Love, Shelbey: Review: Tarte Amazon Color Collection Kit

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Review: Tarte Amazon Color Collection Kit

Hi everyone! Today I wanted to share with you an amazing kit I purchased from the TARTE Friends and Family sale going on until August 6th. If you aren't familiar with Tarte then allow me to give you a small run down. Tarte is a 100% natural makeup company that eliminates parabens, mineral oil, petrolatum, and many more synthetic ingredients and preservatives in their cosmetics. Right now they are having a huge sale where you can receive 30% off your purchase! Since this is a high end brand, most of their products are very pricey. 

I wanted to do a full review over the kit I purchased. Before I bought it I could hardly find any reviews or decent pictures of it on the web. The kit is called "Amazonian Adventure Color Collection". This is an 8 piece kit with full size products included. The kit normally retails for $48 dollars and I purchased it for $33 (I thought that was a great value considering 2 cheek stain normally costs $30 dollars). If you are interested in purchasing the kit and would like to find out more info keep reading!

Cheek Stain "Perfect Rose":

As you can probably tell the swatch looks a bit shimmery. I was very hesitant about putting it on my cheeks. However, it turned out gorgeous! The cheek stain surprisingly transfers NO shimmer on the cheeks. I absolutely love the color and luminosity of this stain. The best part is, this is a giant full size product that will last you forever!

Neutral Trio Eye Shadows:

I found the eye shadow case to be so cute and handy! All of the Tarte packaging is from recycled materials to help promote their eco-friendly company. I will have to say that the eye shadows were not my favorite. The color pay off was decent with the shadows, I just found them to be a little on the powdery side rather than being creamy. If I would have bought them individually I would have been disappointed BUT they are great neutral colors and did blend fairly well so I can't complain too much!

emphasEYES Brow Mousse & Eye Liner:

I was so excited to try the bold eye liner color in this kit along with the brow "mousse". First of all, the "mousse" is simply a gel brow color (just to clarify things ha). It looks very natural on the brows and you can't feel that it's even there. You can choose from three different brow shades. I chose the "medium brown" shade which fit my brow color perfectly. The eye liner came in the color "blackened plum". I was expecting it to be a very vibrant purple but it actually showed up pretty much black. It applied very smoothly and even lasted through a tough nap! :) I am glad both of these interesting products came in the kit!

"Lights, Camera, Lashes!" Mascara:

I have always heard how amazing this mascara is. Whenever I saw it came in the kit I was extremely excited to put it to the test! Tarte claims this mascara increases your lash volume by 424%. I have a medium lash length so I generally need more than a few coats of mascara. After applying one coat of this mascara I was pretty happy with the result (not stunned beyond belief). I would probably say that one coat is equivalent to two coats of a regular volumizing mascara. It feels very nice on the lashes and gives great flexibility!

Vitamin Infused Lipgloss in "Paradise":

I really enjoyed this lipgloss. My favorite part was the scent! It has a smell that automatically reminds me of fruit punch! The color is more on the peachy side. It goes on pretty sheer so a couple coats is definitely needed for extra color.

Brow & Liner Brushes:

I always say you can never have enough brushes! These were great little editions to my eye brush collection. The brow brush has a spool end for grooming the eye brows and also an angled end to fill them in with the Brow Mousse. The eye liner brush has a very small tapered end for precise lines and a stiffer side for dramatic smudging.

That's it for this review! I hope you guys enjoyed this! Be sure to check out Tarte's Friends and Family Sale at ! 

For my complete Tarte Haul click here :)
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Have a lovely day. -Shelbey

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