Tarina Tarantino Eye Dream Highlight Duo are new shadow palettes from the brand for Spring 2012. As you know Tarina has revised the packaging on her cosmetic line that’s available exclusively at Sephora but also take note of the fact the shadow formula has improved considerably as well in terms of pigmentation and quality.
Let’s take a peek at these new compacts and see what the good word is.
These are a very reasonably priced shadow duo at $19 particularly when you’re looking at the whole picture of quality, formula, and packaging.
Not only are you getting a very gorgeous compact featuring a mirror and lovely embellishments but you’ll also be privy to a rather great formula as well. These are a calorie laden version of a Stila Eyeshadow in my opinion. They have a heavier feel with a soft buttery texture that has a velvet-like finish. They glide across eyes like a cream and blend out easily with minimal fuss. Wet or dry you’ll find they have a metallic-like gleam that lights up eyes with a lovely little sparkle. And color pay off? Excellent! The shades are richly saturated with color so a single swipe will get you a perfect color pay off every time and shades build easily for more bolder looks. Some of the shades go a little frosty on me but with proper blending you’ll find it eases quickly.
Mr Gold/Mr Silver
Overall, I must say these are a delightful little duo. I liked these considerably more than the recently introduced Jewel Shadow Palettes. The formula and packaging is incredible but the real joy is the $19 price tag for a good deal of shadow, 0.13 oz.
Note: Apologies but the photos below are direct sunlight, no flash, so the shade on my lids didn’t quite come out as vibrant as I wanted it to. I’m wearing Amber/Elektron below.
Quite a testimony in quality all around.
Available at Sephora and Sephora.com
Muse Approved for purchase.