Are you ready for another neutral eyeshadow palette? No? Too bad. ‘Cause they’re still coming! I know after a while the sudden influx of neutral eyeshadow palettes that pop up year after year gets old. You quickly go from, “OMG, I need that new palette!” to “How many shades of browns are there, really?” I was stuck in between the two when Tarte released the new Tarteist Pro Palette. I love Tarte’s Amazonian Clay eyeshadow formula so I was excited to see them whip up a new palette. However, once I took a good look at the Tarteist Pro Palette I started to wonder, “What makes this so different from every other neutral palette on the market?”
Are the colors unique? No. Not really. But I like the variety of neutrals Tarte included. You get a nice mix of warm and cool shades that makes the Tarteist Pro Palette very versatile. At the same time, they aren’t colors that we haven’t seen before in a million other palettes. So it’s probably safe to say you have something like it in your collection and can skip.
Unless you just love makeup and can’t help yourself. In that case…
Welcome to the party girl! You’re in good company with the thousands of other makeup junkies who still purchased the Tarteist Pro Palette knowing that they have a handful of other palettes just like it. It seems kinda bad at first but once you realize that you’re loaded with 16 mattes to play with and 4 shimmers then the fun begins.
Even though the colors aren’t too unique, Tarte still managed to step outside of the box with a mostly matte eyeshadow palette. These days, you’re either overloaded with shimmer and glitter or you’re forced to stick with just mattes. Tarte gives you the best of both worlds with a hefty amount of mattes (again, 16) and 4 luscious shimmers to create any look your heart desires.
Since the Tarteist Pro Palette is more of a natural palette there’s a lot of browns in the mix. But it still manages to deliver some nice pops of color including a dusty mauve, burnt red, deep plum and more. The entire lineup includes:
- Classic cream
- Innocent soft peach
- Whimsy brick
- Smoked dark brown
- Ethereal bronze
- Vintage ivory
- Fierce cool plum
- No Filter purple mauve
- Vamp deep plum
- Glam champagne
- Chic pale pink
- Profresh taupe
- Mod deep cherry
- Drama maroon
- Minx shimmering mauve
- Indie greige
- Bold light brown
- Punk black
- Trendy prismatic teal
I love that the Tarteist Pro Palette has a good variety of crease shades for deeper skin tones like: Whimsy, Smoked, No Filter, Fierce and more. Whether I’m feeling smoky or just a slight wash of color on the lids, I can create a complete look without having to reach for another palette or eyeshadow. And that’s always a plus. Even if I already own similar colors. It’s just nice to have a little variety, right?
After falling in love with the Tartelette palettes I’ve become a huge believer in Tarte’s eyeshadows but the Tarteist Pro Palette seems to have a slightly different formula. The shimmers are still buttery soft and the mattes are still pretty pigmented but they feel a bit more dry and stiff this time around. Tarte is usually known for having drier matte shadows but the Tarteist Pro Palette mattes felt a little more dry than usual. I’m hoping that it still performs as well as my beloved Tartelette in Bloom!
Have you checked out the Tarte Tarteist Pro Palette yet? What do you think?
Classic, Innocent, Whimsy, Smoked, Vintage, Fierce, No Filter and Vamp
Chic, Profresh, Mod, Drama, Indie, Bold, Edgy and Punk
Ethereal, Glam, Minx and Trendy