Friday, September 30, 2016

Tarte In Bloom Palette.


I love Tarte, their products are always so lovely and wearable and I've never been disappointed with the quality or longevity of the bits I've tried. The first time I saw their In Bloom palette I knew it had to be mine, all the shades are so beautiful and there's not one I wouldn't use, which is something I love in a palette, especially one of 12 shades. I could photograph this palette all day, the gold packaging inside is so stunning, and the purple casing is very fun and girly, one of the reasons why I wanted to dedicate a whole post to this! As you can tell, I'm pretty obsessed with this so lets get into the run down of the shades and some more of my thoughts...

Charmer - matte cream: This is the perfect brow highlight shade and a great base if you want to even out the lid. It's matte, which I prefer on the brow bone as it's more subtle but still does a lovely job at lifting and defining the brows. It's not chalky and blends really well.

Flower Child - matte nude: If you have a darker skin tone this would work really well as brow bone highlight or over the lid, as it's a gorgeous peachy nude shade, which is again matte. I love to use this as a base all over the eye as it's not too dissimilar from my skin tone so it helps to even out the lid.

Funny Girl - shimmery champagne: This is a bit too packed full of glitter for my liking! The shade itself is so perfect and would look stunning as a lid colour. I find if I use a standard flat eyeshadow brush with this I mainly get chunks of glitter as opposed to an even layer of colour. There are other shimmer shades in this palette which are 10x better, so I'm quite disappointed with this shade.

Jetsetter - matte warm taupe-y brown: This is such a gorgeous transition shade, this warm brown really creates a lovely starting point for your crease, and even alone it adds a really nice amount of definition. The texture of this is so buttery and not patchy at all.

Smarty Pants - matte tan: This is, again, another great one for in the crease. It's not as pigmented as Jetsetter, and the shade is a bit lighter, so I would recommend this more for those of you who have a pale complexion.

Sweetheart - matte dusky pink: I haven't used this colour yet as it's a touch too pink for me. It's a warm peachy pink shade which I do think would look beautiful on the eye lids! Maybe next valentines day I'll try this one out...

Rocker - shimmery taupe: Shimmery taupes are my favourites to wear on the lid, they are so beautiful and this one is very buttery and gorgeous to blend. It lasts well on the lids too, along with the rest of the shades. On the eyes, this gives off more a sheen than a full on shimmer, but I love that!

Firecracker - shimmery golden bronze: This is another one I love to wear on the lids, it's such a gorgeous, almost copper, shade. It's gives off a bit more shimmer than Rocker, but with this particular shade I love more shimmer, it gives off such a pretty bronze goddess look.

Rebel - matte warm brown: This palette is not short of matte browns, which is great, as it makes it super versatile and flattering for all skin tones. This one is a very nice warm, orangey brown. It works great in the crease, but it's darker than the previous two browns I've spoken about.

Smokeshow - matte black brown: This is the darkest shade in the palette, and it's a lovely deep brown, perfect to use in replace of a liner! The pigmentation is great and it's a beautiful smokey shade.

Activist - matte dark brown: This is my favourite shade for smoking out the lower lash line, very similar to Smokeshow, but less black. The pigmentation again is great! I've heard a few people say that these shades can be a bit patchy and the pigmentation isn't a intense as they would like. I personally don't find that at all, especially with these darker shades!

Leader - matte red brown: I love this shade so much, it's one of my favourites. It's a very warm, red toned brown which adds such a nice tone to the eyes. This is another one which works great as a liner and on the lower lash line!

Overall, I adore this palette. There's so many looks you can do, whether that be with matte or shimmer shades, there is something for everyone. The quality is really good, pigmented and blend well.






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