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Thursday, 8 October 2015

Tarte Miracles From The Amazon

Tarte is a brand I've wanted to try for the longest time but since their products are only available in the UK via QVC, I've never really got round to it; that all changed recently thanks to Michelle, who led me into a little birthday treat to myself... Behold, the Miracles From The Amazon set!!
Tarte Miracles From The Amazon Set QVC
Containing an Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara, a Lipsurgence Liquid Lip Shine, an Amazonian Clay Cheek & Eye Palette and a dual-ended eyeshadow brush, alongside a pretty purple and gold cosmetics bag, I thought this seemed like the ideal way to sample Tarte's products. All the make-up items feature the Limited Edition mosaic-effect packaging which is really pretty; I especially love the lid of the palette, isn't it stunning!?
Tarte Be Your Own tarteist Palette
Contained within the 'Be Your Own Tarteist' palette are six eyeshadows and one full-sized blusher; to my mind, the three shadows on the left work well together, and equally the three on the right combine beautifully. The blusher is very much a versatile, wearable shade for everyday which I think will suit most people. The shadows included are 'Pink Beyond', a pale matte pink; 'Taupe For The Best', a shimmery taupe; 'Dreams Plum True', a deep matte plum shade; 'Out Of This Pearl', a shimmery champagne; 'Thistle Be The Day', a mid-toned matte lilac-grey; and 'Paint The Brown', a deep chocolate-brown matte. The blusher is named 'Talented', a mid-peach/pink which looks to have a slight shimmer in the pan but appears pretty matte on the skin to me. The palette also contains a full-sized mirror which is printed with the Tarte logo.
Tarte Be Your Own Tarteist Palette Shades
Tarte Miracles From The Amazon Set Swatches
I found the shadows easy to work with, smooth and buttery-soft, though there was a little fall-out. Nonetheless, they're well-pigmented (with the exception of 'Pink Beyond', which may just be too pale) and blend beautifully. All six shades are wearable and give you a range of options in terms of wearing just one shade all over the lid or creating a more sophisticated look using several shades. The blusher, too, is well-pigmented but blends out really nicely to give a gorgeous flush of colour to the cheeks, which could easily be built up if your skin-tone is a little deeper than mine. The brush is lovely and soft, works well with the shadows, and has washed up nicely so far as well - a lovely inclusion.
Tarte Be Your Own Tarteist Palette & Brush
I'm not a lipgloss fan and have found that the Lipsurgence Liquid Lip Shine in 'Exquisite', whilst a pretty shade, is just too sticky for my liking; the Liquid Lip Shines are supposed to be a gloss-meets-stain type product and I have to say I do prefer it once the gloss has worn off and I'm left with a pretty tint. The Smart Mascara is not something I'd buy again as it just doesn't feel like anything special to me, although the wood-effect tube is stunning. I found it took a bit of building up to get the kind of length and volume I look for, and it did flake a little after around ten hours' wear, which is a shame.
Tarte Miracles From The Amazon
This make-up look used 'Thistle Be The Day' all over the lid, with 'Paint The Brown' blended into the crease and outer corner, and a sweep of 'Out Of This Pearl' to brighten the inner corners. I'm wearing two coats of the Smart Mascara, and I blended out the 'Talented' Amazonian Clay Blusher over my cheekbones for a pretty pop of colour which is easily suitable for everyday wear.
Tarte Miracles From The Amazon FOTD
Benefit Sun Beam; Collection Loose Powder in 'Transparent'; Makeup Revolution I ♥ Brows
Kit in 'Fairest Of Them All'; Tarte Lipsurgence Liquid Lip Shine in 'Exquisite';
Tarte 'Thistle Be The Day', 'Paint The Brown' and 'Out Of This Pearl' eyeshadows
and 'Talented' blusher from the 'Be Your Own Tarteist' Palette; Tarte Smart Mascara]
Tarte Miracles From The Amazon EOTD
Tarte Miracles From The Amazon is priced at £34 from QVC (plus £3.95 P&P); I'm really happy I decided to treat myself and I do think it's been a great introduction to the brand. I think for what you're getting this is actually a really reasonable price and I do see myself ordering more Tarte products from QVC in the future. I think the palette in particular will be brilliant for travelling with as it combines a selection of versatile shadows with a really wearable blusher, all in a compact case with a mirror!! Have you tried any Tarte products? Any recommendations for me? Do you like the look of this set?

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  1. The palette looks amazing! My Gifted mascara is definitely ready to be binned too so maybe I'll get my hands on this :) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty | High-End Palette Giveaway

  2. Tarte is a wonderful brand! Yay for your treating yourself! You look fabulous. ♥

  3. I'm longing for the day tarte will come to continental europe! i'd definitely treat myself as well!! great products and lovely look you created!!

  4. Wow, they seem great. I'm curious to try this brand


  5. This palette does look absolutely stunning and it is on my list of 'wants' x

  6. That palette is the stuff that dreams are made off! xxx

  7. The palette looks perfect for traveling :) I have their matte eyeshadow palette and love it x

    Pink Frenzy

  8. I just bought a tarts foundation from QVC for the first time, too! I've never purchased from QVC, but they have a lot of good value sets on there! I plan to try out more makeup brands via them in the future!

  9. Such gorgeous packaging! I really want to try Tarte as I keep hearing really positive reviews, I'm just really reluctant to buy make-up if there's not a counter where I can go try it on or swatch it before buying :\

    Misia xx | gowashyourface.com

  10. That Tarte pallet looks amazing! i havent tried their products out yet, so keen to get my hands on them!

    Shareena | www.forever-you.co.uk

  11. I love taste products, they're always worth the price :)

    Creepers & Cupcakes

  12. This palette is GORGEOUS. And I love Tarte's products. Thank you for sharing! Looks like something I need to get my hands on :D

  13. This is gorgeous! Tarte are such an amazing brand, looks like another thing to add to the list

    lovely post,
    Daizy from| www.ZyaandDaizy.wordpress.com


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