The Tati Beauty Vol1 Eyeshadow Palette is a blogger favourite, being recommended by almost everyone. It was sold out and out of stock for months but now it is back!
Is it trully that good and it worth your money? Let’s find out!
The Tati Beauty Vol1 Eyeshadow Palette was posted in a Tati branded box and wrapped in crinkled paper. Although it might at first appear more enviromentally friendly than a plastic bubble wrap, I am not sure it is (you still have to cut trees and process the material etc).
The palette itself comes with an outer sleeve of the same dark grey colour as the palette which says Tati Beauty at the front.
The palette itself looks similar but with the Tati Beauty written in rose gold. The palette is held closed magnetically and comes with a plastic sheet protector that stops the shadows from messing with the giant mirror. The mirror is indeed huge, almost as big as the palette itself and is made of real glass. The palette feels heavy but in a positive way, making it feel high quality.
It looks like good quality, feels like good quality and is good quality.
The only drawback looks-wise is the material that the palette is made off, although it feels soft and smooth to the touch, it becomes dirty literally by just touching it once.
The Tati Beauty Vol1 Eyeshadow Palette is designed around the colours it contains. Each column is a different colour shade (or colour story as Tati calls them) and each row is a different finish.
The colour stories are: poet which is an intense pinky mauve, aura a bone pink, soothe a light orangey brown, story which is an orange, ritual which is a brown and memory which is black with dark blues.
The finishes are: matte, sequin which is matte with glitter in it, mettalic which is actually like a shimmer here and glitter.
Despite the fact that there are 24 eyeshadows in this palette, you essentially have 6 to work with as the rest are different finishes of almost the same colour. This might give you the impression then that this palette is not very versatile but you will be surprised.
I was able to create multiple day, night, casual, work but also glamour looks. This palette is very versatile.
Pigmentation and texture
This palette is well pigmented and the shadows have a buttery texture. The colours are easily buildable which means that you can create lighter looks but also build them to more intesnse ones.
These eye shadows are easily blendable and very easy to work with.
I always use the Urban Decay original eye shadow primer and with that the shadows last all day, do not crease and only loose minimal colour intensity. Even the glitters stay on all day long.
For eyeshadow primers check out: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion vs MAC Paint Pot – Which one is best?
Transfer proof tests
The shadows don’t come off if you simply touch them but of course, if you rub them they will slowly fade away.
The quality of this palette, eyeshadows and glitters is top notch. The only reason not to buy this palette would be if you don’t like the colours.
One Tati Beauty palette contains 6 x 0.76g of glitter and 18 x 1g of metallic, sequin and matte shades.
The palette retails for $48 for the palette + $9.60 tax + $11.94 (UK shipping + tax). The total then was $69.58 which is roughly £52.66. Not cheap.
You can buy this palette from Tati Beauty.
This palette doesn’t smell of anything. There is no added scent but neither a natural one from the ingredients. There is only a faint plastic-like scent which comes from the packaging.
This palette doesn’t have an xM labell but eyeshadow palettes usually last somewhere between 1-2 years. If you haven’t used up this palette in two years you probably didn’t like it anyways.
Here’s what the brand says about the product:
“An exclusive collection that includes 24 pans of thoughtfully crafted shadows and glitters developed by Tati Westbrook. Textured Neutrals Vol I introduces six monochromatic color stories featuring four new luxe textures and finishes. This universally flattering neutral palette begins with a row of prismatic glitters that cascade into shimmering metallics, sequin pin-points and ultra-rich creamy matte shadows.
Beautiful is your story to tell …“
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Tati Beauty is cruelty free and vegan.
Eyeshadow palettes don’t often contain any nutritious for your skin ingredients but rather just the ones required to create the formulation and pigmentation. This means that there isn’t much to say in this category. If there is an ingredient found in this palette that you’d rather avoid you’d likely have a hard time finding another palette you can use as the ingredients contained are pretty standard.
