Want to go for a dreamy look? When I think about dream, I would think light sheer washes of colour but today I’m showing you Tarina Taratino‘s version of her dreamy eye shadow look. For all those not familiar with Tarina Tarantino, she is a very colourful artist with quite an interesting background. She started out as a model venturing into the work of jewellery. Her designs are quite unique and cute and quirky. She also worked as a make-up artist and has her own beauty line. The first thing that got my attention was the packaging, it’s definitely something that is very ‘Tarina Tarantino’. You see hearts, skulls, roses and ribbons in the design but all in a very nice, not too overly cute way. The brand used to be carried by Sephora in the US but it got recently pulled out of there and now it’s sold on line on the Tarina Tarantino webshop.
Something that I’ve been dying to try were her Jewel Shadow palettes. They come in six variations, ranging from greens to purples to neutrals. Each palette contains 5 shades with a total of 9 gram. They are priced at 32$ which is really reasonable, especially for the quality. A palette comes in an oval shape made from sturdy plastic. You can see little skulls and butterflies and hearts with a cool holographic finish. Once you open it you get to see five shades. This compact holds no brushes, which is great in my opinion, I never use it anyway and it’s just extra weight to carry around. Some might find this not the case. There is also a mirror in the case.
Dreamy is a palette with rather neutral shades. I’m going from lightest to darkest shade. First we have the lightest shade on the left. This is a frosty white shade with an almost silvery tone to it. It’s incredibly buttery and pigmented. It’s described as a white golden shade but on me it’s rather silver for some reason. In the middle we have a slightly darker shade. This is a pearly very pale golden shade. It has a very slight pink tone to it too. Again, smooth and well pigmented, I love using this as a highlighter! Than we have the shade on top, this is a warm coppery frosted shade with a strong orange tone to it. This is one of the most pigmented shade in the palette, together with the lightest shade. Going clockwise we have a medium to dark brown. This has a golden pearl in it which makes the colour look warmer toned. And on the bottom we have a blackened deep brown with the most amazing coppery glitters. What I love about this shade is the combination but also the glitters going in evenly on the skin.
Now when I first looked at this pretty little palette my eye was mainly looking at that copper. Some might think ‘oh help me, this is way too warm toned and scary for me’. Well I’m here to tell you that it’s completely fine. The way I used the palette was using the warm brown all over. Then I used the copper shade in my crease and blended it out. You get a bit of a mix of the two colours and it makes it look a lot more wearable that way. I used the white as a high lighter on my inner corners of my eyes. The middle shade I used on the brow bone and as a highlight on the middle of my eyelid. The darkest shimmery shade I used as a liner. And there you have it, quite a dreamy look in a different way. I think it’s all about the copper actually, it makes you get that hazy look.
The quality of the eye shadows are outstanding. They are so buttery, smooth and pigmented and just a dream to work with. The first time I dipped my finger into the pans I was all ‘oooh’ and ‘aaaah’, just like any good eye shadow does to me. There is one big downfall to this and that’s that I really want to try out more!