The Tarte Cosmetics Tartelette in Bloom Clay Palette is a selection of twelve of the most hard working eye shadows I have come across. The exterior of the palette is so bright and colourful and filled with hopes of summer that upon lifting the lid you are expecting a selection of much bolder colours. But what lies beneath the shocking pink and purple petals is a very pleasant surprise. With recent palettes the trend appears to have been to have a selection of wearable shades with a few curve balls thrown in, like a royal blue or bright pink, but this palette is unashamedly wearable. Finally, a palette that has done all the work for us!
There are eight crease colours ranging from transition shades like ‘smarty pants’ to the deep brown ‘activist’, one bright white and three lustrous lid shades. All of the colours are from the same colour family and whilst some are clearly made to compliment each other, you could pretty much close your eyes, dip in your brush and not go far wrong! Having said that, if you are looking for inspiration you will not have to look far, as Tarte have included a handy card with four different looks to emulate.
My personal favourite colour is ‘smokeshow’ which is a grey/black and perfect for smokey eyes where a classic black would be too harsh. In fact, there is no matte black shade in this palette which can sometimes be a problem, but in my opinion, it isn’t missed at all in this instance.
The packaging of this palette is divine. It is bright, colourful and classy – like holding summer in your hand! There is a lovely, large mirror, which is perfect for touch ups on the go, which is great as the palette is a hand bag friendly shape and size. This palette feels like it is built to last which is appropriate for a set of shades that will simply never go out of fashion. Attention to detail was clearly the order of the day, with the box being perfectly matched with the same colours, branding and gold trim. An almost identical copy of the palette itself.
This palette would be a wonderful addition to any collection and will never go out of style.