Tarte Blush Bazaar palette: review & swatches

In my This or That? holiday post, I mentioned I wanted to pick up Tarte’s Blush Bazaar palette because of its shade selection. I decided to wait until it went on sale, and ended up heading into Sephora to pick it up at 30% off on Christmas Eve. Tarte was offering it for less than half price online, but since it’s now sold out, I suggest going in store if you’re chasing one.

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It comes in Mediterranean-style packaging, featuring gold, purple, teal, pink and black colours. One the inside you get a circular palette with an inverted print compared to the outer packaging.

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Within the palette you get two highlights and two blushes, surrounded by faux gold packaging. There’s also a handy plastic divider between each side to prevent the blushes mixing.IMG_20171224_143422.jpg

Each pan contains 2.4 grams of product, giving you a total of 24 grams of product. This means you are getting the equivalent of three full sized blushes. The pans.are a little smaller than a deluxe sample sized tarte blush, leading me to believe the pans are deep, making the palette travel-friendly.

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Starting with the top section of the palette, we have Whimsical, Angelic, Fortunate, Skillful and Exhilarating. This side features blushes slightly warmer in tone, with a darker highlight.

Whimsical is a glittering gold highlight, and while it looked a little chunky in the pan, I found it applied nicely to the skin.

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Angelic is a mauve nude-brown blush shade, with warm undertones. It’s the most natural-looking shade in the palette.

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Fortunate is a true light coral-peach shade with warm undertones.

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Skillful is a neutral mauve-nude shade, and I can see myself reaching for this one a lot!

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Exhilarating is a bright pinky-nude shade.

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In the bottom section of the palette, we have Worthy, Authentic, Endless, Dainty and Extraordinary. This side features more cool-toned blushes, with one shimmery blush (warm toned) and a light highlight.

Worthy is a soft champagne highlight.

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Authentic is a cool-toned pinky-mauve shade.

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Endless is a medium-deep rosy-mauve shade.

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Dainty is a cool-toned muted pink shade.

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Extraordinary is a shimmery peach blush with warm undertones. It reminds me a little of Orgasm from Nars.

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My only complaint with the blushes is that some of them are similar in colour (e.g. Skillful and Endless), so it would have been nice to see a few more shimmery or satin finishes, that way similar shades would have another point of difference.

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Top to bottom: Whimsical, Angelic, Fortunate, Skillful, Exhilarating, Endless, Dainty, Extraordinary, Worthy, Authentic

I hope you enjoyed this review of the Tarte Blush Bazaar palette. Let me know in the comments below if you’ve picked up anything from their holiday range!

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