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Monday, May 25, 2015

Tarte Poppy Picnic Eye Shadow & Blush Palette Review Swatches, Video & Giveaway

Happy Memorial Day Everybody! I salute my uncle, who was a retired veteran of the Air Force (and went on to be a commercial pilot), but unfortunately passed last year. If you have a family member that is a Veteran, give them a shout out in my comments section. They all should be honored! I have a treat for you today! Tarte's Poppy Picnic Palette. It is TRIPPY, with a capital T! When I heard the word poppy, I automatically envisioned Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz running through the poppy fields. Well this palette is just as tripped out! The packaging is gold with bright colored poppies on the front. So when you open it, you expect bright colors right? Wrong! They're matte neutral eye shadows, except for the peach one and one blush. The eye shadows are of excellent quality and have cute names: Summer Breeze, Sweet Tea, Ice Cream Cone, Barefoot In The Grass (watch the classic movie Splendor in the Grass), Peach Poppy and Picnic Basket) The eye shadows blended in with my skin tone. So I may have to layer them more. I love ice cream cone! It's a fabulous liner for the eyes. The blush 'glisten' is exactly what the names says...you will glisten & sparkle. Usually I don't like that with a blush, but it's very subtle and gives your cheeks a very nice glow. My look below is 'A Walk In The Park' (the sweet look). I think it turned out very fresh. To give myself some extra pop, I used Tarte's Lights Camera Action Mascara and of course Tarte's Poppy Lipstick (to give my look more color). You can purchase this palette at the usual places (Sephora, Ulta etc.) but I was on QVC ordering some non-beauty things and GUESS WHAT? On QVC, this palette comes WITH a blush brush for the SAME price you would pay for JUST THE PALETTE at Sephora, Ulta etc. So I would order from QVC! LOL This palette is Limited Edition, but I'm giving one away today. You have to follow me on Periscope. I'll be doing giveaways all week! Happy Memorial Day!

Above is the finished look (A Walk In The Park), as shown in my YouTube video. Below are some pictures I took, when I first purchased the palette, I kind of played with it to see what it could do. Ice cream cone is a fabulous smudger, smokey eye, liner shadow. You can still go dark, but stay light OR create a smokey nightime eye as shown on the card above (Picnic Under The Stars). It works well lined around the eyes or just on top.
supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff) 

  Tarte's Poppy Picnic Palette is Sweet



Pilar said...

Nice pics Kim and that Tarte Palette is so pigmented! Happy Memorial Day!

Emmylou said...

Happy Memorial Day, Kim:) And I so want this palette as soon as I saw you post it on IG. Everything just looks wearable.:D


Indeed, my dear! Fresh and very nice glow! Love your lipstick and beautiful eyes! I'm really into eyeshadows and this palette would be a great addition to my collection! LOL Also loved the instructions and your video of course! All in all fabulous post as always, Kim!!! Happy Memorial Day!!

xxx Ira

Mica T said...

That looks like a lovely pallette Kim! I like the different looks you made from it, but the 'walk in the park' one is definitely my favourite :)

Away From The Blue

Lilli said...

Happy Memorial Day to you too Kim! I salute your uncle too, may he rest in peace <3

The palette looks so nice and you look super cute in the pics, your eyes are so big! Loved the video too, you are now a pro!:) Hugs! xo

Ashley said...

Happy Memorial Day Kim!!! I love the look you created!? You look so gorgeous!! And I love the smokey liner in the bottom picture! Looks great on you! I love how this palette comes with a blush also!

Cee said...

Happy Memorial Day, Kim! I have to say, these colours are not what I expected based on the name of this palette - I was envisioning brights! But I think the reality is actually a lot more wearable and I love how build able the colours look.

Nerline Germain said...

Hi Kim,
I am sitting here blaming you for getting me into buying all kind of fruity, foody, and sweet beauty products. But it's okay because it is a good influence. It's time for me to get out of my comfort zone and try new things.
I would love to try this one. The names are amazing. And happy memorial day to your uncle. Wherever he is right now, he is remembered.

Pamela RG said...

The Picnic palette colours are lovely. Looks so near trail and feminine pinks. Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend!

Shireen L. Platt said...

Why are you tempting me with another gorgeous neutral palette, Kim? You're such an enabler but I love ya! LOL! I have been on the fence about getting another neutral palette because I have so many but this looks too good to be pass up.

And thank you for another amazing giveaway, entered! xx

Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

Layla Sprinkles said...

Hope everyone is having a great memorial day and it's so lovely to hear amazing stories!!!!

I hope you're well Kim!!

What a gorgeous palette this is, again you look gorgeous and the colours are all beautiful! :)

Keep smiling!!!!

Layla xx


Jackie Harrison said...

