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). Make Up For Ever S310 (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, more muted (95% similar). NARS Now or Never (LE, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Tarte Angelic (LE, $29.00) is brighter (95% similar). Hourglass Dim Infusion (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Milani Luminoso (P, $8.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Rose Champagne (P, $2.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Caresse (180) (LE, $45.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Fame (LE, $30.00) is brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Pinch My Peach (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Cream Soda (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Indecent (P, $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). NYX Soft Spoken (P, $6.50) is lighter (80% similar). bareMinerals The Big Break (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, 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. Coloured Raine Selfie (P, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Make a Sheen (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Pineapple Paradise (Highlighter) (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). NARS Frenzy (Left) (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Goddess Glow (LE, $35.00) is darker (95% similar). Dior Strobe Gold (PiP, ) 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). Huda Beauty Seychelles (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Fenty Beauty Fire Crystal (PiP, $36.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Crique (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). NARS Noctum (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Boujee Call (P, $8.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Midnight Sun (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Ablaze (Highlight) (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Luna (LE, $68.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Anastasia White Sand (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Bliss (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop A Smile and a Song (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Butterscotch (LE, ) is more 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). Becca Sweet Pea (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Guerlain #03 (P, $53.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Park Ave. Princess #2 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Madly (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% 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). MAC Scone (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Becca Wild Honey (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals The Skinny Dip (PiP, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Cheeky (79) (DC, $38.00) is cooler, glossier (85% 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). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Nights (P, $48.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Tantric (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Faux Tan Matte (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (LE, $70.00) is warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Java Sun (LE, $65.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Terra (P, $68.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Sun-Kissed (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Bronzer) (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (P, $28.00) is lighter (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 Vanilla Diamond (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Diamond Butterfly (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Givenchy Tentation #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (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). MAC Just Gleaming (PiP, $20.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Sterling (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D716 Crystalline Papaya (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Stila Snowflake (LE, $18.00) is cooler (95% similar). Chanel Les Indispensables #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Harsh Stone White (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Preferred Blonde (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Abyssinia (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Prosecco (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Sephora Satin Corset (281) (P, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I514 Pink Ivory (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Shroom (P, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Pure Bred #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Milky Way (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (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. MAC Tabby (LE, $22.00) is glossier (95% similar). LORAC Buff (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Bone (PiP, $23.00) is more pigmented (95% similar). Urban Decay Nudie (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Madrague #1 (DC, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Look Closer I (DC, $25.00) is lighter (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). Wet 'n' Wild Not a Basic Peach #6 (PiP, ) is lighter, brighter (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. Makeup Atelier Honey Brown #2 (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #5 (LE, )(95% similar). Lancome Midnight Haze (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Bellini (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Glisten (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). L'Oreal Sunset Seine (P, $5.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Bon Bon (Semi-Sweet Palette) (PiP, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Gingersnap (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Warm Wash #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Illamasqua Bronx (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Hieroglyph (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Shiver of Delight (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). theBalm #21 (P, $6.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Copper Aura (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Shooting Star (DC, $25.00) 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). Disney by Sephora Cosmic (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tarte Sassy Bun (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (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). Tarte Punk (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Wanted (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Caviar (LE, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Jet Black (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Point 'n' Shoot (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). L'Oreal Noir C'est Noir (P, $5.99) is lighter (95% similar). Viseart Chroma #3 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 12 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). City Color Black Widow (P, $6.99) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Fashionista (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). theBalm Sleek (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Fin (LE, $30.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Obscur (816) (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Stiletto (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Nehru (Guo Pei) (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Premier Regard #4 (P, ) is more muted (95% similar). Kat Von D Black Metal (LE, ) is less shimmery, less glossy (95% similar). Hourglass Black (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Overnight (LE, $17.00) is 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). Tarte Super Mom (LE, ) is brighter (95% similar). Zoeva Bitter Start (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M500 Ivory (DC, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Anastasia Vanilla (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). IT Cosmetics Peaceful (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Coconut (LE, $16.00) is brighter (95% similar). Too Faced Double Scoop (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Canvas (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Assistant (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Chance (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Black Tie Attire #4 (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Nude Awakening #5 (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). Too Faced Girl's Night (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Caramel (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Viseart Montaigne (Golden Hour) (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Crisp (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Inglot #337 (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Ciate On Fire (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Succubus (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Nutmeg (Warm Mattes #10) (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). Chanel Légèreté et Expérience #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Atelier Red Ochre #4 (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 05 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Viseart Warm Mattes #9 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop My Type (PiP, $4.50) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Latte (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Rust (PiP, ) is darker, brighter (90% similar). LORAC Sepia (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild My Glamour Squad #1 (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Mabuhay (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Lil' Boat (DC, $4.50) is darker (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). Pat McGrath Copper Toned (PiP, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Body Conscious (LE, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Wet Kisses (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (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. L'Oreal Continuous Cocoa (P, $7.99) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Smoked (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Dark Drive (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Noir Petrole (812) (P, $36.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Stila Chocolate (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Montaillou (DC, $25.00) is more muted (95% similar). Laura Mercier Espresso Bean (LE, $23.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Join My League (LE, $17.00) is lighter, more muted (90% 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). NARS Mesopotamia (P, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Fairfax (LE, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). LORAC Espresso (Mega Pro) (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Atelier Honey Brown #5 (P, ) is warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #2E (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Embark (P, $17.00) is cooler (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. Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Satin Ochre (Left) (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Givenchy Tentation #4 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Zoeva Liquid Clock (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Amberluxe #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Vanilla Diamond (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Bribe (PiP, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Hourglass Exposure #1 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (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). Disney by Sephora Sea Shells (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Naked Truth #1 (DC, $2.29) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #1 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #1 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I414 Yellow Ivory (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Sugar (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Just Gleaming (PiP, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I414 Yellow Ivory (DC, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Pearl (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Fantastical #3 (DC, ) is warmer (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. Lancome Woody Bar (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Feature (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Bold (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Rose in the Air #6 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Incense (LE, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Unrequited (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Skinny Latte (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Cake & Biscuits (LE, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #2 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Cashmere Bunny (PiP, $16.