October 23, 2017

Tarte Tartelette Toasted Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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It’s late October now and dare I say the Tarte Tartelette Toasted Eyeshadow Palette released at just the right time? The new Tartelette Toasted Eyeshadow Palette has been hinted at since May. Yes, May! Everyone has been eagerly awaiting this warm, Fall-themed palette for months now but Tarte used some smart marketing to build the hype and release it at just the right time when the leaves are starting the change and the cool bite of autumn is in the air.

As we are force fed Holiday Makeup Collection after Holiday Makeup Collection and heck, even a little Spring 2018, I think it is rather nice to sit back, relax, and just take in the Fall for a change and that’s exactly what you get from the Tarte Tartelette Toasted Eyeshadow Palette.

Urban Decay Heat Eyeshadow Palette launched a few short months ago and it definitely remains the warmest, richest, and most pigmented selection of fiery nudes around. It in fact might have you questioning of you need the Tarte Tartelette Toasted Eyeshadow Palette if you already own Heat.

I would say yes, because Toasted is a way more cohesive and easier to use palette in comparison. Nothing against Heat, it’s a gorgeous palette but it lacked certain shades needed to complete a look and bringing in other single shades or even palettes seemed necessary to complete a look when using it. That’s not the case with Toasted. Toasted has a strong selection of fiery coppers, gorgeous golds, and plenty of warm, “toasty” autumn inspired shades but also plenty of transitional shades and lighter base colors that will have you completing your look with this palette and this palette only.

If you’re into warm shades you’re bound to love this. It’s basically autumn in a palette. All the shades of all the falling leaves are right here in this palette.

So, let’s get down to reviewing this bad boy.

The palette comes housed in a small square compact which is about the size of a CD and of course, the same size as past Tartlette Palettes. It has a fiery background print, a generously sized mirror inside, 12 eyeshadows that are 0.053 oz each, and is made in the USA. It has a very faint cocoa scent but the scent is subtle compared to palettes like Swamp Queen which had a very strong chocolate-y scent. There’s a quick how-to-get the look guide included as well featuring two different looks to create.

Tarte Tartelette Toasted Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Candle, Latte, Simmer, Fireside)

Tarte Tartelette Toasted Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Cashmere, Warmth, Flame, Cozy)

Tarte Tartelette Toasted Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (S’More, Sunrise, Sunset, Crackle)

Most people are quick to point out that Toasted looks a lot like Tartelette In Bloom and yes, a few shades look similiar such as Activist (In Bloom) and Fireside (Toasted) but Toasted is way, way, way more warmer. In fact, I’d call it the warmest palette that Tarte’s every done.

Yes, I think if you have a good deal of palettes you’ll run into a lot of similiar shades but none are complete dupes. For example, Warmth and Cozy seem like shades I’ve seen before in many palettes but they have a much more warm and fiery undertone in comparison.

I had very little issues with the formula. All the shades are smooth, silky, and some even velvety and creamy feeling. The mattes are smooth, silky, and blend well with a little fall out but nothing too dramatic. The satins and shimmers were all soft, creamy, and velvety in texture. I experienced a good deal of fall out with Crackle though as it is laced with fine gold glitter and fall out was a pain with this particular shade. But all the others were soft, silky, and easy to apply. They blended easily and they worked and jived well together. There were plenty of contrasting shades so I wasn’t left pulling in other shades from my own collection. It’s definitely a complete selection of shades that you can pack with you knowing they’ll all work together to create a look or several looks without the need for other palettes or eyeshadows from your collection.

At this point, being a natural, nude fan girl I have plenty of shades like this in my stash but I don’t regret my purchase at all. This is a great release of shades that work well together with a good formula that applies and blends easily. If you’re looking for a autumn inspired selection of shades this isn’t lacking in the least.

Tarte Tartelette Toasted Eyeshadow Palette is well worth a pick up if you love these types of shades!

It gets a yay from me!

