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

Tarte Bow and Go Smolder Eyes

From the left: Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara (the kit comes with two tubes), SmolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liners in Matte Brown and Fig

Tarte Bow and Go Eyeshadows

Kit 3: the eyeshadow palette has Tarte’s signature purple packaging…

Tarte Bow and Go eyeshadows

Another shot of the eyeshadow palette

Tarte Bow and Go eyeshadow closeup

A closeup of the eyeshadows themselves…

Tarte Bow and Go Swatches from the left: Lip Surgence Lip Cremes in Precious, Promise, Thoughtful and Wonder; SmolderEYES in Brown and Fig

Swatches from the left: Lipsurgence Lip Cremes in Precious, Promise, Thoughtful and Wonder; SmolderEYES in Brown and Fig

Tarte Bow and Go Swatches of the first row of eyeshadows

Palette swatches of the first row of eyeshadows

Tarte Bow and Go Swatches

Second row of eyeshadows

Tarte Bow and Go Swatches

Third Row of eyeshadows

Tarte Bow and Go Swatches

Fourth row of eyeshadows

If you like Tarte products and want to start your holiday shopping, the Tarte Bow and Go 3-in-1 set is a exclusive, and it goes on sale Monday, November 18. Mark those calendars if you’re into it.

Big ups to the powers that be over at team Tarte for making holiday shopping a bit easier.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Chaitra says:

    Tarte is coming out with so so many attractive holiday sets this year, it is so hard to choose from! I just got my- off the cuff blush palette from them ! 😀
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  2. Trisha says:

    I want this gift set for myself, and that’s the truth! *angry stare at nothing in particular*
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  3. Valeria says:

    Tarte always has the best packaging.


  4. I’d be happy with every single one of these gift kits! 😀
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  5. Danielle says:

    All of these sets look gorgeous! I think my favorite is the lip pencils.
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  6. Natalie says:

    Tarte always has such great holiday kits. This looks awesome (and massive).
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  7. Is it weird I just wanna keep this whole set for myself lol?
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  8. Kim says:

    I always have a soft spot for Tarte and their wacky claims. 🙂 This packaging is terrific and the “just add a bow” marketing is very clever.

    I’m a fan of wrapping, too. But only when things are boxed. All the oddly shaped and plastic clamshelled products are a nightmare!

  9. chic lapin says:

    Oooooh the lippies look amazing but the palette is a tad boring for me… I can’t propperly wrap anything, btw. But I do find the prettiest boxes around, so I just have to toss the gifts inside.
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  10. Asma says:

    I am INSANELY jealous of all the goodies you have in the US! I doubt this kit will ever be available in the UK 🙁

  11. Phyrra says:

    Tarte has so many great sets out this year! Thanks for the swatches!
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  12. Jennifer says:


    I so miss the Emporium! I could always find something there. I worked at the one in stonestown while I was in college. I worked in support–as in bras and girdles. I was a certified bra fitter.

    Wish the Emporium, I. Magnin, J. Magnin, Livingston’s, Roos-Atkins, City of Paris, and who-am-I-missing would all come back. Especially I. Magnin. I had hoped to be buried under the first floor Cosmetic Dept. I bought my first Erno Lazlo (I was a 9:30 o’clock) at age 19 there.

    I’m a very good gift wrapper myself and I actually enjoy it. My Dad used to let me wrap my own pre-boxed presents–under supervision, of course, so no peeking. What the parents didn’t know was that my sister and I would open then and try things on when they went out and we could rewrap without leaving any evidence. My mother never believed we did that when we told her in later years. We go away with a lot!

    Jennifer (grew up in Novato)

  13. hanna says:

    These sets all seem so nice.
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  14. Sylvia says:

    I love this!! I do wish the LipSurgence were of the Matte variety but the kit in general is a great mix of different shades.

    Gift wrapping is one of my favourite activities during the holiday season, call me a dork but it’s fun!
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  15. JenJ says:

    Just ordered this today….for myself LOL!!!!
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  16. keren says:

    I can’t wait till I get this in the mail. your pictures are awesome!

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