Guess what…? There’s a Sephora VIB sale in November, so this week I’m highlighting some of my favorite makeup workhorses that I think are worthy of your wish list.
Ignore the inside voice inside your head that’s always saying, “Do you really neeeed another neutral eyeshadow palette?” because this one with its matte neutral brown and beige eyeshadows, and its shimmery taupe, gold and copper accent shades, parts the clouds for me, and I say this as an unabashed hoarder of neutral palettes. I love them because you can wear them all the time and for any occasion. But the Tartelette in Bloom Palette rises above the rest IMO.
I use this palette to “cheat” the look of a deeper set eye, which is something I deal with every day since I have hooded lids. This 16-pan palette bucks the current trend of warm red and orange-y browns, and instead boasts a bevy of cool-toned shades and neutral browns, which are great for carving out a crease.
The makeup maestros at Tarte found a way to seamlessly weave these long-lasting, pigmented shadows into each other so that even if you’re rushing (or, even if you don’t know what you’re doing), you can still buff and blend your way into something that looks like you spent hours on it.
You can take any combination of its colors and whip out a pretty quick look. I usually like to do light beige underneath my brow bone and inside the inner corner, a medium brown in the crease and outer corner to deepen my eye, a lighter brown transition shade, and then a darker brown to line my lash lines.
I’ve loved this palette for years, but I’ve been using it more than any neutral shadows in my collection lately. I wear it to business lunches, school drop-offs, meetings I have with the mothers club I’m part of, on errands… Everywhere, really. If you want something you can wear on any occasion, any time of year, this is it. It’s $39, but with the 20% VIB discount you can get it for $31.20, and with the 15% Beauty Insider discount you can get it for $33.15.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,