The packaging is gorgeous – inspired by the Rainforest and tropics, this palette is covered in gold, purple, and blue designs! The shadows are laid out in a pinwheel formation.
Rainforest of the Sea vs Rainforest After Dark
I own another pinwheel palette from Tarte, so I figured I would do a comparison! The Rainforest After Dark palette is one of my favourite palettes, and is definitely one of my travel essentials (which you can read about here!) It features six shadows, a highlighter, bronzer, and blush. It is slightly more solid and a big larger than the Sea palette.
The Sea palette is a bit smaller, and contains eight eye shadows. I wish the Sea palette had included at least a little blush or something! The Rainforest of the Sea palette is $41 CAD on Sephora, whereas the After Dark palette is $48 CAD. If you’re looking for value, go for the After Dark. If you want to become a mermaid this summer, go for the Sea!
Review & Swatches
The color selection for the Rainforest of the Sea palette is absolutely beautiful! All the right shades for a perfect glowy spring / summer look. I’m gonna be using the heck out of this! It features six shimmery/satin-finish shades, with two light coloured mattes.
8 x 0.05 oz Eye shadow – clockwise from top
Seashell – shimmery rosy pink
Wave – soft oyster grey
Abyss – cool tone dark brown
Reef – copper
Starfish – golden bronze
Cove – matte tan
Sand – matte ivory
Mermaid – antique gold
Right now my favourite colours are mermaid and starfish! Subtle shimmery gold lids are my faaaaaveeee.