TARTE TARTELETTE AMAZONIAN CLAY MATTE PALETTE REVIEW
Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Palette ($44.00 for 0.64 oz.) includes twelve matte eyeshadows ranging from yellowed beige to deep black. The majority of the palette is closer to neutral in tone than really cool- or warm-toned, though some shades lean cooler/warmer.
The majority of the shades felt soft and silky with a few being a smidgen powdery, but I found these less powdery on the whole compared to other Tarte matte eyeshadows. Some wore for eight hours, while a few were faster to fade. I only had major issues with one shade (Best Friend), but the other shades were fairly easy to work with.
Free Spirit is a light, pale yellow beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. It was slightly powdery but had good colour payoff and wore well for eight hours.
Force of Nature is a medium brown with warm, slightly reddish, undertones and a matte finish. It had pigmentation with a soft, silky consistency that wasn’t powdery. It started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear.
Dreamer is a dark brown with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. The colour coverage was mostly opaque, while the texture was soft without being powdery. This one blended fairly well, but it could have been easier to work with. It lasted for eight hours on me.
Multi-Tasker is a dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a matte finish. It was nicely pigmented with a soft, silky texture that was a smidgen powdery. It wore well for eight hours before fading.
Caregiver is a light pink with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. The colour payoff was opaque, and the texture was just a little powdery but easy to blend and apply.
Natural Beauty is a subdued, pinky-taupe with a matte finish and subtle, warm undertones. It had excellent pigmentation with a slightly powdery, but silky, texture. It was really easy to blend on the skin. This shade started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear.
Best Friend is a muted, medium-dark purple with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It was rather powdery, so the colour payoff was sheer and uneven. It started to look faded after seven and a half hours of wear.
Bombshell is a blackened purple with a muted quality to it and a matte finish. It was very pigmented, and there was some excess fall out when applied, but it has a softer, silkier consistency that made it easier to work with (it could have been more blendable, though).
Super Mom is a very light beige with subtle warm undertones and a matte finish. It had great colour payoff, even though the texture was powdery, so it can be messy to use (I used it as a brow bone highlighter, and it covered the movable lid with dust). It lasted for eight hours on me.
Wanderer is a light-medium brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was moderately powdery, though it was very blendable on the skin and applied smoothly with good colour coverage. This shade wore well for eight hours on me.
Power Player is a warm, taupe brown with a semi-matte finish (there’s a smidgen of a sheen there). It had good colour payoff with a fairly soft, smooth consistency. It started to fade after eight hours of wear.
Fashionista is a rich black with a matte finish. It was intensely pigmented with a very silky, smooth consistency–it is a really lovely, rich black to work with, but a little goes a long way! It wore well for eight hours.
All in all the Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette is one of those essential palettes you’ll find yourself reaching for daily. It’s work friendly yet still gives you the ability to create elegant eye looks easily with a beautifully textured shadow formula that blends like a dream.
Even if mattes aren’t your favourite formula I’m positive the Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette can easily convert you!