I feel like it has been ages since I’ve done one of these comparison posts and I’ve just been dying to share my thoughts on the two Tartelettes. Per tradition, I’ve broken the comparison down into topics and then towards the end of this post I will leave you with a summary of my thoughts on each palette, who I think each palette would be best for and then last but not least, my personal preference. Enjoy!
Full Review of the Tartelette
Full Review of the Tartelette in Bloom
Shade & Tone Range
Tartelette: Contains a pretty even balance of warm and cool tones, but if you don’t like wearing purple then 1/3 of this palette will be a waste of your money. Bear in mind, this is also a 100% matte palette.
Tartelette in Bloom: Contains very neutral shades that lean just a bit more warm than the original Tartelette, but if you don’t like rosy tones then 1/3 of this palette will be a waste of your money. However, this palette does contain 3 gorgeous shimmer shades that all look lovely on the lid.
Random Observation: is it just me, or do the first two rows of the in Bloom practically look the same?
Both palettes are phenomenally pigmented. They swatch so smoothly and evenly too.
Blendability & Longevity
Tartelette: Although this palette swatches beautifully and there isn’t much fallout, I find that the original Tartelette requires a little extra help in the blending department (particularly the darker shades). That having been said, these shadows will last all day without fading or creasing.
Tartelette in Bloom: This palette is without a doubt easier to blend than the Tartelette, however, you will sacrifice wear time as a result because the shadows are a bit more powdery. There is also a lot of fall out.
Tartelette: If you have green eyes, love purple shades, are fair skinned or just love matte eyeshadow in general, the original Tartelette will be great for you. Keep in mind that while these shadows are super pigmented and blend well, you will need to do just an itty-bitty amount of extra blending with those darker shades.
Tartelette in Bloom: If you prefer something that is more neutral and everyday oriented, has rosy tones, and is not TOTALLY matte, then the Tartelette in Bloom will be great for you. Keep in mind that while the shades in this palette blend much more easily than the original Tartelette, there is a ton of fall out and the wear time is not as good.
Which Do I Prefer?
I find that the shade range in the new Tartelette in Bloom is one that I lean more towards because it’s more neutral. Rosy shades are also so trendy right now that it’s hard not to be drawn towards them. I also love how much easier it is to blend the shades in the Tartelette in Bloom vs. the original Tartelette. That having been said, I’m not impressed with how quickly the shadows inside the in Bloom fade. I also don’t feel as though the in Bloom offers as much versatility in terms of color range. Therefore, it’s my recommendation that if you are just looking for a new palette, check out the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons; or, if you want a good matte palette, look into the Shade+Light Eye Contour Palette from Kat Von D.
Image Credits: First 2 Photos are from the Tarte Website