Palette of The Week: Tartelette in Bloom…

I decided it was time to give the most hyped up palette it’s moment to shine. To most of you, this may seem like the easiest/funnest palette of the week for me to play with, but the truth is it’s actually the hardest for me! I’ve had such a strange relationship with this palette. I bought into all the hype of it being the classic palette everyone needs and it was my first purchase the second I finally went to the U.S. And I loved it. But the truth is the second I owned it I didn’t really know what to do with it, and I haven’t since. Every week since I’ve started this series I’ve decided it would be the palette of the week then I wouldn’t know what to do with it so I’d find another. Shoot me, but I’m going to say it; I don’t see how this is considered the ultimate palette you need to own. The colour range looks appealing but honestly you can’t really create a full look with it, so many of the colours are too pale to work with. But, it was time to see once and for all whether I misjudged this palette or whether the world did…

tartelette in bloom closeup

So, as expected I was initially lost. It’s just that the palette looks so pretty overall but then I look again and feel that the transition colours are all too light to really show up on the lid. I decided to try it out anyway. So I started out by placing some of Jetsetter and Smarty Pants as transition colours and at first I was disappointed. They were hardly showing up and I just felt like they weren’t doing much. Then I put the only colour I actually like into my crease which was Rebel. That worked like a charm. Finally I used some of Leader to darken up the outer corner and decided to play a bit with Funny Girl a bit in my inner corner and on the lid. Honestly, at the end I was impressed. I loved how the entire look came together and I felt like the transition colours actually really did work beautifully overall. Apparently I had misjudged these colours, but can you blame me- they look so light! Rebel was absolutely stunning, I actually don’t have anything like that colour anywhere else and it’s just such a beautiful unique warm brown but it’s kind of pink-ish, I don’t even know.

tartelette closeup

Onto the formula, I had actually always felt like this palette was too powdery and a bit chalky. But, again I was pleasantly surprised. It actually was pretty buttery and applied really nicely onto my lid. What I noticed most is also how beautifully the colours blend into each other, like I said I wasn’t really sure at every step but altogether they came together gorgeously.

tartelette in bloom swatches

I just wanted to throw in there that I also love the formula of the shimmery shadows. I swatched some of the shades I used most above and you can see how smooth and metallic the shimmers are! I definitely want to play more with Firecracker, such a gorgeous shimmery bronze.

tartelette in bloom

All in all, I was definitely impressed and it wasn’t as bad as I had imagined. Having said that, this is the first week where I’m not really that sad to move on to the next palette. I don’t feel too attached to it or to the colours I used from it. So, I’m still a bit confused about how I feel about the palette.

Let me know what you think of the Tartelette in Bloom palette, I’m sure almost all of you own it haha



14 Comments Add yours

  1. Thanks for such an honest review! It’s so pretty – I’ve looked at it every time I’m in Sephora but have never taken the plunge, I think I’d have the same issues you do. X

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  2. Great review! Thank you

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  3. Azra says:

    Beautiful palette, it’s perfect for this time of year. Lovely review! xx

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  4. fadedrouge says:

    Looks quite nice!

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  5. I don’t own this one, but I have the other Tartelette palette and love it!

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  6. It looks gorgeous in photos for starters! Some of the colours definitely look really light – I feel like you could loose the whole first row and it be great. Rebel and Leader are stunning though xxx

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  7. Palette is beautiful and highly raved about but can’t be abit daunting to use 🙈 Amazing review 🎀

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  8. That palette has every shade that I can dream of. Total perfection✔️✔️✔️

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  9. I promised myself I wouldn’t buy any palettes this year, but this is at the top of my wishlist! It looks very versatile.

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  10. Want this so badddd!!!! 😦
    Its just so gorgeous!

    Let’s be blogger friends!!? Subscribing to your blog, would love if you subbed us back!

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  11. zoejetke says:

    Beautiful post x


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