Hello everyone! Welcome back to my series, Palette Roulette, where each week I randomly select an eyeshadow palette that I will have to use for all of that week.
Each week, I create 4-7 looks from that week’s randomly selected palette. I will share these looks with you, tell you which shades I used and where, and my overall thoughts on that palette.
Last week’s Palette Roulette was the Smashbox Cover Shot Soft Light Palette. If you haven’t already checked out that post, please do!
Alright, on to week 7!
Here is my current list of eyeshadow palettes, excluding the palettes that have already been chosen. As you can see, I have moved those palettes into another “used” column, so that I don’t select them again.
This week’s Palette Roulette is #4, Tarte Tartelette Flirt Eyeshadow Palette
This is one of Tarte’s mini eyeshadow palettes. At the moment, the Tarte eyeshadow formula is my absolute favourite, so I am excited to dig into this palette. I have definitely used it once or twice since purchasing it when it first came out in the fall, but I haven’t used it recently.
This palette includes 6 shades, 4 of which are matte, and 2 are metallic. This palette is truly the perfect neutral travel palette, since it has all of the mattes you should need, and it has warm and cool tones! The colour scheme is also the epitome of fall, which is when it was released.
Something that I should mention is that these mini Tarte palettes do not have a very good value. That is, you aren’t getting as much bang for your buck in terms of the amount of product you get (the pans are quite small). However, I truly think that their mini palettes are some of the best travel palettes out there. I have already reviewed the Tarte tartiest PRO To Go, so be sure to check out that review, and I do have a price comparison in that post as well. I also have a larger palette price comparison in my Wow! or Waste? Kat Von D Metalmatte Mini Eyeshadow Palette post, if you want to get a better idea of which smaller palettes have better value, and how they compare to larger sized palettes.
Classic Warm Neutral
gaze: Crease and all over lid. This is a medium cream shade which is the perfect shade to start your crease with. Blended easily and was pigmented.
hotline: Crease and deepened in the outer corner. This is a warm amber shade that also blended well and was definitely pigmented.
snuggle: Outer corner to deepen. This cool deep brown is perfect for deepening the outer corner of any look. Even though it was quite a bit deeper than the other two shades I had applied, it blended flawlessly.
hotline: Crease and outer corner.
touch: All over lid after cutting the crease with concealer. This shade is a beautiful orange metallic that has scattered glitter throughout it. This colour is the perfect fall shade! This was actually the same look that I wore on Thanksgiving!
snuggle: Outer corner to deepen.
Classic Cool Neutral
gaze: Crease and all over lid.
playful: Crease. This is a medium cool brown that again blended and built up so nicely.
snuggle: Outer corner to deepen. I actually totally loved how this all matte look turned out and I could definitely see it becoming one of my everyday go to looks. Simple but striking.
passion: All over lid after cutting the crease with concealer. This is by far my favourite shade in the palette. I’m not sure what it it about this shade, but this could easily be my HG eyeshadow shade. It was just so beautiful on, and I loved my makeup all day when I wore it. This is a smooth metallic brown champagne shade, and unlike the shade “touch”, it doesn’t have any glitter.
snuggle: Outer corner to deepen.
Overall, I don’t feel like I have a ton to say about this palette. Why? Because it simply knocks it out of the park on almost all fronts.
The colour selection in this palette is perfect for travel and every day looks. No, it’s nothing innovative, but you have the perfect matte shades for a full look, and two stunning metallics that are a pleasure to work with. The only thing that I do feel this palette is missing is a lighter white/cream matte. You will notice in my two all matte looks that I had to put the medium cream shade all over my lid, and it really didn’t give a huge amount of contrast with the crease shades. Having a lighter matte shade in there would make the palette slightly more complete, but it’s not the end of the world. I mean, who doesn’t have a light cream shade in their collection?
The pigmentation of all of these shades is perfect. They all can easily be applied lightly and built up for true pigmentation and I really didn’t feel left wanting for anything. The metallics were especially stunning when packed on a sticky base.
All of the shades were perfectly blendable, true to the Tarte Amazonian Clay formula. They are such a pleasure to work with, and so easy to apply! The only thing to note is that Tarte mattes do have quite a bit of kickback in the pan (similar to ABH) but I get very minimal fallout when working with them if I am sure to tap off my brush before application.
I have never experienced any fading with Tarte shadows. They look great all day!
Overall, I can’t recommend this travel palette enough. Even though the value isn’t there in terms of the amount of product you get, there is certainly plenty of value in the quality of the shadows.
Well, that’s it for this week’s Palette Roulette! Next week, instead of choosing a new Palette Roulette, I will be using and reviewing a new palette to my collection that was released in the last couple of months.