TARTE – Tartelette In Bloom Review and GIVEAWAY!

On my recent trip to New York in September, I spent a generous amount of time visiting absolutely every Sephora I could find in the city! Well, 8 Sephora’s to be exact. As a South African who has no access to high end makeup I was like a kid in a candy store. I picked up quite a few products that I’ll be sharing with you and reviewing over the next couple of weeks.  I thought I’d start off with the Tartelette In Bloom Eyeshadow Palette as that’s a very every day wear kind of a palette and the shades are gorgeous! I often hear beauty Youtuber’s go on about an eyeshadow being soft and buttery and now I finally know what they mean!

First off, let’s take a second to admire how gorgeous the packaging is! It exudes the whole meaning of “In Bloom”. The packaging is also nice and weighty and comes with a full size mirror on the inside. With this palette you’ll get 12 beautifully pigmented shades which include 3 shimmer shades and 9 matte shades. When I said that the eyeshadows were soft and buttery I meant it. You literally have to apply the smallest amount of pressure when picking up the eyeshadow with your brush as a little goes a long way.

The colour payoff is incredible and they are so easy to blend. I particularly love the versatility of this palette in which you can easily transform your look from a day-makeup look to a night-makeup look with the added extra dark eyeshadows. Did I mention that the palette smells like cocoa? LIKE ACTUAL COCOA?!

Sorry I’m getting too excited now…

If that wasn’t enough, this palette is also paraben and cruelty free! Now if you’re like me and you get a bit too overwhelmed by all the majestic eyeshadows that make up this palette, they’ve also included a “Look Card” on the inside of your package which gives you 2 very easy step-by-step looks that you can create yourself. This palette retails for $45 which is roughly £38 or R630. Here’s a look at what I did with the palette over the weekend:

So here’s the exciting bit! I bought an extra TARTE Tartelette In Bloom Palette to give away to one of my lucky readers! All you have to do to enter is follow the steps on the Gleam widget and that’s it, your name’s in the draw! If you’d rather much prefer buying this stunner of a palette, you can find it right HERE.


You can enter as many times as you like!

The competition will run from 26 October – 9 November and a winner will be chosen on the 10 November.

Open to South African residents.

♥ If you love Too Faced Cosmetics then this blog post on their liquid lipsticks might interest you. Plus, there’s a giveaway!

WIN A TARTE Tartlette In Bloom Eyeshadow Palette



  1. Melissa Martin
    October 26, 2016 / 9:10 AM

    This is really nice thanks for the post and the exciting give away ………….. yes the shades:-) inlove

    • Tarryn
      October 26, 2016 / 3:36 PM

      Thank you for reading Mel! This was by far one of my most favorite reviews done 🙂

  2. Emma
    October 26, 2016 / 11:33 AM

    Tarte is the only eyeshadow that I can wear that I’m not allergic to, it’s amazing!

    • Tarryn
      October 26, 2016 / 3:37 PM

      I can’t say that I have used a better eyeshadow before Emma 🙂

  3. Gina Phillips
    October 26, 2016 / 12:08 PM

    This palette looks incredible! Love that they have included some matt shadows – I’m finding that all the palettes cater mainly for shimmery eyes which isn’t always practical…

    • Tarryn
      October 26, 2016 / 3:39 PM

      Absolutely Gina, I agree with you 100%. You definitely need a good balance and this palette offers the perfect ratio’s of matte to shimmer 🙂

  4. Na-eelah Fredericks
    October 26, 2016 / 1:59 PM

    swooning over this palette for ages now. i need it in my life lol

    • Tarryn
      October 26, 2016 / 3:40 PM

      Every girl needs to have one of these palettes in their life, a definite must-have!

  5. Tania Brewis
    October 26, 2016 / 2:31 PM

    Luv this palette!!

    • Tarryn
      October 26, 2016 / 3:40 PM

      Thank you for stopping by Tania! x

  6. Kara van Greunen
    October 27, 2016 / 12:22 PM

    I have been looking for the perfect mauve palette for so long and I honestly think this might be it!

    • Tarryn
      October 28, 2016 / 4:34 PM

      Most definitely! If we had TARTE in South Africa I’d definitely recommend this as a #1 palette for every makeup lover to have x

  7. Alexa
    October 27, 2016 / 1:53 PM

    i’ve looked up so many reviews of this palette and im dying for it! please pick me!

    • Tarryn
      October 28, 2016 / 4:35 PM

      I would imagine that it was hard finding a negative review? Good luck for the giveaway!

  8. Lalannie Knoll
    October 28, 2016 / 3:26 PM

    I am completely smitten or rather tarty for this palette. Would love to recreate this look.

    • Tarryn
      October 28, 2016 / 4:35 PM

      Lol I like the play on words over there Lalannie 😉 Fingers crossed x

      • Lalannie Knoll
        October 28, 2016 / 5:03 PM

        Thank you.

  9. Shelley
    October 29, 2016 / 6:56 PM


  10. Moira Mcallister
    October 30, 2016 / 6:37 AM

    I would love to win this for my daughter Candice who turns 18 in December.

    • Tarryn
      November 2, 2016 / 11:21 AM

      I hope you’ve entered! Good luck 😉

      • Moira Mcallister
        November 6, 2016 / 2:36 PM

        Yes thanks I did

  11. Alexa
    October 31, 2016 / 7:57 AM

    i’ve been on your blog post almost everyday to try anymore entries! i NEED this palette!

    • Tarryn
      November 2, 2016 / 11:22 AM

      Still another week to go Alexa 🙂 and then Gleam will select a winner x

  12. Melissa Martin
    November 2, 2016 / 2:49 PM

    Could finally enter whoop whoop 🙂

  13. Zoë Michéla
    November 2, 2016 / 4:12 PM

    fingers crossed, its my birthday the 12th 🙂

  14. Kim
    November 4, 2016 / 11:16 PM

    The shades are absolutely exquisite! I’ve been wanting to get my hands on this palette for ages now. Awesome review, thank you!

  15. Sibusisiwe Mjwara
    November 5, 2016 / 10:09 PM

    Would love this! Has amazing colours!!

  16. Dionne
    November 6, 2016 / 5:13 PM

    Looks amazing. Would love to see a video on your everyday makeup look

  17. Zaaimah
    November 8, 2016 / 7:53 PM

    Pleaseeeeee I need this

  18. Puppy-druel
    November 9, 2016 / 7:56 PM

    all the best everyone <3

  19. Janet Watson Perry
    November 9, 2016 / 8:52 PM

    AND paraben and cruelty-free – yippee yayaayaya!!

  20. Liezl
    December 31, 2016 / 3:19 PM

    what lipstick brand and shade are you wearing here?

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