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tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette

tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette Review -

Today I’ve got the tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette to share with you. This is a healthy, eco chic palette with 12 exclusive all matte eyeshadow shades. I recently featured this palette in my Taylor Swift Bad Blood makeup tutorial. I’ve been blown away by the silky soft eyeshadows in this warm neutral palette, so much that I desperately wish it had a cool-toned cousin. I wouldn’t say no to peachy or true purple tones either.

tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette

About the tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette 
By popular demand, tarte is introducing an all-matte shadow palette featuring 12 never-before-seen shades to inspire, celebrate, and empower real women. As beautifully diverse as the brand’s loyal fans, this sleek, statement palette features tarte’s signature Amazonian clay-infused, long-wear eye shadows in a mix of liner, lid, and crease shadow shades.

  • Amazonian Clay – Nature’s most perfect ingredient for better, longer, truer wear.
  • Vitamin E – Acts as a natural preservative and soothing emollient and antioxidant.
  • Mineral Pigments – Soothe and soften skin.
  • Cruelty free
  • Parabens, Phthalates, Mineral Oil & Sodium free
  • Gluten free

$44 (12 eyeshadows at .053 oz each)

Tarte, Ulta, Sephora

These eyeshadows are swatched on my bare skin (no primer) using a bdellium 777 brush. Swatching on bare skin drives me crazy.

tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette Review Swatches -

Tarte Tartelette Free Spirit Swatch

free spirit
Sheer yellow-toned cream matte.

Tarte Tartelette Force of Nature Swatch

force of nature
Light peachy beige tan matte.

Tarte Tartelette Dreamer Swatch

warm brown
Deeper than midtone warm brown matte.

Tarte Tartelette Multi-Tasker Swatch

Dark brown matte.

Tarte Tartelette Caregiver Swatch

pale pink
Light pink matte.

Tarte Tartelette Natural Beauty Swatch

natural beauty
Light nude brown with a hint mauve matte.

Tarte Tartelette Best Friend Swatch

best friend
A brown with subtle burgundy tones matte.

Tarte Tartelette Bombshell Swatch

dark plum
Dark brown with a hint of eggplant matte.

Tarte Tartelette Super Mom Swatch

super mom
Sheer ivory matte. I read this as Super Moon when I first saw it. Much cooler name.

Tarte Tartelette Wanderer Swatch

light brown
Light brown matte. I can’t see the name Wanderer without thinking of the old anime El Hazard, which I adored.

Tarte Tartelette Power Player Swatch

power player
Midtone grey taupe matte.

Tarte Tartelette Fashionista Swatch

Soft black matte, perfect for lining or shading.

Tarte Tartelette Palette Swatches and Review
Free Spirit – Force of Nature – Dreamer – Multi-Tasker
Tarte Tartelette Palette Swatches and Review
Caregiver – Natural Beauty – Best Friend – Bombshell
Tarte Tartelette Palette Swatches and Review
Super Mom – Wanderer – Power Player – Fashionista

Watch my Taylor Swift Bad Blood tutorial featuring the Tartelette Palette!

Taylor Swift Bad Blood Makeup
Wearing Super Mom, Power Player, Wanderer and Fashionista See the full product listing here.

The packaging is awesome. It’s very compact and purple with gold trim. The names are printed under each shade, which I absolutely love. It’s surprisingly lightweight, making it ideal for travel. It’s pretty sturdy too.

The value is great. You’re getting 12 full size eyeshadows for the price of $44. For a comparable rate, 12 full size Urban Decay Eyeshadows (each .05 oz) would cost you $216 while 12 full size MAC refill pans (each .04 oz) would be $120. So no matter how you slice it, the Tartelette palette is a good deal.

As you know, I love mattes for my hooded eyes, specifically to help me fake a crease. So I love seeing an entire palette of mattes, even if there are a ton of brown tones I can’t personally use. I think the quality is really nice.

