Tarte Girl Meets Gloss Maracuja Gloss Collector’s Set Review & Swatches
This is a very early look at the Tarte Girl Meets Gloss Maracuja Gloss Collector’s Set launching for Holiday 2012 at QVC. If you recall, last year, QVC offered some amazing deals on Tarte Sets for the Holidays. So, I for one, was excited about what QVC had in store for us this year.
And it’s this awesome set of five full size Tarte Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Glosses!
Take a look!
This contains five full size Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Glosses which are 0.11 oz each and typically retail for $21 per gloss. What’s also nice about the set is the shades are exclusive to this gift set so you can’t get them in the general catalog. Nifty eh?
I’m unsure if the colors have been released in prior QVC sets so just double check your stash to be sure you don’t already own them. I checked my own and didn’t run across any of the colors, all were brand new to me.
The glosses typically have a floral wrapper design around their tubes but for the holidays they match up with the Tarte Holiday 2012 packaging and feature a festive gold Moroccan design.
Ready for the value? At $21 each times five you’re looking at over $100 worth of gloss. But you get all five for $34.50 when they launch on QVC. Crazy right? I don’t have confirmed shipping yet but even if they charged $5.95 for shipping it’s still a bargain and a half!
If you aren’t into thicker, sticky glosses these probably won’t appeal. I’ve personally made my peace with such a formula since it always makes my lips look fuller, glossier, and all pouty-like plus sticky glosses typically have a longer wear time.
Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Glosses feature all these characteristics. They are thicker glosses with a sticky, tacky texture. The glosses vary from transparent to opaque depending on the shade.
Each gloss has a click pen with an attached brush applicator. I find they are more travel friendly thanks to the brush applicator but some folks aren’t so keen on such an applicator due to bacteria. I just wipe them off after each use. One thing that deserves mentioning is it takes a ton of clicks to get the gloss flowing your first time. I got a little frustrated with this as I was clicking and clicking and clicking and the gloss wasn’t flowing. Don’t think the applicator is broke, it just takes a hot minute to get it going.
Bubbly, Curious, Preppy
Chic and Sparks
Tarte glosses are normally quite thin with a shorter wear time so Maracuja Gloss is definitely a turn around for the brand. The formula is paraben and mineral oil free as well.
This shade selection is a mixed selection as some shades are transparent, others a bit milky, and others opaque. I really loved Preppy and Chic. Both were opaque and Chic is a nice MLBB (my lips but better) rosy shade.
Overall, Tarte Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Gloss is a fairly great gloss but so long as you don’t mind thicker, stickier glosses. The value is extraordinary here even after QVC shipping charges. Another great pick from Tarte for Holiday 2012.
I don’t have an exact launch date but they will be available exclusively from QVC.com shortly.
Will you indulge?
Have you tried these glosses?
Not your thing?
This review contains a sample
product sent for consideration by PR.
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