Tarte Pretty Paintbox Collector’s Makeup Case Review, Photos, Swatches

Tarte Pretty Paintbox Collector's Makeup Case
Tarte Pretty Paintbox Collector’s Makeup Case

Tarte Pretty Paintbox Collector’s Makeup Case ($59.00 for 1.59 oz.) includes 24 eyeshadows, four cheek colors, miniature size Glossy Lip Paint, black liquid eyeliner, and miniature sized mascara. It’s another middling mega set from Tarte-it’s disappointing with some real misses in the palette. There were only a few shades that were actually good. The set itself is contained within a zippered case, but it is pretty bulky for traveling (and storing). The best part about the set were the punny art-inspired names.

Moment is a light-medium peach with warm undertones and a fine, golden shimmer-sheen finish. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage (up to semi-opaque) with a slightly firm texture in the pan. It applied decently and lasted for eight hours (but not the 12 promised). Tarte Angelic (LE, $29.00) is brighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever S310 (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, more muted (95% similar). Hourglass Dim Infusion (P, $40.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). NARS Now or Never (LE, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). MAC Cream Soda (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Rose Champagne (P, $2.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Milani Luminoso (P, $8.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Fame (LE, $30.00) is brighter (90% similar). Chanel Caresse (180) (LE, $45.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Pinch My Peach (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Indecent (DC, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Inner Beauty (LE, ) is lighter (80% similar). Benefit Gold Rush (PiP, $29.00) is lighter (85% similar). Catrice I Am Nuts About You (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). bareMinerals The Big Break (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). NYX Soft Spoken (P, $6.50) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Authentic is a light-medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a metallic finish. It had good color coverage with a soft, blendable texture that lasted for eight and a half hours on me. It did emphasize pores slightly. Huda Beauty Seychelles (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Ablaze (Highlight) (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Goddess Glow (LE, $35.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Luna (LE, $68.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Make a Sheen (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Crique (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). NARS Disco Nights (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Fenty Beauty Fire Crystal (PiP, $36.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop A Smile and a Song (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Bliss (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Strobe Gold (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Frosty (LE, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Boujee Call (P, $8.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Pineapple Paradise (Highlighter) (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). NARS Noctum (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Coloured Raine Selfie (P, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Revolution Golden Kiss (P, $9.00) is brighter (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Earth (LE, $6.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia White Sand (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Midnight Sun (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Unique is a medium-dark brown with warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. The color coverage was fully opaque, but the texture was still soft, silky, and easily blended on the skin, so it could be sheered out or diffused as desired. The color wore well for eight and a half hours on me. Guerlain #02 (P, $53.00) is warmer (95% similar). Guerlain #03 (P, $53.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Becca Sweet Pea (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Tarte Park Ave. Princess #2 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Madly (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Scone (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Warmth (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Bronzer) (LE, ) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Laura Mercier Earth (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Becca Wild Honey (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Cheeky (79) (DC, $38.00) is cooler, glossier (85% similar). bareMinerals The Skinny Dip (PiP, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Provocative is a muted, medium-dark brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightly dusty, but blendable, consistency. It wore well for eight hours on me. Urban Decay Bronzed (P, $28.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Bronzer) (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Tantric (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Nights (P, $48.00) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Faux Tan Matte (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Java Sun (LE, $65.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (LE, $70.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Sun-Kissed (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Terra (P, $68.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Burberry Dark Earthy (P, $42.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Skinny Dip (P, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Glitter Glue is a light beige with warm undertones and a glittery finish. It had semi-sheer color coverage, which was not buildabl,e and the texture was looser in the pan, so there was a lot of fall out during application as well as during wear. This one, as the name might allude to, needs a glitter adhesive to function. MAC Diamond Butterfly (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Too Faced All American Girl (PiP, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Lace #3 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D716 Crystalline Papaya (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Just Gleaming (PiP, $20.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Vanilla Diamond (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Sterling (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Givenchy Tentation #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Stila Snowflake (LE, $18.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Shroom (P, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Shimmer Beige (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Call of the Canyon (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). LORAC Prosecco (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Harsh Stone White (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Les Indispensables #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Pure Bred #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Satin Corset (281) (P, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Dazzlelight (P, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Preferred Blonde (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Milky Way (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Nudes is a light-medium beige with a mostly matte finish. The texture was incredibly stiff and had such a hard press in the pan that it was difficult to get any color out of it. It was a challenge to apply as so little color showed up, and what did apply, immediately melded to the skin and did not want to blend. It lasted for four and a half hours before it had faded. NARS Madrague #1 (DC, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Tabby (LE, $22.00) is glossier (95% similar). LORAC Buff (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Nudie (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Bone (PiP, $23.00) is more pigmented (95% similar). NARS Look Closer I (DC, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Not a Basic Peach #6 (PiP, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M518 Nude (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Grande Pro (Vol. 1) #6 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Milani Soft Touch (PiP, $5.99) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Huda Beauty Desert Sand (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M536 Milk Tea (P, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bronze Casting is a medium-dark copper with warm, orange undertones and flecks of copper sparkle. It had sheer coverage, which I did not find buildable at all, and the sparkle was loose and sat on top of the underlying color, so there was noticeable fall out after six hours of wear. Anastasia Bellini (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). L'Oreal Sunset Seine (P, $5.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Glisten (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Atelier Honey Brown #2 (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Lancome Midnight Haze (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #5 (LE, )(95% similar). theBalm #21 (P, $6.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Bon Bon (Semi-Sweet Palette) (PiP, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Illamasqua Bronx (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Warm Wash #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Gingersnap (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Shiver of Delight (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Hieroglyph (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Copper Aura (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tarte Sassy Bun (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Shooting Star (DC, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Cosmic (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Delirium (DC, $25.