August 11, 2016

Tarte Styled by Hrush Eye & Cheek Palette Might Just Be Backup Material

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Tarte Styled by Hrush Palette

As you know the Tarte Styled by Hrush Eye & Cheek Palette ($30) is a limited edition eyeshadow and blush palette that was created in collaboration with Hrush Achemyan. The Style by Hrush Palette got an early launch last weekend at as a one day only Platinum Member Perk and launched officially at after that.

I’m here to tell you that Tarte Styled by Hrush Eye & Cheek Palette might just be backup material.

Tarte Styled by Hrush

I had some reservations about the Tarte Styled by Hrush Eye & Cheek Palette because I own a lot of Tarte Palettes and this was filled with a good deal of nude, natural eyeshadow shades that seemed like I could potentially duplicate from some of my past palettes. But I’ll freely admit even when I have dupes I still buy a palettes. I like having a palette with coordinating shades that work together in one place. Am I weird? Possibly! But there’s something rather nice about pulling a palette out and having shades that match well versus looking through my stash for several single eyeshadows to use in one look! Hrush’s palette features six coordinating shades that work well together even though I had some doubt they would at first but more on that in a bit.

Before we move forward I needed to address one common question I get, Where is the palette made? Good news, in the USA 🙂

Hrush’s palette comes in a gold rechtangle compact with a generously sized mirror inside. This palette looks a lot like past palettes from Tarte such as Poppy Picnic Eye & Cheek Palette from Summer 2015 and the Tarte Tarteist Blush Palette that launched this Summer. It’s a packaging they have used before which I favor because it stores easily and it is small enough to travel safely with. The palette has a faux black croc face plate with “Styled by Hrush” on its cover. Tarte and Hrush packed this up with a get the look card that features four different looks you can create using the palette.

Shades include:

  • Bliss (white gold)
  • Smitten (pink champagne)
  • Royal (shimmering berry)
  • Pinch (warm golden peach)
  • Kitty (matte brown)
  • Vamp (taupe)
  • Cheeky (matte coral blush)

Tarte Styled by Hrush Eye & Cheek Palette

Tarte Styled by Hrush Fall 2016

Tarte Styled by Hrush Eye & Cheek Swatches (Bliss, Smitten, Royal)

Tarte Styled by Hrush Eye & Cheek Swatches (Bliss, Smitten, Royal)

Tarte Styled by Hrush Eye & Cheek Palette Swatches (Pinch, Kitty, Vamp)

Tarte Styled by Hrush Eye & Cheek Palette Swatches (Pinch, Kitty, Vamp)

Tarte Styled by Hrush Eye & Cheek Palette (Cheeky Blush)

Tarte Styled by Hrush Eye & Cheek Palette (Cheeky Blush)

I’m not going to say there aren’t dupes here as some shades do look like shades Tarte has created in the past. Bliss and Smitten stand out the most as shades I’ve seen or already have in some variation from Tarte. But the exciting things is the formula! So, even if I have these shades in say a Holiday Palette, I don’t mind the repeat because this formula is considerably better than what I’ve seen from past palettes. All six shades have a soft, buttery texture. The satins have a creamy, soft, velvety consistency and that mattes are soft and silky. This is the matte formula from Tarte that made me fall in love with mattes and made me willing to use them. I’m in love with all three mattes particularly Pinch because I’m always looking for peachy dune shades which is a shade that’s very flattering on my eyes. Royal, happens to be the shade that sold me on this palette! It’s a very pretty purple-y berry which I’m wearing in my photo below on my lash line paired up with Pinch. I know odd combination right? But it actually works beautifully well!

The blush included with the palette is also lovely. It’s a light coral with an orange undertone which at first I was a little worried about as orange doesn’t look well on me. But it actually compliments the eyeshadow shades beautifully. The formula is very soft and silky with a good eight hour wear time. It isn’t as dense as some of the Amazonian Clay Blushes that have been launching lately. It was very easy to blend and the soft, matte finish was seamless. I expected it to have a flat finish due to the matte nature of the formula but it actually lit up my entire face! Not with shimmer mind but the shade just added a certain glow to my entire face. One of the best things about this shade is I can honestly say I don’t have a single Tarte blush like it!

