Review: Tarte Golden Days & Sultry Nights Amazonian Clay Collector’s Shadow Palette

Tarte Golden Days and Sultry Nights palette

Tarte recently came out with this new limited edition eyeshadow palette as part of their Summer 2014 collection. I thought that these warm colors would be perfect for the spring and summer. I also like that you get enough shades to make the perfect, fun daytime look as well as being able to create sultry, nighttime looks.

Tarte Golden Days & Sultry Nights Amazonian Clay Collector’s Shadow Palette is said to be a “Limited-edition collector’s eyeshadow palette featuring 5 new, Amazonian clay shadows in gorgeous, warm shades for hazy summer days and wild summer nights. Eyes will have a sunkissed, flirty look with five Amazonian clay shadows that are packed with pure and pigmented color. Inspired by the depths of the rainforest, the collector’s set nourishes eyes while locking pigment in place for a longer, more color-true wear. The custom-printed palette’s exterior makes it ideal for a glamorous adventure.”

The packaging of this palette is so colorful and cute! I’m a sucker for packaging so I knew that I had to have this. This palette comes with a card that gives you two looks that you can create, which I think is very helpful. This Golden Days & Sultry Nights palette comes with 5 brand new shades: Toes in the Sand (matte ivory), Espadrilles (matte taupe), Caipirinha Cocktails (gold), Oceanview (jade), and Tropical Sunset (bronze). Tarte chose the cutest and most perfect names for these beautiful colors. Even though this only comes with 5 eyeshadows, you do get a lot of product for each of the shades. However, the texture of each eyeshadow wasn’t consistent so I was a bit disappointed.

Both the matte shades were very pigmented, creamy, and very easy to blend. Toes in the Sand is a great natural all-over lid and highlight color and Espadrilles makes a great crease and transition color. Caipirinha Cocktails was the biggest let-down. It looked so beautiful in the pan but it was very dry and went on extremely patchy. It also didn’t have a lot of pigment and was not easy to blend out. Thankfully, Oceanview (my favorite shade) was extremely pigmented and soft. It leaves a metallic finish and did not have any fallout. Tropical Sunset was also very pigmented, however, there was sooo much fallout when using this metallic shade.

I think because two out of the five shades of this palette are difficult to work with, you should take a pass on this product. For $36, all of these colors should be very pigmented, easy to blend, and have no fallout, especially since there are only 5 shades. Even though the packaging is so cute, I think I may have to return this palette.

 

Ingredients:

Toes in the Sand Ingredients: Talc, boron nitride, zinc stearate, ethylhexyl palmitate, sodium dehydroacetate, phenoxyethanol, sorbic acid, kaolin, magnesium aluminum silicate, montmorillonite, mica. May Contain/Peut Contenir/(+/-): Manganese Violet (CI 77742), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

Espadrilles Ingredients: Talc, boron nitride, zinc stearate, ethylhexyl palmitate, sodium dehydroacetate, phenoxyethanol, sorbic acid, kaolin, magnesium aluminum silicate, montmorillonite, mica. May Contain/Peut Contenir/(+/-): Manganese Violet (CI 77742), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

Oceanview Ingredients: Mica, ethylhexyl palmitate, talc, boron nitride, zinc stearate, sodium dehydroacetate, phenoxyethanol, sorbic acid, kaolin, magnesium aluminum silicate, montmorillonite,. May Contain/Peut Contenir/(+/-): titanium dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), manganese violet (CI 77742), ferric ferrocyanide (CI 77510).

Tropical Sunset Ingredients: Mica, ethylhexyl palmitate, talc, boron nitride, zinc stearate, sodium dehydroacetate, phenoxyethanol, sorbic acid, kaolin, magnesium aluminum silicate, montmorillonite,. May Contain/Peut Contenir/(+/-): titanium dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), manganese violet (CI 77742), ferric ferrocyanide (CI 77510).

Caparinha Cocktails Ingredients:  Mica, ethylhexyl palmitate, talc, zinc stearate, boron nitride, calcium sodium borosilicate, sodium dehydroacetate, phenoxyethanol, sorbic acid, kaolin, tin oxide, magnesium aluminum silicate, montmorillonite, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499).

 

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Tarte Golden Days & Sultry Nights Amazonian Clay Collector’s Shadow Palette

 

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On the left side: Toes in the Sand (top), Espadrilles (bottom) / On the right side (from left to right): Caipirinha Cocktails, Oceanview, Tropical Sunset

 

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Swatches from left to right: Toes in the Sand, Espadrilles, Caipirinha Cocktails, Oceanview, Tropical Sunset

 

 

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Look using Tarte Golden Days & Sultry Nights Amazonian Clay Collector’s Shadow Palette

 

Tarte Golden Days & Sultry Nights Amazonian Clay Collector’s Shadow Palette retails for $36 at Sephora.

 

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