My love of the Tarte Tartelette in Bloom Eyeshadow Palette really knows no bounds. I fell in love at first sight and ever since then I realize more and more that it’s a holy grail. Everything I need for an eye look (personal preference wise) day or night is in that palette. That being said I do like to play around and venture out of the box making the Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette a fave and the new Tarte Tartelette Toasted Eyeshadow Palette quite intriguing.
what is it
The Tarte Tartelette Toasted Eyeshadow Palette was teased months ago by the brand on Twitter. Even in just seeing the outer tortoise shell of the palette had me salivating. Because the other two Tartelette Palettes I mentioned can be deemed as neutral or boring I wondered what Tarte had up their sleeve for Toasted. With the way trends have gone this year I imagined it’d be on the warmer side but I had no idea what a punch this palette would pack while still remaining wearable and neutral.
The Tarte Tartelette Toasted Eyeshadow Palette contains 12 brand new, warm eyeshadow shades in:
S’more (pinky beige), Sunrise (golden beige), Sunset (bronze), Crackle (brown with gold flecks), Cashmere (pale peach), Warmth (terracotta), Flame (metallic rust), Cozy (brick), Candle (champagne), Latte (tan), Simmer (copper), Fireside (deep plum)
The outer packaging is a hard-cased, plastic tortoise print and gold combo with a full mirror on the inside. There is also an included “get-the-look” card to help you get inspired and create.
Tarte Toasted is everything I thought it would be and more. It has a lot of matte shades that I can get down with for Fall and they all pair nicely together to build up a gradual gradient crease color with very minimal effort. What I mean by that is say you use Latte as a transition shade and then go in with Cozy of Fireside just above that crease (my eyes are hooded so you may want to adjust the placement based on your eyes), then Warmth or Cozy next, then some more Latte then Cashmere and highlight with a bit of Sunrise. It’s a very cool and beautiful effect.
Performance wise I didn’t really have any issue with any of the shades. Crackle is probably my least favorite just because I need to watch where I place it on the eye. There are small glitter particles in this shadow which irritate my eyes (they may not irritate you) and while they don’t show up as heavily on the eye as they do in the pan it definitely gave me a slight reaction. Besides that I found every other shade to be buttery, easy to work with and just all around stunning.
I wore several eye looks (one you’ll see below) and they didn’t fade or crease at all when worn all day long over a primer. I tested this with ULTA Beauty Nude Matte Eye Primer, MAC Painterly Pro Longwear Paint Pot and Smashbox 24hr Shadow Primer (alone and sometimes layered).
Below the shadows are swatched dry and on bare skin (no primer). I used my finger for these swatches.
Below is one of the eye looks that I created with this palette. I shared it on my Instagram a few days ago. I just can’t get enough of Flame!
Products used: ULTA Beauty Nude Matte Eye Primer, MAC Painterly Pro Longwear Paint Pot, Tarte Toasted (S’more, Sunrise, Cashmere, Flame, Candle, Latte and Fireside), Kat Von D Max Max Brown Tattoo Liner, Pat McGrath Blitz Brown Eye Pencil, IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara, Benefit Gimme Brow and Benefit Goof Proof.