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Amaze (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Too Faced Honey Honey (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Silhouette is a dark black with neutral-to-cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. There seemed to be a slight sheen to the finish, which kept it from being totally matte. The consistency was a little thinner and firmer, which made it harder to blend out without getting some patchiness. With enough effort, I was able to blend it out, though. It had good pigmentation and lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Laura Mercier Tuxedo (PiP, $28.00) is glossier (95% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Fin (LE, $30.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Caviar (LE, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Punk (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Black Metal (LE, ) is less shimmery, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Nehru (Guo Pei) (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Point 'n' Shoot (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Jet Black (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Wanted (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 12 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Viseart Chroma #3 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). L'Oreal Noir C'est Noir (P, $5.99) is lighter (95% similar). theBalm Sleek (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Fashionista (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Obscur (816) (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). City Color Black Widow (P, $6.99) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Stiletto (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Overnight (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seduce Glow (Smoke) (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Black (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Waterlilies is a light beige with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, lightly dusty consistency that had a tendency to sheer out when applied to the skin. It lasted for six hours on me. Too Faced Ginger Cream (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Double Scoop (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Super Mom (LE, ) is brighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M500 Ivory (DC, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Zoeva Bitter Start (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). IT Cosmetics Peaceful (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Vanilla (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Coconut (LE, $16.00) is brighter (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Nude Awakening #5 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Canvas (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Assistant (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Black Tie Attire #4 (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Chance (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Conch (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Van Gogh With It is a medium brown with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The color payoff was opaque, while the texture felt soft and smooth to the touch, and it blended out well on the eye. I noticed fading after seven hours of wear. Makeup Geek Bake Sale (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Inglot #337 (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Nutmeg (Warm Mattes #10) (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Succubus (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Caramel (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Crisp (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Girl's Night (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Montaigne (Golden Hour) (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Ciate On Fire (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Melt Cosmetics Rust (PiP, ) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Viseart Warm Mattes #9 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Mabuhay (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild My Glamour Squad #1 (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 05 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Atelier Red Ochre #4 (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop My Type (PiP, $4.50) is darker (90% similar). NARS Doctor Love (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Latte (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Légèreté et Expérience #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Sepia (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Metal Work is a medium-dark coppery brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation, though the consistency was thinner and firmer in the pan, so it was difficult to diffuse and blend out on the lid. It started to fade after six and a half hours of wear. MAC She-nanigans (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Pink Bronze (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Rose Gold (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). NARS Guayaquil (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte On the Monet (LE, ) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Too Faced Wet Kisses (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Pat McGrath Copper Toned (PiP, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Body Conscious (LE, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). theBalm #39 (P, $6.50) is darker (80% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Charcoal Sketch is a blackened brown with subtle, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. The color coverage was mostly opaque, and it had a soft, thin texture that wasn’t too firm or too soft in the pan. It wore well for eight hours on me. Dior Matte Smoky Brown (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Smoked (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Bear Necessities (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Stila Chocolate (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). L'Oreal Continuous Cocoa (P, $7.99) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Dark Drive (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Noir Petrole (812) (P, $36.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Montaillou (DC, $25.00) is more muted (95% similar). Viseart Cashmere #3 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty AW '16 (Right) (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Espresso (PiP, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Join My League (LE, $17.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Laura Mercier Espresso Bean (LE, $23.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Mesopotamia (P, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). Pat McGrath Xtreme Dusk (PiP, $25.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Fairfax (LE, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Atelier Honey Brown #5 (P, ) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Embark (P, $17.00) is cooler (85% similar). LORAC Espresso (Mega Pro) (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #2E (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pearl Earring is a light, golden beige with warm undertones and a soft, frosted sheen. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that was easy to work with and lasted for seven and a half hours before fading. Urban Decay Bribe (PiP, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). MAC Vanilla Diamond (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Hourglass Exposure #1 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Zoeva Liquid Clock (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Givenchy Tentation #4 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Satin Ochre (Left) (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). MAC Amberluxe #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Bootycall (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). NARS Give In Take I (LE, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Just Gleaming (PiP, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Fantastical #3 (DC, ) is warmer (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Sea Shells (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I414 Yellow Ivory (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Viseart Kifu (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #1 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Naked Truth #1 (DC, $2.29) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Sugar (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Pearl (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I414 Yellow Ivory (DC, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Frameworthy is a medium brown with strong, warm undertones and a satin finish. The consistency was thin and difficult to blend, as the press rather hard in the pan. It had semi-opaque color payoff and lasted for six and a half hours on me. Tarte Bold (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Lancome Woody Bar (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Feature (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Cake & Biscuits (LE, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Hazelnut (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Rose in the Air #6 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Incense (LE, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Skinny Latte (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Unrequited (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Cashmere Bunny (PiP, $16.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #2 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Chocaholic (LE, $16.00)(85% similar). bareMinerals Granted (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Pastry (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Cornelious (PiP, $5.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Publisher (PiP, ) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Wilshire (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Sexpert (PiP, $16.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Dose of Colors Churro (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Milani Bella Cappuccino (03) (P, $4.49) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

