Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette for Spring 2015

Tarte Amazonian Clay Matte Palette
Tarte Amazonian Clay Matte Palette

Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette ($44.00) (Limited Edition)

tarte is introducing an all matte eyeshadow palette featuring 12 never-before-seen shades to inspire, celebrate and empower real women to take on the day with confidence. The name says it all – this sleek, statement palette is all about the tartelette and features tarte’s signature Amazonian clay-infused, longwear eyeshadow in rich matte shades that are as beautifully diverse as the brand’s loyal fans:

  • Free Spirit Cream
  • Force of Nature Nude
  • Dreamer Warm brown
  • Multi-Tasker Chocolate
  • Caregiver Pale pink
  • Natural Beauty Mauve
  • Best Friend Mulberry
  • Bombshell Dark plum
  • Super Mom Ivory
  • Wanderer Light brown
  • Power Player Taupe
  • Fashionista Black

Availability: Early access through 11/21 while supplies last at Tarte; will launch officially in January 2015

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Tarte Amazonian Clay Matte Palette
Tarte Amazonian Clay Matte Palette

Tarte Amazonian Clay Matte Palette
Tarte Amazonian Clay Matte Palette


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Phaedra Avatar

Are nude matte palettes just so overdone this decade that they’ve run out of neutral tones? Maaaaaaybe I need to adjust my monitor but I see at least two swatches in there that are virtually identical to two other shades in the same palette…

patsyann Avatar

These look like they might lean warm. I look forward to seeing this palette in person. I use matte shadows and I mostly use neutrals, so we shall see. I prefer cool tones as the warm colors make me look as if my eyes are irritated or I have a good case of “pink eye”.

Allie Avatar

I bought it! I always like Tarte’s lighter matte colors, so I’m excited to try it. I also love the idea of matte neutrals, they are really nice for the office or a fresh face look, and if I end up hating it I know I can give it to my mom! LOL

Imani Avatar

this is great for women of color who’ve got trouble picking a quality nude palette. I can’t tell you how many crappy eyeshadow palettes come off dusty or unflattering on my brown skin. I will be purchasing this.

Jane Avatar

I got an email from Tarte this morning, telling me to check out their biggest release of 2015. I was more than a little disappointed to see it was just yet another neutral eyeshadow palette. I feel like all of the beauty brands are stuck in neutral. Hit the gas, guys! Give us color combinations we haven’t already seen twenty times this year!

Rachel R. Avatar

I know I said I have too many neutrals, but very few of them are mattes. So, I caved and ordered this. Hopefully, I won’t have buyer’s regret. I have a quad of their eyeshadows and really them. Fingers cross.

Maggie Avatar

Ditto. That totally bothers me too–it’s like fake feminism.

“REAL women.” Can you be a fake women? Who else do they expect to use this stuff? Anime characters? And men use makeup too (just look at all the makeup lines named after men–Kevyn Aucoin, Nars, Shu Uemura, just to name a few…).

Aside from that, I hope Christine reviews this–I like the look of this. I have a few matte palettes myself (Stila in the know, naked basics, KVD ladybird) and they’re so versatile. I’d love to know how well this one blends.

Rena Avatar

I understand the argument against the term “real woman,” but I also understand the use of the term. Do we think a media depiction of a woman is real? Do we think airbrushed magazine covers are real? Do we think the basic white girl or exotic Asian girl stereotypes are real? I think the term real woman is meant to mean just that – real women, not stereotypes, caricatures, and sexist, fake portrayals of women.
I especially like when brands embrace beauty bloggers and YouTubers because these are “real women” producing content themselves, not a concept of a woman manufactured by a production team of dozens of people, mostly men.

Diana Avatar

The color selection looks great but having tried Tarte shadows and owning two of their palettes I hope that their formula has gotten better. The matte’s in the palettes I own are seriously disappointing – they don’t stick unless I use a very tacky base and then they make my lids look dry and crepe-y. Definitely looking forward to a review from you Christine! *crosses fingers*

Alecto Avatar

I know there have been a lot of neutral palettes out lately, but most of them seem lacking in some way, and I can’t think of one that was all-matte like this. This is the first matte neutral palette with a decent range of colors that I’ve seen (outside of Paula’s). Ever. Twelve distinct colors, with a range of cool and warm (though twice as much warm as cool — it would benefit from some cool brownish-grays). If these swatch out well, this will be a great set. I love neutrals, and this is the first one I’ve seen in a year that actually interests me. Having said that, I’d much rather buy individual colors than sets, even if it means spending more, since I already have so many neutrals, esp. in matte.

Peta Avatar

I REALLY want it (despite the eye-roll inducing names of some of the shades i.e. “Caregiver” & “Real Woman”). Good mattes are so very hard to find – almost as difficult to find as Tarte products in Australia…

Kristina Avatar

I think I can wait until January. There are so many other pressing items on my wish list now. Besides I think a review on this is a must for me (hint hint), mattes can go either way.

I’m not a large palette person unless all shades are amazing or unique; my singles, duos and quads supply is well orchestrated that buying these larger palettes just adds too many dupes into my eyeshadow drawers.

Ellen Avatar

Seems like a cross between UDNaked3 and Lorac Unzipped, but it is matte which makes all the difference in the world. Love the colors, do I need another eyeshadow palette? NO!!! Am I very tempted by this, yes, more than anything I’ve seen this holiday season, although the Laura Mercier cavier eye sticks look like a great kit with the warm color palette. Just worried about all the shimmer. Le’ts see which one winds up crowding my bathroom shelf!

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