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Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Volume II and Giveaway

Hi Beauties, today I will be reviewing one of my favourite brands Tarte Cosmetics.  I ordered the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Volume II and decided to get an extra one to do a giveaway with. I just have to share the love.


The eye shadow is in a circular container has a purple and blue coral reef design with the rim and underside being luxurious gold packaging. Inside is a full-sized mirror and with the packaging is very sturdy.


The palette has cool-toned shades with a mixture of luster and mattes shadows. It is a crease-free eye shadow with a creamy powder formula. It is described on the Tarte website as a soft hybrid formula which is part powder infused with oxygenated light-reflecting spheres for a plump, smooth texture & seamless that does not dry or flakes.


  • Conch (off white) Matte
  • Sunset (yellow gold) Luster
  • Marina (caramel) Matte
  • Seaside (chestnut) Matte
  • Siren (dark brown) Matte
  • Breezy (shimmering slate) Luster
  • Riptide (steel blue) Luster
  • Pearl (white shimmer)  Luster


The eye shadow applies well with both my fingertips and brush and performs well with or without eye shadow primer.


  • Rainforest of the Sea has a complex of proprietary blends of algae and marine flower extracts, this helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while smoothing and softening the skins
  • Coconut deliver intense moisture and has antibacterial and conditioning properties
  • Vitamin E which has a natural preservative that acts as an emollient and antioxidant
  • Mineral pigments that soothe and softens the skin

Formulated without:

  • parabens
  • mineral oil
  • phthalates  (Used as solvents in cosmetics)
  • sodium lauryl sulfates (A good cleaning product, but can be skin irritant)
  • gluten


Overall thoughts:

This is a beautiful palette for everyday use  to create natural eye look. Although conch do not show up on the swatches it is a perfect colour to set my eye with.


The Rainforest of the Sea Volume II Palette currently on sale and sells for $27 USD (R410) on the Tarte Cosmetic Website plus shipping (Free shipping applies on International orders over $80)  Excluding customs.   If you do not want to import you can purchase locally from MuseBeauty  for R899


Now for the fun part,  1 lucky reader will win this palette


  • Giveaway open to South African residents only.
  • Giveaway will run from 18 November 2017 to 2 December 2017.
  • Winner will have 2 days to claim the price after which a new winner will be chosen.
  • Winner will be announced on all Ilonique Social Media Platforms.
  • Prize is not sponsored by Tarte Cosmetics.
  • Un-followers will be disqualified from future giveaways
  • Please allow 2 – 3 weeks for the delivery of your prize.

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Good luck beauties!

Welcome, my name is Ilona. I’m a 40 and fabulous Beauty & Lifestyle Blogger. I was born and raised in South Africa, and have lived in Gauteng all my live. I am married and I have two beautiful boys (25 and 17) and three four legged girls two boxers and a basset.


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