Tarte Color Vibes Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Tarte Color Vibes Eyeshadow Palette
Tarte Color Vibes Eyeshadow Palette

Tarte Color Vibes Eyeshadow Palette ($46.00 for 1.32 oz.) includes 20 eyeshadows arranged into four combinations. I like how they separated the colors, as it gives you a good idea of how to start pairing colors together, but if you want to go rogue, there’s nothing stopping you either! It’s a mixed bag; some shades are nice, some shades are difficult to work with, and the rest are somewhere in the middle. I like that there’s a mix of warmer and cool(er) shades, and there is a nice mix of finishes and depths, so you can get a variety of looks out of the palette. I also liked that this was a much slimmer palette compared to Tarte’s other holiday offerings, which are housed in bulky containers, so this would work better for traveling and take up less room when stored. I wish, though, that the quality was more consistent. The formula felt a little less smooth and silky compared to the brand’s permanent palettes (like Tartelette) but was also less dusty/powdery, though I had similar issues with the colors fading faster than average.

Pixel is a light peachy beige with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, lightly dusty texture that was blendable and applied well to bare skin. It wore well for seven hours for me. Colour Pop Liar, Liar (P, $4.50) is more shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Marmalade Sky #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Tails & Top Hats #6 (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). theBalm Promiscuous Pearl (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). IT Cosmetics Transforming Pearl (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Sellout (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Sydney Grace Dream Maker (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Dream Girl #10 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Pretty (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Les Precieux #2 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Maybelline Pure Nude (80) (LE, $6.99) is cooler (95% similar). Chanel Seduction #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Most (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Dior Ambre Nuit #3 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Nude (PiP, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop My Treat (PiP, $4.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S522 Pinky Nude (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Champagne Bubble Bath (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). The Estee Edit 1st Light (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Tickled (P, $4.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Love Hue is a soft, light-medium brown with warm, orange undertones and a mostly matte finish, though there is a dusting of silvery sparkle, but it doesn’t bind with the base, so it has little impact on the finish. The texture was firmer, so it was hard to get pigment out of the pan, which resulted in medium coverage at best. It wore well for six hours before fading. Kat Von D Noble (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Fawned of You (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Hayride (DC, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Buxom Gimme Gorgeous (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Skinny Latte (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M536 Milk Tea (DC, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Portobello II (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Weekender (PiP, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Persona Loyal (PiP, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). theBalm Score (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Lumieres Naturelles #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Blonde (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Lovely Bunch (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Illusion (PiP, $8.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Deep #1 (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Different Strokes is a medium, peachy-coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth texture that wasn’t too dusty or too firm, which made it easy to work with. It started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear. Ciate Nini (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Sydney Grace Honesty (P, $5.00) is warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Supermodel (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Kennedy (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Nectar (PiP, $19.00) is more muted (95% similar). Coloured Raine Powder Room (LE, $6.99) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Lantana (LE, ) is brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Hello, Salem (LE, $4.50) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Big Spoon (LE, $4.50) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Colour Pop All 4 U (PiP, $4.50) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Coral Haze (LE, ) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Sydney Grace Payton's Puppy (P, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). Natasha Denona Vega (111CM) (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Millennial (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Coral (DC, $17.00) is darker, brighter, more pigmented (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

