Out of the blue, I fell in love with makeup products and bought more stuff than ever.
I longed for green eyeshadows, and even though I already had Sleek Garden of Eden, which consists of green shades, I still added a few Tarte mono eyeshadows to my cart, namely the green, the lilac and the black ones.
This was the first disappointment when unpacking:
Two shades of the three arrived broken and were saved only by the protective film.
I did manage to fix them, though.
How to do it?
The eyeshadow should be grinded into dust in the refill itself with a toothpick. Then, add a few drops of spirit and stir it. This substance shouldn’t be watery, but the eyeshadow must be saturated completely. Then, the surface should be evened out with a toothpick and a napkin, and pressed down to remove the excess of alcohol until the eyeshadow is almost dry. Then, the eyeshadow should be left for a day for the alcohol to wear off. After that, you can use the eyeshadow as usual, it won’t crumble anymore and won’t lose any of its properties.
Now about each shade separately.
The packagings are of solid cardboard with a magnet latch, which closes automatically in 15 seconds.
All makeups are made with a base.
Grommet- Shimmery and black:
The only survivor after the delivery.
The driest of all. Falls out and crumbles, but that’s okay.
It’s a sheer shade. In this photo, you can see me wearing it solo. One can layer the eyeshadow and get various shades of grey.
This is my third black shade. In comparison with others:
That’s how I found out that my other eyeshadow isn’t simply black, but a very dark brown with a bronze undertone.
As you can see, this one isn’t metallic, as it claimed.
This one came broken. A close up:
I didn’t even try to clean up the mess, as I want to show you the way it behaves. Plus, it’s just a waste of time, because it stays clean only until you close the lid.
The eyeshadow is very soft and silky to the touch and of finest grinding.
In comparison with the above mentioned eyeshadows from Sleek:
Tarte is really grassy green, the most natural shade among them.
In the makeup it looks worse, though:
It’s so pale, so sheer, the most ordinary green without any metallic effect at all. It’s for a day makeup, when I want to add some colors.
With Grommet (darkened corners of the eye):
These two colors don’t turn my makeup into an evening one, even though there are big shimmer particles. When applying them, I accidentally erased my winged eyeliner.
The second broken shade. A close up photo
Properties: like those of Jaded - the eyeshadow is soft, silky and with tiny shimmer particles.Compared with similar colors from the Garden of Eden palette:
The eyeshadow from Tarte is more pigmented with a pink or lilac undertone.
The worst if we speak of it as a part of makeup.
Worn solo (with a brown shade in the corners of the eyes):
The shade looks pinkish on the eyes. Personally I don’t like such an effect.
Amethyst cannot be simply blended out, it just comes off. It is visible between the transition with black, even though I did my best to make it smooth. Grommet can be turned into black if applied wet. Take a look at the outer corner of the lower lid - my eyes started watering while I was applying Grommet onto the lower lid.
All the eyeshadows I've ordered disappointed me.