While I was strolling through Ulta with my mom the other day, I noticed a new display I had not seen. The Tarte x Aspyn Ovard collab had not dropped yet, but it definitely peaked my interest! So, upon arriving home, I hopped onto the Ulta website, but sadly, it was not released yet. That is when I hopped on over to the Tarte website and pre-ordered it. Having used it every day since receiving it, I’m ready to let you know what is up!
Tarte x Aspyn Ovard
First off, I have to talk about the packaging! If I could design a palette, it would probably look a lot like this. It is a gorgeous reflective rose gold/copper. It also has that dreamy floral motif as well. What I am trying to say is that it is a blogger’s dream. No joke! The one negative part is that since it is so reflective, it does get kind of dirty! The Tarte x Aspyn Ovard palette is and eye and cheek palette. It contains two cheek colors, and nine eyeshadows. The blushes are about 2.5 grams each, and the eyeshadows average up to 1.5 grams each.
The palette runs at $38, and can be found on the Ulta site, as well as the Tarte site. Considering that I have paid upwards of $60 for palettes, the price of this one sits just fine with me and my bank account. Especially since Tarte is a brand that I know and trust too. I’ve also followed Aspyn Ovard for years, and I’m all about celebrating success!
Swatches (and all of the good stuff!)
Made You Blush: Dusty Rose with a little bit of peach thrown in. This shade is matte, but definitely on the lighter side. I am extremely fair, so this shows up great, but darker skin tones might have an issue with pigmentation.
Pure Soul: This is definitely the highlight shade of the palette. The shade is almost a beige highlighter, and has a fine shimmer to it. Sadly, it is not the blinding highlight that I love. It does have a reflective quality, but once again, I think it is more suited for lighter skin tones.
Married Life: Soft, matte cream. All of the matte shades in this palette are easy to blend, and very soft.
Santorini Sand: This is a very light brown, with a slight taupe sheen. Once again, the pigmentation is very light, so keep that in mind!
Brilliance: I would say this is a more peachy version of the highlighter in this palette. It looks like it would be very neutral, but definitely has warm undertones.
Tea Time: Medium brown with mostly neutral undertones. Can go on slightly patchy, but easy to build up, and is a great crease color for all of the shades in this palette. I can even use it on my eyebrows!
Heart of Gold: This is probably my least favorite out of all the shades. I think it looks gorgeous in the palette, but the application is not amazing. It is a very chunky, loose glitter which had quite a bit of fallout.
High School Sweetheart: This is like the big sister of Santorini Sand. It is a really nicely toned taupe, but is on the lighter spectrum.
Endless Summer: Once again, this is kind of like a distant cousin to Pure Soul and Brilliance. There is more of a glittery texture to this, but it provides a cool gold that I think the palette needed to round it out.
Road Trip: This is like butter, no joke. It is the softest shadow in the palette, but does not have a high fallout risk. It also has incredible pigmentation, and is decently cool toned as well.
Wanderlust: Another one of the velvety shades! This is a really opaque copper shimmer, and has a deep warm brown that it rests on!
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My final thoughts….
As much as I love the overall vibe of this palette, I do think it has a certain target market. While some of the shades are beautiful, the pigmentation is not what I usually except from a Tarte palette. As someone of a fair complexion, it is something that can easily work with my tones, but I’m all about inclusiveness. There are a few shades with fall out, but for the most part, I think that they are a nice texture. The palette has a fragrance which is similar to the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palettes. It is quite noticeable, so if scent bothers you, this may be something that you want to experience in store before you make a purchase.
For the price, I think you are getting quite a lot of product, and luckily all of the colors can be used together, which makes it nice! I wish the pigmentation was stronger, but for my fair skin, it is something I can work with. I’m taking this with me on my trip coming up this week, and I will definitely let you know how that goes. So far, the wear tests have been great, and my eyeshadow looks the same when I go to take it off as it did when I put it on!
Will you be trying the Tarte x Aspyn Ovard palette?