The thing I love most about Tarte’s Park Ave Princess Contour Palette is how sleek it is – it’s got a contour, highlighter and blush all in one slim case, which takes up much less space than three separate compacts would. If you travel as much as I do, this is a big bonus. Even if you have tons of makeup storage space and don’t travel often, it’s a time-saver having those three items in one place when you’re in a rush.
Ironically, I’ve noticed myself reaching for this a lot on days where I tell myself I don’t have time to contour. It’s like my brain has categorised this as an advanced blush routine, which I think says a lot about how easy and quick this is to use. I’ll be posting a full look with this tomorrow.
The palette includes a full-sized pan of Tarte’s best-selling Park Ave Princess bronzer (a neutral matte tan colour) and a half round pan each of Glisten (a peachy pink blush with a gold shimmer) and Champagne (a shimmery champagne-hued highlighter). Champagne is the only colour you can’t buy individually, though I believe it was available a few years ago as a single.
The compact itself is sturdy, and I like that they didn’t add bulk by including a brush with it since I tend to prefer using my own anyway.
Here’s what the colours look like swatched – they’re great for quick and subtle everyday sculpting:
Overall, this would make a excellent palette for someone who’s just starting to explore contouring, as the shimmer in the highlighter and blush make for a more forgiving finish compared to an all-matte contour. Because of the pretty packaging, it’s also got great gifting potential. Just putting that out there in case you’ve already started your Christmas shopping. (Don’t laugh – I started months ago!)
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This product was provided as press sample, however all opinions and observations are my own and not influenced by the brand or its PR team. This post contains affiliate links.
Beautiful BedlamMarch 4, 2016 at 5:32 pm
Great post! I have volume I and find it so easy to use and useful all the one palette. So keen to try out volume II, the blush looks gorgeous <3
Love your blog, it's great x
EmilyMarch 5, 2016 at 9:08 am
Thank you so much for stopping by! I do love a good multi-tasking palette – it’s easy to find a contour/highlight duo, but what really makes this one stand out for me is the blush. It’s probably not different enough from volume 1 for you to need both, but…maybe for science? 😉