Tarina Tarantino Electric Butterfly Eye Dream Hypershadow Review, Swatches, Photos

The year was 2007 and MAC Moonbathe had released for Summer.

The star of the show?

MAC Firespot Eyeshadow.


Love it, need it, want it, never owned it?

Tarina Tarantino Electric Butterfly Eye Dream Hypershadow MAY fill your Firespot void.

Check it!

A limited edition range of Tarina Tarantino Eye Cream Hypershadow in special edition packaging.

Tarina Tarantino released a range of her Hypershadows in special packaging a few seasons ago. These are available in five shades and are now discounted at Sephora for $10 each. I sadly paid full price when I hauled these and could kick myself now that they are on sale.

Electric Butterfly is a bright, fiery orange housed in neon orange case that features a very unusual slightly scary butterfly clown. The imagery kinda freaks me out but it’s so very Tarina! I love the compacts on these and find them very fun.

At $10 I’d say it’s well worth a haul. The color reminds me a bit of MAC Firespot however the formula isn’t nearly as nice…

The formula proves very, very pigmented however the texture of the shadow has a semi-matte, velvety feel which is quite nice swatched but proves difficult to blend out.

I find the shadow applies a bit patchy but works best when a sponge applicator is used. The color is quite intense and very rich. I even tried it out with a dampened sponge applicator and it comes across even richer. There are absolutely no issues with the color pay off here however the formula needs a little TLC during application in my humblest.

I’m definitely disappointed as I paid full price but I’ll throw it out there and say it’s pretty decent at $10 plus the shades wear well once in place without fading or creasing plus color remains very true throughout the day!

  • Those who love bright shades of warm orange.
  • Those who loved MAC Firespot.
  • Those who enjoy cutely packaged makeup!
  • Those looking for a great shade of orange to create a sunset eye look!

  • Those who are impatient with shadow formulas that need a little extra care during application!

I admit I am slightly disappointed with the performance of the shadow but I’d probably rave it if I paid that sweet ten buck sale price. The color pay off is incredible on this shadow but it does need a little work to get on my lids correctly as I felt like it applied a tad on the patchy side and just didn’t want to corporate well when blending out. I wore it on its own in these photos but I do think its best suited by combining with older shades like a beautiful gold!

It’s ok but the rave reviews on Sephora had me scratching my head a little….perhaps those are from the peeps that paid $10!

You can haul ’em now at www.Sephora.com

Have you tried the Tarina Tarantino Hypershadows?

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This product was purchased by the Muse for review purposes.
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  • 7/7/11 13:58 Claudia:

    Muse that shade looks so lovely on you!


    • 7/7/11 14:13 the Muse:

      aw thanks claudia ;-D bit messy application, you’re lovely to say so *hugs*


      • 7/7/11 18:39 Claudia:

        Well that messy application looks good from here:)


        • 7/8/11 9:12 the Muse:

          aw shucks you’re good for my ego claudia ;-D Have a fab weekend lovie!


          • 7/8/11 16:51 Claudia:

            You too Muse! 😀

          • 7/11/11 15:02 the Muse:

            thanks chick ;-D little late replying sorry!

  • 7/7/11 23:31 Vanessa:

    When I first looked at the compact all I could think of was Werther’s Original candies. Now I’m craving some. Damn… First thing tomorrow morning, I’m gonna buy some.


    • 7/8/11 9:05 the Muse:

      ooo vanessa, nom! ;D!


    • 7/8/11 16:10 Majick:

      Vanessa – OMG that’s IT! I saw the case and it reminded me of …
      …somthing… yes – werther’s originals, now I’m cravin’ me some too. LOL


  • 7/8/11 2:07 peri:

    honestly, i hate that color lol…but tarina tarantino has the cutest packaging ever. makes me want everything lol


  • 7/8/11 16:11 Majick:

    Muse, that color is really pretty. I just picked up Urban Decay in Jones for $5 from Hautelook I think. It’s a really pretty orangey color that looks great on it’s own or paired with purple. I just love orange and purple sunsets don’t you?


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