Like I showed you guys in my previous haul I bought the Tarte Tarteist Trove Makeup-Collection from the Tarte holiday collection of 2017. From the moment I saw it I was in love with it which is why I ended up deciding to just go ahead and buy it. It took over a month to get to me because at first I received the wrong product, but I finally have it! After playing around with it for a while and really testing it out it’s finally time for me to review this beautiful makeup palette. If you’re interested in finding out more about it, make sure you continue reading!
The Tarte Tarteist Trove Make-Up Collection comes in a very big but beautifully decorated box. The cardboard box that comes around it has a similar pattern going on as the palette itself and is just as big (obviously). The palette itself is square shaped and pretty thick since it has two drawers on the sides. It also comes with a huge mirror on the inside of the lid. The main part is filled with eyeshadows, 24 different shades to be exact, and overall I just love the look of this palette. It looks festive, it looks pretty and for what it is I do think it looks pretty luxurious. In my opinion makeup collection palettes like this one tend to look a little cheap, they remind me of children’s makeup, but this palette looks pretty decent to me.
Like I said the palette comes with a drawer on each side. On one side the drawer is filled with three little mini products. A mini mascara, a mini lip lacquer and a mini eye pencil. On the other side the drawer is filled with pretty large pans of blush, bronzer and highlighter. I do think that these drawers really complete the palette. Thanks to that this palette contains pretty much everything you need for an entire makeup look expect for the foundation and concealer. How convenient!
Tarte Tarteist Trove Make-Up Collection – £55/€62
Having said that, let’s talk about the products in a little more detail. First of all let’s talk about the three mini products. The first product I want to discuss is the Tarte Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara. This is a mascara I’ve been meaning to try for quite some time now, but I’ve never actually gotten around to it. Anyway, it’s a mascara that claims to lift the lashes, paint them with a glossy, black coat and add volume to the lashes. It sounds totally up my alley and
The mascara has a very nice wand, a wand that I usually look for in mascaras. It separates my lashes really well, while adding a lot of volume and also a bit of curl. It makes my lashes look very nice and black and very sultry as well. I think it’s an incredible mascara and I really don’t know why I haven’t tried it sooner. I really want the full size of it!
By the way the mascara comes with 3.9 grams of product. The full size comes with 7 grams so I do think it’s a pretty decent amount of product you’re getting here.
Moving on to the lip lacquer. I have to say that lip lacquers normally aren’t really my thing, but you guys this colour is absolutely stunning. It’s also a very comfortable lip lacquer to wear so in other words, I really like it. Surprisingly enough! The colour is also very pigmented and goes on incredibly easy. It really is a great product!
Lastly let’s talk about the Sex Kitten Eyeliner. I usually don’t use that many eyeliners in my life, but I have to say that I did enjoy trying this one. It’s very black, it’s intense, it stays in place very, very well and it’s rather easy to work with. I do have to admit that I don’t have that much experience with it, but the few times I did try it I was really impressed by it!
Moving on to the cheek powders, the blush, bronzer and highlighter. I think bronzers are always a little tricky for my pale skin tone, mostly they turn orange on me, but looking at this bronzer I do have quite high hopes. It seems to have more of a red undertone than a orangy one so this might be surprisingly pretty on my skin. Anyway, these cheek powders come in pretty large pans for a palette like this. All three pans contain 3.9 grams which is a very decent amount of product. I do really like that they chose to add a blush, bronzer and highlighter instead of just three blushes or thee highlighters. This way the palette is a little more everything in one, if you get what I mean.
Anyway, the blush is called mysterious and it’s a very pretty dusty pink colour. I do think it’s a rather simple and standard blush shade, but that’s also what I like about it. It’s a very versatile colour and therefore perfect for in a palette like this since it will look good with every look you can create with this palette and on all skin tones.
Moving on to the highlighter which is called Hidden. This looks absolutely stunning. I have never tried a Tarte highlighter before so I was more than excited to find out what this one is like. And I have to say I’m shook. I did expect something decent since it is Tarte we are talking about, but I didn’t expect the highlighter to be this pretty. I really have to keep myself from using it everyday!
Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint in Minx – Blush in Mysterious – Highlighter in Hidden – Bronzer in Forbidden
As you can tell the Glossy Lip Paint looks absolutely stunning. I would say it’s a bit of a combination between a lip lacquer and a lipgloss. It’s very pigmented like a lacquer but it does have that gorgeous glossy finish a lipgloss always has. I really love the way it looks. To me this is the perfect shade for autumn and winter!
The three face powders look really good as well when it comes to pigmentation. The blush and bronzer have just the right amount of pigment. They aren’t too intense but not too sheer either. They do show up but they aren’t too pigmented in a way they are just difficult to work with. Texture wise the blush and bronzer are a little bit different than the highlighter is. The highlighter has a rather creamy texture while the blush and bronzer are more satin like when it comes to their texture.
The highlighter is also a little more pigmented and intense than the blush and bronzer are, but in my opinion that’s great because I do like my highlighter to really show up on my skin, more than I want my blush or bronzer to show up. So I really like how pigmented all three powders are!
Having discussed everything else let’s finally start talking about the eyeshadows themselves. Tarte is known for their Amazonian Clay products, which means that their products are always very rich and creamy. But especially rich. They are packed with pigment and have this very unique formula thanks to which their products apply very smoothly and evenly. I’m a really big fan of it myself!
But before we start talking about texture, let’s first talk about the selection of shades you get in this palette. Whenever Tarte does these kind of big palettes they always make sure it’s easy for starters to know which colours to combine. They group their shades in little colour families. Of course you can use whatever shade with whatever other shade you want, it’s not like you have to use colours from the same colour family together, but it’s just a nice guideline so you know for sure that some colours will end up looking good together. Even though I’ve been doing eyeshadow for years I still think it’s great that they do this. It’s a nice guideline and it makes creating a look a lot easier in the morning.
This palette consists of 24 different shades of eyeshadow, divided into four colour family of six shades each.
I don’t know if the colour families have names or anything like that, but for now I’m just going to call them like I see them. The first colour family consists of earthy tones, warm earthy tones. It comes with a nice matte highlighting shades as well as with some coppery shades. This row really reminds me of nature somehow.
By the way, most colours in this palette are neutral but there are a couple brighter shades for those of you who are a little more daring and do like a pop of colour in their eyeshadow looks. I like that they did this because this way the palette caters to more people!
Anyway, moving on to the second row. This consists of very soft nudes. With this row you can create very soft, natural and everyday eye looks. The only actual dark shade in this row is the black shade, but aside from that it’s all very soft and sweet.
Next up we have a row filled with even more nudes and two blues. These nudes area little more cool toned which I really like. Even though I’m normally a huge fan of warm toned colours, in eyeshadow I mostly prefer cool toned shades like taupes and such.
Moving on to the last row which is probably one of my favourites out of all four rows. This row consists of rosy tones. And not just pinky tones but also an actual purple shade and a gorgeous shimmery taupe/purply brown. I absolutely love the shades of this colour family!
Moving on to the swatches!
Linen – Linen is the perfect pinky white matte highlighter. Because I usually use a lot of shimmer on the lid I love using shades like this to highlight my brow bone with.
Ceramic – This next shade, ceramic, is a matte warm mid brown shade. It’s a bit coppery but not completely coppery. It’s a great shade to use as a transition colour if you’re going to create a nice and warm eye look.
Beads – Beads is one of my favourites from this colour family. It’s a stunning shimmery copper colour. I love using shades like this all over the lid, but if you want to keep things more natural you can definitely use this in the crease instead.
Craft – Craft is my other favourite from this colour family. It’s a greenish shade, which isn’t something I normally use a lot, but I do like that it’s in here because it allows me to play around with some more special colours while still keeping things natural.
Wheel – Wheel is a very warm, rusty colour. I have to say that I do like colours like this on others, but on myself I really don’t like the look of this. So even though I think it’s a really nice and pigmented shade, it’s not for me.
Empire – The last shade of the first row is Empire. This is a purply deep brown shade which I use a ton. I love using it for darkening up my outer corner and it’s perfect for turning your daytime looks into an evening look.
