Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Product Review: Tarte - Energy Noir, Pictures, Wearability Test

Tarte's "Energy Noir" small scale palette is a limited edition mini eyeshadow palette, featuring 8  eyeshadows, a decent sized blush, and a rather pointless (because it's so small) highlighter.  My experience with Tarte products has always been positive, but some of my former eyeshadow palette were not sufficient for a high-end brand. I began application of my makeup at 6:30 am. I washed my face and followed with both a serum and a moisturizer. I allow about ten minutes between cleaning and moisturizing my skin and application of makeup. As always, please let me remind you that I am not a makeup artist, but a makeup enthusiast and connoisseur. Makeup is an individual art of one's expression and there is no "right way" or wrong way to do it. With that being said, I took "dark drive" into my crease and realized how pigmented the shadow was and then began to blend. I follow by bringing "stone unturned in the crease and blended until there was no harsh line between shadows. I then packed the lid with "up too slate" and I dusted my cheek with the adjacent blush called, "unearthed". 

First Photo at 6:45 am: Eye makeup in place and secured by use of a primer.


 2nd Photo at 12:35 pm: Eye makeup looks very similar to morning application, color isn't running or fading and lid color still prominent



3rd Photo at 3:46 pm: Eye makeup is holding up remarkably well. No fading, creasing, or transferring.



4th Photo End of the Day 7:00 pm: Impressed how well the shadows held up. Lid color still remarkably vibrant. Over 12 hours of wear.



Results:
1). Darker shades are extremely pigmented, use light hand
2). Eye look was consistent, colorful, and attractive for over 12 hours
3). Limited Edition - no longer purchasable 
4). Highlighter is so small, it's unnecessary and useless.
5). Cool toned eyeshadow palette

Grade: B