A smokey eye with the Tartelette in Bloom palette

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Sometimes I get in such a repetitive cycle with eyeshadow palettes, that I only use the same shades over and over and over. I picked up the Tartlette in Bloom palette the other day, having not touched it for a few weeks, and immediately went for a smokey eye look using at least one shade I hadn’t already used before.

If it’s helpful to watch a video to see how I apply eyeshadow when I’m going for a darker crease look, you can watch this! The shades are different, but the method is exactly the same.

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I started with “firecracker” all across the lid, then applied “activist” in the outer corners and up into the crease just a bit. I grabbed a smaller eyeshadow brush and pressed “funny girl” right on top of my eyeliner (and this is the technique I used to apply that!) and blended everything out with “charmer”. And to finish, I applied “firecracker” at the base of my lower lashes just to add a bit of depth under my eye to round out the shape.

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earrings, bralette, similar bralette, sweatshirt, lipstick, blush

I loved the look! The shades in the palette show in the images online are much warmer than they look/wear in real life, so just keep that in mind. The final look was rich and chocolatey, with shimmery warm copper/gold all across the lids and lower lash line.

p.s. Here are a bunch of eyeshadow palettes, in a range of prices, that anyone can wear!

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Comments (19)

  1. Lo says
    Posted December 23, 2016

    you’re so stinkin’ pretty! love this look! Merry Christmas Kate!

    XO Lo
    thoseprettypieces.com

  2. Rachel says
    Posted December 23, 2016

    Hi Kate!

    I’ve been wanting to buy a quality eye palette, but I’m not sure which one to choose: Lorac, Bare Minerals, Tarte..etc….what would you suggest?

    P.S. : I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog. 🙂
    P.P.S: Merry Christmas!

    • Katie says
      Posted December 23, 2016

      Def get Tarte in Bloom!!!

  3. Posted December 23, 2016

    Absolutely pretty! Teach me how to blend eyeshadow your way, Ma’am! I’m such a mess when it comes to them.

  4. The New Old Fashioned Girl says
    Posted December 23, 2016

    This is such a pretty look!
    I bought this palette for my mom for Christmas, and I desperately want to try it for myself:)
    The New Old Fashioned Girl

  5. Noel M says
    Posted December 23, 2016

    I have this palette and LOVE the colors, but hate the consistency of the powder when applying. Do you have any tips for that? I feel like it’s a little too… powdery? I end up with it everywhere on the palette and around my eyes and cheeks, even when using a primer.
    I almost took it back, but couldn’t part with the color combo.

    • Noel M says
      Posted December 23, 2016

      Um – excuse my profile pic – fantasy football team related!

  6. Brenda Gross says
    Posted December 23, 2016

    What color in the Nars lip glide do you have on? Also what shade in the Amazonian clay blush? Both very pretty.

    • Kate says
      Posted December 23, 2016

      Nars is Bound, and Tarte is Exposed!

  7. Jen says
    Posted December 23, 2016

    Love this look!

    Anyway you can change the ads on the page? The Abreva ad at the bottom is so big we can only see half your blog at a time. I can’t even hit next page at the bottom…..just a heads up. Not sure if it’s just me or everyone!?!?! It’s that way on my phone and iPad.

    • Kate says
      Posted December 23, 2016

      Thanks for letting me know, it definitely shouldn’t be that big! Will look into it stat!

  8. RBeck says
    Posted December 23, 2016

    That first pic…. absolutely gorgeous! I think bangs were made for you!

  9. Roffe says
    Posted December 25, 2016

    I am new in your blog….a very tasteful blog!
    You are beautiful in this makeup!

    Kind regards
    Roffe

  10. Mireia says
    Posted December 25, 2016

    Gorgeous makeup!

    Mireia from TGL
    https://thegoldlipstick.com/

  11. Heather says
    Posted December 26, 2016

    I struggle with the repetitive cycle with eyeshadow palettes, too. I’d love to see a post on several looks with the same palette, maybe using the same palette for a week or something. I think palettes are great for traveling, but then I end up with the same look for the whole trip.

  12. Lisa says
    Posted December 28, 2016

    What is your lip color? You look beautiful as always.

  13. Katie says
    Posted December 28, 2016

    So beautiful!! Your makeup looks PERFECT here, gorgeous!
    Katie Actually

  14. Mel says
    Posted December 29, 2016

    Sooooo pretty!! I would wear this look everyday!!

    Mel | http://www.thegossipdarling.com

  15. Posted March 1, 2017

    Teach me how to blend eyeshadow your way, Ma’am! I’m such a mess when it comes to them.