I purchased the Tarte Cue the Confetti Party Collection recently which included the Tarte Cue the Confetti Eyeshadow Palette that launched for Spring 2020 at a discount of 15% Off (if you head to Tarte’s website a popup asks for your e-mail and in turn you’ll get a unique 15% promo code).
Looking at the Tarte Cute the Confetti Eyeshadow Palette I was in love with the pink hues paired up with the browns. It’s not a truly unique range of shades but it is a very pretty one especially if you already own the Tarte Aspyn Ovard Eye & Cheek Palette. Sadly, it does fall victim to bad promotional photos as in images it appears you get three shades of pink when in fact you only get one. It’s an unusual palette that runs both cooler and warmer.
Let’s take a look!
Tarte Cue the Confetti Eyeshadow Palette arrives in a rounded plastic compact with a rose gold backing and a clear top decorated with little white pieces of confetti. It’s a very pretty presentation and I think part of the appeal of the palette goes to the simple but pretty packaging. There are five shades here which are 0.046 oz each and the palette is $19 or you can snag it along with a full-size limited edition blush that’s also part of this collection and a limited edition packaged full-size Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara for $45 (or I paid $38 on sale).
The eyeshadow shades are:
Candles (matte cream), Sprinkles (soft pink luster), Present (metallic bronze), Celebrate (matte cool tan), Wish (mocha luster)
The shade descriptions are accurate however, the promo images appear more pink than brown. If you’re expecting that you will be disappointed. I read the shade descriptions before buying this but it still didn’t quite register how lacking in pink it was. If you leave out the sole pink shade in the palette what you have is a cooler selections of neutral browns aside from Wish which is a deeper, richer bark brown. I was a little sad about the shade range because the creams and browns jive well together but the pink is a little too sheer to create any impact to the completed look. If it was a more pigmented rosy pink or even a duskier one I think it would have paired up nicely with the deeper browns in the palette like Present and Wish. Sadly, it’s applies very sheer and it looks a bit frosty. If you have a more cooler tone than my own maybe it’ll show up better. I had the same issue with the shade Present. I think they were going for a satin finish with these but they came across more frosty in my opinion. I hate frosts so, yeah, those two shades weren’t really my thing. Both Candles and Celebrate were matte in finish and Wish was a velvety satin.
The shadow formula is quite firm for Tarte. Typically their shadows are a bit more powdery but none the less, they still felt soft and silky just not powdery which was fine by me as it resulted in little to no fall out. The shades blend out sheerer aside from Wish which had the most pigmented out of the five. This contributes to an issue with getting any real definition and contrast from the colors. The shades just run together and end up looking a bit muddy on my eye. They work great individually just not as well together.
All in all, Tarte Cue the Confetti Eyeshadow Palette is a cute release but not one I think you need as the shade range is a little lacking and doesn’t quite work out well for a pink and brown eyeshadow palette.
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Tarte Cue the Confetti Eyeshadow Palette is available now.
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Tarte Cue the Confetti Eyeshadow Palette is a new 5-pan eyeshadow palette that launched for Spring 2020 to celebrate Tarte’s birthday. This palette contains five shades cooler shades (one very warm) that are 0.046 oz each and is priced at $19. Promo pictures do make it look more pink than it is! It’s actually made up of a cooler selections of browns and one sheerer pink. The eyeshadows all had a firm but soft and silky texture that wasn’t as powdery as Tarte’s normal eyeshadow releases. They applied well but but they blended together poorly as I couldn’t get any good contrast from the shades and they went a bit muddy and ran together. Individually they work well but together not as much. Sadly, I was disappointed with the performance of using the shades together.
- Affordably priced.
- Good formula that was firm but soft and silky and never powdery.
- 4 out of 5 shades run sheerer.
- Shades don’t work well together, contrast poorly, difficult creating a defining look.
Tarte Cue the Confetti Eyeshadow Palette might be a good pick for cooler, fair skin tones.