Review: Tarte Poppy Picnic Amazonian Clay Eye and Cheek Palette

Poppy Picnic is a limited edition palette featuring 6 eyeshadows and one blush.

The packaging is lovely and very well-made. It snaps shut without popping open and feels quite heavy and solid. No cheap packaging here.


It comes with a handy dandy tutorial card for those who need a push in the right direction.




From the left column downward, then the right column downward:

Summer Breeze, Sweet Tea, Ice Cream Cone, Glisten blush, Barefoot in the Grass, Peach Poppy, Picnic Basket.





Top to bottom:

Ice Cream Cone, Sweet Tea, Summer Breeze.



Ice Cream Cone is a very dark espresso brown.

Sweet Tea is a neutral tan.

Summer Breeze is a light cream shades.

Glisten blush.




Glisten is a shimmery coral-pink.

Top to bottom:

Barefoot in the Grass, Peach Poppy, Picnic Basket.


Barefoot in the Grass is a soft beige that is not too cool or warm.

Peach Poppy is a very soft peach. It has no pink tones.

Picnic Basket is a dark chocolate shade.

The eyeshadows go on very smoothly and offer good pigmentation. I use them with a primer, and it lasts all day. My one complaint is that this palette is not warm-toned enough for my skintone. I think this would be better for a lighter skinned person. The blush I could have done without. It’s very sheer, glittery and fades within 3 hours.

I was a little surprised to see Temptalia  give it a C+ (which is actually not a failing grade). I am rating it higher because I think the eyeshadows make it a worthwhile purchase.

Pros: Good eyeshadows, nice packaging, nice execution of packaging design.
Cons: Blush is not great, could use warmer tones.

Grade: B


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14 Responses to Review: Tarte Poppy Picnic Amazonian Clay Eye and Cheek Palette

  1. I’m a sucker for neutrals so I really love these colors. And the blush sounds like it would be perfect for me.

  2. Purva says:

    i really like the colors in the palette ..perfect for a beginner as well as a pro..

  3. planetbeauties says:

    I really liked the colors in the palette..Great choice for a beginner as well as a professional .

  4. Anubhuti says:

    Loved how ice cream cone and sweet tea looks…the blush is also beautiful..

  5. Not exactly colors that get me excited, I feel like I have a lot of similar ones in my collection already. But if you are starting out, this would be a lovely palette with a nice tutorial for options.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  6. The swatches are really pretty! I’m also really digging the packaging. Too bad the blush wasn’t a hit with you. It’s still pretty though!

  7. EmC92 says:

    The packaging is lovely! Also, the shades are very wearable. Agreed with you on the fact that the palette needs to have a touch of warmth in it! xx

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