Thursday, September 18, 2014

Review on Tarte CC Matte Palette

Assalamualaikum and Hi lovelies,

How are you all doing, hope everyone was able to enjoy the long Malaysia Day weekend holiday. Well i know i've been in hiatus for a while, i don't think i have to tell you why since my reasons are always the usual ones. So now that i have the time to update my blog, i might as well do so. 

I'm sure out there, there are many of you who might have come across or currently in love with the brand Tarte as much as i do, the thought of knowing that most of their makeup are based from this formulation of amazonian clay, superfuit and plant extracts made me wonder how good their product really was. So I did some background research by checking out their official website and here's what i got:-

Before I started tarte out of my one bedroom apartment in 1999, I was a total beauty addict like you, but I quickly became frustrated when I couldn’t find pure, powerful cosmetics. Everything I found was full of unhealthy, icky stuff, and whether it was from a department store or one of the very few "healthy" makeup lines I could find, the packaging was so unglamorous that I hardly wanted to buy it let alone take it out of my purse in public!
So I set out to create a line that would prove that glamour can be good for you by pioneering the use of high-performance naturals™. Today tarte is a leader in healthy, eco-chic beauty, offering cruelty-free cosmetics infused with skinvigorating™ ingredients like superfruit and plant extracts, vitamins, minerals, essential oils and other naturally-derived ingredients. But it’s not just about what’s in our powerful formulas; it’s what’s not in them that really sets us apart! All of our products are formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, triclosan, synthetic fragrances and gluten, just to name a few. Ingredients are absolutely important to me, but so are formulas that perform. We call it tarte 12-hour power™, but you’ll just notice it lasts. Not to mention that we’ve got budgeproof, waterproof, sweatproof, SPF and formulas with truly compelling consumer panel claims.
But believe me we don’t just stop at the formulas – our chic, runway-inspired cases and compacts are more than just pretty packaging. We care about the environment, so we continue to support cooperatives in the Rainforest and develop sustainable components that can often be re-used to help reduce environmental waste.
From our award-winning blushes and lip tints to breakthrough Amazonian clay and maracuja complexion products, we’re committed to delivering real results for real women. I hope you enjoy your tarte purchase and remember: be green, be smart, be tarte!


How did i get to know about this brand? well it wasn't after i heard some youtube beauty guru's raving about their product, especially  Estee from essiebutton (she's in love with their blushers, and have all the colors in her collection). Well i literally fell in love with their packaging b'coz it was so out of the ordinary that I started to check out their products. Tarte is currently only available in Sephora, and i managed to have a look at their items but i never thought i could afford to buy them, as it is out of my budget. Thanks to my little sister, she decided to get a lovely palette from Tarte for me as a birthday gift (well it was actually my choice... hehehe). 

Prior to my birthday, we did go to Sephora together and that's when i saw the Tarte Be MATTEnificent Amazonian Colored Clay Matte Eye & Cheek Palette for the first time, i even swatched it to see how the colors will turned out. Tarte CC Matte or aka Tarte Be MATTEnificent Amazonian Colored Clay Matte Eye & Cheek Palette, is a lovely palette that has 8 limited-edition Amazonian Colored Clay Eyeshadows, 1 limited-edition Colored Clay Blush and 1 double-ended shadow brush.

All the eye shadows are matte (so if you're a matte fan, this palette would be perfect for you). 

 The lovely colored packaging, PURPLE.... my favorite. It somehow reminds me of the inside of a tree bark.

A small look book on how to create a look with the palette.

Swatch on how the color looks like under natural light.

Elevated (Blusher)
Sand Out From The Crowd (Eye Shadow Base)
Pink Outside The Box & Peach For The Stars (Lid)
Rose To The Occasion & View From The Taupe (Crease)
Two Plums Up (Outer Corner)
Dream In Chocolate & Don't Stand Black (Liner)

Due to the texture of the eye shadow it's quite hard to swatch it, i had to rub it really hard to get the colors swatch properly (except for the darker colors). It may look less pigmented, but the colours are build-able if you want a more intense look. There are some fall out upon contact of the brush over the palette, but it won't affect if you tap your brushes prior to applying it on your face. I've come across a few youtube beauty gurus and they did mentioned that some products are sometimes quite hard to swatch over the hand, but when applied over the lids it's totally different. So do give it a try and do look out at other reviews, especially those in youtube, so you can get a clearer picture.

For those who like natural colors or purple, i'm sure you would love this palette as much as i do. The palette is retailing at RM 160 at Sephora, I'm not sure if this palette is still available, but for those who are interested you can give any of the Sephora outlets a call.

In Shaa Allah will do a look with this palette sometime soon, till than take care... 


*This item was given to me as a gift by my sister and was not sponsored by any party. Review is based on my experience with the product.


Nicole Yie said...

Yes almost all make up guru in youtube are raving about this brand and makes me wanna get it too, but what they rave and mostly expensive in M'sia T.T
Anyway this is really a nice matte palette!! :)

Melissa Mah said...

Hi Nicole, thanks for dropping by. Yup totally agree with you, what they rave are normally expensive for us over here in Malaysia. But there are still other options which are more affordable. Anyway will be reviewing another of their palette soon, and that palette cost lesser than this one, so do stay tune :)

Mieza Everdeen said...

love the colours from this CC Matte palette :D i havent owned anything from Tarte, still waiting. hehe

Melissa Mah said...

High 5 Yup the colors are definitely lovely. In Shaa Allah when you have the rezeki you can purchase your very own Tarte. Or not just look out for anyone selling it on Carousell, I actually manage to buy one of their lipsurgence for a price that's a steal from a seller there.