Tarte Bow & Go 3-in-1 Holiday Gift Collection Review & Swatches

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The Tarte Bow & Go 3-in-1 Holiday Gift Collection has launched at QVC today! It’ll be $49 all day and includes three sets that you can keep for yourself or that can be separated into three different Holiday gifts for friends and family.

Take a look!

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The Tarte Bow & Go 3-in-1 Holiday Gift Collection includes ALL full size Tarte products so it is a steal at $49. However, it will be available on QVC for the next week or two but at that point the price goes up to $60 something dollars so now is a good time to grab it.

You get:

  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette (16 Full Size Shades)
  • 4 Tarte Lipsurgence Lip Creams
  • 2 Tarte SmolderEYES Waterproof Liners
  • 2 Tate Lights, Camera, Lash Mascara
  • Gold Ribbon/Boxes for Gifting

Both the Lip Cremes and eyeshadow shades are exclusive to QVC until 12/18.

Within the first large box you’ll find the Tarte Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette which includes 16 Full Size Eyeshadows. I haven’t compared this palette to the Tarte Gorgeous Getaways Portable Palette however, I did just briefly set it beside the Tarte of Giving Collector’s Set and they are pretty different palettes. This palette includes more essentials shades of color with shadows that have a matte, shimmer, and satin finish. The colors here are great for everyday looks that are office friendly. Colors include browns, beiges, soft roses, taupes, and a few “fun” shades like green.

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Sage Advice, Tickled Pink, Playful Plum, Radiant Rosewood

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Hot Cocoa, Beaming Bronze, Grateful Grey, Alluring Almond

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Ideal Ivory, Roasted Chestnut, Buttercream Frosting, and Pumped Up Purple

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Blissful Brown, Marvelous Mocha, Truly Taupe, and Peachy Keen

The shadows all have excellent pigment with a soft, silky, lightweight texture that blends easily. Tarte’s shadows are not comparable to Too Faced, Urban Decay, or MAC eyeshadows. They do not have that intense a pigment and are best used for softer less dramatic looks. I personally appreciate their shadow formula because they are easy to use to create soft focused eye looks especially on aging eyes. If you’re wanting intense, dramatic eyeshadow these aren’t something you’ll love.

Also included with the set are a selection of four full size Tarte Lipsurgence Lip Creams.

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Did you know that with the new Tarte Bow & Go Gift Set you get four full size Tarte Lipsurgence Lip Creme Pencils in Promise, Wonder, Thoughtful, and Precious?

The Tarte Bow & Go launches this coming Monday (November 18th) on QVC and these along with a great palette and other full size Tarte goodies can be yours.

Take a look!

The Tarte Bow & Go 3-in-1 Holiday Gift Collection has launched at QVC today! It’ll be $49 all day and includes three sets that you can keep for yourself or that can be separated into three different Holiday gifts for friends and family.

Take a look!

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The Tarte Bow & Go is a new QVC Today’s Special Value that’s launching this Monday (November 18 @ 12AM EST) for $49. It includes a variety of full size Tarte makeup products as well as a Tarte Bow & Go Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette that includes 16 full size eyeshadows.

I’ll have a review of the complete set live on Monday for the launch but here are some swatches and photos of the Tarte Bow & Go Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette.

Take a look!

The Tarte Bow & Go 3-in-1 Holiday Gift Collection includes ALL full size Tarte products so it is a steal at $49. However, it will be available on QVC for the next week or two but at that point the price goes up to $60 something dollars so now is a good time to grab it.

You get:
Tarte Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette (16 Full Size Shades)
4 Tarte Lipsurgence Lip Creams
2 Tarte SmolderEYES Waterproof Liners
2 Tate Lights, Camera, Lash Mascara
Gold Ribbon/Boxes for Gifting.

Both the Lip Cremes and eyeshadow shades are exclusive to QVC until 12/18.

Within the first large box you’ll find the Tarte Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette which includes 16 Full Size Eyeshadows. I haven’t compared this palette to the Tarte Gorgeous Getaways Portable Palette however, I did just briefly set it beside the Tarte of Giving Collector’s Set and they are pretty different palettes. This palette includes more essentials shades of color with shadows that have a matte, shimmer, and satin finish. The colors here are great for everyday looks that are office friendly. Colors include browns, beiges, soft roses, taupes, and a few “fun” shades like green.

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Tarte Bow Go Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

Sage Advice, Tickled Pink, Playful Plum, Radiant Rosewood

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Hot Cocoa, Beaming Bronze, Grateful Grey, Alluring Almond

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Ideal Ivory, Roasted Chestnut, Buttercream Frosting, and Pumped Up Purple

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Blissful Brown, Marvelous Mocha, Truly Taupe, and Peachy Keen

The shadows all have excellent pigment with a soft, silky, lightweight texture that blends easily. Tarte’s shadows are not comparable to Too Faced, Urban Decay, or MAC eyeshadows. They do not have that intense a pigment and are best used for softer less dramatic looks. I personally appreciate their shadow formula because they are easy to use to create soft focused eye looks especially on aging eyes. If you’re wanting intense, dramatic eyeshadow these aren’t something you’ll love.

