Sephora and Tarte Team Up to Release Tarte Beauty in a Box: Bronze Smokey Eyes, Rejoice!

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tarte beauty in a box bronze smoky eye swatches review

Wonder Twin makeup powers, activate!Wonder Twin powers, activate!


Tarte and Sephora recently did just that — activating their Wonder Twin makeup powers to form the new Beauty in a Box Bronze Smokey Eye Kit ($45).

The six-piece limited edition kit comes with products in bronze, nude and purple, with four full-size items (the Lock & Roll Creasless Cream Shadow and Loose Powder in Burnt Bronze, EmphasEYES Waterproof Clay Shadow/Liner in Plum, Rise & Shine Lip Gloss and Stain in Nude, and the Clean Slate Natural Face Primer) and two deluxe minis (Park Ave Princess Mineral Powder Bronzer; and Lights, Camera, Splashes Waterproof Mascara).

The only things missing? Brushes and your imagination. πŸ™‚

tarte beauty in a box bronze smoky eye swatches review

tarte beauty in a box bronze smoky eye swatches review liner
EmphasEYES Waterproof Clay Shadow/Liner in Plum

tarte beauty in a box bronze smoky eye swatches review bronzer
Park Ave Princess Mineral Bronzer

tarte beauty in a box bronze smoky eye swatches review lock roll
Lock & Roll Creaseless Cream Shadow and Loose Powder in Burnt Bronze

tarte beauty in a box bronze smoky eye swatches review rise shine
Rise & Shine Lip Gloss and Stain in Nude

tarte beauty in a box bronze smoky eye swatches
Swatches from left to right: Park Ave Princess; Shimmery Cream Shadow from Burt Bronze Lock & Roll; Shimmery Loose Eyeshadow from Burnt Bronze Lock & Roll; Lip Stain from Nude Rise & Shine; Lip Gloss from Nude Rise & Shine; Plum EmphasEYES; Lights, Camera, Splashes Waterproof Mascara; Clean Slate Natural Face Primer

tarte beauty in a box bronze smoky eye swatches review k
Wearing Plum EmphasEYES, Lock & Roll in Nude and Lights, Camera, Splashes Mascara on eyes; Park Ave Princess on Cheeks and Rise & Shine in Nude on Lips


Great for looks either dressed up or dressed down (like a great pair of jeans!), the Bronze Smokey Eye Kit has mad skillz and flexibility. With it today I did a day-friendly look to run some errands around town, but I could have turned up the heat using the same products to do something a little more dramatic. I think that’s the beauty of this kit.

Shades like the ones here — natural bronzes and purples — are right up my alley, but what do you think? Would you wear the colors in Tarte Beauty in a Box?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. How’s it going tonight? I’m just about to take my shower and get ready for bed, but not before I watch an episode of Drop Dead Diva with Tabs.


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  1. Celine says:

    Ooooooohhhh! Does want!

  2. lily says:

    nice combination of products for this set, love that liner color!!!!
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  3. Julia says:

    I’m seemingly on an eternal hunt for the perfect bronze, smudgy eyeliner. I’m super pale but also half-Japanese, so I’ve got undertones like I’ve never seen on anyone. The right bronze is great, but the wrong bronze is oh-so wrong. How warm/cool is this one, would you say?
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  4. Jessica says:

    I’m a pale girl, and Park Avenue Princess is the most beautiful bronzer I have ever used.
    Its perfect! Not a trace of orange.

  5. Agnes says:

    love the purples and bronze in this kit! perfect shades for fall and pretty much my favourite eyeshadow colors as well! πŸ˜€
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  6. Marina says:

    The colours are SO good. I wish I could buy this set. Shimmery Cream Shadow from Burt Bronze Lock & Roll is gorgeous. heh..
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  7. Amber says:

    Ooh, ahh! This is a winner!
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  8. Aparnaa says:

    Seriously, thanks for drawing our attention to this…I’m so getting it after work. I can always use an easy face kit!

  9. Nina says:

    Me wants this bad. Now im plotting how to get to a Sephora sometime during my time off this week! πŸ˜€

    That purple shadow/liner is awesome! πŸ™‚

  10. Kim says:

    Oh, I like this day-friendly look A LOT. Plus, it had me at Rollerball.

    And OMG, Karen, the Wonder Twins? This is why I love your blog. It literally made my day since, believe it or not, I was just reminiscing with a friend about the Wonder Twins recently (and about the fact that I had Superfriends curtains in my room as a kid). But I digress….

    • Karen says:

      I used to watch that show every day after school! Also in the lineup: GI Joe, He-Man and Transformers. Yes, I went to a babysitter where all the kids were DUDES.

