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Tarte Holiday 2016 Launches

Tarte Holiday 2016 Launches
Tarte Holiday 2016 Launches

Exclusive early access to Tarte’s limited edition holiday launches now online.


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Color Wheel Amazonian Clay Blush Palette | $44.00 | Limited Edition

An exclusive, double-sided cheek palette with 10 new, blush and highlight shades.

  • Mod Peachy coral
  • Deco Poppy p ink
  • Surreal Hot pink
  • Culture Coral shimmer
  • Idol Nude shimmer
  • Concept Pink nude
  • Icon Dusty rose
  • Montage Pink mauve
  • Ironic Berry rose
  • Crafty Pale pink shimmer

Kiss Bliss Deluxe Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint & Crayon Set | $46.00 | Limited Edition

A 10-piece tarteist™ lip kit with two fan favorite formulas in cleverly coordinating shades. Limited-edition set includes:

  • Bae Red (Lip Paint)
  • Fomo Mauve (Lip Paint)
  • Chill Deep berry (Lip Paint)
  • Inspo Raspberry (Lip Paint)
  • Fab Deep nude (Lip Paint)
  • Thirsty Red (Lip Crayon)
  • Rage Mauve (Lip Crayon)
  • Vibes Deep berry (Lip Crayon)
  • Queen Raspberry (Lip Crayon)
  • Meme Deep nude (Lip Crayon)

Power Pigment Lip Trio | $22.00 | Limited Edition

A full size trio of lippies for day to play, high-impact color. Limited-edition set includes:

  • Tipsy Sheer coral
  • Exposed Nude pink
  • Blushing Bride Rosy pink

Wing Workers Deluxe Tarteist Eyeliner Set | $35.00 | Limited Edition

A set of four deluxe tarteist™ clay paint liners and new, double-ended liner brush. Limited-edition set includes: 4 deluxe tarteist™ clay paint liners in aubergine, black, bronze & navy and deluxe double-ended linerbrush.

Triple Threat Mascara Trio | $18.00 | Limited Edition

A travel-friendly trio of day to play lash staples. Limited-edition set includes: deluxe tarteist™ lash paint mascara, deluxe lights, camera, lashes™ 4-in-1 mascara, deluxe lights, camera, flashes™ statement mascara.

Energy Noir Lip Duo | $18.00 | Limited Edition

A full size lip tint and gloss in coordinating shades for a custom pop of berry.

  • Energy Noir Lip Tint
  • Energy Noir Lip Gloss

Curl Boss Lash Essentials | $20.00 | Limited Edition

A luxe, limited-edition eyelash curler paired with the travel friendly tarteist™ lash paint mascara. Limited-edition set includes: limited-edition picture perfect™ eyelash curler and deluxe tarteist™ lash paint mascara.

Gallery Gals Deluxe Tarteist Eyeliner Set | $19.00 | Limited Edition

A deluxe duo of creamy tarteist™ clay paint liners and their perfect application tool. Limited-edition set includes: 2 deluxe tarteist™ clay paint liners in black & bronze and travel-friendly linerbrush.

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Tarte Holiday 2016 | Pretty Paintbox, Limitless Lippies, Sculpted Cheek Set

Tarte Holiday 2016 Offerings
Tarte Holiday 2016 Offerings


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Pretty Paintbox Collector's Makeup Case | $$59.00 | Limited Edition

Imagine, create, and inspire with this collector’s Paintbox Collector’s Makeup Case, featuring all the beauty products needed to complete a number of beauty looks. The custom print, full-size case includes a built-in eye shadow palette with 24 brilliant, limited-edition shades, including warm neutrals and avant-garde bolds with mixed matte and micro-metallic finishes. It also includes two, lash-loving favorites from tarte, including the waterproof Rainforest of the Sea™ so fine micro liner and tarteist lash paint mascara for an instant, ultimate increase in lash volume. Then, paint on high-coverage, high-shine lip color with the coveted, deluxe-size tarteist glossy lip paint. The case also includes a limited-edition, four-piece cheek palette to contour, highlight, and accentuate cheeks across all skintones. There’s added storage in the mirrored case for some extra tarteist essentials so you stow away the rest of your beauty musts. Available exclusively at Sephora.

