I am obsessed with my new Tarte Romancing the Glow Palette ($39.98). This Amazonian clay eye and cheek palette is being sold for a very limited time at QVC.com. Maureen, the creator of Tarte cosmetics, swears that this is a one time only deal. These palettes will never be sold anywhere else and once this quantity is gone, that’s it.
The packaging itself is so cute. It measures 4 1/2″ across and has bamboo wood on the top. The gem on the top looks like turquoise but I think it’s just resin or plastic of some sort. Once opened you’ll find a 3 1/2″ mirror on the lid.
The Romancing the Glow palette consists of 9 amazonian clay products. You get a golden champagne shimmering highlight powder, Park Avenue Princess bronzer, Romantic pink blush, and 6 eyeshadows. The eyeshadows are highly pigmented and apply soft and smooth. The highlight, bronzer and blush can be worn either with a soft light touch or built up for more color.
The eyeshadow colors are as follows:
- Pearl – shimmery champagne pearl
- Sandstone -shimmery sand
- Cafe Brazil -shimmery mocha
- Sunset -shimmery bronze
- Tropical Bronze -shimmery copper
- Turquoise – shimmery teal
I love that this Tarte palette is all neutral except for the teal eyeshadow. Every color in this palette will go great with a nice summer tan. Plus it makes traveling so easy. Just pack a tinted moisturizer, a lip gloss and this palette and you’re set to go.
I think the Tarte Romancing The Glow palette is a good deal when you consider all that you’re getting. It may not look like it but the blush is the same size (0.2oz) as their individual 12 hour amazonian clay blushes that retail for $25.00. And each eyeshadow is almost the same size as an Urban Decay eyeshadow single. Urban Decay shadows are 0.05oz and each of these Tarte eyeshadows are 0.04oz.
The one negative that I could see with this palette is that everything is very shimmery. It doesn’t bother me in the slightest but if you don’t like shimmery eyeshadows and blush with specks of sparkle, then you may not enjoy this as much as I do.
What are your thoughts on the Tarte Romancing The Glow palette? If you love it, don’t wait too long. It will be gone before we know it!