Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 2 Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

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Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 2 Rainforest of the Sea Palette
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 2 Rainforest of the Sea Palette
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 2 Rainforest of the Sea Palette
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 2 Rainforest of the Sea Palette
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 2 Rainforest of the Sea Palette
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 2 Rainforest of the Sea Palette
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 2 Rainforest of the Sea Palette
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 2 Rainforest of the Sea Palette
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 2 Rainforest of the Sea Palette
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 2 Rainforest of the Sea Palette
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 2 Rainforest of the Sea Palette
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 2 Rainforest of the Sea Palette
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 2 Rainforest of the Sea Palette
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 2 Rainforest of the Sea Palette
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 2 Rainforest of the Sea Palette
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 2 Rainforest of the Sea Palette
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 2 Rainforest of the Sea Palette
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 2 Rainforest of the Sea Palette
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 2 Rainforest of the Sea Palette
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 2 Rainforest of the Sea Palette
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 2 Rainforest of the Sea Palette
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 2 Rainforest of the Sea Palette
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 2 Rainforest of the Sea Palette
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 2 Rainforest of the Sea Palette
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 2 Rainforest of the Sea Palette
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 2 Rainforest of the Sea Palette
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 2 Rainforest of the Sea Palette
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 2 Rainforest of the Sea Palette
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 2 Rainforest of the Sea Palette
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 2 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 2

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 2 Eyeshadow Palette ($36.00 for 0.40 oz.) includes eight shades in a mostly neutral set of hues. The formula is different than the brand’s typical Amazonian Clay eyeshadow, and it is the same as the one used in the original Rainforest of the Sea palette. It is a denser, more cream-like formula that feels firmer in the pan but is fairly blendable on the lid. It applies better to bare skin, as it adheres better and has less powderiness/fallout compared to their standard formula. I didn’t find the ease of use of this palette to be as good as the original, but it was fairly easy to use and apply with most shades having good pigmentation and wear. Just as a note, the formula has a tendency to apply lighter than they look in the pan.

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01/02

Tarte Pearl Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow
Tarte Pearl Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow
Tarte Pearl Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow
Tarte Pearl Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow
Tarte Pearl Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow
Tarte Pearl Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow

Pearl

Pearl is a soft, warm white with a pearly sheen. It had good color payoff with a smooth, blendable texture that was easy to work with and applied evenly to bare skin. It wore well for eight hours on me.

Ingredients

Mica, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, kaolin, dimethicone, talc, zinc stearate, pentylene glycol, caprylyl glycol, cetyl dimethicone, bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, sorbitan sesquiisostearate, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, sodium dehydroacetate, dimethicone, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, algae extract, gardenia taitensis flower extract, tocopherol, carmine (CI 74570), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), titanium dioxide (CI 77891).

01/02

Tarte Conch Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow
Tarte Conch Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow
Tarte Conch Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow
Tarte Conch Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow
Tarte Conch Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow
Tarte Conch Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow

Conch

Conch is a light beige with a mostly matte finish and subtle, warm undertones. The consistency was dense, firm, and not as easy to work with as the more shimmery shades. This one I felt like I had to push on the pan’s surface rather than sweep or tap at (like I do with most eyeshadows). It blended out decently and alsted for seven and a half hours.

Ingredients

Mica, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, talc, kaolin, dimethicone, zinc stearate, cetyl dimethicone, bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, pentylene glycol, caprylyl glycol, sorbitan sesquiisostearate, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, sodium dehydroacetate, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, algae extract, gardenia taitensis flower extract, tocopherol. (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), titanium dioxide (CI 77891), ultramarines (CI 77007).

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01/02

Tarte Sunset Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow
Tarte Sunset Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow
Tarte Sunset Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow
Tarte Sunset Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow
Tarte Sunset Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow
Tarte Sunset Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow

Sunset

Sunset is a light-medium gold with warm, orange undertones and a metallic finish. The pigmentation was opaque, while the consistency was smooth, cream-like, and denser but still blendable on the skin and easy to pick up with a brush.

Ingredients

Mica, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, talc, kaolin, dimethicone, zinc stearate, cetyl dimethicone, bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, pentylene glycol, caprylyl glycol, sorbitan sesquiisostearate, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, sodium dehydroacetate, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, algae extract, gardenia taitensis flower extract, tocopherol. (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), titanium dioxide (CI 77891), ultramarines (CI 77007).

01/02

Tarte Marina Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow
Tarte Marina Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow
Tarte Marina Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow
Tarte Marina Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow
Tarte Marina Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow
Tarte Marina Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow

Marina

Marina is a muted, medium golden brown with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage that went on evenly and smoothly, but I found it a little harder to diffuse the edges evenly. The texture was smooth, dense, and cream-like but lacked the thickness of the shimmer shades, as it went on much thinner (even though it still felt rather dense in the pan). This shade lasted for eight hours before fading on me.

