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Ready, Set, Bow! Tarte’s $49 Bow and Go 3-in-1 Gift Set Makes Gift Giving Easier

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Tarte Bow and Go 3-in-1 Gift Set

One of the three boxed kits you get in the $49 Tarte Bow and Go gift set


Tarte Bow and Go boxes

Just add bow and go!

MBB FUN FACT: Despite my love for Biggie and Tupac, I can’t rap worth a damn, but when it comes to wrapping — as in gift wrap — I do alright, if I do say so myself. :)

I owe it all to the extensive training I received as an Emporium Capwell gift wrapper in the winter of ’92.

GURL, don’t make me take out my scissors, ’cause I will wrap those boxes like WHOA! (Complete with swirly curly ribbons.)

The $49 Tarte Bow and Go 3-in-1 gift set, which actually has a pretty cool schtick, comes with a gold ribbon (not shown in any of these pics), and I was all set to tie it around the three included gift boxes, but wouldn’t you know it? Tabs took off with the ribbon, and now it’s MIA.

Story of my life…

You’re supposed to tie the ribbon around the boxes (all of them, or just one if you plan to break up the set), add your to/from tag and BAM! — you’re done. A gift on the go.

If I were a grumpier gal, I’d probably go on and on about the lost art of gift wrapping, and how I’ve got nothing but love for this set because 1) I think the colors are gorgeous, and 2) it’s a pretty good price, considering that you could get three gifts out of it for about $16 each ($49 for the whole set).

Tarte Bow and Go Lip Surgence

Kit 1: the Lipsurgence Kit includes (from left to right) Lipsurgence Lip Cremes in Precious, Promise, Thoughtful and Wonder

Tarte Bow and Go Smolder Eyes

Kit 2: the second kit comes with two tubes of Lights, Camera Lashes, and SmolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liners in Matte Brown and Fig

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I Wonder If Yoda Would Like The Tarte of Giving Collector’s Set & Travel Bag

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The Tarte of Giving Collectors Set & Travel Bag

The Tarte of Giving Collectors Set Travel Bag, a new limited edition kit from Tarte ($59)

The flowing words not today.

Writer’s block girl currently has. Through it she’s working. Apologizes she does for sounding like Yoda. :(

New The Tarte of Giving Collectors Set & Travel Bag pics and swatches here are.

The set comes with…

  • 20 x .07 oz Limited-Edition Amazonian Clay Eye Shadows
  • 8 x .059 oz Deluxe Maracuja Lipglosses
  • 0.23 oz Deluxe Pure Maracuja Oil
  • 0.08 oz Deluxe Maracuja C-Brighter Eye Treatment
  • 0.05 oz Deluxe Limited-Edition Amazonian 12-Hour Clay Blush in Memorable
  • 0.17 oz Deluxe Cheek Stain in Flush
  • 0.16 oz Deluxe Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-In-1 Mascara
  • Travel Makeup Bag

It’s available now at Sephora and sephora.com.

Tarte The Tarte of Giving Collectors Set Travel Bag

It opens up to reveal three parts…

Tarte The Tarte of Giving Collectors Set Travel Bag

Cute purple quilted bag

Tarte The Tarte of Giving Collectors Set Travel Bag Eye Palette

Products for face, cheek and lashes

Tarte The Tarte of Giving Collectors Set Travel Bag Eye Palette

Packaging for the eye palette

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A $48 Cruise? Yup, With the Tarte Gorgeous Getaways Portable Palette Set

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Tarte Gorgeous Getaways

The new Tarte Gorgeous Getaways kit ($48)

If you’re setting a course for adventure this year and plan to live out of a suitcase for any length of time over the holidays, you might want to treat yourself to an early, travel-friendly gift — Tarte’s Gorgeous Getaways Portable Palette Set ($48).

Like upwardly mobile kitty modeling moguls, it’s built to go places, but even at home, it looks gorgeous on a dresser.

Tarte Gorgeous Getaways

The new Tarte Gorgeous Getaways Portable Palette Set

Like cruise ships, it’s divided into layers.

Tarte Gorgeous Getaways

Two tiers of gorgeous makeup are at your service

The powder eyeshadows and blushes hang out on the top tier…

Tarte Gorgeous Getaways

The top level…

Tarte Gorgeous Getaways

Four Eyeshadow and Blush palettes

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The Tarte Off the Cuff Holiday Blush and Bronzer Palette Prompts Impromptu Compliments Like, “What Are You Wearing on Your Cheeks?”

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Tarte Off the Cuff

The new Tarte Off the Cuff holiday blush and bronzer palette. I’m wearing the bronzer (in the palette, it’s on the far left) and the nude peach blush (the middle shade) on my cheeks, and that’s the bracelet it comes with accessorizing my wrist.

Three reasons to freak out when you open the Tarte new $42 Off the Cuff holiday blush and bronzer palette for the first time…

Tarte Off the Cuff

Off the Cuff!

1) The bracelet totally looks like something by Kate Spade.

