Makeup + Skincare

Tarte ‘In Bloom’ Clay Tartlette Palette

10th January 2017
Tarte 'In Bloom'

One of the items brought back for me from New York was the Tarte ‘In Bloom’ Tartlette, something I had been eying for a while. Prior to this I had never used a Tarte product but had heard rave reviews and thought they sounded like a brand I would love. It turns out, I wasn’t mistaken. This is probably my second favourite palette, beaten only by Anastasia Beverly Hill’s Ultra Matte formula, although it’s pretty close.

I much prefer matte eyeshadow and a pet peeve is when only a few token shades are included in a palette. That said, I’m not some kind of glitter hater, far from it, but with all the Naked palettes and countless others, I feel I’ve reached my glitter capacity. Day to day, I’m much more likely to be found wearing mattes and I love how they blend.

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The In Bloom Tartlette contains 12 shadows, 9 being matte and 3 shimmers. As far as shimmers go, I absolutely love these. The glitter is quite finely milled so they blend nicely.


All shades are highly pigmented and really nice to work with. I’ve only had this palette for a few months and I’m already almost hitting pan on ‘Smarty Pants’. The shades included are really versitile, you can easily create neutral looks with undertones of brown, pink or terracotta.

The packaging of this palette is the best of any I own. It’s metal with a decent mirror and a great size for traveling.

Of the shimmer shades my favourite is ‘Funny Girl’ which I love to wear as an inner eye highlight.


From right to left: Charmer, Flower Girl, Funny Girl, Jet Setter and Smarty Pants.


From right to left: Smarty Pants, Rocker, Firecracker, Rebel.


From right to left: Smoke Show, Activist, Leader.


I can’t get enough of this palette at the moment and am now eagerly spying the other Amazonian Clay palettes, as I love that formula.

Have you tried any other Tarte products you think I should check out?

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  • Candice Petersen
    10th January 2017 at 10:45 am

    Oh my this is such a gorgeous palette and the shades are definitely what I like.

    Beauty Candy Loves

    • Amy
      10th January 2017 at 12:11 pm

      I’m really loving it <3

  • Lotte Kerr
    10th January 2017 at 12:01 pm

    Love this palette, perfect everyday shades and the packaging is stunning in itself 🙂

    Lotte |

    • Amy
      10th January 2017 at 12:12 pm

      It’s ideal for everyday 🙂 x

  • Hannah
    10th January 2017 at 12:53 pm

    I love this palette, it’s stunning for every day! I especially love the shade ‘Funny Girl’, and the packaging is gorgeous too xx

    • Amy
      11th January 2017 at 9:49 am

      It’s ideal for every day. Thanks for your comment Hannah <3

  • Mammafulzo
    10th January 2017 at 2:58 pm

    This is such a lovely palette xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

    • Amy
      11th January 2017 at 9:49 am

      I’m obsessed! <3

  • Natasha Todd
    10th January 2017 at 3:26 pm

    The pigmentation of the shades looks soooo good and I love the colours. Plus the packaging is lovely too! It sounds great xx

    Tash |

    • Amy
      11th January 2017 at 9:50 am

      I was really impressed with the formula! <3

  • Zunera Serena
    10th January 2017 at 5:44 pm

    Pretty shades, just perfect for daily use!

    • Amy
      11th January 2017 at 9:50 am

      Totally <3

  • Jacquard Flower
    10th January 2017 at 5:57 pm

    Wow this is so pretty! Love all the colours and I’m getting into matt eyeshadows too. Gemma x

    • Amy
      11th January 2017 at 9:50 am

      I can recommend this then, it’s really versitile <3

  • Laura Louise
    10th January 2017 at 8:22 pm

    Ooooo this looks amazing! New York is on my list of this year I have never been, like you I had never tried Tarte until I picked up *that* mascara in Sephora, Boston last year, but now I wish I had got a palette too! x

    • Amy
      11th January 2017 at 9:50 am

      Same here! Ah awesome, I’m yet to try the mascara although I think it might be my next one <3

  • TheStyleRawr
    10th January 2017 at 9:25 pm

    Omgosh, it looks SO beautiful. Of course Funny Girl is my fave too. I don’t have any palettes but I love their matte LipSurgence crayons. 🙂 I wish it was easier to get over here, I don’t like buying from QVC!

    T x

    • Amy
      11th January 2017 at 9:51 am

      Haha of course! I realised after your comment I got a Lip Surgence crayon in a beauty box, I’ll have to dig it out. Yeah it’s a bit of a pain! <3

  • Katie
    11th January 2017 at 2:02 am

    I love this palette! The shades are all so wearable and I love the selection of matte shades.

    Beauty From Katie

    • Amy
      11th January 2017 at 9:51 am

      It’s awesome <3

  • Sophie
    11th January 2017 at 2:44 pm

    This is so pretty! I’ve been after this one for a while – I really love shimmers and tend to stay away from mattes but i think the whole palette looks gorgeous, must get it when i next get the chance to go to a sephora! x

    • Amy
      16th January 2017 at 9:34 am

      It’s well worth picking up! <3

  • Paige Wallbank
    11th January 2017 at 3:44 pm

    This looks SO gorgeous, I may have to invest, can never have too many nude palettes right?? AHA

    Paige xx

    • Amy
      16th January 2017 at 9:35 am

      Haha I agree. I swore I wouldn’t get any more but then this showed up <3

  • Alice Grace
    12th January 2017 at 1:48 pm

    Such a stunning palette, both inside and out! Love that it features so many matte shades. I’ll have to pop this on my current wish-list!

    Alice / Alice Grace Beauty


    • Amy
      16th January 2017 at 9:35 am

      It’s well worth getting! 🙂

  • Rachel Stinson
    23rd January 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Awh waow this is so beautiful. I am hoping to go to the USA in the Summer and I am going to be heading with a shopping list. This is going to be high up there. It just looks like I am going to love it!! xx

    Rach |

    • Amy
      24th January 2017 at 10:51 am

      Ahh jealous <3

  • Morgan Ling
    24th January 2017 at 1:56 am

    Oh I absolutely love this pallet, the colors pop beautifully and you can really do so much with it to create beautiful looks. Great review on them! I’m also obsessed with your photo and website aesthetic, it’s so clean and well put together!

    • Amy
      24th January 2017 at 10:51 am

      Thank you so much Morgan <3

  • Mammafulzo
    30th January 2017 at 4:28 pm

    I haven’t ever tried anything from Tarte, but this looks so lovely xx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

    • Amy
      1st February 2017 at 10:00 am

      Ah Zo I think you would love their eyeshadow formula <3

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