Makeup Reviews

Tarte’s Be A Mermaid & Make Waves Palette Review

Tarte came out with a really cute palette with the theme of mermaids! If you know me, you know how much I love mermaids. This is definitely a great palette for the summer just because of the theme in general! I was so excited to get my hands on this and test it out.

Of course, we are going to talk about the packaging first thing! The unicarton for this palette is very cute with a teal and pink ombré box with scales but I honestly felt it was a little basic and simple for such a cute palette! It just doesn’t show the excitement I and many others have for this palette. As for the palette itself, the packaging is super cute and it is very luxurious feeling. It has a pleather skin on the front and backing of the palette and it is heavy which means they definitely didn’t cut corners on packaging.

The inside looks gorgeous in gold and the color scheme of the palette definitely reminds me of mermaids. I love how the pans of the palette were made to look like scales themselves. Also, the mirror is huge which definitely makes me happy and I love that on the mirror it says 99% Mermaid (because clearly I am)!

I’ve been hearing a lot of chatter about this palette on how Tarte continuously makes their palettes with neutral colors. I have some thoughts on that as well. Personally, I feel that Tarte does make a lot of neutral colored palettes and it can be frustrating if you are a fan or Tarte aka a Tartelette. But I feel that with enough chatter they could possibly make more fun colored palettes!

The eyeshadows are super pigmented and creamy. My favorite shades are Bubbles the duochrome pink/blue, Salt Water the beige shimmer shade, and Shore Thing the dusty rose shade. Shipwreck was my least favorite shade because it wasn’t super pigmented and I had to continuously build on the eyeshadow to get good payoff. They blend out well and blend well with other shadows!

I hope you enjoyed this post and comment down below your favorite shade from this palette!

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

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