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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Tarte Young, Wild & Free Palette Review & Swatches

There's a lot to LOVE about Tarte's NEW Young, Wild & Free Palette! It's easy to carry around, because it's slightly larger than a business card case. You're given 8 beautiful eye-shadows: 2 mattes, 4 metallics, a highlighter & liner shade. It also has a generous-sized mirror so you can apply your eye shadow. The palette (eye shadows) smell like chocolate! Yummm! There's also a positive message on the front! "Throw kindness around like confetti", with bits of pink confetti gracing the front of the case. I think for kicks & giggles, they should make a "Throw shade" Palette ;) to pair with this one. LOL The only thing missing from this palette is maybe a little eye shadow applicator brush or holder where you can place one. It's an excellent palette for anyone that love nudes & neutral shades. What distinguishes it from other mini-palettes is that they give you a highlighter & liner shade. I found the pigmentation to be awesome and these shadows really have staying power. Swatch this the next time you're at ULTA, to see if this is for you. I thought this was similar to my Bobbi Brown Bellini Mini Lip & Eye Palette, but they're not even close (THANK GOD). I think I'll get even more use out of this one. So glad I picked it up! Be sure to enter my Tarte Lip Paint Giveaway. Blogger didn't post my blog post :(

supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff) 
  Tarte Young Wild & Free Palette is Supersweet

8 Limited Edition Shades:

Top L & R: simple life (beige) & weekend (light brown)
Middle L & R: happy place (charcoal brown) & lucky charm (rose gold)
Bottom L & R: virtue (antique gold) & dream team (copper)
Side Shades Top & Bottom: party (champagne highlighter) & wow (dark charcoal liner)

It's Time For Another Sweet Surprise! Today's Sweet Surprise goes to Rowena of Rolala Loves Blog. I've known Rowena via blogging for MANY years. I have the utmost respect & admiration for her, both as a blogger & person. Her numerous skills constantly amaze me. She's a superb photographer! She has an eye for capturing things! It could be a moment, place, person, food, object, a flower, beauty products etc. Whatever IT is, she captures it OH SO BEAUTIFULLY. Her pictures speak to you! Their simplicity IS their grandeur. Rowena has taught me a lot about Asian culture & customs, food, movies & celebrities. I always learn so much from her posts! She's written several posts for my blog in the past, featuring these topics. I've been consumed with my house, so I haven't had much time to focus on anything extra, but I would love to revisit those topics in the future. Another thing that I admire about Rowena, is her writing skills. She's a beautiful writer! Very eloquent! Rowena, you should write a book! You're that good! You could be an author! Bottom line, I have TOTAL admiration & respect for you Rowena. I mean that. You have remained constant & consistent through the years and I thank you. I can't think of a more well-rounded & gifted person than you. I admire your personal style, your thoughts, suggestions in beauty, personality, your character and all the gifts you possess. You are a blessing to many and especially me! Continue to stay true to who you are! Your Sweet Surprise is an e-gift card to Sephora & Nordstrom. Several posts ago you mentioned some beauty items that you coveted. I would get them, but I don't know what shades! LOL Go shopping...get what you want (you don't have to stick to those same items if you've changed your mind) and enjoy my friend...enjoy! ((HUGS)) xoxo


  1. It looks so light and I love the message. I'm not too sure
    about the colors for myself though.

  2. Awww! Rowena really does take amazing photos! She and Emmy Lou recently got me hooked onto K-Dramas ;o) and I couldn't be more thankful.


  3. Tarte's packaging with the messages are so inspiring. The palette is very nice with a variety of colours.

  4. Love the palette and I enjoy Rowena blog.

  5. Aww, Rowena is one of my blogging faves too ;) She is a great writer and always has lovely pictures and styles. Like you, she also reviews products I find really interesting. Congrats to her!

    Ooh and this palette looks lovely - what great shades!

  6. I don't have this palette, but I love the message on it about kindness, which is so important, and the colours look like a combo that I currently use. Thanks for sharing! What a lovely feature about Rowena ... congratulations to her.
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  7. That palette has my name all over it and I love how slim and compact it is! And gosh, I couldn't agree more about Rowena, she's an absolute doll and her photography is always on point!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  8. How Lovely is this little dedication to Rowena. I love her blog too, her photography is fantastic and her writing is simply perfect. I love her reviews too She is a great blogger and I'm sure she is a very sweet person.

    I think it is the best part about blogging, finding women who inspire us and make us want to do better.

    This palette seems awesome. I must admit that when I saw those swatches, the first thing that occured to me is how perfect these shades would be for painting. Lately I've been really into painting with make up.

    Have a lovely day! Thank you so much for all your sweet comments.

  9. That is a really cute eye palette! The colors look perfect for the fall. :)

  10. Not only is the packaging of this palette totally gorgeous but the shades inside all look so pretty and wearable as well. I'm glad you showed it in your hand for scale. I would've thought it was bigger seeing it on it's own but the mini size is adorable. I guess that's why they didn't have room for an applicator. Still cute and the shadow formulation sounds great.

    OMG Kim I'm totally floored and humbled by your kind words. I'm not sure I'm worthy of such high praise but it means so much coming from someone who I think the world of both as a person and a blogger. We really have known each other for an age since we started our blogs around the same time. You're also a blessing to me girl and I've learned so much from you! I'm ever so grateful for your wonderful words as well as your sweet surprise. I will definitely keep posted on what I end up getting. XO

  11. Ahhh, it looks fantastic, love the shades, to die for! And Rowena is a true little angel! xo

  12. Those swatches are gorgeous and I love that its small enough to throw in a purse or larger wristlet! What a sweet surprise for Rowena! Congrats!

  13. That looks and sounds like a great palette! :) I really like the design on the front of the case - fun and great advice!

    Congrats to Rowena too, well deserved! :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  14. ooh looks like a really fun and pretty palette! And great packaging as well.

  15. Ha ha, oh Kim, the idea of a Throw Shade palette to compliment this one absolutely cracked me up! I love that idea. I probably wouldn't use all of the eyeshadows I have now even if I wore make-up every day for the rest of my life, but I still love seeing new palettes and the neutral sades in this one are just perfect :)

  16. Oh goodness! How cute is this palette! Thanks for swatching the shades, Kim:) Imma gonna check it out if I get the chance to go to Sephora. I love them neutrals:D

    And yeah...totally agree with everything you said about Rowena. She's a rock star, that one, and totally deserving of all the praises that she gets:)

  17. This palette looks so cute and stunning, Kim!! I can't believe how much they fit into that small palette!! I love all of the shades, especially that highlight! And the packaging is too cute!

    And congrats to Rowena on the sweet surprise giveaway!! You said some amazing and kind things about her, it really touched my heart!

  18. Gotta love a good neutral palette to work with! Those swatches look amazing - I may pop into Ulta now and give it a look ;)
    I love that phrase, throwing kindness around like confetti is such a lovely image!

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  19. I like! Thank you for sharing.

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  20. I love that the shades are not too bright.

  21. I love this packaging and its message. It is always good to have those little reminders around. The shades are perfect!

  22. LOL I would totally buy a palette that said "throw shade" ;). This palette looks so beautiful on the inside and out! Thanks for including the gif of the swatches. It's nice to see how they look in action!

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

  23. I would love to check out this palette. I had no idea it was even coming out!!
    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

  24. Beautiful package, this colors are basics for my routine of makeup especially in winter! Kisses Kim

  25. I'd love to try out that palette. Love how they look so pigmented. It'll be a pleasure blending them on your eyes! :D


  26. The shades in the palette are absolutely beautiful and the pigmentation looks amazing! I also love the packaging with the quote, so cute! I think it would be such a great idea to do a palette that says, "Throw Shade", so clever! Kim, you are such a beautiful person in supporting other bloggers and creatives by doing your 'Sweet Surprise' gifts! For all that you give and support others, I hope it returns to you in an even greater way because it's truly deserved. I really love to see others, especially women, uplift each other, especially in today's world where there is so much hate going on in all forms, it's so refreshing and hopeful. Have the most amazing weekend ahead, beauty, and thanks so much for sharing!

    PS: Have you tried the UD Vice lipsticks yet?! I saw them in this month's Vogue and love the colors and I immediately thought if you had tried them because I love your reviews; I'd love to know your thoughts if you have or plan on trying them!



  27. Oh wow - I love the size, the amazing colours and the positive message : ) Just like all those nice things you said about Rowena.

  28. I love the positive message, has me sold on this product. More brands should emulate that. I'm a fan of the matte shadows. Lovely palette. Aw! those words really do describe Rowena and are beautiful words Kim. She does take good pictures and more importantly I love how she introduces us to new faces. I was just over at her blog and I told her that. Or did I? Lol.

  29. agreed! i met rowena thru you and she is wonderful!

  30. I am LOVING the packaging and the quote on this palette, seriously the absolute cutest! And the colors look so pretty and perfect for everyday wear as well.
    You are the sweetest, Kim! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  31. Kim, you are too sweet! Hope Rowena enjoys her sweet surprise! This palette would be great for travel. It's beautiful. xxx

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