Great giveaway Kim and tutorial have a great Memorial Day and I salute your uncle.

Busola Coutts said...

Very nice. The soft sweet colors suit you so well.


oomph. said...

it looks like these most of these eye shadows are matte, which i need!! the QVC purchase with brush is a great deal!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

The palette is so pretty and the colors are lovely on you Kim! Happy Memorial Day to you! Sorry to hear about your uncle's passing but he and all servicemen and women deserve to be honored and saluted today for all they do.

Rowena @ rolala loves

Yourbeautyscript Blogger said...

Hi kim! The color palette looks beautifull on you! I am struggling now if, should I or should I not, buy yet another neutral palette! ;)
Ps: happy memorial day Kim ❤

x Josune, Your Beauty Script ❤


Dale Janée said...

First, what a nice tribute to your uncle and sorry for his passing last year.

Great photos and mixing the fruit in with the makeup. Also, your Youtube video is really good and I'm so impressed by your eyeliner skills! Thanks for sharing and the Tarte shades are beautiful so they definitely deserve your 'Sweet' rating. :)


Margo @ PrettyPanda said...

Happy Memorial Day! This is such a pretty look on you!

Andrea said...

Thanks for the review Kim! And such great photos, great theme! I love the shades, and you can create some cool looks with it! you are too cute in your video! I will have to make a periscope account to follow you to enter the giveaway! :)
hope you had a great weekend! xo

jo said...

Happy Memorial Day Kim! I guess Memorial Day is similar to our Remembrance Day which was in November. I salute all (including your uncle) who fought and died for us.

I'm officially obsessed with your videos and you look so cute at the end. Have a great week my dear friend!

xo Jo


Ramona said...

Happy Memorial Day Kim! What a pretty look and how cute are the palette. I love cute names of products, it's just wonderful attentions to details.


Diva Desle said...

Hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day Kim. This palette is stunning and you look gorgeous. xxxx

Darcy said...

Wow so pretty! This would be perfect for traveling since it has everything you need in it!

little luxury list said...

Hello gorgeous! Seriously, I love this soft look on you!What is the lip color in the first look? You are so bright in that shade!

little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

Alice said...

such a nice palette *__*

Jane said...

kim! i love the way you did your make up in these pictures! love love love!! and great shout out to your uncle in the beginning! xx

Layla Sprinkles said...

Such a gorgeous palette - absolutely beautiful colours!!!! Hope you're well Kim!!! :)

Layla xx


Sophie Rollo said...

I've been sat for about 5 minutes trying to figure out how you got them to print 'a very sweet blog' on it !!!
Oopsie - such a nice palette though and sorry to read about your uncle :(

June said...

Such adorable packaging and the colors seem so nice! Great review Kim!

Tina Bradley said...

Gorgeous color palettes, Kim, and you look so beautiful! Happy belated Memorial Day. My father, brother and two nephews are all veterans. It is indeed a day to remember those who served! :) T.

Hailey Lauderdale said...

great review! I have been wanting to try tarte, and your review has given me the inspiration to do just that!


K / House of KTS said...

I hope you had a great weekend Kim. And you know what, QVC and HSN have some big beauty brands on their site. And sometimes when they're featuring them, they have great sales. I have to check this palette out. Great review.

Kia / House of KTS (formerly known as Pure & Complex)

sepatuholig-Grace Njio said...

Great color on you!

Caitlyn S. said...

Hi- I just followed you on periscope- i download it and hit install via Twitter. It never asked me to make a username....so idk of my username is my Twitter name, which is @CaitlynS412..... I'm trying to figure it out and see like my profile but it's not going very well..... I did add you. I would RLY like to enter because I've been dying for this palette! If I find out my name is anything different I will comment again :)

Caitlyn S. said...

Ok I searched myself lol. My name is budgetbeautysite and that's what I put in rafflecopter :) ty :)

Lizzy Fresh said...

Ooooo I've seen very similar palettes included in some Tarte TSV bundles on QVC the last few months that I've been wanting to pick up so I'm glad to see this ones quality is so good! Those swatches look great for matte shadows so hopefully the palettes they include in the sets are just as good :)


Julie's Lifestyle said...

This is such a pretty palette Kim and thanks for the review. I hope you enjoy the weekend!
Julie xo

Kizzy Von Doll said...

What a gorgeous palette, those shades work perfectly on you, love the cheeks!! You look marvellous, I hope you had a wonderful holiday time :) x

Angela Landskron said...

You said the name reminded of you of Dorothy running through the poppy fields in the Wizard of Oz, coincidentally my husband and I just watched the original last night. He is from Germany and has never seen the film. Since the movie gets referenced so much in American culture I thought he should see it. In the end he thought it was a bit exaggerated, but cute. Hope you had a nice memorial day!

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