I have some products from the new Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Collection for Summer 2016 to share with you today and dang, these products are NICE.
The Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow Palette ($34 US/$41 CAD) is a true beauty. Yes, it may not offer the most unique eyeshadow shades out there, but the shades are absolutely stunning neutrals that can create a variety of looks and let’s face it, that packaging is gorgeous. The eyeshadows are crazy pigmented. The have a soft creamy texture with no dryness or powderyness. The combination of versatile shades, great quality, and breathtaking and travel friendly packaging, and what I consider a bargain price make this palette a winner in my books.
The palette contains eight 0.05 oz eyeshadows in the shades:
- Seashell – pink
- Wave – slate
- Abyss – dark brown
- Reef – copper
- Starfish – bronze
- Cove – tan
- Sand – ivory
- Mermaid – gold
It’s not very often a foundation works out for me. From difficulties finding a good shade match, to issues with formulas accentuating dryness and settling into fine lines, I struggle to find foundations I am truly happy with. Well the new Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation ($39 US/$47 CAD) was love from first application. It applied beautifully with my soft, dense It Cosmetics brush, as well as with my go to method of a damp BeautyBlender. I have the shade Fair Neutral and it is a great match. It didn’t turn an odd peachy or pink shade on my skin, like many fair shades can on my skin, and it stayed a true and beautiful neutral. I have a lot of peeling, flaking, and generally dry skin at the moment and it didn’t emphasize it at all. The formula is promoted as being full coverage and hydrating. Given this I was expecting a dewy, hydrating finish. I was surprised to discover that it actually offers a satin matte finish. Yet it does so without looking at all dry on my dry skin, AND it remains comfortable throughout the day without sucking the moisture out of my skin. Given this, and the fact it didn’t disappear and get sucked into my skin throughout the day, I do believe it truly does offer a nice level of hydration.
The formula is a fairly fluid liquid. It’s not runny, nor is it thick. I think they could have easily packaged it in traditional pump packaging which I would have preferred over the dropper top packing it has that I find can be quite messy. On the plus side it does give you complete control over the amount of product you use.
I didn’t read any of the info on the new Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drench Lip Splash Lipsticks ($22 US/$26 CAD) prior to testing them out so I was quite taken aback by the formula. Given the Drench Lip Splash name I was expecting something along the line of a sheer, tinted balm type product. Imagine my surprise when these babies swiped on with fully opaque color coverage in a single pass. The formula is actually a full coverage cream with a matte finish. It is a soft natural matte finish that is very flattering and not flat. I see now that the Drench in the name refers to how incredibly hydrating and comfortable these lipsticks feel on the lips. They are so creamy and rich. They aren’t a transfer proof formula but still manage to be very long lasting.
The two shades I tested are Happy (rose) and Surfer Girl (cool fuchsia). There are a total of 12 shades available.
Have you picked up anything from the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Collection? What are your favorites?
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Product provided for my consideration. All reviews are always my own honest and unbiased opinions.
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