First Impressionism is a dark gray with cooler undertones and a sparkling finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a drier, chunkier texture that was hard to diffuse evenly, as it would look patchy when blended. This would perform better over primer or a glitter adhesive. It lasted for seven hours with minor fall out. MAC A Sprinkle of Blues #4 (PiP, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Santeria (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Time (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #18 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Slate (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Parisienne #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Redemption (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Gunmetal (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #27 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Sydney Grace Black Ice (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Diesel (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Stila Vivid Labradorite (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sephora Synergy (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Graphite (07M) (PiP, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Starry Night is a blackened navy blue with subtle, cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had medium color coverage, and it was hard to build up as the color was rather dusty and prone to sheering out. It wore well for six hours.
MAC Blue Velvet (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Pseudonym (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Zodiac (PiP, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Crow's Nest (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Urban (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Beaugrenelle #6 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Lagoon (LE, $14.00) is lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Tornay (DC, ) is warmer (85% similar). Lancome Midnight Purple (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted, less pigmented (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Fresco is a light-medium beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was lightly dusty, but it was silky and blendable on the skin and did not appear dry on. It had good pigmentation and wore for seven hours before fading. MAC Elemental (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Vanilla Candles (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced White Chocolate (PiP, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Natural #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M532 Sugar Coated Candy (DC, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Biarritz (DC, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 09 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Zoeva Bitter Start (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Bleach (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #4 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). theBalm #24 (P, $6.50) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Nassau (DC, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Alabaster (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Nano Nude #1 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Crosses (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Tempera (PiP, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Persona Kind (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Hearts & Crafts is a light-medium peachy brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation, but the texture was somewhat powdery, so it sheered out without a primer to help it adhere to the lid. It wore well for six and a half hours before starting to fade. Tarte Chic (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Stila Clay (LE, $18.00) is warmer (95% similar). Inglot #341 (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). MAC Pleasing to the Eye (PiP, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Demitasse (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Sweetheart (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Commando (PiP, $19.00) is more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Millennial (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Selfie Portrait is a medium-dark bronze with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that wasn’t too soft or too firm. The color was easy to apply to the lid and lasted for seven and a half hours. BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #9 (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Hourglass Smoke (P, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #9 (DC, $33.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Dazzling (LE, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Scream (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #3 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Antique Rose (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Sultana (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D562 Taupe Platinum (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Black Tie Attire #3 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Guava Mint (LE, )(90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME612 Silver Brown (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Luna (LE, $9.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Sweet as Candy #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Rose Bronze (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Muse #4 (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Classy and Sassy (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Ego (DC, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty On the Runway (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Pat McGrath Inferno (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