Tarte Off the Cuff Packaging

That cuff there in the middle detaches so you can wear it as a bracelet.

NOTE: The included cuff isn’t one of those cheesy throwaway pieces that come with some holiday sets. It’s actually really cute and looks kind of expensive.

Love it!

2) The blushes are off the hook.

Honestly, YES! I’ve been waiting for what feels like eons for Tarte to release a blush palette like this because the only thing more fabulous than a single pan of Amazonian Clay Blush is a palette filled with five of them.

Well…technically, four blushes and a bronzer.

Tarte Off the Cuff

Game, set, match

When the Amazonian Clay Blushes came out a couple years ago, they set my blush world on fye-yah .

There have been times when I’ve applied them before the crack of dawn, and through some probably ancient, long-lost magic they look just as natural (not at all like they’re just sitting on top of the skin) and fresh 14 hours later, with nary a hint of fading and zero patchiness whatsoever.

Tarte Off the Cuff

In my paw for scale… How cute is that bracelet?

I’m still not entirely sold on the whole Amazonian clay angle — like whether it’s actually responsible for how how well I think these blushes perform — but I have to say, the pieces in this kit are spot-on fantastic.

Who knows? Maybe it is the clay… It’s supposed to give your skin exactly what it needs, when it needs it, adjusting to your needs at any given moment, be it extra moisture on your dry patches or oil absorption on your shiny spots, and it seems to do just that.

Tarte Off the-Cuff Swatches

Swatches on my NC42 forearm…

With the palette, you get a bright matte rose blush, a shimmery plum, a matte nude melon and a matte bright pink. The bronzer, the shade on the far right, is a medium golden brown.

All of them, the blushes and bronzer, should go well with most any eye look. Plus, they’re easy to blend and smooth like John Legend.

3) The whole kit and caboodle’s a pretty fantastic deal.

A full-sized 0.2-ounce Amazonian Clay Blush regularly goes for $26, so five of them would set you back $130.

With this kit, though, you get five 0.15-ounce pans — so, yeah, a little smaller than normal — for what works out to $8.40 each.

That’s a lot of choices and variety for $42.

Tarte Off the Cuff Blush

That’s the bronzer, and the bright pink blush (second from the right in the palette) on my cheeks


Tarte Off the Cuff

The bronzer, and the bright rosy pink blush on the far left

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The Aqualillies for Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eye and Cheek Palette Is Making a Splash With Me

Published in: Eyes, Face, Makeup, Palettes, Product Reviews, Tarte

Aqualillies for Tarte

Oh, hai, summer! I’m ready for ya with Aqualillies, Tarte’s new $38 eye and cheek palette


I usually ditch darker smokey shades and crisp cat liner looks when summer rolls around and opt for sheer washes of gold, beige or tan on my lids instead — most of the time — maybe also with a splash of teal along my lash lines for oomph.

Aqualillies for Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eye and Cheek Palette

Tarte’s new limited edition waterproof Aqualillies palette ($38) could easily keep this particular surf baby singing through summer with its mix of six summery powder eye shadows, all of which should be neutral enough for most guys and gals and skin tones from cool to warm.

Aqualillies for Tarte open with names

Cute names, yeah?

Most of these colors, all but the dark brown shade, apply with sheer-to-medium pigment on my tan NC42 skin, making this a perfect palette to reach for when I feel like a light wash of color.

And they can handle more intense eye looks, too, as long as I tap any excess powder off my brush before applying (to prevent any unwanted fallout), and use a few layers to build up the colors.

Eye Shadow swatches from the Aqualillies for Tarte palette from the left: Hammock, Bikini, Barefoot, Parasol, Sundeck and Poolside

Eye Shadow swatches from the Aqualilies for Tarte palette from the left: Hammock, Bikini, Barefoot, Parasol, Sundeck and Poolside

“Make a splash this summer with tarte and the Aqualillies! This limited-edition waterproof palette, inspired by America’s most glamorous synchronized swimming group, includes 6 new eye shadows, bronzer, highlighter, and a limited-edition Amazonian clay 12-hour blush. All show-stopping shades are tucked inside a classically elegant, mirrored compact.”

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Along with the eye shadows, Tarte also tucked in a coral matte blush, a shimmery champagne highlighter and a matte tan bronzer, to round out your look out.

Aqualillies for Tarte swatches from the left: Champagne Highlighter, Park Ave Princess Bronzer and Captivating Blush

Aqualilies for Tarte swatches from the left: Champagne Highlighter, Park Ave Princess Bronzer and Captivating Blush


Everything in the oversized palette is also powered by Amazonian Clay — one of Tarte’s favorite ingredients.
Aqualillies for Tarte

Here I’m wearing Hammock, Bikini, Barefoot, Sundeck and Poolside on my eyes; and Champagne, Park Ave Princess and Captivating on my cheeks


On my combination dry/oily skin, with the help of a good primer, I get between 8-10 hours of wear time from these pieces on both my eyes and cheeks.

Pretty great.

Aqualillies for Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eye and Cheek Palette
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