Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Palette Review

Tartelette Amazonian Clay Palette | Essential Twenty

Are you sick of me talking about my Boxing Day Sale purchases yet? Fear not, I think I’m just about done. Just two more products to review after this one so woop! Today is all about a palette I’ve been after for a little while – the Tartelette Palette by Tarte, a brand that I’ve been looking at buying more and more from recently.

Shock horror, another matte palette in my collection! But at 25% off and free shipping I was hardly going to turn it down. Whilst my eye was originally on the out of stock Tartelette In Bloom palette, I wanted to try out a Tarte palette and this was the next best thing.

Tartelette Amazonian Clay Palette | Essential Twenty

So I’ve realised recently that I should really stop buying matte palettes as they quite often require pairing with another palette or a few singles if I want a more glam look, but for an every day look, matte shadows work extremely well. I know that I can use the browns and purples in a sweep across the lid to liven up any basic look which is always an easy option.

The shades are a little inconsistent, with the really dark shades being a little patchy, but the more muted tones are absolutely stunning. My favourites are Natural Beauty (a mauve shade), Best Friend (a mulberry tone), Force of Nature (a beautiful nude), and Wanderer (a light brown with orangey undertones). The black is also fairly pigmented, and the inclusion of three pale, almost translucent, shades with slightly different undertones makes this a great buy for a variety of skin tones.

Tartelette Amazonian Clay Palette | Essential Twenty

Okay, the Tartelette palette isn’t the best quality in terms of price (definitely not when you factor in shipping and taxes at full price) but it’s not a bad palette you have in your collection. Although if you’re looking at spending a little more on an all matte palette I’d recommend the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics over this one as it blends a little easier and the colours are a little more complementary to each other. But if you’re a makeup addict like I am then maybe branch out and treat yourself, especially if you’re into cooler tones.

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