One Too Manet is a medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. The pigmentation was decent, while the texture was firmer and harder to diffuse the edges of, but it wasn’t too much extra work to apply and blend out. It wore well for seven hours on me. Urban Decay Factory (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Chestnuts Roasting (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte A Beautiful Degas (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Abyss (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Ganache (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Rose in the Air #7 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Pure Bred #4 (LE, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Look Closer III (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Minx #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Bravery (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Brown Down (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Charmed, I'm Sure (PiP, $16.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Illamasqua Focus (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Tonka Imperiale #4 (DC, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Rebellious (LE, ) is cooler (85% similar). Clinique Pink Chocolate #4 (PiP, $15.00) is lighter (85% similar). Dior Shimmer Purple (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Benefit Kiss Me, I'm Tipsy (P, $20.00) is warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Bronze Dunes #4 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Porcelain Dali is a very light pink with neutral-to-warm undertones paired with a matte finish. It was very sheer, due to the incredibly dusty and thin texture. The color just seemed to turn to dust and disappear on the skin. It lasted, seemingly, for about five hours. Dior Golden Shock #4 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty In the Pink #1 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Inglot #356 (P, $6.00) is brighter (95% similar). Tarte Palace of Versaille (LE, ) is brighter (95% similar). Pretty Vulgar Tweet (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). NYX Leather and Lace (P, $4.50) is brighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Monochrome is a light taupe with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a smooth, firmer feel in the pan (but it wasn’t stiff) that was blendable on the skin and lasted for seven hours. MAC Morning Frost (DC, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #16 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Golden Snow #4 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Heaven (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Callisto (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Hypnotizing (LE, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Nox (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Chemical Bond (P, $8.00) is darker (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Silent Treatment #4 (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Who Has Time (PiP, ) is darker (80% similar). Dior Fairy Golds #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Hot MoMA is a medium-dark cranberry red with warm, coppery undertones and a frosted finish. The eyeshadow had opaque color coverage with a fairly soft, smooth, and blendable consistency. It wore well for eight hours before fading. Coloured Raine Date Night (P, $6.99) is darker (95% similar). MAC Plummed (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Azalea (Right) (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Huda Beauty Royal (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Static (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). KKW Beauty Vegas (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Ruby #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D826 Fig (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Molten (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Burner (DC, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar). Sydney Grace Forever Enough (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Enchanted (P, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Viseart Cosmos (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Punk Rock (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Frock Talk (LE, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Natasha Denona Maroon (22M) (PiP, $29.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Addict (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Enchanted (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Dominate (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #3 (P, ) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Stained Glass is a deep, reddish plum with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. The texture was rather thin and dusty, so the color had a tendency to sheer out easily, but it was also one that turned patchy as I blended it. The performance was better over primer, but it was still harder to blend out. It lasted for seven hours on me. NABLA Cosmetics Opera (PiP, $8.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Ms. Brightside (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Dose of Colors Mixed Berries (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Central Perk (P, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia All Star (DC, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Indes Galantes (Right) (DC, $25.00) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Eggplant (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Divina (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC All's Rosy (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Coloured Raine Snitch (LE, $6.99) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Viseart Baie (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar). Natasha Denona Electra (115CM) (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Drama (PiP, ) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Melt Cosmetics Boss Lady (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Love Letter (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pastel is a light peach with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, silky, and lightly dusty consistency. The color started to fade after six hours of wear. Make Up For Ever M810 Flesh-Colored Pink (DC, $21.00)(100% similar). Makeup Geek Sorbet (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Naked (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Stone (Mountain Sunset) (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). L'Oreal Little Beige Dress (P, $5.99) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Promise (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Ambrosia (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

