January 10, 2020

Tarte Cue the Confetti Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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2 stars out of 5

I purchased the Tarte Cue the Confetti Party Collection recently which included the Tarte Cue the Confetti Eyeshadow Palette that launched for Spring 2020 at a discount of 15% Off (if you head to Tarte’s website a popup asks for your e-mail and in turn you’ll get a unique 15% promo code).

Looking at the Tarte Cute the Confetti Eyeshadow Palette I was in love with the pink hues paired up with the browns. It’s not a truly unique range of shades but it is a very pretty one especially if you already own the Tarte Aspyn Ovard Eye & Cheek Palette. Sadly, it does fall victim to bad promotional photos as in images it appears you get three shades of pink when in fact you only get one. It’s an unusual palette that runs both cooler and warmer.

Let’s take a look!

Tarte Cue the Confetti Eyeshadow Palette arrives in a rounded plastic compact with a rose gold backing and a clear top decorated with little white pieces of confetti. It’s a very pretty presentation and I think part of the appeal of the palette goes to the simple but pretty packaging. There are five shades here which are 0.046 oz each and the palette is $19 or you can snag it along with a full-size limited edition blush that’s also part of this collection and a limited edition packaged full-size Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara for $45 (or I paid $38 on sale).

The eyeshadow shades are:
Candles (matte cream), Sprinkles (soft pink luster), Present (metallic bronze), Celebrate (matte cool tan), Wish (mocha luster)

The shade descriptions are accurate however, the promo images appear more pink than brown. If you’re expecting that you will be disappointed. I read the shade descriptions before buying this but it still didn’t quite register how lacking in pink it was. If you leave out the sole pink shade in the palette what you have is a cooler selections of neutral browns aside from Wish which is a deeper, richer bark brown. I was a little sad about the shade range because the creams and browns jive well together but the pink is a little too sheer to create any impact to the completed look. If it was a more pigmented rosy pink or even a duskier one I think it would have paired up nicely with the deeper browns in the palette like Present and Wish. Sadly, it’s applies very sheer and it looks a bit frosty. If you have a more cooler tone than my own maybe it’ll show up better. I had the same issue with the shade Present. I think they were going for a satin finish with these but they came across more frosty in my opinion. I hate frosts so, yeah, those two shades weren’t really my thing. Both Candles and Celebrate were matte in finish and Wish was a velvety satin.

Tarte Cue the Confetti Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Wish, Candle Sprinkles Present, Celebrate)

The shadow formula is quite firm for Tarte. Typically their shadows are a bit more powdery but none the less, they still felt soft and silky just not powdery which was fine by me as it resulted in little to no fall out. The shades blend out sheerer aside from Wish which had the most pigmented out of the five. This contributes to an issue with getting any real definition and contrast from the colors. The shades just run together and end up looking a bit muddy on my eye. They work great individually just not as well together.

All in all, Tarte Cue the Confetti Eyeshadow Palette is a cute release but not one I think you need as the shade range is a little lacking and doesn’t quite work out well for a pink and brown eyeshadow palette.

Did you buy it?

What did you think?

Tarte Cue the Confetti Eyeshadow Palette is available now.

Where to buy

Sephora Ulta Tarte

Tarte Cue the Confetti Eyeshadow Palette is a new 5-pan eyeshadow palette that launched for Spring 2020 to celebrate Tarte’s birthday. This palette contains five shades cooler shades (one very warm) that are 0.046 oz each and is priced at $19. Promo pictures do make it look more pink than it is! It’s actually made up of a cooler selections of browns and one sheerer pink. The eyeshadows all had a firm but soft and silky texture that wasn’t as powdery as Tarte’s normal eyeshadow releases. They applied well but but they blended together poorly as I couldn’t get any good contrast from the shades and they went a bit muddy and ran together. Individually they work well but together not as much. Sadly, I was disappointed with the performance of using the shades together.


  • Affordably priced.
  • Good formula that was firm but soft and silky and never powdery.


  • 4 out of 5 shades run sheerer.
  • Shades don’t work well together, contrast poorly, difficult creating a defining look.


Tarte Cue the Confetti Eyeshadow Palette might be a good pick for cooler, fair skin tones.

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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  • Denise

    I bought the whole collection from ULTA; it arrived this week, and I’ve worn it once. The promo pictures I saw were representative of the shades in the palette, but the finishes surprised me. I ended up with a much frostier eye look than I was expecting. I own and love the Aspyn palette, and was expecting this one to be basically a smaller version of that. Not so much.

    • Isabella Muse

      Glad I’m not alone! I felt the shades were terribly frosty too! Wish was the only one I really liked the rest just were lots of frost! I didn’t feel like the promo images did it justice as the promo image appear way more pink! I’m really happy you commented because I thought I was imagining the amount of frostiness I experienced. Sad 🙁

  • Denise

    And the fallout, OMG! I never thought I’d see the day I’d need to do my eyes before my complexion products with a TARTE palette! I’m wearing it again today, with candles all over, celebrate in the crease, and present on the lid (applied with a flat shader brush in a patting motion, I avoided the fallout). Lined the upper lash line in wish. It’s very neutral and utterly dupeable.

    • Isabella Muse

      wow! you lucked out there haha! I didn’t have fall out thankfully! I was surprised! They are some of the more firmer shades I’ve tried from Tarte so thankfully no fall out wall for me! I’m shocked to hear you had an issue! Sorry about that 🙁

      • Denise

        On the plus side, the blush is really pretty and that mascara formula is in my top 3. So I guess I got my $45 worth.

  • Agona

    I bought this because it looked pink and cute. I haven’t had a chance to try it though. I’ll let you know!

  • Agona

    Tried it today. I think I fell for the marketing. It’s not bad, but it’s nothing special but I don’t already have in my collection. I do like the compact packaging though, so it’s going in my travel bag.

  • Kim

    If you’re familiar with the Walking on Eggshells palette by Wet n Wild, I’d like to know how this one compares to it. It really reminds me of WoE.