So. I briefly introduced the tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Palette when I first got it weeks ago. I was really excited to use it, but hadn’t played around with it much at that point. Fast forward to now and I’m here to tell you that I use this palette almost every day. I don’t know how I lived without it. It’s beautiful and practical. I love me some practical makeup…
I use it almost every day to create a look for work, but I use this palette with all kinds of looks. When I’m using other eyeshadows, I almost always use one of the colors in this palette for transition shades. I mean, there are warm, neutral, and cool shades in this palette, so no matter what I’m doing, I can apply one of these shadows in the crease and add depth and dimension.
Before and after foundation shot. I’m using my go-to tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour full coverage foundation in Fairly Light Neutral and cutting it with a bit of Maybelline FIT me concealer in shade 10 to lighten it a bit. I’m still using my trusty Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge because perfection-every-single-time. I recently gave one to my sister as I’m trying to convert her to the magic that is that sponge.
After priming, I applied ‘Super Mom’ all over the lid and up to my brow bone.
I blended ‘Force of Nature’ into my crease as my transition shade (the shade I use the most BTW, I use this shade damn near every day). Then, I applied ‘Dreamer’ to the outer corner and into the outside of my crease.
The goal of this look is always to be soft. I like wearing it to work because it’s neutral but clean, and it wears great all day. Sometimes when I wear a dark eyeshadow on my lids, or go for more of a smokey look, by the end of the day I look like I’ve been napping facedown on a dirty pillow.
I ran a thin line of my fav black gel liner along the top lash line and tightlined with it. I find that if I do this before applying black pen liner, any skipping in the liquid liner isn’t as obvious, and it provides a bit of a haze. Saves my ass too because I’m not a brilliantly steady hand with liquid liners. I always use the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper because it’s the best. There are no competitors.
One eye with liquid liner, one without. Then both finished!
Mascara makes all the difference. And in case you missed this in the first post I wrote about this palette, the mirror alone makes this palette worth owning. It’s huge and awesome, and I love it.
I like this look for every day because I can wear any lipstick I want with it.
Feeling pretty low-key? Fine. I can pair it with soft nude pink like this NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien (????)
Or, if I’m feeling particularly like forcing Spring to be here right now, I can wear it with Estee Lauder’s Pure Color Envy Sculpting lipstick in Defiant Coral (which I’m still in love with, by the way.)
And finally, if I have my sassy pants on, it’s the new MAC Miley Cyrus Viva Glam lipstick.
This.lipstick. I will write more about it soon, but basically, I’m in love. I mean- look at the color!
I’m pretty sure I’m going to live in this lipstick this year… But back to the eyeshadow palette…
The best part about this palette is that you can re-create this exact look using any of the shades in the palette. Want it to be cooler? Use the shades in the bottom row. Want it to be rosier? Try the middle shades. There are endless variations. The best palette to own. It works entirely on it’s own, but it also supports lots of other looks with the variety and quality of the matte shades. If you have a handful of looks you rock on a regular basis, this palette is the one you didn’t know you need, but won’t be able to live without. I adore this palette and have ZERO buyers remorse!
Here’s a quick shot of all the products I used in this look: