Tarte Glow Your Way to Gorgeous Helped Me Face My Day

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tarte glow your way to gorgeous

Well, hello, glow! How nice of you to visit. πŸ™‚ Waking up was tough this morning, and I got up feeling frazzled and a little run down.


I decided that some shimmer was in order because it usually picks me up, but since I hadn’t had any coffee yet and wasn’t firing on all cylinders, I knew I should stick to something simple. I reached for Tarte’s new Glow Your Way to Gorgeous Kit ($55, available now exclusively on QVC.com), an eight-piece set with makeup for eyes, lips and cheeks in shades of pink, peach and plum. In addition to makeup, it comes with a couple of brushes and a full-coverage concealer — handy, by the way, when you stay up too late watching brainless reality TV (The Challenge: Rivals on MTV, anyone?) and get up the next morning with KILLER dark circles.

tarte glow your way to gorgeous

Amazonian Clay Blush in Peaceful

LipSurgence Natural Lip Luster in Sweet

EmphasEyes Waterproof Clay Cream Shadow in Shimmering Taupe

Amazonian Clay SmolderEyes eyeliner in Fig

tarte glow your way to gorgeous
Swatches from the left: LipSurgence Natural Lip Luster in Sweet, Amazonian Clay Blush in Peaceful, Amazonian Clay SmolderEyes Eyeliner in Fig, EmphasEyes Waterproof Clay Cream Shadow in Shimmering Taupe and Maracuja Creaseless Concealer in Tan

A breakdown of the look…

  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Cream Shadow in Shimmering Taupe on the lid (it’s like a cream version of MAC’s Satin Taupe eyeshadow)
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay SmolderEyes Eyeliner in Fig in the crease and along the lower lash line
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara in Black on both the upper and lower lashes
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Peaceful on the apples of the cheeks
  • Tarte Lip Luster in Sweet on the lips

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tarte glow your way to gorgeous

tarte glow your way to gorgeous

I think this might be my new favorite daytime look.

Okay, yeah, I change favorites all the time, but as of right now, I mean. πŸ™‚ It was easy to put together, and I feel super girly with it on.

What about your makeup? Were you feeling adventurous, or did you go with conservative today?

The realities of late-night reality TV

Maybe it’s because I haven’t been sleeping very well, but I’m beat. I made some unwise television choices too late at night this week, and now I’m paying for it. I should have known better than to start watching MTV’s The Challenge: Rivals at 11.

Buuuut, speaking of that, even though he urgently needs anger management classes, does anyone else find CT, well, kinda hot?


And then the night before that, also at 11, I started watching a missing persons show on Lifetime that totally freaked me out…

NOTE TO SELF: Do not watch suspenseful, dramatic or intense TV shows right before bed.

So what’s shaking out yonder way? Are you doing anything tonight?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. marisol says:

    I think I need this blush.

    I’ve always had a thing for CT since his first appearance on the Real World.
    marisol recently posted … Time to be brave

  2. Amy says:

    I so cannot wait to get this. i’m a huge tarte fanatic. I can’t believe I did this though, b/c of how much $ I have spent on makeup over the past few months I decided i have to pass on this. but then i caved. But I caved too late. The light was already on waitlist so i’m on that waitlist too.

    Colors look great on u
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  3. Heidi says:

    I just got this kit yesterday and so far I’m really liking the concealer, although I haven’t played with anything else yet.

    I went with a pretty neutral MAC look today. Warmth of Coral on the cheeks, This and That Mineralize shadow duo on the lids, Uniformly Blue Greasepaint Stick as a liner, and Wind Me Up Dare to Wear Lipglass

  4. Daisy says:

    I got this kit on Monday and I have worn everything in the kit everyday this week. I”m on Auto Delivery for I think 2 or 3 more kits. I’m in luv! I find the concealer truly creasless…and I”m a woman with lots of creases. lol

  5. This looks so greattt!!! That bblush is so gorgeous !
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  6. Jessi says:

    I have this kit and STILL have yet to play with it. The bad thing about being a beauty blogger is that you can’t use things unless you’ve taken pictures of them first and I just haven’t had the time, haha. Hopefully this weekend I’ll get a chance!
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  7. Emily says:

    I went with some matte purple eyeshadow today which ended up causing me a bit of trouble. I always forget that matte shades can be tricky to blend.

  8. Leah says:

    I’m seriously in love with that Tarte kit but the “light” concealer color is out of stock on the website. Since I’m about an NC25, do you think medium would be too dark?

    I always get caught up on suspense movies on Netflix late at night and then get too scared to fall asleep at a reasonable hour. All the more reason to buy the Tarte kit, right? lol.

    • Daisy says:

      Leah, I’m about NC40 right now and the medium is perfect for me, so I’d suggest waiting for the light – unless you plan on getting a really deep tan this summer. Hope that helps.

    • Jennifer says:

      I would beg to differ, I am also NC25 in concealer and NC30 in foundation, but I am a medium in this kit. Hope this helps πŸ™‚

  9. gio says:

    What a nice kit! Love the blush!
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  10. Rae says:

    Um, okay, all I can think to say is “WOW.” That taupe! All of the products look gorgeous individually, but they just pull together so well in your FOTD – absolutely lovely πŸ™‚
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  11. GORGEOUS look! the colours are all lovely =).

    love your hair, too!

  12. Lacey says:

    You look stunning, Karen! By the way, I think I need to start looking at shopping channels for makeup. Always see so many pretty products!

