Tarte on Trial - Testing Their New Travel-Friendly Palettes

Monday, July 02, 2018

Tarte Travel Friendly Palettes

Today I'm back with another makeup review post, this time putting some Tarte products to the test. I love trying out new makeup, and you'll probably remember that I picked up both of these travel-sized palettes when in New York in February. I've been playing around with them for quite a few months now and so it's time to report back with all of my thoughts and opinions in the form of this review. If you'd like to know more about the Tartelette Flirt Eyeshadow Palette and the Hampton's Weekender Contour Palette then keep reading!


Tarte Tartelette Flirt Eyeshadow Palette

This palette is perhaps the ultimate on-the-go essential, having all that you could ever wish for to create natural everyday looks or heavier smoky eyes depending on what you prefer. The six shadows, all of which are warm-toned, vary from mattes to shimmers to give a wide variety of options and looks to create. I'm personally a huge fan of neutral eye looks with perhaps a subtle pop of shimmer, so I knew instantly that I'd fall in love with this eyeshadow palette.

Tarte Tartelette Flirt Eyeshadow Palette

I quite often discuss how eyeshadows I've tried are fairly pigmented, but this palette seriously takes it to a whole new level! I've honestly never seen eyeshadows as bold as these ones, especially from the matte shadows, and even just a light dab of the product will leave you with an intensely-packed look. The shimmer shadows also live up to this, although they do need a bit more building, and I personally find that applying them damp for a more frosted look works wonders. The best part is, their pigmentation doesn't hinder the blendability as these eyeshadows still blend out flawlessly and are easily manoeuvrable, due to the creamy consistency.

Another benefit of these eyeshadows is that they really don't stray once in place. After doing these swatches I found that running my arm under water left them completely unhindered, and when on the eyes they're still in place hours later. This is definitely impressive as I'm someone who suffers from fairly oily eyelids and struggles to make eyeshadows last, so this palette definitely impressed me!


Tarte Hamptons Weekender Contour Palette

Bronzer and blusher are perhaps my favourite part of my makeup routine, so I was incredibly eager to try out this contour palette and see how Tarte's products lived up to the others I've tried. This is another product that's incredibly useful for travel, as it gives you 3 powders all in one compact palette, ideal for creating a gorgeous base look.

I love champagne-toned highlighters, and this one is heavily pigmented to leave a gorgeous sheen on the high points of the face - perfect for creating a radiant, glowing look. The blusher is a muted pink that is perhaps slightly too dark for my complexion but will look gorgeous when I have a tan. The bronzer is a medium-toned brown that has some added shimmer to create a gorgeous sunkissed glow to the face. Although the intense pigmentation means that these products aren't the most blendable, and I find that they require a bit more work than others I've tried, they're definitely worth it for the lovely look that's created.

Tarte Hamptons Weekender Contour Palette

With quite a lot of base products that I've tried, I find that they look gorgeous for about an hour after application and then quickly start to fade away until there are no remnants left, especially with blusher. I'm pleased to report that this isn't the case here, perhaps due to containing Amazonian clay for long wear. The powders become almost fixed to the face and really don't budge throughout the day, which is great for having a sculpted look that seriously does last.

As a whole, these two palettes definitely left me impressed and created a great first impression of Tarte, and so I can't wait to see what other products they have on offer! Thank you for reading this blog post and I'll see you soon with another one!

Love from Daisy x


  1. They look so cute and so pigmented! I've yet to try their makeup, it's a bit harder to get it in Ireland but these look so great for travel!

    1. They really are, I know they aren't the easiest to get hold of but if you're ever in America then I'd highly recommend them!