On the Monet is a medium-dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a soft, pearly sheen. The pigmentation was good, but the texture was thin and drier to the touch–it was surprisingly thin for a richer, warmer, and more bronzy shade. I found it prone to fading, as it only lasted for six hours, and sheering out on the lid. Guerlain Coque d'Or #3 (DC, ) is warmer (95% similar). Coloured Raine Intergalactic (DC, $6.99) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Off Duty (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Ludwig (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Love and Cocoa (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Sugar Shade #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Faux Gold (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sydney Grace Antique Coin (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Supernova (114DC) (PiP, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS La La (DC, $25.00) is cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Cedar (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Codes Subtils #3 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita #2 (PiP, ) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Coffee Date (LE, $16.00) is brighter (90% similar). Viseart Scala (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Winter Pursuit (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Garnet (PiP, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop High Strung (PiP, $4.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). Buxom Hustle (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Iced Coffee (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Style is a dark brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It was dry, dusty, and difficult to blend as it looked patchy and uneven on the skin. it had sheer coverage, which was not really buildable. It lasted for seven hours on me when I tested it. Too Faced Malted (PiP, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Chocolate (PiP, $19.00) is more pigmented (95% similar). Makeup Atelier Natural Brown #4 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cocoa Mirage #4 (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Knock Out (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Yule Be Surprised (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Dark Brown (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Atelier Red Ochre #5 (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Naturally Fabulous (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). MAC Ground Brown (P, $17.00) is darker, better quality (95% similar). Tarte Eiffel for You (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Nude #7 (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Risque (PiP, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Maple Syrup (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Powerful (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Unedited (PiP, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Corduroy (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Corduroy (PiP, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Choco Cake (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Buxom Big Spender (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Base Coat is a light, yellowed beige with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good color coverage with a soft, smooth, and silky texture that had a little excess powder that kicked up in the pan but was very blendable. This shade started to fade after seven hours of wear. Tarte Swan Song (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Inglot #353 (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Laura Mercier Buttercream (PiP, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tarte Compassionate (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Sage (Highlight) (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). NARS Biarritz (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Blanc (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Zoeva Liquid Clock (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Treat Yourself (LE, $4.50) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Sand (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Jouer Crème (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 01 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild The Night's Quad #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Crystal Cove (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Double Scoop (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Sephora Lazy Afternoon (207) (P, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Heaven (PiP, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Smashbox Vanilla (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Porcelain (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Queen Bee (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Medium is a medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and a frost finish. It had nice pigmentation that covered the skin well and blended out easily. This shade wore for eight hours before creasing slightly. Colour Pop Celestial (LE, $4.50) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Spill the Tea (LE, $4.50) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Maiden (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Muse #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Bare Skin (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Bubbles (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Cutie Patootie (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Warehouse Party (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Faze (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Orgasm IV (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora Fall Leaves (DC, $10.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Siros (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Milani Afterglow (PiP, $5.99) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Orgasm Fever (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Ciate Glisten (PiP, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). KKW Beauty West (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC All That Glitters (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bad Habit Sofia (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Sassy Bun (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

A Beautiful Degas is a dark brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was fantastic, while the texture was smooth and blendable without being thin or too powdery. It wore well for eight hours before I noticed signs of fading. Laura Mercier Ganache (LE, $23.00)(100% similar). Tarte One Too Manet (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Angles (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop No Bounds (LE, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Look Closer III (DC, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Rose in the Air #7 (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Laura Mercier Truffle (PiP, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Bark (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Hourglass Rich Brown (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Inglot #360 (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Mea Culpa (PiP, $8.00) is brighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Cabin Fever (DC, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Coloured Raine Chocolate (DC, $6.99) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Sorrel (LE, $4.50) is warmer (90% similar). Dose of Colors Cheens (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Arizona (88V) (PiP, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). Coloured Raine Torch (LE, $6.99) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Violeta (LE, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sephora Tree-Hugger (301) (P, $8.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Semi-Sweet (PiP, $16.00)(90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Venus is a medium-dark, bronzy brown with warm, golden undertones and a shimmering finish. It yielded opaque pigmentation with a smooth, lightly dense texture that applied well to skin with even coverage that remained blendable without losing its intensity. This eyeshadow wore well for seven and a half hours. Urban Decay Radar (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Monaco-co (Enchanted Forest) (LE, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). Guerlain Coque d'Or #4 (DC, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Winsome Lose Some (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Firecracker (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Spiked Cider (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Pretty Vulgar Songbird (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Good Girl & U Know It (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Crystal Beige (LE, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Archetype (PiP, $8.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Dream Girl #8 (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Been There, Done That (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Hourglass Plum Brown (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Telesto (P, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Ardency Inn Vintage Gold (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Ember (PiP, $19.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Tempting (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Noontide (PiP, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Smashbox Hell Ya (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mosaic is a dark, reddish brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had full color coverage that adhered well to bare skin and blended out nicely around the edges. It was easy to use and lasted for eight hours on me. Chanel Jardins Eclatants #3 (LE, )(95% similar). Guerlain Coque d'Or #3 (DC, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Tout Suite (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Howdy (PiP, $4.50) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Wedge (LE, $19.00) is brighter (95% similar). Viseart Copper (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Expose #5 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Burnished Rose (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Grounded (Left) (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty White Suede #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Aurora (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Shadow (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Pretty (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). NYX Bedroom Eyes (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Dreamlight (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Sable (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Bronze (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Age #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Silver Pink (814) (P, $36.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D652 Celestial Earth (DC, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Glaze is a soft, golden beige with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, fairly blendable texture on the skin, but it was easier to use with a firmer, flatter brush than a fluffy one, as the shimmer did not diffuse as easily with a fluffy brush. This shade lasted for seven and a half hours on me. LORAC Peony (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Calm (Right) (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Ladybird (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). theBalm #18 (P, $6.50) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Enchant (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #1 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Viseart Rendezvous (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop My Treat (PiP, $4.50) is cooler (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Walk of No Shame #1 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Les Cendres #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Endowed (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop The Cancer (P, $4.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty AW '16 (Left) (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Cuteness Overload (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Delphes #1 (DC, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Lancome Rose Satin (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I520 Pinky Sand (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Full Moon (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sephora Sand (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

