Tuesday, November 27th, 2012


Tarte Treat Yourself to Gorgeous Collection

Tarte’s Treat Yourself Eyeliners and Glosses

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).

Eyeliners

  • Bronze is a medium-dark, warm-toned brown with bronze shimmer. It had decent pigmentation in a single pass, but it can be built up.
  • Black Orchid is a blackened purple with plum and pink shimmer. It had good color payoff in one go, but it was not as buildable as Bronze, because the shimmer was a little large.
  • Black Brown is a dark brown with cool undertones. It had excellent pigmentation in one stroke.
  • Black is a dark black with a matte finish. It had so-so payoff in a single pass, but it is very buildable.

The texture of the eyeliners was rather creamy, and the shades glided across the skin easily.  I wore both Bronze and Black Orchid to test out the wear, and both lasted in some capacity for eight hours. I noticed that both shades had disappeared over time such that the line I applied just looked thinner, but I didn’t have any eyeliner lingering in my outer corners. Both eyeliners had thinned noticeably by the sixth hour. The Cashmere Eyeliners are supposed to be long-wearing and waterproof. I found the eyeliners to be fairly waterproof, just not fantastic, perfect-wear for eight hours.  Each eyeliner twists-up and contains 0.01 oz. of product (this is the norm for these types of eyeliners, believe it or not!).

Lipglosses

Genuine is a milky neutral pink with semi-opaque color coverage. Because it’s not too pale, it looks better than a lot of milky glosses. It does settle into lip lines just slightly, and it can bunch up on itself and look uneven. NARS International Velvet is lighter. Bobbi Brown Pink Sorbet is lighter and pinker.

Darling is a yellow-toned, light-medium pink with a smattering of gold sparkle. It looked a lot like Genuine from afar. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage. MAC Warm Embrace is lighter. Chanel Troublant is more mauve. Chanel Caprice is more shimmery. MAC Floating Lotus has more white shimmer.

Giddy is a milky, light-medium coral with soft pink shimmer scattered through it. It had semi-opaque color coverage. MAC Razzledazzler is lighter. MAC So Vain is more coral, less pink.

Brazen is a rosy, medium-dark pink. It has semi-opaque color coverage and while there are tiny bits of shimmer, they’re almost invisible to the eye. MAC Revenge is Sweet is purpler. MAC Galaxy Rose is very comparable.

Each lipgloss contains 0.11 fl. oz. and comes in a click-tube dispenser with a brush attached to it. This kind of packaging is probably my least favorite for gloss, because unless you’re vigilant about cleaning the applicator, it gets gunky quickly. I also think it’s harder to control the amount of gloss you get for some reason; I either click too many times or not enough. Tarte’s Maracuja Divine Shine Lipgloss is supposed to be moisturizing, hydrating, glossy, and “rich shades [that range] from soft to vivid.” They’re somewhat sticky, wear about three hours a piece, and are lightly hydrating. They have a strong mint scent and light tingling when initially applied.

P.S. — One of my eyes is ridiculously bloodshot. Apparently, it was like that all day (it still is, 10 hours later). I didn’t even notice until I took photos, and I just wanted to assure you it’s not a result of the palette or eyeliner, because it looked like that when in the very first photo I took for the tutorial (so I hadn’t even put anything on yet!).

The Glossover

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Tarte Treat Yourself to Gorgeous Collection Review, Photos, Swatches (Part 2)

B
It's a solid set and for the price, still interesting and worth considering. The powderiness of some of the shades was the biggest downside, and the pigmentation varied from sheer to rich, which may or may not be a deal-breaker. The eyeliners aren't as long-wearing as touted.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

4/5

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Tarte Treat Yourself to Gorgeous Collection


