Tarte Big Thrill Collection

Tarte Big Thrill Collection ($48.00) is a large box set/palette that contains sixteen eyeshadows (0.08 oz. each), four blushes (0.16 oz. each), and three lipglosses (0.20 oz. each).  It’s a palette that’s really loaded with value, because you’re getting so many shades and high quantities of each.  The average individual powder eyeshadow is around 0.05 oz.–these are even larger–and the average blush is right around 0.16 oz. (and Tarte’s full-sized blushes are 0.20 oz.), too.  Many lipglosses are between 0.17 and 0.24 oz., so these fall right in the middle.

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Tarte Big Thrill Collection

Tarte Big Thrill Collection

B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
88%

Tarte Treat Yourself to Gorgeous Collection (Part 2)

Tarte Treat Yourself to Gorgeous ($49.98) contains four lipglosses, four eyeliners, and twenty eyeshadows. This review focuses on the lipglosses and eyeliners. The lipglosses include: Genuine (sheer, creamy pink), Darling (soft pink shade), Giddy (soft coral pink), and Brazen (bright rose). The eyeliners include: Bronze (golden brown), Black Orchid (black purple), Black Brown (black brown), and Black (black).

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Tarte Treat Yourself to Gorgeous Collection (Part 2)

B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
4
Total
83%

Clarins Chocolate Prodige Lip Gloss

Clarins Chocolate Prodige Lip Gloss ($20.00 for fl. oz.) is a reddened brown full of light pink and white micro-shimmer. Bobbi Brown Midnight Violet is more berry-hued. MAC Fancy Cat is browner, less red-toned. MAC Gertruyd is redder, less brown. MAC A Different Groove is darker and has gold shimmer.

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Clarins Chocolate Prodige Lip Gloss

Clarins Chocolate Prodige Lip Gloss

A-
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
92%

Burberry Pink Apricot (301) Lip Velvet

Burberry Pink Apricot (301) Lip Velvet ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is peachy coral with the barest pink tinge. The finish is a satiny-matte–a matte with a soft, natural sheen. MAC Jazzed has a higher sheen, less pink. MAC In a Heartbeat is very comparable in color but it has a glossier finish. MAC Reel Sexy is pinker, coral. YSL Peach Passion has more of a sheen.

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Burberry Pink Apricot Lip Velvet
Burberry Lip Velvet Pink Apricot (301)
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%

L’Oreal Something Shiny Infallible Lipgloss

L’Oreal Something Shiny Infallible Lipgloss ($9.99 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is sheer, gold-shimmered gloss. There is a very slight yellow tint to the otherwise clear base color. MAC Phiff is similar, just has larger sparkle particles. Bobbi Brown Bare has a colored mix of sparkle.

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L'Oreal Something Shiny Infallible Lipgloss
L'Oreal Infallible 8-HR Le Gloss Something Shiny
C
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
4.5
Total
76%

MAC Taste Temptation Lipglasses

MAC Taste Temptation Lipglasses ($15.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) features three shades: Good Times (pale mauve), Revenge is Sweet (vivid purple), and Perky (mid-tone shimmering lilac)–the latter I do not have but will purchase when the collection launches online. Both Good Times and Revenge is Sweet are repromotes.

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MAC Good Times Lipglass

MAC Taste Temptation Lipglasses

B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
86%