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?

xo
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13 comments:

  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

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

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  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!!

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

    www.gadzotica.com

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

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

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

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  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!

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  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

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  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

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


    Creepers & Cupcakes

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  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

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  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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