The world has gone matte crazy! There are a lot of matte palettes out there right now and most of them are hit or miss. I personally own 3 and really only like 1 of them. So to save you the heartache (and the Benjamin’s), today I thought I’d repeat what I did with the Urban Decay Vice 3 and Too Faced Everything Nice palettes and do a this vs. that post comparing the Tartelette with the It Cosmetics Celebration palette!
Admittedly, I’m kind of a jerk for pairing the It Cosmetic’s Holiday 2014 release (The Naturally Pretty Celebration Palette) with the Tarte Spring 2015 release (The Tartelette) because as I’m sure you can tell from the swatches bellow, the Tartelette pretty much wipes the floor with the Celebration palette. Like… face on floor… and scrub. Click the image below for a full review on the Tartelette palette.
Best Color Selection:
Tartelette. Celebration offers more shadow options (if you count them 1 by 1), but most of the mauve and taupe shades look the same on the eye (resulting in a muddy mess).
Balance of neutrals and “bolds”:
Tartelette. These are both pretty neutral palettes. Even the “bold” shades lean neautralish (purples and blues), but the Tartelette does a better job of including good color combo’s for those “bold” shades.
Tartelette. Do you see the black tattoo on my wrist in both swatch images? Notice that you can still see the shape of the tattoo through the Celebration black, whereas my tattoo is virtually invisible behind the Tartelette black.
Tartelette. I think this has a lot to do with the superior pigmentation. The Tartelette just lasts so much better on the eyes and it wears so evenly.
Overall Quality of the Product:
Tartelette. When I first used this palette some of the darker shades were a bit patchy so my review was an A-, but I think that was just part of digging into that top layer. They have since become very manageable, they clearly have great pigment, I couldn’t have asked for a better collection of shade options, and you can beat it for under $50 ($44).
I do have a full review of Tarte’s Tartelette palette and you can find it here if you’re interested 🙂
What do you think?
Do you own either of these palettes/what is your opinion on them? I’m kinda kicking myself that I didn’t get the original Naturally Pretty palette over the Celebration one… I was turned off by the “fun” colors in it after my experience with TheBalm’s Meet Matte Nude (it’s a nice & unique palette, but it doesn’t contain enough “normal” shades to stand on it’s own), I wanted something more neutral. But I hear the quality of the original was much better. Ugh.