Price: $36 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 6 x 2.15 g (shadows), 2 x 3.36 g (liner shadows) and 4.38 g (blush)
The Tarte be MATTEnificent Amazonian Colored Clay Matte Collector's Palette is a limited edition palette that contains 8 matte shadows (2 of which are designed to be used as eyeliner) and 1 matte blush, all made with Tarte's Amazonian Clay formula.
This palette is made of gold plastic with an image of a purple agate on the lid. The palette has a very large lid and each of the shadows are relatively large in comparison to shadows from other palettes. There are six main shadows; Sand Out From the Crows (ivory), Peach For the Stars (light warm brown), Two Plums Up (plum), Pink Outside the Box (pale pink), Rose to the Occasion (purple taupe) & View From the Taupe (light taupe). Next to the six main shadows is an almost full sized Amazonian Clay Blush, in a limited edition shade, Elevated which is a warm rosy pink. At the bottom there are two long, thin shadows intended for use as eyeliner. The shades are Dream in Chocolate (dark brown) and Don't Stand Black (black). The palette also comes with a quite small double ended brush.
These shadows have an extremely soft texture and are very blendable. The blush is also quite smooth and easy to blend. The liner shadows are a bit different, having a dryer formula and they apply slightly chalky. They can create a dark color for liner, but it does take some building up. Overall, this is a really great palette with everything you need for an everyday eye and cheek look. The packaging feels durable and the palette has a large mirror, making this palette a great choice for travelling.
Double Ended Brush
As you can see in the picture above, this brush is quite small. Despite the small size, this isn't a bad brush. The bristles are quite soft and apply the shadows nicely. I wouldn't choose to use this brush on a usual day, but this brush could come in handy while travelling. One end is a typical shader brush meant for packing on lid color and the other is a longer, less dense brush to be used for applying shadow to the crease.