Tarte Color Vibes Eyeshadow Palette

Tarte Color Vibes Eyeshadow Palette ($46.00 for 1.32 oz.) includes 20 eyeshadows arranged into four combinations. I like how they separated the colors, as it gives you a good idea of how to start pairing colors together, but if you want to go rogue, there’s nothing stopping you either! It’s a mixed bag; some shades are nice, some shades are difficult to work with, and the rest are somewhere in the middle. I like that there’s a mix of warmer and cool(er) shades, and there is a nice mix of finishes and depths, so you can get a variety of looks out of the palette. I also liked that this was a much slimmer palette compared to Tarte’s other holiday offerings, which are housed in bulky containers, so this would work better for traveling and take up less room when stored. I wish, though, that the quality was more consistent. The formula felt a little less smooth and silky compared to the brand’s permanent palettes (like Tartelette) but was also less dusty/powdery, though I had similar issues with the colors fading faster than average.

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Tarte Color Vibes Eyeshadow Palette
Tarte Holiday 2016 Palette Color Vibes
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Sneak Peek: Tarte Limitless Lippies Tarteist Lip Paint Set Photos & Swatches

Tarte Limitless Lippies Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint Set
Tarte Limitless Lippies Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint Set

Tarte Limitless Lippies Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint Set ($42.00 for 0.27 fl. oz.) includes eight, miniature-sized Lip Paints; all shades appear to be new (and exclusive) to the set. Full review to come, but here are swatches in the meanwhile!

Tarte Limitless Lippies Lip Paint Set

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More Holiday 2016 Sets: Too Faced, Tarte, Smashbox, BUXOM


Too Faced Merry Macarons
Too Faced Merry Macarons

Editor’s note: I spotted a few new sets/kits at Ulta for the holidays, so here they are!


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Too Faced Merry Macarons | $39.00 | Limited Edition, Ulta Exclusive

Baby it’s cold outside! Transport yourself to Too Faced’s romantic New York ice-skating rink filled with the delightful vanilla scent of Merry Macarons. This limited edition set includes 12 gorgeous vanilla scented eye shadows in exclusive, party-ready shades plus a deluxe size of Too Faced’s bestselling Better Than Sex Mascara for everything you need to be festively fabulous all year long!

  • Coconut Warm beige
  • Dulce de Leche Matte caramel brown
  • Banan Cream Warm golden medium brown
  • Almond Mocha Cool dark taupe
  • Champagne Rose Golden pink
  • Mint Chocolate Matte warm dusty purple
  • Tiramisu Matte soft fawn
  • Chocoalte Raspberry Plum
  • Praline Warm gold shimmer
  • Honey Lavender Pale mauve
  • Violet Cassis Vibrant orchid
  • Cookies & Cream Matte black with silver sparkle

Tarte Tarteist Paint Palette Collector's Set | $49.00 | Limited Edition, Ulta Exclusive

Paint on perfection with Tarte’s exclusive Tarteist Paint Palette Collector’s Set featuring Tarteist tools for flawless, full face looks. The custom print, artistic paint box includes a built-in eyeshadow palette with 24 color-rich shades, including minimalist neutrals and deeper bolds with mixed matte and micro-metallic finishes. Blend each shade flawlessly using the new eyeshadow “paint brush” included in a pull-out drawer for easy storage. There’s also a deluxe Tarteist Takeaway Palette with all-new contouring bronzer and highlighting shades and two new, travel-friendly Tarteist faves so you can paint on sexy lashes and lips anywhere. The triple-black Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara delivers a 2700% increase in lash volume instantly, while the high-coverage, high-shine Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint pumps up the volume for a full, pouty look.

  • Reflection Champagne
  • Take it Easel Caramel
  • Roygbiv Shimmering russet
  • Go for Baroque Chocolate
  • On Display Pink
  • Renaissance Woman Mauve
  • Metallic Masterpiece Metallic plum mauve
  • Contrast Deep plum
  • Muse Pinky mauve
  • Abstract Rose quartz
  • Be an Original Metallic aubergine
  • Make the Gradient Midnight aubergine
  • Canvas Ivory
  • To the Pointillism Rose gold
  • Beret Copper
  • Doodle Burnt sienna
  • Set the Tone Light peach
  • Gilded Gallery Antique gold
  • Sepia Brown
  • Landscape Shimmering pine
  • Have We Met Grey mauve
  • Stencil Taupe
  • Kaleidoscope Shimmering plum
  • Gothic Black
  • Double Tap Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint
  • Contour 1 Contour
  • Contour 2 Contour
  • Highlight Highlighter

Smashbox Light It Up L.A. Lights Palette | $39.00 | Limited Edition, Ulta Exclusive

Lighting is everything in Smashbox’s L.A. photo studio – it can bring out your cheekbones and add depth and dimension to your face. Smashbox pro artists packed this palette with 9 perfectly paired blush, highlight and bronzing shades to accentuate and light up your features with a rosy radiance.

