tarte Royal Collection – Plum Grey and Steel Grey

The tarte Cosmetics Royal Collection is beautifully packaged and comes with 16 beautiful shades with plenty of neutrals to choose from, mattes and shimmers, and a few pops of color. It also has a few extra goodies that come in a little secret compartment. Unfortunately, these shadows don’t have names, which makes it a little harder for a certain beauty blogger to talk about each color!

I think tarte shadows apply smoothly, for the most part. The trick for me is to use a larger or fluffier brush to pack on the color better than a compact, smaller brush will do.

BE’s Sticky Buns/Muffin Top lipstick and lipgloss duo is a product that I tend to forget about, and am always so pleasantly surprised at how pretty it is when I use it!

tarte Royal Collection

Contour, Blending, Eyeshadow, Pencil

Sticky Buns lipstick, Muffin Top gloss

On the eyes:

  • tarte LIFTED eye primer
  • Plum Grey applied from lashes to above crease using Ecotools shadow brush (not recommended)
  • Steel Grey contouring above crease lightly using Contour Brush
  • Shimmering Plum applied just to the crease using Pencil brush, then smudged under lower lashes
  • Steel Grey drylined along upper lashes, then winged out to meet Shimmering Plum
  • 2 coats of tarte Lights Camera Lashes mascara


On the lips:

  • Bare Escentuals Sticky Buns lipstick
  • Bare Escentuals Muffin Top 100% Natural lipgloss

On the face:

  • BE Prime Time primer
  • Missha Perfect Cover bb cream in #21
  • BE Original foundation in Fairly Medium mixed with a little Advanced Clear Radiance
  • Original mineral veil
  • tarte dollface blush


About Essy
I'm finally figuring out this makeup thing in my 30's. It's so much fun to collect and play with new colors and styles. I'm not a makeup artist, and far from it. I welcome any comments and tips you have!

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