Tarte is a brand known for churning out the latest and greatest of the makeup world. With their innovative style, and youthful packaging, Tarte Cosmetics is a brand that has successfully cemented itself as one of the most successful beauty brands out there.
Producing cult classics such as the Amazonian Clay blushes, and the Maracuja creaseless concealer, the consumers of this brand have grown to hold high expectations.
And the expectations are high for a reason. Tarte rarely fails, and the Park Ave Princess Volume II Palette is no different.
A three in one contour, blush, and highlight palette, the Park Ave. Princess lives up to it’s name. It’s truly royalty.
The main focus of this palette is the classic Park ave. Princess waterproof bronzer that, in my humble opinion, is simply perfect for those of us with fair skin. Not too warm and not too cool, this bronzer teeters between being a contour shade and being a bronzer. And it is that multi purpose aspect of this product that I think makes it so unique. That being said, this is by no means a universal palette. As beautiful as it is, the bronzer is simply too fair for any darker skinned ladies out there.
Moving on to the middle of the palette, this is where I feel lacks. This Glisten blush is extremely pigmented (a bit over-pigmented if you ask me) and has a bit of excessive glisten. Now, I’m not saying it’s an ugly blush, because it’s actually quite beautiful. I just think that it would have been more marketable should the blush shade have been more on the neutral side rather than so “glam”. But hey, if you’re gonna be a princess you might as well sparkle.
And speaking of sparkle, I would like to take a moment to thank the gods of glitter for what they created in the highlight shade of this palette. Pure. Beautifulness.
A soft champagne shade, this highlight gives you a glow from within while still being a wham bam thank you ma’am highlight. After testing it out and playing around a bit, I can confidently confirm that this is my favorite nose highlight of all time. Just call me Rudolph.
Overall, I think Tarte killed the face palette game with the Volume II of Park Ave Princess.
All hail Queen Tarte.