I have been using this nonstop since buying it, and it still looks like I have barely put a dent in it. I love color correcting my skin when I know I am going to have my picture take, because it really is the only way to ensure my dark circles and red spots are fully concealed. While buying this entire palette to cover up a few spots may seem over the top, let me just say that I need at least three different colors for my face. I need a green for red marks, a dark orange for my purple circles, and a lighter peach for farther under my eyes. I have managed to use every shade in this palette multiple times to create a more even, flawless appearance, and I don’ regret investing in this one bit! Below I will give a quick description of what I use each shade for, and why I feel it in important to the overall cohesiveness of the product. Let’s get started!
This may seem like an extreme color to put on your face, know that it is the best shade for concealing very intense, dark under eye circles. I have hereditary dark circles, so they are there whether I got any sleep the night before or not, but if I miss my 8 hours, they turn an angry purple shade. When that is the case, this dark burnt orange is the only color that can properly cancel them out. I apply this in a tight circle right under my lower lash line, and then add my foundation and concealer on top. No orange peeks through if I blend correctly, and my circles vanish.
I use this one the least out of all the colors. When I do use this, I use it as a cream contour shade when I want something a little more defined than a powder can do. I have also experimented with using this as a cream bronzer on the outer areas of my face.
Every person (especially those that break out) needs a green concealer in their arsenal. Sometimes the redness of a pimple just cannot be lessened by regular concealer. When that happens, apply a light green concealer over the dot, and then slather on some concealer over top. The redness will be gone, and your skin will look even and acne free all day! I always apply the green concealer before I add my foundation, otherwise a bit of green could peek through.
I use this shade mostly in conjunction with the bright orange color. I add the orange very close to my lower lash line, and then add this color in a ring underneath it, to correct the still visible, but less purple, area of my under eyes. This is very creamy and emollient, so it should be set with powder quite quickly.
This is my more “every day” under eye correcting shade. Just a touch of peach to balance out the purple, and just enough of a normal concealer shade to blend in nicely with the rest of my face. This, like the other peach shade, is very thick and creamy, so I need to set it with my faec powder fast if I don’t want it to crease throughout the day.
I don’t use this shade too much, which is okay because it is the smallest of all the pans. When I do use this, I put in on the bridge of my nose and center of my forehead to bring some extra light to those areas.
This may seem like a lot, but I think it is more than worth it. Instead of buying a million different concealers in the right shades for different jobs, I just have to pick this up and I am ready to go. There is a certain amount of money I am willing to pay for convenience sake, and this product falls under that heading.
6 pans x 0.11 oz
Hopefully soon Tarte will come out with refill pans of certain shades, because I see myself finishing up a few of these pans fairly quickly, and I wouldn’t want to repurchase the entire palette for one or two colors.
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