Unicorn tears: Tarte Cosmetics Make Believe in Yourself collection

Have you seen Tarte’s festival collection?

If you were obsessed with the Starbucks Unicorn frappucino, then you need to lay your eyes on Tarte’s Make Believe in Yourself collection. It seems like these magical creatures are literally everywhere, and since fun colours, rainbows, and festival makeup is so popular, it makes total sense that they are capitalizing on the trend.

There are eight products in this collection that range from a totally fabulous eyeshadow palette, makeup brushes that feature unicorn horns as the handle, a couple highlighters, a blue matte liquid lipstick, and more. The packaging features a kaleidoscope pattern that is so attractive that even if you don’t like the makeup product, you’re going to want these items in your collection anyways.

I received a few items from the collection, including the eye and cheek palette, the Spellbound Glow Rainbow highlighter, the Spellbound Sprinkle Face & Body Glitter, and the PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter in Stunner.

The Make Believe in Yourself Eye and Cheek Palette features 10 shadows, ranging from mattes to shimmer and glitters, and one giant cheek and eye highlight in the middle.  The thing that really makes this palette standout is definitely the glitter shadows, which apply more like a metallic than a true glitter, but once you swipe them on you’ll be in awe of the finish. It’s just so stunning and eye-catching once applied.

The Spellbound Glow Rainbow Highlighter is a highlight with four shimmering pastel shades that are gorgeous on their own or mixed together. Pair it with the Tartiest PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter in Stunner, which is a liquid highlight in a shimmering gold shade. Seriously when you layer the powder highlight overtop of the liquid, the shine is unreal.

If you need more glitter (who doesn’t?), the Spellbound Sprinkle Face & Body Glitter is microfine gold loose glitter with mineral pigments suitable for the face and eyes.

Since I’m kinda obsessed with this collection, and I still have a little bit of the L’Oreal Colorista purple in my hair, I had to come up with a fun look that really brought out the essence of the collection. Lots of glitter and lots of popping colour on the lids. I’m totally digging this look and will for sure be recreating it.

1. Lay down a foundation primer, like Tarte Poreless Mattifying Primer, then fill in your brows. I used Tarte Arch Architect Brow Pencil & Gel.

2. After applying a translucent eyeshadow primer, apply an orange shadow to your crease as your transition shade. I used Morphe eyeshadow in Glow For Me.

3. With the Tarte Clay Pot Waterproof Shadow Liner in Crystal Ball, a shimmering plum, apply that to your lids to act as a base for the powder shadow.

4. With a flat shader brush and Trance, a taupe slate, apply that on your lids.

5. Using the same brush, apply Fairy, the metallic lavender, on the outer corner of your eyes to darken it up.

6. With Crystal, the iridescent champagne, apply that to the centre of the lids to add a bit of shine to the middle.

7. For the crease, apply a matte brown to darken it up. I used Morphe Bridesmaid.

8. To highlight the brow bone, apply Believe, the middle highlight colour.

9. Skip the liner and curl your lashes and add some falsies. To add a bit more sparkle, lightly pat on some of the Tarte Spellbound Sprinkle Face & Body Glitter to the centre of the lids.

10. For the lower lash line, apply the Tarte Clay Pot in Prom Queen, the purple, to act as a base.

11. Layer Fairy overtop of the purple clay pot and then Believe in the inner corner of the eye to highlight. Finally, apply mascara to your lower lashes to finish up.

12. For the face, I applied NARS Sheer Glow with the Quickie Blending Sponge (which is seriously so bomb, it’s just like the Real Techniques one, just smaller).

13. Add some light to under the eyes with Tarte Shape Tape Concealer.

14. I did some light contouring using my Makeup Revolution Contour Palette, then applied Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Seduce to the cheeks.

15. For the highlight, I first used the Tartiest PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter in Stunner, then layered the Spellbound Glow Rainbow Highlighter over top to maximize the shine.

16. For the lips, I first used the Tartiest Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in Exposed, then OG over top.

Like I said, I am completely obsessed with how this look turned out. I did apply the shadows dry, meaning that I didn’t wet my brush, but I feel that if you sprayed your brush with some setting spray beforehand, the metallic colours would go on for much more metallic (not that they need it).

Do I have a favourite product from the bunch? It’s so hard to choose, but the eyeshadow palette is seriously so amazing. Just the formula alone of the colours make it so worth it. They remind me of the Stila Metallic Metals foiled eyeshadows, except in a more powder form. But then there’s the highlighters, which are also so impressive (if I had to choose between the powder and the liquid, I would pick the liquid hands down, it’s way more shiny). Heck, I was even impressed with the gold glitter even though I didn’t think I would have much use for it.

If you’re totally into the whole unicorn/magic/fun colour/sparkle trend that is so hot right now, then you definitely need to pick up a few items from this collection. Tarte also has a number of items that are part of the regular line, however are also offered in this limited edition packaging. And really though, who wouldn’t want their makeup collection to be home to some of these pretty products?

Have you picked up any items from the Tarte Make Believe in Yourself collection? What were your thoughts?

Products provided by PR, all opinions are my own.

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