However, lets immediately address the ingredient talc as there is much speculation about its safety. As a chemist I can tell you that there is no scientific proof that talc is harmful, for more information check out: Is talc in cosmetics safe?
Talc is classed as a skin irritant on its Material Safety Data Sheet (aka MSDS) however, so is table or cooking salt also known as sodium chloride and….we eat it. Pretty much almost everything can be classed as a skin irritant, especially to those with sensitive skin and these labels are very loosely defined. If you use it and you don’t get skin irritation, then there is no reason to worry. The only time when talc can be dangerous to health is if it is breathed in, in large quantities, as a free powder. So…as I’ve said before, don’t mash up this palette and breath it in.
Same goes for silica, it is only dangerous in free powder form, if you breathe it in and if it’s in large quantities or repeated breathing in exposure.
To keep this article short, I am only listing the skin nourishing or skin positive/negative ingredients and ignoring the ones that only play formulation or pigmentation purposes. For the full list of this product’s ingredients scroll down to the “full list of ingredients” section.
- Zinc Stearate – A lubricant with anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties.
- Boron Nitride – Can function as a lubricant and an optical diffuser (due to its light scattering properties) creating a soft focus with a shimmery and translucent finish. Has a silky-smooth feel and adheres to the skin well. Can also absorb excess oils and helps disperse pigments evenly.
- Lauroyl Lysine – A skin conditioner.
- Dimethicone – Can protect the skin and even act as a conditioner. It has a smooth and silky feeling and can even fill in fine lines and wrinkles temporarily to result in a plumper look. It forms a barrier on the skin that can lock in moisture.
- Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride – A skin conditioner and replenisher. Can enhance the delivery of vitamins, pigments and other ingredients.
- Caprylyl Glycol – A skin conditioner.
- Dimethiconol – A skin conditioner that can fill in lines, wrinkles and pores giving a plumper look. Can also create a subtle gloss on the skin and protects the skin from losing water.
- Ethylhexylglycerin – A weak preservative and skin conditioner that is often used in ointments for eczema.
- Hexylene Glycol – Skin conditioner.
- PTFE – Also known as Teflon, acts as a lubricant and skin conditioner in cosmetics, amongst other formulation roles, can help with a smoother application and fill in lines and wrinkles.
- Magnesium Myristate – Anti-caking and opacifying agent.
- Cyclopentasiloxane – A hair and skin conditioner. Temporarily fills in wrinkles or crease lines to give a more “plump” look. It enhances fluidity, making the formulation more silky spreadable and it can also “lock in” water by forming a “protective barrier” on the skin (=humectant).
- Polysilicone-11 – A film former which in turn has water binding abilities and leaves a smooth feeling on the skin.
- Jojoba Esters – Moisturiser, skin conditioner and soother.
- Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil – A skin conditioner high in vitamin E. It can improve skin hydration and provide anti-oxidant protection. It can also reinforce the skin’s protective barrier, reducing moisture loss. It is also rich in other nutrients (calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and vitamins A, K and E etc) and can be used against inflammation and skin irritations.
- Acacia Decurrens Extract – Skin conditioner.
- Polyglycerin-3 – Humectant.
- Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil – Moisturiser and skin conditioner.
- Synthetic Wax – Can act as a humectant (=locks water in).
- Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil – A skin conditioner that is high in anti-oxidants and anti-bacterial fatty acids. Provides deep hydration and conditioning to skin. Some research shows that it can improve skin’s elasticity and by extent perhaps slowing down wrinkle formation.
- Polymethyl Methacrylate – Can act as a lubrication enhancer and make it easier to apply cosmetics smoothly while at the same time covering up lines and wrinkles. Depending on the type of particles it is, it can also be an absorbent.
- Polyurethane-33 – Binder often used for glitter.
- Ethylene Vinyl Acetate – Binder.
- Ethylene/Va Copolymer – Film former.
- PTFE – Some studies have linked this compound with cancer, immune system and developmental effects as well as affecting the nervous system. However, more studies are needed to confirm these results and the amounts of this compound found in cosmetics are usually lower than its toxic limits.
