Last updated on March 6th, 2019
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Am I the only one who has been totally obsessed with the sorta-new Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Palette?
I just picked up mine a couple of weeks ago, and I have not put it down since! Like, I take it to bed with me, and then I wake up and I take it to breakfast with me, and then it sits on my desk for me to stare at while I work. Seriously, it’s a problem.
Since I’m so in love with this palette, I’ve decided to create a couple of different looks using it, and this is the first look I came up with. If you haven’t already, check out my Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Palette review!
When I see this palette, I see the perfect day-to-night palette. Keeping with that theme, I created a cool, smoky look that can also go from day to night.
Now let’s go to the tutorial!
the EYES feat. Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Palette
Starting with the eyes, I first primed my lids with my Nars Pro-Prime Eyeshadow Base to keep everything in place all day and all night.
I filled in my eyebrows with my L’Oréal Brow Stylist Definer in Dark Brunette. (I have a review on this product too! CLICK HERE to see that one.) Since this brow pencil is a bit dark for me, I like going over my brows with my NYX Tinted Brow Mascara in Brunette to lighten the overall effect.
Nars Pro-Prime Eyeshadow Base >> Purchase at Sephora
L’Oréal Brow Stylist Definer in Dark Brunette >> Purchase on Amazon
NYX Tinted Brow Mascara in Brunette >> Purchase on Amazon
For the eyeshadow, I first went in with Flower Child all over the crease and brow bone with a fluffy brush. I wanted to ensure that everything would stay soft and easy to blend. Next, I picked up Jetsetter on the same brush and applied that to the crease, this time being a bit more precise. I kept this color in the crease, and also blended it slightly outward. This is the beginning of the winged shape we’ll define later.
Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Clay Eyeshadow Palette >> Purchase at Sephora
Once some soft definition was evident, I dipped into Smokeshow with my favorite small pencil brush, and started drawing the winged shape in the outer-V. As shown in the photos, I took the color upward diagonally from about the center of the upper lash line. I intentionally left this area unblended because I wanted it to look somewhat like a wing. I slowly dragged the color outward in the same direction in which I would draw winged liner, and then I started pulling it back in toward the crease.
Although it can be scary, I’ve noticed that this tends to come out better of you can draw the V in one swift motion, rather than going over it multiple times to build up the color. This can tend to make it look messy.
Once the V shape was there, I went back over only the crease section with my fluffy blending brush to diffuse that color into my crease. However, I be careful to not extend the color too far outward, or bring it more than halfway into the crease. The key to a great daytime smoky eye is keeping the smokiness confined to just the crease area.
When I was happy with that, I went in with Rocker on a flat shader brush. Apply that all over the lid, being careful to not go to high up in the crease. Finally, I went back in with Smokeshow to deepen the outer V once more.
I applied my favorite gel eyeliner, the L’Oréal Lacquer Liner in Blackest Black, to my upper lash line, ending the line at the corner of my eye. I skipped the wing to keep this look daytime-friendly, as I thought it would be too much with this eyeshadow.
L’Oréal Lacquer Liner in Blackest Black >> Purchase on Amazon
To finish off the eyes, apply a black liner to the waterline. I used Bella Pierre Gel Eye Liner Pencil in Ebony. Side note: I don’t really recommend this one; there are much better liners out there. Using a small smudge brush, I applied a small amount of Smokeshow to the outer half of my lower lash line. Then using the same brush, I blended over the entire lower lash line with Jetsetter.
To top off the look, I should have popped on an inner corner and brow highlight, but I completely forgot. You should probably do that. But I didn’t forget mascara! For that, I used my Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara in Black.
Bella Pierre Gel Eye Liner Pencil in Ebony >> Purchase on Amazon
Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara in Black >> Purchase at Sephora
Moving on to the face, I did my typical routine. I forgot to use a primer, (of course,) but you may want to use one if you have any specific issues you want to disguise. For foundation, I used Too Faced Born This Way in Warm Nude. For concealer, I used Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Sand Sable. To set my face and under eyes, I tried out a powder that it seems like everybody uses but me– Rimmel Stay Matte in Translucent.
For some color, I bronzed my face with Benefit Hoola Bronzer. I didn’t contour because I wanted to keep the face somewhat natural, so I just applied the bronzer to my cheeks and forehead. For blush, I used one from Model Co. in Cosmopolitan, which is just a very basic matte, light, neutral pink. The color really is not obvious on the cheeks, but it gives a really nice, natural flush.
For a subtle highlight, I went back to something I haven’t used in months, the L’Oréal True Match Lumi Powder Glow Illuminator in Rose. I used the lightest color on the left all over my face for a subtle glow. Then, I used a mixture of the remaining three colors on the tops of my cheekbones for an even rosier glow. I thought this looked really nice with my natural blush color.
Too Faced Born This Way Foundation >> Purchase at Sephora
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer >> Purchase on Amazon
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Translucent >> Purchase on Amazon
Benefit Hoola Bronzing Powder >> Purchase at Sephora
Model Co. Blush in Cosmopolitan >> Purchase on Amazon
L’Oréal True Match Lumi Powder Glow Illuminator in Rose >> Purchase on Amazon
On the lips, I used my E.l.f. Matte Lip Color in Tea Rose. It is a cool mauve, almost lilac color that goes perfectly with cool-toned eye looks.
E.l.f. Matte Lip Color, Tea Rose >> Purchase at Elfcosmetics.com
That’s all for today!
If you liked this post, check this one out too –> Warm Toned Eyeshadow Tutorial feat. Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Palette.
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