Initially I was only tempted by the Fairy Flush blush in this collection from Tarte, but after making the trek to my closest Sephora, I ended up purchasing the eyeshadow palette as well.
Just like the blush’s cardboard packaging, this comes in a metallic pink cardboard box with pink/silver spots and raised gold glitter dots across the front, back and sides of the box.
The palette comes in a medium-sized circular compact, similar to other cirle palettes from Tarte. The outside lid is covered in bright purple glitters with light and dark pink holographic stars. A coat of resin-like material covers the glitter, so there’s no fallout mess.
Inside there’s a generous-sized mirror with the words “love, trust & fairy dust” in purple cursive writing at the top of the mirror.
Ten petal-shaped eyeshadows and one highlight are encased in metallic pink plastic packaging. The arrangement resembles a flower, added to the flower powered fairy theme.
Flower crown is a metallic white champagne shade with a sparkly frosted finish. I don’t have an exact dupe for the shade, but my closest is Becca’s Moonstone or Forever Young from Anastasia Beverly Hills.
Mystical is a metallic magneta shade with a warm pink duochromatic shift. It’s the most unique shade in the palette in my opinion. Wish is a deep plum colour with a matte finish. This one was very patchy when swatched, and needed a bit of work to blend out evenly on the eyelid. Gossamer is a soft cream matte shade, and is the perfect all over lid shade to set my eye primer. It’s also handy for softening out darker shadows when I’ve been a little heavy-handed. Frolic is a warm-toned light brown colour with a matte finish. It’s a good transition shade for those with fair to light-medium skin tones. Twinkle is a gold shade with a strong metallic finish. The formula is buttery and pigmentation is fantastic, but I would recommend spraying your brush prior to applying the shadow to the eyelid to prevent fallout.
Flitter is a metallic light pink shade and has a similar consistency to Twinkle. Wonder is a deep brown colour with a matte finish. Like the other dark shade Wish, it applies patchy and needs more work to blend it out evenly. Whimsical is a soft purple mauve matte shadow, and is a nice all over lid colour for a cool-toned eye look. Giggle is a soft light mauve shade with a matte finish. This is another nice transition option, particularly for those with cool undertones. Magic is a metallic rosy copper shade with a silver shimmer finish. It is the most pigmented shadow in the palette.
All up I’m really happy I purchased this palette, as it gives me some nice cool and warm toned options to work with, and I especially enjoyed the metallic shadows. The only two shades I wasn’t impressed with were the dark mattes Wonder and Wish, but they aren’t shades I use much anyway.
What do you think of Tarte’s Love, Trust and Fairydust palette? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!