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Hazelnut (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Chocaholic (LE, $16.00)(85% similar). Colour Pop Wilshire (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Cornelious (PiP, $5.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Pastry (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Sexpert (PiP, $16.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Smashbox Publisher (PiP, ) is warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Granted (LE, ) is lighter (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. BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #18 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Time (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Parisienne #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Slate (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Redemption (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Santeria (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC A Sprinkle of Blues #4 (PiP, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Gunmetal (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #27 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Diesel (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sydney Grace Black Ice (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Graphite (07M) (PiP, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Synergy (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Stila Vivid Labradorite (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, 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.
Urban Decay Pseudonym (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Blue Velvet (LE, $17.00) is lighter (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). Guerlain Beaugrenelle #6 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Urban (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker (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). bareMinerals Natural #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Biarritz (DC, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Vanilla Candles (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M532 Sugar Coated Candy (DC, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 09 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced White Chocolate (PiP, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Bleach (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Zoeva Bitter Start (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Nassau (DC, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). theBalm #24 (P, $6.50) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #4 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Nano Nude #1 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Alabaster (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Crosses (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Tempera (PiP, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% 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). MAC Pleasing to the Eye (PiP, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Inglot #341 (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Commando (PiP, $19.00) is more muted (90% similar). Tarte Sweetheart (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Demitasse (LE, $17.00) is warmer (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). Disney by Sephora Palace (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Scream (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Guava Mint (LE, )(90% similar). Make Up For Ever D562 Taupe Platinum (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #9 (DC, $33.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #3 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME612 Silver Brown (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Hourglass Smoke (P, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Black Tie Attire #3 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Sweet as Candy #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Dazzling (LE, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Sultana (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sephora Antique Rose (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Luna (LE, $9.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Rose Bronze (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Muse #4 (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Hourglass Exposure #3 (PiP, ) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Ego (DC, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Dior Terra #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, 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 Abyss (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Pure Bred #4 (LE, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Laura Mercier Ganache (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Chestnuts Roasting (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Look Closer III (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Rose in the Air #7 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Estee Lauder Bronze Dunes #4 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte A Beautiful Degas (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Illamasqua Focus (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Charmed, I'm Sure (PiP, $16.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Guerlain Tonka Imperiale #4 (DC, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Brown Down (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Bravery (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Minx #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Rebellious (LE, ) is cooler (85% similar). Clinique Pink Chocolate #4 (PiP, $15.00) is lighter (85% similar). Benefit Kiss Me, I'm Tipsy (P, $20.00) is warmer (85% similar). Dior Shimmer Purple (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (85% 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. 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). Dior Golden Shock #4 (LE, ) is darker (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. Dior Fairy Golds #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #16 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Golden Snow #4 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). NARS Callisto (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Heaven (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Morning Frost (DC, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% 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). MAC Hypnotizing (LE, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Who Has Time (PiP, ) is darker (80% 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). Urban Decay Addict (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Static (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop All In (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Harmonie du Soir #3 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Punk Rock (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Enchanted (P, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). KKW Beauty Vegas (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sydney Grace Forever Enough (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Frock Talk (LE, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Burner (DC, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Enchanted (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D826 Fig (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Dominate (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Maroon (22M) (P, $29.00) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Ruby #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Viseart Cosmos (PiP, ) is lighter (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 Central Perk (P, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dose of Colors Mixed Berries (PiP, ) 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). Colour Pop Divina (LE, $5.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Natasha Denona Electra (115CM) (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Eggplant (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Drama (PiP, ) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC All's Rosy (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% 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). 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). Makeup Geek Sorbet (P, $6.00) is lighter (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. Smashbox Totally Nude (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Pink Mauve (PiP, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Bois des Indes #3 (DC, ) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Nine Lives (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Malt (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Cleavage (PiP, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Becca Cordial (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Silent Treatment #1 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Syrup (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Viseart Embrace (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Viseart Grande Pro (Vol. 1) #13 (LE, ) is 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). 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). Sydney Grace Redeemer (DC, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #11 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Pinkluxe #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Canele (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, cooler (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. LORAC Plum (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte My Own Cotes de Rhone (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Power Plum (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Mulled Wine (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Editor (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Nightcap (P, ) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). YSL Paris #10 (LE, ) is darker (100% similar). Kat Von D Hybrid Moments (DC, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Wild Card (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Ciate Day Dream (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Sydney Grace Brilliant Realm (PiP, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Plum (Define) (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Aubergine (24V) (P, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NYX Late Night Lingerie (P, $4.50) is more muted (85% similar). Inglot #325 (P, $6.00) is brighter (85% similar). MAC Bon Nuit (LE, $17.00) is cooler (85% similar). Sydney Grace Redeemed (DC, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). Pat McGrath Xtreme Aubergine (PiP, $25.00) is darker, cooler (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.)

Moment
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
79%
Total

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

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8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
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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

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Tarte Holiday 2016 Collector's Makeup Case $59.00/1.59 OZ.
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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.

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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.

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