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Review: Tarte Energy Noir palette and LipSurgence skintuitive lip gloss

I’ve got a gorgeous palette to review for you today — the Energy Noir Clay Palette.  When I ordered it from Ulta, there was a promotion for Tarte and all Tarte purchases over #30 got a free sample size of the new Lipsurgence skintuitive lip gloss in the color “Energy Noir.”  So let’s get right to the pictures!

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Top Row:

Full Moon is a matte bone color

Charged up is a shimmery grey-taupe (similar to Urban Decay’s Mushroom)

Dark Drive is a matte cool brown

Middle Row:

Stone Unturned is a matte mid-toned grey taupe

Up Too Slate is a shimmery steely purple

Misty Mauve is a matte mauve

Bottom Row:

Power Plum is a matte deep plum

Lunar Eclipse is a matte black

Blush:

Unearthed is a matte neutral dusty plum

Crystal Spark is a pinky champagne shimmer (can be used on face or eyes)

Every single shade is richly pigmented — even the matte shades!  They all blend well and for me, are true to the color in the pan.  I love having a good mix of matte and shimmer shades in one palette.  And the blush is a great shade that works well with the cool shades and doesn’t look too purple.  I also really really LOVE that this is a COOL TONED palette!  That is so hard to find!  Most “neutral” palettes are just warm earth tones — as an artist, that bugs me so much.  In Energy Noir, the warmest shade is Dark Drive, the matte brown and even so, it’s a lovely cool brown with a bit of grey in it.

The three darkest shades can be easily used as liner shades or for a dramatic smokey eye or crease shade.  The mid-tone mattes look great on the lid or in the crease and the shimmery shades tie them all together — I think  this is a great, versatile palette.

If cool shades are your thing, don’t pass this one up — it’s limited edition! So grab it while it’s hot, erm, cool!

Since I received the LipSurgence skintuitive lip gloss in Energy Noir, I’ll review that one for you.  At first I was a little disappointed in it since it appeared to be a clear gloss.  But it’s actually a color-changing gloss and on me, turned a neutral-to-cool pink color.  The gloss is a great formula — neither too sticky nor slippery and was actually pretty hydrating.  It also left behind a soft pink stain.  I do wish the color had a little more pigment, though.

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The Energy Noir palette is $30 and the full size LipSurgence Skintuitive lip gloss is $19.  They can be bought wherever Tarte products are sold.

Tarte is cruelty free!

All products purchased by me and all opinions are mine alone.  

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