Tarte Treat Yourself to Gorgeous Collection


Tarte Treat Yourself to Gorgeous Collection


Tarte Treat Yourself to Gorgeous Collection


Tarte Bronze Cashmere Eyeliner


Tarte Bronze Cashmere Eyeliner


Tarte Black Orchid Cashmere Eyeliner


Tarte Black Orchid Cashmere Eyeliner


Tarte Black Brown Cashmere Eyeliner


Tarte Black Brown Cashmere Eyeliner


Tarte Black Cashmere Eyeliner


Tarte Black Cashmere Eyeliner


Tarte Treat Yourself to Gorgeous Collection


Tarte Treat Yourself to Gorgeous Collection


Tarte Treat Yourself to Gorgeous Collection


Tarte Treat Yourself to Gorgeous Collection


Tarte Genuine Maracuja Divine Shine Lipgloss


Tarte Genuine Maracuja Divine Shine Lipgloss


Tarte Genuine Maracuja Divine Shine Lipgloss


Tarte Genuine Maracuja Divine Shine Lipgloss


Tarte Darling Maracuja Divine Shine Lipgloss


Tarte Darling Maracuja Divine Shine Lipgloss


Tarte Darling Maracuja Divine Shine Lipgloss


Tarte Darling Maracuja Divine Shine Lipgloss


Tarte Giddy Maracuja Divine Shine Lipgloss


Tarte Giddy Maracuja Divine Shine Lipgloss


Tarte Giddy Maracuja Divine Shine Lipgloss


Tarte Giddy Maracuja Divine Shine Lipgloss


Tarte Brazen Maracuja Divine Shine Lipgloss


Tarte Brazen Maracuja Divine Shine Lipgloss


Tarte Brazen Maracuja Divine Shine Lipgloss


Tarte Brazen Maracuja Divine Shine Lipgloss

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

QVC, $49.98.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

See individual shade reviews.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: (your left) Tarte Treat Yourself Palette, DiorShow Mascara, Tarte Bronze Eyeliner; (your right) Tarte Treat Yourself Palette, DiorShow Mascara, Tarte Black Orchid Eyeliner. On cheeks: Kevyn Aucoin Natura and Candlelight.

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16 thoughts on “Tarte Treat Yourself to Gorgeous Collection Review, Photos, Swatches (Part 2)

  1. Erika

    Christine, you look lovely! I wanted to ask: I want to buy my mom either this or the Carried Away palette for Christmas. I debated between the Nakeds from UD but she’s not a huge enthusiast like I am and really would just appreciate a full set of something and the fact that both Tarte sets include stuff other than eyeshadows is what is drawing me to them. For a make-up “beginner” so to speak, which would you recommend?

    • The quality of the eyeshadows in the Carried Away set are better overall, but they have more pops of color. If your mom wears all neutrals really, Treat Yourself is more in line with that – but they are mostly warm neutrals at that. The Carried Away set also has a blush, brush, and finishing powder. I think Carried Away is probably the better pick over Treat Yourself. If you live near an Ulta and they have it, Big Thrill is a nice set, too.

    • xamyx

      Besides more variety in eyeshadow colors, they’re also arranged in quads, which may be nice for a makeup “beginner”. Also, I find the pops of color to be very “wearable”.

  2. AZSunshine

    The eyeliners are disappointing… But Tartes pencil eyeliners have disappointed me before. I’m also not a fan their maracuja lip glosses.

  3. Completely off topic…

    What do you use on your eyebrows, Christine? I just don’t know what to do with mine, and yours always look perfectly defined. Thanks, Audrey!

  4. Wow those eyeliners look gorgeous–but I cannot stand the small amount of product given in those types of automatic pencils, so I’ll stick with my MUFE and Giorgio Armani!

  5. ml124

    The lipglosses look lovely on you!

  6. Love the lipglosses! thanks for sharing, great post!

  7. Lizz

    I am so in love with everything in this palette. The lip glosses are so beautiful. I don’t wear too many dramatic lip colors, so those would be perfect, same with the eye shadows. This will for sure be going onto my Christmas wishlist :)

  8. Bella

    Your skin looks gorgeous, Christine! I now want Candlelight and Natura! What foundation are you wearing?

  9. Cait

    I know you have two different eyeshadows on but on the eye with the purple colours, do you have pink eye? It looks super pink on the whites!

    • Hi Cait!

      If you read the P.S. at the end of the post, I explain (copied and pasted below):

      “P.S. — One of my eyes is ridiculously bloodshot. Apparently, it was like that all day (it still is, 10 hours later). I didn’t even notice until I took photos, and I just wanted to assure you it’s not a result of the palette or eyeliner, because it looked like that when in the very first photo I took for the tutorial (so I hadn’t even put anything on yet!).”

      They were totally fine the next day! I don’t know if it was stress, eye strain, or allergies.

  10. total pass for me. I feel like the eyeliner shades aren’t unique enough to justify purchase. Also, I only really use gloss over lipstick, so it generally doesn’t matter what shade I use, since a little dab will do. I feel like I’ve got enough glosses and don’t need any more.