Eye Couture $45.00 by Tarte is a limited-edition day-to-night eye palette. It’s the type of product that is already fantastic because the products themselves are so good, but it’s made even better by absolutely gorgeous packaging. This luxe palette of 20 pressed-powder shadows will give you everything you need for day and night looks this season, but it’s the “compact”that is the real stunner. As you can see from the photo, it’s not just a ho-hum plastic box, it’s a quilted, purple metallic “leatherette” wallet with a luxe touch: a gold lock and key.
Inside, there’s a large mirror, and of course, the 10 shadows in pearly to super-shimmery and glittery shades. There are 5 in a bronze-y tone: shimmery champagne, shimmery dusty lilac, rich brown with gold shimmer, deep shimmery bronze, neutral shimmery brown, and 5 in the charcoal family: silver sheen, shimmery pale pink, shimmery deep gray, gold-tinged purple, and a stunning, glittery, black with silver flecked shadow for the most glam smoky eye, ever! There’s also a nice, double-ended brush held secure by it’s own elastic, and a double-ended brown & charcoal eyeliner, also held in place by elastic. Even better, you can re-use the wallet by replacing used shadows with more Tarte Eye Shadow Singles.
TARTE eye products are “skinvigorating™” which means they have good-for-your-skin ingredients. The shadows have aquamarine (to relax your mind and bring energy, this natural gemstone adds luminosity and a dose of mineral pigment); tourmaline (to bring a sense of peace and tranquility, this natural gemstone also adds luminosity and a dose of mineral pigment); more mineral pigments that soothe and soften your skin, and antioxidant Vitamins C & E:. All the shadows are paraben/phthalate/mineral oil/sulfate/propylene glycol, and synthetic dye & fragrance, free. The Eyeliner also has “skinvigorating™” bennies, including Palm oil (for silkiness), coconut oil (for anti-microbial and moisturizing bennies), Vitamins C and E, and mineral pigments. This is a palette you’ll adore, use, and re-use for quite some time!