Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tarte Limited Edition (Fall 2014) Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette V1 :: Review, Swatch, FOTD

Tarte Limited Edition, Fall 2014, Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette V1, Review, Swatch, FOTD

First a QVC bundle exclusive, then a Sephora online limited edition, then pfffttt. As of this writing, I don't see this Tarte Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow V1 Palette at Sephora anymore. It could be website glitch, inventory problems, but whatever the cause is, I say bring it back por favor

A Fall limited edition release, this palette is for you neutral-loving ladies! Retailing for $38 (0.07 oz x 16), it has sixteen eyeshadows from rich browns to plums, shimmer to matte, all buttery-soft and easy to blend, with laudable wear time to boot. 

Tarte Limited Edition, Fall 2014, Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette V1, Review, Swatch, FOTD

Tarte Limited Edition, Fall 2014, Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette V1, Review, Swatch, FOTD

It's a gift in a gift box, that is if you're planning to give this palette as a present. The recyclable box looks adorable with its purple and red floral design. But If I were to nitpick, I'll replace that tacky pink ribbon with lilac just to be more cohesive. Enough of the so-called triviality, let's proceed to the meat of the matter, shall we?

Tarte Limited Edition, Fall 2014, Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette V1, Review, Swatch, FOTD

The packaging is made from cardboard with magnetic closure functionality. It's sturdy enough for daily use but not quite for travel. It has a removable plastic cover with eyeshadow names printed on it. Again if I may reawaken my nitpicky side, it would be nice to have a built-in mirror to seal the deal. The devil is in the detail I tell ya. But let's look past it and instead marvel at the resplendence of this elusive palette.

Tarte Limited Edition, Fall 2014, Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette V1, Review, Swatch, FOTD

Tarte Limited Edition, Fall 2014, Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette V1, Review, Swatch, FOTD

So what do these swatches remind you of? C'mon now, I want to see my naked ladies, I mean Urban Decay Naked junkies to say that there seems to be a resemblance. Indeed. Somewhat. Ditto. Well in my opinion, this palette is a good alternative to Naked, price, quality and quantity-wise (Naked retails for $54, 12 eyeshadows, 0.05 oz x 12). Let's describe the swatches from left to right:

Fingerpaint art: shimmery black plum
Copper kettle: shimmery copper
Silk robe: shimmery chocolate brown
Golden locket: shimmery light gold
Chocolate kisses: matte brown
Handpicked flowers: holographic pink
Mud Mask: matte light brown
French manicure: matte flesh
Fresh brewed coffee: sheen coffee brown
Keepsake frame: sheen bronze
Lavender bubble bath: shimmery burgundy
Cashmere scarf: sheen taupe
Candlelit dinner: shimmery copper gold
Rose champagne: sheen champagne
Hot stone massage: matte taupe
Breakfast in bread: matte champagne

Worn over an eye primer, these eyeshadows last anywhere from eight to nine hours with very minimal fading and negligible creasing.

Tarte Limited Edition, Fall 2014, Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette V1, Review, Swatch, FOTD

Tarte Limited Edition, Fall 2014, Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette V1, Review, Swatch, FOTD

Bottom line, if you happen to see this palette at Sephora, snag it. If you already own Naked palette(s), think about it. My reco, your decision.

Kathryne

40 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh... this is just as beautiful as the one I got last year around the holidays... I need this. Bring it back!

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  2. That's my kind of palette! Gorgeous swatches. I love your lipgloss in the pics too!

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    1. many thanks! we can never have too many neutral e/s palette, lol

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  3. I have v1 and love it. The shades in this one look fantastic too! I love your eye look :)

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  4. This palette looks beatiful, such gorgeous shades and so pigmented! <3
    I recently bought a great dupe for 'Naked 2', take a look at my post :)
    LondonBeautyxx

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  5. Yes, it does look Naked-ish! But still really pretty. I will be "making do" with my Tarte Mattenificent palette that I still really like. And I'm off to get the cheapie WnW 5 pan palette that dupes some of the Naked3 shades for $2 at Walgreens ;)

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  6. Wow that is so gorgeous! Now I need this too hehe

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  7. I need this palette! I love the lokk you created with it!

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  8. I really like this palette but like you said I already have the naked palettes so this will be a skip for me

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    1. yeah no need to buy if aint that necessary

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  9. This palette was made for you!!! LOVES IT

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  10. Why oh why have I not heard of this? I do own UD Naked though so I don't know.I'm befuddled.

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    1. it's a limited online edition, maybe that's why

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  11. This is a great fall neutral palette!

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  12. Love your swatches! Tarte may have knocked it out of the park with this one.

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  13. It's on the Sephora site - I may just order it. I love neutral palettes.

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  14. No matter how many neutral palettes I own, I lust after these kinds of colors! Love the look you created. What's the lippie?

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  15. This palette is gorgeous and I can see it becoming a beauty must!

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  16. You look beautiful Kath. Omigosh - I have one of the palettes from last years holiday collection that has similar packaging but it's cool toned... I love it - but I would love this one so much more. I need to order it.

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  17. Wow I wasn't expecting those swatches to look so gorgeous! I already own just about every neutral palette there is, so I'm trying to resist this one!

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  18. Beautiful palette! I just got Rainforest After Dark LE palette, but I think I need this one, too.

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  19. What a beautiful palette! I love the shades...they look to be so pigmented.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Keisha xo
    www.chrysalisgals.blogspot.com

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