I'm a big fan of Tarte products. I own quite a few of their cheek stains and lip glosses, and now I own a BUNCH of their best products and colors all in one!
I received Tarte The Jewelry Box for Christmas ($52) and absolutely love it!! It has many color options and possibilities for looks. Here's what it's got to offer:
- 32 full size eye shadows- half shimmer, half matte- wow, that's a lot!!
- 5 mini colored eye liners
- 1 mineral powder bronzer
- 1 highlighting powder
- 8 lip gloss colors
The ooonly thing it's missing that would make it completely perfect, would be if it included a couple blush colors. But that's just me being really picky :-) So the olives and greens in this palette just spoke to me and I decided to try my hand at safari type colors while I wear chunky sweaters!
I used the matte cream color all over, then two different shades of green (one olive from lash to crease then one true green just along the lash line), and one gold color slightly above the crease and blending into the matte cream. The only thing not Tarte related is my mascara and mark's bronze metalliner ($6) on upper lashline. I liked the contrast of the bronze on the greens.
I did use the mineral bronzer on top of the highlighting powder which I used all over my face. Plus I used a very pale pink from the palette on my lips. As an extra added bonus, this box has a verrry wearable detachable necklace. This pic below is of the gold cushion type box of cosmetics with the necklace attached on the outside.
Normally, when a piece of jewelry is not the main focus of the product you are buying but just an add on, you would think it probably would be worthless/unwearable. But not in this case!! I have actually worn this gold and black rope like necklace quite a bit. And I love wearing big chunky necklaces with chunky sweaters! Here is a close up of it- who knows if it will "turn" but for the time being, it's pretty fab.
It reminds me of the old Chanel black satin bow chain link necklace below;-)
If you're looking for a palette full of wearable shadows and lots of lip choices, this is a great buy in my opinion. And you'll get a shiny new accessory to go along with it!! You can't beat that combo!!