TO: Zac Posen, my favorite eye-rolling judge on a fashion reality TV show
SUBJECT: These Tarte holiday 2015 collection palettes
My darling, please, when you can fit into your busy schedule, I would LOVE a few matching outfits to go with these new Tarte holiday 2015 collection palettes. I’m talking dresses, and if it’s not too much trouble, could you also make something stylish for my plus-size tabby cat?
Incidentally, do you do maternity wear?? Or fabulous feline fashion?
Never mind. To quote Tim Gunn, your charming coworker, I’m sure you’ll “make it work.”
Karen (Makeup and Beauty Blog)
I got momentarily lost in a sequin-fueled reverie this afternoon while I ooh’d and ahh’d over these two Tarte palettes from two of the brand’s new holiday 2015 collection sets (which are on counters right meow). I don’t know how many minutes passed before I realized, “Oh, right! I should probably put on my makeup now.” LOL!
Not knowing where to start, I defaulted to my makeup happy place — smoky brown eyes, big lashes and bold lips — but I see a lot of other looks with these in my immediate future.
The two sets here are called Light of the Party ($59) and Greatest Glitz ($49), and they’re both very well balanced, with a good mix of mattes and shimmers, cool and warm tones, and shades for everyday makeup and evenings on the town. If you like traditionally pretty looks of the kind that celebs like to wear on the red carpet, I think you’ll really like them both. They’re two of my favorite things from the Tarte holiday 2015 collection.
Both sets include multiple pieces, and here are pictures, but for the full 411 on both sets, check out the video at the top.
The Tarte Light of the Party set ($59)
The Tarte Greatest Glitz set ($49)
The Light of the Party set is a Sephora exclusive, while the Greatest Glitz set is only available at Ulta. If you stumble upon one or both of them while holiday shopping, please try to remind yourself that you’re supposed to be looking for gifts for other people (OTHER PEOPLE!). 🙂 Because you’ll probably be tempted to get at least one of them for yourself.
I’d say go for the Light of the Party set if you’re pretty makeup experienced, because I see A LOT of creative potential with that one, and I think the Greatest Glitz set could be a good one for makeup beginners, because of those three mini palettes. They take the guesswork out of figuring out what to wear.
I’m wearing a few shades from the Light of the Party set in the video at the top, and I had a blast putting on these products. I think that Tarte’s eyeshadows have gotten progressively better and more consistent over the past few seasons, and I’m loving how well they blend. They don’t look heavy on my lids either.
Just be sure to tap off your brush before you place the shadows on your lids, because fallout can be a minor ish with these.
Here are the Tarte Light of the Party products (and the other key products from other brands) that I’m wearing in the video…
- Peach On Earth Eyeshadow — all over my lids from lash line to brow bone
- Party Favored — crease
- Cocoa What Fun — outer half of the lid
- Haute Chocolate — outer corners, and my upper and lower lash lines
- Social Butterfly — bronzer
- Amazed — blush
- Pink Champagne — highlighter
- NARS Numero 5 — false lashes
- MAC Groundwork Paint Pot — as an eyeshadow base
- MAC Smolder — water lines
- MAC All Fired Up Lipstick and Redd Lip Liner — lips
As always, thank you for watching, my friend! I hope you’re having a wonderful Friday so far.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,