I've been on a matte eyeshadow kick lately. My wonderful boyfriend gifted me Tarte's Tartelette
Palette for Christmas. It features 12 matte eye shadows, and a step by step look guide. It retails for $44.00.
The outside of the palette is purple with Tartelette in gold. The palette is very sleek and travel friendly. It features a good sized mirror inside. The look guide can take you from daytime to playtime.
Each row of colors compliment each other well. Top row leans toward warm colors, middle is pink/purple colors, and last row is more cool tone colors. The shadows are very soft and creamy to the touch. Tarte is easily becoming one of my favorite cosmetic brands.
You get a nice variety of natural to dark eye shadows . I think this palette is really appropriate for all ages.
|1st & 2nd rows|
Force of Nature- Nude color & lovely for all over the lid!
Dreamer- Warm Brown
Force of Nature is one of my favorites from this palette. Dreamer & Multi-Tasker can really deepen up the outer v.
Natural Beauty- Mauve
Best Friend- Mulberry
Bombshell- Dark Plum
Natural Beauty is another favorite of mine. I love it for all over the lid. I love adding Best Friend & Bombshell in the crease.
Super Mom- Ivory
Wanderer- Light Brown. I use this in the crease as my transition color.
Power Player- Taupe.
Fashionista- Black. Very pigmented!
I mostly use Super Mom as a highlight. Power Player was the dud of the palette. It's hard to get the color to show up on my lids. I had to keep packing it on.
This palette is great overall. You need to do some blending with these shadows. I find that you really need to blend matte shadows. The staying power is definitely there. These hold for about six to seven hours with a primer.
- I applied "Free Spirit" in the inner corner
- Applied "Force of Nature" over my lid
- Applied "Wanderer" in my crease
- Applied "Multi- Tasker" in outer V area
- Used Jesse's Girl Liquid Eyeliner in "Black"
- Applied Tarte's Lights, Camera, Lashes 4 in 1 mascara