Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Holiday Gift Guide: Tarte Rising Star Limited Edition Palette

I fell in love with this palette last year when I spotted it at my Sephora right before the holidays.  I had to have this palette, especially since it has just about everything you need in one palette and with "good for you" ingredients, how can you go wrong?  

I love Tarte and it's "Amazonian Clay infused" makeup.  This palette has 2 of their famous Amazonian Clay blushes, their Park Avenue Princess bronzer, and Amazonian Clay Shimmering highlighting powder in Champagne on the left side of the palette.  And as they claim, these Tarte Amazonian Clay infused blushes give you up to 12 hours of full-on pigmented color.  

On the right side, there are 12 gorgeous Amazonian clay infused eye shadows in both matte and shimmering finishes - shimmering platinum, shimmering sienna, matte chai tea, matte light pink, shimmering sage, shimmering citrine, shimmering steel blue, shimmering sunset gold, shimmering cocoa, shimmering smoke, matte coffee liquor, burnished bronze.  The colors are neutral in range with a few "colors" thrown in to add some pop and spruce up your daytime look to a gorgeous smokey evening look.  Tarte also claims that the Amazonian clay in the eyeshadows help to nourish your eyelids, reduce surface oil, as well as improve the overall texture of the e/s for ease of application and better, longer wear.  

I'm not a big fan of the brushes included in this palette but that doesn't make or break the palette.  And I love the packaging - that silver faux python/snakeskin effect, how gorgeous and lush.  What a great gift to give to that make up lover or make up newbie in your life.  This palette is only available at Sephora for $28 (it's on sale right now) and it's limited edition so grab one or two sets while you have the chance.  Happy Shopping....