Moving on to the second row!
Vase – Vase is another matte highlighting shade. This one is a little more yellow than Linen is and I do really like that about it. It’s a very natural looking brow bone highlight and I use it a ton.
Charm – This next shade, Charm, is one of my favourites for all over the lid. It’s a very pretty champagne gold colour which is just right up my alley. It’s perfect for an everyday glam look.
Jewel Box – Then we have a medium matte brown shade, the perfect shade to use as a transition shade. It’s has a warm undertone to it, which I like, and I just use it a ton.
Decor – This is another warm toned brown shade, but it’s a bit darker than Jewel Box is. I think it’s a nice shade to use in the crease, especially if you’re trying to keep things rather natural. If you’re going for a more extreme look it could also act as a transition shade.
Medallion – Medallion is another one of my favourites. IT’s a gorgeous shimmery brown shade with a cool undertone. I think it’s stunning and perfect for all over the lid if you’re going for a more sultry look.
Patterned – The last shade of the second row is called Patterned. This is your matte black shade, that comes in every palette. I like using this along the lash line to darken things up or if I really want a dark look I like using this in the outer corner.
Moving on to the third row. This row contains a few of my favourite shades as well as two blue shades.
Tradition – Tradition is another matte highlighting shade. Where Linen was rather pinky toned and Vase more on the yellow side, this is just white.
Spice – When I go in looking for a transition shade, Spice is usually what I use. I do like the other transition shades in this palette, but I think Spice goes along better with the looks I usually create. It’s also very pigmented and easy to blend.
Agate – Agate is a very nice brown shade. It’s matte and it doesn’t have much to it, but still I think it’s a very pretty and special shade. I do use it a ton as a crease shade and I think it looks perfect like that!
Elaborate – Talking about favourite shades, Elaborate is one of them. Look at how stunning it is. It is an incredibly pigmented shade and it’s just so perfect. I use this almost every time I use this palette. I absolutely love it!
Stained Glass – Stained Glass is one of the two blue shades in the palette. I think it’s bold of Tarte to go for blue in a palette like this, but I do like the shades. I have to say that I’ve never used blue in my entire life on my eyes, but I do like the look of this colour.
Zest – This is the matte one of the two blue shades. I know that I just said that I never use blue on my eyes, but I actually remember that once I have used Zest in the crease to darken things up. And I absolutely loved the look of that!
Moving on to the fourth and last row!
Marble – Marble is a very pretty shimmery light pink shade. It reminds me of one of the shades in the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. It’s very sparkly and fun and I do think it brightens up every look.
Rose Petal – Rose Petal is a bit warmer and darker than Marble, and a little more mature. It really is a very rosy colour and I do think that this goes perfectly with Marble. It could be used all over the lid, but it looks great in the crease as well.
Ornate – Next up is Ornate. This is a rosy transition shade. Pigmentation wise it’s not as strong as the other transition shades, but I do like the look of it and I do think it goes well with the other colours in this row.
Dynasty – Then we have Dynasty. This is a matte rosy purple colour. It’s a unique shade and a shade I usually wouldn’t use that often, but I have to say that I do like the look of it. I think that if you’re trying to go for a very rosy look this colour could come in very handy.
Caftan – Caftan is a gorgeous shimmery brown shade again. You probably guessed it already but this is another one of my favourite shades. I just absolutely love colours like this!
Vault – The very last shade of the eyeshadow part of this palette is vault. It’s a deep, matte purple colour, perfect for darkening up your rosy looks or adding a settle pop of colour to your natural, everyday look.
Overall I think that the Tarte Tarteist Trove Makeup Collection is an amazing palette. I love how many different items come in it, how gorgeously they packaged it and I love the big mirror on the inside of the palette. Quality wise this palette is just incredible and I have been using this palette a ton. It has taken me so long to finish this review so I’m not even sure if it’s still available, but if it is, make sure you get your hands on it. It’s worth it!
And that concludes this extremely long review. I hope you enjoyed reading it and be sure to let me know what you think of this palette and if you think it is a great value set or not!