Good morning, my wonderful, amazing, glorious, sweet friend, and…
I’m so happy to be spending another year with you, and this is gonna be a good one, too. I can feel it! — and no, this time the feeling isn’t gas, LOL! 🙂
There’s a lot of stuff going on in the world, but… Well, no buts. There is. Life is scary sometimes and complicated, but it’s also great.
I wish you health, happiness, fun, laughter, compassion, kindness, sweetness, beauty and love in 2016. That would make me the happiest girl in the world. May the universe bless you with health, happiness and love, my friend, because what else is there, really?
Now…we have swatches. 🙂
OK, seeing as how I pretty much wore Tarte’s $45 clay palette for, oh, almost the entire month of December, I figure that it’s probably time I give it a quick swatchy-poo.
Yeah, I can’t remember the last time I wore the same palette for almost an entire month, both because I haven’t been wanting to wear a lot of eyeshadow lately, and also because I have a short makeup attention span.
Basically, Tartelette in Bloom is the latest version of the last Tartelette palette (that one was $44, and this year’s is $45), but I think it’s even better.
Like last year’s, it has 12 neutral powder eyeshadows; contains Tarte’s trademark super ingredient, Amazonian Clay; lasts all day long on my lids with very minimal creasing; and it’s cruelty free (like all of Tarte’s products).
This time around, though, the shadows are richer, more pigmented, and I think they’re also more interesting.
“Introducing our tartelette 2 in bloom palette – featuring 12 brand new, never-before-seen shades. With 9 mattes and 3 lusters, these lid liner and crease pairings allow you to create stunning, smoldering looks without the guesswork.”
I definitely don’t have to layer as much as I do with the O.G. Tartelette, and I think there’s more variation among the color temps — like cool tones, warm tones and neutral tones — as opposed to the original Tartelette, which I feel has an overall cooler color temp.
There are also a few shimmers in the mix, so it isn’t entirely mattes.
I think it’s a great palette if you happen to be going through a lazy makeup phase like I am because you pretty much get everything in it. So many mattes, along with some beautiful shimmery accent shades to break up the matte-ness.
There are also good shades for brow bones, crease colors, lid colors and darker shades you can use as liners or for smoky eyes.
Um…it’s also good for travel, by the way. I took it with me on a short trip over the holidays to see my parents and then up to Redding to visit my in-laws, and I didn’t want for any other shadows the whole time. I just used this palette. Like the O.G. version, it’s good for hanging with family or just doing chill things where you seriously don’t need to be wearing, like, five shadows up in your crease. If you just want to wear one or two shadows on your lids with a little liner or mascara, it’s lovely for that.
You probably will have to contend with some fallout, though, so don’t forget to tap the excess off your brush first.
On the flip side, the fluffy powders blend smoothly, which means less time spent blending.
All in all, big ups for this palette, especially if you have a medium or darker skin tone. I love it (says the girl who’s been wearing it almost daily for the past month!)
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,