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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Tarte Bow & Go Holiday 2013 Set

Purchased by me

You can always count on Tarte around the Holiday season to come up with great collections and offerings.  This year was no exception with the Tarte Bow & Go Set, offered on QVC ($49.98 through a TSV offering; regular price $61; sale price $54.98 excluding s&h).  I signed up for auto-delivery as there will be an additional collection being shipped in April 2014.

This set was a 24-piece, three-box holiday collection with a 16-shade Amazonian clay eye shadow palette, four LipSurgence(TM) lip cremes, two smolderEYES(TM) Amazonian clay waterproof eyeliners, and two lights, camera, LASHES(TM) 4-in-1 mascaras.

The first box contains 16 Amazonian clay eye shadows in various shades, no brush though (each shade 0.0705 oz.).  The shades are:

Tickled Pink, Playful Plum, Radiant Rosewood, Sage 
Advice (first row; pictured here top to bottom):

Beaming Bronze, Grateful Grey, Alluring Almond, Hot Cocoa (second row; pictured here top to bottom):

Ideal Ivory, Roasted Chestnut, Buttercream Frosting, Pumped Up Purple (third row; pictured here top to bottom):

Marvelous Mocha, Truly Taupe, Peachy Keen, Blissful Brown (fourth row; pictured here top to bottom):

The eye shadow box also contains two guides to achieve two looks, one for day and one for evening.

The second box contains 2 smolderEYES waterproof liners and 2 lights, camera, lashes mascara tubes.  The smolderEYES shades are Fig, a rich plum shade and Matte Brown, a chocolate shade.  Both mascaras are in black.  Here's a close-up of the liners, swatches, and the mascara wand:

The third and final box contains 4 LipSurgence pencils (.10 oz each).  The shades are Precious (nude mauve), Promise (berry), Thoughtful (Brown Mauve) and Wonder (Pinky rose).  Here's a close-up of each shade and swatches:

Left to Right: Precious, Promise, Thoughtful, Wonder

The set includes a goldtone ribbon for gift-giving but you know I will be keeping this baby.
Overall rating: Booyah! for the value, shade selection, and lovely packaging.  The one downside is that I find peppermint oil to be somewhat drying to my lips so I always have to hydrate my pucker more than usual when using these pencils.
Did you pick up this collection?  Did you sign up for the auto-delivery?  I can't wait to see what's in store for the April offering.  In the meantime, I'll be doing my best to go through these babies.


  1. I didn't buy this from QVC, but that's where I buy my wen! I love their TSV when there's auto-delivery! That was a steal!


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  3. Great post. What a nice eye shadow! I love to use eye shadow. Thanks for sharing.