Eye Couture Day-to-Night Eyeshadow Palette
Overpriced and useless is the best way to describe this palette. Fans of shimmery shadow may be tempted because the packaging is certainly beautiful, but beware the drawbacks. These shimmery shadows (there are no matte options) apply and blend well, but that’s where the good news ends. The double-ended eyeshadow brush isn’t properly shaped to allow for precise application of the color. Part of the palette includes an eye-lining pencil, but it is too creamy, prone to smearing, and needs sharpening. For this price, you’re better off buying separate eyeshadows, eyeliner, and brushes to get what you really need to go from day-to-night looking beautiful; after all, that is the goal, right?
Tarte Cosmetics At-A-Glance
Tarte Cosmetics CEO and founder Maureen Kelly started Tarte in 1999, out of a desire to create a cosmetics line that would prove that glamour can be good for you. This comes in the form of products that highlight naturally-derived ingredients in their marketing campaigns, and occasionally taking swipes at the concept of synthetics in makeup.
This is ironic, as Tarte uses more than a few beneficial synthetically derived ingredients in their formulassilicones, synthetic fragrances, preservatives and on and on. However, well forgive them that as whats ultimately important is whether their products meet your needs, and to that we can say the brand excels in many areas at what they do.
However, a few products are a bit on the pricey side and there are a few iffy shades and textures to consider among their foundationsnoted in their respective reviews. A few caveats aside, most of Tarte's foundations, blush options, eye pencils and an ever-expanding range of innovative products demonstrate that color is what they do best.
For more information about Tarte Cosmetics visit www.tartecosmetics.com.
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