I think that the thing which gave me the hardest time by visiting the US for the first time this summer was to make a decent Sephora wishlist. As a beauty addict, the lambda Sephora store in the US sell some treasures we can’t find in France ; so I couldn’t go back to France without some products of my favorite dream brands like Tarte, Too Faced (we actually have Too Faced now), Anastasia Beverly Hills, Hour Glass, Stila, etc.
The Montreal’s Eaton Center was like an appetizer, but some products were out of stock so I waited the moment I’ll arrive in Times Square, New York. Aka THE Sephora store always crowded and opened until midnight every single day.
I was ready. Oh yeah, I was ready to hear my credit card screaming… but not the ones in my head at the sight of all these fabulous ranges.
First of all, Tarte is a great love story between nature and your skin: Tarte is a brand that tends to be the most natural- yet glamorous ! -. Their products are always formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, triclosan, sodium laurel sulfate and gluten.
In a nutshell, it’s beautiful, organic and cruelty-free !
However, I need to tell you that this is a quite pricy brand. It’s approximately the same as Too Faced, Urban Decay, Nars etc. But for Asian beauty fans, the price difference (but not often quality) is a pain in the neck. I knew what to expect, and I was mainly there to get this amazing Tartelette palette.
The 2015 must-have palette. A concrete reputation, and not far from 700 5-star reviews on Sephora US.
I. NEEDED. IT
$44 + taxes, okay. Let’s see what it gets !
Our “small” Tartelette comes in a sober but classy cardboard, which already shows us the colors of the product.
A light weighted and almost square packaging, all customized with gold on a purple gradient ; which contains a huge mirror and 12 completely matte eyeshadows on 3 rows.
The first row includes 4 brownish-nude shadows for light makeups – (Free spirit, Force of Nature, Dreamer & Multi-tasker)
The second row includes of pinkish/purple shadows for more colorful and catchy makeups – (Caregiver, Natural Beauty, Best friend & Bombshell)
The third and last row is a perfect combo to achieve smoky makeups, bringing together the clearest and darkest shadows of the palette – (Super mom, Wanderer, Power & player Fashionista)
There are two main things about this palette: How it looks, and its pigmentation. This palette is a jewel not only through its delicate and fabulous look but also through its shadows. I have never seen a black shadow as deep as Fashionista, opaque in a single layer. The shadows are velvety, yet slightly dusty.
Buddies, I confirm that we have found a must-have palette’s winner !
Remember that even if Sephora US and TarteCosmetics.com do not send abroad, you can still go through providers like Shipito that receive the goods in their US addresses and send it to you afterwards. It represents some investment (shipping fees x2), but it’s not impossible. ;)
During summer break, the US remains a dream destination for most young people so do not hesitate to ask your loved ones to make a small detour at Sephora to bring you one back !
See you soon, stay tuned ~