Over the years, I have come to find that Tarte has become one of my favorite brands. With so many gorgeous cosmetics to offer, to say I have been impressed, is – well, and understatement. A more recent purchase from Tarte during their Friends and Family sale gave me the opportunity to try a palette I’ve been eyeing for a few months. I’ll be honest, while I had my sights on it, I wasn’t quite ready to make the commitment. But at the price point, I couldn’t resist. I am very very happy to have the Tarte Showstopper Clay Palette in my makeup arsenal. After just one use, I fell in love.
The Tarte Showstopper Clay Palette retails for $38.00 (I got it at a discount for $26.60 plus free shipping during the Friends/Family sale). It includes six eye shadows, a bronzer, highlighter and blush. Powered by Amazonian clay – this palette is packed with gorgeous shades that can be worn year round to create the subtle every day looks to gorgeous runway showstoppers. The palette features six never-before-seen shadows that are stunning and a full size blush that is perfect for summer months but can be worn year round. Like most of what Tarte offers, each shade through out the palette offers a punch of color and are blend-able for your gorgeous looks.
Palette break down:
0.80 g /0.03 oz x 6 eye shadow: Amazonian clay shadows – showstopper copper (bronze copper), go for the gold (gold), you’re a natural (nude), steel the scene (steel taupe), rose to the top (rose gold) and dim the lights (black brown)
6 g / 0.21 oz Amazonian clay blush: fame (warm peach)
4 g/ 0.14 oz Amazonian clay matte waterproof bronzer: park ave princess™
4 g/ 0.14 oz Amazonian clay highlighter: champagne pink
A full list of ingredients can be found here.
Now anyone that has used Tarte before knows that the Amazonian clay products from the brand offer longer, truer wear that feels great on the skin and with the additive of mineral pigments, you have all kinds of love for your eyes and face that apply beautifully. When this palette was first released, I honestly didn’t even give it a double take the first time I saw it. The shades just looked like a neutral palette or two that I own and the only thing drawing me to the palette was the packaging (hello, gold & purple – win). But I couldn’t pass up the sale so I decided to grab it after my friend Heather (Crazybeautifulmakeup.com) said it was definitely a nice palette.
I purchased the palette wondering if I would enjoy it and after the first use, I was sold. In the pot the shadows look like they are just your basic neutral shades. But applied on the eyes, they are gorgeous and used over different eye bases provide a gorgeous look every time. I am amazed at how dimensional these shades are offering up a variety of hues I had no idea this palette included. I am really loving it and used over some of my smokey brown bases, I have created gorgeous smoky eyes that are just fabulous for Fall or year round. (No photos of looks, but I promise I’ll have a look or tutorial up soon utilizing this palette).
Now – while the shadows are gorgeous, I also am getting great use out of the highlighter, bronzer and blush. The blush is a stunning coral shade that is so pigmented that a little goes a long way. The bronzer while a little lighter than I am usual is one I have tried before and I love using it on days where I don’t have much makeup. It’s the perfect contour and warmth shade that offers subtle shadows along my cheek bones that give the illusion I have a chiseled face without going overboard. And, well – the highlighter, I need a light hand when applying, but it is absolutely gorgeous.
Each product within this palette has a soft, blend-able feel that is easily applied and packs pigment in one swipe. If I had to critique anything about it, it would be that I really wish Tarte would print the names of the shadows, etc. on the actual palette instead of providing the plastic sleeves that I think are such a headache to keep around. Overall I’m very impressed and I’m glad I decided to pick this palette up because I would have just admired it from a distance and not realize how beautiful it really is. Definitely a winner in my book and one I may add to my travel arsenal since it includes most of the products needed to create a look, or two.
So – have you tried this palette from Tarte? If not, is it one you may be interested in looking further into? I am amazed at how each shade of shadow has rose hue undertones- I’m just loving it. You can get this palette at Tartecosmetics.com or Sephora.
Disclaimer: The product(s) mentioned in this post were purchased by me with my own money. All opinions are 100% honest and unbiased. I am not being paid to feature this product however I do have affiliate links through out this post which I do make money on if you click them.