Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette | Review & Swatches

It’s interesting that yesterday I published a post all about adding pops of colour and stepping outside the box of neutrals. Now here I am, ready to review another neutral palette, hahaha! Today I’m going to be reviewing one of the items I picked up in my latest Tarte Haul, this is the Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette.

Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette

Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette


The Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette comes with 12 matte eyeshadows and 3 matte bronzers. These are super pigmented and smooth, I love that there is a great balance of warm and cool tones. Though these are all matte shadows, they never look flat or powdery. It almost looks like “Instinct” has a little bit of shimmer to me, but I think it may just be that the finish isn’t as matte as the rest. “Onyx” is a great black and the colour payoff is super intense. In a pinch, “Dunes” would totally work as a brow powder!


This time of the year I am SO insanely pale and I need all the help I can get! I like using “Terracotta” to add some warmth to my skin, it blends really well and looks quite natural which is exactly what I want for the winter. Then, to sculpt my face I like to use “Desert.” “Timber” is too dark for my complexion, but it looks great on my eyes when I want to do something brown and smokey. What I love the most about these bronzers is the creamy texture. These powders aren’t chalky and swipe on nice and smooth, they set right in a last all day long. Love!

Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette Eyeshadow Swatches Left to right: Solstice, Sand, Instinct, Journey, Stone, Dunes, Smoke, Ember, Onyx.
Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette Left to right: Terracotta, Desert, Timber.

This is a great neutral palette and this 2-in-1 is going to be perfect for travelling. Christmas is just around the corner and I think this would be a fab gift for someone who is just getting into makeup. The colours aren’t intimidating, and they blend so easily! But I mean, the Clay Play Face Shaping Palette make a great gift for beauty junkies as well! You can never have too many neutral palettes 😉. You can find this palette on, at Ulta, or Sephora.

Do you have a go-to neutral palette at the moment? Let me know in the comments below 🙂

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