Oh Hey! I’m back, alive and kicking! Belated Merry Christmas to you all and Happy Holidays! My apologies for being gone too long. I had a fun, intense, and short vacay in Asia (more details on that later).
I’m so excited about this palette that we’re going to be talking about today. It stems from the latest trend of Fall/Winter warm hues of eyeshadow palettes. Think Naked Heat, Natasha Denona, and some other similar tones. This Tarte Toasted Eyeshadow Palette ($46) is one of the latest holiday-released palettes to hit the market and mind you, it’s also really good.
I’ve been waiting for this shade to come out and since I’ve always loved the Tartelette in Bloom Palette (swatched HERE), I knew this Toasted one won’t disappoint. There are 12 shades in this smoldering Palette and it comprises of 7 mattes and 5 shimmery shades. In my opinion, all of the shades in this palette are well-thought-out and each of them is really pretty. You can mix and match the shades or apply accordingly by row or by column.
As expected, this palette has a similar texture to its predecessor the Tartelette in Bloom, which is velvety smooth. There’s no denying the lasting power of all the shades’ pigments which could last for hours and hours. So far, with my constant usage of this palette, I haven’t really experienced extreme fallouts. In fact, there’s almost none. I also like that most shades are wearable and can be worn for daily use without looking like you have too much copper dust on the lid.
It’s hard to tell which one is better if you compare this Toasted Palette to Urban Decay’s famous Naked Heat. I like both their texture and I like both their shades as well. I do think that having either of them won’t hurt, but you could also have both. The only difference is that the Naked Heat is more expensive and it also has more shades. But in reality, they’re both very good palettes for Fall/Winter look and their overall quality is really impressive. On the other hand, if you’re on a budget, you may want to try the travel-friendly Tarte Tartelette Flirt Eyeshadow Palette (HERE), which has six shades that are quite similar to the Toasted Palette.
Are you a fan of this palette?
The Tarte Tartelette Toasted Eyeshadow Palette is available at Sephora, Dermstore, JCPenney, Macy’s, and Ulta
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