2.04.2013

Tarte Call Of The Wild Amazonian Clay 8-Shadow Collector's Palette Review and Swatches

Tarte Call Of The Wild Amazonian Clay 8-Shadow Collector's Palette Review and Swatches
Tarte Call Of The Wild Amazonian Clay 8-Shadow Collector's Palette

I haven't tried a whole lot of Tarte's products. In fact, I think my experience has so far been limited to the Gifts from the Lipstick Tree Achiote Color Collection (Liked) and the Clean Slate Poreless 12-Hr Perfecting Primer (Disliked). I was eager to try something new to refine my opinion, so I got my hands on the Tarte Call Of The Wild Amazonian Clay 8-Shadow Collector's Palette ($36). After trying it out for about a week, my opinion of Tarte has improved! This palette is nothing revolutionary, but it's still a wonderful selection of basic shades for a sure-fire pretty look.

Tarte Call Of The Wild Amazonian Clay 8-Shadow Collector's Palette is a beautifully selected set of eight complementary shadows. It's got a nice mix of matte and shimmer finishes in shades that are subtle, on-trend and easy to wear. Plus, it's got a good-sized mirror and leopard print packaging that many ladies are sure to love.

Tarte Call Of The Wild Amazonian Clay 8-Shadow Collector's Palette Review and Swatches
Tarte Call Of The Wild Amazonian Clay 8-Shadow Collector's Palette

I love how the colors are organized in the palette. There are three main groupings of light, mid, and deep tones to make it easy for you to craft your look. 

Additionally, I love how the shades progress from warm to cool. The shadows on the far left are very bronze-y and warm, the middle shades are fairly neutral, and the shadows on the far right are quite cool-toned. This organization also helps you to coordinate looks. While shades on either end can be mixed with shades in the center of the palette, the layout makes it more obvious that you probably shouldn't use a shade from the far right with a shade from the far left!

Tarte Call Of The Wild Amazonian Clay 8-Shadow Collector's Palette Review and Swatches
Tarte Call Of The Wild Amazonian Clay 8-Shadow Collector's Palette

As for quality, thee shadows in Tarte Call Of The Wild Amazonian Clay 8-Shadow Collector's Palette are pretty nice. I found some of these shadows to be a little hard to the touch. The pigmentation is hit and miss. Some of the shadows have great color payoff while others are merely good.

All of the shades have adorable, jungle cat-inspired names too, which is pretty fun.

Tarte Call Of The Wild Amazonian Clay 8-Shadow Collector's Palette Swatches Meow, Jungle, Call, Instinct
Tarte Call Of The Wild Amazonian Clay 8-Shadow Collector's Palette Swatches
L-to-R:  Meow, Jungle, Call, Instinct

Unless otherwise stated, I experienced minimal fallout with these shadows. The shades in Tarte Call Of The Wild Amazonian Clay 8-Shadow Collector's Palette include:
  • Meow - shimmery bronzed gold. Good pigmentation.
  • Jungle - deep bronze shimmer. Good pigmentation.
  • Call - light peach with just a hint of sheen and shimmer. Decent pigmentation and some fallout.
  • Instinct - shimmery snowflake white. Decent pigmentation. 
  • Wild - deep burgundy bronze. Stellar pigmentation and softness. 
  • Lynx - greyish taupe matte. Great pigmentation.
  • Primal - light blue grey matte. Decent pigmentation.
  • Roar - navy blue grey matte. Good pigmentation.
Tarte Call Of The Wild Amazonian Clay 8-Shadow Collector's Palette Swatches Wild, Lynx, Primal, Roar
Tarte Call Of The Wild Amazonian Clay 8-Shadow Collector's Palette Swatches
L-to-R:  Wild, Lynx, Primal, Roar

For this look, I applied Call from lashline to browbone. I used Wild to contour in the outer third of my lid and in the crease. I also used Wild for some smudgy eyeliner along my upper and lower lashlines. I used Instinct to highlight my browbone and inner corner. I found all of the shadows in Tarte Call Of The Wild Amazonian Clay 8-Shadow Collector's Palette to be easy to blend.

Tarte Call Of The Wild Amazonian Clay 8-Shadow Collector's Palette Review and Swatches
Tarte Call Of The Wild Amazonian Clay 8-Shadow Collector's Palette

The lasting power is fantastic. The shadows in Tarte Call Of The Wild Palette lasts for 8 hours without primer! I have oily lids, so that is quite a feat. I wonder if that's due to the Amazonian Clay that Tarte's always hyping in their products?

All in all, I think the Tarte Call Of The Wild Amazonian Clay 8-Shadow Collector's Palette is a great buy for a beginner or someone in need of neutral, everyday shadows. The lasting power is great and the quality is good. 

It may seem expensive, but $36 for 8 shadows comes out to only $4.50 per shadow. Plus, the square pans hold 0.09 oz of shadow and the skinny rectangular pans hold 0.10 oz. This is double or even triple the amount that Urban Decay offers in their palettes. Sure, I find Urban Decay shades to have slightly better pigmentation, but you won't suffer with Tarte Call Of The Wild Amazonian Clay 8-Shadow Collector's Palette either. It's definitely a more cost-effective palette.

What do you think of Tarte Call Of The Wild Amazonian Clay 8-Shadow Collector's Palette? Have you tried Tarte's eyeshadows before?


3 comments:

  1. SO pretty! I really like this one. I use Tarte's Gifted mascara. Its expensive (to me) but its great for my sensitive eyes and doesn't get super clumpy.

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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    1. I thought you might like this palette! The colors are really really nice. Whoever selected them has a good eye for flattering basics for sure. Tarte is expensive (to me too; so many of these brands are $pricey$!) but I think this palette is a pretty good deal.

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  2. I love this palette! Which is the best crease color in your opinion?

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