March 28, 2016

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Wipeout Color-Correcting Palette Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

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The Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Wipeout Color-Correcting Palette ($45) is a new color correcting palette that acts as a contouring palette as well. The palette features six color correcting shades, three of which can be used to contour, define, and sculpt with. The palette also includes a color placement card to show you where each shade works best on your face.

Color correcting isn’t new to the makeup world, but it is, right now, currently a trend that’s hitting with many different brands. We’re all seeing a variety of color correcting products to address some different issues, but none is as complete as the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Wipeout Color-Correcting Palette, which addresses all issues in one place. It’s nice having one complete palette that features a variety of shades versus buying a single color correcting product like say Lancome Color Correcting Primer Miracle Cushion or Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid which are available in a few shades but you’d have to buy a shade per an issue where as the Wipeout Color-Correcting Palette has all the shades in one spot, no need to spend more money on different shades.

On that note, I will say that not all the shades in this palette will work for everyone. The problem with palettes like this is they have a one size fits all mentality. We are not all one universal shade and although colors like yellow will work on a variety of skin tones to address dark circles you’ll find that some of the contouring shades in the palette are either too dark or too light.

But let’s take a look and see how this works.

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The Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Wipeout Color-Correcting Palette comes housed in familiar packaging we’ve seen from Tarte in the past. This is around CD size compact that has a full-size mirror and is quite reminiscent of the Tarte Tarteist Contour Palette, the Showstopper Clay Palette, Rainforest After Dark Palette, and others.

The palette holds six shades which all have the same formula, so there aren’t any inconsistencies with the texture or formulation here, all are pretty much the same across the board but just colored differently. I find the consistency will likely be a hit with drier skin types and maybe a miss with oily skin as they are thin and quite emollient with a bit of tackiness at first application that sets to a smooth, soft, and every so slightly dewy finish. The colors are quite sheer, so building is required for the best color payoff.

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Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Wipeout Color-Correcting Palette swatches

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The shades include yellow which can be used under eyes to contour the area and brighten it up. There’s also a dark burnt orange which addresses darkness, green to neutralize redness, a dark bronzer for defining and sculpting, and two varying shades of creamy beige one of which has a beige undertone and the other a pink undertone that can be used on eyelids to brighten the area or the counteract the darkness of the bronzing shade.

I got on fine with a majority of the shades in the palette, but orange just didn’t work for me nor did green since I have no redness. I’ve seen youTubers use shades like red or orange to counteract dark circles, but when I tried this, I looked ridiculous. I find this method seems best for darker skin tones than my own. Sadly, that leaves me with merely four shades out of six to correct with, and I question whether I’d be willing to pay near $50 for a palette I’m only using four out of six shades of.

On one hand I like the idea of having all my color correcting shades in one place and on the other, I feel like I’m not going to make use of them all. I’ve spent a few dollars here and there on color correcting wheels such as Wet n Wild Coverall Correcting Palette, but that’s not $50 so if I don’t use all the shades I don’t feel guilty. It might be worth a pick up if you’re working professionally and need a color correcting palette for your kit but for the average user it might be a bit to splurge if you find yourself only using a few of the shades versus the entire palette.

Performance wise I think this formula, as I mentioned above, works best on drier skin. The shades blend well enough . However, I felt they faded fairly fast. For example, I used yellow to contour under my eyes and shades 4 and 5 which is the lighter beige shade located on the left-hand side of the palette as a concealer both on my lids and below my eyes. Both shades lasted for around five hours but faded by hour six. I did not set with powder so you might be able to extend the wear with a dusting of powder.

I generally do like the idea of a color correcting wheel like the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Wipeout Color-Correcting Palette, but I just wish it was cheaper and better formulated. The wear time is a bit iffy here, and the shades aren’t going to work for everyone, or you might find yourself using only a few of the shades rather than the entire palette. In that case, you might want to look towards a purchase of individual colors versus an entire palette filled with correcting shades.

The Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Wipeout Color-Correcting Palette is available now exclusively at Sephora and

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This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

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  • Terri

    I saw this palette in person just today and was thinking, like you, that the orange wouldn’t work for me. Then I thought it might work on the lips topped with some gloss???? Honestly, I didn’t bother trying out the shades.

    • Isabella Muse

      nooo to dry on lips I’d think and likely chalky! I’ve seen youTubers do wonders with red and orange lipstick as a concealer but no go for me, I look all kinds of crazy! It just doesn’t blend right!

  • kharanya

    I actually love it, and can use all the shades, which is a rarity for me. I think it would have been more useful to more people if they made 3-5 shade ranges of this palette to work with different skin tones. I am light olive/neutral, so it’s perfect for me, but I can see where it wouldn’t work for lighter or much darker skin tones (a mix of the contour shade may work for dark skin tones)

    • Isabella Muse

      I tried using the orange as a blush but it made me look like I had a bad tan!

      • Jean

        :O! I have light-medium skin with a slight yellow undertone so I thought I could use them as blush since, even with dark circles, I don’t need this palette. But it’s tarte so part of me wants to. Must resist! Maybe if it was $20. I got the new smaller one because there was a gorgeous rose gold highlighter in it.