The Tarte tartelette tease palette came into my life when I purchased the limited edition tartelette faves discovery set. This little eyeshadow kit contains six neutral eyeshadows (my fave) in a slim casing, making it perfect for travelling. I wouldn’t say any of the shades are particularly groundbreaking but there are some really solid neutrals in there, with a mix of matte shades interspersed with a couple of shimmers. It’s definitely a palette to check out if you are looking to start up your own Tarte make up collection.
As mentioned before the palette contains 2 shimmer shades. They both have a soft texture, I did experience a little fallout when using them but nothing that couldn’t be brushed away. Sometimes I have used shimmer shadows that are very in your face, but these 2 were very understated. Sometimes I struggle a bit with matte shades but these are well formulated and in general give good colour payoff.
Whisper – Described as a “light pink” by Tarte. It’s a very light peachy colour, and the one I struggled the most with getting to show up – probably because my skin is a similar colour. It is a little bit powdery and it took a couple of swipes to get the effect I desired.
Crush – Described as a “taupe shimmer”. This is a bronze shade and perhaps one of my favourites. As I mentioned I experienced a bit of fallout but I teamed it with my Too Faced shadow insurance as a primer to ensure maximum colour pay off.
Heartbreaker – Is a “matte brown” – it works as a great colour for the crease. Combined with crush and whisper you can achieve the perfect bronzed eye look.
Wink – a “light mauve” – with pinky tones and a matte finish. This is whispers slightly darker sister, but unlike the former the colour payoff from one swipe was great.
First Kiss – a “mauve shimmer” – the other shimmer shade in the palette. Shimmers are always my favourite in every palette, I can’t help it I love the sparkle! Again the payoff here is great, with a little fallout and a blendable texture.
BFF – “plum” – a gorgeous purple toned matte shade. It’s quite dark and again works great in the crease. I’d team this up with first kiss and wink for a pinky-purple eye look.
Have you tried eyeshadows from Tarte before? Do you have a stand out palette from their collection, or is this one already on your favourites list?