October 7, 2016

Tarte Tarteist Paint Palette Collector’s Set 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.

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The Tarte Tarteist Paint Palette Collector’s Set ($49) is a new Works of Tarte Holiday 2016 limited edition palette and gift set that’s available for a limited time exclusively at Ulta and Ulta.com.

I recently reviewed the Tarte Pretty Paintbox Collector’s Makeup Case which I picked up at Sephora during their Holiday 2016 Rouge Preview Event. That set is a Sephora Exclusive and I wasn’t very impressed with it sadly! After I reviewed it many of you said I should try the Tarte Tarteist Paint Palette because the quality was much better!

Here are my thoughts on it!

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The Tarte Tarteist Paint Palette is a little cheaper than the Tarte Pretty Paintbox Collector’s Makeup Case by $10 but it does contains a little less. It comes housed in the same jazzy vintage 60’s print as the other pieces in the collection. It isn’t quite festive or Holiday but should be appealing if you like vintage style prints. Sadly, just like the Pretty Paintbox you’re unable to reuse the packaging as the eyeshadow tray is not removable. This is rather sad since the compact has a little draw which holds the blush palette, mascara, and lipgloss and that try is removable. If the eyeshadow tray was also removable this would make a nice little keepsake box once you used the eyeshadows up. But unless you rip the tray out that isn’t happening.

This set holds 24 0.035 oz eyeshadows, deluxe Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara (0.16 oz), mini Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint in Doube Tap (0.034 oz), a removable palette that holds two contour palettes (0.084 oz each) and a highlighter (0.084 oz), and a blending brush. Oddly enough the contents are almost identical to Sephora’s set but you’re missing either one powder in this set as the Sephora set contains two bronzers, blush, and highlighter and in place of the eyeliner you get a blending brush. So, the contents are nearly the same but Sephora’s set does have more powder options and larger ones as each is 0.158 oz. But something else to consider is the fact that the shadows are smaller on the Sephora Set at 0.031 oz each. Needless to say the Tarte Tarteist Paint Palette seems the cheaper option with more contents.

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Contour 1, Contour 2, Highlighter Swatches

Contour 1, Contour 2, Highlighter Swatches

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But that’s not all, the quality seems a lot better in this set as well. I was disappointed in the shimmering metallic shades in the Sephora palette but these are SO much nicer. There aren’t a lot of the mind you but the ones that are available in this palette are dense yet have a certain creamiest with a pretty sparkle. I thought the mattes were good as well as they are much denser in this set with a lot less powdery kick up and a nice silky texture. Some of the lighter shades are sheerer but they act nicely as highbrow highlighters or color washes. There were one or two shades that applied a little patchy and worked best as eyeliners those were Contrast and Gothic. Roygbiv was one of the few shades I didn’t like as it was drier and patchier. I did wish they had a few deeper because the first line of shades are quite sheer but again they make good color washes and transitional colors. I’m not going to say this formula will blow you out of the water but it seems a lot nicer than the Sephora palette’s formula that’s for sure!

Tarte Tarteist Paint Palette Collector's Set Swatches (Roygbiv, Metallic Masterpiece, Be An Original, Beret)

Tarte Tarteist Paint Palette Collector’s Set Swatches (Roygbiv, Metallic Masterpiece, Be An Original, Beret)

Tarte Tarteist Paint Palette Collector's Set Swatches (Abstract, To the Pointillism, Gilded Gallery, Stencil)

Tarte Tarteist Paint Palette Collector’s Set Swatches (Abstract, To the Pointillism, Gilded Gallery, Stencil)

Tarte Tarteist Paint Palette Collector's Set Swatches (Reflection, On Display, Muse, Canvas)

Tarte Tarteist Paint Palette Collector’s Set Swatches (Reflection, On Display, Muse, Canvas)

Tarte Tarteist Paint Palette Collector's Set Swatches (Set the Tone, Have We Met, Tate the Easel, Renaissance Women)

Tarte Tarteist Paint Palette Collector’s Set Swatches (Set the Tone, Have We Met, Tate the Easel, Renaissance Women)

Tarte Tarteist Paint Palette Collector's Set Swatches (Sepia, Kaleidoscope, Go for Baroque, Contrast)

Tarte Tarteist Paint Palette Collector’s Set Swatches (Sepia, Kaleidoscope, Go for Baroque, Contrast)

Tarte Tarteist Paint Palette Collector's Set Swatches (Gothic, Make he Gradient, Doodle, Landscape)

Tarte Tarteist Paint Palette Collector’s Set Swatches (Gothic, Make he Gradient, Doodle, Landscape)

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As I mentioned above the palette has a drawer that slides out to reveal the mascara, brush, gloss, and a removable palette which holds the contour and highlighter powders. When you flip it open it looks like a little palate. Oddly enough I didn’t feel like the first “contour” shade was a contour shade at all but more of a blush (I’m wearing it below on my cheeks). It’s a dusky nude rosy peach that worked best as a blush! I can’t imagine anyone wanting to contour with this shade. It had a soft, silky texture with a good deal of powdery kick up but it blended easily and had a nice sheer but buildable tint on my cheeks. The bronzer contour shade had the same texture as the blush but I felt both shades faded quickly at around 6 hours of wear where as your typical Amazonian Blush will wear long and strong for a good 12 hours. The highlighter shade was a bit denser but still had a nice luminous sheen on my face.

