Tarte Tartelette In Bloom

It’s about time I review this beauty of a palette. When a palette is yet unreviewed, but your favorite everday eyeshadow palette, then it of course warrants a review. Because that’s exactly what this is: a great everyday palette with all the colors you need to keep you going for work or school days. Here’s why I love it so much!

Tarte Tartelette In Bloom eyeshadow palette

I bought my Tarte Tartelette In Bloom palette just over 6 months ago from the Sephora website. It was my first order placed on the US website to see how it would work and I ordered a bunch of items that I was lusting after. This particular palette retails for $46 and including shipping and taxes this of course cost me a bit more, but it wasn’t as much as buying a plane ticket to the States and going there myself.

The Packaging

Packaging wise this is one of the best palettes out there. It is small enough to fit into the palm of your hand, is sleek and slim, yet also looks fun and classy. I am a huge fan of the pink/ purple floral print on the front. It makes the palette stand out and easy to find and it is simply pretty.

Despite it’s smallish size, this palette comes with 12 shades and a big mirror in the lid. The mirror and its compact size are what makes this palette perfect for travel. There is no brush included with this palette, but apart from Anastasia and Urban Decay’s brushes I’m never too fussed about those. The palette comes with an instruction card too, but I never use those.

The Shades

As can be expected, the shade range is perfect for an everyday eyeshadow palette. These are all very neutral and range from light cream to a blackened grey. Out of the 12 shades 3 have shimmer, the rest is matte. Each shade packs 1.5 grams of product, which is as much as a MAC pan, which means these are decently sized and 12 x 1.5 grams of MAC shadows will set you back a whole lot more than $46.

The Colours

The first row of shadows consists of cool toned neutrals. This row could be great for a more smokey eye or if you prefer that lived in rocker chic look.

Row no. 2 consists of mostly neutral shades, but these lean towards the warmer end of the spectrum. However, these provide a great middle ground between the top and bottom rows.

The third row of shades is very much warm toned. There is a distinct reddish undertone to these and these make for some great blending shades.

The Swatches

Charmer – Jetsetter – Rocker – Smokeshow
Flower Child – Smarty Pants – Firecracker – Activist
Funny Girl – Sweetheart – Rebel – Leader

Swatches never lie and as you can see these are some very buttery shades. Especially the mattes are smooth and go on like a dream. These shadows blend perfectly without blending into nothing. Texture wise they are some of the easiest shadows I’ve ever worked with. These do not kick back a ton of powder, nor have a lot of fallout. The shimmers can easily be foiled for an even more intense look.

Stand out shades in the palette are Jetsetter, Firecracker, Rebel and Leader. Firecracker is what makes this palette for me. I cannot use this palette without using this shadow it seems. Rebel is one of the best crease shades in a long time and I love using Jetsetter for blending things out. Leader is a great shade to use to intensify a look without going overboard.

The Looks

Look 1:
Firecracker (lid & lower lash line)
Rebel (crease)
Jetsetter (blend shade)
Charmed (brow bone)
Funny Girl (inner corner)

For the first look I applied all of my favorite shades in this palette. It makes for a pretty everyday look with a bit of added interest. This isn’t too crazy or smokey and wearable to the office, school or any other occasion where a fresh looking easy eye look is appropriate.

Look 2:
Rebel (lid & crease)
Smarty Pants (blend)
Flower Child (inner corner)
Activist (liner)
Rebel (lower lash line)

I went a little bit more intense with the second look. This isn’t truly a smokey palette, but if you like to go for deeper looks that are still wearable, or if you’re pale like me and black looks just too stark against your skin, then this is a great palette to own. You get plenty of dark shades that aren’t too dark or too stark.

Look 3:
Sweetheart (lid)
Rebel (crease)
Smarty Pants (blend)
Leader (lower lash line)
Charmed (brow bone)
Funny Girl (inner corner)

One thing I love about this palette is how easily you can create a full matte look that isn’t boring. Again, nothing too smokey or crazy, yet a nice neutral look that is very wearable. These shades fit my skin tone so nicely that it’s one of my favorite palettes for a simple sculpted eye. It just makes your look classy and polishes within the blink of an eye.

The Conclusion

Can you blame me for loving this palette? Despite owning about a gazillion different eyeshadows, the Tarte Tartelette In Bloom eyeshadow palette is one that I keep going back to time and time again. In the few months I’ve owned this, it has quickly become one of my all time favorite eyeshadow palettes. I highly recommend this palette if you’re looking for the perfect fuss free everyday eyeshadow palette.

What do you think of the Tarte Tartelette In Bloom palette?

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