I Louvre It is a light-medium mauve with neutral-to-warm undertones and a satin finish. The consistency was so firmly pressed in the pan that it was difficult to get color payoff out of it without digging at it with a metal spatula or the end of my brush (the pointed end). It wore for four and a half hours–from what I could determine. Wet 'n' Wild Silent Treatment #1 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Becca Cordial (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Totally Nude (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Pink Mauve (PiP, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Nine Lives (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Guerlain Bois des Indes #3 (DC, ) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Cleavage (PiP, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Malt (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Syrup (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Viseart Grande Pro (Vol. 1) #13 (LE, ) is cooler (85% similar). Viseart Embrace (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Teeny Bikini (LE, $4.50) is darker (85% similar). MAC Rustique (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Quarry (P, $17.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Get Surreal is a light-medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a cooler, lavender shimmer. It had good pigmentation with a fairly soft, smooth texture that had a bit of fall out during application but none during wear. This shade lasted for seven hours on me. MAC Leap #1 (LE, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Kitschmas (PiP, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Canele (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Pinkluxe #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Macaroon (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Mahalo (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Subdue (PiP, $4.50) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #11 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sydney Grace Redeemer (DC, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Prowlin' (P, $4.50) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Rose Light (LE, $32.50) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Double Date (PiP, $4.50) is darker (80% similar). MAC Rose Light (LE, $32.50) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Still Life is a deep purple with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The color payoff was mostly opaque, while the texture was on the dustier side but was fairly easy to apply and blend out. It wore well for eight hours on me. Tarte Mulled Wine (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Plum (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Power Plum (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte My Own Cotes de Rhone (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Editor (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Hybrid Moments (DC, ) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Plum (Define) (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Aubergine (24V) (PiP, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). YSL Paris #10 (LE, ) is darker (100% similar). MAC Wild Card (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Nightcap (P, ) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Sydney Grace Brilliant Realm (PiP, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). Ciate Day Dream (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Pat McGrath Xtreme Aubergine (PiP, $25.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). NYX Late Night Lingerie (P, $4.50) is more muted (85% similar). MAC Bon Nuit (LE, $17.00) is cooler (85% similar). Inglot #325 (P, $6.00) is brighter (85% similar). Sydney Grace Redeemed (DC, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). Morphe Soda Pop (LE, ) is darker, more muted, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Obvi is a medium, peachy-brown with warm undertones and a fine, white pearl. It had semi-opaque color payoff that applied evenly but some color sat in lip lines, which became more noticeable as time went on. The gloss lasted for three hours, was lightly moisturizing, and comfortable to wear. (I reviewed this previously here and did not retest.)

Tarte Pretty Paintbox Collector’s Makeup Case Review, Photos, Swatches

B
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

See more photos & swatches!

