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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Tarte Carried Away Collector's Set Review and Swatches!




I told myself I'm not going to buy any more makeup products but September was such a horrible month for me that I felt I owed myself this little splurge :P. I was sick most of September so I barely had a chance to explore what companies were coming out with for this holiday season. If you're looking to try a certain brand, I think holiday gift sets are the way to go since companies put so many products into these gift sets to get more people exposed to the brands products.

I originally bought the Ulta exclusive Tarte Holiday Palette but then I had to return that one when I discovered this little beauty from sephora...

So heres a review and swatches of my recent obsession which is the Tarte Sephora Exclusive Carried Away Collectors set. I bought this for about $54 at my local Sephora and its available on the sephora website.
First of all, lets talk about the packaging. I think Tarte did a really good job putting this palette together this year. The collection comes in a cute three fold makeup bag. The design for the bag reminds me of art products from India or something of the sort with the bright gold and purple accents to it.
So as you can see, the bag comes with 2 side zippered pockets, a mirror in the middle where the eyeshadow palette slot lies.
 
In this set you get 8 mini sizes of their newly released Maracuja lipglosses, a blush brush,
a mini amazonian clay finishing powder, a mini amazonian clay blush in Adventurous, a mini sized lights camera lashes mascara, and last but not the least the eyeshadow palette that comes with 24 full sized eyeshadows.





Pictures of the product size comparisons and swatches of the products below:
compared to the size of a revlon lipstick






compared to the size of Urban Decay Naked Palette

compared to the size of the 15 eyeshadow MAC palette





The lip glosses are quite cute and handy to have. They are a tiny bit smaller than a regular lipstick bullet which makes it perfect for a tiny clutch for touch ups on the go. As far as colors all of them are quite wearable, half of them have a tiny bit shimmer while the other half is just a creamy color. As far as the feel of the lipglosses, they are quite minty at first application and I don't find them too sticky. The color pay off for these glosses is quite decent and I'm really happy this set comes with 8 of them :)

The blush and eyeshadows are pretty awesome as well.  I love how pigmented and flattering the blush is on me. I dont find it too shimmery which is also a plus. The eyeshadows go on nicely and they have decent pigmentation. Tarte's eyeshadows are a little shearer in application compared to MAC or Urban Decay eyeshadows so just a fair warning so you're not too disappointed if thats what you are looking for.

All in all I do recommend this product. This set is an awesome value and if you're new to Tarte this would make an awesome starter set.

I hope this helps!
Love,
Me! :)
me wearing the gold eyeshadows from the palette the lipgloss in Mer 


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