I don’t mind saying that I misread this time and time again as TartIEST rather than TarteIST. Just when I was getting a bit of sweat up about its inappropriateness, I just thought, no, it can’t be… surely… and thankfully, it isn’t! So, this is another QVC special offer (trying to get them all on the site before they disappear) as a ‘collector’s set’. It does seem to be pretty good value. What I find quite interesting is that when I check the QVC reviews (they always tell the ‘other side’ of the story), most of the reviews are by women in older age-groups. Although I’ve never seen it positioned as such, I wonder if Tarte is more popular amongst older women or whether that’s a reflection of the QVC audience. Either way, great to see older women putting their opinions forward.
In the set, you get a six shade palette that incorporates a blush, a double ended applicator brush, an eyeliner, a mascara and a lip gloss, for £46.20 (plus P&P) and it does seem like pretty good value. The palette, in particular is absolutely lovely – pastel nude without being bland or washed out.
I think it’s skewed more favourably to warm tones, but I like this selection better than I like the Dior 5 Couleur nude palettes; the formula is softer and more blendable, with plenty of pigment. I even like the powder blush in Boundless that will suit everyone. The swatch starts with the blush and then goes clockwise.
The gloss is a pinky-nude shade – again, a crowd pleaser that will suit everyone. The mascara and liner I haven’t yet tested, but they do nicely on the QVC review section.
The collection feels like a good transitional winter/spring collection – there’s a brightness about it that I love and also that it’s pretty and flattering. You won’t have any challenges here – just easy to use, easy to wear make up. It’s HERE.
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