Also included with the set are a selection of four full size Tarte Lipsurgence Lip Creams.

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I haven’t personally tried Tarte Lipsurgence Lip Creams before. I’d say the formula was closet to the Lipsurgence Matte Lip Tints but more of a creamy, pigmented formula and a satin finish. The Lip Cremes formula are the heaviest and best color payoff from the Lipsurgence Collection.

The creamy consistency wears solid for a good five hours and leaves a staining effect after they have worn away. They are heavier and thicker than other Lipsurgence Pencils but the texture is comfortable through the wear. They glide on without tugging and provide an opaque finish with a single application.

I personally love the Lipsurgence pencils anyway I can get them but was very impressed with the formula here. The creamy consistency wears nicely for a solid for hours and around hour five shows fading and leaves a staining effect behind. They are a bit thicker and heavier than other Lipsurgence formulas but nothing that’s uncomfortable through the wear. The texture is very creamy and glides onto lips without tugging. And as I mentioned the color pay off is excellent providing full opacity with a single application.

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Promise, Wonder, Thoughtful, Precious

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Precious

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Wonder

And in the last box we have two full size Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara as well as two smolderEyes Waterproof Eyeshadow/Liner Pencils in Fig (plum) and Matte Brown (chocolate).

I’ve been a fan of smolderEyes for a while now. They are intensely pigmented and glide on lids like melted butter. The formula is so creamy and so easy to blend! It’s just beautiful! You can sheer it out or wear it full on for a more dramatic eye look and the double sided pencil has a smudger on one end which makes it easy to smoky it out quickly!

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And of course, who can forget Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara…! Another fav of mine and I think before and after photos below speak for themselves about how well it performs!

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Lights Camera Lashes Mascara

For my look below I used Tarte Lipsurgence Lip Cream in Wonder on my lips and a bit of the Matte Brown SmolderEyes Pencil smudged all over my eyes. I just wanted to do a simple look to show you how pretty and essential the shades are for daily looks!

Needless to say the Tarte Bow & Go is a value. This actually veers away from traditional Holiday looks and gifts you instead with shades you’ll use daily. Don’t get me wrong a ton of sparkly eyeshadows and red lipsticks makes for a festive Holiday look but essentials are something you’ll be able to use throughout the use for great daily looks and Tarte’s Bow & Go Holiday Gift Collection includes plenty of great shades to create endlessly great looks throughout the year.

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That means it makes for a perfect gift and keeps on giving!

Grab it this today at QVC.com.

And if you sign up for auto delivery a new seasonal set (at the same price) will arrive to you in April! You can see April’s shipment including shade names by clicking here!

Did you order the Bow & Go set?

Do share!

  • 11/18/13 13:59 lyz:

    That’s a huuuugeee steal, even at $60…considering one lipsurgence costs $24, and you get four of them, plus a ton of other products.

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  • 11/18/13 17:12 Amber:

    I ordered this set this morning! It was just over $60 with tax & shipping & I got it on easy pay! So excited!

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  • 11/18/13 18:03 JoElla:

    I caved, hope I like it! Also secured auto delivery.

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    • 11/19/13 13:14 the Muse:

      update me when it arrives jo curious what you’ll think!

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  • 11/19/13 13:23 Melissa B:

    Great review. I ordered this yesterday and it was a no-brainer. First, it was on easy pay and I love me some easy pay. Second, Lights Camera Lashes is one of my favorite mascaras but I never buy it without there being some kinda sale or deal (like this one). It’s almost $40 for the mascara if sold separate and you get so many other products with it. Great value! I love their lipsurgences and kinda kicking myself for having my husband buy me the set of 8 minis for Christmas already, but it’s not like I won’t use them. The eyeshadows are perfect for me–every day colors I can wear to work and blend easily. I’m excited to get this! And a month ago I got the Tarte of Giving set cause I loved everything in it. It’s a Tarte Christmas for me lol.

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    • 11/19/13 13:26 the Muse:

      yay enjoy melissa! happy Tarte Christmas :D

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  • 11/21/13 4:35 Keren:

    I just placed my order and I can’t wait to get it!! Thanks for this awesome review! this is all I needed to convince me that I need this in my life.

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    • 11/21/13 15:27 the Muse:

      my pleasure enjoy it keren!

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  • 11/22/13 17:03 Katy:

    I have to say, Muse, I disagree with your opinion on Tarte’s shadows. I think that with the right brush and a little patience, you can create gorgeous dramatic looks with this palette! I know Too Faced, UD, Lorac, etc. seem to swatch with one swipe, but I kind of like Tarte’s buildability; I think it makes the colors more versatile. Last night, I did a smokey eye with sage advice and playful plum in the outer v, crease and lower lashline. It was quite pretty :)

    I also have a question…any chance we’ll get to see your lovely locks anytime soon? I only ever catch a glimpse of your colorful headbands!

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  • 11/23/13 3:51 Heather:

    Holy crud, this is a nice set! I love Tarte makeup period and I love the simple beauty of their packaging too!

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