Tarte Beach Bae, Paradise Found, Sun Drenched Chrome Paint Shadow Pots Reviews & Swatches

Beach Bae

Tarte Beach Bae Chrome Paint Shadow Pot ($22.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a bright, light-medium golden copper with strong, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation applied dry, which was buildable to full coverage with a second layer. The texture was chunkier, which is why I felt like a dampened brush was necessary to improve application: the dampness helped to bind the powder together for smoother, more even adhesion to my lid. There was light fallout when applied dry, though it didn’t continue during wear. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me before creasing faintly.

Natasha Denona Atria (107M) (PiP, $29.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar).Marc Jacobs Beauty Known For (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar).Huda Beauty Smokey #6 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar).Devinah Cosmetics Anodized (PiP, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar).Pat McGrath Gold Nectar (LE, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar).Tarte Sunset (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar).Pat McGrath Bronze (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).Colour Pop Mulholland (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar).Colour Pop Diego (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).NARS Bayadere #1 (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.11 oz. – $200.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “rich, vibrant” color that comes in “loose pigment” form and will “melt instantly” and “stay put for hours” on the eyes. They feel like a heavier, creamier loosely-packed eyeshadow, which I think is illustrated well across the six shades I initially purchased (shown in the group shot): some arrived more crumbly and two arrived very smooth, densely and tightly packed. They brand recommends using these with a fingertip, but I was able to use brushes as well as fingertips to achieve very similar results.

Most of the shades were quite pigmented whether applied dry or wet, but wet application definitely intensified the vibrancy and shine of the finish. I found they applied a little better in practice (dry) than initially swatched, which might be due to applying to a smaller area and pressing/patting on without spreading across a larger area. They have a slightly thicker consistency, so I recommend using a patting/pressing motion to get them to adhere evenly and smoothly on the lid, but they did seem to “melt” (as described) as I worked with them on my skin and after a few minutes, so they had a very smooth sheen while worn.

I did get some fallout, especially with the shades that appeared more crumbly, and I had less fallout after I pressed the looser product down in the respective pot (effectively crushing everything together). They lasted between eight and nine hours on me before creasing faintly.

 

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Mica, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate. (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Cl 77891), Iron Oxides (Cl 77491, CI 77499).

Paradise Found

Tarte Paradise Found Chrome Paint Shadow Pot ($22.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a soft, golden beige with warm undertones and a bright, metallic finish. It had opaque color coverage applied dry as well as wet. The texture was smooth to the touch, densely packed in the pot, despite not having the tamper included inside (it was in the box). The eyeshadow went on evenly, blended out easily along the edges, and lasted well for eight hours on me before showing signs of fading.

Charlotte Tilbury Norma Jean (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #1 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).Natasha Denona Monroe (220M) (PiP, $29.00) is cooler (90% similar).Too Faced Spiked Eggnog (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar).Natasha Denona Lumino (212M) (PiP, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar).Tarte Crystal Spark (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).Wet ‘n’ Wild Secret Garden Rendezvous #1 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar).Make Up For Ever D504 Celestial Beige (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel #1 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar).Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.11 oz. – $200.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “rich, vibrant” color that comes in “loose pigment” form and will “melt instantly” and “stay put for hours” on the eyes. They feel like a heavier, creamier loosely-packed eyeshadow, which I think is illustrated well across the six shades I initially purchased (shown in the group shot): some arrived more crumbly and two arrived very smooth, densely and tightly packed. They brand recommends using these with a fingertip, but I was able to use brushes as well as fingertips to achieve very similar results.

Most of the shades were quite pigmented whether applied dry or wet, but wet application definitely intensified the vibrancy and shine of the finish. I found they applied a little better in practice (dry) than initially swatched, which might be due to applying to a smaller area and pressing/patting on without spreading across a larger area. They have a slightly thicker consistency, so I recommend using a patting/pressing motion to get them to adhere evenly and smoothly on the lid, but they did seem to “melt” (as described) as I worked with them on my skin and after a few minutes, so they had a very smooth sheen while worn.

I did get some fallout, especially with the shades that appeared more crumbly, and I had less fallout after I pressed the looser product down in the respective pot (effectively crushing everything together). They lasted between eight and nine hours on me before creasing faintly.

 

Ingredients

Mica, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide, Silica, Carmine (CI 75470), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163).

Sun Drenched

Tarte Sun Drenched Chrome Paint Shadow Pot ($22.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a muted, medium gold with strong, warm undertones and a metallic finish. The texture was like a cream-powder hybrid that was loosely pressed into the jar, so it felt denser, thicker, but it also had a creaminess to it that helped it adhere well to bare skin without much fallout. It had more semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation when applied dry, though fingertips or a wet brush yielded full coverage in one layer. The eyeshadow applied well to my skin, blended out with ease, and wore well for eight and a half hours on me before creasing faintly.

Ardency Inn Sunday (DC, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar).Colour Pop Cruisin’ (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Sun Worship (Eye Color) (LE, ) is more muted (90% similar).Colour Pop Jinxie (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar).Colour Pop Keep It PG (PiP, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar).Melt Cosmetics Poppin’ Bottles (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).Tarte Irrelephant (LE, ) is darker (90% similar).Anastasia Sunny (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Makeup Geek Magic Act (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Urban Decay House Targaryen (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.11 oz. – $200.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “rich, vibrant” color that comes in “loose pigment” form and will “melt instantly” and “stay put for hours” on the eyes. They feel like a heavier, creamier loosely-packed eyeshadow, which I think is illustrated well across the six shades I initially purchased (shown in the group shot): some arrived more crumbly and two arrived very smooth, densely and tightly packed. They brand recommends using these with a fingertip, but I was able to use brushes as well as fingertips to achieve very similar results.

Most of the shades were quite pigmented whether applied dry or wet, but wet application definitely intensified the vibrancy and shine of the finish. I found they applied a little better in practice (dry) than initially swatched, which might be due to applying to a smaller area and pressing/patting on without spreading across a larger area. They have a slightly thicker consistency, so I recommend using a patting/pressing motion to get them to adhere evenly and smoothly on the lid, but they did seem to “melt” (as described) as I worked with them on my skin and after a few minutes, so they had a very smooth sheen while worn.

I did get some fallout, especially with the shades that appeared more crumbly, and I had less fallout after I pressed the looser product down in the respective pot (effectively crushing everything together). They lasted between eight and nine hours on me before creasing faintly.

 

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Mica, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Octyldode

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