Saturday, March 14, 2015

Tarte Miracles from the Amazon Kit Review

I received my Tarte "Miracles from the Amazon" kit from QVC at the end of Febuary as a TSV (Today Special Value).  The "Be Your Most Tarteist" 6 piece kit sold for $59.96 on auto delivery which means you will recieve a new kit every few months.    I love ordering cosmetic kits from QVC because the colors are always coordinated for you, the value for the amount of quality product received can't be beat and often times, brushes are included.  To me,  a great brush is worth the price of admission.  First let me say that Tarte is one of my favorite cosmetic lines.  Their BB cream and Lights, Camera Lashes mascara are two of my "Holy Grail" products.  So I was excited to try this new collection.



The kit packaging is beautiful, a mix of purples and gold.  The included make-bag is a durable woven print in Tarte's signature colors.  This kit marked the debut of their Maracuja Miracle Foundcealer, a combination of concealer and foundation that is infused with maracuja oil for a smooth finish.

I was excited to try this new formula as I am always looking for a miracle concealer to hide a few flaws.  I am sorry to say, I was not too impressed with this foundcealer.  I ordered my kit in Light as that is the shade I always use.  The color was a nice match and was very light on the skin however the coverage is not what I had expected.  I felt the formula accentuated my pores and felt too dry even for my combination skin.  Also, my under eye still required a touch more concealer.  The foundation brush, included in the kit, is outstanding!  The bristles are super soft and the angle of the brush is perfect for foundation application or blush.  This foundcealer was added to my "Saturday" make-up collection which is usually the make-up I use only on Saturdays.
A full size LipSurgence Liquid Lip Shine in Exquisite, a berry mauve shade is a beautiful color for spring.  I've been a fan of Tarte's LipSurgence for some time and this version didn't disappoint.  The Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara in black was nice, it covered and wore well but I still prefer Light's Camera Lashes mascara for fullness and length.  

I've saved the best for last,  the Amazonian Clay Eye and Cheek palette.  Tarte is well known for their eye shadows.  They are soft, velvety and pigmented.  This palette came with 6 shades, Pink Beyond, Taupe for the Best, Dreams Plum True, Out of This Pearl (an Ivory shade), Thistle be the Day (a grey shade), and Paint the Brown.  Four shadows are matte and two are radiant, each are easily blendable and can stand alone.  The included double ended shadow brush is also super soft, the fluffier end is perfect for applying shadow to the crease and blending while the shorter end works well for the brow bone and lid.  Also included is a full size clay blush in Talented, a peachy coral shade that complements every skin shade.  

This kit is a great addition to anyone's make-up collection.  Each item can easily be teamed up with other products you may already own. Although, I was not a fan of the new Foundcealer, I am already looking forward to the next shippement which should arrive in June, just in time for summer!

Do you ever order make-up from QVC?  You should give it a try, I've never been disappointed and returns are easy.

xoxo, Stay Beautiful my friends,
Mickey



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