The bracelet itself I find to be pretty tacky. It's made of cheap materials and it's so wide that it doesn't fit well on my arm. I think they should have left it off completely, since I actually think that its cheap material detracts from the awesome value of the blush palette itself. Leaving it out would also have had the added benefit of letting them pick a less silly product name.
Despite my disapproval of Tarte's jewelry choices, I do like the sparkles on the palette packaging. I don't think that it is overdone at all, leaving you with a lovely, glamorous effect. I am drawn to purchase sparkly things the way that my pet guinea pigs are drawn by their desire to pee on my sweatshirt.
The closure for the palette is magnetic, which I really appreciate.
The palette contains four blush shades (Dollface, Dazzled, Darling, and Crave) and a bronzer in Park Avenue Princess. Dollfaced and Dazzled are available as individual shades, whereas Darling and Crave are limited edition. Park Avenue Princess is also available separately.
|From left to right: Crave, Dazzled, Darling, Dollface, and Park Avenue Princess|
All four colors are very, very pigmented, almost to the point of fault. For fair skin, more blending will be necessary to keep these blushes wearable. These will be effortlessly excellent on medium and darker skin, though. Everything is matte save for Dazzled, which has just a tiny hint of shimmer.
|From left to right: Swatches of Crave, Dazzled, Darling, Dollface, and Park Avenue Princess|
|Crave on Human Face|
|Dazzled on Human Face|
|Darling on Human Face|
|Dollface on Human Face|
That said, this isn't too warm to contour with, as long as you have the right skin tone. If you have medium-toned skin and you find that some bronzers aren't intense enough for your contouring needs, this may be a good choice.
|Park Avenue Princess on Human Face|
The Tarte Off the Cuff Palette retails for $42 for 0.79 ounces of product, putting it at $53.16 per ounce.
Individually, Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blushes retail for $26 for 0.2oz, making them $130 per ounce. The Tarte Mineral Powder Bronzer in Park Avenue Princess costs $29 for 0.32oz, or $90.63. Since each of the blushes and the bronzer in the palette are 0.158oz, that puts the approximate value of each blush at $20.58, the approximate value of the bronzer at $14.32, and the total value of the palette at $96.64. This is below Sephora's stated value of $110, but it's obviously well above the $42 you pay for it. Indeed, the price is so good that even if you only like two of the shades of blush, you've pretty much justified the purchase of the entire palette. (At least, you've justified $41.16 out of the $42 you paid.)