It’s been really interesting to watch Tarte Cosmetics over the past few years. When I worked at Sephora, Tarte was very much the “natural” choice and they’d just started to incorporate Amazonian Clay and their maracuja oil. I’ve blogged about my favorite Tarte products before here. More recently, we’ve seen Tarte working with more influencers,, launching an athleisure line and creating pro line and pro discount with the makeup artist in mind. I’ve been curious about the Tarte pro shadows so I picked up the Tarte Tarteist Pro to Go Amazonian Clay Palette to dip my toe in. I can’t wait to show you this little powerhouse palette! PACKAGING The Pro to Go Amazonian Clay Palette fits in the palm of your hand and has that black rubber feel that many brands use. Inside you’ll find a smooth, metallic gold finish that wipes off easily if you get messy. It includes a mirror and 6 nice-sized shadow pans.
FORMULA The shadows are the Amazonian Clay formula and are truly high pigment. They do have quite a bit of kick-up when you dip a brush in. This isn’t a problem for me as I just tap my brush off but just be aware, it can get a little messy. Use less than you think. You’ll see what I mean at 4:47 mark of the video tutorial!COLORS The Tarte Tarteist Pro to Go Amazonian Clay Palette contains 3 matte shadows, a shimmer and a metallic. They are all warm tones that flatter cool tone eyes especially well. I chose this palette for the mix of finishes and the colors.SHADE DESCRIPTIONS
- Drive This is the perfect peachy tan transition shade for the crease
- Hype I love this champagne gold shimmer for the lid or inner corner
- Stylin This is a cocoa brown I love on the outer corner
- Crisp This muted burnt orange is so pretty for warming up the crease and makes blue eyes look amazing
- Boss This is an amazing coppery brown metallic that is so pretty, you can just use it solo all over the lid.
- Dominate This is a berry burgundy metallic that is great on green eyes
I put together this look using every shadow in the Tarte Tarteist Pro to Go Amazonian Clay Palette except for Dominate. You could easily substitute Dominate or Hype instead of Boss on the lid.Do you like my lashes? I got the keratin lash lift and tint done again so no lash curler needed. It’s so crazy how good they look. I tend to look best in warm tones with my yellow skin tone and cool tone eyes. I really think this palette would look awesome on every eye color though. Really.
- LimeLight Botanical Foundation I mixed Shinto 1 and Porcelain
- Glossier Cloud Paint in Beam review on this here
- e.l.f. Highlighting Dewy Drops sidenote: omg I LOOOVE this.
- Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Light Warm learn how to prevent creasing
- Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer review of this here
- Thrive Causemetics Infinity Waterproof Eyebrow Liner
- Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara full rave review here
- LimeLight Perfect Pressed Powder
- LimeLight Enduring Lip Color in Mia swatch photos here
One of my amazing Instagram followers, Lindsay Reynolds, posted that she owns this palette but the colors overwhelm her and she isn’t quite sure how to use them. Wake Up For Makeup to the rescue! I created this tutorial inspired by Lindsay and I hop if you have the Tarte Tarteist Pro to Go Amazonian Clay Palette and are a little afraid of it, that it helps you too! OVERALL
I absolutely recommend this palette. Not only is it a comprehensive offering of quality, universally-flattering shades, but the price point is great too. It’s the perfect size for travel and I’ll continue reaching for it when I don’t want to think too much but need to create gorgeous eye looks.