- Polyethylene – Although most polyethylene molecules might be too big to enter the skin, they will easily enter our body when found in lipsticks by simple ingestion. This molecule is a potential carcinogen at moderate doses but more studies are needed to confirm or dispute these claims.
- Polybutylene Terephthalate – Although there is still no conclusive evidence, some studies mention concerns over carcinogenicity, endocrine disruption, developmental and reproductive toxicity and its ability to increase exposure of other ingredients.
- Dehydroacetic Acid – A preservative, fungicide and bactericide killing off and preventing the growth of microorganisms. Controversial reports, some classify this as toxic and others as safe.
Ingredients that can cause irritation to some:
This is actually really case specific, as different people have different sensitivities and allergies. Just because a compound has been reported by some to cause sensitivity, it doesn’t mean you will have an issue. “Sensitizer” compounds being present is not a negative in my opinion, as this is the case with pretty much everything out there and funnily enough I’ve seen products that are targeted specifically for sensitive skin, containing some compounds that have been reported by some, or are known to be, sensitizers.
If you have sensitive skin or you are prone to skin sensitisation and unwanted reactions, try a little bit of this at the back of your hand first and consult a medical doctor if you are concerned.
The following compounds present in this eyeshadow palette have either been proven or claimed by some to be sensitizers, irritants, allergens etc: Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Polyethylene, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Acrylates Copolymer, Chlorphenesin, Aluminum.
Full list of ingredients:
Aura Matte, Story Matte, Poet Matte*, Ritual Matte, Soothe Matte:
Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Zinc Stearate, Talc, Boron Nitride, Lauroyl Lysine, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain: Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Mica (Ci 77019), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).
Titanium/Titanium Dioxide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Zinc Stearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Boron Nitride, Lauroyl Lysine, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Talc, Dimethicone, Silica, Dimethiconol, Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Mica (Ci 77019), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).
Story Metallic, Ritual Metallic, Aura Metallic, Poet Metallic, Soothe Metallic:
Dimethicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Boron Nitride, Ptfe, Zinc Stearate, Polyethylene, Silica, Magnesium Myristate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Polysilicone-11, Tin Oxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain:Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Mica (Ci 77019), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).
Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zinc Stearate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Ptfe, Jojoba Esters, Silica, Synthetic Beeswax, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Isostearic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Lecithin Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Acacia Decurrens Extract, Polyglycerin-3, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499), Mica (Ci 77019), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).
Memory Sequin, Ritual Sequin, Story Sequin, Aura Sequin, Poet Sequin*, Soothe Sequin:
Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Lauroyl Lysine, Ptfe, Silica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Caprylyl Glycol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Dimethiconol, Tin Oxide. May Contain: Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Mica (Ci 77019), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).
Memory Glitter*, Aura Glitter*, Story Glitter*, Poet Glitter*, Ritual Glitter*, Soothe Glitter*:
Polyethylene Terephthalate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Polybutylene Terephthalate, Synthetic Wax, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Polyurethane 33, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Myristate, Ethylene Vinyl Acetate, Acrylates Copolymer, Chlorphenesin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Ethylene/Va Copolymer, Silica, Aluminum. May Contain: Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Black 2 (Ci 77266), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Mica (Ci 77019), Red 7 (Ci 15850), Red 34 (Ci 15880), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).
*Not Intended For Use In The Immediate Eye Area.
The Tati Beauty Vol1 Eyeshadow Palette is indeed a great palette. It is one that everyone can use, for day, night, casual, work and even very glamorous looks. The quality is top notch and it even looks and feels good.
It might be heavier than others (although that feels nice) but it is still a nice standalone palette that I would travel with, to cover all makeup occasions.
I highly recommend this palette.
I am not affiliated with any company or brand. These are my views and experiences.
Beauty is a very personal thing, we all have different skin, requirements and biological build which can influence things. What worked for me might not work for you and vice versa. Have you ever tried these products? Did they work for you? Let me know your experiences below!
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