December 2, 2014

Tarte Bon Voyage Collectors Set

With all the holiday sets at Ulta and Sephora, I have been online window shopping like no one's business. There are so many gorgeous value sets out there, I needed to get my hands on at least one of them.

My birthday was on Sunday (#feeling22) but I celebrated with my family on Thanksgiving. I'm 22 years old now so the days of countless presents on my birthday are long gone, just give me a gift card or envelope with some money and I'm good. You know you're old when you get excited about getting Starbucks gift cards and holiday candles for your birthday.


Anyways, the point is, my lovely aunt bought me the Tarte Bon Voyage Value Set that I non-descreetly told her I wanted. 

I've never tried any Tarte products but I've always been intrigued. After watching countless Youtube videos where the products are featured, I knew I needed something Tarte in my life and I thought a value kit was the perfect way to start.

I've been in desperate need of new eyeshadows and this set came with a huge palette filled with 20 eyeshadows, mostly neutrals but with a few darker colors thrown in there. 



Aside from the palette, it also came with deluxe samples of:
-cheek stain in Muse
-Lights, Camera, Flashes mascara
-Amazonian clay finishing powder
-maracuja oil




With those deluxe samples, the set also came with full size LipSurgence lip gloss in Visionary and a LipSurgence lip tint in Romantic.

I have to say, I am totally obsessed with this set. It even came with a cute little travel makeup bag! No wonder people freak out about Tarte products...they're light on your skin, smell great, and feel so luxurious. 

Top: Lipgloss, Middle: Cheek Stain, Bottom: Lip tint
Let's dive into a mini review, shall we?

Eyeshadow palette: I tried out a few of the shadows but they're very smooth and soft, easy to blend, and leave a great color payoff. I like how I just need one palette to get everything I need; it has mattes and shimmers, light and dark colors...it's awesome.

Cheek stain: I'm not a huge lover of cheek stains/cream blushes but I really like this one. I've been meaning to buy a nude blush and I think this is a really nice, natural shade. The application is so simple it should be illegal; all I do is swipe a little on my cheeks and blend out with my Elf Small Stipple brush. It's going to come in handy when I'm too lazy to really do my makeup.

LipSurgence: The lipgloss I'm not crazy about only because I don't like lip glosses...it's a little sticky but still very wearable. The lip tint? OMG I am obsessed! I love chubby lip pencils and this is a such a great mauve, nude color that will work in any season. The tint also has a minty smell and feeling, so it makes you lips feel so good. I've already decided I'm buying more of these in other shades. #blessed.

Lights, Camera, Flashes mascara: Both my mom and sister have bought this mascara multiple times but I never tried it. It's a skinny brush which is something I don't really enjoy but the formula of this mascara is great. It doesn't clump, it adds lengthens the lashes and separates them as well. It's definitely an every day mascara, in my opinion, but can be worn for a more dramatic look at night.

Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder: I used this to set my underye concealer and it was a lot better than using an other powder. It's translucent so it doesn't add any extra color, not making your concealer cakey and really helped it stay in place all night.

I haven't tried the oil yet but I'm sure it's wonderful. Tarte is known for using all natural ingredients and being a Vegan beauty company and you could definitely tell. These are unlike any other products I've used and I cannot wait to get my hands on more of them.

Have you used any Tarte products? What are your suggestions? Tell me in the comments!


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