There have been so many new palette releases lately that can make it confusing to select one that best suits you, but I bought the Tartelette Toasted palette and feel like I have hit the jackpot on palettes! This is not the first product I have purchased and loved from Tarte. If you are not familiar with the brand, Tarte is a cosmetics company that is cruelty-free and vegan friendly. Their products are formulated without harmful ingredients such as parabens, mineral oil, phthalates and sodium laurel sulfate. This is an added bonus in my book!
Similar to many other palettes that have been released lately, this one provides 12 warm-toned shades, with a blend of shimmers and mattes. I personally love warmer shades as they tend to best complement my hazel eyes. However, I think these colors would really enhance blue, green or brown eyes as well. This is the first palette I’ve ever owned where I can say that I have used and loved every single shade! I start out with the best of intentions every time I buy a palette, but always end up having a shade or two that I really don’t like or that isn’t wearable for me on a day-to-day basis. Also, I love that I can achieve a complete eye look using just this palette. I hate when I have to jump from palette to palette to hunt for different colors to complete an eye look. I don’t have the time or the patience for that!
The packaging of this palette is amazing! It is a great size for travel, has a generous sized mirror and is very sturdy. The front looks like a warm, cozy fire with gold letters, and when you open it up, there is a faint yummy fragrance that makes it even more delicious!
As for the quality of the shadows, Tarte does not disappoint. They use their Amazonian clay formula which is long-lasting and the shadows blend nicely. Some of the shades are a little powdery but I have not experienced any issues with fallout on my face as I apply them. I’ve had this palette over a month now and have used it almost every day that I’ve worn makeup. There is no black shade with could be a con for some, but I use the color “Fireside” as an eye liner and it has worked great for me. Also, there is a rich chocolate brown shade called “Crackle” that might look a bit intimidating as it has gold flecks of sparkle in it, but I find that it is still a very wearable color on the eye. The sparkles don’t translate like the other shimmer shadows so it can be daytime appropriate.
The palette retails for $46, which is in range for a lot of the newer palettes out there, but for me, it is worth the splurge because the shades are wearable, versatile and flattering. Yes, you can achieve more dramatic looks as well as daytime looks, but for me, daily looks are what I most use in my lifestyle and this palette has been such a treat to use! Let me know if you’ve tried this and what you think.