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.
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!
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