January 11, 2016

Tarte Tartelette Tease Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

Tarte Tease Palette

Tarte Tartelette Tease Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette ($21) is a new, travel friendly version of the Tarte Tartelette Eyeshadow Palette that contains six brand new shades of eyeshadow. The idea behind the Tarte Tartelette Tease Eyeshadow Palette is to give you essentials eyeshadow shades in a smaller travel friendly packaging that makes it easy to take with you.

This is a fun little palette to have on hand at your boyfriend’s house or to take with you on a weekend trip as it has six total shades that can be used to create two looks. Or if you’re feeling inventive you can use shades individually to create a variety of different looks.

Tarte Tartelette Tease

Let’s take a look!

Tarte Tartelette Tease Palette

The Tarte Tartelette Tease Eyeshadow Palette comes housed in a tiny business card sized palette that’s about in inch thick. It’s a sturdy cardboard palette with a generously sized mirror inside and a magnetic closure. It takes absolutely no room in a makeup bag and it travels super friendly-like. It’s a nice palette to have around if you need to do a quickie look or even to just keep tucked away at your boyfriend’s apartment so you do a quick look if you happen to spend the night. It’s also nice to toss in your desk drawer as you can use it to create an evening eye look quickly after work. The shade names are all printed on the palette.

The palette contains six 0.03 oz eyeshadows and is $21. Tarte’s In Bloom Clay Eyeshadow Palette is $45 and holds 12 x 0.053 oz at $45 so the price is just about right in terms of value. It might hold only six shades but you’re getting a good deal of eyeshadow for your buck.

Shades include:

  • Whisper (light pink)
  • Crush (taupe shimmer)
  • Heartbreaker (brown)
  • Wink (light mauve)
  • First Kiss (mauve shimmer)
  • BFF (plum)

Tarte Tartelette Tease Eyeshadow Palette

Tarte Tartelette Tease Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Wink, First Kiss, BFF)

Tarte Tartelette Tease Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Wink, First Kiss, BFF)

Tarte Tartelette Tease Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Whisper, Crush, Heartbreaker)

Tarte Tartelette Tease Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Whisper, Crush, Heartbreaker)

If you take the original Tartelette Palette and you take the In Bloom Palette you’ll likely come across similarities in many of the shades in the Tease Palette. I wouldn’t say there are exact dupes here but the color scheme is basically the same as those two palettes.

This palette favors more of the idea of the In Bloom Palette as it isn’t completely matte and does contain a few shimmers where as the original Tartelette Palette was all matte. This contains four matte shades and two shimmers. The shimmer shades had a soft, velvety texture that had a little fall out but nothing too dramatic. Tarte seems to have reformulated their shimmer shades as I didn’t feel these colors were super frosty. The mattes are quite silky and applied very smoothly on my drier eyes without fall out. The darker shades can be a little patchy worn all over so these are best used at the outer v or crease in my opinion.

Looking at the palette you have the first row of shades that will work to create a nude, shimmery look (these are the shades I used to create my look below) and the second row holds shades that will create a plummy taupe look. Of course, the shades can be mixed and matched anyway you choose.

Tarte Tartelette Tease Palette fotd
Tarte Tartelette Tease fotd
I had fun with the Tarte Tartelette Tease Eyeshadow Palette. I liked that it didn’t overwhelm me with a ton of eyeshadow options! This is great for quick yet sophisticated eye looks without a lot of know how. It’s a good introduction to Tarte’s eyeshadow formula and a great way to travel with some of your favorite shades in a little amount of space.

If you love Tarte, you’re bound to adore the Tease Palette.

The Tarte Tartelette Tease Eyeshadow Palette is available now at Ulta.com, Sephora.com, Macys.com, and Tarte.com.


This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Janessa

    Ugh.. I don’t want to want this!! (Now i’m humming ‘I want you to want me…’)
    I’m going to Vegas at the end of the month and I keep NOT to justify this purchase! I absolutely love Tarte shadows (not sure if I love them more than Toofaced or just as much), and this really does look like the perfect little travel palette. Would be a great chalenge to have this being the only shadow I take on a trip… This 2016 no buy is KILLING me.

    • Isabella Muse

      I’m sending good no buy vibes your way Janessa so you can resist 🙂

      • Janessa

        Wow… Please excuse my plethora of type-o’s! Clearly this no buy is already getting to me… I appreciate the vibes, Musey!

  • Gina

    I might compare Apples to oranges here. But how does this one compare to the one it cosmetics had for holiday? Both of them are travel friends, I know one is all matte, this one has a couple of shimmers. I also have BM holiday one which has 8 shadows and 4 blushes. I think I should be OK with travel friendly palettes, but this one is so attempting!

    • Isabella Muse

      It is hehe. They are really too vastly different palettes. It really depends what you’re wanting in a palette. It Cosmetics is all matte, good silky formula where as Tarte has a bit more color intensity plus shimmers. You’ll likely be able to create more dramatic looks with Tarte’s version where as It Cosmetics is more about a natural looking eye.

  • diane

    i picked this up at sephora in jcpenney.i love the shades in here! i feel like the shimmer shades have way more fallout than the matte, but still not bad.

  • Rachel R.

    The swatches look great! Thanks! I ordered this. I love the two large Tartelette palettes. I’m glad this one has a couple shimmers.

  • Ashley

    The way you lined the inner rims of your eyes really makes them pop, and look gorgeous doll!

  • Rebekah E

    Did yours come with part of Wink broken off? Mine came with part of bff broken off. It made me a little mad because the powder got on my new makeup chair. It’s a really nice palette, though I did contact Sephora about the broken shadow.

  • Lori

    Hmmm…I have a trip at the end of the month too…

    BTW your eyes look great!!

  • Terri

    I am an eye palette junkie! Seriously need rehab! This is tempting and I love the size. The large palettes are great but I am in the mood to simplify.

  • genevieve

    These colours look completely gorgeous on you Isabella. A lovely,very useful set of colours to have handy.

  • Tracy

    This looks amazing on you! Please share your secret, what is your blush and lippie? You look gorgggggggg <3

    • Isabella Muse

      oh wow thank you tracy! I can’t remember the lipstick DUH! But the blush was nars orgasm I believe 🙂 Thank YOU!

  • Marie Dyde

    Hi thanks for the review. I am an older lady who has loved make up all my life. I used to work on the cosmetics dept for a large retail store and took many courses in health and beauty. My favourite eye shadow palette was by liz collinge. Bought about 20 years ago!! I am still looking for a dupe for that and the tarte one looks very similar. I
    would like to comment on the style of eyebrows young women are wearing now. I feel if not careful they can look like a couple of hairy caterpillars, so while I appreciate that fuller eyebrows are more natural and frame the face, sometimes a little judicious neatening would be better. After all, less is more.