Tarte Cosmetics Be You, Naturally Palette Tutorial

Being in the beauty industry, it can be easy to get carried away with all the products and techniques when doing your makeup everyday. While I do love and appreciate the artistry behind such extravagant looks, there’s really nothing more beautiful to me than neutral, everyday makeup that enhances your best features. The Tarte Cosmetics Be You, Naturally eyeshadow palette is perfect for that!

Let’s start by priming the eyes. I used my favorite Milani eyeshadow primer because it’s completely matte and one of the best options for those of us with oily skin. It’s easy to apply and absorbs quickly, making it perfect for everyday makeup.
Going straight into the palette, I’m taking the shade called Daybreak and placing that into my crease and outer corner. I love this color! It’s completely matte and warm enough to compliment my skin tone without pulling too orange. It does take some building up, but the formula is super smooth and easy to work with.
Now I’m going into the deepest shade in the palette, Explore. I’m blending that color halfway along the lash line, bringing the excess onto the lid. Once I had the color applied, I went in with a separate, empty, loose-bristled blending brush to blur the colors together even more.
To add a little extra dimension in the crease, I’m taking the light pink shade in the palette called Dusk and blending that right at the edge of where Daybreak stops. This is a very light color and even though it might be a little hard to see at first, it’s one of those small steps that really does make a difference in the end.
For the rest of the eyelid, I’m taking the shade called Glacier and packing that on with my finger. This shade is a little dry and can cause some glitter fallout, so be aware of that. Earthy would also be a great alternative to use for this step instead. It will provide the same effect, but with a slightly more bronze champagne tone instead of a yellow gold.
After that was applied, I took the brightest shimmer in the palette called Tropical and applied that over Glacier right on the innermost part of the eyelid. This will help create more dimension between the colors and brighten the eyes. Again, I packed this shadow on with my finger first and then blended it into the crease to finish the eyelid.
Thankfully they included a matte highlighting shade in this palette called Crystallized. I applied that both underneath my brow and on the very inner corner of my eye. We all want brighter eyes that look more open and awake, and that’s exactly what these two steps will do.
Sometimes I’ll just leave the look there and skip straight to liner and mascara, but other times I want to take the look to the next level. To do that, I’ll go back into Explore and blend that underneath the lower lashes. That will add a little more drama to the look and make it more complete. Depending on your eye shape, you can make this color as dark and dramatic as you’d like.
That Explore shade could definitely work for an eyeliner, but I wanted to bring in something a little darker. First, I applied my Jordana Easyliner for Eyes eyeliner in the shade Eggplant halfway along both my upper and lower lashes. Then I reached for the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Volume II eyeshadow palette and applied Siren directly on top of the pencil liner. I love the combination of the deep purple with the warm shades on the lid.
Now all there’s left to do is curl the lashes and add three coats of mascara. I’m using my favorite Benefit Roller Lash mascara because it provides both the length and volume that I want without having to combine two mascaras or apply falsies.
Here’s a close-up of the final look:
And a quick, more condensed guide recapping every step for easy reference:
Since I received this palette in my June Boxycharm, I also used a few other items from that box to complete my look. I primed my face with the Touch in Sol No Poreblem Prime Essence. So far, I’m really enjoying that primer and think it does make a difference as far as shrinking my pores and controlling oil.

I also used the Dirty Little Secret Cosmetics lip liner in the shade Rosie Posie and topped it with the Dominique Cosmetics Lemonade lip gloss in the shade Peach Tea. Out of those two, I definitely like the lip gloss better. The color of the lip liner is super pretty, but I would’ve preferred it in a lipstick format instead.
Being the neutral makeup lover that I am, I love the way this look turned out. The application technique I used with the Explore shade on the upper lid is fairly new to me. It’s so flattering and I love the diffusion of those two colors together on that area of the eye. And the pink lips are perfect for Summer!

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XO ♥ Christina ♥

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