On one hand it had absolutely beautiful colours (rose gold is the shiz on a stick) and the price was semi decent at $52, the same as the other two. My dilemma was that out of the 12 shades only three to four of them appeared to be matte; and I LOVE mattes. Like if it was crack I would probably be snorting up rainbow coloured crack all day. (Side note: I believe this is what happened to my 88 coastal scents palette that mysteriously disappeared through customs...just saying..it was totally snorted)
So while I've spent the past month with metaphorical wedgies and rainbow crack withdrawal, Tarte came and knocked me on the side of the head with this beauty.
Tarte Be MATTEnificent Amazonian Colored Clay Matte Eye and Cheek Palette
$36 USD. Limit Edition. Available at Sephora, Ulta and whatevers listed on google.
For $36 USD you get eight beautiful matte shades, two of which can be used as liner, one pretty blush and a dual ended eyeshadow brush. At this point I should probably point out the obvious, it is an all matte palette and the packaging is amaZING! I am a packaging sucker and the Naked 3's weirdly ripple tin just doesn't really tickle my fancy and I would be lying to say it wasn't one of the things holding me back. However, I love this Tarte palette! The creatively done purple stone/wood cover as well as the gold is just stunning.
So, to make a long (and roundabout) story short, days after seeing this palette I ordered this beaut and is now anxiously waiting its arrival. (Why must it take so long!) Hopefully it will be here soon and I can post up some pictures. Who knows, maybe I'll give in and get myself a Naked 3 but until then I'm one happy lady.