Hello everyone! Happy Monday! This week I am starting a new series, Palette Roulette, where each week I randomly select an eyeshadow palette that I will have to use for all of that week.
This series is going to give me so many great opportunities to play with palettes that I have just not done justice! Over and over, the eyeshadow palettes I purchase get forgotten due to the continual new releases that we all get caught up in. Well, no more!
Each week I am going to create 4-7 looks from each palette that gets randomly selected. I will share these looks with you, tell you which shades I used and where, and my overall thoughts on that palette.
So, let’s get into the inaugural week of Palette Roulette!
Just to show you how I have set this up (and this may be very obvious), I have listed all of my eyeshadow palettes in a numbered spreadsheet. They aren’t really in any particular order, although they are sort of organized from most affordable to most expensive, because this list is from my Makeup Inventory 2018. However, it doesn’t matter how they are organized in the spreadsheet, since each number has an equal chance of being selected. The OCD in me wants to reorganize them by brand, but that would be unnecessary work lol.
To select a palette, I simply searched “random number generator” in a search engine, and I chose to just use the one Google popped up immediately. I set the range to be 1-29, and I generated the number!
This week’s Palette Roulette is #12, Tarte Don’t Quit Your Daydream Eyeshadow Palette
This is a palette that I already do use semi-often. It is a very nice warmer neutral palette with a pop of golden pink. It is very beautiful and works so well for daily looks.
Because this is only a 7 shade palette, you will notice that the format of each eye follows the same colour pattern. Meaning that, I will likely have always used the same shades in the crease, and the same shades to deepen the look, due to the limited number of shades. Only the lid shade will really have changed up, and potentially the style of look I went for.
Something that you will also notice in this series is that I am very rarely going to use false lashes. These are eyeshadow looks that I am wearing on the daily, and I do not like to wear lashes everyday. However, if a look is particularly smokey, then I will.
Pink-Gold Duochrome Cut Crease
rock on: brow bone. This cream shade has the slightest shimmer to it.
loveee: Transition/crease. A great transition shade. Blends flawlessly, but could be a bit more pigmented.
runway: Outer corner and into crease. This shadow looks like a satin, but still performs well in the crease to deepen the look. Not as pigmented as you would expect, but is buildable.
strive: All over the lid. To make this shade really show up, I first cut the crease with a concealer (any concealer should do). I did not set the concealer, I just pressed the shadow directly on with my finger afterwards. This is the best method to get the most impact from this shade, and any metallic shadows in general. Such a beautiful peachy shade with a gold reflect.
werk: Outer corner just to slightly deepen. This shade also isn’t incredibly pigmented, but is again, buildable.
visionary: inner corner.
Classic Warm Gold Eye
rock on: brow bone.
runway: Outer corner and into crease.
boss lady: All over the lid. For this look I decided to not exactly cut the crease, but I did dab on some concealer kind of messily on my lid with my finger. I wasn’t going for a stark cut crease, but I still wanted the gold to really shine and adhere to the lid. Again, I did not set the concealer, I just pressed the shadow directly on with my finger afterwards. This is a very nice deeper warm gold.
werk: Outer corner just to slightly deepen.
visionary: inner corner.
Classic Nude Eye
rock on: brow bone.
werk: I built this shade through the crease very gradually, since there is a stark difference between loveee and werk. I was very impressed with how this shade blended out (because of that stark difference). I had no blending problems at all. I also deepened the outer corner with this shade.
visionary: All over the lid and in inner corner. I used the exact same method as I did with the last look, dabbing on concealer roughly on the lid area. This is a very beautiful satin, but slightly metallic, cream shade.
Gold Halo Eye
rock on: brow bone.
loveee: Transition/crease, lower lash line.
runway: Transition/crease. I built this up as much as possible. Also used on the lower lash line.
werk: I worked this on the outer and inner corners, avoiding the center of the lid. Once I was satisfied with the pigmentation, I blended this shade into the crease.
boss lady: for the halo effect I first applied concealer to the center of the lid with a small brush. I aimed for the top part of the concealer to be just slightly above my natural crease, so that you could still see the halo effect when my eye was fully open. Then I dabbed boss lady directly onto the concealer with my finger, and roughly around the area with the concealer to make it not too precise. I also applied this to the center region of my lower lash line with a damp pencil brush.
werk: I again deepened the outer and inner corners with this shade by packing it on, and I also blended this shade with the interface of the gold halo to blur the edges. Also used on the lower lash line. This shade could definitely stand to be more pigmented. It definitely feels like it is pressed harder than some of the other shades, so that may be the cause.
shine on: This shade is the highlighter shade in the palette, and I dabbed it on with a slightly wet brush to the very center of the halo. I then packed it on with my finger as well. I also applied this to my inner corner and the center of my lower lash line.
This Tarte palette is a very good palette for those who are new to makeup, or who prefer more subtle looks. The majority of this palette is composed of neutrals, with a pop of pink. I have to admit, the pink is what made me buy this palette.
I would say all of the matte shades could use just a touch more pigmentation, but that is what makes this palette so good for beginners. All of the shades are mostly buildable anyways, although I do think this palette could really benefit from a black shadow. For example, with that halo eye, I would have really liked to deepen it more, but I couldn’t build up that deep brown any further.
This palette also has a light gold highlighter in it, which is just beautiful! It is different from the regular Tarte highlighters (which are honestly a bit chunky), in that it is so smooth and finely milled.
Once applied, I never noticed any fading throughout the day. The eyeshadows looked just as good after 12 hours or more!
These shadows have the typical Tarte Amazonian Clay formula that I just love, they are so smooth and blendable. Tarte shadows are my favourite and are an absolute pleasure to work with.
Overall, this is a very nice palette, and I love using it on simple eyeshadow days. It is so effortlessly beautiful!
Well, that’s it for this week’s Palette Roulette! I can’t wait to see which palette I get to share with you next week!