Tarte Pretty Paintbox Holiday 2016 Collector’s Makeup Case

Tarte Pretty Paintbox Holiday 2016 Collector’s Makeup Case

Tarte Pretty Paintbox Holiday 2016 Collector’s Makeup Case

Tarte Pretty Paintbox Holiday 2016 Collector’s Makeup Case

Tarte Pretty Paintbox Holiday 2016 Collector’s Makeup Case

Tarte Pretty Paintbox Holiday 2016 Collector’s Makeup Case

Tarte Pretty Paintbox Holiday 2016 Collector’s Makeup Case

Tarte Pretty Paintbox Holiday 2016 Collector’s Makeup Case

Tarte Pretty Paintbox Holiday 2016 Collector’s Makeup Case

Tarte Pretty Paintbox Holiday 2016 Collector’s Makeup Case

Tarte Pretty Paintbox Holiday 2016 Collector’s Makeup Case

Tarte Pretty Paintbox Holiday 2016 Collector’s Makeup Case

Tarte Pretty Paintbox Holiday 2016 Collector’s Makeup Case

Tarte Pretty Paintbox Holiday 2016 Collector’s Makeup Case

Tarte Pretty Paintbox Holiday 2016 Collector’s Makeup Case

Tarte Pretty Paintbox Holiday 2016 Collector’s Makeup Case

Tarte Pretty Paintbox Holiday 2016 Collector’s Makeup Case

Tarte Pretty Paintbox Holiday 2016 Collector’s Makeup Case

Tarte Pretty Paintbox Holiday 2016 Collector’s Makeup Case

Tarte Moment Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush

Tarte Moment Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush

Tarte Moment Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush

Tarte Authentic Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter

Tarte Authentic Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter

Tarte Authentic Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter

Tarte Unique Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush

Tarte Unique Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush

Tarte Unique Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush

Tarte Provocative Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush

Tarte Provocative Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush

Tarte Provocative Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush

Tarte Glitter Glue Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte Glitter Glue Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte Nudes Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte Nudes Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte Bronze Casting Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte Bronze Casting Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte Silhouette Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte Silhouette Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte Waterlilies Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte Waterlilies Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte Van Gogh With It Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte Van Gogh With It Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte Metal Work Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte Metal Work Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte Charcoal Sketch Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte Charcoal Sketch Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte Pearl Earring Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte Pearl Earring Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte Frameworthy Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte Frameworthy Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte First Impressionism Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte First Impressionism Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte Starry Night Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte Starry Night Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte Fresco Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte Fresco Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte Hearts & Crafts Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte Hearts & Crafts Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte Selfie Portrait Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte Selfie Portrait Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte One Too Manet Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte One Too Manet Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte Porcelain Dali Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte Porcelain Dali Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte Monochrome Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte Monochrome Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte Hot MoMA Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte Hot MoMA Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte Stained Glass Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte Stained Glass Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte Pastel Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte Pastel Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte I Louvre It Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte I Louvre It Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte Get Surreal Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte Get Surreal Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte Still Life Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Tarte Still Life Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow

Where to Buy

Current Sales & Deals

  • DermStore20% off Dermalogica (shop here), ends 10/17.
  • Sephora
    • Receive a FREE Tory Burch Fret Pochette with purchase of select fragrances. Use code TBPOUCH. Online only, exclusions apply, ends 10/15.
    • Receive a FREE Drunk Elephant A-Passioni + B-Hydra trial size with any $35 merchandise purchase. Use code BESTDUO. Online only, exclusions apply, ends 10/17.
    • Receive a FREE Nest Grapefruit Mini Votive Candle with $40 fragrance purchase. Use code NESTMINI. Online only, exclusions apply, ends 10/21.
    • Receive a Bulgari Omnia Crystalline trial size with any $25 merchandise purchase. Use code CRYSTALCLEAR. Online only, exclusions apply., ends 10/22.
When you purchase through our links above, you help support Temptalia. Thank You!
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Tarte Bronze Casting Eyeshadow
  • Tarte Monochrome Eyeshadow
  • Tarte Selfie Portrait Eyeshadow
  • Tarte Van Gogh With It Eyeshadow
  • Tarte I Louvre It Eyeshadow
  • Tarte One Too Manet Eyeshadow
  • Sephora Surfer Babe Contour Eye Pencil
  • Tarte First Impressionism Eyeshadow
On lips:
  • Bite Beauty Fig Amuse Bouche Lipstick

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.

Compare Any Two Swatches

Curious how two shades compare to each other? Type in the shades below to get instant side-by-side swatches!

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

44 Comments

Comments that do not adhere to our comment policy may be removed. Discussion and debate are highly encouraged but we expect community members to participate respectfully. Please keep discussion on-topic, and if you have general feedback, a product review request, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us!

