Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Tarte’s Purse Your Lips Lipgloss Clutch ($39.00) features nine stunning shades of lip glosses. Each brand new, limited edition shade features Tarte’s “t5 super fruit complex” (which kind of makes me giggle–let’s be honest). The clutch that holds the lipglasses is large enough that it should fit all of the lipglosses, and then perhaps another twenty more. It’s quite roomy, so you can definitely utilize it as a holiday clutch, and not just a makeup holder, during the winter. The color of the clutch is a faux snakeskin pattern with a dark purple base with golden-greenish sheen/shimmer.

What I liked most about this holiday set is you get a lot of fun colors to play with. I wouldn’t say it’s the greatest value (you get nine 0.02oz glosses for $39, while one 0.2 oz gloss runs you $21), though it would depend on whether you consider the clutch something you’d use. But anyway, half of the time I go for a holiday set is because I can try several products out at once for less than just one. This holds true here. The shades range of peach-nude to creamy red. You’re bound to find a few favorites, and even ones that you’ll use, but hold off for that special occasion.

A downside to this set of glosses is that they are all limited edition. They were intended to be sold in this clutch only; you won’t even find names listed on them (how annoying, by the way!). So if you fall in love with one, don’t expect it to hold you over for very long, and you will have to be on the hunt for a similar shade, since no full-size exists.

See the clutch, plus photos of each gloss and swatches!

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26 thoughts on “Tarte’s Purse Your Lips Lipgloss Clutch for a Real Variety Pack!

  1. lisa

    now i definately want it.

  2. Ashley

    that red l/g is to die for!!

  3. MACPixie55

    How would you say they compare to dazzleglass? They look pretty similar!

  4. DJ

    have never been tempted by tarte products but those look great :)

  5. Lauren

    :( 55$ CAN on the Sephora website. Not including shipping. SNIFF.

  6. Shefali

    Wow…these are pretty. I like the clutch but need to check it out in person.

  7. Erin/slipnslide

    The third one down reminds me of Viva Glam 5 gloss.

  8. Jan

    So pretty! I’m not exactly a Tarte fan but these look really good. I wonder if those with larger glitters are like MAC Dazzleglass…I think many would be wondering the same thing!

  9. Dawn

    Oh wow! These look GREAT! I might have to steal these!

  10. Vee

    I’ve never been one for these smaller boutique brands…. but this set is beautiful!

  11. OOH!OOH!OOH!!! You think you could maybe do lip swatches??? Pretty please?? 😀

  12. retrofox

    I’d buy that clutch alone, its hott!!! This lipgloss are pretty too, maybe I’ll but this on my Christmas list..for myself from myself : )

  13. viv

    they look gorgeous!