Eye Couture Day-to-Night Eyeshadow Palette
Last Updated:08.14.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

Overpriced and useless is the best way to describe this palette. Fans of shimmery shadow may be tempted because the packaging is certainly beautiful, but beware the drawbacks. These shimmery shadows (there are no matte options) apply and blend well, but that’s where the good news ends. The double-ended eyeshadow brush isn’t properly shaped to allow for precise application of the color. Part of the palette includes an eye-lining pencil, but it is too creamy, prone to smearing, and needs sharpening. For this price, you’re better off buying separate eyeshadows, eyeliner, and brushes to get what you really need to go from day-to-night looking beautiful; after all, that is the goal, right?

Brand Overview

Tarte Cosmetics At-A-Glance

Strengths: Excellent foundations; great cheek stain and powder blushes; superior pressed powder and eyelining pencils; good mascaras; unique, innovative, beautiful packaging; complete ingredient lists on the company's Web site.

Weaknesses: Can be pricey.

Tarte Cosmetics CEO and founder Maureen Kelly started Tarte in 1999, out of a desire to create a cosmetics line that “would prove that glamour can be good for you.” This comes in the form of products that highlight naturally-derived ingredients in their marketing campaigns, and occasionally taking swipes at the concept of synthetics in makeup.

This is ironic, as Tarte uses more than a few beneficial synthetically derived ingredients in their formulas—silicones, synthetic fragrances, preservatives and on and on. However, we’ll forgive them that as what’s ultimately important is whether their products meet your needs, and to that we can say the brand excels in many areas at what they do.

However, a few products are a bit on the pricey side and there are a few iffy shades and textures to consider among their foundations—noted in their respective reviews. A few caveats aside, most of Tarte's foundations, blush options, eye pencils and an ever-expanding range of innovative products demonstrate that color is what they do best.

For more information about Tarte Cosmetics call 855-968-2783 or visit www.tartecosmetics.com.

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Poor pigmentation. Poor value

The shadows are attractive but, the pigmentation is terrible. You'd be better off with a drug store brand you'd have the same type of pigmentation for far less price. When you pay what Tarte charges you deserve premium quality make-up. I don't think you are getting your money's worth with these shadows.

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Annette D.
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