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Tarte Be MATTEnificent Amazonian Colored Clay Matte Eye & Cheek Palette Review & Swatches

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This review of the Tarte Be MATTEnificent Amazonian Colored Clay Matte Eye & Cheek Palette ($36) feels a little late because ALL OF YOU have tried it before me :) I wasn’t sure I liked the idea of a matte eyeshadow and blush palette to be honest but if anyone at all was going to change my mind about matte it was Tarte.

Tarte introduced me to mattes I actually LOVED! I think the first time I really dug a matte eyeshadow as when I hauled the original Tarte Jewelry Box Palette that was launched around 2009 or so. That palette had a huge array of eyeshadows in a ton of different finishes and yes, there were mattes in there. No one can deny that Tarte’s super silky matte formula is so easy to work with and use. My experience with mattes up to that point had all been bad. Dry, chalky, with a patchy application that looked horrid on my eyes. Seriously, matte just wasn’t for me.

But in comes Tarte and singlehandedly they change my mind. To this day I’m still a little scared of matte anything but I know if Tarte’s behind the wheel I’m safe.

The Tarte Be MATTEnificent Amazonian Colored Clay Matte Eye & Cheek Palette reinforces the fact that Tarte knows how to do mattes.

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Em Cosmetics Holiday Life Palette New Year’s Countdown Palette Review & Swatches

Em Cosmetics Holiday Life Palette New Year's Countdown Palette

The Em Holiday Life Palette New Year’s Countdown Palette ($29) is one of two limited edition Em Cosmetics launched for Holiday 2013. I love cranberry shades of eyeshadow so this palette was very appealing which is one reason I purchased it.

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Bobbi Brown Bobbi & Katie Palette Review & Swatches

Bobbi Brown Bobbi and Katie Palette

Bobbi Brown and Katie Holmes collaborated and created the Bobbi & Katie Palette ($68) together earlier this Fall. As Bobbi’s first ever spokes model, Katie has made quite an impression in some of the most recent promotional images for collections that have launched the past few months. And with the Bobbi & Katie Palette we get more of what Katie is known for, the girl next door look! Fresh burst of pinks, natural shades of shadow, and colors that are perfect for a natural, pretty look await you in this palette.

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Too Faced All I Want for Christmas Review & Swatches

oo faced all i want for christmas

Too Faced has plenty of Holiday 2013 goodies to love but the Too Faced All I Want for Christmas Set ($45) is probably my very favorite! Granted they have cute palettes and even massive ones to love but the All I Want for Christmas Gift Set has the basics and sometimes the basics are all I need.

I adore this set and highly recommend grabbing it.

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Sephora Makeup Academy Blockbuster Palette Review & Swatches

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Sephora Makeup Academy Blockbuster Palette ($49.50) is Sephora’s traditional Holiday monster palette that features 130 different products for eyes, lips, and cheeks! Concealer, eyeshadow, blush, lipgloss, lipstick, you name it and this monster palette has it.

Now I admit my first intro to the Sephora Makeup Academy Blockbuster was in August when Sephora had a preview launch for it. I didn’t indulge but seeing the promo images I thought it was a bit bulky and a bit too much. But it’s actually a bit smaller than you think and the contents are a whole hecka of a lot better than I had imagined.

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