I picked up the Tarte Rainforest After Dark palette at the end of last summer after debating for awhile whether or not to get it. I was glad that I finally did pick it up. This is a great palette for fall, the colors are all, to me at least, cool toned fall colors. I wore this a ton last fall and am looking forward to using it again. I had already known that I liked the Tarte 12 hour blush formula as it is one of the few that actually last through my workday, but I had never tried any of their eye shadows. Tarte seems to usually have great packaging and this palette is no exception. The 'wood' look of the outside of the palette with the gold snake and the purple jewel accent make this a palette that is nice to look at as well as use! The only thing I am not a huge fan of the packaging is the round shape, it just doesn't fit nor stand up well anywhere. I am also not a fan of putting the names on the little plastic sheet of paper!
You can barely tell that I used this palette a lot last fall/winter! The shadows are all soft and pigmented with little fall out. There is a good range of colors and finishes in the palette, my favorite being 'up to no gold'.
The colors are, in Tartes descriptions, (my descriptions)-
Bare to explore - pink beige (matte, perfect blending shade)
Make a Mauve - plum mauve (has slight shimmer)
Plum away with me - dark plum (also has some fine shimmer)
Up to no gold - gold (metallic, straight up GOLD!)
Tan-gled up in you - tan (matte, great crease/transition shade)
Don't turn a-brown - dark brown (matte, great for darkening out v)
Champagne - hi lighter (a little chunky, pigmented)
Park Ave Princess - bronzer (a little warm but great crease color!)
Unleashed - blush (nude rose) (great neutral blush)
The descriptions are from the Tarte website and are kind of accurate? They really don't quite do the shades justice though! You also get a suggestion card with 2 eye looks you can create with the palette.
I have tried out both of these looks, the instructions are really easy to follow. My favourite eye look to do with this palette is actually a look I had found on Making Up The Midwest. I really like using 'Up to no gold' in the centre of my eyelid to give a pop, and brighten up a look. Whenever I have worn this eye look I get quite a few compliments.
You can still find this palette in some Sephora stores as well as on the Tarte website. It is still selling for $46 CAD which is a little surprising since the palette was a summer release from 2014. I would say if you don't already have this palette and need a new one for the fall you won't go wrong with picking this one up.