How gorgeous is this palette though? That gold packaging is goals.
So admittedly, this palette isn’t actually mine. The Tartelette in Bloom is an eyeshadow palette that both me and my sister have been wanting for absolutely ages, but as I already own a lot of eyeshadow palettes that contain a lot of similar shades, I’ve never got this for myself. It’s coming up to her 18th birthday and she’s been banging on about wanting this for like a year now so I thought I’d get her it as a gift. Her birthday is in November and she got this in September. Yep, I’m terrible. I’m as impatient when giving people gifts as I am when receiving them. Anyway she’s had it for a few weeks now and kindly let me review it on the ol’ blog because it’s such a photogenic palette, I just couldn’t resist. She’s always getting free makeup off me to make up for it, the perks of being a beauty bloggers sister eh?
I got hold of this through Rose’s Beauty Store that sells loads of US brands that are hard to get hold of/unavailable over here in the UK. The products are a bit pricier but it beats paying the shipping prices & possibly customs charges when ordering overseas from places like Sephora! I hope Beauty Bay or Cult Beauty start stocking Tarte products soon, there’s so many things I want.
Anyway onto this palette, the shadows are encased in this beaut gold packaging that’s to die for. I didn’t take a photo of the outside but that’s pretty too with a purple floral pattern & gold writing. The shades in the palette go so well together and give you enough variety to create lots of different looks. There’s a mix of lights and darks, and shimmers and mattes for every occasion. It’s quite neutral based with nudes and browns but also has a couple of pink and purple based tones. The overall palette is very warm based and each eyeshadow has a name which is always a bonus, especially for bloggers! It also has a large mirror inside which is handy for on the go.
I found the shimmery shades to be incredibly pigmented which is fab, they remind me of the Makeup Geek foiled shadows. A couple of the matte shades weren’t as pigmented as I would have liked and were slightly powdery but I think you find that with most palettes, every single shade is never perfect. I haven’t actually used this on my eyes but my sister has been using it loads and said that all of the shades are really pigmented and she has no problem with the mattes that are a little powdery so that’s good!
I personally think this palette is really Autumnal and perfect for this time of year so I guess I gave her it at the right time. She actually asked me to do some makeup looks with it for my blog so that she can recreate them so I’ll have to get one up soon.