Currently, I am drowning in the sea of my warm-toned eyeshadow palettes. In this post, I am going to compare the ones I feel are most comparable. So, we are comparing the latest addition to my collection, the Tarte Tartelette Toasted with three other palettes – Colourpop Double Entendre, Urban Decay Naked Heat and theBalm Nude Beach palettes.

tarte tartelette toasted dupe

Here is an overview of all the palettes. I don’t think I have to buy another warm toned brown eyeshadow palette for a year!

tarte tartelette toasted dupe

First, let’s take a quick look at the eyeshadows individually before looking at the comparison swatches.


The Tarte Tartelette Toasted palette is the latest addition to my collection. I had been wanting this for a long time but I am not as excited about this one as before. I already have so many such palettes that I feel this one wasn’t needed. Anyways, I do like the formula of the shades in here.

PRICE: Retails for SGD 72 on Sephora Singapore.

SHADES: There are 6 mattes, 1 glitter infused matte, 4 shimmer, 1 satin finish shades.

EXPERIENCE: The mattes are buttery, well pigmented and very soft, which makes them a little powdery. I also noticed some fallout while using some of the shades and the one glitter infused shade also has a lot of glittery kick up and fallout. The shimmer finish shades are smooth, intense and pigmented for the most part. Only, one shade “candle” is quite chunky and difficult to work with. I have a full review video coming up on my YouTube channel, you can watch it if you want more in-depth review.





Next, let’s take a closer look at the Colourpop Double Entendre Palette.

This palette is the closest dupe of the Tarte Toasted Palette, in my opinion.

PRICE: USD 16 from Colourpop website.

SHADES: Includes 8 mattes, 3 metallic and 1 satin finish shades.

EXPERIENCE: I am extremely happy with this Colourpop palette. If you get this, you may not need the Tartelette Toasted palette as it is also as good, if not better. The mattes are smooth, pigmented and easy to blend and the shimmers are very smooth and pigmented well. In fact, I find the formula of the shades in the Colourpop palette to be more consistent than the Tarte palette. I also haven’t noticed a lot of fallout while working with this palette.





Next, we’ve the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette. This is probably my favourite out of all the four, probably because I’ve had this one the longest. Unfortunately, it’s also the most expensive one.

PRICE: SGD 83 from Sephora Singapore.

SHADES: There are 7 mattes, 4 metallic and 1 satin finish shades.

EXPERIENCE: I’ve been using this palette for the longest and I love working with this palette. The mattes are very richly pigmented and blend very nicely but they don’t have that soft powdery texture. Because of this, I don’t get fallout as I experienced with the Tarte palette. The metallic shades have amazing intensity and they are really smooth in texture, they are my favourites in this palette. The only con and a very big con of this palette is that the shade range is not very versatile, all the shades are pretty close to each other, so it’s not possible to create a ton of looks. Most of the looks created using this palette appear similar. But, whatever look I have created, I’ve loved till now.





The theBalm Nude Beach palette is probably one of the most underrated eyeshadow palettes from last year. I don’t see a lot of people talking about this one but I think this is an excellent quality palette. Even though it’s a warm toned eyeshadow palette, it’s pretty versatile.

PRICE: SGD 70 from Qolourette, but I got it on sale for SGD 60. This palette is less expensive than Tartelette Toasted palette.


EXPERIENCE: This palette does not swatch well but it definitely works great on the eyes. The pan size is really small and the quantity of eyeshadow is not a lot but still I feel this palette is worth checking out. As you can see, the shade range is pretty versatile and is something different from the other three eyeshadow palettes. It has the typical warm brown family shades but it also incorporates some pinks, plums and rosy tones. I think the mattes are really good quality with good pigmentation, easy blend-ability and they are also easy to build up in intensity. The shimmers are also good quality but they are not as intense as the other three palettes. That can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on your preference. Overall, I really like the versatility of this palette and the eyeshadow formula is very good too.





Now, let look at the comparison swatches of all the four palettes. Here is a comparison of all the matte shades from all the four palette.

tarte tartelette toasted comparison

  • Tarte and Colourpop palettes are pretty close dupes (The lighting is not the same for the swatches so they don’t look very similar).
  • Between Tarte and Urban Decay, the shades in Tarte seem more versatile.
  • theBalm palette doesn’t have true warm brown shades as in other palettes.
  • theBalm palette also has some pink and plum tones.
  • The deepest shade in the Colourpop palette is not as deep as in the other palettes.

Now, let’s look at the comparison of the shimmer or metallic shades.

  • All of the palettes have a creamy satin shade
  • The Colourpop palette is missing some versatile shimmers.
  • The Tarte and Urban Decay palette are very different when shimmer shades are concerned.
  • theBalm palette has some reddish rosy shimmers.
  • Except Urban Decay, the rest have some sort of gold and champagne tones shimmers.
  • Only, Urban Decay has a very deep shimmer shade.

I have listed down some differences and similarities I could see right away. If you find some more points, then don’t forget to mention in the comments below.

That brings me to the end of my very long post. I love analyzing and comparing eyeshadow palettes (guess its the Analyst in me). If you want to see any particular comparison then let me know. I will be happy to do that. I hope this post was helpful in case you are interested in any of these palettes.