I can’t even contain my excitement to be finally able to share this review. When Tati Westbrook finally announced her makeup line, Tati Beauty, I was over the moon! I haven’t been able to justify trying Halo Beauty, her supplement company but when the Textured Neutrals Vol. 1 Palette arrived I knew I had to have it. It took me all of one day to decide to order Textured Neutrals, and I’m glad I did because it sold out within hours on release day.
Unfortunately due to life circumstances I was unable to review or even use the Textured Neutrals Palette straight away. I was out of the country quite a bit at the end of 2019 and around Christmas I swear I caught at least two different colds, plus the flu, plus an eye infection. I have never been sick for such a long continuous period of time in my life. From Christmas until the third week of January I was unable to wear makeup so I’m glad to be finally sharing my thoughts on the Tati Beauty Textured Neutrals Palette.
Tati Beauty | The Brand We’ve All Been Waiting For
Tati Beauty launched their first makeup product in October 2019. I try not to buy into the hype of new releases, but I was just so curious to see how her palette would perform! Tati Westbrook, aka Glam Life Guru, has one of the longest running beauty channels on YouTube. I genuinely enjoy her videos and perspective on makeup. Her voice is so relaxing to listen to!
I love that the first Tati Beauty release is a twist on a wearable, every day palette. Textured Neutrals Vol. 1 is something that a lot of us can wear and enjoy everyday, but the addition of an entire row of glitter shadows really jazzes it up. I have a lot to say about this palette, from the layout to the finishes and most importantly, how these shadows perform. Let’s talk about the Tati Beauty Textured Neutrals Palette!
Tati Beauty Textured Neutrals Palette Review
The Tati Beauty Textured Neutrals Palette retails for $48USD and contains 24 shadows in a variety of finishes and six different tones. Tati Beauty is Vegan, Cruelty Free and made in the USA. I find the whole concept and design of the Tati Textured Neutrals palette very intriguing. There are six tones that each have four different finishes: Matte, Sequin, Metallic and Glitter.
Okay how freaking beautiful is this palette!? Tati went with a soft touch matte black case for the palette and even though I know it will get dirty, I just don’t care. This is the most luxurious feeling beauty product in my collection!
The lettering on the outside of the palette is raised. I like that it’s not just a plastic palette with a design that’s going to rub off. This packaging is built to last, and I think the soft touch finish should give the palette some cushion if it gets dropped.
The mirror is gigantic! I know a lot of people seemed to be shocked about this, but honestly my MUR palettes have fantastic mirrors too so I don’t know if the mirror actually elevates the packaging above other brands, but it’s a touch I certainly appreciate.
I think the layout of the Textured Neutrals Vol. 1 Palette is so interesting! I can’t wait to see if Tati releases another palette in 2020, and I wonder if she’ll keep the same idea of a battleship formula to naming shades? I would love to see this textured layout with some colors like greens and purples.
The tones all have their own names, Memory contains smoky black shades, Ritual contains chocolate browns, Story has earthy oranges, Soothe has butterscotch tan shades, Aura is a cream coloured row and Poet contains Berry tones. Each tone has four corresponding finishes, as mentioned earlier.
The concept of including six tones in four different finishes is strangely different from what you get in most palettes. It sounds like such a simple idea but I’ve never seen this before in any palette I’ve come across.
Tati Westbrook is the queen of makeup and her palette is amazing, but personally I would have liked to see more variations of the shades in the Sequin row. The Sequins feel a bit redundant to me when I’ve already used the matte shade from the same tone. The Sequins have the same base as the matte shades, only with small micro glitters. They’re pretty but I think this palette could have been even better if the sequin finishes were slightly lighter or darker than the matte shades.
I knew that the mattes in the Tati Beauty Textured Neutrals Palette would be amazing from watching her promo video but I wasn’t sure how the other finishes would perform. I was dubious about the Sequin shades because my experience with matte bases containing glitter hasn’t been good. The glitter shades also made me a little nervous. I’m not really a glitter lover but I’m open to experimenting with my makeup. As at turned out, I had no reason to be worried.
Pigmentation, Fallout & Blend
The mattes in the Textured Neutrals Palette are really what sold it for me. They’re smooth, creamy and apply evenly across the eyes without any patchiness. I find them easy to blend and effortless to use. If you tap out your brush it will reduce most of the fallout you would see otherwise. Textured Neutrals Vol. 1 is a palette that beginners as well as makeup artists and enthusiasts can enjoy and work with.
