A couple of weeks ago a YouTuber who I enjoy watching, Jessie Paege, released her own eyeshadow palette. Since Jessie is very active in the LGBTQ+ community, she designed an adorable rainbow palette, of which a part of the profit goes to the Trevor Project. Because I wanted to support one of my favourite creators and of course a good cause, I just had to buy this palette. Also: it’s rainbow. I’ve had it for a little while now and I just feel like I have to write a bit about it. So today I’m reviewing the Jessie Paege x Tarte eyeshadow palette.
The small palette comes in a box combined with the Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara by tarte. As mentioned on the box, this palette is completely cruelty free. Jessie Paege partnered with Tarte to release this palette and bring awareness to important LGBTQ+ issues and organizations, which I think is really amazing.
The palette itself is not that big, which is really handy if you want to bring it along with you. The packaging is completely gold, with a cute, watercolour rainbow pattern on the front. I really enjoy how it looks. It doens’t feel as sturdy as I expected it to, but it doesn’t feel cheap at all. It has a little, plastic sheet in the palette to keep it nice, which says ‘let it rain-bow’, which is so adorable to me!
As you would have expected, the colours are rainbow colours. The names are all kind of motivating and positive quotes, which is really cute. There are two things I have to note about these colour choices, however. I miss a green. Of course, you can is a kind of green-ish blue, but it isn’t green. So a full rainbow look just isn’t 100% accomplishable. However, you can more easily make a one-colour-centered look with these colours. Also the fact that two colours are shimmery is really cute, but again makes a full rainbow look with just this palette a bit hard to do. But the colours that have been chosen are really beautiful, and especially in combination with other palettes you can do beautiful things with it.
The difference in pigmentation is clear in the swatches. The shimmer colours just look AMAZING, while not all matte colours have the same pigmentation. Almost all colours look great, just the red and yellow colour could be a bit better compared to the other ones, but they’re definitely not bad. I really enjoy how all the colours look, and most of them feel so creamy when applying. The red shade is a bit too chalky for my liking. Also a great plus is that the shadows smell like vanilla. It’s such an amazing scent and it’s always subtly there when you open up the palette. It doesn’t leave a smell on your face, but it is a nice smell to have around while you’re applying the makeup.
As I said, together with the palette came the Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara. I thought this was a nice addition, since I don’t usually spend a lot of money on makeup, so this was a fun extra. I also needed new mascara, so this came at the perfect time. It has a pretty compact brush, which I enjoy.
I wanted to really test out the palette and mascara, so I decided to make a full look using both. For this look I used hustle in the crease, with a bit of you can to blend the crease outwards. Towards my brow bown I blended some go for it in it so it gave the look a bit more green. I put hustle on my lid, and happening on the inner corner of my lid. Underneath my eyes I used a combination of you can and go for it. I finished the look with some eyeliner and the tarte mascara.
Overall, I really like this palette. The colours are creamy, pigmented and easy to use. I barely experienced any fall out while using them, and the vanilla scent is such a nice addition. The combination of the colours is great and you can take it with you wherever you want, due to it’s small size. The mascara is also a nice plus to get with your package, and I find it very comfortable to use. You just have to be careful, because you can easily put too much of it on your lashes, which makes it look very clumpy. I would definitely recommend this palette if you enjoy working with some fun colours.
The Jessie Paege x Tarte palette is available online on the Tarte website or in a Sephora for €23,-.