Sneak Peek: Tarte Pretty Paintbox Makeup Case Photos & Swatches

Tarte Pretty Paintbox Makeup Case
Tarte Pretty Paintbox Makeup Case

Tarte Pretty Paintbox Makeup CaseTarte Pretty Paintbox Makeup Case ($59.00 for 1.59 oz.) is a mega palette with 24 eyeshadows, 4 cheek colors, plus a gloss, eyeliner, and mascara. Here’s a look at swatches as I start working on testing the deluge that is holiday ’16. You can expect lots of sneak peeks over the next few days 🙂

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I always want to like Tarte eye shadows but I feel like they aren’t enough to ever wow me. Plus why is the packaging always super bulky for holiday?

Unless there is a whole lot of other “stuff” below the 2 sides of this, it seems a whole lot bigger, thicker and boxier than it needs to be. A few really nice colours of eyeshadow in here – Hot Moma looks amazing. None of the cheek products looks like a shade for me, though.

Tarte never looks like it’s enough pigment for me. My dark skin needs POP or nothing shows lol. Cute packaging, bulky and teenage-ish but still cute

I swatched this in store last weekend. From the left hand side, the entire 1st column were all duds (I can only use for brow bone), I think the 2nd column swatched better for me than you ( some will need primer), and the 3rd and 4th columns were the strongest in this palette. I was surprised by how well the darker colors did, I was able to build them all to opaque after a few swipes. Starry Night (navy blue) and First Impressionism swatched better for me than you. I liked the complex finish of First Impressionism, thought it was a more unique color. And Hot MoMa was the standout, wish that was a single! And I liked how the face products swatched. I really wish Tarte had skipped that 1st column of duds, as I can see that bringing the score down for this entire palette

This looks so gimmicky and huge (I would be seriously tempted to depot or just massacre this palette) but as a museum professional I’m super tempted by all the dumb museum puns. (I bought Nails Inc’s Victoria & Albert polish for the name, even though I rarely wear red polish…I would have bought Tate too if it hadn’t been the same red shade!!) I wish Tarte did singles :/

This looks to be a *decent* travel palette or a palette for someone who doesn’t have any or many palettes. I like the deeper shades quite a bit, but could probably find dupes for a few. This one is a big “Idk?” for me. Not a fan of bulky packaging, either.

If only Tarte would add a little more pigment to their shimmers and a lot more to their mattes. Hot MoMa is the standout shade – very pretty.
Starry Night – my biggest disappointment.

I like that Tarte included some pinks, berries, and purples into the mix instead of their usual 50 Shades of Brown. The lighter mattes look like duds, though. I know there are some brushes in that compartment above the cheek products, but the packaging still seems pretty bulky. So I’m on the fence, leaning toward “no,” unless I see really good reviews.

I love your Sneak Peaks Christine! This one is an easy pass. Only a few of shadows I like, and the light mattes look dreadful. I loathe bulky packaging, and don’t care for the blushes and highlighter either. Still, this is an exciting time, it’s always so much fun to see the holiday offerings, and it looks like there are some really nice ones so far!

I bought this palette the first day of the VIB Rouge sale. I purchased it sight unseen and after weighing the pros and cons, I am sending it back. The palette is not a complete and utter fail, but the quality of the matte eyeshadows is consistent with formulas in the early 2000s when I was a teenager. Like vintage dry MAC matte eyeshadows. Once I blended my shadows out with my MAC 217, the shadow almost entirely disappeared. For reference, I am equivalent to an NC10. Yesterday I used Waterlilies/Glitter Glue (browbone), I Louvre It (Lid), Hearts & Crafts (Transition), and Van Gogh With It (Crease). I had to apply everything twice due to everything blending away. Today I tried Stained Glass. It took five coats to not look like a patchy mess. Both days it ended up looking fine, but it took so long to get to “fine.” Maybe I had a defective palette? I am disappointed.

Two whole columns of light to medium shades that will be impossible to distinguish once blended on the lid – for the ones that actually show up… That’s you usual Tarte holiday set right there!

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