Of all the eyeshadow palettes that was part of the Tartan Tale collection, I felt that the 6 Twists of Tartan Eye Shadows (0.88g, 0.03 US oz per shadow) was the most unique and had more color variation. I didn't feel like getting more neutral or earth tone palettes especially since the Urban Decay Naked Palette pretty much covers that area for me. It also comes with a super mini 213SE brush.
- Lady's Prance (Matte) is a matte creamy beige shade that looks pretty close to my skintone (NC25). The color payoff may not look as good swatched because of the actual shade that it is but I think it would make a nice brow bone highlight when paired with dramatic eye makeup.
- Rolled Gold (Lustre) is my fave color of all in this palette and has the best pigmentation of the 6 colors in this set. It has a nice light shimmery finish and is sort of an antique gold shade.
- High Spirits (Frost) is a bright green shade and for a frost finish eyeshadow, it surprisingly gives off a pretty decent color payoff.
- Vainglorious (Frost) is a cranberry maroon shade that came out with the Venomous Villain collection. This is another frost finish eyeshadow in the set and has decent pigmentation.
- Set To Dance (Matte) is a matte navy blue that unfortunately has a slightly chalky texture swatched.
- Bows & Curtseys (Satin) looks like a beautiful dark forest green in the pan but swatched to look like a dirty gray shade with barely any hints of green in it.
Honestly, I don't really have any comparable colors to the ones in this palette but I wasn't entirely impressed with the palette in general to begin with.
- a Powder Blush in Melba (3.8g, 0.13 US oz) - Which is one of the blush shades from the permanent line that I've been meaning to try out for awhile and was happy to try it out here. It's a peachy coral matte shade with excellent pigmentation, a smooth texture and looks like a natural subtle flush.
- a Sheertone Shimmer Blush in Peachtwist (3.7g, 0.13 US oz) - This is an interesting shade for a blush which I believe would suit darker skin tones better to give it that glow. It's a beautiful bronzed peach with shimmer and has a nice satin-metallic finish. Personally, I see this more of a lid color than a cheek color.
- a Beauty Powder in Smooth Harmony (6.1g, 0.2 US oz) - This is suprisingly orange. It reminds me of an oompa loompa (or Snooki?). I've not tried it out yet but I think I could make it work just to give a sort of tan glow all over.
Here are a few comparison swatches for Melba and Peachtwist:
Although L'Oreal's Luminous (sorry, I wrongly labelled the photo) Peach looks a tiny bit like Smooth Harmony but it's not as orange. It is a lot more beige though compared to Melba though. elf's Studio Powder Blush in Candid Coral is a lot lighter when compared to Peachtwist but has the same gold shimmer to it and I find to be more wearable. I suppose Candid Coral would be the alternative for Peachtwist for lighter skin tones. I would have to say the closest to Melba is Estee Lauder's Tender Blush in Rosette and even so, I had to layer Rosette quite a bit to get to the same color intensity as Melba. The texture is also different where Melba is softer while Rosette is harder.
I was also given a couple of gift pouches from the collection: