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Unicorns & Pirates; Two Eyeshadow Palettes for Spring + Summer!

If you know me, you know I love limited edition anything and I’m one of those people who play right into the marketing of makeup being advertised with the words limited edition because I get this overwhelming panic and desire to HAVE to buy it because it won’t be around forever or it could sell out sort of feelings. Very common for a makeup junkie like myself!

Lately, I’ve been pretty good when it comes to not purchasing things that I know I already have 20 of, but then I was basically suckered into flashy packaging and Unicorns. Yes, Unicorns are having a moment- like to the point now of being TOO MUCH. 

Wearing Mystic from Tarte’s palette

With that being said, I’m sure you can guess what made me purchase Tarte’s Make Believe in Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette – it was the Unicorn theme and brightly colored shimmer shadows that I saw in a sneak peek! My favorite formula is shimmer or foiled shadows and these are exactly what I look for in a shadow, plus they were fun colors!

I really enjoy this palette – I have used it quite a bit and the pigmentation is crazy good! I prefer to put it on with my fingers and then blend with a brush, but love all the colors. PLUS, it smells good, too!

On a side note – I must mention the fabulous customer service of Tarte, while I’m at it. My first palette came slightly broken – one of the pans had popped out! It wasn’t a huge deal and I debated about even saying anything, but I had literally just got it. They responded super fast and were nice enough to send me an entire new palette FAST – like in two days FAST! Gold star, Tarte!

Lorac’s Pirates of the Caribbean palette coincides with the newest Pirates of the Caribbean movie release coming pretty soon! I never got into the series and so slapping the Pirates name onto this palette wouldn’t be a big enough factor to purchase this palette, nor was I particularly excited about the packaging – it was the selection of colors inside! Despite having a lot of fall out, I’m a fan of the Lorac eyeshadow formula. 

Wearing Sea Haze from Lorac’s palette

Let’s stop chit chatting and show some swatches…

I enjoy the color shade of this palette and am pleased that I purchased it. The issues I have with it besides causing some fallout – is the packaging. It’s quite bulky and annoying, and while I am normally one to appreciate fun packaging, this is just…too much. I couldn’t really see traveling with this palette..although…they created a secret compartment for the blush palette (yes, I bought that, too) – but still. I even had trouble keeping the top of it open when I was getting ready for work! Makes things a bit of a hassle.

Do any of these call to you? Have you bought one already? If so, what do you think?


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    May 11, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    Oh wow! That’s SO awesome that Tarte replaced the palette! I mean, I would have hoped they would have but you never know. The colors are gorgeous in this one!

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    Mary Hunnicutt
    May 12, 2017 at 8:01 am

    Your post title had me at Unicorns and Pirates!!! Seriously though, I love the shades in the tarte palette; they are so pigmented. Its a bummer about the Lorac packaging, I hate ones that wont stay open while you are trying to apply it!.

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