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Welcome back to another installment of One Week One Palette! This week we’re taking a look at two of my most recent palette acquisitions including one I picked out myself and one that arrived in a recent BoxyCharm.
Week 23: Tarte Dream Big Palette
As I mentioned in one of my recent Thinking Out Loud posts, I got a great coupon to use on Tarte Cosmetics’ website and used it as an excuse to pick up two new palettes. This is the first!
This Dream Big palette is limited edition, but appears to still be for sale on the site. The colors here are so pretty in the pan, and they perform decent on the lids. However, the shimmers were just not as vibrant as I wanted them to be. By the end of the week I was actually reaching for a few of my other palettes to fill in that bright shimmery hole that I had found in the palette. Bright shimmers are a must for me to completely be in love with a palette. Tarte’s other recent palettes like the Tarteist Pro and the Make Believe in Yourself (which is currently on sale!) had much better shimmers than this one.
However, it wasn’t all bad and I really do enjoy both the color scheme and the motivational message of the palette.
The RealHer palette arrived just this month in my BoxyCharm subscription. If you read that post, you’ll know that my first impressions of the palette were mostly positive, but I wanted to wait to try it out more before giving a more in depth review. I decided to queue it up as that week’s One Week One Palette selection right away.
While I could make some fairly nice looks with these colors, the quality wasn’t as great as I was hoping. Again, the shimmers were lackluster (way more so than the Dream Big palette) and the consistency of the formula was not very smooth. I mostly stuck to the “Proud” and “Courageous” shades for my lid and used a variety of others to deepen up the look. Also, there were not very many mattes to speak of here, which I normally don’t mind as long as the shimmers are awesome. Since this palette didn’t have the best shimmers, it was harder to let that slide.
Overall, these two palettes were not home runs, but they weren’t complete failures either. I’m sure I will return to both for a second chance review in the near future, and we’ll see if my opinions have changed on either by then.
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What was your last eyeshadow palette purchase?