  • Rich Coral Orange coral
  • True Coral Pink coral
  • Highlight Coral Shimmering peach
  • Rich Berry Deep pink
  • True Pink Berry Mid-tone pink
  • Highlight Berry Shimmering pink
  • Rich Bronze Brown
  • True Flush Orange
  • Highlight Gold Shimmering gold

Tarte Double Duty Beauty Don't Be Afraid to Dazzle Palette | $30.00 | TBA

Dazzle through the day with this clay-infused, vegan friendly face palette. With all-new, exclusive contouring and highlighting shades, the creamy powder formulas blend and build effortlessly for natural, radiant results across a variety of complexions. In this universal palette, you’ll get a full size matte contouring powder with cool undertones to sculpt cheekbones with a complementing, full size highlighter to illuminate and strobe on dimension. Powered by nutrient-rich Amazonian clay for a flake-free finish, this longwearing everyday contouring palette also features a sleek, portable design with mirror so you can get your contour and glow on anywhere.

BUXOM Stone Cold Babe Eyeshadow Palette | $42.00 | Limited Edition

Featuring a 12-shade limited-edition Buxom Eyeshadow Bar palette, including four new diamond-to-coal shades and sultry fan favorites, this collection will give you the must-have, need-now shivers. The primer-infused, powerfully pigmented eyeshadows and mascara for outrageous volume will deliver smoldering looks for eyes that’ll stop them in their snowy tracks.

  • Diamond Darling Shimmering frost
  • Champagne Buzz Shimmering pearl
  • Trendsetter Matte putty
  • Sequin Sparkle Sparkling pewter
  • Frosted Pewter Sparkling iron
  • LBD Matte black
  • Velvet Show Sparkling white
  • Mink Magnet Metallic bronze
  • Haute Couture Metallic java
  • Jetsetter Matte greige
  • Graphic Glam Sparkling charcoal
  • Black Tie Sparkling onyx

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Sneak Peek: Tarte Color Wheel Blush Palette Photos & Swatches

Tarte Color Wheel Amazonian Clay Blush Palette
Tarte Color Wheel Amazonian Clay Blush Palette

Tarte Color Wheel Amazonian Clay Blush Palette ($44.00 for 0.84 oz.) contains 10 blushes–five on each side of the palette–in the brand’s Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush formula. My cheeks aren’t thanking me at the moment, but hopefully you might for swatches 😉 I hope to have a review sooner rather than later!

Tarte Color Wheel Blush Palette

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Today in Holiday 2016: Eyes, Cheeks, & Lips by Tarte, Viseart, Too Faced, Marc Jacobs Beauty

Holiday 2016
Too Faced Color Wheel Blush Palette

With so many new pieces launching across brands, instead of bombarding you with brand-specific posts, I thought I’d group today’s recently launched products by type; most of what I’ve seen launch today is available via Sephora but may eventually release to other retailers later on.

Also, all of the holiday launches that were exclusive to Sephora VIB Rouges are now available for everyone. 🙂

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The Details

Tarte Color Wheel Amazonian Clay Blush Palette | $44.00 | Limited Edition, Tarte/Sephora Exclusive

Color your way to the perfect glow with this custom blush and highlighter palette. It features 10 deluxe, limited-edition blushes in mattes, lusters, and two micro-pearlescent highlighters—all in one complexion-enhancing palette. With its dual-sided design, it curates five warm and five cool shades so you can mix and match with your cheek wardrobe to create the perfect, custom look. The neutral and bold, universal shades spotlight a variety of complexions with a built-in cover for mess-free portability. Powered by tarte’s long-wearing Amazonian clay, the iconic, bestselling formula balances and replenishes skin for 12 hours of fade-free, ultra-pigmented wear. Available at Sephora.

Viseart Blush Palette | $80.00

A blush palette with six powder-based shades for unparalleled coverage, pigment, and long-lasting wear. Available at Sephora.

  • Rose/Coral
  • Plum/Bronze
  • Orange/Violet
  • Highlight/Sculpting

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