Dive in to tarte’s most gorgeous palette to date!
“Who and what are Aqualillies?” is what I asked myself when I first found out about the new tarte Cosmetics’ summer collection. I must be hiding under a rock because I soon found out that they are America’s most glamorous synchronized swimming group. No, really. They are incredibly gorgeous and so unbelievably talented it’s kind of insane.
Inspired by these retro-glam water ballerinas, this summer collection is all about looking and staying gorgeous. The Aqualillies for tarte line features products bursting with sun-kissed colors all in waterproof formulas.
To introduce the collection, tarte treated Los Angeles area beauty bloggers and the media to the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica to witness a performance by the inspiring group. And as you can see, they looked amazing before, during and after the show – and their makeup was still flawless after a dip in the pool.
To get a taste of this talented, eclectic group, check out the Aqualillies site and watch their lively video. You’ll soon be inspired to dive in a pool and start dancing!
Who can blame tarte for creating a makeup collection with the Aqualillies as their muses? Talk about a cool concept! Today, we’re looking at the star of the line and between the inspiration to the final execution, the Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eye and Cheek Palette ($38) seriously does not disappoint.
Tarte really did make a splash (pun absolutely intended) with this gorgeous, limited edition palette. Our favorite eco-friendly and cruelty-free makeup company just gets better and better. I can just cry tears of joy that this palette includes only eyeshadows and blushes. The fact that it’s waterproof is an awesome idea (more on that in a bit) and you get a full range of products to produce an entire look.
Like all tarte collections, Aqualillies features some exquisite packaging. It’s a bit different from what I’ve seen from tarte in the past and it’s a nice change indeed. It’s luxurious, with the aqua/coral/gold combo and beautiful pattern. When I hold it in my hands, I feel like I’m holding a way more expensive product. The palette includes a large mirror under the lid, making it all you need for travel purposes too. My only gripe is that the lid is a bit heavy and can close the compact while standing on its own.
Here’s the rundown of what’s inside the Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eye and Cheek Palette:
Six new Eyeshadow shades:
Hammock – chocolate brown
Bikini – golden peach
Barefoot -golden nude
Parasol -champagne rose
Sundeck – light brown
Poolside – turquoise
Park Avenue Princess – matte cocoa brown
Champagne – shimmery white
Limited Edition Blush:
Captivating – warm peach
Each and every product in this palette is infused with Amazonian clay making it beneficial to all skin types, resulting in a flawless fade-free finish lasting up to 12 hours. The eyeshadow selection is a neutral palette lover’s dream come true – but with a little twist. The edition of Poolside, a pretty shimmery turquoise, makes it so much more fun!
Having four shimmers and two mattes gives a bit of variety too. I know that tarte includes a Park Avenue Princess bronzer a lot in palettes and kits, but you can’t go wrong with it. The highlighter and blush are a dream to use. The blush will go with so many skin tones and if you already love the Amazonian Clay blushes, you will be very pleased with this new peachy shade!
I can’t fully vouch for the palette being waterproof because it hasn’t been hot enough for pool or beach days for me quite yet. However, I have worn this out in the sun on some warm days and haven’t seen any colors fading or disappearing. I know some are against makeup at the beach or pool, but if you wanted to use ONE makeup product, let this be it!
I have tested this palette with full looks using nothing but these products and I’m totally in love with the colors and longevity.
• Eco-friendly and cruelty-free!
• Formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate, synthetic fragrance and gluten.
• This perfect summer palette is a one stop shop for a full face look.
• Can you believe you get all of this for $38? Me neither.
• Even with the turquoise eyeshadow, it may be too neutral for some.
• Sadly it’s limited edition.
Readers – Will you be an Aqualilly this summer with this new tarte collection?
photos: we heart this, swatches shown on NC 25/30 skintone
Amanda is a beauty & fashion lover who hopes to own a Shiba Inu one day. She spends most of her time frolicking in NYC, chowing down, perusing blogs and updating her own; mandabear. She’s also getting seriously involved with her iPhone.
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