November 8, 2011

Tarina Tarantino Beauty Jewel Shadow Palette Delightful Review, Swatches, Photos

The Tarina Tarantino Beauty Collection has been recently extended at Sephora to include a new range of Jewel Shadow Palettes. These palettes used to be reserved for special seasonal releases as you might recall the shape and size of the oval compact is reminiscent of last year’s Holiday 2010 Palette.

This is now a standard part of the collection and has replaced the single eyeshadows that the brand used to offer. I personally like the idea of a palette rather than a single shade as it offers variety or a single look with contrasting shades of shadow.

I’m a huge fan of the newly revamped packaging as well since it’s a bit slicker and more mature. I decided to review each of the shades separately that I have since the formula seemed to vary from palette to palette.

Let’s take a peek at the Jewel Shadow Palette in Delightful today.

Each of the palettes feature a different face plate mimicking the shades inside. In this case the face palete is a warm, bronze-y orange and inside you’ll find nude, natural shades of browns. The border of the compact features a chain of flowers, hearts, ribbons, butterflies, and skulls….one part whimsical, two part girly, and a little of the macabre thrown in for good measure.

The compacts are well made and feature a generously sized mirror inside. The oval shape fits neatly in the palm of my hand, has a decent weight behind it, and should safely travel if you wish to pack it up with you.

Delightful was a little confusing for me as I lack creativity. You have to make things easy for me when it comes to pairing up several shades of color and these shades just seemed a touch on the mismatched side.

The palette includes a delightful white gold, a taupe-y brown, a iridescent peach, a pale iridescent pink, and a tea brown. Outside of the tea brown which acts as a liner all the shades have a frosty finish. I don’t do so well with frosts I fear so these come across very shimmery and disco-like on my eyes no matter how much I blend. For my look below I used the cream as a highlighter, the peach all over my lid, and the taupe-y brown blended half way into my crease. The pink..well…I wasn’t sure what to do with it so I left it out.

Delightful proved an ickle tricky for me to work with as the colors seemed a tad uneventful and washed out plus the frosty finish was lethal however if you like lighter, frosty shades these have excellent color pay off, an easy to blend formula, and a fair of of shimmer to enjoy you might want to see this one out. As for me the mismatched shade selection and frosty finish prevented me from loving on this one sadly.

The new Jewel Shadow Palettes are available now at Sephora and

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Anthea Villanueva

    Hahah, what you said–when I first got a Majolica Majorca eyeshadow palette, I was so perplexed that it had brown, tan, lilac, and baby pink… good thing it had a chart on how to apply. =P

    But goodness me, that palette has 5 shades?? The most I’ve seen in a tutorial is 4 shades. I like buying eyeshadow but I hardly use them since even using 2 shades together is difficult enough for me. XD

    • the Muse

      I have that one Anthea ;-D!!!!!!!!!!! weird combo right? This color combo had me stumped sadly!

  • Majick

    Hi Muse, I thought the design of this compact is really cool. I think the colors being so frosty will put me off too. I find frost just accentuates my crepe’ eye lid. yuk

    One thing you can use the pink for is at the tear duct area to brighten.
    Also if you switch the pink for the peach it might turn the warmer eye to a cooler one?

    • the Muse

      same here majick. the frost killed me, said that in the review ;( le sigh! true! good tips thanks ;-D! I was hopeful I could blend enough so the frost wouldn’t be bad but sadly no go!

      • Majick

        Well… I did not make it out of Sephora last night without one of these in my bag.
        I got FANTASTICAL and I have to say the colors are really pretty. I also like the texture of the shadows. This one is a little frosty but not “too”.

        Last night I did a quick eye over my Stila Prime pot in Taffy. The colors were gorgeous and I applied them with my finger.

        Today I put them over Laura Mercier Lid Primer in WHeat. I have to say they looked better over the Stila Prime pot.

        I am NOT loving the LM lid primer. I always wanted to try it and I got it in the 500 pt perk – I thought the 500 pt perk was pretty nice. It had LM lid primer, face primer, face polish, mascara, and tinted moisturizer.

        I liked the face polish, and face primer but the lid primer actually creased on me. I didn’t have any shadow over it but I didn’t think that should matter. i smoothed it out and applied the TT palette. Its holding up nicely and it doesn’t read too frosty. I really like it.

  • Joyce Crane

    I am desperately looking for the Tarina Tarantino Jewel Shadow Pallet, Delightful. I have this pallet and it’s almost empty and it’s my very favorite. Please help me find another Respectfully, Joyce Crane