Snake print is actually a metallic gold foil (flash makes it appear off)
The snake eye has a purple colored jewel in the center
I'm ready to review the new limited edition Tarte Rainforest After Dark Amazonian Eye + Cheek Palette given to me as an early birthday gift. One thing I haven't done is swatch these as I'm pressed for time working on another project right now. The formula of the shadows are like all previous Tarte shadows so please check my Tarte sidebar links for info. This palette is perfect for lighter skin-tones in my opinion because of the sheer pale colors but they're buildable and include several universal shades that will work on many skin-tones. Who finds the after dark palette sexy? Stay Beautiful! XOXO
A limited-edition, colored clay eye and cheek palette for day to night looks. Inspired by the rain forest’s deep orchid hues at dusk, Tarte’s limited-edition eye and cheek palette has everything you need to create sultry and sophisticated day to night looks. Infused with colored clay, which naturally color-corrects as it supports oil control, this makeup provides longer wear and truer color payoff. This modern ingredient from the mountainous regions of Brazil brightens, evens, and soothes skin, while the velvety formula glides on and delivers rich color without settling into fine lines and wrinkles. This set contains: Highlighter in Champagne, Bronzer in Park Avenue Princess, Blush in Unleashed (nude rose), eyeshadows in Bare to Explore (pink beige), Make a Mauve (plum mauve), Plum Away with Me (dark plum), Up to No Gold (gold), Tan-gled Up in You (tan), Don’t Turn A-Brown (dark brown) Step-by-Step Glamour Guide
Formula: The shadows are well pigmented in a mixture of matte and shimmer's. They run from semi-sheer to rich coverage with slight creaminess and the shimmer shades have no tacky glitter. They have a decent wear which is extended by applying a primer base and there's hardly any creasing that shows up. The dark plum and the gold are gorgeous! Both of those colors are rich and have a high shine to them. The highlighter really illuminates my face and is very sheer with no glitter and the bronzer surprisingly is soft and light. The pink blush is also very soft and sheer adding just the right hint of color. This is packaged inside a lovely purple box with a faux snake skin print and the overall palette compact mimics a tree bark from the rainforest. The snake print on the cover is done in a bright metallic gold foil and the snake eye has a beautiful purple jewel embedded on the front. Inside you'll find a large mirror which is the size of the palette at over four inches wide. That's huge! Also included is a leaflet on how to create a look. Overall it's beautifully made, the colors are sultry and sexy with an amazing formula. Great for gift giving or perfect for yourself. I think I'm in love with this more for the compact's golden snake and jewel eye design!
Availability: Sephora Tarte Rainforest After Dark $38
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