A limited-edition, colored clay eye and cheek palette for day to night looks. Inspired by the rain forest’s deep orchid hues at dusk, Tarte’s limited-edition eye and cheek palette has everything you need to create sultry and sophisticated day to night looks. Infused with colored clay, which naturally color-corrects as it supports oil control, this makeup provides longer wear and truer color payoff. This modern ingredient from the mountainous regions of Brazil brightens, evens, and soothes skin, while the velvety formula glides on and delivers rich color—without settling into fine lines and wrinkles.
Tarte’s Fall 2014 Collection features the release of the Rainforest After Dark Palette. The following shades from the palette are depicted and reviewed, below:
- Highlighter in Champagne
- Bronzer in Park Avenue Princess
- Blush in Unleashed: nude rose
- Eyeshadows in Bare to Explore (pink beige), Make a Mauve (plum mauve), Plum Away With Me (dark plum), Up to No Gold (gold), Tan-gled Up in You (tan), Don’t Turn A-Brown (dark brown)
This palette comes in a large, circular compact made of faux wood that flips open and is decorated with a reflective, gold snake. The compact contains a full-sized mirror inside.
The Shimmering Powder in Champagne gives off a very subtle, almost colorless shimmer with one layer. If you apply 2 or 3 layers, the powder gives off a very light champagne-gold color with a frost finish. The formula is smooth and blends beautifully over the skin.
The Mineral Powder Bronzer in Park Ave Princess is a neutral tan shade. Strangely, although Tarte’s Aqualillies Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eye And Cheek Palette also included Park Ave Princess, these shades are definitely not the same in both of these palettes. The bronzer in the Aqualillies palette is noticeably darker. And if you place the Aqualillies and Rainforest palettes side-by-side, you can also see that the powders aren’t the same colors.
The bronzer has a subtle color that you can build up with multiple layers. This shade might not be dark enough for contouring if you have skin darker than NC20/25. This bronzer’s 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 Blush in Unleashed is a nude rose with a matte finish. The shade has good pigmentation and blends over the skin smoothly. The formula is not dry or stiff in the pan. This is the type of color that will work with a very wide range of skin tones and color.
The eye shadows, generally speaking, have great pigmentation and a buttery formula that glides across the skin. The only exception is Bare To Explore (the first shade on the left), which is noticeably stiffer 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.
For $38.00 you get a highlighter, bronzer, blush, and 6 eye shadows. You get 0.14 ounces of highlighter, 0.14 ounces of bronzer, 0.21 ounces of blush, and a total of 0.21 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 Rainforest palette.