Tarte Tartelette Toasted Eyeshadow Palette is available now at tartecosmetics.com (Free Shipping) and at sephora.com and ulta.com.

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  • wendy Sue

    Looks so good on you girl! I’m loving mine. I’d sleep with it, if that wasn’t so freaking weird LOL

  • Elise

    This palette will totally be a companion to my much loved UD Naked Heat palette! 😉

  • Adrienne

    I hate to ask in case you already adressed this elsewhere, but are these cor included in the Tate flirt mini palette of a few weeks ago?

    • Isabella Muse

      nope, but similiar shades! Hotline looks like Warmth, Touch looks like Flame, and Gaze looks like Cashmere.

      • Rachael

        Thanks! I wasn’t sure if it was the way it was loading on my iPad or not. Beautiful swatches! I’m so tempted but also have my eye on VV Taupe Notch now that it’s at Sephora!

  • Janessa

    I’m definitely purchasing this one, but waiting until I can use a 20% off coupon. I’m hoping it will show up at Ulta before the current coupon expires on 10/28. I just got the TF Peachy Mattes so that’s holding me over right now… I have a feeling I will breakdown and get the UD Heat palette with 20% off… Lord knows there’s no such thing as too many warm palettes lol

  • wendy Sue

    Muse I know this is off-topic but I’m so excited I had to tell you! Today, I’m sporting WINGED eyeliner for the very first time!! hahaha! Remember, I’m old, so it’s new to me and I have heavily hooded eyes, so it’s taken me LOTS of practice to finally feel comfortable enough to actually where is outside the house (cuz it finally looks good)….took me a year! LOL

    • Isabella Muse

      Ha awesome Wendy! ;-D Girl, I suck at it 😀 I keep trying though!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m glad you finally mastered it! I bet you look fab!

    • Emily

      Congratulations! I still haven’t gotten there. Love the look, but can’t manage to rock it without looking ridiculous. Do you have any pointers for fellow old, hooded ladies who are historically wing-challenged?

      • Wendy Sue

        Hi Emily! The thing that finally pushed me to the top and allowed me to make the wing without looking ridiculous is that I use a magnified mirror and I hold it in my left hand looking down into it while applying the eye liner with my right hand. I find looking straight into the mirror just didn’t work for me. but if you look down into the mirror you lids are almost closed and if you put you eyeliner on like normal, then start about 3/4 of the way to the outer corner start thickening the line — keep making it thicker and longer then draw a line from the bottom lid to connect the two. It was also the MAC Roller liner that worked for me because it doesn’t tug the eye lid at all. I have really crepey skin, so it was challenge and took me a long time, but i finally got it. my husband even noticed! YAY!

  • Jodi

    sigh…relief! This is the first palette I’ve purchased, prior to a Muse review , in a very long time. ” Birthday Tarte ” offered free shipping so I ordered it on a whim which I’ve regretted because I was worried it wouldn’t be up to Muse standards. I didn’t realize that free shipping to Canada was now routine with purchases over $50.00 CAD, ( previously $75.00 ) … The palette cost $60.00 so I could have waited … Since this review, I’m even more excited for it to arrive!

    • Isabella Muse

      yay! ;-D glad to hear it Jodi! I hope you love it!!!!!! Let me know whatcha think when it arrives! I really liked mine!

  • Mariele

    MAN!! This and Heat are sooo beautiful and I’m constantly tempted by them, but I just can’t do warm shades. 🙁 They look atrocious on me. It seems like everyone has been doing warm shades for the past few years. Where are all the grey, mauvey, light pink, silver, cool brown, blue, purple, sage green, etc, palettes for us super cool toned gals? Serious question. It just seems like people don’t make them!

    That being said, this does look beautiful on you! <3 Thanks for the review.

    • Isabella Muse

      aw sorry to hear it! There are TOO FEW cool toned palettes! Aw my pleasure and thank you!

  • Maria

    Thank you for doing this review. I always look at your reviews before I buy a product.