I’ve been testing the Tarteist Pro palette for two months now, and I’m ready to share my opinion on it.
This palette was ordered on the official website, but despite the fact that the box was neatly packed the lightest refill came broken. It has stained its ‘neighbors’ as well. The matte lid was dirty too, and that’s one of the minuses for me.
There are 20 shades in the palette, 16 matte and 4 iridescent ones.
There is a big mirror in the lid. Some might think it’s a big disadvantage, and I hate this mirror because it gets dirty in a heartbeat!
By the way, the lid doesn’t open 180 degrees. The shades smell of vanilla, and that’s so sweet.
I have to note that it’s the most thought through palette I’ve ever laid my eyes on. When you open it, you immediately see which shades will fit the under brow area, which are for the eye crease and which for the lid.
Let’s take a look at the swatches:
I prefer to photograph 4 shades at once :
In this photo, all the shades are soft, highly pigmented and blendable, but may crumble when you pick them up with a brush. The lightest are the most fragile, I know they suffer the most during delivery. The shades Classic and Vintage are great to highlight the under brow area. Innocent and Fierce are perfect transition colors.
All the swatches are made by daylight, without eyeshadow base. I haven’t used any filters. The first swatch is made with my finger, the second with the brush. As you can see, the color payoff is great.
The next four shades are vivid and saturated too. Whimsy and No Filter are soft and easy to work with, they look great in the eye crease. Smoked and Vamp are rather dry. They even feel different and may be patchy, especially the Vamp.
The first swatch with my finger, the second with the brush.
The next shades are perfect for smooth transition. They are versatile and wonderful.
These are highly pigmented, regardless of whether applied with fingers or a brush.
The last four shades are Mod and Edgy, which are soft, highly pigmented and easy to apply. However, the next two, Drama and Punk are less saturated. They are rather dry and hard, and the color payoff is worse. I wouldn’t say it was a disappointment because I use dark shades quite rarely, only in the outer corner of the eye.
Now to the iridescent shades! These are wonderful, even though I’d recommend to apply them wet in order to get higher pigmentation.
And a couple of makeups:
For my makeups, I use the UD Eyeshadow Base.This palette has become my favorite.
Great even for beginners, highly recommended!