Tarte Tartelette Tease Eyeshadow Palette Swatches + Thoughts

I’m back! I was under the weather for a while and now I’m back to my old self. Not that I had a “new” self… expressions are odd sometimes. I got my hands on the Tarte Cosmetics Tartelette Tease Palette over the holidays and I can finally use it without worrying about getting sick germs all over it. Yay! Let’s talk makeup!

Tarte Cosmetics Tartelette Tease Review

Tarte Cosmetics Tartelette Tease Palette Review

The Tarte Cosmetics Tartelette Tease Palette retails for $30CAD and contains 6 x 0.85g cool toned eyeshadows. The shadows in the Tartelette Tease palette are infused with Tarte Amazonian Clay.


The Tartelette Tease Palette is a cute, albeit small. It fits in the palm of my hand and has a magnetic closure with a mirror inside. I love the gold! I don’t have any complaints in the packaging department here. This palette does feel a little bit small for the price however when you calculate the value of this palette vs. the Tartelette in Bloom palette you get literally half the shadows for half the price. A full size palette from Tarte is about $60CAD for 12 shades. These mini palettes are a great way to try out Tarte’s eyeshadows without spending big on a full palette.

Tarte Tartelette Tease Palette Review

Colour Story

As you can see from the product photos the Tartelette Tease palette is cool toned. The shades aren’t so cool toned that they are grey against the skin but I definitely get a different vibe from this palette then I do from the Tartelette Flirt palette which is all warm toned shades. This colour story is soft and flirty, it’s exactly what I would expect from a palette called Tartelette Tease!

I think that all the shades work together well, however Whisper and Wink could have been much more distinct from each other. Against my skin tone they look almost the same on the eyes.

I really like that there is a gold shimmer shade (Crush) to take your look from day to night as well as a satin purple/pink shade (First Kiss). I love wearing First Kiss all over my eyelids during the day. I feel so put together with that shade on my eyes! The brown matte shade Heartbreaker is great for deepening the outer V, as is bff. That purple matte can be used to create a beautiful halo eye or to deepen the outer V so it’s definitely an interesting shade to have.

Tartelette Tease Palette Review

Pigmentation, Fallout & Blend

The shadows in the Tarte Cosmetics Tartelette Tease palette are very pigmented, especially when applied directly over a tacky primer or concealer as a base. The lightest shades Whisper and Wink don’t show up well on my eyes because of my pale skin tone but I tend to use one or the other to set my eyeshadow base anyways.

Honestly I rarely experience fallout with these shades. The only shade that might give you a bit of trouble is Crush and even then you can avoid this by tapping off your brush. The formula of this palette is incredibly smooth. The shades glide on the eyes and the mattes don’t give me any trouble blending. The Tartelette Tease palette would be a great palette for someone just getting into makeup who wants to experiment with non-drugstore formulas. I think it’s pretty fool proof!

Tartelette Tease Palette Swatches

Tartelette Tease Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

All of the shades in the palette swatched pretty well on my arm, but what matters is how the shades perform on the eyes. As I said Whisper and Wink don’t show up the best against my pale skin but Whisper is the ideal shade for setting my eye primer and Wink is a good first transition shade.

First Kiss is stunning on the eyes, I wear it all over my lid most of the time with Crush popped into the centre of my eyelid for some sparkle. I love that the Tartelette Tease palette contains a cool toned purple shade. It’s great for the outer corners of my eyes, but if I’m not feeling the purple I can grab the shade Heartbreaker which is a little bit of a warmer brown.

Cool Toned Fall Eyeshadow Look | Tarte Tartelette Tease Palette

Final Thoughts

The Tarte Cosmetics Tartelette Tease palette is a great everyday palette, especially in the Fall & Winter. It would be a great addition to any travel makeup bag and it could very well be the only palette I would think about taking on vacation because of it’s size and quality. It really is a “Teaser” for other Tarte Cosmetics eyeshadow palettes!