Please help us streamline the comments' section and be more efficient: double-check the post above for more basic information like pricing, availability, and so on to make sure your question wasn't answered already. Comments alerting us to typos or small errors in the post are appreciated (!) but will typically be removed after errors are fixed (unless a response is needed).

We appreciate enthusiasm for new releases but ask readers to please hold questions regarding if/when a review will be posted as we can't commit to or guarantee product reviews. We don't want to set expectations and then disappoint readers as even products that are swatched don't always end up being reviewed due to time constraints and changes in priorities! Thank you for understanding!

Comments on this post are closed.
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

Oh dear. I remember swatching this in store at the Sephora sneak peek event, and either my swatching was off that day or I must’ve got a better batch. For me, all of the lightest shades (basically the entire left hand column) were a lost cause, while the rest were ok to great, and I liked a number of the medium and darker shades. Since then, I haven’t seen this in store, so haven’t been able to swatch again, but I’ve seen a number of reviews, and looks like it’s been a very mixed bag. Agree the case is very bulky. Hoping the latest Pro Amazonian palette performs better, as the color combos are similar

Oh, this is sad! Tarte is capable of turning out good quality eyeshadows and blushes, so what gives? Stupid, stupid, stupid!

At least they didn’t come out with a collection of colors that I adore but do a lousy job with them, lol, so I don’t really care personally. This season’s color combination of eyeshadows in warm neutrals + pinks and berries with warm cheek colors is super-unflattering on me. Oh, well, eventually the beauty industry will have to move on to other colors! (I do admit there are a few other offerings… but most palettes seem to be in this color combination this fall/holiday season… )

I am ready to return the Pro palette unused. I’m so pi$$ed at the crap quality of this release.

I think on my lunch on Wed., I’m just going to go to the big Sephora in downtown Boston and again check out the the Viseart/Burberry/Surratte palette/shadow options. Then order what I want /need during the sale, and call it a day.

After these spate of reviews my plan is to curate a collection of what I want and need, and stop this ridiculous roller coaster of the next shiny object.. It’s been so bad this year, I just want to be done with it all.

Even if the pro palette is great, their trading on the old Tarte rep and name and turning out holiday crap has me turned off completely.

Yeah, makeup sure does make us channel our inner magpie, as Katherine so imaginatively puts it. Have fun at the Pru Sephora. They have lots that do not get space in the burbs.

Too bad it turned out to be another mediocre made in China palette. The colours seemed quite nice in the pans. Thanks for all your hard work testing and blogging so we can make more informed decisions.

Holiday/Winter 2016 has yet one more loser in the flood of palettes. Wow. It’s almost as if the major players are in a competition to see who can put out the most ill planned, poor quality pieces of junk to push on unsuspecting holiday shoppers! Between this one and UD Full Spectrum, one of them may get 1st prize!

I’m not entirely sure if it’s the disappointing aspect or the breadth of shades that made this one of the last on my list to get out… It’s mostly the latter (overwhelming), but sometimes I know that the swatches were already telling half the story that my review is probably not quite as waited for as some of the more promising palettes!

Definitely makes sense on both counts. I think most of us just knew from those first swatch previews that this palette wasn’t going to review well. Between the poor performing shades and the sheer bulkiness of its packaging, it was another obvious Tarte fail.

Granted, there are LOTS of shadows in this palette but I don’t think I’ve EVER seen quite so many D’s and F’s for one palette! So sad – Tarte, what are you doing???? Even if the shadows were all stellar, I’d have a hard time justifying this because not one of those cheek colours is a shade I could wear. Oh, and can I just GRIPE on a totally UNRELATED subject…Went to Sephora on Saturday to get the NARS Give in Take palette (which the website indicated they HAVE) only to be told I can’t buy it because they haven’t had the “official launch” yet. Decided I’m going to skip it when it does launch (‘course, if they’d had it on Saturday, I’d have bought it). Today, I went to get the Estee Edit palette set because, again, the website’s “find in a store near you” feature indicated they had it. AGAIN, sorry – it hasn’t “officially launched” either! GRRRR. I was really in the mood for a Halloween Treat of the cosmetic variety!