For Realism is a muted, medium-dark purply taupe with cooler undertones and a matte finish. It had nice color payoff with a soft, lightly dusty texture that was blendable and did not appear dry on the eye. I noticed fading with this shade after seven hours of wear. YSL Paris #9 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Monochrome #4 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Mauve (PiP, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Mint Chocolate (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Hasard (99) (P, $29.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Buxom Spoiled Sexy (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M546 Dark Purple Taupe (DC, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Haux (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Sephora Cloak (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Rose Such a Clatter (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Dreams (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Almond Truffle (PiP, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Guerlain Les Cendres #2 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Tease (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Unconditional (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (80% similar). Tarte Natural Beauty (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Tempted (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (80% similar). Jouer Mauve (PiP, ) is brighter (80% similar). MAC Choc-ful (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). LORAC Pink Mauve (PiP, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Color Vibes is a soft, medium brown with warm undertones and a subtle, grayish cast paired with a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation, though it appeared lighter and brighter swatched than it did in the pan. The texture was firmer but not stiff, so it was still blendable when I tried using it on the lid. It wore well for seven hours before fading. MAC Eternal Optimist (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Silver Fox (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Sweet as Candy #3 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). NARS Look Closer II (DC, $25.00) is cooler (90% similar). theBalm Stand-offish (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Sweet Satisfaction (DC, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Dusk (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Tarina Tarantino Fantastical #4 (DC, ) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Undertone (802) (P, $36.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarina Tarantino Agate (DC, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Cliffside (LE, $19.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Seascape is a deep, steely gray with cool, blue undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good color payoff that applied well to bare skin and was easy to blend out. The texture wasn’t too firm or too soft. On me, it lasted for seven and a half hours. Tom Ford Beauty White Suede #4 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Denim Smokey (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Text Me Later (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Showgirl (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Au Fil de L'Eau #4 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Slate (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Showgirl (LE, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #9 (DC, $25.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Silver Screen (LE, $36.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Slanted (PiP, $19.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #27 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Graphic Style (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Hematite (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Glitch in the Matrix (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Chanel Au Fil de L'Eau #3 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Giorgio Armani Moonlight White #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Inked is a deep navy blue with a hint of purple paired with a matte finish. The texture was very dusty–almost chalky–and very prone to adhering better in some places and less so in others, which resulted in an uneven application that couldn’t be corrected by trying to blend it out (it just wouldn’t move). It wore well for seven and a half hours. MAC Switch Me On (LE, $20.00)(100% similar). Laura Mercier Deep Night (PiP, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Maven (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Pseudonym (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Midnight Kiss (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Zodiac (PiP, $8.00) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Harbor (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Crow's Nest (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Saphir (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Apres l'Ondee #5 (DC, ) is warmer (90% similar). Inglot #389 (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Stingray (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Beaugrenelle #5 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Dark Navy (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #02 (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Beaugrenelle #6 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Tornay (DC, ) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Merryweather (LE, $4.50) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Exhibit is a soft, light pink with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightly dusty consistency that was thin and prone to sheering out. It worked better to help blend out or diffuse darker plums/purples along the edges (almost like a transition shade) than alone as a result. It wore well for six hours before fading noticeably. Smashbox Parfait (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Tarte Wrapped Up (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Light Pink (PiP, $19.00) is brighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M870 Yogurt (DC, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Benefit Pinky Swear (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Confection (DC, $6.00) is more muted (95% similar). Tarte Caregiver (LE, ) is more pigmented (95% similar). Too Faced Powdered Sugar (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Kitten (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Matte Pink (PiP, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC The Wrong Man (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Bouthan #1 (DC, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pop Art Princess is a medium, rosy pink with warm undertones and a sparkly, metallic finish. The texture was drier and a little gritty, so there was fall out during application. It had semi-opaque color coverage, which applied better with a firm brush or fingertip, as I noticed some skipping and patchiness when I used a regular domed eyeshadow brush. It wore well for six and a half hours before creasing. Colour Pop Lifted (P, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Primrose (PiP, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Burnout (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Firenze (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop The Scales (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Pampered Pink (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Ultraviolet (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Mystic (P, $8.