Eyeshadow palettes can be super convenient and value packed but sometimes they lack balance. Especially when it comes to mattes. Pick any given eyeshadow palette and I guarantee you there’s way more shimmery and metallic shades than matte. Which isn’t necessarily bad–just lacking. I don’t know about you but I can’t stand shimmer in the crease. Even if it looks good, it just feels so wrong to me.
That’s why I’m big on transition shadows (like Bobbi Brown’s Camel) to help pull my palettes together because they often lack solid crease colors that aren’t too dark. And why I finally pulled the trigger on the Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette after eyeing it for months.
It’s a completely matte eyeshadow palette that’s loaded with a fresh mix of warm and cool neutrals suitable for all complexions. Tartelette has been quite a hit since it was first released but I kept hesitating to purchase it because I wasn’t sure if it was worth it.
After a quick swatch of the darker half of Tartelette I was completely convinced that it was an absolute must have. Especially for gals like me who live for a matte crease. Tartelette is filled from top to bottom with great all over lid, crease, transition and highlight colors for fair to deep skin. At first, I harshly judged Tartelette by the lighter, pale left side thinking it couldn’t possibly work on brown skin but I was totally wrong. Tartelette is actually a wonderful matte palette for brown skin. And it seems to be great quality too! Most of the shades were very pigmented, soft and buttery with the exception of the 2 darkest shades which seemed a little patchy. I still think Tartelette is quickly going to become one of my favorite palettes though!
Have you tried the Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette?
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