Price: $60 CAD
Tartlette in the Bloom is the second palette in the series! This one definitely leans a bit warmer vs the original Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette is more neutral. Other than that, it includes a mix of matte (9) and shiny/lustre (3) finishes for a total of 12 shades.
ALSO, the palette just smells like cocoa powder!! <3
Overall I find that this palette is a really great all-in-one because you have your basic whites, medium/dark browns and black matte shades. Those are considered essential shades that everyone should own. But on top of that, you have some beautiful shimmers such as Funny Girl and FireCracker. So, if I had to bring one palette with me to travel, I think this would be the ideal one!
- The formula overall is creamy and easy to blend except for a few.
- For the lustre finishes, Rocker was not as pigmented and smooth as FireCracker or Funny Girl.
- All matte shades on the very right (darkest) were super pigmented and did not need to be layered twice. However, some of the lighter matte shades like Charmer, and Flower Child were slightly chalky.
- For consistency, I wish all shades were as pigmented and creamy as Funny Girl because it does change from shadow to shadow.
My personal favourites in this palette have to be Funny Girl, Sweet Heart, and Firecracker! Funny Girl is EXTREMELY creamy and pigmented, sweetheart is a beautiful peachy transition shade and FireCracker is a great all over the lid colour.
Note: all swatches are done without primer!
Charmer (off white)
Jetsetter (warm taupe)
Rocker (shimmering taupe)
Smokeshow (black brown)
Flower Child (peachy nude)
Smarty Pants (tan)
Firecracker (bronze copper)
Activist (dark brown)
Funny Girl (champagne)
Rebel (chestnut brown)
Although I do find $60 quite pricey for this palette, I still highly recommend it because it's a very well thought out and just an overall very solid palette. It's really versatile and can create natural to smokey looks. If you are hesitant about the price, keep an eye out for discounts at Sephora, and also the Tarte website - I'm always getting emails for sales from them!
Overall Rating: 8/10
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