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

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40 Comments

  1. August 27, 2014 / 8:08 am

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

  2. August 27, 2014 / 10:13 am

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

    • September 1, 2014 / 8:59 am

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

  3. August 27, 2014 / 10:32 am

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

  4. August 27, 2014 / 12:45 pm

    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

  5. August 27, 2014 / 3:15 pm

    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 😉

  6. August 27, 2014 / 4:31 pm

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

  7. August 27, 2014 / 5:43 pm

    I like the dark purple shade.

  8. August 27, 2014 / 6:45 pm

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

  9. August 27, 2014 / 8:47 pm

    This palette was made for you!!! LOVES IT

  10. August 27, 2014 / 10:48 pm

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

  11. August 28, 2014 / 1:47 am

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

  12. August 28, 2014 / 2:16 am

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

  13. August 28, 2014 / 4:57 am

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

  14. August 28, 2014 / 9:07 am

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

  15. August 29, 2014 / 5:53 pm

    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.

  16. August 30, 2014 / 5:19 pm

    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!

  17. August 31, 2014 / 6:46 am

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

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