Grav3yardgirl X Tarte Swamp Queen

Happy Saturday y’all! I hope you are having a relaxing and restful weekend. You know your girl is busy as all hell like always. Lol. I have two bags full of papers that I need to get graded, working on some yearbook layouts and blogging away to stay on top of it all. I do have the weekend off technically but do we really ever have the weekend off? I don’t believe I ever truly have time off. But that’s why they call life a crazy ride.

Many people feel like the years speed by faster and faster as we get older but I feel like I actually get to live out every year to the fullest. There are days that I truly realize how awesome my life is and today is one of those days. I’m absolutely happy with the way my life is. Are there some things I would want to change? Sure but why dwell on them. Don’t get it twisted, I don’t feel like this on the daily but when I get a chance to actually look at it I am pleasantly surprised.

Anyway, enough rambling. The reason y’all are here, the Grav3yardgirl Swamp Queen Palette. I will tell you now that all of my pictures, swatches and make up look got deleted. I no longer have this palette and after reading this post, you will know why. Be prepared for the hard honest truth.

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Packaging

It is absolutely adorable. The palette itself is super durable and not bulky. They made the outside packaging look like wood grain and it is super cute.

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From tarte.com

The palette comes with 9 eye shadows, a blush, bronzer and highlighter. The inside is a pretty reflective gold with a brush and a HUGE mirror. Which is always a plus. The brush like most palette brushes is a throw away. It is not super soft and doesn’t really do what I need it to.

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from tarte.com

Products

  • Eyeshadows
    • They are the typical formal tarte shadows which I love and hate. I personally feel tarte falls short when it comes to eyeshadows with glitter in it because they are nine times out of ten super chunky.

 

  • First Row
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    • #SFS
      • It is a pinky shimmer shade. Great all over shadow
    • Natural Peaches
      • Peachy neutral shade. Great all over shadow or a lighter transition shade
    • Dogman
      • Rusty brick brown. Great on the outer vee or for a deep crease shade.
  • Second Row
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    • Big Baby
      • A shimmer white. Perfect for highlighting or inner corners. Would work as a setting shadow as well.
    • Sassy Bun
      • A shimmery pinky gold. Great for a bright transition shade and all over the lid.
    • Sippy Sippy
      • A chunky glittery reddish brown. This shade is horrible. There was glitter EVERYWHERE.
  • Third Row
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    • Haunting
      • A light shimmery pinkish purple. Cool toned all over the lid shade.
    • Uncommon
      • A mid tone cool purple. Great for a transition shade.
    • Mancat
      • A deep cool purple. Great for the outer corners and darken up the outer vee. Great for a smokey eye.

 

  • Other products

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  • Sweet Tea –  bronzer – cool toned reddish brown. This bronzer was HORRIBLE on my skin.  I looked like I had a red tone all over my face. I HATED it.
  • Does This Thing Really Work? – blush – cool toned rosy pink. It wasn’t super pigmented for me. I felt like I had to put too much on to get it to show up on my skin tone. I don’t think it would work for darker tones.
  • Gator Wings – highlighter – perfect champagne gold color. I LOVED this highlight. I wish they sold it alone because I would buy it in a heart beat. It was awesome.

Overall

This palette was limited edition and no longer available, which I think is a good thing because it was not worth $40 to me. I HATED the bronzer and the chunky glittery shadows. Truth be told, I wasn’t planning on buying this palette. The reason I bought it was to review it and gift it to my cousin. She is an amazing person and she had send it to me with a text that said “I can’t spend $40 on make up but it seems like a neat palette.” So, I decided to buy it and give it to her. We are a hunting family and the whole swamp and gator thing got both of us, I’m sure. I hope she loved it more than I did because it was a definite pass for me. But if you love it, more power to you. It just wasn’t my cup of tea.

Funny enough, as I write this post, I will be heading to her house for her son’s second birthday tomorrow.

I hope y’all are loving life and soaking in the memories of the good times.

– ♥ Lindsey

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