On the prowl for a palette that's excitingly-on-trend to spice up your shadow wardrobe? Turn up the "meow factor" with Tarte's Call of the Wild Amazonian Clay Eight-Shadow Collector's Palette - a fearless and sophisticated eye shadow palette featuring nature's most perfect ingredient: Amazonian clay. This purr-fectly portable palette, inspired by the wild side of the Amazon rain forest, is emblazoned with a bold spotted animal print and gold etched black patent leather.
I was struck by the perfect selection of colors - neutrals with a dash of grey and blue. How good does it get? My photos were taken in full sun. For my first photo, I swatched the palette top to bottom left on the left-most column, then the oblong flesh tone followed by white in the top center.
Look at this gorgeous selection of neutrals! There's a plastic insert that identifies the names of each color. Somehow, I managed to misplace it (don't ask - it was that kind of weekend). I think the gorgeous, shimmering champagne beige at the top of my arm is Meow. Fitting for a cat lover! The brown under it is a perfect complement to the other neutrals. The next shade down is the oblong flesh shade that runs across both "levels" of colors (top and bottom). It's a peachy nude that is a perfect base shade. The white is a great highlighting shade, and it blends nicely with the other shades if you want to customize your color.
I've written many times about Tarte and their ethics. Tarte knows there is nothing beautiful about cruelty to animals, which is why all materials are faux; meaning they're 100% cruelty-free, promoting welfare to animals everywhere. I totally support their wonderful stance and love them for it.
In addition to ensuring the animals are safe, they also work hard to create cosmetics that are safe for us. Tarte's skinvigorating benefits in this palette offer:
- Amazonian clay: Nature's most perfect ingredient providing total skin balance;
- Vitamin E: A natural preservative that also acts as an anti-inflammatory emollient and protects against free radical damage; and
- Mineral pigments: Colors and dyes derived from natural minerals known to soothe and soften the skin.
Photo at top courtesy of Ulta; other photos by Best Things in Beauty