Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Limited Edition Eye Shadow Palette Review & Swatches

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Mmm. Well. My love for Tarte's Rainforest of the Sea Eye Shadow Palette (Sephora) is definitely not as strong as my love for Tarte's Double Duty Beauty Courage Palette (reviewed yesterday). The eye shadows were very powdery to me. I looked at some reviews, and many suggested using them wet. Reviewers stated, they applied better that way. The shades are very soft in tone and pigmentation is fair. I found the shade Sand to be very chalky. The majority of shades in this palette are metallics. You also get a couple of mattes. None of the colors (at least on my skin-tone) WOW'd me. I personally like metallics on darker skin tones. The shades just seem to POP more. Again, that's my personal opinion. Plus, I don't feel these shades are that unique! The packaging is pretty. Beautiful purples, blues, and golds intertwine. The palette fits easily in the palm of your hand. There's a working mirror and it snaps close. But with the eye shadows, I'm just not thrilled with them. Many loved Tarte's Showstopper palette. This palette got really nice ratings from reviewers on Sephora...but for me, it's just ok. Nice, but nothing spectacular. Have you read any reviews about this palette? Have a great day :)

Sweet-Bittersweet-NotSweet
supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff) 
  Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Eye Shadow Palette is Bittersweet


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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

The compact itself is gorgeous. It's such a shame that the eyeshadows themselves weren't as thrilling. Thanks for sharing your honest opinion Kim!

Tanya Dufour said...

Thanks for the honest review! I feel like alot of Tarte eyeshadows are hit or miss.

Cee said...

The palette you reviewed yesterday would have been hard to beat anyway, but it looks like this one really didn't measure up, which is a shame. The shades look quite lovely.
xox,
Cee

Jackie Harrison said...

I agree with the shade choices its not for everyone.

Jalisa G said...

Great review, as always, Kim! I always look forward to reading your thoughts because I know that you'll alway share you're honest opinion. I know how much you like Tarte and so I'm bummed you weren't happy with this product. I can see the chalkiness you're referring to in the swatches, especially with 'sand'. It's also a shame because the packaging is so gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have an amazing week ahead, beauty!

XO,

Jalisa
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Lily A. said...

The packaging is amazing...too bad the shadows are a dud! They are pretty colors but definitely nothing too special, like you mentioned. I love the Tartelette in Bloom palette, such great shadows. Sorry this didn't wow you. Such a shame. Hope you have a great day lady!
xo, Lily
Beauty With Lily

Margo @ PrettyPanda said...

This looks pretty but I'm sad to hear this is powdery!! Thanks for saving me some cash though :) Hope you have a great day!

Emmylou MW said...

I actually haven't seen this palette before until now. Thanks for another honest review, Kim:) I guess they can't all be winner...although they should be...hehe

LBG said...

Beautiful! The seashell and wave colors are stunning

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Miss Val's Creations said...

That's a shame. The colors are beautiful.

Pamela RG said...

The packaging and the colour look good. Too bad it's powdery.

Mica T said...

The palette itself is beautiful, so it's a shame the eyeshadows themselves are no good! :( The metallic colours do look nice even if they aren't the best for applying.

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Rebeca Muñoz López said...

The colors looks nice, too bad not have good finished.

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Ashley Sue said...

This palette looks so so pretty. I'm glad to know you just think it's okay and nothing special, because I almost got this instead of the Tartelette in bloom, so now I'm glad I skipped it! And I do think this is similar to a lot of other neutral palettes I have. That packaging though is beyond gorgeous. I've been eyeing the rainforest of the sea twinkle highlight palette too, did you pick up that one Kim??

Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

Too bad it didn't work out because the packaging itself is really pretty, caught my attention right away. Terrible that the texture is so powdery and too much work to apply it wet. Thanks for the honest review. I'll be staying away from this one.

Lauren Carter said...

Metallics can be so tricky to apply. The last palette you reviewed is so pretty that I'm not sure there are many that could come close.

Nerline Germain said...

This is my first time learning about this one. The sand color is a little different looking.

Diva Desle said...

I agree with you that this palette has no wow factor like the other palettes. It is pretty cool toned too.