The Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette ($44) is a new palette for Spring 2015 that contains 12 all matte eyeshadows. Yes, all matte. The best part about the Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette is the fact it will be available as part of the Tarte permanent collection unlike the limited edition release of the Tarte Be MATTEnificent Amazonian Colored Clay Matte Eye & Cheek Palette!
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Tarte released the Tarte Be MATTEnificent Amazonian Colored Clay Matte Eye & Cheek Palette for Spring 2014 which was a complete face palette that includes blush as well as eyeshadow. As much as I like a completely face palette I actually was quite excited that the Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette was all about eyeshadow and nothing more. And yes, I was even excited it was all about MATTE eyeshadow even though I’m not one for reveling in the finish!
The Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette obviously celebrates the Tarte fandom as they refer to lovers of the brand as “Tartelettes” kinda cute right? It comes housed in a purple and gold mirrored compact that’s a little smaller than a CD. It has a generously sized full size mirror inside and is perfect for travel should you wish to have 12 easy to wear matte eyeshadows while away. Inside the box you’ll also find a small card with simple to follow instructions to create two looks using the palette.
From what I can see the palette is arranged in three quads of eyeshadows. So each row across has shades that will compliment each other in a single look which takes the guess work out of mixing and matching shades. Of course, you can use any shade in any combination you like but I appreciate the rows of shades that contrast and work well together.
I mentioned about I’m not a matte fan, yeah, you realize that if you read my site daily but Tarte’s matte eyeshadows are the exception. They are incredibly silky, smooth, and easy to blend and a real treat on my drier eyes. I never have issues with Tarte’s matte eyeshadow applying patchy or uneven! There mattes are soft, silky, and blend oh so easily. Matte’s are sometimes a chore to work with but Tarte makes them easy and enjoyable to use. Shades do not fade or crease on me and wear quite strong with or without eyeshadow primer.
The palette is quite warm where Be MATTEnificent was a hint cooler. I personally prefer this as it gives me the ability to create warmer, nude, natural eye looks!
Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Fashionista, Super Mom, Wanderer, Power Player)
Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Bombshell, Caregiver, Natural Beauty, Best Friend)
Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Multi-tasker, Free Spirit, Force of Nature, Dreamer)
All in all the Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette is one of those essential palettes you’ll find yourself reaching for daily. It’s work friendly yet still gives you the ability to create elegant eye looks easily with a beautifully textured shadow formula that blends like a dream.
Even if mattes aren’t your favorite formula I’m positive the Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette can easily convert you!