Tarte Buried Treasure Holiady 2017 Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow PaletteTarte Buried Treasure Holiady 2017 Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow Palette ($36.00 for 0.37 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette for the holidays that features 10 shades in the "new Rainforest of the Sea formula." Per Tarte, the formula is supposed to be blendable, "velvety," and "primes lids for payoff." They have a very smooth, velvety texture with moderate powderiness and a tendency to "melt" on the lids, which meant shorter wear due to noticeable fading between four and six hours. That same powderiness also resulted in color that sheered out a lot and tended to make the lid appear drier, and it was harder to layer the mattes on top of each other without then lifting whatever was underneath (or nearby). There was potential here, but unless applied over a tacky base, it was a miss.
This palette offers a treasure trove of new eye shadows, powered by a creamy powder formula that cuts your blending time in half. With tarte's antioxidant Rainforest of the Sea complex and conditioning coconut, it offers the smoothest texture for a velvety feel. It also primes lids for payoff with a mix of natural matte and micro-shimmer shades versatile enough for every day.