Tarte Cosmetics are taking the blogging world by storm at the moment and it’s not hard to see why. From their glam packaging to their wonderful products. Not to mention they’re cruelty free, which is a huge bonus. I’ve wanted to try Tartelette in Bloom 2 for so long and it’s finally mine, woohoo!
It’s not the easiest brand to buy unfortunately as it is a USA based company. However, there are means and ways of accessing Tarte in the UK and one way is through QVC. They seem to stock Tarte on a regular basis, having purchased Tarte products in the past from there, I knew they were a good one to use. I’ve been wanting to buy the Tartlette in Bloom 2 palette for quite some time as I had heard some wonderful things. So when I saw on Twitter thanks to Kasie from Kasie Beauty (who is an absolute babe) that QVC had easy pay instalments for Tarte Cosmetics… It was suddenly MUCH harder to resist.
I had a bit of trouble with the Tarte website, for some reason I just couldn’t get my order processed, despite there being money on all the bank cards I tried – both the Tarte customer team and our bank providers couldn’t work out the problem!
I saw that the palette was on the easy pay, text Kayne to ‘ask’ if I could get it (since he’s put me on a spending ban) when I had already purchased it… Thankfully he said it was fine as he knew I really wanted the palette anyway!
When it arrived, it was love at first sight.
In the palette you get 12 shadows. A range of matte and shimmer, nude to deep shades. It’s actually a really diverse palette where you can easily dress the eyes for a dramatic look or for a more day-to-day look.
First of all, the packaging – does not disappoint. The pictures don’t do it enough justice, one main reason for me buying this palette was because of the packaging! It’s so photogenic… I never thought I would say that about a palette. The shadows are also so buttery. It was so easy to use this palette because of how buttery the shades were. They applied onto my lids beautifully. I feel like the word ‘buttery’ is an odd word to describe the shadows but they’re exactly that. Tartelette in Bloom 2 smells amazing too!
I usually wear eyeshadow primer just to make the shadows last and avoid creasing but with Tarlette in Bloom 2, I haven’t needed too really. I’ve tried this palette both with eyeshadow primer and without – both have lasted great lengths of time. When Kayne and I went on a day out, I applied some eyeshadow at 9.00am and nearly 12 hours later – it had only faded a little bit as a result of rubbing my eyes.
My favourite shades at the moment are:
Flower Child, Jetsetter, Smarty Pants and Rebel. I’ve just reached for these the most and they work really well together, I think these shades are the best for multi-use. You can use for daily wear and then for the evenings, just make your eyeshadow a bit more dramatic and voila! For my birthday meal, I created a smokey eye look using Jetsetter, Rebel, Firecracker and Leader.
The pigmentation in this palette is incredible and a little goes a long way, which I love. There’s been practically no fallout either for me. However, I have struggled to get product from the shimmer shades and actually getting it to apply & stay on my lids. Thankfully, there are only 3 shimmer shades so it’s not the end of the world. I’m just wondering if they’ll apply better with different brushes or my fingers. When I swatched with my fingers they went onto my arm wonderfully so maybe I need to try applying with a flatter/harder brush as opposed to a soft and fluffy brush I would usually use.
Below are the swatches of the shades! Top to bottom: Charmer, Flower Child, Funny Girl, Jet Setter, Smarty Pants, Sweetheart, Rocker, Firecracker, Rebel, Smokeshow, Activist and Leader.
As you can see, the application is pretty smooth and this was with just one swipe across the arm. I mean, just look at them! This is me in a palette, all the neutrals and warm tones, gimme!
All in all, my first impressions of the Tartelette in Bloom 2 palette are fantastic. The colours are buildable, they’re diverse because they can be used to slay a night time look or for more casual daily wear. The general wear of the shadows I’m super impressed with too. I can’t fault it other than the shimmer shades but I’m sure that’s something I will solve with time.
Have you ever tried Tarte Cosmetics? Have you tried this palette? Let me know in the comments below!