It is here – a NEW Tarte palette! This is the Energy Noir Clay palette, which retails for $38, and let me tell you about it! The palette contains eight shadows, one highlight, and one blush. Here are names and brief descriptions:
Top Row on Left:
- Full Moon (matte beige)
- Charged Up (silvery taupe – shimmery)
- Dark Drive (matte dark chocolate)
Second Row on Left:
- Stone Unturned (matte taupe)
- Up Too Slate (smoky plum- shimmery)
- Misty Mauve (matte mauve)
Bottom Row on Left:
- Power Plum (matte dark plum)
- Lunar Eclipse (matte black)
Top Upper Right:
- Unearthed blush
On Right Under Blush:
- Crystal spark (champagne highlighter but could be a shimmery shadow)
So now the question is — how are they? Well, let me put you at ease…they are wonderful! The shadows are a nice mixture of holding color but blending evenly (something I have not always experienced with Tarte palettes) and the colors are wonderful. I love using them individually and also mixed! There is a balanced mixture of matte and shimmery. As you may know, I tend to favor matte shadows but these shimmery colors are rather nice and easily toned down.
The cheek color is just perfect – a bit darker than I would have thought I would like but when applied – I LOVED it! The only piece of the palette that may not get much use from me is the highlighter. I have become tied to the Charlotte Tilbury bronzer and highlighter palette I just got and cannot use anything else right now (this might just be a phase however).
Other than the highlighter jut not catching my eye at the moment, the palette is a home run! No settling into fine lines around my eyes – meaning there is minimal fall out when applying since that often is what happens and catches in my lovely crevices!
Here is my overall rating. I bet you will not be too surprised by it!
And now for the link to my video review. Oh, I am trying really hard to reach 100 subscribers by the end of August. Can you subscribe if you have not already? Thanks so much!