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Review: tarte’s tartelette in bloom | Makeup Monday

As we all rejoice that fall is finally here, over here in the East Coast, we’re breaking out our sweaters and beanie hats in reaction to the dip in weather’s temperature, and we are also changing up the color palette of our style as well.

As we all rejoice that fall is finally here, over here in the East Coast, we’re breaking out our sweaters and beanie hats in reaction to the dip in weather’s temperature, and we are also changing up the color palette of our style as well. This is the season that I get the most excited about.  Hues of olive, deep wine reds, taupe undertones are adoring the streets.  To transition my summer’s natural looking makeup, I’m adding in some warmer pinky tones to my eye makeup.  Tarte’s Tartelette in Bloom eyeshadow palette, part of their Amazonian Clay collection, includes warm pink hues between blush and rose and a few darker café tones that have hints of burgundy. This palette can work well in any season, but with this fall’s neutral color palette, these colors will elevate your look this fall.

When I tested the palette out in the store the colors came off easily, they’re pigmented and the formula is creamy. If you have tried this palette out or have another favorite, please let me know I am always looking for new ones.

My Review:

Initially, my reaction was that I was woefully unimpressed with the tartelette in bloom eye palette.  The palette takes some time to learn how to work with it and it’s not necessarily the easiest to work with if you’re a beginner (moving up from a small collection of eye shadows).  I found that the pigment wasn’t transferring onto my eyelid without an eye shadow primer.  So if you don’t have a primer and you’re considering buying one of Tarte’s Amazonian Clay eye palates, definitely pick up a primer as well.  The shadows will not transfer off of your brush without a primer.  I normally never used an eyeshadow primer when using Urban Decay’s Basics eyeshadow palette because I didn’t see it necessary.

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From left to right starting from the top: charmer, jetsetter, rocker, smokeshow, flower child, smarty pants, firecracker, activist, funny girl, sweetheart, rebel, leader.  (I did have a photo taken before I started to use, but that phone went kaput before I was able to save it to my computer.

Ultimately, I love the colors, especially: jetsetter, sweetheart, rocker, firecrackerCh leader, and rebel.  However, the palette is lacking transition colors. I would have liked to find more than one eyeshadow in the palette that I could use as a transition without being too dark for my skin tone (medium-beige). There’s only one color in this palate that works for my medium-beige skin tone as a transition color, flower child.  Ideally, I look for at least two go-to transition tones in an eye palate, especially in a 12 shadow palette.  I’ve been working with and blending charmer (the white and lightest color in the palette) with smarty pants (slightly darker than my skin tone) to create a transition shade.

Lastly, the packaging is nice and is easy to travel with.  I packed this in my Tumi makeup bag for my recent trip to San Diego without a problem. None of the shadows cracked and I didn’t feel like it took up too much room.

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