The Tarte Away Oui Go Portable Palette & Collector’s Set ($48) is a new limited edition, Ulta exclusive Tarte Holiday 2014 Gift Set featuring a slew of delicious makeup! This set is kinda cool if you want to take makeup with you on the go as the palettes inside all snap out and can be placed into a portable palette that Tarte includes with the gift set.
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The Tarte Away Oui Go Portable Palette & Collector’s Set comes in a sturdy cardboard jewelry box-like packaging. It opens to reveal four eyeshadow quads that each finish one blush each! The opposite side of the box features a quilted mirror compact that allows you to remove each of the quads for travel! You also get three deluxe Lipsurgence Lipglosses and a deluxe Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara. There are 12 Amazonian Clay Eyeshadows here and 4 Shades of Amazonian Clay Blush broken into four different palettes.
If you’re traveling for the weekend or staying at a friend or boyfriend’s place the fact you can pop in and out any quad and take it with you is a rather nice option to have as you aren’t limited to carrying around a bulky box of makeup with you. The compact is quite cute and has a soft, quilted front size decorated with pearls. The inside features a small mirror and a well for your quad. The magnetic closure is a little week on it so be careful to tuck it securely into your makeup bag less it flips open during travel. The magnet holding the quad is place is quite strong and it’s easy enough to remove the quad with a ribbon pull that’s attached to each compact.
I am a fan of the Tarte Amazonian Clay Shadow but you have to keep in mind these are not crazy pigmented and have a softer finish. I find the texture very agreeable for my finely lined eyes. They are soft, silky, easy to blend, and have excellent pigmentation. I thought the shades were much more wearable in the Away Oui Go Portable Palette & Collector’s Set compared to the ones in the Tarte Bon Voyage Collector’s Set & Travel Bag. You get a selection of both warmer and cooler shades although more warmer than cool in my opinion. There’s a gorgeous golden peach here entitled Kisses Under the Arc that I’m wearing below which I adore! The finishes vary here so you get shimmers, frosts, metallics, and mattes. All have an excellent texture including the mattes were are very soft and easy to blend! I find the Tarte Shadow formula most comparable to the silk, lighter texture of Lorac’s Eyeshadow formula.
Tarte Away Oui Go Portable Palette & Collector’s Set Swatches (Art in Montmartre, Macarons for You, Champagne and Chocolat, Kisses Under the Arc)
Tarte Away Oui Go Portable Palette & Collector’s Set Swatches (Snow Angels in Parc, Navigating the Metro, Midnight Stroll, Liason at the Louvre)
Tarte Away Oui Go Portable Palette & Collector’s Set Swatches (Marvel at the Mona Lisa, Private Chateau, Cafe for Creme Brulee, Tea for Two)
Tarte Away Oui Go Portable Palette & Collector’s Set Swatches (Secret Soiree, Champs Eysees Shopping, Stargazing on the Seine, Eiffel Tower Engagement)
The four blush shades are new colors introduced in this palette and aren’t any featured from the permanent collection although I’m sure there’s a dupe or two to be found here. The blushes are beautifully formulated with a smooth, silky texture and excellent pigment. Sometimes when you purchase palettes like this you’ll find the quality of the makeup isn’t as great as the larger permanent sizes. But I’ve only ever been disappointed with an Amazonian Clay Blush once in a palette (the recent Rainforest After Dark Eye & Cheek blush) and this are all quite excellent.
Tarte Envisioned Blush
Tarte Intrigue Blush
Tarte Irresistible Blush
Tarte Limitless Blush
I loved the Lipsurgence Glosses in this set as well but I would change the brush applicator. It was very pointy and stiff so I had a hard time apply the gloss easily. The gloss formula was thick, a little tacky, and nicely pigmented with a comfortable wear but it went on a little patchy due to the brush applicator. A little clear gloss will ease the uneven finish! Next time around a softer bristled lip brush would be welcome.
Tarte Nice Lipsurgence Lipgloss
Tarte Cannes Lipsurgence Lipgloss
Tarte Paris Lipsurgence Lipgloss
Tarte Away Oui Go Portable Palette Lipsurgence Swatches (Paris, Cannes, Nice)
If you didn’t like the darker shades offered in the Bon Voyage Set, I think you’ll love the Away Oui Go Set. This one contains far easier to wear shades in my opinion with a good deal of blushes along for the ride! So rather than one blush you get in the Bon Voyage Set you get four in this set!
Wearing Macarons for You on my highbrown, Kisses Under the Arch on the inner corner of my eye, Champagne and Chocolat on the outer eyelid with a light dusting of Intrigue Blush!
As a Tarte fan, I really liked this set. I doubt I’ll make much use of the travel option compact but as shades I’d use daily, yeah, there’s plenty here to love on!
The Tarte Away Oui Go Portable Palette & Collector’s Set is available now at Ulta and Ulta.com.
What were your thoughts?