Tarte Metallics Shadows (Summer 2017) Reviews, Photos, Swatches (Part 1)

01/06

Tarte Downtown Metallic Shadow
Tarte Downtown Metallic Shadow
Tarte Downtown Metallic Shadow
Tarte Downtown Metallic Shadow
Tarte Downtown Metallic Shadow
Tarte Downtown Metallic Shadow
Tarte Downtown Metallic Shadow
Tarte Downtown Metallic Shadow
Tarte Downtown Metallic Shadow
Tarte Downtown Metallic Shadow
Tarte Downtown Metallic Shadow
Tarte Downtown Metallic Shadow
Tarte Downtown Metallic Shadow
Tarte Downtown Metallic Shadow
Tarte Downtown Metallic Shadow
Tarte Downtown Metallic Shadow
Tarte Downtown Metallic Shadow
Tarte Downtown Metallic Shadow

Downtown

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.

Formula Overview

$14.00/0.07 oz. - $200.00 Per Ounce

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).

Browse all of our Tarte Metallic Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, mica, talc, calcium sodium borosilicate, silica, zinc stearate, dimethiconol, acrylates copolymer, aluminum, aluminum hydroxide, calcium aluminum borosilicate, caprylyl glycol, hexylene glycol, methyl methacrylate crosspolymer, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, phenoxyethanol, polyethylene terephthalate, synthetic fluorphlogopite, tin oxide, triethoxycaprylylsilane, carmine (CI 75470), titanium dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), ferric ferrocyanide (CI 77510). ME111ES0006900001

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01/08

Tarte Genie Metallic Shadow
Tarte Genie Metallic Shadow
Tarte Genie Metallic Shadow
Tarte Genie Metallic Shadow
Tarte Genie Metallic Shadow
Tarte Genie Metallic Shadow
Tarte Genie Metallic Shadow
Tarte Genie Metallic Shadow
Tarte Genie Metallic Shadow
Tarte Genie Metallic Shadow
Tarte Genie Metallic Shadow
Tarte Genie Metallic Shadow
Tarte Genie Metallic Shadow
Tarte Metallic Shadows | Look Breakdown
Tarte Genie Metallic Shadow
Tarte Metallic Shadows | Look Breakdown
Tarte Genie Metallic Shadow
Tarte Genie Metallic Shadow
Tarte Genie Metallic Shadow
Tarte Genie Metallic Shadow
Tarte Genie Metallic Shadow
Tarte Genie Metallic Shadow
Tarte Genie Metallic Shadow
Tarte Genie Metallic Shadow

Genie

Tarte Genie Metallic Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, grayish teal with cool undertones and a sparkling, frosted finish. The texture was looser and felt drier with larger sparkles that did not bind as well with the base color, so there was some fallout when I worked with it (even after tapping off excess on my brush). It had good color payoff and was fairly blendable on the skin. The eyeshadow wore nicely for seven hours on me.

Formula Overview

$14.00/0.07 oz. - $200.00 Per Ounce

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).

Browse all of our Tarte Metallic Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, dimethicone, talc, zinc stearate, dimethiconol, silica, acrylates copolymer, aluminum, aluminum hydroxide, calcium aluminum borosilicate, calcium sodium borosilicate, caprylyl glycol, hexylene glycol, methyl methacrylate crosspolymer, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, phenoxyethanol, polyethylene terephthalate, synthetic fluorphlogopite, tin oxide, triethoxycaprylylsilane. (+/-): Ultramarines (CI 77007), chromium oxide greens (CI 77288), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), ferric ferrocyanide (CI 77510), manganese violet (CI 77742), titanium dioxide (CI 77891). ME111ES0006300001

01/06

Tarte Dark Seas Metallic Shadow
Tarte Dark Seas Metallic Shadow
Tarte Dark Seas Metallic Shadow
Tarte Dark Seas Metallic Shadow
Tarte Dark Seas Metallic Shadow
Tarte Dark Seas Metallic Shadow
Tarte Dark Seas Metallic Shadow
Tarte Dark Seas Metallic Shadow
Tarte Dark Seas Metallic Shadow
Tarte Dark Seas Metallic Shadow
Tarte Dark Seas Metallic Shadow
Tarte Dark Seas Metallic Shadow
Tarte Dark Seas Metallic Shadow
Tarte Dark Seas Metallic Shadow
Tarte Dark Seas Metallic Shadow
Tarte Dark Seas Metallic Shadow
Tarte Dark Seas Metallic Shadow
Tarte Dark Seas Metallic Shadow

Dark Seas

Tarte Dark Seas Metallic Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a deep, navy blue with cool undertones and a metallic sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, almost cream-like texture that was slightly denser in the pan but still very blendable and easy to work with. This shade wore well for eight hours before fading on me.

Formula Overview

$14.00/0.07 oz. - $200.00 Per Ounce

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).

Browse all of our Tarte Metallic Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, dimethicone, talc, zinc stearate, dimethiconol, silica, acrylates copolymer, aluminum, aluminum hydroxide, calcium aluminum borosilicate, calcium sodium borosilicate, caprylyl glycol, hexylene glycol, methyl methacrylate crosspolymer, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, phenoxyethanol, polyethylene terephthalate, synthetic fluorphlogopite, tin oxide, triethoxycaprylylsilane. (+/-): Ultramarines (CI 77007), chromium oxide greens (CI 77288), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), ferric ferrocyanide (CI 77510), manganese violet (CI 77742), titanium dioxide (CI 77891). ME111ES0006300001

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01/06

Tarte Amethyst Metallic Shadow
Tarte Amethyst Metallic Shadow
Tarte Amethyst Metallic Shadow
Tarte Amethyst Metallic Shadow
Tarte Amethyst Metallic Shadow
Tarte Amethyst Metallic Shadow
Tarte Amethyst Metallic Shadow
Tarte Amethyst Metallic Shadow
Tarte Amethyst Metallic Shadow
Tarte Amethyst Metallic Shadow
Tarte Amethyst Metallic Shadow
Tarte Amethyst Metallic Shadow
Tarte Amethyst Metallic Shadow
Tarte Amethyst Metallic Shadow
Tarte Amethyst Metallic Shadow
Tarte Amethyst Metallic Shadow
Tarte Amethyst Metallic Shadow
Tarte Amethyst Metallic Shadow

Amethyst

Tarte Amethyst Metallic Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark purple with warm, pink undertones and a frosted finish. It had great color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly to bare skin. The consistency was soft, blendable, and a smidgen dusty so there was a bit of fallout during application. It wore well for eight hours before fading on me.

