Unicorns are definitely a huge trend right now. They've been the inspiration for home decor, clothing, frappes, hair color, and now makeup. Tarte released a new summer collection themed around unicorns and fairy lands today.. It's the Tarte Make Believe In Yourself collection which features: 4 magic wand brushes(more like unicorn horns), a mascara, a rose gold glitter liner, a liquid highlighter, a rainbow highlighter compact, two new matte lip paint shade, and a palette. I received the Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette so let's go ahead and get into some thoughts and swatches!
The packaging is beautiful! It's a gold, round compact with a gorgeous kaleidoscope design on the front. It has a mirror inside so it's perfect for traveling with it. It's small and pretty lightweight, but don't worry, the pans are very generously sized!
This limited-edition unicorn-inspired palette runs at $40 and has 10 eyeshadow shades and 1 highlighter. I wouldn't say this palette consists of "rainbow" colors.. I mean, it is more colorful than most of Tarte's recent palettes, but it still has some everyday shades. So if you're wanting to branch out a little from your regular browns, coppers, and peaches, but don't want to completely leave them behind, this palette is for you! Think of this as a fun but safe version of a "rainbow" palette. 🌈🤗
The photo above is the swatches I did. I didn't use a primer or mixing agent or anything! Just a Sigma pencil brush and the palette. The shades have a gel-like consistency that makes them glide on smoothly and look like foiled eyeshadows without you even having to add anything before/after. There is one matte shade, which I thought was a tad out of place, but nonetheless, it's nice. As you can see, the colors are very pigmented and blend too easily(this is a good thing when you aren't trying to draw letters 😂)!
From left to right the shades are:
Crystal - Iridescent champagne
Pixie - Golden pink
Myth - Matte nude
Magic - Bronze
Wings - Copper
Marvel - Metallic sage
Trance - Taupe slate
Fairy - Metallic lavender
Mystic - Blue Pearl
Dream - Turquoise
Believe - Pearl highlight
So is this palette actually worth the hype? Yes. Yes. YES. You've got your everyday neutrals, some colorful shades for that fun pop of color, a stunning compact, amazing pigmentation, and oh, have I mentioned it smells like vanilla? Yup, you read that right, the shades have vanilla extract in them sooo THEY SMELL LIKE VANILLA!!!! Do I really need to say more? 😏 So what are you waiting for?! It's limited-edition for crying out loud, GO GET IT BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!