The delivery system and case looks stunning, but you have to twist the bottom to make the pigment come out.....so you end up twisting and twisting whilst nothing comes out until all of a sudden you get a massive gloop. The colours I’ve got are beautiful and they feel creamy and nourishing. They’re not particularly long lasting but they are easy to carry around, but I’ve found that with time, they get very grubby around the applicator, mainly because of the gushing gloominess. Handle with care
When my skin feels rather tired or I am feeling my age, I use this at night and the smell is lovely and I wake up with softer skin. It could be that any rich cream would have the same effect but this one just feels special. Sorry I can’t be more specific than that but it is what it is and it makes me feel happy to use it.
I am biased because Tarte blushers are a winner for me anyway and I am delighted to have a set of colours for pretty much the price of one. The quality is great and just as good as if you were buying them separately and they last fairly well (I think the best blusher I have for longevity is by Surratt but I only have one colour in that and it is too pigmented for an everyday look). The packaging is lovely but it is way too bulky for my taste. I understand it is to be used as a clutch but realistically, I am not going to ever do that.
I’ve got a couple of these and they look great. You can definitely see the metal effect whilst still being matte. They have a thin consistency which means they don’t go crusty but they’ve still got decent coverage. I don’t find they dry my lips out. They’ve lost a star because they don’t last as long as some other brands I use (Lime Crime is particularly good, I think, at longevity) but they fade as opposed to crust off so they don’t look horrid through wear. I’ve got a coppery sort of colour that I particularly like which I use to top off darker colours to give an ombré effect and it wormore...ks very well: it stays on and doesn’t interfere or affect the colour underneath.
...,,but nothing I couldn’t dupe. When I first saw this palette, it didn’t appeal. I already have Modern Renaissance and a ton of neutral palettes from Tarte (got one Tarte palette, you’ve practically got all the colours they do, give or take). So I just didn’t need this one. But I swatched it in Selfridges and succumbed because it undoubtedly has lovely colours and the shadows are so soft and blendable. If you haven’t got anything similar then I think it is a worthwhile starter palette. Otherwise, I Just Didn’t Need It so What Was I Thinking? The last star is lost because I hate the more...packaging as it won’t stay clean for two minutes and the shadows are so soft that you have to be really careful when dipping your brush in because it will kick up a mass of powder that you don’t want going on the packaging. Having said all of this, it really is the very best quality and the colour story is so pretty that I love it.
I’ve finally got to use the cult shape tape. I think the MR dupe is very very good, but on my dry, old lady skin, Shape tape wins hands down. I think the MR concealer is easier to apply as it is not as quick to dry down and I like the fact that I have a perfect colour match, but the reason I think ST is better because it lasts and lasts and lasts. It’s lasted longer in this heat wave than everything else on my face so it has, in fact, looked a little odd by the end of the day. I have been using the Beauty Pie foundation with it which just hasn’t lasted as long and it’s made me consider gmore...etting a Tarte foundation. I’ve read that ST can crease on some people: it definitely didn’t under my eyes.
There is a good range of shades, but I wanted to use a recent 25% off offer on the Tarte website which didn’t include ST, but it did include a set that had the concealer with a mini (and it really is tiny) sponge. Whilst this was eligible for the discount, it came in a smaller range of colours. So I’ve not got a perfect match, but it’s a good colour for brightening under the eyes. I think it is so good that I think I would consider buying another but I’d need to try a sample before committing to pay full price.
Final point: there isn’t much product in the Revolution dupe compared to the shape tape and I’ve got through quite a few of them. The shape tape is a lot more expensive but I used mere dots of it and it may work out to be reasonably cost effective in the long term.
I could understand the hype. Shape tape was better for longevity and also coverage but Revolution has the advantage of price and the fact that it is easier to test and buy.
Ok, it says sheer, so what was I expecting? Not as sheer as this. I feel like I bought a very expensive tinted lip balm. I’m glad I got it in a sale. Having said that, the colour is beautiful (I’ve got a very natural looking brown colour) and it feels absolutely divine to wear as it is so moisturising. It looks classy in my handbag and as it’s so sheer, I don’t necessarily need a mirror to reapply.
On a personal note, though, the lipstick is too fat to fit in my acrylic lipstick holder on my dressing table, though that won’t affect everyone, I know!
I’ve got a couple of different colours of these. They’re often on special offer and are very good value for the quality you get. I find them amongst the longest lasting amongst other brands of liquid lipstick, though eating will mean they still will need reapplying.
They don’t dry your lips out and you can layer them without making your lips go crusty: I like an ombré effect and I like the fact that they will take another colour on top without rebelling.