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Tarte Love, Trust & Fairy Dust Palette Review

Tarte Love, Trust & Fairy Dust Palette
Tarte Love, Trust & Fairy Dust Palette

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Tarte Love, Trust & Fairy Dust Palette contains 10 eyeshadows and 1 highlighter. The compact includes a large high quality mirror and opens all the way so that it can be laid out flat on a table if desired. Each eyeshadow is contains 1g and the highlighter contains 2g. It is limited edition, retails for $39 and can be purchased from Tarte, Sephora, and Ulta.

I really dig the mix of colors in this palette. They balance each other out and there isn’t too much overlap except for the two darkest shades which could be used interchangeably. It’s the type of thing I could easily reach for everyday, if I were using the same palette on a daily basis.

The purple toned shades (Giggle and Whimsical) are very muted so the undertone doesn’t show up very well on the eye. It ends up looking more taupe/greyish. They stand out more if you incorporate the warmer shade (Frolic) somewhere in your look as well to provide some contrast.

After using it a few times, I would give the quality of the product inside an 8/10. It’s not perfect but it’s pretty darn good. The parts that could use improvement are the lasting power when used on bare eyelids, a smidge of patchiness from some of the matte shades, and shimmer fallout from the shade Magic. I’m not too bothered by lasting power because over a primer these last at least 8 hours. The tiny bit of patchiness is there but I’m nitpicking so that you are aware of it. The shimmer fallout for me personally is the most annoying thing because it affects the order in which I apply my makeup.

Tarte Love, Trust & Fairy Dust Palette
Tarte Love, Trust & Fairy Dust Palette
Tarte Love, Trust & Fairy Dust Palette
Tarte Love, Trust & Fairy Dust Palette
Tarte Love, Trust & Fairy Dust Palette
Tarte Love, Trust & Fairy Dust Palette
Tarte Love, Trust & Fairy Dust Palette
Tarte Love, Trust & Fairy Dust Palette
  • Gossamer – Very pale peach with a matte finish. Soft and smooth but not too powdery in the pan. Good color payoff. Sits nicely on the eyelid without looking dry or powdery.
  • Frolic – Midtone peachy brown with a matte finish. Good color payoff, blended out easily. Looks warmer-toned on the skin than in does in the pan.
  • Wonder – Deep chocolatey brown with a mostly matte finish. There are some super tiny sparkles but once this is applied, it reads as matte. This swatched exceptionally well in a single pass without any patchiness or streaking. I didn’t notice any fallout from it either during application. It did “stick” a bit where I first applied it and required me to be extra mindful to blend.
  • Wish – Deep plummy brown with a mostly matte finish. Like Wonder, this also has some tiny sparkles that pretty much disappear once applied. This shade is more patchy and also has a drier feel to the touch. It seems to apply and blend equally as well as Wonder, though.
  • Whimsical – Midtone muted mauve with a matte finish. This was somewhat powdery and messy in the pan.
  • Giggle – Pale muted mauve with a matte finish. This has an incredibly smooth, creamy feel to the touch. It is still a powder though.
  • Mystical – Bright pink shimmer with a subtle orange base that becomes more visible as the shade is blended out.
  • Magic – Classic rose gold with a metallic finish. This shade has significant shimmer fallout. If you plan to use it, I recommend doing your eye makeup before your face makeup.
  • Flitter – Pale warm pink with a shimmer finish.
  • Twinkle – Golden peachy shimmer. It’s not so obvious in the swatch, but this has some larger glitter particles that become more visible during application. It wasn’t bothersome, but just something to note. It applied fairly well with a dry, flat brush.
  • Flower Crown – Champagne shimmer with subtle yellow undertones. This can be applied lightly and the shimmer will spread out and give you more of a sparkly highlight effect. Applied with a heavier hand, this will give off more of a metallic highlight. The yellow undertones are subtle enough that they don’t look obviously warm-toned on my cooler-toned skin. This is loose, powdery and messy in the pan.

In this look I am wearing:

  • Gossamer – Inner corner, brow bone
  • Giggle – Transition
  • Whimsical – Crease
  • Wonder – Outer lid
  • Twinkle – Inner lid (applied with dry flat brush)
  • Magic – Center of lid (applied with finger)
  • Frolic – Lower lashline

Everything worked out well for this look except for a tiny bit of fallout from Twinkle and some more extensive fallout from Magic, which I had to buff away with a small powder brush. Frolic is much warmer and more orangey on the eye than it looks in the pan, so it’s a good thing they balanced it with the purple-y shades on the opposite side of the palette. After 5 hours, I could see some slight fading in the crease both with and without primer. It looked like it was the shimmer shades that were most affected.

In this look I am wearing:

  • Gossamer – Brow bone
  • Frolic – Transition
  • Wish – Crease
  • Mystical – Outer lid
  • Flitter – Inner lid
  • Giggle – Lower lashline

The shimmery shades (mystical and flitter) had a bit of fallout but not enough that I’d feel the need to do my face makeup after doing my eyes. They applied okay with a brush at first but I went over them and applied the same shades with my fingers to intensify the color. The mattes generally applied fine though I think Frolic was a tad patchy which was more noticeable as I tried to build up the color. This look gives me Urban Decay Backtalk Palette vibes with the overall warmth and orange/cranberry tones. This wore for 9.5 hours with primer with a tiny bit of fading. The unprimed eye was very faded and visibly creased.

Flower Crown on cheeks | Tarte Love, Trust & Fairy Dust Palette
Flower Crown on cheeks | Tarte Love, Trust & Fairy Dust Palette
Flower Crown on cheeks | Tarte Love, Trust & Fairy Dust Palette
Flower Crown on cheeks | Tarte Love, Trust & Fairy Dust Palette
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