Tuesday, 5 July 2016


How happy we were when we discovered that Tarte Cosmetics was finally coming to the UK on QVC?

How disappointed we were when we found out prices were not very purse friendly?

Well good job every now and then QVC treats us to some special sets with some amazing discounts so we can own our little slice of  the Tarte dream.

Last year for something more that 30 quids I got this. It was my first Tarte experience and I was incredibly pleased.

The quality is so good, the eyeshadow palette is one of my everyday staples, the brushes are incredibly soft and resistant to multiple washes without any relevant shedding.

I am actually surprised I did not see a lot of advertisement around for this year’s offer because it’s an incredibly good deal.

The “Smart Skin Rx” is now priced £55 but it has been on offer for £35...I think...something less than £40 anyway.

When I spotted the post on QVC Instagram I basically bought it straight away and thanks to QVC incredible quick service it was with me two days after.

This is the full list of products with my personal opinion about every single item and close up pictures.

Amazonian 12 hours clay full coverage foundation
After reviews, blogposts, Instapictures etc I was convinced this foundation had to be mine. 
Full coverage foundations are my holy grail, those discolourations will not disappear by themselves.
I picked the shade "Light sand", that it's a bit too light for my Mac NC30 skin but a bit of contouring and matte bronzer do the trick.
It gives my skin a completely flawless effect, no concealer needed and it really lasts a long time, I would say more than 12 hours if you use a good setting powder.

Unfortunately swatches online can be quite confusing sometimes, side effects of not having a Tarte Cosmetics stand in the flesh!

Complexion Brush 
Love, love, love!
Densely packet soft bristles, big handle, luxury gold look.
All the boxes ticked here!

Rule Bender Double-Ended Eyeshadow Brush
Two brushes are always better than a single one, so you have got a blending end and a flat one for shadow application.
It's 100% synthetic and the angled handle makes it easier to use it.

Silk Amazonian Clay Eyeliner

I gave this to my friend so I can't review it at the moment.
I asked her what did she think about it and she defined it "deep black, soft and cool": clearly not a beauty addicted (texture? lasting effect? blending? mah...).
It has a built in sharpener and smudger, always welcome.

Drench lip splash lipstick (2.4g) - in plummy rose

If you are a fan of the nude juicy lips well you are gonna adore this shade.
With a soft buttery texture, rich of oils, the shade is a soft rose pink.
A nude lip liner, a small dab of gloss in the middle of your lips and that's Instaworthy pouty lips.

Double-Ended Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara & Bottom Lash Mascara: 2 x (7ml)

Tarte mascaras have one thing in common: they are incredibly delicate but yet, the blackest of the black.
I liked the Light, Camera, Lashes I found in last year's set, I love this even more.
The small wand makes the task of applying mascara on the lower lashes a bit easier.
Another appreciated characteristic of this mascara is that it will gently come out with any eye make up remover, no need to scrub our poor eyes.

Showstopper Clay Eye & Cheek Palette

Here comes the superstar.
I keep drooling over every single Tarte's palette (aahhhh the Tartelette! One day you will be mine..).
Now, this palette made well clear the reason why Tarte's amazonian clay shadows and blushers are such a must have.

As I said before I had a little taste of the excellent quality of Tarte's shadows with last year's set palette but the Showstopper palette introduced me to the wonderful world of the blushers and the highlighter.

Look at the swatches! Look at that Champagne Pink, all that light rose sparkle..
The blusher is perfect to add just a bit of rose flush to the cheeck and the bronzer can be used as a contouring powder.

Cosmetic Bag
I love the green colour and it looks very summery, this goes inside the beach bag for sure.

The overall feedback is more than positive. I mean even if the discount price isn't available anymore, it remains an incredible value for a well assembled selection of Tarte's best sellers.

Here is the link, let me know what do you think if you buy it.

I will talk to you very soon!


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