….but it “hasn’t launched yet”. I would like to launch someone into space…that’s how annoyed I get when someone gets between me and my makeup (but to be fair to the Sephora gals, it’s entirely possible it’s Sephora’s own system and that while it has shipped and is “in transit” and hasn’t been processed, the site still “sees” it as being available at that store “as of the last 3 hours”. GRRR!

LOL, Mariella!!

The last time I went to a Sephora, because it was about 20 minutes away from me, I called TWICE to make sure they REALLY had it in stock and could REALLY sell it to me.

The only workaround I ever found for this was to get someone to get it for you from the back room. Because the items in all likelihood actually are there. The SAs in the little Sephora are usually willing, but the bigger one, no way. I think they list instore availability online by when it ships there. Reaching the sales floor can be a radicallly different story. I was looking for a store brand item that bigger S told me was not there (listed online as available) and little Sephora retrieved from their back room for me FOUR MONTHS before it hit the floor. Now, that is screwed. Usually the SAs are too ‘busy’ or self important to do it. Plus, if the stocking mgr or crew are disorganized, the back room could be the anteroom to Hades….and they could never find it, anyway. I agree that is a major S problem.

They are usually very good about doing this (I’ve purchased quite a few items before they even have the special display holders/gondolas for the products) but this time, they weren’t willing and, with regard to the Estee Edit, the sales assistant and the store manager both seemed pretty sure it wasn’t in and the manager told me that they’ve had people working every day putting out the new displays and new arrivals. With the Holidays coming, clearly it’s an on-going job. What they DID have (and I nearly bought) was that set of the 2 Algenist illuminating drops. I’ve so many similar products but still had a hard time resisting (and I may still buy them yet!)

Christine, a question about Hot MoMA….it looks gorgeous and your description of it seems pretty positive yet it got a C+ and poor marks for application. But you say it had good pigmentation and was opaque and blendable and wore well. No mention of fall out. I’m curious as to why it got a rating on the low end of the spectrum. As much as I steer clear of reds, I really liked the look of it and wondered why it didn’t score higher based on your written description…

Hey, no need to apologize – none at all. An oversight like that is easy enough to make. Now, I’m just glad I asked (and of course, I’m wanting that one shadow like CRAY-ZEEEE – time to look for a good dupe; this is a HUGE step for moi!)

Oh dear – the quality is all over the place and many of the shades look very similar to each other – especially the paler ones. This could have been so good.

Well, the light shades are the emperor’s new eyeshadows. That’s my compliment to this abysmal offering. The rest of my commentary will not reach any of your delicate ears. It’s too vulgar. If, as a reader suggested, shadows are made to spec in the PRC, why are these so s***worthy? Because they can. (then) These are deliberately lower quality. Form (in pan) and function have no agreement. Holiday palettes should brag ‘Look what we can do! Buy us year round!’ Instead, for folks with any makeup familiarity, they sour us on the brand. Pip pip! Bad show!

There is no one to blame but the brand when something is made and is of poor quality. It is not as if they are made, Tarte never sees it or approves it, especially when China, as a whole, is fighting against the image of China = low quality when it is often the brands that are dictating the quality level (or saying it can only cost X).

A great idea with a beautiful mix of colors but that quality…is embarrassing. I don’t understand how a company could knowingly put something like this out? It’s not like they can’t make good shadows and blushes–they apparently just don’t care enough to?

So many disappointing holiday releases! I don’t have the money to spend on mid-to-high end makeup anymore (except MAC, which I do collect religiously lol) but I guess that’s not so bad after seeing so many of these failures! However if this had been a great quality product, I would’ve asked for it for christmas. I generally like Tarte and I’m building up my eyeshadow collection right now so this would’ve been great for that. For years I’ve been very consistent in my eye looks (neutral brown in the crease, pinky champagne on the lid, and chocolate brown in the outer v–accomplished perfectly by my too faced ‘natural eyes’ palette) but lately I’ve been trying to branch out, especially now that my makeup skills are evolving. This seems like a great mix of colors…it’s just so disappointing that the quality is so horrible.

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! 🙂 If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!