Do you like this looser style of review or do you prefer my usual pros and cons review style? Let me know! What do you think of the Tarte Cosmetics Tartelette Tease palette and what’s your favourite Tarte Cosmetics Product? If you want to know how I got the look above check out my post here!

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  1. May 10, 2017 / 2:38 pm

    I just won a giveaway for this palette and am waiting for it to arrive! I can’t wait :DDD

    • May 10, 2017 / 2:41 pm

      Yay! That’s exciting, I hope you love it!

      • May 10, 2017 / 2:41 pm

        Me to never had any expensive(ish) eyeshadow before!

  2. January 13, 2017 / 4:07 am

    The layout to this review is very easy to follow! Fab post – i’ve been looking for some new palettes to try, i love the look of these colours on you! definitely tempted X

    • January 13, 2017 / 11:19 am

      Awesome, thank you for letting me know! If you don’t mind the price it’s definitely worth it, I can see myself using this a lot πŸ™‚

  3. Jessica
    January 11, 2017 / 7:33 pm

    Wow! Amazing post! I love your blog +followed 😘

    • January 11, 2017 / 9:47 pm

      Thank you for reading!! πŸ’• You have a great blog as well, I love that you post about knitting as I’ve been trying to learn how! I’ll definitely check out your etsy shop 😊

  4. January 11, 2017 / 2:40 pm

    The swatches look great! I like both formats of reviews that you’ve done so either is fine for me!

    • January 11, 2017 / 5:06 pm

      Yay! Thanks for the feedback πŸ™‚

  5. January 11, 2017 / 11:23 am

    I mentioned this on Instagram, but wow, your eyes!!! So pretty, Cleia!

    Well written review! I’ve enjoyed your pro/con lists in the past! But I think the way you wrote this review is informative enough in your paragraphs that you don’t need the list anyway.

    This palette has great colours. Very wearable on any occasion! There’s very similar colours plus more in the tarteist Pro Amazonian clay palette! I’ve been wanting to buy it but I feel like $69 is a lot to spend on makeup I’ll only use sporadically. It’s so tempting though!!

    • January 11, 2017 / 5:14 pm

      Awe, thank you!! I think the lighting was perfect, normally my eyes appear a duller blue on camera lol Thanks for the feed back on the post style too, I like to change things up a bit sometimes. ☺
      Agreed about the palette, I love the colours in this one! That is really expensive for the tarteist palette… But the quality is probably top notch, so probably worth it! And it looks so pretty…

  6. January 10, 2017 / 4:51 pm

    I love your review! I love this style of getting your thoughts on everything.

    I also have this palette and I completely agree with you, the lighter shades don’t show up super well on fair skin but that’s my only complaint. You’re right though it was $25 last year when I got it, that sucks they put the price up as nothing in the palette changed!

    • January 10, 2017 / 6:32 pm

      Thank you so much for reading and your feedback! πŸ’• And I’m glad I’m not crazy and someone else remembers it being $25 too! Have you tried any other Tarte palettes? I personally haven’t so I’m wondering how this compares ☺

  7. Melina
    January 10, 2017 / 2:44 pm

    I really like the format of this review! I’ve actually never owned a palette by Tarte, but always wanted to. I’m just such a huge fan of Too Faced and Urban Decay that I usually stick to their palettes! My instagram is heyyitsmelina !

    • January 10, 2017 / 3:08 pm

      Wonderful, thanks for letting me know! I’m always trying to improve my writing style so feedback is very appreciated ☺ I love my too faced palettes as well, they are slightly more affordable than tarte from what I have seen, I haven’t tried anything from Urban decay though! These mini palettes are nice for getting a feel for the brand without paying the full price. I added you!!!

  8. Claire Talks Beauty
    January 10, 2017 / 1:53 pm

    i love this palette. beautiful colors and so sleek for travel.

    • January 10, 2017 / 3:03 pm

      I’m glad you love it too! It’s the perfect travel palette 😊

    • January 10, 2017 / 1:39 pm

      Thank you so much! I got it done over Christmas, it was quite a change for me!

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