Be A Mermaid & Make Waves Eyeshadow Palette by Tarte

Be A Mermaid & Make Waves Eyeshadow Palette

staying power(73)
pigmentation: pigmented
Prouct Variation Sku sephora-P17802456

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blends well

the shimmers are gorgeous and the mattes blend amazingly with them, the formula is creamy & idk if it's a conscious choice but the palette smells amazing

- Tartecosmetics User

beautiful pigments easy to blend gorgeous colours

- Tartecosmetics User


does not have fallout

the pigments in each other these shadows are super rich and i enjoy that the shimmer in each color that contains glitter actually stays on our eyes versus having fallout during the day/night

- Tartecosmetics User

the color payoff is amazing, stellar pigmentation, beautiful colors, and fallout is almost nonexistent

- Tartecosmetics User

staying power


it stays on great, the colors are beautiful and it creates beautiful looks

- Sephora User

the shadows stay on all day and the colour payoff is amazing

- Tartecosmetics User


not creasing

i love the names, shimmers are so pretty and accompanied by perfect crease/transition colors

- Sephora User

i've used it twice so far and i've used it mixed with other brand palettes and everything worked well together (it is missing a matte pale flesh color or anything to initially build a crease with so i did need those for a complete look)

- Ulta User



i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it’s amazing the colors, the pigments is espectacular, loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee i love the products the tarte, it’s cruel animal, it’s perfect in the skin

- Sephora User

the packaging was gorgeous & put together very well, the shades are well pigmented on my mixed skin tone and the mirror is perfect sized for my heart-shaped face

- Tartecosmetics User
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sephora userMarch 09, 2018

This is the most beautiful palette ever. Not just the case, but of course it is the most beautiful in my collection, but the colors are gorgeous. The glitter and shimmers are highly pigmented and melt and blend well into each shade for a nice even flow. They last all day with no crease nor do they wear off like other eyeshadows. There is no fall out either. I am totally in love with this palette and will probably get another one just for backup because I love it so much. userMay 2, 2018

millions of combinations!

OK, i was rather skeptical about this palette, hesitating for a while if i’ll buy it or not & missing more blues & greens in it. But hands down, i really like it and use it everyday from the day it arrived! There are tons of combinations that won’t bore you. You have mats, metallics, shimmers, all with great pigmentation and they blend easily. There’s almost no fall out and it lasts all day even when sweating. The only shades i really miss in the color scheme is lemon yellow and matte black, instead of so many pinky shades. 

Sephora userMarch 18, 2018

I have to say, Tarte, you impressed me yet again. If you follow Tarte at all you will know they’ve had TONS of new products since the beginning of 2018. I haven’t bought everything because some of it just wasn’t what I’m in to. But the products I have bought from their newly released palettes etc have been absolutely amazing. When I saw the mermaid palette launch i honestly thought to myself “as much as I LOVE all things mermaid, I don’t see myself using this palette.” Then my curiosity got the best of me and I stopped my Sephora to check it out. After only a few minutes and swatching each shade, I was in love with how buttery and creamy the formula of this shadow was! Not to mention it’s pigmented af! (Yet another great pigmented Tarte palette, seriously Tarte keep it up!!) I couldn’t wait to play with it when I got home so I immediately made a soft look with the golds and rose gold shades toward the top of this palette. A perfect everyday sparkle subtle enough yet just shiny enough to catch people’s eye! The next day I decided to go a bit bolder. I played with the darker shades around the middle of the palette. Again, amazed by the results. Firstly, this palette is SO blendable! I mean really, I used my Tarte brushes and the amount of product fallout was literally ZERO! They blended amazing and the look overall made me feel beautiful! My husband even noticed it was a bit of a different color than usual and complimented it! (That’s saying something-he doesn’t understand makeup!) The third day I had this palette I had to go bold. I had already made two amazing looks but I wanted to play with those beautiful blues & purple shade down at the bottom. So I did! Look #3 I created using the bottom 3 shades as well as obviously a crease & transition shade (I used the lighter golds and one light pink) and I have to say, from a girl who never wears blue eye shadow, this is the perfect palette to branch out with. The blues are so pigmented and oh so soft! A great buy!!! Less

Sephora userMarch 7, 2018


I wanted SO MUCH to love this palette because the packaging is absolutely gorgeous. I mean, look at my photo, I was even ready with my mermaid pants!!But I just tested 6 different looks with all the colors and the formulas are just... shockingly underwhelming. Not as high quality as can be expected for a $42 palette.The mattes are honestly chalky compared to other palettes in the price range.The shimmers/metallics have a bit of fallout. You CANNOT use this WITHOUT eye primer. With eye primer it lasted half a day but without primer it only lasted 2-3 hours because I could see fallout on my bottom lids. And some colors, without primer, immediately appeared on my bottom lid when I blinked. Not okay.The colors aren't that pigmented. Try swatching it and you'll see what I mean. It will feel a little chalky like the formula is not creamy enough.And the color options are really too similar. Apart from the 3 blue & greens, the rest are sadly lacking in range. Tarte, were you drunk? I tried 6 different eye looks and it seems like some of them could be dupes... on my fair neutral skin which usually makes ANY color pop! I dunno, maybe the pigments aren't that intense to begin making matters worse.In short, this was a disappointing purchase. The packaging looks great on the outside but inside feels like drugstore quality pigments. Not worth the price - you'll definitely be paying for the packaging. If you're ok with that, then go ahead and buy. It'll look fantastic sitting on your table, that's for sure.But if you want a palette that performs for daily use, I'm sorry, this isn't it. Save your money. Tarte had a great concept which they blew. Less

sephora userMarch 17, 2018

Stunning, Pigmented, Soff, Blendable! Perfection!

This palette wasn’t even on my radar to purchase until I went to Sephora and stopped by this long enough to swatch 1... then 2... then all the shades. I instantly fell in love. I honestly shouted “OMG” in the store and realized everyone turned to look at me. That says a lot because I’m a non-sponsored beauty blogger, and I literally spend tons on makeup and skincare products to use. It takes a LOT to impress me. Aside from Shape Tape, I haven’t bought much from Tarte lately. This palette is impressive. There’s not a bad shade in the palette. They are all soft, buttery, blendable and highly pigmented. One swipe is all you need for full, opaque coverage when using your fingers. You can use a brush for a softer look. If you don’t like using your fingers, you can use a foam applicator for a highly pigmented look. The only down-side of this palette is it only has 3 matte shades. It takes more than that to create a full multi-shade look with a crease and transition shade. However, it’s easy to dip into another palette for those shades as needed. You just won’t be able to use this as a “one and done” palette for traveling without limitations. The packaging can be considered good or bad. It’s a stunning shell design that almost looks holographic. It’s a palette you’ll want to keep and display because it’s so beautiful. At the same time, some people may consider it slightly bulky. I would buy this palette over again and highly recommend it. It has enough shades where you can create a professional look that’s not too loud and it also has enough pops of colors with the stunning green and blue shades to create beautiful looks with color. I wish the price was a little less. You get 14 shadows. It averages $3.75 gm and $3 per shadow. Otherwise, this is a complete winner!

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