Tarte fans are likely overjoyed by this release and likely eager to get their hands on the Bon Voyage Collector’s Set & Travel Bag but were waiting on a review and swatches!
So here they are!
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The Tarte Bon Voyage Collector’s Set & Travel Bag is the same price as last year’s Tarte of Giving Collector’s Set & Travel Bag and does contain fewer items. Last year you got 20 shadows, 8 mini lipglosses, a deluxe Maracuja Oil, deluxe Maracuja Eye Cream, Amazonian Clay Blush, Cheek Stain, and a Deluxe Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara.
This year you get 20 Eyeshadows, Deluxe Lights Camera Lashes Mascara, Cheek Stain, Full Size Lipsurgence Gloss and Lip Tint, Deluxe Maracuja Oil, and Deluxe Smooth Operator Finishing Powder. Last year you didn’t get the Finishing Powder so you can count this as a replacement for the eye cream. And you aren’t getting eight mini lipglosses however, you are getting one full size Lip Tint Pencil and one Full Size Lipgloss so for me this counts for those eight glosses you’re missing out on. I know some folks expressed that it felt like less but to me it feels like it evened itself out. Although I do wish this year’s set also included a powder blush! That I did miss!
This year you get flat purple and gold train case that houses everything. It has a pocket you can keep brushes in or a compact/palette etc…with a deep well for storing essentials. Last year’s roll out travel bag was purple in color sans design. The nice thing about last year’s bag is it’ll travel well with this year’s since it’s a solid color and doesn’t have a design so you can play match up and travel with both bags without fear of them clashing. The bag is very, very nice and very much apart of what makes the collection so pretty.
The palette is the showcase of the collection featuring 20 full size Amazonian Clay Eyeshadows. I find there are two groups of makeup lovers out there that consist of those that love Tarte’s shadow formula and those that don’t. I happen to like them a lot. They aren’t Urban Decay, they aren’t MAC, they are however, beautifully textured for my drier eyes! I find their eyeshadow formula is soft, buttery, and quite velvety. This palette contains a mix of both matte, metallic, and shimmer shades. All the shades were nicely pigmented without any chunky glitter or shimmer. I’m actually a very big fan of Tarte’s matte shadows because they are quite soft and silky however, some of the darker mattes were a bit patchy during application and worked better as an eyeliner versus an all over shadow due to the rich pigment and the patchiness during application. The shades have a mix of cooler and warmer shades but there are more warmer colors versus cooler ones. I find myself wishing they included more neutrals as some of the darker colors which make up a third of the palette didn’t do my drier, finely lined eyes any favors when used as an all over color!
Tarte Bon Voyage Collector’s Set Eyeshadow Palette
Tarte Bon Voyage Collector’s Set & Travel Bag Swatches (Boudoir Noir, My Own Cotes Du Rhone, Palace of Versaille, Moulin Rouge, I Think I Cannes)
Tarte Bon Voyage Collector’s Set & Travel Bag Swatches (Too Haute to Handle, Bastille in the Night, Fall in Love, Provence Upon a Time, Eiffel for You)
Tarte Bon Voyage Collector’s Set & Travel Bag Swatches (Le Cordon Bleu, On a Good Notre Dame, Play Nice, Marseille The World, C’est la Vie)
Tarte Bon Voyage Collector’s Set & Travel Bag Swatches (French Riviera, Take On Bordeaux, Chantilly Lace, Merci You Later, No Champagne No Gain)
I admit I was tickled they included a new Limited Edition Cheek Stain in a shade entitled Muse. The color is a soft mauve-y nude that adds more highlight to my cheek bones than color. It’ll really depend on your skin tone how this works out for you. Warmer complexion may find it adds a glow sans much color where as cooler complexions will find it gives their cheeks a soft, focused peachy glow. It has a light lemon-y fragrance with a soft, gel texture that blends easily with a wear of around three hours on my face (I typically can’t get longer wear with Tarte’s Cheek Stain formula on my drier skin).
The Lipsurgence Lipgloss in Visionary is my new favorite shade! This is a beautiful peach nude. It is sheerer but it nudes my lips out enough to give a very natural look. Likey! The texture has a slightly tacky finish but lightweight with a wear of around four hours. It has a nice shiny finish with just the hint of color! To accompany the gloss they include a pretty apricot shade of Lipsurgence Lip Tint entitled Romantic. This is has a fully opaque finish with a sweet peppermint taste and a high sheen finish. Tarte Lipsurgence Lip Tint Pencils are my very favorite lip pencils so I’m happy to get a new shade to try out in this set!
Tarte Bon Voyage Collector’s Set & Travel Bag Swatches (Lipsurgence Tint in Romantic, Lipsurgence Lipgloss in Visionary, Cheek Stain in Muse)
Tarte Visionary Lipsurgence Lipgloss
Tarte Romantic Lipsurgence Lip Tint
The other goodies you get a deluxe size of Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara which by the very way has a new plastic tube. I wonder if the full size will start embracing this new packaging? Typically it comes in a fabric-like wrapped barrel but now the entire barrel is plastic. Very handy as I find the fabric gets a little messy when handled often. I love this formula as it gives me super length, great volume, and it removes easily. You also get Maracuja Oil which is a fabulous overnight facial oil (it’s a bit too rich for me to use in the day) that adds plenty of hydration to skin as well as under eyes (I prep with it prior to concealer) and of course a transparent Amazonian Smooth Operator Clay Finishing Powder to set with. This is a transparent, silky finish powder that blends easily and doesn’t adhere to drier areas for a very smooth finish.
I was happy with the Tarte Bon Voyage Collector’s Set & Travel Bag overall. If I had to change anything about the set I’d want them to include a powder blush and perhaps lighten up on some of the darker mattes as I did find those unwearable. Aside from this I was quite pleased with everything else! It’s a value and it’ll make a very, very beautiful gift for any makeup lover!
With Lipsurgence Lip Tint on my lips and No Champagne No Gain Eyeshadow
With Lipsurgence Lipgloss on my lips and No Champagne No Gain Eyeshadow
The Tarte Bon Voyage Collector’s Set & Travel Bag is available exclusively at Sephora and Sephora.com.
ill you be purchasing it?