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2/18/2012

Tarina Tarantino Jewel Shadow Palette in Dreamy: Review, Swatches and Look

US $32.00
What it is: "A sparkly eye shadow palette that is like jewelry for your eyes".

Description of shades:
Top- is a mix of coppery and orange tones
Left- a white gold (great for highlighting) 
Right- a soft chocolate brown
Middle- a pale gold 
Bottom- a rich dark brown with bronze sparkles
My Verdict: This has been my first time trying Tarina Tarantino's eyeshadows. I have tried one other product from the brand; their Eye dream hyperliner in sparkling ammunition. Having been well impressed by their eyeliner I had high expectations with their jewel shadow palette. I am glad to say that the palette in dreamy did not disappoint. The packaging is really cute and eye-catching. An oval mirror is included, making it travel friendly. 
The palette includes 5 warm shadows. Looks can be coordinated for day and night depending on the placement of the shadows. All eyeshadows are highly pigmented, blend easily and have long staying power (on top of a base). The only shade that seems to give fallout is the darkest shade in the palette which also happens to be my favorite. It is one of the darkest and creamiest shades I have tried for lining the top lashline. I find that both the lightest shades (left and middle) are beautiful for all over the lid, the brow bone and the inner corners of the eyes. The chocolaty brown shade located on the right side is gorgeous on the crease for a soft look. I like that it does not have any red undertones (I have too many of those). The most interesting color in the palette is the coppery-orange shade. I have used it all over the lid and as a transition color which gave my look a feel of autumn. Overall, I am very satisfied with this palette. And although the shades may seem easily dupable I am most impressed by their quality and shimmery, jewel-like finish. 
Left, Middle, Top, Right & Bottom

 Look 1
Urban Decay Prime Potion
The pale gold shade in the middle was applied all over the lid
The white gold on the left was applied on the brow bone and inner corners of the eyes
The coppery-orange shade was placed above the crease as the transition color
The chocolaty brown on the right was applied on the crease
And the darkest shade on the bottom was used as liner on top of MAC Dipdown Fluidline

 Look 2
Urban Decay Primer Potion all over the lid
The middle shade was placed all over the lid
The left shade was applied on the brow bone and inner corners of the eyes
The right shade was used on the crease
And the darkest shade was used as an eyeliner on the top lashline
Urban Decay in Whiskey was placed on the waterline
Falsies are from E.L.F

Available at Sephora store and website
Thank you all for reading! And more reviews and looks are coming up ;))

14 comments:

  1. really pretty palette- i always love tt's packaging xx

    My Blog: Boho Vanity

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    1. Oh i love the packaging too!

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    2. Agree with both you ladies! The packaging is cute and elegant :))

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  2. I have been dying to get this palette since christmas time, no luck yet:(

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    1. Oh no! Why is that? Get it, it is so beautiful :)

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  3. your eye looks are gorgeous.. that copper and that brownish shade are outstanding :)

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    1. Thanks Lucy! These shades are very pretty. I honestly love all the colors :)

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  4. You are very pretty, look one is my favourite though :D I just started following your blog would love you to check out my blog and follow back :D
    http://blissfulbeautyxox.blogspot.co.nz/

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    1. Hi Kirsty! Thank you for the lovely comment, for following my blog and for introducing me to yours! :))

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  5. i love the burnt orange shade on you.
    it is great you can create two very different (and gorgeous) looks with this quint. :)

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  6. I like the first one,it really suits on you.

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  7. both looks are gorgeous and your review is superb!!! thanks so much for your sweet comment on my last post, you are far too kind my dear :)))

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  8. That case is sooo pretty! I love anything Tarina:) I love what you did with the palette! Looks gorgeous!

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  9. Pretty palette and great swatches, so pigmented!

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