Contouring fan? The new Tarte Park Ave Princess Contour Palette launching for Spring 2015 includes all the essentials for sculpting and contouring!
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Tarte actually recently launched a limited edition Park Ave Princess Bronzer Palette for Holiday 2014 so I was pretty shocked when I heard they were doing a permanent Park Ave Princess Contour Palette with their Spring 2015 Collection. Two bronzer palettes released a few months apart? Cool for the bronzer lovers out there.
But….I actually like the one from the Holiday Collection considerably more and I’m kinda saddened it isn’t available permanently as the new version isn’t as nice.
Tarte Park Ave Princess Contour Palette
Tarte Park Ave Princess Contour Palette Swatches
The compact comes with a larger Park Ave Princess and a split pan of Posh Blush and Gold Champagne Highlighter. Both versions have the exact same contents however, the shades differ a good deal as well as the packaging. The Holiday compact comes housed in a beautiful mirrored compact where as the new Spring release comes in bronze compact with gold lettering. Both have full size mirrors and both are actually very nice packaging however, the new version is nicer as it isn’t a magnet for fingerprints. One of the things I noticed about the Spring 2015 release is the bronzer formula and color is slightly off and as well as the highlighter. Both palettes contain Posh Amazonian Clay Blush which is a dusky mauve pink. This shade is a bit on the powdery, dry side but still applies and blends out beautifully. It quite reminds me of Elevated Blush which but is a bit deeper which makes an appearance in the Tarte Be MATTEnificent Palette.
The Holiday palette has a very pretty shimmering dirty gold highlighter shade where as the new compact features a frosty creamy golden beige. I prefer the highlighter from the Holiday Palette as it proves easier to use and blend. The frosty creamy gold is really a difficult shade to pull off anywhere on my face as it’s quite pigmented, powdery, and frosty so it clings to drier areas and feels like I’m applying eyeshadow on my face vs a sheerer luminous highlighter. I felt like the Park Ave Princess is the new compact is a bit off as well as the color is sheerer, drier, and not as deep and rich as the shade that makes an appearance in both the Holiday compact as well as the permanent collection!
Tarte Park Ave Princess Contour Palette Holiday 2014 on the left and Tarte Park Ave Princess Contour Palette Spring 2015 on the right
Out of everything in the palette I only got on well with the Posh blush and even that was slightly disappointing formula wise as it’s not quite what we know and expect from Tarte’s range of blushes. The Tarte Park Ave Princess Contour Palette is an exciting release for those who often contour and highlight their face but the formula of the products inside aren’t exactly the easiest to use to perform the task. Quality was missing here so if you do want to experience this trio of products I’d highly suggest grabbing the Tarte Park Ave Princess Palette from the Holiday 2014 Collection before it disappears as the new Spring 2015 permanent compact isn’t as good in my humble opinion.
The Tarte Park Ave Princess Contour Palette launches at tartecosmetics.com on December 15th and will be available at Sephora, Ulta, and more shortly!