Tarte | Tartelette Vault + UK Shipping Review

November 13, 2017 in beauty

I have not been this excited to get a makeup product for such a long time. As you can guess by the title I purchased the Tartelette Vault by Tarte. Inside the vault is all of the Tartelette palettes, all in one package. Perfect if, like me, you do not already own any of the Tartelette palettes. I have taken the images in this post so that they showed as true to colour as possible, as I have seen some variations in the colours of these palettes in online pictures.

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Tartelette Vault

I was trying to decide on just one Tartelette palette when I finally settled on the purchasing the vault. I was set on the Tartelette in Bloom but it was out of stock for ages. Meanwhile, I had seen lots of gorgeous photos and swatches of the Toasted palette. Even though it was getting some bad reviews because of the kickback of the eyeshadows, I still really wanted to try it myself. In all honesty, I hadn’t really considered getting the Tartelette original palette but it will be great for everyday natural looks and even to use for blending colours. The set was £90 which is a great deal for all three, as the palettes individually cost £41. Also Tarte were offering free International shipping.


A cool toned palette: 12 matte shades.


Tartelette In Bloom
A warm/neutral palette: 9 matte & 3 shimmer shades.


Tartelette Toasted
A warm palette: 7 matte & 5 shimmer shades.


The colours come out extremely rich on camera, particularly the shades simmer and fireside. The picture below shows the Toasted palette in true light. 


UK shipping from Tarte USA

I placed the order on Friday 3rd November at tartecosmetics.com. At the time of placing the order, I received an instant email confirmation of the order. Later in the day, I received another email announcing the order had been dispatched. Going back to when I placed the order it stated that International shipping was free over a certain amount, I think it was £40. It also said in the product description for the Tartelette Vault that Taxes & Duties were included. I had seen some reviews where people said they had to pay for customs once it got to the UK so I kept that in mind. I also couldn’t find much information on how long it would take to get to me. The information page on Tarte’s website detailing international orders didn’t seem to be working. I anticipated it would arrive in about two weeks.

UK Delivery Time

When you place an order you get sent a link to the tracking for your package, I found this really helpful and the tracking was updated a lot and kept me informed of where my package was. On Monday 6th November the parcel was in the UK and at Heathrow Customs. About 12 hours later the tracking was updated and I was notified it had cleared customs.  Either my parcel wasn’t stopped or charges were covered by Tarte, I am not entirely sure. On the 8th November, I was notified that the parcel was out for delivery with the courier and it arrived later that afternoon. I am really impressed with how quick it got here. The parcel arrived it quite a large box but was filled with plenty of air pillows. The palette itself was wrapped in Tarte tissue paper that had unicorns on it!


[L to R: Tartelette, Tartelette in Bloom, Tartelette Toasted]

Read my full review and SWATCHES:
Tartelette Toasted
Tartelette In Bloom

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  • Sophie Wentworth November 13, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    This is such a great deal. I keep forgetting they ship to the UK now. I’m not that keen on the new palette otherwise I’d be getting one of these asap. Why does it always sound more tempting when the word ‘vault’ is in the title?!


    • Hayley // hayleyxmartin.com November 13, 2017 at 6:57 pm

      I felt like that about the new one at first but when I kept seeing pictures of it, I fell in love! Vault sounds so cool, doesn’t it. Thanks for reading Sophie! xx

  • Jennifer | MrsQBeauty November 13, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    I’m so excited you for, I would have been so impatient waiting for the package to arrive. I have all three palettes and I really do love them. I need to get my original Tartelette out and use it. The In Bloom and Toasted palettes are favorites of mine.

    Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

    • Hayley // hayleyxmartin.com November 14, 2017 at 9:28 am

      I was checking the tracker like every hour haha!! I haven’t used them yet I waited to do the photos for this post and then I want to do my swatch posts before I use them. So excited to start creating looks. Thanks for reading Jennifer xx

  • Katie. lacoconoire November 14, 2017 at 6:28 am

    ooooh im a huuuge fan of the in bloom palette. i love a warmer eye colour and that is right up my street!

    is it really lame that i bloody LOVE a good parcel tracker?! especially if i order from abroad, i love a notification of where my parcel is haha

    katie. xx lacoconoire.com

    • Hayley // hayleyxmartin.com November 14, 2017 at 9:25 am

      I am so excited to swatch all of these and start using them. I feel like I will probably use Tartelette in bloom the most it’s gorgeous. But I really wanted to try the Toasted palette, the UD Heat was too warm for me (too many redish purple tones).

      Have you ever had the tracker where you literally can see where the delivery guy is haha!!!
      Also, at the beginning of the year I ordered from Victoria Secret and it went from I think Denver? to Fort Lauderdale to Paris then to the UK..My deliveries are better travelled than I am haha!! Thanks for reading Katie xx

  • Corinne & Kirsty November 16, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    I have never tried anything from Tarte before. The shipping fees always put me off but so many of my friends have tried this palette! looks so good! xx corinne

    • Hayley // hayleyxmartin.com November 16, 2017 at 5:16 pm

      If you see a free shipping offer go for it!! I have heard of people in the UK ordering from QVC, never done it myself, but may be worth checking out! xx

  • a n d i ✨ November 16, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    Oh my god, I genuinely think I’d cry if I purchased this, it’s so beautiful?! ? I’m yet to try any Tarte products, because I’ve always been concerned about the shipping costs and customs charges, but it’s amazing that you didn’t have to pay again?! I’m going onto the Tarte website straight away to have a little browse.. ?

