Review & Swatches: Tarte Aqualillies Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eye And Cheek Palette

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Tarte Aqualillies Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eye And Cheek Palette

Availability: Sephora, Tarte
Price: $38.00

Company’s Description

Make a splash with this palette inspired by America’s most glamorous synchronized swimming group! Aqualillies reinvent the classic art of water ballet and mesmerize audiences with their modern strength and vintage beauty. These true Tartelettes—fearlessly powerful, healthy, real women—are the perfect muses for this high-performance, splash-proof collaboration. Now, you too can embrace the energy, grace, and sophistication of Aqualillies with this Amazonian clay-infused palette of six new eye shadows, bronzer, highlighter, and a limited-edition blush all tucked inside a classically elegant, mirrored compact. Developed with the Aqualillies in mind, this waterproof collection delivers a natural complexion with subtle pops of color to create signature looks worn by the ‘Lillies themselves. Powered by skin-balancing Amazonian clay and skin-softening mineral pigments, this eye and cheek palette will help you create showstopping looks both in and out of the pool!

Tarte’s new Aqualillies collection includes a limited-edition eye and cheek palette, which contains the following items and colors:

  • Amazonian Clay Shimmering Powder in Champagne
  • Amazonian Clay Mineral Powder Bronzer in Park Ave Princess
  • Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Captivating
  • Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow in Hammock, Bikini, Barefoot, Parasol, Sun Deck, Poolside


Packaging: 9.25/10

This palette comes in a large, circular compact made of plastic that flips open and is decorated with the Aqualillies collection design. The compact contains a full-sized mirror inside.

Quality: 9.75/10

The Shimmering Powder in Champagne gives off a very subtle, almost colorless shimmer with one layer. If you apply two (2) or three (3) layers, the powder gives off a very light champagne-gold color with a noticeable frost finish. The formula is smooth and blends beautifully over the skin.

The Mineral Powder Bronzer in Park Ave Princess also has great pigmentation. You only need one layer to effectively contour with this powder. To get a more subtle showing of color, you can use a fluffy powder brush. The finish isn’t entirely matte–it has more of a velvet finish–but it can still be used for contouring because there are no perceptible shimmer particles in it. The color also doesn’t have any unflattering orange tones to it.

The 12-Hour Blush in Captivating is an apricot-peach color with a satin finish. The shade has wonderful pigmentation and blends over the skin smoothly, even though the formula seems a little dry in the pan. This is the type of color that will work with a very wide range of skin tones and colors.

The eye shadows, generally speaking, have great pigmentation and a buttery formula that glides across the skin. The only exception is Poolside, which is a litter stiffer in the pan and doesn’t give off the vibrant color you see in the pan. Other than that, though, the eye shadows in this palette are fantastic.

Overall, this is a wonderful eye and cheek palette. The powders blend over the skin smoothly and have good color. You get a mix of matte and shimmery finishes with the eye shadows, and everything you need to give the face color.

Ease of Use: 9.75/10

The formula for the powders in this palette all have enough softness to transfer onto the skin easily and blend out evenly. The only exception is the eye shadow in Poolside, which you will want to layer and put over a base if you want a more vibrant color.

Price: 9.5/10

For $38.00 you get a highlighter, bronzer, blush, and six (6) eye shadows. You get 0.14 ounces of highlighter, 0.13 ounces of bronzer, 0.23 ounces of blush, and a total of 0.24 ounces of eye shadow. To put this price in perspective, a stand-alone Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush contains 0.2 ounces and costs $26.00. You are definitely getting a deal with the Aqualillies palette.

Final Grade

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Tarte Aqualillies Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eye And Cheek Palette

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Tarte Aqualillies Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eye And Cheek Palette

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Tarte Aqualillies Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eye And Cheek Palette

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Tarte Aqualillies Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eye And Cheek Palette

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Tarte Aqualillies Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eye And Cheek Palette

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Tarte Aqualillies Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eye And Cheek Palette:
Champagne Shimmering Powder Swatches (2 & 3 Layers)

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Tarte Aqualillies Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eye And Cheek Palette:
Park Ave. Princess Mineral Powder Bronzer Swatches (1 & 2 Layers)

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Tarte Aqualillies Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eye And Cheek Palette:
Captivating 12-Hour Blush Swatches (1 & 2 Layers)

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Tarte Aqualillies Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eye And Cheek Palette:
Eye Shadow Swatches (Hammock, Bikini, Barefoot)

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Tarte Aqualillies Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eye And Cheek Palette:
Eye Shadow Swatches (Parasol, Sun Deck, Poolside)
Disclosure
This sample was provided for consideration purposes by the brand or a PR company. Reviews are always honest and never paid for.

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4 Responses to Review & Swatches: Tarte Aqualillies Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eye And Cheek Palette

  1. Justine says:

    I love this palette so much! I do a neutral eye, and use poolside as a pop of color on the lower lash line. I picked it up recently on tarte’s website. If you sign up for tarte’s email before your puchase, you can get 20% off!

  2. Stacie says:

    I just received this palette today with my Sephora order, and I’m really excited to try it tomorrow. I’ve never tried Tarte’s eyeshadows, but these look nice. I love how this is waterproof which is an added bonus. This will be great to take along on summer vacations.

    Side note: for some reason I am unable to comment on your YouTube videos. I watch them all the time, but there isn’t a comment box that shows up for me?

  3. xlovehappyx says:

    i just put this on my wishlist yesterday :)
    thanks for the swatches and extra info
    so cool that it’s waterproof!

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