Tarte Journey to Natural Beauty Collection Review & Swatches
It’s a Tarte kinda day around here thanks to the new Tarte Journey to Natural Beauty Collection that launched as Today’s Special Value on QVC.
The set includes six full size products and a bag for $59 at QVC.com and can be purchased as once or sealed into an auto delivery that will get you new seasonal shades in June and November.
Let’s take a look at this brilliant little set!
So what do you get for your sixty bucks?
- Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Plummy Rose (deep rose)
- Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Foundation (Your Choice of Shades)
- Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes! Statement Mascara in Black
- Tarte One Brow Architect Brow Shaper (Your Choice of Shades)
- Tarte 12-Hour Amazonian Clay Blush in Fearless (warm pink)
- Tarte Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush
- Tarte Bag (10-1/4″L x 10-3/4″H x 1/2″W)
Fearless Blush and Plummy Rose Lipstick
Medium, Light, Fair
Deep and Tan
Deep, Medium/Tan, Fair/Light
Deep, Medium/Tan, Fair/Light
I’m not going to review all of these pieces since I’ve already swatched and reviewed them in a variety of posts I’ve done already. You can click through and find these reviews above as I’ve embedded links for you to refer back to.
I will be reviewing the overvalue of the set and some of my thoughts though.
Even after shipping you’re still looking at a rather great deal. Total cost sans tax is $66.91 with tax $72.51. Broken down, not counting the bag, that works out to $12.08 per product. Considering the foundation is $38 and the blush $26 that’s practically the cost of the entire set (sans tax and shipping) so it’s like you’re getting several other items free of charge.
One of my favorite parts about this set was the new Amazonian Lipstick as this has a buttery smooth texture as I mentioned in my original review and a nice pigment. The second best part would be the new Lights, Camera, Flashes! Mascara, again I already reviewed this, but just a brief re-mention I’m really loving the volume and length this gives my lashes.
Those addicted to owning every single shade of Amazonian Blushes will be happy to add Fearless to your collection. Tarte calls this is a warmer pink but I got more of a cooler pink from it. It kinda has a little touch of peach to it with fine golden shimmer. It’s quite pretty. I tried comparing it to other shades in my stash but didn’t really see any dupes for it that I own.
The bag is another really great extra here as it is a huge overlapping bag that is a great for traveling. You can hold a TON of products in here. I purposely included the measurements for it above so you can see how large it is. Opened up it’s about the size of a standard piece of paper.
I mentioned in a prior post I am slightly intimidated by QVC Today’s Special Value Sets that include foundation. Thankfully, if you do go into auto ship on this set, it only includes two more shipments. That’s NOT too bad. I’ve sealed myself into some sets that includes four or more sets so I was getting so MUCH powder or foundation over the course of the year, it was absurd to say the least. It is something to take into consideration if you do decide to head into an auto delivery purchase though.
What is auto delivery?
It basically means you’ll get two more sets like this one with a new lipstick shade and a new blush shade in June and November for the same low cost of $59.
You can, of course, purchase the set as a one time value at $59 as well. Auto delivery is entirely optional and you can cancel it at any time.
One other thing that didn’t work for me with this set was the Brow Pencil. I was going to head into a purchase of the set because I adore the lipstick and the blush. I finally decided I wouldn’t but this morning I decided I would. I was going to just gift the brow pencils to a friend I know who uses them. I couldn’t resist as I want the upcoming lipstick and blush shades (particularly the lipstick as I’ve fallen in love with the formula). If you don’t use a brow pencil either you might want to consider it as swap material on makeup forums or perhaps something you can gift away as for myself, personally, it’s a little bit of a waste.
Overall, this set takes things down to basics. No real emphasis on eyes with heavy shadow but more of a natural finish using mascara and a brow pencil. Simple natural cheeks and lips add to the overall natural look! I like the simplicity here and enjoy a cheeks, lips, and face set plus hey, you also got a new mascara to create dramatic lashes with for a doll-like effect to complete the look.
The value, as always with these sets, is tremendous.
It’s available today only at this special price on QVC.com
Ordered it already?
I’d love to hear your thoughts and whether or not you want!
This review contains a sample
product sent for consideration by PR.
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