    Andi | http://www.andthenzen.co.uk

    • Hayley // hayleyxmartin.com November 16, 2017 at 5:23 pm

      I have literally never been so excited for an order to arrive and when I opened it…… it was just so pretty!!!! haha. I will definitely order again in future when there’s a free shipping offer, now I know how easy it is! xx

  • Creative Nails November 16, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    Omg, them palettes are soo pretty!! In love the ‘In Bloom’ one, that would be so perfect for me. I haven’t tried anything from Tarte before, but I always see such good reviews for their products – hope these turn out great for you too!


    • Hayley // hayleyxmartin.com November 16, 2017 at 5:24 pm

      Thanks Amy!!! I still haven’t used any of these yet, I am waiting to do my swatch posts first. So excited to see how they blend etc I have always seen such great reviews. Check back soon for the individual palette reviews xx

  • Chloe November 16, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    Hi, I love the colour and style of the packaging, the pallettes all look fab as well, a great festive present.

  • Sunburntaloe November 16, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    I haven’t tried any of Tarte palettes but I Want all of them are just so pretty! I want them all!

  • Victoria Louise Caldwell November 16, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    Really enjoyed reading this post and being able to see the natural colours of the eyeshadow palettes! It’s so hard to tell with some blog posts whether they have been heavily edited so nice to see you hadn’t edited the palettes at all! Plus I now think I need to buy this set as well as they look amazing!

  • Hayley // hayleyxmartin.com November 16, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    This is why I kept them natural! At first, I wanted the Tartelette in Bloom and was almost put off buying it because the shades looked more purple than they did neutral… I’m so glad I got all of them in this set.. the colours are so nice in person! You should get this whilst it’s still for sale… you save a bit of money buying them all in this set. I am a bit wary of the bad reviews the Toasted palette got but I will test it soon and see how powdery the shadows are. I don’t think it will bother me but I will do a blog post on it xx

  • Kristy November 18, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    This sounds like a great value vault, Tarte is a brand that I really need to try more from. I can’t get over how gorgeous the Toasted palette is, the shades look so warm and lovely. I haven’t ordered directly from their website before but I have to say I am always tempted!

    Kristy | http://www.thevioletblonde.com

    • Hayley // hayleyxmartin.com November 19, 2017 at 10:50 am

      You won’t be disappointed with their products!! I am in love with the Toasted palette, the colours are gorgeous! All of these shadows are highly pigmented and blend out really nicely xx

  • Ayse Merve November 18, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    Really enjoyed reading this post! These palettes look amazing and i haven’t tried any tartlette palettes too really need to get my hands on some! x

  • Rachael Shortt (PaleGirlRambli November 18, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    OHHH I am so jealous you got this vault! I looked at it and ummed and ahhed but didn’t splurge in the end! I’m looking forward to your individual reviews, especially of the toasted palette as the shades are beautiful!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

    • Hayley // hayleyxmartin.com November 19, 2017 at 10:24 am

      I used the Toasted palette on Friday, I wasn’t sure if the tones of the shades would work for me but was absolutely blown away by the colour payoff and how easy they were to blend. I always seem to have trouble getting that gradient look but I achieved it so easily using the Toasted palette. All the images are done for the individual posts.. the Toasted one will published Monday or Friday xx

  • Rita November 18, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    These products are so nice! I would love to try them but they’re too expensive for me. That’s why I read posts like this. 🙂 Thanks for posting, I enjoyed it a lot.

    • Hayley // hayleyxmartin.com November 19, 2017 at 10:28 am

      Thanks so much for reading Rita! I’m the same, this is the first high end beauty item I have purchased in a while. I like to keep in mind what I would want if I am going to treat myself in future xx

  • Erin Cotter November 18, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    I absolutely love how that tarte toasted looks… Wow I really want to purchase these! Thanks for the awesome description & photos!

    • Hayley // hayleyxmartin.com November 19, 2017 at 10:18 am

      Glad you enjoyed Erin!! I have more posts coming soon on each individual palette… I am impressed with the pigmentation and how easy they are to blend!! xx

  • Morgan Miller November 18, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Literally my dream present *cough Christmas I hope*
    Never tried the tarte palettes before but always wanted to x

    Morgan // http://www.justmorgs.com

    • Hayley // hayleyxmartin.com November 19, 2017 at 10:14 am

      This is the first time I have tried their eyeshadows. I created a look with the Toasted palette first and was blown away by how easy they are to blend!! You won’t be disappointed with this one! xx

  • Deams&Lashes November 19, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    They look so pretty, specially the Toasted palette! You got such a good deal, and shipping was so fast!!
    Tarte’s packaging always looks so nice! xx


    • Hayley // hayleyxmartin.com November 20, 2017 at 10:10 am

      I thought Tartelette In Bloom was going to be my favourite but I REALLY LOVE the Toasted palette. xxx

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