Health & Beauty Tarte

Rainforest of the Sea Eye Shadow Palette V2

This is my first Rainforest of the Sea Eye Shadow Palette and I have been enjoying it a great deal. The colors are beautiful, but I restrained myself long enough to snap photos before trying it!

The TARTE Rainforest of the Sea Eye Shadow Palette Volume 2 has 8 powder cool-toned matte and shimmer shadows infused with TARTE’s patented Rainforest of the Sea complex. They are made in Italy.

The colors are:

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  • Pearl (white shimmer)
  • Conch (off white)
  • Sunset (yellow gold)
  • Marina (caramel)
  • Seaside (chestnut),
  • Siren (dark brown)
  • Breezy (shimmering slate)
  • Riptide (steel blue)

They can be used wet or dry.

The web site states that the colors can be applied with a brush or with your fingers. I find that the matte colors apply well with a brush while the shimmer colors give more of a color-payoff when applied with my fingers.

When applied wet with a brush (using MAC Fix Plus), the shimmer colors are still not as pigmented as when being applied dry with fingers. I did experiment a bit and Breezy (shimmering slate) looks fantastic when applied wet (using MAC Fix Plus) with fingers. (Although it was a bit thick.) I think with practice this could be a vibrant look when applied with pearl (white shimmer) and conch (off white)!

The packaging is absolutely beautiful and sturdy. I love the purple, aqua blue, and gold colors. You get a full-sized mirror. It is a good size for travel.

Conclusion: This is a fun palette, but I still reach for my TARTE Don’t Quit Your Daydream palette more. (I am going to hit pan soon on some of the colors.) You can read that review HERE. I think it will be hard to beat that one, but I am willing to keep trying!

Ingredients (from the TARTE web site):
pearl ingredients: mica, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, kaolin, dimethicone, talc, zinc stearate, pentylene glycol, caprylyl glycol, cetyl dimethicone, bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, sorbitan sesquiisostearate, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, sodium dehydroacetate, dimethicone, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, algae extract, gardenia taitensis flower extract, tocopherol, carmine (ci 74570), iron oxides (ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499), titanium dioxide (ci 77891).

conch, sunset, marina, seaside, siren, breezy, riptide ingredients: mica, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, talc, kaolin, dimethicone, zinc stearate, cetyl dimethicone, bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, pentylene glycol, caprylyl glycol, sorbitan sesquiisostearate, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, sodium dehydroacetate, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, algae extract, gardenia taitensis flower extract, tocopherol. (+/-): iron oxides (ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499), titanium dioxide (ci 77891), ultramarines (ci 77007)

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Have you tried any of the TARTE Rainforest of the Sea Eye Shadow Palettes or other products in the line? Let me know in the comments below.

Do you have any products or brands you would like to see in my next “Buy It and Try It?” Let me know that too!

Disclaimer: This is not sponsored. I purchased all products in the review.


Enjoy a brief glimpse into my new novel, Starter Zone, coming this September!

Cover reveal coming soon.

When hydrologists inscribe the consciousness of a human mind onto a single drop of water, a Revelation sweeps the land. The wealthy race to upload their minds into self-contained virtual realities nicknamed Aquariums. In these containers people achieve every hope, dream, and desire. But governments wage war for control of the technology. Terrorist attacks cause massive destruction. The Aquariums fail.  Inscribed human minds leech into the water cycle, wreaking havoc.

Street gangs rule the cities in the three years since the fall of civilization. Sixteen-year-old Cami and her younger sister Alby struggle to survive. Every drop of untreated water puts their lives in peril. Caught and imprisoned by soldiers who plan to sell them into slavery, Cami will do anything to escape and rescue her sister. Even if it means leaving the real word for a life in the realms, a new game-like reality created by the hydrologists for the chosen few.

But life in the realms isn’t as simple as it seems. Magic, combat, gear scores, quests, and dungeons are all puzzles to be solved as the sisters navigate their new surroundings. And they encounter more dangerous enemies than any they faced in the real world.

Time to play the game.

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