Tarte Tarteist Pro To Go Amazonian Clay Palette ($23) is one of two new Pro To Go Palettes that Tarte launched for Spring 2017 which includes six shades of eyeshadow. I hope this new mini eyeshadow palette is a trend for Spring as I’m loving all the smaller palettes. Both the Too Faced White Chocolate Chip and Matte Chocolate Chip Palettes started us on this new trend and Smashbox followed behind with their new Cover Shot Eye Palettes.
Don’t get me wrong, I love a mega eyeshadow palette as much as the next girl but as much makeup as I have sometimes smaller is better. Not only because I’m running out of space but also because
smaller palettes are travel friendly and also because you can use them up a lot quicker and they are really easy to create nice looks without being overwhelmed with a ton of shades.
Take a look at my review and swatches Tarte Tarteist Pro To Go Amazonian Clay Palette below!
The Tarte Tarteist Pro To Go Amazonian Clay Palette is a take on the much bigger Tarte Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay Palette. But don’t worry, the shades aren’t repromoted although they are varations of shades you can find in many palettes from Tarte and ones that are already in the Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay Palette. For example, Boss is a darker version of Ethereal and Dominate is a little bit of a lighter shade of Minx. Not to mention Crisp is a popular color lately with Tarte as variations of it is included in the Tarteist Pro Palette as well as the Swamp Queen Palette. Moral of the story, if you have the Tarte Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay Palette you might not necessarily need the Pro To Go.
But there’s good news!
If you don’t already own the Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay Palette this little guy is a great way to experience it and to see if you want to get the larger one. And actually, I though the mattes in here were a little less dense compared to the ones in the larger palette. This is also great if you want something super small and compact to travel with as it is the same size as a credit card. You get 0.18 oz of total product and each eyeshadow is 0.03 oz in size. The palette is made in the USA.
- Drive (nude)
- Stylin (brown)
- Boss (bronze)
- Hype (gold)
- Crisp (chestnut)
- Dominate (shimmering raspberry)
One of the interesting things about this palette is unlike the original Pro Palette this doesn’t contain all matte shades. The original palette contains all matte shades and four micro-shimmer shades that have a metallic finish. This contains three mattes as well as two of those new micro-shimmer shades but it also contains one regular shimmer shade (Hype) as well. So, you do get a variety of finishes here. The mattes are considerably silkier and powdery compared to the ones in the original Pro Palette and I found them easier to apply and blend. Hype, the only shimmer, had a creamier, velvety texture that also applied easily. The two micro-shimmer shades weren’t quite as nice as the ones in the original palette. I thought the Pro Palette micro-shimmers were super creamy and buttery where as these felt a little thinner in comparison.
I actually liked the palette a lot. The quality is there, the price is nice, and the fact you can easily travel with this guy makes it a great pick up. The only thing I’d probably thumb down is the shade selection because as this point I can get the same look using a dozen or so other Tarte Palettes I have or even just using shades from the original Pro Amazonian Clay Palette. I think if you own the larger palette there isn’t a huge need to dish out $23 for the smaller one unless you’re really wanting something travel friendly. Or if you don’t really have the $50 plus dollars to dish out right now on the larger palette you might want to indulge.
Tarte Tarteist Pro To Go Amazonian Clay Palette is excellently formulated but not everyone is going to need to pick it up if they already own the Tarte Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay Palette already! keep that in mind when you’re getting ready to hit submit.
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Available now at Sephora.com.