Formula Overview

$14.00/0.07 oz. - $200.00 Per Ounce

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).

Browse all of our Tarte Metallic Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, dimethicone, talc, zinc stearate, dimethiconol, aluminum, silica, acrylates copolymer, aluminum hydroxide, calcium aluminum borosilicate, calcium sodium borosilicate, caprylyl glycol, hexylene glycol, methyl methacrylate crosspolymer, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, phenoxyethanol, polyethylene terephthalate, synthetic fluorphlogopite, tin oxide, triethoxycaprylylsilane, carmine (CI 75470), titanium dioxide (CI 77891), manganese violet, (CI 77742), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), ferric ferrocyanide (CI 77510). ME111ES0006400001

01/06

Tarte Flask Metallic Shadow
Tarte Flask Metallic Shadow
Tarte Flask Metallic Shadow
Tarte Flask Metallic Shadow
Tarte Flask Metallic Shadow
Tarte Flask Metallic Shadow
Tarte Flask Metallic Shadow
Tarte Flask Metallic Shadow
Tarte Flask Metallic Shadow
Tarte Flask Metallic Shadow
Tarte Flask Metallic Shadow
Tarte Flask Metallic Shadow
Tarte Flask Metallic Shadow
Tarte Flask Metallic Shadow
Tarte Flask Metallic Shadow
Tarte Flask Metallic Shadow
Tarte Flask Metallic Shadow
Tarte Flask Metallic Shadow

Flask

Tarte Flask Metallic Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a bright silver with a metallic finish. There seemed to be slight bits of sparkle to the finish as well, though it was still more metallic than it was glittery. It had a smooth, blendable consistency that yielded rich, opaque color payoff. The color started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear.

Formula Overview

$14.00/0.07 oz. - $200.00 Per Ounce

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).

Browse all of our Tarte Metallic Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, dimethicone, talc, zinc stearate, dimethiconol, silica, aluminum, acrylates copolymer, aluminum hydroxide, calcium aluminum borosilicate, calcium sodium borosilicate, caprylyl glycol, hexylene glycol, methyl methacrylate crosspolymer, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, phenoxyethanol, polyethylene terephthalate, synthetic fluorphlogopite, tin oxide, triethoxycaprylylsilane, aluminum powder (CI 77000), titanium dioxide (CI 77891). ME111ES0007000001

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01/06

Tarte Grommet Metallic Shadow
Tarte Grommet Metallic Shadow
Tarte Grommet Metallic Shadow
Tarte Grommet Metallic Shadow
Tarte Grommet Metallic Shadow
Tarte Grommet Metallic Shadow
Tarte Grommet Metallic Shadow
Tarte Grommet Metallic Shadow
Tarte Grommet Metallic Shadow
Tarte Grommet Metallic Shadow
Tarte Grommet Metallic Shadow
Tarte Grommet Metallic Shadow
Tarte Grommet Metallic Shadow
Tarte Grommet Metallic Shadow
Tarte Grommet Metallic Shadow
Tarte Grommet Metallic Shadow
Tarte Grommet Metallic Shadow
Tarte Grommet Metallic Shadow

Grommet

Tarte Grommet Metallic Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark black with neutral-to-warm undertones and flecks of silver sparkle over a satin finish. This was the least metallic shade in the new releases, and it had much larger, more visible sparkle instead. The texture was smoother, denser, and easier to work with, so while not all of the sparkles translated visibly on the lid, there wasn’t real fallout like with Genie or Dark Seas. This shade stayed on well for eight hours.

Formula Overview

$14.00/0.07 oz. - $200.00 Per Ounce

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).

Browse all of our Tarte Metallic Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, dimethicone, talc, calcium sodium borosilicate, zinc stearate, dimethiconol, silica, acrylates copolymer, aluminum, aluminum hydroxide, calcium aluminum borosilicate, caprylyl glycol, hexylene glycol, methyl methacrylate crosspolymer, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, phenoxyethanol, polyethylene terephthalate, synthetic fluorphlogopite, tin oxide, triethoxycaprylylsilane. (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), manganese violet (CI 77742). ME111ES0006500001

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Yep, I’m in BIG trouble. I already have 7 of the originals (love!!), looks like I will need more! Getting Amethyst and Flask for sure, and will probably cave on Dark Seas (even though I have tons of dupes) and Genie

Amethyst is my pick out of these!! I’m really digging purple/plum eyeshadow lately!! I may need to look into this one!!!

YESSS I’m so glad Dark Seas performed well! It’s such a gorgeous shade and I’m a fan of tarte’s metallic formula. I’ll be buying this particular shade this week!

Not sure whether my original comment went through or not, because my screen froze up on me?

Anyway, Downtown and Genie look fab for creating a smoked “dirty’ teal eye look! I really love both , and would hope that their performance over primer would be vastly improved?

Downtown is a really interesting and subdued darker shade. I think I may have to pick it up. I love your look and now you have me wanting that MJ matte pencil too.

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