Tarte Caramel Apple is a moderately warm-toned, medium-dark copper with a sparkle finish. It is a limited edition eyeshadow that retails for $22.00 and contains 0.11 oz.
Tarte Caramel Apple Chrome Paint Shadow Pot ($22.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a medium-dark copper with warm orange undertones (that are slightly muted, almost brownish) paired with an intense, sparkling, metallic finish. It was loosely-pressed upon arrival, but the box contained a small, plastic tamper, which quickly presses it into a more compacted form. Because the tamper isn't included in the pot to begin with, there was some messiness initially working it into the pot (and some product accumulated on the interior of the lid). The plastic insert fits inside the pot, so after you place it in, you can keep it there (they used to come inside upon arrival).
The texture was smooth, lightly creamy--the powder almost melted onto my skin as I blended and buffed it into place--but it definitely was easiest to work with when gently pressed with the tamping piece (so don't lose it!). It had opaque pigmentation applied dry as well as wet, and I didn't feel like applying the product with a dampened brush did much for it; at most, it stretched out the pigmentation and gave it a slightly smoother, more sparkly finish. I didn't have any trouble getting the product to adhere evenly to my skin, and it blended out nicely without having much fallout. It wore well for nine hours before creasing slightly on me.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Tarte’s Chrome Paint Shadow Pot features 80 percent pure pearl pigments that give you the high sheen of a cream or gloss but the easy wear and application of a powder. The mirror-effect loose pigment melts instantly and stays put for hours.
Mica, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Alumina, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide, Silica, Carmine (CI 75470), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491).
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