Review: Tarte Tartelette Tease Palette

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Eye shadow is a makeup product that I go through phases with. I will wear it every day for a few weeks at a time – try new combinations and techniques, and then just get bored and only wear it on special occasions. That being said, I am always on the hunt for the perfect palette that is not only travel friendly but also has all the colors I would use on an everyday basis. I prefer travel sized palettes because I find them to be more convenient and a great option for someone like me that does not wear eye shadow on a daily basis. I am already a big fan of Tarte cosmetics and their various palettes so I was beyond excited when I saw this mini-palette at the checkout section of Sephora (you know the section of doom). The Tarte Tartelette Tease palette is the perfect palette if you want a fuss free palette that is great for everyday looks and an amazing size for travel.

The palette includes six shades, four mattes and two shimmers. Whisper is a matte light pink shade that’s great as a brow bone highlight. Crush is a taupe shimmer that gives the lid a bit of sparkle. Heartbreaker is a matte brown shade that can work as a crease color or to even use as an eyeliner substitute. Wink is a light mauve that can be used as a matte lid color or a subtle brow bone highlight. First Kiss is shimmer shade in a mauve color, my favorite for all over the lid. And lastly we have BFF, a matte plum shade which I love to use as a deep crease color. All the shades are highly pigmented and are infused with Tarte’s Amazonian clay formula that allows them to blend wonderfully.

You can create various eye looks with this palette. It is small but the six different shadows are great for everyday wear and even for a night out. For more of a glamorous look try dampening your brush with a makeup setting spray (or eye drops) before using the shimmer shades, it will give them a more intense look. My go-to eye look at the moment is First Kiss all over the lid, a light dusting of BFF on my crease and along my lower lash line, and wink on my brow bone.

Top Row: whisper, crush, heartbreaker

Top Row: whisper, crush, heartbreaker

Bottom Row: wink, first kiss, bff

Bottom Row: wink, first kiss, bff

The best part of the palette is how travel friendly it is, the small and thin design makes it great to include in your makeup bag. If you have this palette or have given it a try be sure to let me know your thoughts in the comments below and feel free to leave any palette recommendations.