The new Tartelette Juicy Amazonian Clay Eye Shadow Palette contains twenty shades in the Amazonian Clay eye shadow formula in a mix of mattes, pearl, and metallic shades. The shadows also smell a little like cocoa powder and smell really good.
I picked this up as soon as I saw it available because I love the Tartlette in Bloom palette so much.
At first look, this eye palette looks like a mixture of pink/mauve tones and neutral tones, but once I actually applied these shades to my skin, I found that a lot of the shades turned very warm and orange on my skin. Even some of the pink shades look copper once applied to my eyes.
I feel like the formula of the shadows in this palette is a little different than my other two Tartelette palettes. This one seems drier and a little bit chalkier than my regular Tartelette and Tartelette in Bloom palettes.
The mattes are pigmented, and while they take a little more work to blend out and build than some other formulas I have, they look nice and smooth on the lids without emphasizing texture. The shadows did last all day on me without creating or fading.
Some of the shimmers are a little less pigmented than the mattes on the eyes, and I found a couple of them to be quite glittery, but the shades do build up some when applied on the eyes. Some of the shades seem to build and have more shimmer than the other shades. But some of them are described as pearl and some are metallic.
There is quite a bit of kick up powder when dipping a brush in the pans, so just be sure to tap your brush off before applying to prevent any fall out. The glittery shades apply best with your finger or a sponge tip applicator.
Some of the shades don’t swatch very well on my hand, but do apply better on the eyes than they swatch. No matter what I did some of the swatches just look patchy but I didn’t feel like they applied patchy on the eyes at all.
One of the things I feel like this palette is missing, for me, is a very light brow bone highlight shade. Since I am so fair all of the light shades are still too dark and actually peachy, for a highlight for me. So I need to pull a shade from another palette in my collection for a brow bone highlight. That isn’t a big deal to me, but it is nice to have everything in one palette when the palette is this large.
I feel like this palette probably looks best on a darker skin tone than mine such as light medium or medium to dark. I’m thinking if your skin tone is darker, the colors might show up more true to pan. Since my skin tone is very fair with neutral to pink undertones I think that is why they turn a little orange on me. On my eyes this palette looks very similar to my Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Instant Eye Palette. That palette shows very warm on my skin.
Overall, I really like this palette and get some beautiful looks from it, but it is not a love for me. I am a little disappointed that the shades appear warmer/different on my eyes than they do in the pans, but I can still make beautiful looks with this palette.
The neutral matte browns ended up looking a lot more orange and yellow toned than I expected from looking at them in the pan, and even from the photos of the swatches. I feel like all of the photos of the swatches don’t look quite as warm on my hand or in the photos as they do on my eyes and in person.
I also feel like if you have the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Instant Eye Palette than you may not need this one unless you just love those shades and want more of them. If you are very fair with pinker undertones, you may want to see this palette in person before purchasing unless you love warm tones.
Have you tried this palette? If so I would love to hear your experience with these shades in the comments below. Did you have the same experience I did with the shades being warmer on the eyes?
(For reference, my skin tone is currently about a MAC NW10)
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