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Recently I had the opportunity to try out the new Tarte be MATTEnificent Eye & Cheek Palette. I was excited because this is an all matte palette. I love to use matte shades with my brighter, shimmery shades. Typically I’ll put a shimmery or glittery shade on my lid and then use mattes on the browbone and crease to contour my eyes. It works really well with hooded eyes. Let’s see how the Tarte be MATTEnificent Palette stacks up!
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$36 for 2 x 0.1185 oz Eye shadow in Dream in Chocolate, Don’t Stand Black, 6 x 0.0758 oz Eye Shadow in Sand Out From the Crowd, Peach for the Stars, Two Plums Up, Pink Outside the Box, Rose to the Occasion, View From the Taupe, 0.1544 oz Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush in Elevated
Tarte, Sephora, Amazon, Ulta
Row 1 – Elevated – Sand Out in the Crowd – Peach for the Stars – Two Plums UpRow 2 – Elevated – Pink Outside the Box – Rose to the Occasion – View from the TaupeRow 3 – Dream in Chocolate – Don’t Stand black
All swatches on Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Primer.
Sand Out from the Crowd
light peachy beige
Peach for the Stars
light peachy brown
Two Plums Up
dark plum brown
Pink Outside the Box
Rose to the Occasion
rosy pink with hints of brown
View from the Taupe
Dream In Chocolate (liner shade)
Don’t Stand Black (liner shade)
My Takesoft black
I love love love the purple packaging! The only critique I have on the packaging is that the names of the colors aren’t printed on the inside or on the back of the packaging. I prefer to have the names available for easy reference. The double ended brush that’s included is ok. It’s good for applying the lid color and blending in the crease. I really like that they included two looks with the palette to give people suggestions on how to use the shades together.
Initially I thought this would be a good palette for travel because of its compact size, but I’m concerned that the softer texture of the eyeshadows might mean more would shatter the way my Two Plums Up shattered.
I think this palette is a very good value for the price. You’re getting 6 eyeshadows, 2 liners, and 2 blush for roughly $4 each. The liners are .11 oz each, the eyeshadows are .075 oz each and the blush is .15 oz, so that’s quite a bit of product.
When testing the mattes out, I used eyeshadow primer. I got 10 hours of wear without any creasing or fading. I love the texture of the mattes. They’re really soft and easy to work with. Most of these shades are light to midtone, so you only have dark from Two Plums Up and the two liner shades. The blush is a soft, flattering neutral shade. If you’re a fan of matte eyeshadows or nude eyeshadows, you will love this palette. If you’re a fan of brights, this palette may not be for you.
What do you think of the Tarte be MATTEnificent Eye & Cheek Palette?
great looking palette, very wearable shades!
I thought you might like a shade or two
Thanks so much for the review! This palette is definitely tempting. I don’t have many matte shades at all, and I love the colors offered in this one.
They’re so great to mix with brights!
I have to say, I’ve been buying more and more Tarte products lately – I should give this a try!
I really love their amazonian clay products! You should check out their brow mousse and brow pencils
Two Plums Up is absolutely gorgeous!
It’s a nice, deep shade.
These shades are beautiful! I ordered this so it’ll hit my doorstep tomorrow. I can’t wait!!!
Yay! I’m glad you’ll get to play with it
Darn you, Phyrra, and your ability to create new lemmings for me!
Glad to be helpful
This looks like a great palette for the spring time! Very soft tones and beautiful shades!
It’s ultra flattering
This palette is on my wishlist. I plan to make it mine, soon.
Is it because of the stunning packaging?
Two Plums Up is gorgeous! I was so excited about an all matte palette… I just wish there were a few more slightly darker shades.
Well, you can definitely mix the purple or brown or black to make deeper shades
I absolutely adore this palette!
It’s a great soft matte palette.
Lahhhve it. bummer about the broken shadow.
Not a big deal, really. It’s still pretty!
Love that packaging! I would be so bummed about the purple breaking – that’s my fave! I love Tarte – I do wonder if you contacted them about a replacement; I’d love to know how they handle that.
The packaging is amazing.
I ordered this palette earlier today, hopefully mine won’t arrive with shattered pans. The colors are gorgeous, and I especially like the blush and Two Plums Up.
I think I just got unlucky. I’ve never had it happen before with Tarte.
Tarte does a great job with mattes. It’s nice that they have a total matte palette since there are so many people who just want matte shadows.
Yeah, really impressive!
Looks like a stunning Palette! Sorry about the broken one Great review and swatches!
Thank you! Glad you like the swatches.
Oh! How nice!
Glad you like it!
Great palette. I love the nudes and pinks but probably wouldn’t use the darker colors.
There’s definitely more light than dark here.
I would love to try this! Usually matte e/s are harder to work with.
These are sooo easy, I promise.
Bummer the plumb shade broke. Other than that, it looks like a win!
Yep, really nice mattes!
So sad that the plum shade broke!
Yeah, it happens sometimes
Those colors are beautiful. I’d never heard of this particular guru before – going to look her up!
I wasn’t familiar with her either.
I’m trying so hard to decide between getting this or the urban decay face case that’s on sale at the moment…and it’s too tough of a choice! Love softer mattes and tarte blushes, but you get the lip pencil and some sparkles in the face case. Being an addict is hard lol
Since the Face Case is on sale (did you see the 20% off at UD’s website?) i’d probably go for that. More variety in the products.
I’m a fan Tarte & of neutrals so and this looks like a gorgeous palette without the necessity of bright colors, the Blush looks extremely beautiful and also like it would compliment a lot of looks that don’t have to be with this palette.