Tarina Tarantino review and giveaway!

I love Tarina Tarantino jewelry, but I think I love the cosmetics even more. My favorite items are the Hyperliner Eye Liners and Gem Gloss Lip Gloss. I have my favorites for you today and then we have a Beauty Info Zone giveaway for Marcia’s favorite, the Eyeshadow Jewel Palette in Magical.

Tarina Tarantino Eyeliner

While I tend to gravitate toward gel eyeliners in pots, my favorite pencil eyeliners are Tarina Tarantino’s Eye Dream Hyperliner. The Eye Dream Hyperliner is a gel texture that I love, not too soft and not too hard. It applies smoothly thanks to the tiny spheres of jojoba oil and vitamin E. I can create either a thick or thin line with ease. It stays beautifully without smearing, even with my oily lids. Do you prefer a thick or thin line? This pencil can do either. The Hyperliner is extremely pigmented and also waterproof.

Tarina Tarantino Eyeliner

Three of my favorite shades include Cute Robot, an electric blue; Locket Book, a metallic brown; and Broken Doll, a soft pink.

Cute Robot is a blackened blue that makes brown eyes in particular stand out beautifully.Locket Book has golden tones and the metallic sheen is great for night looks. Broken Doll is so wonderful for the waterline! It makes my eyes look huge and I get a lot of wear time before it fades.

Tarina Tarantino Lip Gloss

I also love the Tarina Tarantino Gem Glosses in Carousel and Neon Vanity.

Carousel is a shimmery plum and Neon Vanity is a melon pink. These are wet glosses but they aren’t sticky at all. The lack of stickiness does effect the lasting power, but the shades are so beautiful and shiny I always have them in my purse.

Tarina Tarantino FOD

Tarina Tarantino FOD with Locket Book, Broken Doll, and Neon Vanitych for th

What they lack in longevity they make up for in shine and shades. I reach for them all the time.

Marcia swears by the Tarina Tarantino Jewel Palette in Magical.  She has reviewed it several times, in fact.  Here’s what she says:

Tarina Tarantino Jewel Palette in Magical

Tarina Tarantino Jewel Palette in Magical

Magical isn’t a palette that yells at people – it isn’t bright at all. It’s soft and subtle though you can easily intensify the shades.
Here’s how Tarina Tarantino’s website describes Magical: creamy white shimmer,  pearl ash pink, pearl beige, pearl eggplant purple,pearl soft pink. During Makeup Wars I described the shades as mauve, smoky amethyst, violet, creamy white and a light pink lilac.

It’s “magical” for several reasons:

  1. The shadows are soft to the touch.
  2. They blend easily into each other without leaving harsh lines.
  3. They are almost creamy and not powdery.
  4. There’s no shimmer but there is a soft pearl finish (my absolute favorite).
  5. There’s no fallout.
  6. It lasts wonderfully throughout the day as long as you are wearing an eyeshadow primer.
  7. Every shade works with the other shades in the palette so there’s no waste.
  8. I love how it looks, I want to wear it often – that’s magic!

Now that sounds like one magical eyeshadow palette!

How would you like to win one for yourself?  Our ‘magical’ TarinaTarantino giveaway is US only and open though July 20th at 11:59 PM EST. If the comments close early just email me at [email protected]gmail.com with your comment and continue.  Good luck!!  – Lisa

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  1. I love both of the L’oreal La Palette Nude palettes!

  2. I do still love the Naked and Naked2 palettes.

  3. angela bauer says

    Sounds like one magical eye shadow is right! I love he brown with purple, iv been wearing that alot

  4. Jennifer D (JenLily) says

    My current favorite is the UD Naked 2 palette as well as the Buxom palette I custom created for myself.

  5. April L. says

    I love the UD Naked 2 palette but these TT colors would look lovely with my green eyes! 🙂

  6. Nataile Brown says

    The eye shadow palette I’m using the most right now is Too Faced Summer 2013. I’m loving the colorful shades but love Plumeria the most. It’s such a pretty pink. Thank-you!!

  7. Stephanie Hartman says

    Too Faced Boudoir Eyes

  8. I love Naked palettes

  9. I have come to love Borghese palettes just because I have been using them so much and the pacifica palettes.

  10. Marilyn Nawara says

    Love the Urban Decay Naked2 Palette — great colors.

  11. I love the ‘Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine’ palette because it has copper and bronze metallics that i like for the summer.

  12. Tanya devenney says

    I really like laura geller baked eyeshadows.

  13. I have a palette addiction.. Tarte Showstopper is a new favorite!

  14. susan byrne says

    I like my Nudes palette

  15. laurie murley says

    I really haven’t looked at any other palletes this year

  16. I love Naked palettes

  17. Andrea Darst says

    I’d love to get the new Naked Smoky palette!

  18. Bonny McDevitt says

    I would have to agree with others Naked is a love of mine!