As you know, I loved (and still love) the Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette last year (read my review here), so of course I was excited when the Tartelette in Bloom Clay Eyeshadow Palette was announced. Funny story…I wanted it so much that I ordered it the day it was released, even though I had put it on my Christmas wish list. When the package came, and Christopher saw that it was from Sephora, he asked if I had put what I got on my list, which of course I had. To make up for that, I wrapped it up and put it under the tree and told him it was now a present from him. Shall we get to the swatches and review?
Made with Tarte’s famous Amazonian Clay and free of parabens and phthalates, the quality of the shadows in the Tartelette in Bloom Clay Eyeshadow Palette are very similar to the original Tartelette palette, but this time much warmer in tone. Another difference is that there are three lustre shades in the mix rather than it being all matte. As much as I like matte shadows (I wear them more often than not), I like that there is a little shimmer, which makes this palette more versatile and great for travel. All of the shadows (the colours of which are unique to this palette) are quite buttery — especially the lightest shades Charmer and Flowerchild. Much like the the first Tartelette palette, the shades are all very pigmented, with the darkest shades being the most pigmented (which makes them great for lining the eyes) as well as the shade Firecracker (one of the shimmers). The shades blend beautifully, but not so much that they become muddled, which I love. They also last well throughout the day, as long as I use a primer (but only because my eyelids are naturally oily). I love using this palette for every day looks to add definition to my eyes, for a little sparkle or for a smokey eye using the deeper shades. Overall, my favourite shades are Charmer (a soft cream), Rocker (a shimmer taupe), Firecracker (a bronze-y copper) and Sweetheart (a dark peach — the perfect transition shade). Also, the packaging is beautiful (spring come quickly!) and the shadows actually smell really good (not chocolate good, but close).
Overall, this is a great palette, full of shades that I know I will get a lot of use of, not only now but in the warmer months as well.
Have you tried out this palette yet? What new palette are you most excited about?
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