Eye shadow palettes are my weakness, I just love them and I can’t stop buying them! I seem to be able to come up with *any* excuse for getting one. Case in point, I was in beauty mecca Sephora and was really tempted by the Tarte In Bloom palette, but it was $46 and a lot of the darker colours in it didn’t feel very wearable for someone like me, who doesn’t often bother with a smokey eye. However, I just couldn’t walk away without trying some Tarte eyeshadow and my eye soon strayed to the “to go” palettes.
There were two on offer in Sephora, one of which I’d seen before – Tartelette Tease Clay mini palette – and one that was totally new to me – Tarteist Pro To Go mini palette. Of course, from the title of this post, you can see which one I went for. I initially thought the Tease palette was a shoo-in, but after swatching both, I couldn’t tear my eyes away from the Pro To Go.
Both palettes have six shades in, so are perfect for just popping into your bag when you’re travelling. So what was it about the Tarteist Pro To Go palette that tipped me into a purchase?
The colours in this palette are beautiful and I much preferred them to the shades in the Tease palette. I had heard great things about Tarte eye shadow and I literally cannot believe I haven’t tried it until now. The shadows are SO SOFT, they just melt onto your skin. Actually, at first use, so much softer than Urban Decay’s, which feel chalky in comparison to these.
But back to the colours. A mix of matte and shimmer, all the shades are deep and warm. I am really into oranges and bronzes at the moment, so Crisp and Boss immediately stood out.
Drive and Hype make the perfect base colours and Stylin and Dominate are just gorgeous, deep, blendable purples that will look great in the crease.
Just look at those colours above, how can you not fall for them?
I actually think the two, deep shimmers at the right hand side might work better the other way around – so switch around Dominate and Boss. Dominate looks much more pinky purple than Boss, which is golden bronze.
I can’t wait to try this palette out, I don’t think I’ll be able to keep my hands off it.
Have you seen the Tarteist Pro To Go palette before? What do you think?
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