After getting my Sephora 24 color Palette I pretty much had thought I was set and had no need to go looking for other palettes/shadows since I thought I had all the basic colors already available to me. My Gal Makeup has a somewhat nude eye, so I use a lot of neutral shadows to create the look I want, and then go heavy with my liner. BUT... then I got this
The Tarte for True Blood Palette was given to me for my birthday and Oh my gosh, it is amazing. There's neutrals, pretty shimmers, some awesome fun colors for you to try out as well and it is one of the best palettes I have ever had! It comes with:
18 shadows in amazing colors!
1 Gel Liner Pen (More on this later)
1 tube of Tarte Mascara
1 tube of Eyelid primer
I will review each item individually and let you know what I liked and what I didn't! So! On with the Review!
The Eyeshadows: The colors are amazing! I usually for my every day look sweep Fairy on the inside of my eyelid and on the outer part of the eyelid sweep on Waitress. I blend the two together until I get a nice fading effect and accentuate the crease with Werewolf. You don't want the dark brown to go up too high, so I would suggest using a windshield wiper motion and gently blend up a little to fade any harsh lines. I either sweep The Light or Fairy on as my brow highlight and after that I am done! If you gals get this eye palette, be sure to try the look out for yourself and see how you like it! I highly recommend the shadows, they're all a little shimmery but super beautiful and I love them!
Shadows: 5/5 stars
The Gel Liner: You have to be really, really REALLY careful with this pen! If you don't have the stick up just barely above the tube it WILL break off and give you a major case of the smudgies. What I usually do is with a bent liner brush apply black shadow as eyeliner and then go over it with the gel liner, it hides any and all mistakes and makes the color super intense! It glides on so easy and dark and it's, for me, not entirely smudgeproof but way better than liquid liner and easier to use!
Liner : 4.5/5 Stars
The Mascara: TERRIBLE. It dries out my lashes and barely gives me any coverage at all. I don't know if I got a bad batch or what but it is not even comparable to my L'Oreal Telescopic in Carbon Black. It's not dark enough and leaves you with spider lashes. I do not recommend using the mascara at all. Use your own.
Mascara: 0/5 Stars
Eye Primer: Very good Primer! It's creamy and light neutral colored. It is very similar to Paladio's eye primer which can be found on MakeupGeek.com in the makeup geek store for SUPER cheap. Paladio has the best primer I have ever used and the Tarte is just like it, only way more expensive. I like primers that have a thicker, creamier texture because it holds the eye makeup on better.
Primer: 5/5 Stars
Overall: 4.8/5 Stars
I love this pallette and highly recommend it. It can be found on Sephora.com under Tarte when you shop by brand. It is limited edition so I would suggest getting your hands on it before it's too late! The palette also comes with a little Lookbook card to show you how to do some of the eye makeup from True Blood! I hope you gals love this pallette as much as I do! sorry about the late review but I wanted to give everything a good test before I reviewed it for you guys!