Well, that was a great experience! There are a lot of shades in this palette I’d want to have backups of like Cheeky Blush, Pinch, Kitty, and Royal Eyeshadow!

The Tarte Styled by Hrush Eye & Cheek Palette is one of the nicest palettes I’ve tried from the brand in a while. This has an excellent selection of Fall friendly shades and I can see it as a palette that will be taken out and used often in daily looks. I’m really glad I purchased it and have even played with the idea of hauling a second one (which I might still do!).

Tarte Styled by Hrush Eye & Cheek Palette fotd

Tarte Styled by Hrush fotd

All in all, a great pick from Tarte and Hrush!

Well done!

Muse Approved.

Available now at and coming soon to and at Ulta stores on September 4th! I don’t have release or launch info for Sephora and but will update you when it becomes available.

Did you purchase the Tarte Styled by Hrush Eye & Cheek Palette?

Share your thoughts!


I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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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  • Dee

    I thought I would pass on this until I read your post! Great colors on you and a pretty look. I agree about having all the colors you need that go together in one palette.

    • Isabella Muse

      It was a pass for me too at first glance as I was worried I had all the shades already! But it’s actually beautiful! And they all work great together!

  • Christina D.

    Works on you and looks great. Big ol’ pass for me since I’m totally done with Tarte.

    Money better spent elsewhere: I indulged BIG TIME this morning with the gorgeous new 20 shade (and $99) palette from Marc Jacobs. Psyched!

    • NJ

      Big ol pass for me too. I have pink toned skin .Tarte always seems to make blushes that look crappy orange on me. Also not enough mattes in that pallette

  • Robin Burris

    I thought this was a pass as well, but you may have changed my mind! Looks great on you and so glad others asked about the lippy! Off to read that review next! 🙂

    • Isabella Muse

      Thanks Robin! Def worth a pick up! I liked it! I’m playing with the idea of getting another one ;-D

  • Lexi Suba

    Omg I new I would love the shade Royal before I even saw your swatch, but now I feel like I need this! lol especially since there’s a coral blush *_*

  • Maddy

    Amazing look you made with this palette! I’m definitely getting convinced I need this in my life…

  • Agona

    Muse, is this the same formula as the Rainforest of the Sea palette? I loved the formula in that palette.

  • holly

    That looks awesome on you!! What did you use to apply the eyeshadow as liner on your lower lash line? I always make such a mess or look like I have not slept in days when I try to do that with eyeshadow but yours looks great!!!

    • Isabella Muse

      just a stiff eyeliner brush 🙂 Nothing special! aw thanks! I goofed on one eye because I was rushing so it is a bit uneven! But I just used a regular stiff eyeliner brush and walked it across my lash line nothing special 😀

  • Susan

    Looks fantastic on you! Seems like berry/red eye shadow shades are becoming popular this fall. I approve.

  • Moda31

    This looks like it would suit a very limited range of skin tones, especially that blush.

  • BKero

    Hey, Muse! These colors look fantastic on you! Quick question, how big is this palette? I’m looking more for a grab and go palette, do you think its travel sized?

  • zVintageFashionizta

    That blush looks lovely on you but I am not tempted….OK a little bit.

  • Maria

    I was going to pass on this palette. After this review I am very tempted.

  • SaraMarie

    Just wondering if this palette has that sweet vanilla smell like other Tarte palettes (i.e.Swamp Queen palette)?
    I would also like to thank you for all the info & pics you provide to us, it is very helpful.

    • Isabella Muse

      Hi Sara. I didn’t smell vanilla but I did smell chocolate! Hope this helps!? Aw my pleasure <3! xoxo!