Tarte Downtown is a moderately cool-toned, dark teal with a frost finish. It is a permanent eyeshadow that retails for $14.00 and contains 0.07 oz.
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Tarte Downtown Metallic Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is muted, dark brown base with lighter silvery teal flecks of sparkle and shimmer. The texture was looser in the pan and almost felt dry, though it did not sheer out like you might think a drier eyeshadow would. It did have more fallout than other shades during application, as some of the sparkles just did not bind well with the base color. It had great color payoff, though, and lasted for seven hours on me.
The Metallic Shadow formula is supposed to have "smooth payoff" that have "lasting vibrancy with no fallout" and are "ultra-pigmented." They are also designed to be removable, so you can easily put them into an empty palette. The original set of shades were released in plastic compacts, but the most recent release featured them in cardboard compacts. The formula is typically very pigmented, smooth, and blendable with good wear (around eight hours). They work well and are easy to work with, and I'm glad to see that they brand has continued to expand their color selection in this formula.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
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