There is not any one single item that I don't like so I definitely give this product a thumbs up, esp if you got it for the QVC TSV price. They are selling it for $65.94, currently at a featured price, not far of from the $59 that it was as a TSV. This whole package costs over $200 alone so I think it's a steal even at the higher price.
I already loved and use the mascara so that was just a bonus to get a extra one. The other products I have never tried.
Here are some swatches.
I don't have any problems with the black eye liner, it's great. However, i'm not sure it is something I would repurchase. The NYX slide on works just as good and a lot cheaper. Though, I do like better about the Tarte liner is the small tip, much easier to control. It is also automatic unlike NYX. They both top urban decays 24/7 liners though.
The eyeshadow is pingmented and gorgeous. However, the only problem with this eyeshadow in this kit is it is definitely not for everyone. There are just some people who aren't going to wear a smokey purple look. Although you could wear them alone I just feel like this would probably be the biggest drawback for those who may not wear darker shadows. I love me some purple smoke so it suits me just dandy. :) The eyeshadow colors above from B to T are pink cloud (barely visable), silver mist, purple fog, and dark ash.
The lip gloss is lovely. It is slightly plumping and a tad shiny but just leaves a light natural look. The shade is in peaceful so it would work for anyone as it's pretty neutral and almost leaves no color at all on the lips. I'm not a huge lip gloss person, a prefer a moisturizing balm over gloss but this one is nice. It is not sticky and that is a biggy for me.
I have not tried the creaseless concealer or the oil yet so those are still up in the air. I will do a review on them at a later time. I'm kind of hoping to like the oil. The serum I normally use and love (Dr. Denese) I just ran out of and it's oh so expensive to repurchase.
My favorite part of the whole box is the blush.
When I first opened it I was like "OMG, this is way to dark, what was I thinking" but then I swatched it and I want more colors in this formula. Ha! Which i'm pretty sure they don't, as of yet, make.
It blends out into the most gorgeous color, so pretty. The color is called Shimmering Poppy. It does have a slight shimmer. I prefer matte blushes over shimmer but it is very slight so it doesn't bother me at all. This blush is definitely blendable so it would work with all skin tones. The brush it came with I also like but will not be using with this blush. I don't feel like it works well with the blush in my opinion but it is soft and nice so I will definitely be using it with something. This is called a bouncy blush and I love the texture. I have not tried Maybelline's bouncy blushes (what?.. I know..) so yeah I can't tell whether or not it's similar in texture. It tempts me to try out the bouncy blushes from Maybelline though, just to see.
I think I covered everything. I really enjoy this whole kit. I love the packaging, super cute. Tarte is slowly becoming one of my favorite makeup brands. :)
Note: I also received two deluxe samples, Tarte smooth operator eye primer (pictured above) and Tarte Brazilliance self tanner (not pictured above) that I will review at a later time as well.
Do you own this Tarte set? If not, do you like Tarte products?