Hey everyone! Hope you're having a great Monday!
I wanted to share some pics and swatches of a new palette called "Call of the Wild" from tarte!
It's available on QVC for $36, and includes 8 Amazonian Clay-infused eyeshadows.
In case you didn't know, Amazonian Clay is a signature ingredient in this line of makeup...
it helps to balance oil- which allows for extended wear- not only in eyeshadows, but also the brand's blushes, foundation, etc.
The packaging is really cute- it has a shiny black finish on the outside- with a leopard print border and interior. It's not "over packaged" like some palettes... it has a great compact size that's a little bit larger than my iPhone- but you're still getting 8 full-sized shadows.
The palette is something I think neutral shadow lovers will enjoy- especially if you don't mind a few wearable colors like navy and plum. The selection as a whole really makes me think of fall...
You're getting a shimmery bronze and brown, a light pearl and brownish-plum, and a matte dusty blue and navy. The two long vertical shades in the palette are a satin-finish beige and a matte taupe/grey. One thing I wish tarte would do is find a way to list the shade names directly on the palette, or at least on the back of the palette. There was a lift-out plastic sheet placed over the palette with shade names, which I really didn't want to bother to hold onto. It's always nice for those of us who do tutorials to have easy to see shade names, rather than having to refer to "this shade over here..."
Besides that- I love the color selection and packaging!
Here are the swatches! I have no complaints about the brown/bronze/beige shades on the left side- they're buttery smooth, and all the shades really seem to go on even "creamier" than certain tarte eyeshadows I've tried in the past. I know the shimmery white isn't picking up much in this picture- but the shade truly does show up on my eyes & I like using it as an inner corner highlight. My favorite of the whole bunch is the plum color that seems to also come off a bit brownish on my eyes- it's a gorgeous look! I think the taupe/grey and the two shades of blue work well together also.
Last week I threw together a look with shades from each "color family"... I used the plum all over the lid and into the crease, the golden bronze to blend out the edge, and the deepest blue to line and intensify the crease even more. I must say- bronzy/browns are super flattering on my eye and give the prettiest smoked out effect- without being too dark. (I must do this again and take a picture!) Great for everyday!! I like that it's not purely a palette of browns... but rather, you get colors to play with and you don't have to worry about whether it'll clash with your outfit-- it's still just neutral enough. Love!
- Just got sucked into another Beauty IQ show on QVC. Didn't buy anything... just fun to watch!
- Today we did a segment on spinning on the morning show- got to wear my yoga pants to work & I must say- I could get used to that! :)
- Getting back into my "eat a salad for lunch" routine... while it takes me a bit longer to throw it together before I head to work, I feel better about what I'm eating, so that's good.
- It was another wedding weekend for us! My cousin Jason got married to beautiful Megan! Still one more wedding to go this summer... it's happening in a couple weeks in GERMANY! It'll be my first international flight! OMG! Anyway... here are some pics from this past weekend!
- Fun fact! I wore my Call of the Wild palette in these pics- used the bronze & navy shades (should've taken a good eye makeup pic)
Just a few random reception snapshots... the setting was gorgeous!
Me & Tyler! My maxi dress is from JC Penney- loved the little gold detail on the shoulders so I accessorized with gold jewelry & went for a low ponytail with a pouf!
A very orange picture of me & Pup!
Tyler and I stayed with my sister and her husband Jeff the night before the wedding. Tyler was walking around with Hypatia, a sweet cross-eyed kitty that I sometimes refer to as a "toasted marshmallow". Since they both have blue eyes, I wanted to take a pic. And then, not to make the kitty feel self-conscious, I asked Tyler to cross his eyes as well :)