All of the eyeshadows swatched beautifully. Free Spirit and Super Mom are good for base shades, matte highlighters, or to blend out other colors. Force of Nature and Caregiver would make good lid shades. Power Player is a great transition or crease color. Dreamer, Caregiver, Best Friend and Wanderer would make great crease colors. Fashionista, Bombshell and Multi-Tasker make great liner and accent colors.

I think the second row is supposed to be pinks, mauves and purples, but aside from Caregiver being an obvious pink, the other colors don’t look like that to me. I wish that Natural Beauty did have mauve tones, that Best Friend was more of a blackberry type of color, and that Bombshell was a blackened violet. But, despite the lack of purple tones, they’re nice colors.

If you are a fan of mattes and natural shades, you should definitely check out the Tartelette palette. As you can see from my Bad Blood tutorial, it plays well with shimmery shades and you can pair it with brights, too.

What do you think of the tarte Tartelette palette?




  • I love what you have done with the eye shadow – especially that grey tone. I would never buy this kind of palette because it is too warm, too brown and too matte for me. But you have created a stunning eye look. Congratulations.

  • WOW those shadows go on like butter!!!! I have been eyeing the Tartelette Palette for too long. XD I loooooove the look your created! And I love seeing how the shadows applied…wow just wow!!! Agree about the 2nd row (the pink / mauve row) – I wish it was less brown and more pink / mauve / plum tones. OMG Fashionista has to be one of the best matte blacks I’ve ever seen (after watching you apply it in your video)! Super pigmented, even, blends beautifully…PERFECT for cut creases! 😀 Lots of goodness in this palette. Many thanks for the review & awesome look! <3

  • I like that these are such bold neutrals and they appear to apply well!

  • I have been on the hunt for a matte palette for a little while so this is perfect timing. I have terrible hooded eyes, not to mention being *cough, cough* older than middle age. So I “get” that I shouldn’t wear eye shadows that have any shimmer. But they aren’t as easy to find.. I totally respect your opinion and love the look you created too! I’m buying it right now!

    • I love shimmer on the lid and for the highlight to open up the eyes, and I’m training myself to stick to mattes in the crease to make it more flattering for my eye shape. Happy to help 🙂

  • It’s great to have a neutral palette like this to use on it’s own or to use with some super fun shimmer shades. Shimmer all over the eye doesn’t work too well for many people. We love your blog and the look you created is super gorgeous!

  • The second row is so misleading shade wise, but these do look like beautiful mattes otherwise.

  • I’m not a matte lover, but I got this when it came out the first time to round out my collection. I’m so glad I did. It’s my HG matte neutral palette, and one of my favorite palettes in general. I’m wearing the top row today. I never thought I’d be in love with a matte (neutral, no less!) palette, but I am. The shadows are soooo smooth and versatile.

  • I don’t know why I haven’t picked this up other than the mattes don’t get a lot of attention from me.

  • I’m obsessed with this palette! Did they make this part of the permanent line up? I could have sworn it was LE, and then it sold out everywhere, but now it’s back in stock. Just curious, because I’d so use it in more tutorials if I knew it was readily available to everyone!

  • I justodered this last week and it should be in tomorrow. I am excited to get to play with it. I hadn’t heard anyone talking about it and now here you are with the palette! Great timing!

    • I hope you love it! I bought it because I have an eyeshadow palette addiction problem and i need more mattes 😛

  • I love this palette. It is so easy to wear and I find that the shadows apply and blend better than they swatch. Your eye look featuring these shadows is kickass.

  • Gorgeous. I need to see how the shades compare to the LE matte palette that I bought from Tarte last year

  • Kickass swatches, Courtney! This is such an amazing value, and I love great mattes! Your EOTD is gorgeous!

  • “For a comparable rate, 12 full size Urban Decay Eyeshadows (each .05 oz) would cost you $576” — mistype? That would make them $48 each. :/

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