This holiday season, Tarte decided to do something a little different. Their holiday collections are more of a tropical holiday! I love this set and I am going to tell you why!
- PACKAGING – This packaging is absolutely gorgeous! It is covered in sequins on the front with a beautiful pineapple closure. It is just absolutely beautiful. The box is covered in pineapples and is colored pink and gold. As you all know, I am a sucker for packaging. If it is beautiful on the outside, I want to see what it is like on the inside. 🙂
2. Product – This collectors set includes 25 (yes, I said 25) eyeshadows, a bronzer, 2 blushes, a highlighter, a lipstick, liquid eyeliner, and a mascara. Everything you need for a perfect look. This would be great for travel because everything you need is right in this adorable package.
A. Eyeshadow – I have never tried Tarte eyeshadows before, and as you know, I have very, ultra sensitive eyelids. I have been using this eyeshadow for two weeks successfully without breaking out, burning my eye lids, or having to immediately remove it because I feel like I need to scratch my eyeballs out. 🙂 I love these shades. They are beautiful and blendable. Some of them aren’t quite as pigmented as I would like, but add a little setting spray and you can pump up the glam. Also, with so many different colors, the looks you can create are nearly endless.
B. Eyeliner – I am not really good with liquid liner. I tend to smudge and I have tremors, so sometimes I make a huge mess. However, when I get adventurous, I do like to use it and sometimes am able to do so with some success. This applies very smoothly and stays on well and doesn’t run which is a problem I have had with some other brands.
C. Mascara – Although this is not one of my favorite mascaras, but it is a good one. It is volumizing and lengthening somewhat. It clumps slightly, but not too bad as long as you shake it before using. I like the applicator. I am bummed it is just a sample size though, it is not full size.
D. Lipstick – I think this is the only thing I am not a huge fan of in this collection. It is a very neutral color and as we all know, I am not a neutral kind of person. I get it though, they had to make it match the whole collection so it was safer to go with a neutral color.
E. Bronzer – This is a great color for my skin tone. It is perfect for a nice summer bronze look. It isn’t too dark, but isn’t so light that it barely shows either. It blends so well and looks flawless.
F. Blush – I am so glad this palette comes with two colors of blush. It has a lighter pink and then a darker one. I have used both and both are beautiful, apply well, and are so pretty with all different types of looks.
G. Highlighter – I have never tried a Tarte Cosmetics highlighter that I have not loved. They have perfected the formula for highlighter! It gives a great glow, is the perfect color, blends well, and wow, what a special effect!!
3. Price – This collection is a $365 value for just $49 and it is worth every single penny!! It is going to be the perfect thing to take on my holiday get away! 🙂