Review: Tarte’s Tartelette Palette


Often, it’s a rarity to see an eyeshadow palette devoted to just matte eyeshadow colours. Many makeup brands have tried to incorporate matte eyeshadows. Some have accomplished it greatly and some haven’t but there hasn’t been one exclusive palette that offers only matte shadows…until now. Tarte’s Tartelette Palette is the first of its kind and has been put out on the market due to popular demand. When I first saw this product on Sephora’s website, I was floored. A palette that features 12 exclusive matte eyeshadows that have been designed to work with one another? Sign me up because it was just too good to be true. In fact, I was so excited that I ended up purchasing this without reading any reviews or swatching the product. The Tartelette palette’s shadows are made with Amazonian Clay (just like most of Tarte’s products). This versatile palette is formulated without mineral oil, sodium and gluten. It’s dermatologist tested and very beneficial for your eye area! The packaging of this product is sleek and it comes with a pretty big mirror on one side. It also includes a How-to-guide on getting some day and night looks. These long-wear eyeshadows can be used as a liner, lid shadow and/or crease shadow, the possibilities are endless!

My Verdict?

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Okay are you ready for what I have to say? This product is so incredibly amazing that I have dubbed it as the best eyeshadow palette I have ever used to this date. I’ve been using this palette for weeks now and I cannot explain to you how impressed I am by each and every single eyeshadow in this palette. There isn’t a single colour that I don’t like or don’t use! First of all, the quality of these eyeshadows are amazing! They’re buttery soft to touch and they perfectly glide on your lids without making any sort of mess or being streaky. The formula is incredible. Most of the time, matte eyeshadows tend to become either powdery or dry but this isn’t the case with any of these shadows. There’s no fall out, especially if you use it with an eyeshadow primer. The texture of the shadows are smooth and the formula does not irritate my eyes nor does it make the eye area dry! Secondly, each of the 12 shadows in this palette are so incredibly pigmented that you get enough colour with one swipe! Of course, you can build the colour up to your desired intensity but you don’t really have to pack on the layers as much. Third of all, the versatility of this palette is astonishing! Each and every colour here can work harmoniously with one another or can stand alone on its own. I’ve used some of the colours as liners and they worked great! You can pair them any way you want and it’ll work, so the possibilities of your eye look are endless! Also, did I mention all the colours are MATTE? The colours are so incredibly matte that they look phenomenal when they’re on your lids! Last of all, the packaging of the product is so adorable. It’s sleek, cute and small enough to fit in your makeup bag. I love that it has a big mirror as well. Also, the names for the shadows are so cute and empowering. This palette was created to celebrate, inspire and empower women and the names of the shadows really showcase that! All in all, this product is a must have for any eyeshadow lover, anyone looking for a new eyeshadow palette or anyone that loves matte eyeshadows! At $53 (CDN), you will not be disappointed! This is worth every little bit of your money and think of it as a long-term investment. I absolutely love this palette and have been using this obsessively the past few weeks! Tarte has hit the mark with this impressive product! You can purchase this at any Tarte retailer (I got mine at Sephora)!

The colours


  1. Free Spirit: A light yellow cream
  2. Force of Nature: A very pretty blush-nude
  3. Dreamer: A milk-chocolate brown
  4. Multi-tasker: Chocolate brown
  5. Caregiver: A pale baby pink
  6. Natural Beauty: A very pretty mauve
  7. Best Friend: Mulberry
  8. Bombshell: Dark grape purple
  9. Super mom: An ivory cream
  10. Wanderer: Light pale brown
  11. Power Player: A greyish brownish Taupe
  12. Fashionista: Black

Honestly, I love all the shades equally and can’t chose one!

Happy Shopping Dolls! x


  • Amazing quality of the eyeshadows
  • Incredible formula, buttery smooth, glides on
  • Intense colour pigments, you get enough colour with one swipe
  • Cute casing
  • Versatile colours that work great together or individually
  • All Matte eyeshadow palette


  • Absolutely nothing

Rating: 10/10 (If I could rate it higher I would, this is a must have for any makeup lover or anyone looking for an eyeshadow palette!)

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 IMG_3785IMG_3775 Free Spirit, Force of Nature, Dreamer, Multi-tasker

IMG_3786IMG_3779 Caregiver, Natural Beauty, Best Friend, Bombshell

IMG_3787Super Mom, Wanderer, Power Player, Fashionista

IMG_3782Free Spirit, Force of Nature, Dreamer, Multi-tasker, Caregiver, Natural Beauty, Best Friend, Bombshell, Super Mom, Wanderer, Power Player, Fashionista


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