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Sephora Sandy Toes (DC, $10.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #6 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Opera (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Paris #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Tiny Pansie (DC, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Quartz Rose (26) (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Pink Frontier (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Orgasm (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Moonlight Pink (118) (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Huda Beauty Daydream (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Sephora Rose (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Kaja Ballerina Pink (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Modern Icon is a muted, medium pinky-mauve with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had a thinner, drier texture that absorbed the skin’s natural oils very easily, which resulted in more uneven color that was difficult to blend out. This shade wore for seven hours on me. NABLA Cosmetics Circle (P, $8.00) is cooler (95% similar). Benefit Pause for Applause (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Quite Spoiled (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Elemental #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Sugar Snack (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Quiet Revolution #1 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Lancome My French #2 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Big Moves (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop R and R (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Gigi (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Limit (PiP, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Ciate Toon Kisses (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Social (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Rose in the Air #3 (PiP, ) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC The Wrong Man (LE, $17.00)(85% similar). Viseart Embrace (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Strawberry Bon Bon (PiP, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Paradise Island (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Huda Beauty Lace (PiP, )(85% similar). Huda Beauty Nude Light #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Getty Up & Go is a deep plum with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a soft, lightly dusty texture that was fairly blendable and didn’t turn patchy when blended out. The color wore well for just over seven and a half hours when I tested it. Urban Decay Neo (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M928 Eggplant (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #160 (DC, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Occult (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Fig. 1 (DC, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Hybrid Moments (DC, ) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Mulberry (Amethyst #3) (P, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Plum (PiP, $19.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Natasha Denona Trust (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Ciate Flirt (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Inglot #325 (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Black Currant (PiP, $19.00) is more muted (90% similar). Dior Pink Vibration #5 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Inglot #375 (P, $6.00) is brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M928 Eggplant (P, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). Dior Plum Tulle #5 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Plum (Define) (PiP, ) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Melt Cosmetics Last Caress (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Huda Beauty Amethyst #4 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia BBDC (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Illusion is a deep purple with subtle, warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had good pigmentation, but the texture was on the drier side, which made it harder to blend out for more diffused edges. I noticed a bit of fading after seven hours of wear. Urban Decay Tornado (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME930 Black Purple (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty How You Want (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Adi (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Black Violet (P, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). Pat McGrath Smoked Amethyst (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Gravity (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #14 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Plumluxe #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Claretluxe #3 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Cyber Lilac (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Tease #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Twilight (LE, $4.50) is more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Purple Dust (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). theBalm Lavish Latoya (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Encore (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Gravity's Pull (LE, $25.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Coloured Raine Black Butterfly (LE, $6.99) is more shimmery, cooler (80% similar). LORAC Boots (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Sleek MakeUP Bliss in Barcelona (LE, $9.99) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Color Vibes