      • Kim says:

        I hear you! I was on a street of all boys. My only “Barbie” was a “Pulsar” action figure. When you squeezed his back, you could see the blood pump through his see-through chest. Sorta explains a lot. πŸ™‚

        • Karen says:

          That actually sounds very cool. All of our games/playtime were spent playing Voltron, and since I was the only girl by default I had to play the chick…

          • Kim says:

            Oh, no! I’m sorry. I hated having to be the girl too (no offense to Wonder Woman). Somehow even the superhero girls always needed saving. Boo. πŸ™‚

  11. Liz! says:

    Ooooh, this kit looks nice! I’d totally wear it! I got a Tarte kit from Sephora a few weeks ago that was only $15 and I loved all the products.

  12. lexi says:

    OOOh that’s pretty. I love the bronze eye and purple liner look. $45 is not a bad price for all those items.

  13. Ru says:

    Hmm…purple & bronze? I would have never thunk it… I will have to try that at home withOUT the kit. The price is killing me here…

    I just got a starter kit from Tarte from qvc. It had the gel liner in black + 2sided (liner/smudger) brush, full size lights, camera, lashes!, mini size frosty pink cheek tint/blush, and full size beige/tuape eyeshadow for $26! The mascara itself was $19 and the gel liner is $22 for a full size (this was a bit smaller) so it was a winner!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Ru,

      Yeah, $45 is a lot, but you do get quite a few full-sized items. It breaks down to about $7.50/piece, which isn’t bad for Tarte.

      Your starter kit sounds fabulous, btw. How are you liking the Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara?

      • Ru says:

        Oh Karen! I can sing you a song about it! t I reeeallllyy like it (can you tell?!). I love that it holds a curl without my curler (makes work mornings easier), it doesn’t make my lashes crispy/flaky. It’s easy to take off, and I can rock it with no eye makeup (for that natural flirty lash look). It’s a bit clumpy upon application, but that goes away later and can be avoided by wiping down with a tissue. I bought 2 more since tarte is having the F&F sale for $11.90 a pop!

        • Karen says:

          It’s a GREAT mascara. I love how it makes the lashes look so black and almost glossy! πŸ™‚ Glad you were able to stock up during the F&F sale.

  14. Vonvon says:

    All the purples that you have swatched are so tempting!

    I think it’s a great set for those who are new to the brand, like moi!

    I wish more makeup brands would come up with such value sets all the time, and not only for special occasions, etc. πŸ˜‰
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  15. amy says:

    The plum liner is oh so gorgeous! I want to get it but trying to hold back on makeup because I need to upgrade my computer.
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  16. Melissa W. says:

    This looks like a great kit! I am a sucker for bronze and purple together. I may have to get it!

  17. snoopysteph says:

    I love Tarte and I’ve been eyeing those cream shadow/liners. I’ve used the bronzer & primer before and they’re excellent! I’m really surprised they didn’t throw in one of their signature cheek stains in this set – somehow doesn’t seem “complete” without it.

  18. Redhead says:

    Am I the only one who thinks Burnt Bronze looks like two shades of purple in the swatch?

  19. Courtnie says:

    I ADORE their lock n rolls. The only complaint I have is that the powder shadow doesn’t always roll out smoothly. But the colors are amazing and I love that the cream shadow does not crease without primer. I will definitely buy this… if hubby will let me.

    • Karen says:

      A few women have mentioned that issue. You could always roll it onto the back of your hand first, and then pick up the product with an eyeshadow brush to apply to your lids! I know that kinda defeats the purpose of convenience, but it might be an option for days when you have a little more time.

  20. Kymberlee says:

    How does this primer compare to Smashbox Primer (the Oil-free one)?

    I am really liking the eyeliner color! So pretty!

    • Karen says:

      I like it better than the Smashbox one, which tends to break me out.

      Does your skin do well with silicones? Clean Slate contains silicones and has that slippery, tell-tale silicone feel to it.

  21. Kacey says:

    Wow! This is the first full-face palette I’ve really thought I’d use everything from! I love every single thing about it – especially the stain, gel liner, and purple-y bronze nifty shadow system. Out of my price range, unfortunately ;_; Oh well! *hopes for giveaway, or generous gifts from relatives* πŸ˜›

  22. Sarah says:

    This is a cute look and I’m a sucker for those Beauty-in-a-Box kits! Also I’d like to tell you that you’ve gotten me totally addicted to Drop Dead Diva! πŸ™‚
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  23. knownever says:

    I like the stain and gloss combo for being on the go. i’ve never seen this before but it would be great if someone did a combo lip/cheek stain and mascara. that way the whole look is in one stick.
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  24. Tiffany says:

    Cute set! I am especially interested in the stain and gloss combo!

  25. Nika says:

    They’re pretty! But for $45? I don’t know..

  26. Resha says:

    that’s really not a bad price for all of that…dang..
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  27. tika says:

    hai, i’m wondering which one do u like, tarte mineral bronzer or phsycian formula healthy wear? tell me, ^^

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