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Hey y’all! Meet the Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Palette! It is aptly called the Tartlette palette in honor of its fans, lovingly known as the “Tartelettes.” I saw this little palette on Instagram and instantly knew it belonged in my collection. I have a shimmer-shadow buying problem, and I really needed a neutral all matte palette. So, that’s what really drew me to this one. It’s all neutrals, but there are cool and warm neutrals within the palette, which is what makes it perfect. It is truly suited for all skin tones for that reason.

The palette is a part of Tarte’s Spring 2015 collection and contains 12 ALL NEW shadows for $44, available at Sephora or the Tarte Website. The Amazonian Clay formula is natural, contains mineral pigments (to soothe and soften skin) and vitamin E (anti-inflammatory and antioxidant).

The packaging is absolutely perfect — it’s about the size of a CD case and contains a full mirror. This mirror is spectacular for getting a great cut-crease because you can angle it and still see your whole face! I recently traveled with this palette, and it was perfect for a trip. Truly, it’s all you need! I will definitely be taking this one with me when I head to France in April.

I wanted to ensure you could see all the colors clearly, so I made sure to capture it in studio light and natural daylight.
I wanted to ensure you could see all the colors clearly, so I made sure to capture it in studio light and natural daylight.

It contains twelve (12) eye shadows including shades for lids, crease, outer corner, and liners. You can mix and match throughout the whole palette, as each color is cohesive with the rest. What I absolute LOVE about this palette is that it also takes the guess work out of your choices! Each horizontal row creates a look if you move from left to right! The first color is the lid and brow bone highlight shade, the second color is your crease/transition shade, the third is your outer corner or deep crease shade, and the last is your liner shade that you can use with a wet or dry brush. How awesome is that?!

This was my first go with the palette, and I was really excited about the coolness of those purples in the second row.
This was my first go with the palette, and I was really excited about the coolness of those purples in the second row. For the liner, I wanted more drama, so I used “fashionista” to create a contrast for the purples (natural beauty + best friend).

While I’ve used several Tarte products, I’ve never tried their eye shadows. Wow. These are so pigmented. Tarte wastes no color here, and every color applies slightly darker than it appears. This is something I love because it means they are likely to have good staying power. In addition, these shadows are super blend-able. They are so creamy that even the worst of blending brushes blends them flawlessly. (I’ve tried them with a range of shadow brushes just to see if it was the shadow or the brush creating that effect.)

tartelette swatches
I swatched these from lightest to darkest (by column rather than by row) so you could see the progression of color.

I was very surprised by the clay texture of the shadows because they are so creamy and blend-able. Each color stays put quite well throughout the day. They do not smudge or crease. And, bonus, Tarte announced that this palette will be a part of their permanent collection unlike many of their other limited edition palettes! Tarte also thought to include a small “how to” card in the packaging. I thought that was a really nice touch.

Some look ideas from Tarte.
Some look ideas from Tarte.

Matte shades are great for aging skin. They don’t sit in creases and lines to reflect light and deepen the appearance of lines like shimmer shadows do. Plus, matte everything is on trend right now. This makes the Tartelette palette a great buy for all ages, all skin tones, and all eye colors. There is something in this palette for everyone! Here are just a few more looks I’ve created. I can already tell that this will be my go-to palette for a strong smokey eye!

tartelette fotd triphoto purples
more purple play
tartelette fotd 1.28.15
tawny neutral play (first row of the palette)

Is this a palette you will try? If you already have it, share some of your favorite combinations in the comments below!

Stay Glittery, Beauties!

xoxo,

Candice

 

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