I'm so excited about all the new spring products and lighter shades coming out this time of year because they are so me. As soon as I saw this new beauty from Tarte, I knew it would be a favorite. The natural beauty brand just launched a beautiful new palette and it's a first of it's kind for them. It's a first because it's a palette full of matte shades. Be MATTEnificent Colored Clay Matte Eye & Cheek Palette is nothing short of magnificent. From the sleek modern packaging to the wonderful formulas and colors inside, I'm sure you will agree.
Be MATTEnificent Colored Clay Matte Eye & Cheek Palette features eight all new limited edition eyeshadows, all in very neutral, universally flattering shades, plus one light plum based blush. These are formulated with Tarte's color correcting Amazonian clay formula, which brightens, evens and soothes skin.
- Dream in Chocolate (black brown)
- View From the Taupe (taupe)
- Peach for the Stars (peach)
- Sand Out From the Crowd (warm beige)
- Pink Outside the Box (soft pink)
- Rose to the Occasion (rosy pink)
- Don't Stand Black (black)
- Two Plums Up (soft plum)
- Elevated (soft plum)
The shadows are so velvety smooth and apply and blend with ease. The colors are surprisingly pigmented, even for such light shades. I love blending them into each other and creating a lot of different looks. The darker shades (the narrow brown and black) can be used in the crease, but I am reserving them as liners.
The blush is also super smooth and well pigmented too. It is a very flattering light plum shade that I think will work well on most complexions as well.
I find that the shadows and blush wear very well all day long with no creasing. I have tested them with both a primer and without. With a primer, they lasted beautifully and look like I just applied at the end of the day. Without a primer, they held up very well for a good 8 - 10 hours with little to no fading.
The palette, gorgeous on the outside (I want to carry it with me just to pull it out of my bag!) is mirrored inside and also includes a pretty nice double ended brush.
Tarte Be MATTEnificent Colored Clay Matte Eye & Cheek Palette sells for $36.00 at tartecosmetics.com and Sephora now.