Tarte is one of those brands that just can't miss with the products they create. There's never been a product from Tarte that I haven't loved. They make one of my favorite mascaras of all time and one of my favorite concealers of all time — two beauty products I think we're all constantly searching for to find the perfect one.
Tarte's Spring 2016 collection is called Rainforest of the Sea and is filled with gorgeous, hydrating products in beautiful colors to pump up your look for the season. It's an entire makeup line in itself with a product for every step of the makeup process from skincare to finishing touches like their highlighting palette. They've even got a color correcting palette! This is a collection you do not want to miss.
Another beauty blogger clued me in to the fact that Sephora is offering a Rainforest of the Sea mini kit as a 500-point perk right now (update: it's no longer available! 😩), so I took the opportunity to give the line a shot! We'll get to the mini kit later, but I had to buy something to get the perk, right? I didn't even have to browse — I went straight for the eyeshadow palette.
I'm wary of neutral palettes because they can tend to be on the warm side for me, but just look at how many grey-toned neutrals there are here!
The palette consists of eight shadows, all of which have some shimmer to them. They're soft and incredibly subtle despite what they look like in the package. It takes quite a bit of product to build up pigment, so you're not at risk of going shimmer-crazy on your eyes.
The colors are swatched clockwise from the top; you can see there's quite a variety of intensities in this palette. All of these colors required 2-3 layers for them to even show up on my arm, and you can see that the lightest color still blends in almost completely (though I attribute that to how pale my skin is, not the color itself!).
This palette really is beautiful and allows for a soft, subtle glow to your spring makeup. It's also not a huge hit on your wallet like some shadow palettes can be — only $34. I'm a fan!
The Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow Palette is available exclusively at Sephora and has just been restocked. It's limited edition and will go fast, so get your hands on it before it's gone!
Don't forget to use your perk points for the Rainforest of the Sea kit, either — that is, if it comes back in stock! I have a feeling it sold out pretty quickly. Keep an eye out for it. You'll get minis of the Deep Dive Cleansing Gel, Marine Boosting Mist, Lights, Camera, Lashes! mascara (one of my all-times!), and Drench Lip Splash Lipstick in Beach Bum. You'll also get 4 different color samples of the Water Foundation, which has SPF 15 and goes on like second skin (it's on my wish list!).
Have you tried any of Tarte's Rainforest of the Sea collection yet? What are your thoughts?
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