Swamp Queen Palette By Tarte & Grav3YardGirl

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I received a box in the mail today from Tarte containing a palette that was born from a new and exciting collaboration between Bunny (Grav3YardGirl) and Tarte Cosmetics. I anxiously ripped open the box to discover a palette that showcases the famous YouTubers personality. The antique wood grain appearance, old west inspired fool’s gold trim/interior accents, inspirational quote “Believe In Yourself, Love Yourself, Embrace Your Individuality” on the mirror, and of course the iconic Grav3YardGirl logo (a gator with wings), are all components that scream BUNNY! The Swamp Queen palette is truly designed with the “Swamp Family” in mind.

As mentioned above, the packaging is a plus for this product. However, let’s get down to the most important element, the product. The color range is excellent. You can create day and night looks. The color payoff is also very good (see example swatches above) with the exception of “#SFS” and “Big Baby”. For some reason those colors did not standout well on my skin. That being said, I have a fair complexion and when I get tan this Summer, those colors may show up better. The only major con I had with the product is that it got a bit cakey in my crease area and part of my lid toward the end of a very hot day. However, considering that I had it on for 10 hours before experiencing any cakeing, I am more than willing to ignore that and search for some AC at the 8 hour mark.

Tarte states: “A limited-edition, full face palette co-created with YouTube personality @grav3yardgirl.”

Price: $45.00 (very reasonable for a full face palette)

Features: Limited-edition shades include:

#SFS (rose gold)

natural peaches (peachy nude)

dogman (burnt sienna)

big baby (cream)

sassy bun (copper peach)

sippy sippy (glittery brown)

haunting (lavender)

uncommon (purple slate)

mancat (deep plum)

sweet tea (bronzer)

gator wings (highlighter)

does this thing really work? (blush)

 

Pros:

Packaging

Color Payoff

Price

Size

Easy to travel with

Mirror included

Good color range

Brush included

Versatility: Blush, Bronzer, Highlighter, Lids, Under Brow, Crease, Waterline.

 

Cons:

A little fallout when using the eyeshadows

Can get a bit cakey in hot weather conditions

The colors “Big Baby” and “#SFS” do not have as much color payoff as I would desire

 

Would I Purchase Again?: 

Yes. While it is not my favorite palette that I have tried, it is very versatile and easy to throw in my travel bag so I would give this palette another purchase. However, it is limited edition so there is no telling if it will come around again.

Rating: 3/5

 

I hope that you all enjoyed this review. If you would like to share your experiences with this product, please feel free to comment below. Also, if you have any product review requests, please mention the product in the comment section and I will do my best to acquire and review the product for you.

 

FTC- I am not being paid by any of the mentioned companies or designers to make this blog. The views in this blog are strictly my own and I am not affiliated with any of these companies. Product personally purchased by author for review.

 

 

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