  • 24 x 0.031 oz/ 0.87 g Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow in Glitter Glue, Nude, Bronze Casting, Silhoutte, Waterlines, van Gogh with it, Metal Work, Charcoal Sketch, Pearl Earring, Frameworthy, First Impression, Starry Night, Fresco, Hearts & Crafts, Selfie Portrait, One Too Manet, Porcelain Dali, Monochrome, hot MoMa, Stained Glass, Pastel, I Lourve It, Get Surreal, Still Life
  • 0.10 oz/ 2.83 g Tartiest lash paint mascara in Black
  • 0.158 oz/ 4.47 g Amazonian Clay Blush in Moment (coral)
  • 0.158 oz/ 4.47 g Amazonian Clay Highlighter in Authentic (champagne)
  • 2 x 0.158 oz/ 4.47 g Amazonian Clay Bronzer in Unique (shimmer), Provacative (matte contour)
  • 0.10 oz/ 2.83 g Rainforest of the Sea So Fine Micro Liner in Black
  • 0.01 oz/ 0.47 g Tarteist glossy lip paint in Ovbi (warm nude)

Limitless Lippies Deluxe Lip Paint Set | $42.00 | Limited Edition

A total tarteist™ lip set featuring eight new, creamy matte shades in two giftable boxes.

  • Soul Deep berry
  • Perf Plummy rose
  • Candy Peachy nude
  • Latte Brown
  • Mani Dusty rose
  • Spicy Mauve berry
  • Honey Rosy brown
  • Juicy Red

Sculpted Cheeks Amazonian Clay Blush Set | $35.00 | Limited Edition

A set of four limited-edition Amazonian clay 12-hour blushes and custom cruelty-free blush brush.

  • Royal Nude mauve
  • Vibrant Coral
  • Genius Rose
  • Pop Hot pink

Sneak Peek: Tarte Color Vibes Eyeshadow Palette Photos & Swatches

Tarte Color Vibes Eyeshadow Palette
Tarte Color Vibes Eyeshadow Palette

Tarte Color Vibes Eyeshadow Palette ($46.00 for ) is a new, limited edition palette for the holidays that features 20 shades of eyeshadow. The palette is broken down into four sets of shades. It is a fairly neutral, warm-toned palettes with a few muted pops of color (like Seascape, Inked, Getty Up & Go), so I imagine that some may find this color family well-represented in their stash. It has a mix of mattes and shimmers, but there aren’t too many in-between shades, so I’ll be curious to see how they layer and blend with each other.

I hope to review this, but I don’t expect to have a review for this for at least two weeks–unfortunately, the palette I purchased arrived with a broken mirror. I figured I could still photograph and swatch it, even if I wouldn’t test it (there are shards missing from where the mirror broke) due to concerns about safety (with good cause — I ended up cutting myself just by swatching, so that’s another lesson learned). I’m still waiting to hear back from Tarte’s customer service on whether they’ll replace this palette or not, and assuming they will, it’ll take another week for it to arrive here and at least a week to test. As a result, unfortunately, I will not be able to review this in a timely manner and my review will be very late, possibly too late if it sells out prior to that. I’m very sorry!

Tarte Color Vibes Eyeshadow Palette

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Tarte Double Duty Beauty Empowered Hybrid Gel Foundation

Tarte Double Duty Beauty Empowered Hybrid Gel Foundation
Tarte Double Duty Beauty Empowered Hybrid Gel Foundation

Tarte Double Duty Beauty Empowered Hybrid Gel Foundation ($39.00 for 1.0 oz.) is supposed to be a full-coverage, cream-gel hybrid foundation with hydrating, 12-hour wear and is rose-scented. I liked it as a medium-to-full coverage option that’s hydrating over time, is more forgiving on dryness or dry patches, with eight- to ten-hour wear. It was very comfortable to wear, never felt tight, and faded/wore away nicely (no major separation), but it never fully set without a powder (which will take down the dewiness of the finish quite a bit, even with a light dusting of powder) and has mild to moderate transfer. I felt like it was quite hydrating, so it seems like it will be more suitable for drier skin types than normal to oily skin types.

It felt like a lighter-weight moisturizer when I used it, not quite whipped or airy but still light-to-medium in weight and didn’t feel greasy on the skin. I agree that it felt like a cream-gel hybrid, and it even felt cooling as it went on the skin. The texture is thick enough with higher coverage that it was less prone to streaking on me but not so thick that it became hard to spread around nor did it feel particularly heavy on the skin. I liked applying it initially with fingertips to spread across the face, like a tinted moisturizer, and then used a synthetic brush (like Real Techniques Expert Face) to get into the nooks and crannies and finish blending toward the hairline. I felt that sponges, like a beautyblender, soaked up more product initially, so again, I’d use fingertips first for most of the initial spreading of the foundation onto the skin and then go back in with a beautyblender for blending and diffusing into edges and corners.

