Monday, November 4, 2013

Tarte Holiday Collection: The Tarte of Giving Swatches & Review

Can a holiday gift set get any better than this? The Tarte of Giving is an exceptionally special set, including a beautiful array of shadows, glosses, creams, blushes, stains, mascara AND a gorgeous hanging travel makeup bag that makes the perfect gift...for someone else or to yourself!

Which is exactly what I decided to do, give the gift of Tarte!
And I'll tell you right now, priced at $59 this was a real steal. I wasn't the least bit disappointed.
Let's move on to what's included because there's a lot.

- 20 Limited-Edition Amazonian Clay Eye Shadows

- 8 Deluxe Maracuja Lipglosses

- Deluxe Pure Maracuja Oil

- Deluxe Maracuja C-Brighter™ Eye Treatment

- Deluxe Limited-Edition Amazonian 12-Hour Clay Blush in  Memorable

- Deluxe Cheek Stain in Flush

- Deluxe Lights, Camera, Lashes™ 4-In-1 Mascara

- Travel Makeup Bag

How beautiful is this packaging? The eyeshadlow palette is definitely on the larger side but very thin and flat. I love the purple with gold detailing theme we see going with the bag and case. As you can see, this palette is divided into 4 sections with 4 color lid/crease/highlight groupings and one shade that appears to be the definer color.

It may look like a lot of these colors are too similar but in person you see just how beautiful and different they are. Tarte has given us an array of colors, tones and finishes that aren't too powdery and speak to the high quality we've come to expect from this brand.

Let's check out some close ups...


I have finally started using this palette and extras and I must say I'm in love. The buttery quality of
the shadows are to die for. The blush is gorgeous and long lasting as promised. The glosses shown
above vary in hue but all share a shiny finish and comfortable consistency. I'm in love.

I would more than recommend you splurge and gift this to yourself or to a loved one.
Or even knock  out several gifts for different friends in one shot!

You will NOT be disappointed, I promise!

Check out my review here: