Thursday, March 22, 2012

Tarte Glow Your Way to Gorgeous Set #3

It all started with my selection of auto delivery with for Tarte's Glow Your Way to Gorgeous Set.  This is the third, and sadly, the final installment of this selection.  All items are completely different as the previous two installments with the exception of the mascara, sharpener, and concealer, which were the same as the last two kits.

The set comes in a quilted, purple satin in Tarte's signature purple with a gold-tone zipper closure featuring the Tarte logo.

The complete set includes:

1. Maracuja creaseless concealer
2. Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Dazzled
3. Amazonian Clay Cream Shadow emphasEYES in Pink Champagne
4. smolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner in Brown
5. Lights, Camera, Lashes! Mascara
6. LipSurgence Lip Luster in Obsession
7. Double-ended eye brush 
8. Fluffy Face brush 
9. Sharpener

As in previous kits, the shades go very well together.

The shadow is a lovely pinkish champagne shade (true to its name) which again is very easy to apply and budge-proof. The brown liner glides on well, sets quickly and smudges nicely with the smudger end, as long as you don't wait too long.

The blush is a lovely medium rose blush which looks more shimmery in the pan than it does applied.  Lastly, the lip pencil is a sheer berry shade, which is perfect for those of us that want to try deeper shades but shy away from ultra-pigmented dark lipsticks.

The domed-end of the eye brush works great to apply the cream shadow and blend it into the crease.  I also used the liner-end of the eye brush to apply the brown liner in a more precise and thinner line than I could ever achieve with the pencil itself.  As I have stated before, I am not a fan of double-ended brushes as they are difficult to store, I do like both of these brush ends.

The booklet that's included has "Get the Look" instructions.

Again, the items in this kit go nicely with those of previous kits.  The price tag was the same, $49.92, which is about the cost of the blush and lip pencil alone.

For those of you that do not own any of the Amazonian clay blushes, you should note that these blushes are easy to depot as they have a little indentation in the back where you can insert the tip of a large paper clip or safety pin and gently push it up.  I have been storing mine in a large Z palette which is already magnetized so I just pop them in.  Don't throw the compact away though as you can easily transfer it back in and carry it in your purse for travel.  No need to carry it for touch-ups though....this blush has staying power.

Overall rating:  Booyah!

Looking forward to see what QVC and Tarte have in store for future Special Value kits.  If they're anything like the Glow Your Way to Gorgeous Kits, I am happy to opt for Auto-delivery.


  1. Their brushes and products are absolutely awesome! If you've never tried Tarte products, I recommend you do.