Tarte Buried Treasure Eyeshadow Palette is a new, limited edition 10 shade eyeshadow palette that launched with the Tarte Holiday 2017 Collection. If you have and love the Tarte Make Magic Happen Eyeshadow Palette I’d highly recommend purchasing the Buried Treasure Eyeshadow Palette as the formulas are very quite similiar. These are soft, silky eyeshadows that are easy to blend and really brighten up the eye area.
Here’s my review, swatches, and thoughts.
Tarte Buried Treasure Eyeshadow Palette arrives in a small gold compact with a Moroccan floral design and a generously-sized mirror located inside. I read a few reviews complaining about the smaller size but since I already own the Make Magic Happen Palette I already knew what to expect. This is smaller than a CD case and quite compact but it still packs a lot of color into one spot. The wells are made up of an interlocking bubble designs with a wavy print embedded onto each of eyeshadows. You’re either going to love the design, which I do since it is unique and unusual, or hate it because each well is a different size and shape. I thought it was a very pretty presentation and the wells are quite large in size so my brush fit comfortably into them. One of my compliants about the Make Magic Happen Palette was the fact the shades were listed on Tarte’s site but no where on the compact or packaging. They have since redeemed that issue as this palette has a stick on the back with the shade names.
There are both matte shades here as well as shimmer ones but there is a subtle silver shimmer over spray over the top of certain shades that swipes away after the first use. Tarte calls this their new, plush Rainforest of the Sea formula. It’s quite similiar to the one we’ve seen in the Make Magic Happen Palette. Texture-wise this formula has a very loose, powdery consistency but is very finely-milled with a soft, silky formula that blend easily with some fall out. I love the formula. LOVE it. It’s soft, silky, it applies really easily, and it looks fantastic on my drier, finely lined eyes. All the shades, be there shimmer or matte, had a super silky consistency. I just love the way these apply and the way they look on. The shades just have a knack for brightening my entire eye area. I went pretty neutral in my look but there are some very nice burgundy, purple, and taupes here to create a more smokier look should you like. Some of the lighter, sandier shades have a sheerer color pay off but build very easily. They are noticeable and didn’t overpower my eyes with a ton of heavy pigment. They accent eyes really beautifully.
If you’re looking for bold, pigmented eyeshadows this isn’t what you get here. There are maybe two shades in this batch that are richer but overall, the selection is made up of softer neutrals and nudes.
- Botty (nude beige)
- Plank (light pink)
- Palm (bronze)
- Coconut (light pink luster)
- Snorkel (pink champagne)
- Fin (light mauve luster)
- Coin (copper)
- Skipper (deep plum)
- Dive (light plum)
- Nauti (plum luster)
All in all, the Tarte Buried Treasure Eyeshadow Palette was a gem. I really enjoyed this palette and I’ll likely get a ton of use from these shades. There are soft, easy to blend, and accent my eyes beautifully. If you appreciate nude, natural shades you’ll get on very well with this little palette.