Festivals are over and while that’s upsetting but it’s relaxing at the same moment. Diwali is the biggest occasion celebrated all over India and the world so now that it’s over, life can come back on track.
Today I am so excited to talk about my first ever purchase from tarte cosmetics. Actually I ordered this a while ago and it’s been more than a month since I have had it, but I was testing out all the products to give you my very honest opinion.
I placed my order on tarte official website and it got delivered at my place in a very good condition and there was no hassle with customs and duties. First of all it’s tarte, which is a high end brand so it is a bit expensive but in the US it retails for $49 while it’s retail value is $364 and here in India it’s retails value is ₹26,617 and currently its available for ₹3,700 but you end up paying around ₹4,500 which includes custom and shipping, which still to me is a pretty amazing deal because you get a lot of products in this one little set which I will get into later. This to me is a perfect thing to gift someone on a special occasion, and if you have a makeup lover in your life, you really can’t go wrong with this.
First of all, the packaging is amazing. I am so into this hexagon shaped box which is so shiny and I love this on it. When you open it, you see that you have 2 Amazonian clay blushes, a bronzer and a highlight to your left, and then 25 amazing amazonian clay eyeshadow palette in the middle and to your left you have deluxe sizes of their Maneater Mascara, liner and their glide & go buttery lipstick.
Now, I wanna talk about each product in depth, I am dividing this blog into two parts. So today I am gonna be talking about the mascara, liner and the lipstick. And in my next blog I will talk about the blushes, bronzer, highlight and eyeshadow palette.
- DELUXE MANEATER VOLUPTUOUS MASCARA
In the collection you get a deluxe size of one their most popular products, which is this Mascara. I love it. This has become my travelling companion because I love the size and it gives me good amount of volume and length. And this gives me a very natural volume. Plus this doesn’t get too clumpy and it doesn’t make my lashes too hard. Plus it comes off so nicely, which is the best thing about it, I don’t have too struggle much with this mascara. And I love the fact that it’s waterproof, maybe that’s why it doesn’t get too drying and heavy on my lashes as well as not too hard to take off. A really good product.
- DELUXE MANEATER LIQUID EYELINER
To be honest this is my least favorite thing is this collection, not because it’s bad, it’s a really good product but I prefer a felt tip liner over a brush tip and this is brush tip. Even so, I happen to know that mostly people prefer a brush tip eyeliner so for them it’s a good purchase. Also, this dries instantly but it’s not water resistant, so by the end of the day it will get a bit smudgy but for 4-6 hours it stays in place. Also, I prefer a Matt finish liner but this is glossy finish and also for tarte I expected it to be jet black but I for that I need to apply it twice and I have liquid liners in my collection that are cheaper and are more pigmented. Everyone is different and has different likings so I would say go ahead and give it a try, as it’s a good product but for me it’s alright.
- DELUXE GLIDE & GLOW BUTTERY LIPSTICK (NAUTY NUDE)
This whole set is worth it for this lipstick alone. It’s one of the best lipsticks I have put on my lips. First of all I love this packaging, it’s so cute and colorful and makes it so easy to travel with, this literally lives in my purse and I try to not use it much and only use it on days when I have to go out and want just a sheer wash of color on my lips and when I want an insane amount of hydration on my lips. I love the color as well, it’s a really nice peachy shade which I love and it’s just gonna give you a sheer wash of color on the lips, it’s not insanely pigmented which I really love. Sometimes I want to put on a gloss but I don’t want it to be too glossy and this gives me that. That said, it’s not a long wearing lipstick by any means, you are gonna have to re-apply it throughout the day. The only bummer is that I couldn’t see this lipstick shade in full size, it’s only available in this set, so I don’t know whether it will be permanent or not. I hope they make it permanent because I will buy 10 backups of this. I am definitely gonna pick up all the shades in this range whenever I am on tarte website again. Extremely amazed with this product. This is in my top 5 lipsticks for sure.
Ok guys, so this was the part I review of my tarte Sweet Escape Collector’s Set. I have really been loving it so far, so go ahead and check it out, it will be a worth investment.