I don’t know about you but I just love when limited edition goodies make a comeback. As a beauty blogger, I try to make it my duty to try everything new and snatch up limited edition products to give you an early scoop. Sometimes I find myself in sticky situations because I can’t always afford the latest and greatest right when it comes out. That often leads me to waiting on a restock, waiting to shoot it, test it and then finally post about it. Which defeats the purpose of it all if it manages to sell out by the time I share it with you. Talk about a never-ending loop!
Every now and then, though, makeup brands realize that we need a little extra time to save and decide if all these limited edition releases are worth the money and hype. Tarte recently re-released the limited edition Grav3yard Girl Swamp Queen Palette and I couldn’t be happier because I think it was a great palette that deserved a little more love and recognition that it couldn’t get because it sold out so quickly. I’m talking lightning fast.
Luckily though, Tarte has brought the Swamp Queen Palette back (for a limited time of course) in case you missed it the first time. I eventually got my hands on the Swamp Queen Palette and ended up really enjoying it. I’m still getting to know Bunny, the quirky YouTuber behind the Swamp Queen collab, but I’m really digging her palette. The colors are simple (aka dupable) but the quality is definitely there and the addition of bronzer, blush and highlighter makes the Swamp Queen Palette super convenient too. You can easily whip up a natural everyday look or smoke it up for the gods and then bronze, sweep on a blush and highlight those cheeks all with one palette. Early morning goals, baby.
These days, I’ve been getting a little cozy with my Swamp Queen Palette as the shadows are rather pigmented, buttery smooth and easy to blend. Not to mention, the shades are perfect for brown skin. For this simple smoky look, I swept Dogman (bright warm orange) into my crease as a transition shade and then darkened my crease (contoured) using Sippy Sippy (deep shimmering neutral brown). Next, I swept Natural Peaches (pale nude peach) onto my lids and then topped off the look with a chunky wing and falsies. Normally when I use the Swamp Queen Palette I use the cheek products too but I’ve been so over the moon with the new MAC Nutcracker Sweet Copper Face Compact that I used it instead and just swept on a little of the Sweet Tea Bronzer to set my contour. The combo worked really well to sculpt my cheeks and give me a little lift. I have a feeling I’ll be pulling out the Swamp Queen Palette a little more these days because it’s just so easy to use and everything is soft and blendable. If you haven’t got your hands on the Tarte Swamp Queen Palette then now is the time! You can order it here.