Indecisiveness doesn’t go well with Tarte’s new holiday kit. Nope, the $48 Puttin’ on the Glitz kit comes with three interchangeable palettes, but you can only fit one of them in the cute silver clutch at a time.
Being a fiend for accessories, my pulse jumped when I heard about this clever limited edition cutie and its 18 powder eyeshadows, highlighter, bronzer and lipgloss. To make it easier to tote the products around (but not all at the same time), Tarte included the clutch, which incorporates a mirror for touch-ups and slots for bills and credit cards. There’s also a tutorial booklet with pretty helpful directions for three different looks.
With these shadows, Tarte was very generous with the pigment; they didn’t hold anything back. The shadow powders feel softer to me, and the colors appear more intense, than the ones in their recent Starlet Makeup Vanity.
While the mattes and shimmers eagerly adhere to my skin, some of the sparkly shades exhibit enough fallout to make using them a challenge. I had to do a LOT of maintenance for the purple smokey look in these pics, and at one point just decided to go with the glittery flow.
I think the light veil of cool pink from the PureOptic gloss draws just enough attention away from the eyes, without throwing the entire look out of whack. And as for the blush, highlighter and bronzer, I like the natural glow each of them delivers, but I think the powders might be a touch too powdery and finely milled.
Overall, I really like this kit, and not just because it comes with a purse. The tutorials on the included booklet are refreshingly helpful and easy to follow, and most of the products, with the exception of the sparkliest shadows, seem top notch to me.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Sephora stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A-
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. So I learned a valuable lesson about sushi last night after a trip to Trader Joe’s. The lesson: don’t go there. Unless you like gooey rice with little crunchy bits that taste — oh, I don’t know — like sawdust.
Sorry, Joe. For all of your many hits, even you have a few misses.
But on a happy note, the Dark Chocolate stars are back!
Now all I have to do is exercise some restraint with these…starting tomorrow, LOL!
I hope your Tuesday went well. Anything new to report?