Tarte Tease palette || Swatches & Review

Hey Guys,

I hope you’re doing well? A little while ago I won GlittersandRoses 1k giveaway! I was so excited to win the Tarte Tease palette! I’ve had my eye on this for quite a while now so I was thrilled to have won it in a giveaway from one of my favourite bloggers.

In today’s post I’ll be talking through my thoughts on this palette and showing you guys some swatches. The palette is sold for £18 on the Tarte website. Lets get into it!

First impressions:

The packaging for this palette is so cute. I love the colour scheme and the gold foiled addition is a nice touch, I also think it ties in really well with the gold detailing of the pans. The name ‘tease’ links nicely to the size of the palette as it’s a nice teaser of what Tarte eyeshadows are like. Despite the fact that it’s a mini palette nothing has been lost on the quality of the packaging and design. The cardboard holder feels secure, it shuts securely with a magnet and there’s a super handy mirror.

There are 6 colours, all of which are super wearable and perfect for creating a deep nude look, however with the darker shade ‘BFF’ I think there’s potential to make a darker more intense look.  The Shade names are; whisper, wink, crush, first kiss, heartbreaker and BFF. The colours have a matte finish apart from ‘crush’ and ‘first kiss’ which are shimmery.

I did some swatches of the shades to see what the pigmentation was like and I was actually so impressed. This is the first high end palette I have owned and I didn’t have any idea how it could be different from drugstore palettes so I didn’t have any expectations. The powders feel so soft to touch and on arm swatches the colours show up well. There smooth and not at all chunky, which is great, they also swatched evenly which was nice to see. Annoyingly the day I took swatches the weather was horrible which meant I had to use flash photography, this has washed out some of the shades. Although I can assure you they are very pigmented.

Using the pallet:

I have been loving this palette! I use whisper all over my eyelid to create a smooth canvas. I’ve been using wink and heartbreaker in my crease to add some definition to my eye. Then finally using crush I add a glittery affect all over the lid. If I do fancy creating a darker look I will put some of BFF right on the outer corner of my eye to make them really pop. All the colours go on so easily using my real technique brushes and are very blendable. I even feel as though the colours show up better on the lids after using a brush then when I did finger swatches.

I do find the shadows to have a little bit of fallout from the pans which can be frustrating but it doesn’t bother me, especially as this fallout doesn’t occur when I put them on the eyes. I think the shades are really pretty and I can honestly see myself using these colours a lot especially as the palette is so easily transportable.

Overall Opinion:

I’ve been liking this palette a lot! I think the design and packaging looks really cute, and it all works well to give it that highend/quality makeup vibe. The shadows themselves are incredible, super pigmented, easy to work with, and very wearable. I love the colour range and I think this will become my go to palette. Of course I was lucky enough to win this in a giveaway but had I spent my own money on it I wouldn’t be at all disappointed!

Thanks for reading this review, I hope you’ve enjoyed it!

GIVEAWAY: I will be hosting a small giveaway here on my blog once I hit 250 followers! This was my year goal but only half way through the year and I’m already so close. If you already follow me then Thank You! If you’re not following then please hit that button and become apart of the family!

Charliestar xoxo



55 thoughts on “Tarte Tease palette || Swatches & Review

  1. Ahhh you lucky thing, the palette is beaut!! 😍 and congrats on hitting your goal so early on in the year!! Think how amazingly far you would have come by the end of the year 🙊🎉💋

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  2. I am lucky to be on so many PR lists – but it was years of being in the game and years of being invited to brand and press events – I always have extras I can ship your way! Kam

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