.  I don’t understand why everyone is saying you can’t wear them together.  I’ve done it before and I usually do subtle makeup…so it’s not in-your-face or anything.  I think it looks good with the right eyeliner.

  5. I’m a pretty cool blonde, so I doubt I could pull off that yellow/gold…I’ll pass. Thanks Christine!