Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette Review + Swatches

Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette

Hey everyone!

Long time no review… I’ve set up a plan and I will be returning to the 3 times a week schedule from today, so that’s really exciting!

Today I have this Tarte palette to review for you and you might be thinking that this palette is discontinued, however, from what I’ve read online this palette has 7 shades out of 10 which are the exact same as the volume 2 palette that Tarte has created to replace this. Also, I’ve seen this palette all over eBay and amazon so if your really wanting this you can still buy it (just make sure the seller is legit).

Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette 1

This palette intrigued me because I love matte shades and this seems like a really nice multi-use palette. Starting off with packaging, I really like the inside – it has a golden frame and a HUGE mirror. It’s very sleek – I can see myself travelling with this.

This palette contains 12 shades which can be used for eyeshadow, eyebrow and contour/highlight. I can see this palette working for a variety of skin tones because of the shade range and varying undertones. For the shadows you get 3 lighter “highlighting” shades and 6 lid/crease shades. You also get 3 contour/bronzing shades with cool and warm undertones. I use them all interchangeably for eyeshadow since, for example, the dark bronzer is too dark for me to bronze with. The two shades: dunes and smoke are great for brows because they are cool-toned; I use a mix of both to fill in my brows.

Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette volume 1

The quality of these powders are amazing! They are extremely pigmented and blend out so quickly and easily that it takes little effort to apply. The powders have a pleasant vanilla scent which is noticeable but not too strong. There is no fall out with these powders and they are not powdery. For whatever reason these do not swatch the best (below) they look a bit patchy and powdery but I assure you that they do not do that on the eyes. Now, on to the swatches!

Left to right: Journey, Stone and Solstice.

Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette

Left to right: Dunes, Smoke and Sand.

Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette

Left to right: Ember, Onyx and Instinct.

Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette

Terracotta, Desert and Timber. (bronzer/contour shades)

Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette

Overall, I highly recommend this palette! I reach for this almost everyday on it’s own or to compliment other colors in different palettes. This is my most used palette because it is so versatile. I would have my eye on the volume 2 if it wasn’t so similar to this one however, I could possibly purchase that one next if I hit pan on these which won’t take too long.

What do you think about this palette? Have you tried the Volume 2? if so let me know down below how the other 5 shades are!

Click here to find on eBay.

Click here to check out the Volume 2 on Sephora!

Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette 2

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