I know the buzz for this new Tartelette in Bloom palette died down a while ago, but I wanted to wait until the hype was gone before I got this palette and gave it a try. I was sucked into the hype of the original Tartelette palette and was disappointed to discover that many shadows were difficult to blend out and overall it was just okay. I almost passed on this new palette all together because of that, but after seeing some swatch videos, they changed my mind. So is it better than the original?
Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Palette
Tarte nailed it on the packaging, there is no question about that. Tartelette in Bloom is stunning and makes the original look sad and plain, haha! I believe this released in the spring, which was perfect timing for this beauty!
Unlike the original — which was all matte — this new palette has three shimmers mixed in with all the matte shades. Which, I think, is a really nice balance between matte and shimmer! The shimmers are really great quality except Funny Girl. That one is sheer and leaves a lot to be desired.
Let’s hop into the swatches. As always, these are swatched twice, no primer underneath.
One thing I do find somewhat odd is their choice of dark colors. I can understand Leader, but Activist and Smokeshow are very similar I feel like they could’ve omitted one and included a different shade. Smokeshow does lean more toward black whereas Activist is more brown…but you have to agree with me that they are pretty similar, right?!
Here are three different eye looks I created using this palette. If you want to know which shadows I used for each look, CLICK HERE to see my pin detailing everything. 🙂 I wanted to show how this palette can be used for very natural looks, as well as more intense looks. I wish the shimmer would show up as beautiful in pictures as it does in real life…but you just have to take my word for it! 😉
I found it surprising that in just a 12 pan palette Tarte was able to include both cool tone and warm tone shades — which is ingenious because it makes this palette enticing for all eyeshadow lovers. 🙂 I love the theme of the bottom row — I loved the matte mauve look I created using those shades!
So do I recommend the Tartelette in Bloom? Do I like this palette more than the original? The answer to both questions is yes! I find it blends very nicely, all the matte shades are outstanding, and two of the three shimmers I use often. In my opinion, only have one ‘dud’ in a palette is still really good! I will not be getting rid of this palette anytime in the near future — it’s going to it’s new home right beside my most-used and most-loved palettes!
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