Tarte Cosmetics Color Wheel Amazonian Clay palette for Holidays 2016 – swatches and first impressions

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As I showed in my American Haul #1 video on my channel, I managed to snatch the Tarte Cosmetics Color Wheel palette during its first release on Tarte’s website. I have been longing to try their Amazonian Clay blushes forever and this palette was the perfect occasion. I recorded a video to show you the palette and in this post I will give you more details and swatches.

Video reveal


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The packaging is very sleek and beautiful with its gold and purple design which is present both on the box and on the palette itself. The palette is made of thick plastic that feels very sturdy and you can travel with it without worrying about your blushes getting banged around. It feels expensive and looks beautiful. Definitely a plus for the packaging.



This limited edition blush palette includes:

  • Mod (peachy coral)
  • Deco (poppy pink)
  • Surreal (hot pink)
  • Culture (coral shimmer) – has a gorgeous golden shimmer and is one of the softer formulas
  • Idol (nude shimmer) – beautiful highlighter, slightly golden, but not too dark.



  • Concept (pink nude)
  • Icon (dusty rose)
  • Montage (pink mauve) – another one with a softer formula
  • Ironic (berry rose)
  • Crafty (pale pink shimmer) – a lighter highlighter, slightly glittery, but definitely not pink. I am wearing it in the video and photos.



As you can tell from the photos, the pans in the palette are not very big. Each blush or highlighter pan in the Tarte Cosmetics Color Wheel palette contains 2.4 gr/0.084 oz of product which is less than half compared to a single blush pan containing 5.6 gr/2.0 oz. However, the value of this palette is still huge, considering that you get 10 shades for a total of 24 gr / 8.4 oz for $44 ($1.8 per gram of product) vs 5.6 gr/2.0 oz at $28 ($5 per gram of product).

Bottom line

You need this palette! The shade range is amazing, the quality outstanding (for what I have been able to tell this week) and has a $120 value.

You can buy the palette on the Tarte Cosmetics website (here) and online at Sephora (here).

Will you be picking up the Tarte Cosmetics Color Wheel palette? (or do you want me to send it to you overseas? 😉 ) Let me know in the comments below, together with any tips on the Youtube video. I’m still new at it and eager to improve!



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