TARTE Be A Mermaid shell palette

Tarte’s Be A Mermaid & Make Waves limited-edition palette is absolutely enchanting! This may already be hard to find anywhere, but I thought you would enjoy taking a look:


First, can I just say that the palette is so beautiful! The back and the front of it look exactly the same, with a blue/green iridescent, ‘quilted,’ faux leather covering. It isn’t puffy, but has a softer touch and bows out (like an actual shell) a little in the middle. The gold rim has a snap-closure and the lid includes a full size mirror. The above pix show the way the light picks up different shades of turquoise and aqua.


Within, there are 14 matte and metallic eye shades. Each contains tarte’s famous Amazonian Clay for creaseless, fade-proof wear.


And, hopefully you can see from this photo, tarte also printed “99% mermaid” on the inside mirror—So cute!


Most of these eyeshadows are frosty. There are three matte colors that work great as crease colors (shore thing, sandbar & shipwreck), and one duo-chrome type shade (bubbles) that is actually a combo of blue/green with a burgundy shift. I typically use either shipwreck or lagoon for a lash liner, but layering with these colors will give you endless options.

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I find that these go on truer to the way they look in the palette when used with a primer. Here are a couple of application ideas:

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As the majority of these are metallic shades, that do generally tend to have a bit more fallout than other finishes, I wear these with a setting spray too!

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I took a ton of pix to show you the range of colors in this palette. Let me know if you have this palette and if you are loving it.

I got mine at Ulta, but their site says they are currently sold out, so you might be able to find some in-store still.


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