The coverage was more medium-full to full, and you could build to full coverage with two layers. When I used it, I could definitely tell it was a higher coverage formulation than a true medium coverage formula, but it would spread out so easily that it sheered out some, so a second layer was necessary for true full coverage. While I personally seek out foundations that have a more buildable nature to them, so I can use the lightest coverage I need all-over and then build-up just where I need the coverage, that’s not what this foundation promises.

It has a dewy finish; I don’t think it makes me look oily, but it is definitely radiant as described. I don’t think the finish makes the skin appear smoother as Tarte claims, but it didn’t emphasize my natural texture either. However, I expect that unless you encounter extraordinarily longer wear than I, most will still use a setting powder or primer to extend the wear, and the former tends to bring the finish to more of a softly lit sheen.

I did like that wasn’t so high coverage where a tiny dot is all you need because I tend to find those harder to diffuse across the skin and often hard to avoid over-applying. So in that respect, it was easy to apply and get consistently smooth, even results that didn’t look cakey on the skin. I very much have come to appreciate a foundation that goes on about the same every time I use it because a foundation that looks great one day but terrible the next is a roller coaster ride I just want to get off!

The foundation lasted between eight and ten hours on me, but it seemed to fade more subtly without major separation or gathering in fine lines, so I didn’t notice the product wear away at a glance. With a light dusting of setting powder, the wear was closer to 10-12 hours. With a primer, the wear was between 9 and 10 hours. When I used both setting powder and a primer, it still looked mostly intact after 12 hours of wear.

Shade Range + Shade Tested

This formula is only available ten shades, which is a narrow range. I wish they would consider extending the range, as Tarte knows how to create more comprehensive shade ranges already (see Amazonian Clay 12-Hour, which has 25 shades), and based on the shade range, there are only three shades darker than the one I bought–and that’s a very short shade range for darker skin tones. Tarte’s Rainforest of the Sea foundation has given me my closest match–Light-Medium Neutral–and so I ended up buying Medium Neutral, as it seemed like the best bet, but after trying it, I would describe it as a true neutral undertone, so it runs a touch pinker than ideal and is too dark for me (more noticeable in person, so I take this formula all the way down to my neck). If I set with tinted setting powder, it balances out to a more natural undertone on me. For reference, Medium Neutral is very similar in color to Medium Neutral in the Rainforest of the Sea formula, which also has more of a pink-peach undertone.

About My Skin

I have normal-to-dry skin, which tends to be mostly normal but occasionally has dry patches or spots around my upper cheeks, eyelids, and around the nose. I am not always dry in these areas, though. I consider myself light-medium in color with soft, warmer yellow undertones; I am not a true neutral (sometimes neutrals can look rosy on me), but foundations that are touted as warm-toned can lean too yellow on my complexion if they have fuller coverage. My neck is lighter than my face, while the edges of my face are darker than the center, so I try to match closer to my neck to minimize how far down I have to blend. While testing this foundation, I was mostly normal throughout and only had a bit of dryness around my nostrils.

Tarte Double Duty Beauty Empowered Hybrid Gel Foundation Medium Neutral

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Tarte Color Vibes Amazonian Clay Palette for Holiday 2016

Tarte Color Vibes Amazonian Clay Palette
Tarte Color Vibes Amazonian Clay Palette

A complete 20-piece eyeshadow wardrobe in one chic tarteist™ palette.


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Color Vibes Amazonian Clay Palette | $46.00 | Limited Edition

  • Pixel Pink champagne
  • Love Hue Warm rose
  • Different Strokes Mauve
  • On the Monet Aubergine
  • Style Blackened plum
  • Base Coat Pink ivory
  • Medium Brown
  • A Beautiful Degas Ros egold
  • Venus Bronze
  • Mosaic Copper
  • Glaze Golden pink
  • For Raelism Cool mulberry
  • Color Vibes Plum bronze
  • Seascape Shimmering dark turquoise
  • Inked Navy
  • Exhibit Mauve pink
  • Pop Art Princess Rose quartz
  • Modern Icon Medium plum
  • Getty Up & Go Mulberry
  • Illusion Dark plum

Tarte Blush Book II Palette Available Today at Noon EST

Tarte Blush Book II Palette
Tarte Blush Book II Palette

This LIMITED-EDITION cult fave with 8 new full-sized shades will be available on tarte.com [August 24th] at 12PM EST!


Now available!

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Blush Book II | $60.00 ($224 value) | Limited Edition

  • Feisty
  • Perky
  • Quirky
  • Soulful
  • Lively
  • Thrilled
  • Dreamy
  • Breathless

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