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— May 29, 2015 —

TARTE Poppy Picnic Amazonian Clay Eye & Cheek Palette


Tarte Poppy Picnic Amazonian Clay Eye & Cheek Palette (0.41 oz.) retails for $38 USD ($46 CAD) and contains six eye shadows (6 x 0.06 oz.) and a full-sized blush (0.20 oz.). The palette is said to be "a limited-edition, matte eye and cheek palette infused with Amazonian clay that celebrates the energy of summer floral hues."

Summer Breeze is described as a cream shadow. [LE]
Barefoot in the Grass is described as a nude shadow. [LE] 
Sweet Tea is described as a tan shadow. [LE]
Peach Poppy is described as a peach shadow. [LE]
Ice Cream Cone is described as a chocolate shadow. [LE]
Picnic Basket is described as a brown shadow. [LE]
Glisten is described as a golden peachy pink. [P]
"This next-generation collector’s eye and cheek palette features an Amazonian clay-infused, glistening blush in a golden peachy pink shade for the perfect, everyday glow. Explore an array of neutral, matte eye shades and create custom, blended, warm looks that mirror a summer sunset. Great for use as a liner to accentuate the eyes or on the lids, in the eye crease, and to highlight, each of these versatile hues gives you a reason to celebrate the sunny season. Amazonian clay balances and nourishes skin on the lids and cheeks—imparting a fresh, glowing look for dewy summer mornings to starry evenings."
The compact is a sleek plastic, gold metallic compact that features a bright poppy design on the front. The compact itself features a rather large mirror and is divided into two sides of matte shadows—three very warm toned and three "cooler" toned shadesseparated by the blush in the middle. As usual, the palette comes with a quick guide instructing you how to create a variety of neutral to smoky looks.

Summer Breeze is a light, pale beige with hints of yellow, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, silky and although it applied smoothly, it did sit lightly powdery on the skin. Summer Breeze had so-so pigmentation and wore well for +7 hours before fading. (3/5)
Barefoot in the Grass is a light peach with hints of orange, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, smooth, but again was lightly powdery on the skin. It had decent pigmentation and blended out easily. Barefoot in the Grass wore well for +7 hours before fading. (4/5)
Sweet Tea is a medium-dark, brown with hints of yellow, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, silky and blended out nicely on the skin. It had good pigmentation, but ended up looking powdery if too much product was layered over itself. Sweet Tea wore well for +7 hours before creasing. (4/5)
Peach Poppy is a light-medium, orange peach with warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, thin and lightly powdery. It had decent pigmentation but sheered out easily whenever you tried to blend out or build the product. Peach Poppy wore well for +7 hours before creasing. (3/5) *contains carmine
Ice Cream Cone is a dark brown with cool undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, thin and rather dry. This shade was nicely pigmented but had troubles adhering to skin and blending out evenly. Ice Cream Cone wore well for +7 hours before creasing. (3/5)
Picnic Basket is a dark brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, dry and lightly powdery. This shade also had good pigmentation but again, had troubles adhering to skin evenly. The color was easy to build and blended out. Picnic Basket wore well for +7 hours before creasing. (4/5)
Glisten is a light-medium, coral pink with fine gold shimmer and a frosted finish. The texture was dense in pan and quite thin/dry once applied to the skin. The shimmer also had difficulties adhering to the skin where the color had been applied. It had semi-sheer pigmentation and was only buildable to a mostly opaque coverage. Glisten wore well for +7.5 hours before fading. This blush is available in the permanent line and I found the stand-alone version performed much better. (3/5) *contains red lake pigments

Overall, while the palette does contain nice selection of neutral shades, they are rather dupable and the performance was only so-so. The shadows would definitely benefit best being paired with a primer to prevent creasing and make application and blending a lot easier. I would consider other options available, unless Tarte happens to be your go-to brand. (**Palette contains carmine.)



Tarte Poppy Picnic Palette

Tarte Poppy Picnic Palette
(Ingredients List)

Tarte Poppy Picnic Palette

Tarte Poppy Picnic Palette

Tarte Poppy Picnic Palette
(L-R: Summer Breeze, Barefoot in the Grass, Sweet Tea,
Peach Poppy, Ice Cream Cone, Picnic Basket)

Tarte Poppy Picnic Palette

Tarte Poppy Picnic Eyeshadow in Summer Breeze

Tarte Poppy Picnic Eyeshadow in Summer Breeze

Tarte Poppy Picnic Eyeshadow in Sweet Tea

Tarte Poppy Picnic Eyeshadow in Sweet Tea

Tarte Poppy Picnic Eyeshadow in Ice Cream Cone

Tarte Poppy Picnic Eyeshadow in Ice Cream Cone

Tarte Poppy Picnic Eyeshadow in Barefoot in the Grass

Tarte Poppy Picnic Eyeshadow in Barefoot in the Grass

Tarte Poppy Picnic Eyeshadow in Peach Poppy

Tarte Poppy Picnic Eyeshadow in Peach Poppy

Tarte Poppy Picnic Eyeshadow in Picnic Basket

Tarte Poppy Picnic Eyeshadow in Picnic Basket

Tarte Poppy Picnic Amazonian Clay Blush in Glisten

Tarte Poppy Picnic Amazonian Clay Blush in Glisten

Tarte Poppy Picnic Palette


Disclaimer: All product(s) featured were purchased by me for personal use.