Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 is a limited edition eye palette that retails for $36.00 and contains 0.4 oz.
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Eyeshadow PaletteTarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Eyeshadow Palette ($36.00 for 0.40 oz.) includes nine warm-toned, neutral eyeshadows with all but one being highly shimmery/metallic in finish. As the majority of shades were packed with shimmer, most of them appeared lighter in practice than they looked in their respective pans.
Of the three volumes released thus far, the formula in Vol. 3 is incredibly dense and contains rather chunky sparkle. It was harder to work with and would be better used with a slightly dampened brush, which helped to smooth and spread the eyeshadows, or else applied with fingertips, where the warmth of the fingertip seemed to help make the eyeshadows more maneuverable (which the brand recommended). Fingertips were good for spreading the product over the lid, but it seemed to waste a lot of product as it did not transfer as much product onto the lid as with a brush (it was stuck to the fingertip). With this type of denser formulation, I tend to use flat, synthetic brushes (like MAC 242), which I find does a better job of picking up and applying the formula than very soft brushes.
The formula was a lot less versatile, and the shade range was more limited here--the palette's composition seemed lacking in contrast--and will be most suitable for someone who likes very shimmery, light neutrals and likes this type of dense formula.
Discover the next-generation of tarte’s cult-favorite plush powder eyeshadow palette, no primer or brush needed! The soft, hybrid formula is part cream, part powder and infused with oxygenated light-reflecting spheres for a plump, smooth texture and seamless payoff that never dries out or flakes. The eight longwearing, cool-toned shades include four mattes and four lusters that can be worn wet or dry, and you’ll get the antioxidant benefits of tarte’s Rainforest of the Sea™ complex with none of the icky, bad stuff.
Mica, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, talc, kaolin, dimethicone, zinc stearate, cetyl dimethicone, bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, pentylene glycol, caprylyl glycol, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, sorbitan sesquiisostearate, sodium dehydroacetate, algae extract, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, gardenia tahitensis flower extract, tocopherol. (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), ultramarines (CI 77007), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).
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