LELimited Edition. $46.00.
B-
B-
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

Pixel

LELimited Edition.
B
B
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

Love Hue

LELimited Edition.
D+
D+
7
Product
7
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
69%
Total

Different Strokes

LELimited Edition.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

On the Monet

LELimited Edition.
B-
B-
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total

Style

LELimited Edition.
F
F
5
Product
5
Pigmentation
5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
2.5
Application
56%
Total

Base Coat

LELimited Edition.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

Medium

LELimited Edition.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

A Beautiful Degas

LELimited Edition.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

Venus

LELimited Edition.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

Mosaic

LELimited Edition.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

Glaze

LELimited Edition.
B
B
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

For Realism

LELimited Edition.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

Color Vibes

LELimited Edition.
B
B
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

Seascape

LELimited Edition.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

Inked

LELimited Edition.
D+
D+
6
Product
8
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
2
Application
69%
Total

Exhibit

LELimited Edition.
C-
C-
6
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
72%
Total

Pop Art Princess

LELimited Edition.
C
C
7
Product
8
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
73%
Total

Modern Icon

LELimited Edition.
C+
C+
7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
78%
Total

Getty Up & Go

LELimited Edition.
B
B
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

Illusion

LELimited Edition.
B-
B-
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total
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Tarte Venus Eyeshadow
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Tarte Mosaic Eyeshadow
Tarte Mosaic Eyeshadow

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Tarte Mosaic Eyeshadow

Tarte Glaze Eyeshadow
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Tarte Pop Art Princess Eyeshadow
Tarte Pop Art Princess Eyeshadow

Tarte Modern Icon Eyeshadow
Tarte Modern Icon Eyeshadow

Tarte Modern Icon Eyeshadow
Tarte Modern Icon Eyeshadow

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Tarte Getty Up & Go Eyeshadow

Tarte Getty Up & Go Eyeshadow
Tarte Getty Up & Go Eyeshadow

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Tarte Illusion Eyeshadow

Tarte Illusion Eyeshadow
Tarte Illusion Eyeshadow

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Sigh. I wish Tarte would stop bombarding us with one mediocre, mixed bag holiday palette after another, all with very similar color combos, and just shove their awesome LE Metallic singles into a value kit, and call it a day! I have 7 of those LE singles (all bought at 50% off), and they are LIGHT YEARS ahead of any of the regular shadows, on par with the best of MUFE Artist and UD. Or give us the Rainforest of the Sea formula again in another palette, but not this.

It appears that they do multiple mega sets so they can have one exclusive to each retailer, but it makes one wonder just how much time/effort they put into each :/

Amen to Tarte putting together a truly NICE palette using the Metallic or RFOTS formula, plus doing the one smart thing they did do here; add color! Then it would be a worthwhile palette to have.

I would have dug this palette more had the performance been a bit more consistent. I’m not sure it’s worth the purchase this time around, but your eye looks are stunning even so!

Lots and lots of pink tones, vanilla and neutrals with splashes of colour – seascape and the purples. To me this is more of a summer palette than for autumn.
I love the seascape shade, but have lots of the other shades that I like. The ratings are all over the place, with the mattes not the best.
Beautiful eye looks Christine.

I LOVE the colors in this palette, and the layout and the NAMES!! (I was an Art History major in college!) so all these art history names coming from Tarte this season are really calling to me. I wish the quality was better dang it. But I’m so in love with Seascape that I may buy this.

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