These shades practically blend themselves. You barely need to move your brush across your eyes and the powders move perfectly. You can heavily concentrate them where you want them or blow the shades out across your eyes. I’ve never worked with mattes that blend this easily. I look like my makeup has been professionally done when I use these shades, and I am definitely not a makeup artist!! I would recommend this palette just for the mattes, even if the rest of the palette wasn’t great. And it is, so even better!
I mentioned earlier that the Sequin formula in this palette are basically the exact same shades as the matte row. That’s really my only complaint about the Sequin row, I would have liked to see a little more variety in the shades. Which I know defeats the purpose of having only 6 tones, but that’s how I feel okay?
These sequin shades are much better than ColourPop’s sequins. I realize that this is a ridiculous comparison. There is really no contest between Tati Beauty and ColourPop. I felt the need to mention it because the only other palettes I’ve used with sequin shadows are from ColourPop (like the Zodiac palette). CP’s sequins are redundant because the glitter blends right off the eyes.
Tati Beauty Sequin’s are packed with micro-glitter! The matte base is very pigmented and the tiny glitters adhere to the eyes well, even when I apply it with a brush. Some of the glitter does blend off the eyes but I’m left with a really pretty sparkle that catches the light when I turn my head! These sparkles don’t really show up well on camera, they’re more of a real life option for when you want a little bit of sparkle without going full glitter.
The Poet sequin shade is stunning, the blue glitters look so cool! I find myself reaching for the Aura and Soothe Sequins a lot.
Application Tip: Use your fingers to pack on these shades. The glitter will stick to the eye better and you won’t loose as much from blending.
In my opinion the Metallic shades could be more aptly described as Satin. I don’t get the same ultra-reflective look that I see from other finishes in my collection that are described as Metallic. I actually don’t mind the satin look though. This formula would flatter older skin types much better than a glittery metallic would. This is truly a palette that can be used for all ages.
The metallic row has a subtle, beautiful shimmer and the formula is soft & buttery. The shades really are beautiful. The Aura row especially would be amazing for bridal or special event makeup. I personally love to use the metallic Aura shade as a cheekbone highlight. It’s so stunning!
My only complaint is that the Poet Metallic didn’t build up quite the way I wanted it to. It didn’t spread across my eyelids as easily as I would have liked, so I had to use a setting spray to get the most out of it. It applied much nicer wet than dry.
I was dubious about the glitters in the Tati Beauty Textured Neutrals Palette at first, my only experience with glitter previously being the ColourPop Sweet Talk, and Elsa and Anna Palettes. Thankfully Tati Beauty’s glitter is much nicer than the pressed glitters I’m used to working with! I’ve started rethinking my position on glitter.
The Glitter finish in the Textured Neutrals Palette is amazing! The glitter row is very sparkly but in a refined, sophisticated way. You won’t find any chunky or oddly shaped glitters in this palette, and Tati’s formula actually adheres to my eyes without a glitter glue! I apply the glitters with my fingers and I can get the finest dispersion of the glitter by lightly tapping across my eyelids. They’re also very buildable. By using slightly more pressure I can really amp them up for a full glam kind of thing.
They have a tendency to flake onto my face during application so I like to wear an eye mask (I’m currently using Pixi DetoxifEye) while applying. I’ll admit that I’m not brave enough to leave the house in glitter, so I’ve only been wearing them around the house. But I feel glamorous AF in them and I haven’t noticed too much transferring onto my cheeks throughout the day.
Tati Beauty Textured Neutrals Swatches
Memory: Black Tones
Ritual: Chocolate Brown Tones
Story: Orange Earth Tones
Soothe: Butterscotch Tones
Aura: Cream Tones
Poet: Berry Tones
Tati Beauty Textured Neutrals Vol. 1 Makeup Looks
I did FIVE makeup looks instead of my usual three. I’ve shared a few up above, and here are my final two. Even though there are only six tones I feel like there’s a lot you can do with this palette using all the different finishes. Let me know which makeup look is your favourite!
Do I Recommend?
YES! And yes, this is yet another neutral palette and you have to judge for yourself if you need these shades in your collection and if the price is justified. If you live in Canada like me that $48 price tag is looking a lot more like $78 after shipping and the exchange rate.
I have a lot of neutrals in my eyeshadow collection but Tati has created the epitome of what a neutral palette should be. The textured neutrals in this palette are perfect for everyday and special occasions alike. The glitters aren’t something that I will use often, but I love having good, quality glitters at my fingertips when and if I want them.
I have no regrets, other than it took me three months to find time to use it. Now that I have I don’t think I’ll be putting it down any time soon!
Thanks for reading! x