Ingredients

Mica, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, talc, kaolin, dimethicone, zinc stearate, cetyl dimethicone, bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, pentylene glycol, caprylyl glycol, sorbitan sesquiisostearate, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, sodium dehydroacetate, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, algae extract, gardenia taitensis flower extract, tocopherol. (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), titanium dioxide (CI 77891), ultramarines (CI 77007).

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01/02

Tarte Seaside Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow
Tarte Seaside Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow
Tarte Seaside Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow
Tarte Seaside Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow
Tarte Seaside Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow
Tarte Seaside Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow

Seaside

Seaside is a medium-dark brown with warm, red undertones and a satin finish. It had intense color payoff with a smooth consistency that wasn’t so dense that it was hard to blend out or apply to bare skin with your standard eyeshadow brush. I noticed fading after eight hours of wear.

Ingredients

Mica, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, talc, kaolin, dimethicone, zinc stearate, cetyl dimethicone, bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, pentylene glycol, caprylyl glycol, sorbitan sesquiisostearate, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, sodium dehydroacetate, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, algae extract, gardenia taitensis flower extract, tocopherol. (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), titanium dioxide (CI 77891), ultramarines (CI 77007).

01/02

Tarte Siren Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow
Tarte Siren Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow
Tarte Siren Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow
Tarte Siren Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow
Tarte Siren Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow
Tarte Siren Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow

Siren

Siren is a deep burgundy-brown with subtle, red undertones and a semi-matte finish. The eyeshadow was nicely pigmented with a fairly blendable texture that adhered well to bare skin. The issue I had with it was that the color looked a bit patchy along the edges when I tried to blend it out, so I really had to buff the edges to make them more diffused. I was able to wear this shade for eight and a half hours.

Ingredients

Mica, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, talc, kaolin, dimethicone, zinc stearate, cetyl dimethicone, bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, pentylene glycol, caprylyl glycol, sorbitan sesquiisostearate, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, sodium dehydroacetate, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, algae extract, gardenia taitensis flower extract, tocopherol. (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), titanium dioxide (CI 77891), ultramarines (CI 77007).

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01/02

Tarte Breezy Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow
Tarte Breezy Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow
Tarte Breezy Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow
Tarte Breezy Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow
Tarte Breezy Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow
Tarte Breezy Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow

Breezy

Breezy is a medium-dark taupe that leans grayer and has a frosted finish. The color coverage was mostly opaque, while the texture was smoother and thicker than most powder eyeshadows, but it was more loosely packed in the pan compared to the other shades in this palette. It did not seem powdery or dusty, though, but it was the type of texture that applied best by patting and packing on the lid, rather than sweeping. It wore well for eight hours on me.

Ingredients

Mica, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, talc, kaolin, dimethicone, zinc stearate, cetyl dimethicone, bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, pentylene glycol, caprylyl glycol, sorbitan sesquiisostearate, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, sodium dehydroacetate, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, algae extract, gardenia taitensis flower extract, tocopherol. (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), titanium dioxide (CI 77891), ultramarines (CI 77007).

01/02

Tarte Riptide Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow
Tarte Riptide Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow
Tarte Riptide Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow
Tarte Riptide Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow
Tarte Riptide Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow
Tarte Riptide Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow

Riptide

Riptide is a deep, bluish black with multi-colored micro-shimmer that gave it a more pearl-like sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, dense texture that applied evenly to bare skin and did not lose its depth over time. It was fairly blendable when I worked with it, but it wasn’t quite as effortless as I’ve seen this formula be in the past. This shade lasted for eight hours before creasing on me.

Ingredients

Mica, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, talc, kaolin, dimethicone, zinc stearate, cetyl dimethicone, bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, pentylene glycol, caprylyl glycol, sorbitan sesquiisostearate, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, sodium dehydroacetate, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, algae extract, gardenia taitensis flower extract, tocopherol. (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), titanium dioxide (CI 77891), ultramarines (CI 77007).

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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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Well rats cats, I love this but have too many similar shades! Might have hit that odd plateau where this begins to become more problematic. The only catch being that mine are scattered around my stash instead of one convenient, nice, tidy little space.

As much as I have wanted one of these for the design, I swatch and you are so right that they are lighter than they look in the pan. I’m pretty dark and already have a ton of basic light applying makeup already…bummer

It’s surprising, isn’t it? Sometimes really shimmery shades can go lighter based on how they reflect/catch the light, but I don’t usually see it with mattes!

Because I’m pale-skinned, I actually like that the shades are lighter than they appear in pan. I can see how it would be disappointing to people with darker skin tones who were hoping for a version of ROTS they could wear. I really love the first ROTS Palette and wear it a lot more than I anticipated when I bought it, so I’m considering this one.

I generally like this little palette, the shades are well co-ordinated and they are perfect for everyday use. A pretty good rating for Tarte as well and a lovely eye look Christine.

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