    Tell me about staying up late! I am watching “Ice Loves Coco” at the moment and it is currently 3:14 AM— Yikes!
    Lacey recently posted … Talk About It Thursday-Random Beauty Shopping

  13. Gaelle says:

    The taupe cream shadow is so nice with the fig liner!
    Tarte is not available in France, do you have any dupes in mind?

  14. victoria says:

    i have this kit and i’ve been wearing it everyday since i got it, everything works great for me. i hate kits where one or two items end up not being used. most concealers crease on me but not this one. i’m so glad i’m on auto delivery. did you get the bonus maracuja oil and bronzer?

  15. Sonya says:

    I’ve been meaning to try more Tarte products (I only have a few of the lipsurgences). I never heard of this kit, but it seems like a great way to test out a bunch of Tarte’s products!!
    Sonya recently posted … Wet n Wild Coloricon Eye and Lip Quartet – Renaissance Faire

  16. Norlyn says:

    Nooooooo… I can’t add anything else to my wishlist. I’m really wanting and the Urban Decay palette that just came out, but things are tight, so I’m gonna have to wait. And its torture!! I’m thinking of getting a little side part time job just so I can buy makeup, lol. Thanks for another great review!

  17. Chris25 says:

    So cute and pretty! The Fig eyeliner looks really nice. It would be a good alternative to regular black. I have been wearing Smashbox Jet Set Eyeliner in Dark Chocolate when I want a subtler look.

  18. Tiffany says:

    This kit is amazing! I love everything in it… It’s made me even more obsessed with Tarte. Oh, the lip luster on the kit looks great paired with your EvRev lipglass… πŸ™‚

  19. Tiffany says:

    This kit is amazing. I love everything in it… It’s made me even more obsessed with Tarte cosmetics. The lip luster looks great paired with your EvRev lipglass, but the way πŸ™‚

  20. Nina says:

    i love the look, Karen. its so fresh and pretty!

    i love the Tarte Amazonian Clay blushes. a lot! <3

  21. Liz says:

    I’ve ALWAYS loved CT and his issues.

  22. Mary says:

    The cream shadow got my attention – so beautiful and perfect for the summer!
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  23. Jessica says:

    I love this set! I got mine a week ago and I really enjoy it! I love the Amazonian Clay blushes and this color is a must have for me!

    Yeah, I think CT is kinda hot myself. He’s crazy but very cute πŸ™‚

  24. Stephanie R says:

    It’s our 5th wedding anniversary today, so we’ve got tickets to see HP the Deathly Hallows pt. 2 tonight at 10:45 PM! We’re going to the Cinetopia by our house…LOVE the living room theaters! No one under 21 allowed, so we can drink and eat in there without screaming teenyboppers. Can’t wait!

  25. Paigest says:

    You look very fairy light in the picture! πŸ™‚ Okay this is off subject Karen but do you think there are any must haves out of the MAC Cinematics on sale today at Nodies??? I’m kinda confused. I like number four and two. What do you think about the brushes?

  26. Vesna says:

    These look interesting to me: Amazonian Clay SmolderEyes Eyeliner in Fig, EmphasEyes Waterproof Clay Cream Shadow in Shimmering Taupe. That blush is also beautiful but I had enough blushes lately so I’ll skip it πŸ˜€
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  27. JenJ says:

    I debated on this when it was the TSV. I passed since I got the last TSV set from them. Now I kinda want it lol! It’s a great value regardless.

  28. This is fav summer look & mine change too but it’s just so easy and pretty. When I did my FOTD, a reader said I looked young and BAM, that’s all it took! LOL. Especailly love the taupe Cream e/shadow and the LipSurgence in Sweet and……..

  29. Jessica says:

    You look beautiful, Karen! Love it!

  30. Kelly says:

    I know this is off topic, but I love your necklace where did you get it?

  31. Caroline says:

    I don’t think CT’s face is anything special but his bod…yum. Is he still with Diem or were they over from the last show? Haven’t seen the latest show but I’m sure it’s the same cast of characters

  32. Lisa says:

    I think this is Tarte’s best set yet! I even got the wrong concealer color and I still love the set. Wish I had done auto delivery……….This blush is great with the bronzer. I’m loving the goodness of Tarte more and more. The liner stays on all day too. You look great Karen.; Keep up the good work!

  33. Shannon says:

    Good GOD I want this kit. Like, hardcore.

    In terms of bad TV show habits… I’ve developed a horrid addiction to the Merlin series. Yes, Merlin. It is a childrens TV show. With a medieval theme.

    Damn the medieval theme. I gets me ever time. *sigh*

  34. Joey Chong says:

    Hi Karen,

    Loving all the colours you have there, very wearable.
    Especially loving Fig and Shimmering Taupe =)

  35. Gauri says:

    Amazonian Clay Blush in Peaceful seems like a nice color.
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  36. robynne says:

    Wow – your pics look great! What a great summer look.

    BTDT with the freaky shows before bed πŸ™
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  37. Patricia says:

    Wow I love this look! The set looks gorgeous I have always wanted to try tarte cosmetics. Love your hair, cardigan and necklace again!

  38. Yelena says:

    karen did u get the second auto delivery/shipment? it looks like it would be absolutely gorgeous on your skin! http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx/view.2/app.detail/params.item.A219124.desc.tarte-Glow-Your-Way-To-Gorgeous-8pc-Maracuja-Clay-Collection

    wud love to hear ur thoughts on this

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