This gorgeous palette was a lovely gift from my parents for my birthday. My Mum and I were watching QVC one night (as per our usual routine) and we saw this palette and I just fell in love. I had never tried Tarte Cosmetics before but I had heard fabulous things about them so I thought that this would be a great introduction product for me as I have recently started experimenting with my eye make up looks. I have only ever had the naked palettes which I do enjoy but I really wanted to try some other palettes to see how they compare. This one has a lot more of a cool hue than my naked palettes which are either rose gold or brown based.
Tarte Energy Noir: The Colours
Okay, I am in love with the selection and tone of the colours in this palette. It has a very cool set of tones with that purple hue which I just love on my blue eyes. Full Moon is the gorgeous white which is great for highlighting and using as the base on the lid. I tend to always use full moon as the base of any of my eye looks as it really brightens the eye up. Charged Up is the gorgeous, shimmery taupe colour that is adjacent to Full Moon and is great for using in the crease. I tend to use this shade when I have done a wing eye-liner and just want an added touch to my eye look so I blend Charged Up into my crease which looks gorgeous. Stone Unturned, the colour below Full Moon, is a gorgeous matte taupe colour which looks great on the lid with a darker colour on the crease for a subtle but cool smoky eye. I think these three shades are my favourite of the palette. Then you have the two purple shades which are the shimmery Up Too Slate and the matte Misty Mauve. I have yet to experiment with these colours but they would go very well together in a smoky look with a purple hue. Dark Drive is the dark colour in the top row which is fabulous for blending along the lash line and through the crease for the intense smoky eye. Then you have Power Plum and Lunar Eclipse along the bottom which again would be great for placing along the lash line for an intense smoky look. As well as having these gorgeous, clay eye-shadow shades, there is a lovely pink blush and a shimmery highlighter.
Tarte Energy Noir: Final Verdict
I am in love with this Tarte Cosmetics palette and I think it is the perfect palette for creating a daytime and night time look. I always use the lighter shades in my crease with an eye-liner wing for my daytime look as it create a subtle something extra to my make-up look. It also has the capability for creating a hella smoky eye in either a neutral cool hue or a seductive purple. As for the fall out and pigment of the colours, they are great. Tarte is famous for it’s clay based make-up and this really holds the pigment and makes it gorgeous when applied to the eyelid. It has the perfect cool tone colour combinations which all work amazingly together. Not to mention that the size makes it the perfect travel accessory; you have all your eye-shadows, a big mirror and a blush. In the QVC deal that I purchased, it came with this pretty nifty brush which has a bent handle for optimised crease blending. Whilst I think this is novel, I found the brushes themselves were far too big for crease blending. But the brush is very soft and fluffy and perfect for application on the my eye lid. I also am in love with packaging. I think it is so chic and really fits the “energy noir” theme of the product. I will definitely be looking into purchasing more products from Tarte cosmetics as I am so impressed with this palette.
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