Tarte Tartelette Palette Review & Swatches


Hello everyone! I apologize for my crazy long absence, but I’m ready to get back into the blogging world and show you guys some awesome new products! The first one I want to showcase is the Tartelette palette by Tarte. I’m a HUGE sucker for matte shadows and I was so happy that Tarte decided to release an entire palette of neutral matte shades.  One can never have enough matte neutrals!

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Right off the bat, one thing that I appreciate is the layout of this palette. The top row contains all your warm shades, the middle is neutrals, and the bottom has cool tones. It really takes all the guess work out of putting together a complete eye look. The shadows themselves are also really great quality. I feel like Tarte gets praise for a lot of other products they have out on the market, but their eye shadows never get much attention, which I don’t understand! They are all very pigmented, buttery smooth, and blend out beautifully. I have found that they can be a little powdery in the pan depending on which brush you use to apply them, but it’s not much of a big deal to me since the majority of good quality matte shadows can get a little chalky.

Now for the part you’ve all been waiting for, SWATCHES! All swatches were done on bare skin with no primer and photo was taken with my iPhone 5 in natural sunlight.

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Top Row (From left to right)

Free spirit, Force of Nature, Dreamer, Multi-Tasker


Middle Row (From left to right)

Caregiver, Natural Beauty, Best Friend, Bombshell


Bottom Row (From left to right)

Super Mom, Wanderer, Power Player, Fashionista

As you can see from the swatches, each shadow is really pigmented and smooth. I received this palette for Christmas so I’ve been playing around with it for about 2 months now. I’ve found myself constantly grabbing for this palette which is surprising because I usually play around with new palettes for a week or two then I start to lose interest. This palette is great because you can create full looks without having to pull other shadows from your collection to go with it. The packaging is sleek and would be great to travel with. It’s really become a staple in my collection and I highly recommend it if you’re looking to add some mattes to your collection, or if you’re simply a matte lover like myself!

The Tartelette palette retails for $44 and can be purchased at Sephora, Ulta, or tartecosmetics.com

xoxo Kara


Face of the Day 5.29.2014

Here’s the makeup I’m wearing today!



Products I used:

MAC Studio Fix foundation in NW20

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer in Light

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Silky Beige

Tarte Amazonian Clay blush in Blissful

Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder in Highlight 01

MAC Spiked eyebrow pencil

MAC eyeshadows in Quary, Soft Brown, Swiss Chocolate, Vanilla, and Embark

MAC Pressed Pigment in Flicker

MAC Blacktrack Fluidline

NYX Gel Eyeliner in Danielle

L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Excess Mascara

Dose of Colors Play Date lipstick


xoxo Kara