Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Clay Eyeshadow Palette

Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Clay Eyeshadow Palette

Like most neutral matte eyeshadow lovers out there, I really enjoy the first Tarte Tartelette palette that came out. It was all matte and I still use it frequently and really enjoy it. So when the Tarte Tartelette In Bloom palette came out, I,  you know, caved and got it (because I really needed another neutral eyeshadow palette).

I like that this palette has a few shimmery shades thrown in, but is still mostly matte. Funny Girl, Rocker and Firecracker all have some shimmer to them. I find applying Funny Girl with my finger to be the best, since it does have some glitter in it and this minimizes fall out. Like with the last incarnation, I love the mattes. They do kick up a small amount of powder, but overall they are good shadows. The are pigmented, blend well and last all day with a primer. They aren’t the creme de la creme of a matte eyeshadow formula, but they are nice and perfect for everyday application. I love the shades, you get a good mix of cool and warm shades. I personally prefer to mix cool and warm shades in the same eye look (you get an extra layer of contrast). For instance, I will use a warm shadow in the crease but then a cool dark brown in the outer corner. Or use a cool taupe on the lid and a warm shadow in the crease. Its adds some interest to a look and its one of my favorite tricks to make your eyes pop.

Swatches of the Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Palette on my NC/NW20 Skin

You do get the bottom row of pinky-red toned shades, in the first Tartelette palette you got some purple toned shadows (personally, I prefer purple shades on the eyes to reds, though I do like reds). I’m not a big fan of the light pink shade Sweetheart (I think it makes me look like I have pink eye) but the two darker shades in that row are really pretty and don’t make me look sick (serious plus).

I think this is a great all-around palette. Especially if you love neutral palettes with plenty of matte shadows. Many of the shades are very dupeable but they are well formulated and in a nice array (my favorites in the palette are Jetsetter, Flower Child and Smarty Pants, but I also really love Funny Girl). This is one of those palettes where you get a bit of everything. You get a champagne, a taupe, a bronze, matte highlight shades, good crease shades and good shades for added depth. Its got it all.

You can get the Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Palette at Tarte, Sephora and Ulta for $45.

The rundown: B+