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Contour Shade 1 on cheeks, Tartetist Glossy Lip Paint in Double Tap on lips, Eyeshadows in Muse, Abstract, Be An Original, and Contrast on eyes

Contour Shade 1 on cheeks, Tartetist Glossy Lip Paint in Double Tap on lips, Eyeshadows in Muse, Abstract, Be An Original, and Contrast on eyes

If you find yourself waffling between the Tarte Tarteist Paint Palette and the Tarte Pretty Paintbox Collector’s Makeup Case, I would go with the Taretist Paint Palette! I was considerably more happy with this Ulta exclusive and felt like the quality was a lot better! I don’t think this has any groundbreaking shades especially if you have a lot of Tarte Holiday Palettes from the past but if you’re really wanting to indulge in Tarte’s Holiday offerings this is the set that stands out as one to get.

The Tarte Tarteist Paint Palette is available now exclusively at Ulta.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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  • Gabriella

    Oooo! Another eyeshadow named after you like with the ABH by Mario palette! Lucky you!

    • Isabella Muse

      haha 🙂 I wish it was named after me 😀 I’d feel rather chuffed if it was! 😀

    • Isabella Muse

      I don’t think they’ll be any this year. Last year pickings were pretty slim!

      • Kathy

        I’m pretty sure there won’t be a Bare Minerals holiday AD TSV on the Q this year — the first time in what, 15 years they haven’t done one? (with a couple of exceptions – including last year – I’ve gotten it every year since the Goddess kit in ’04). I’ve been getting them since ’04The TSV next week hasn’t inspired me to open my wallet, either.

  • diane

    this was the only tarte holiday i bought this year. i LOVE the packaging! my wedding colors are in there =) i agree with you, i didn’t know that top shade was contour and also have been wearing as a blush. i really like a lot of the shadows, the metallics especially! try wetting the brush a little before applying it’s freaking beautiful how foily and gorgeous they come out! i love the box so i’ll definitely be ripping it apart to reuse when shadows are done (if that ever happens?) i wish it was more easily removed.

    • Isabella Muse

      oh what are your wedding colors!? I really liked this one too! I wasn’t keen on the one from Sephora but this was nice 😀 I wish the tray was removable, ripping it out is likely going to create damage and mess le sigh! Don’t get why they don’t make the tray easy to remove!

  • Jackie

    I really like these eyeshadow shades, but whenever I’ve gotten a sample size of the “lash paint” mascara, I can’t stand it & would never buy the regular size. The first one I tried, I thought the wand pulled out the collar of the part that contains the mascara, but I figured out it is just sort of an unfinished applicator/package type edge on it. Then the mascara has chunks in it & doesn’t apply well. Maybe it’s just bad luck for me whenever I get those small size of the Tarte. Every other mascara sample I get seems to be better than the larger size when I go ahead & get the big one!

    • Isabella Muse

      I reviewed it when it first launched and didn’t really like it either!

  • Kathy

    I got the last one my Ulta had on the display a couple of weeks ago. I’m very happy with the set (though I haven’t tried the mascara).

  • Kellie

    Hi! Just found your blog a few months ago and love your reviews!

    I’m so iffy on Tarte. I have the In Bloom 2 palette and while I mostly like it, I find the colors take more work to blend. How did you feel about the blendability of these? Do you think this holiday palette is worth it?

    Thanks for all your hard work with these reviews! I find myself making less impulsive purchases!! 🙂

    • Isabella Muse

      Hi Kellie! How are you? thank you so much! 🙂 if you didn’t like In Bloom, I’d stay away from this one. the Holiday palettes aren’t as good as single palette releases. I addressed the blending in my review hopefully this helps? I liked this but I think it’ll disappoint you if you weren’t a lover of In Bloom so you might want to avoid!!! aw my pleasure 🙂

  • Silvia

    Uh! So pretty! It reminds a lot of an Elizabeth Arden’s collection I still have from a million years ago bought at Vancouver in a rush. No tax so that was my excuse still have it and hardly use it actually simply ’cause is laying under other palettes I use more often but the colors are really pretty just a couple of these especially the first and third row.

  • Rah

    I found this to be better than the Sephora one the eyeshadows are a bit creamy and have more sheen to some of them.
    Anyone else notice the gloss applicator being green? I think Tarte decided to be different but a lot of reviewers are freaked out thinking it’s mold. I love this palette

    • Isabella Muse

      Likewise! the sephora one was powdery! These had better texture. No problems with green on the gloss applicator, weird!

    • Deanna Lynne Howkins

      Yep! Mine is green too. Just bought “double tap” a week ago. I’ve been using it non-stop. I noticed for the first time today that the applicator was green! I hope it’s not mold 🙁 trying to research it.

  • Maria A

    So glad you ended up liking this : ) I wish the part with they eyeshadows was removable. I wish that the bulkiness of the palette could also be used for something else. I’m still happy I have it though

  • Abby

    Hi, I was just wondering if your lipgloss applicator was green? I just bought the set yesterday and mine is almost entirely green. Is this normal?

    • Isabella Muse

      Mine wasn’t green, not sure why yours is. Someone mentioned in the comments about this but I didn’t experience that issue.

  • Luvs2Makeup

    I absolutely LOVE this Tarte Paint Palette! ! I was soooo worried when i received in mail I was going to be bummed because all the bad reviews but I am Happy to say YAY and not NAY! Beautiful eyeshadows yes the top row is lacking pigmentation but not all I might add. I did my face using this palette and its just so wonderful so much fun to play with. I had no issue with the lip gloss and lash paint was workable not the best but why not use it. I actually used brush as a blending brush and it worked fine. The highlighter is AMAZING and the blush great very light though. I just have to say for the ones who are thinking about it just buy it its totally worth it IMO. For reference i am NW15/ REVLON COLORSTAY in 180 Sand Beige if that helps.