November 10th you’ll be able to get your greedy hands on the Tarte Sweet Indulgence’s 3 in 1 Holiday Gift Set kids! The Tarte Sweet Indulgence’s 3 in 1 Holiday Gift Set will debut as the QVC Today’s Special Value on November 10th for $59.97. This gift set can be kept all for yourself or break it down to create three unique makeup lover gifts to give.
The set is available as a one time shipment and includes 16 Tarte Colored Clay Eyeshadows as well as 2 Brand New Shades of Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush, 2 Exclusive Lipsurgence Lip Cremes, Lipsurgence Lipgloss, 3 Limited Edition Eyeliners, and 2 Full Size Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascaras.
Crazy amount of makeup there isn’t it?
The Tarte Sweet Indulgence’s 3 in 1 Holiday Gift Set comes housed in a gift box that includes three removable sleeve which contain the makeup. Each sleeve is a gift box itself and flips open to reveal three different sets of makeup. The first box contains two eyeshadow palettes that contain eight shadows each, the 2nd sleeves contains blush and lip products, and the third houses your liners and mascara. If you want you can take a palette each, one blush, mascara, and eyeliner and create two different gifts or you can gift each of the boxes away as three different gifts just the way they are. But let’s be honest, at this price, we can afford to give a friend the entire set or keep it all for ourselves.
Two full size Tarte Blushes would cost you $52 so for $8 bucks more you not only get two blushes but also 16 eyeshadows, three eyeliners, two full size mascaras, and three full size lip products. No matter how you do the math this is a killer deal.
Now for the fun part….
If you love the set and want MORE you can order it on QVC Auto Delivery. This means you’ll get two more sets over the course of the next year which will include new seasonal shades in the same gift set for the same low price. You’ll pay for each set WHEN IT ships (not before) and you can expect brand new colors and possibly new items in each of the two shipments (more info to follow on what will be included in those next shipments, stay tuned).
I really love that Tarte went a little smaller this year with the palette. Instead of getting one larger palettes with the 16 shades they broke it down into two smaller, easier to travel with palettes that contain eight shades each. Each palette is made from a sturdy cardboard with a magnetic closure. You get a good deal of both warm and cooler shades in the palettes in a variety of matte, satin, and shimmer finishes. I think it’s safe to say the cool vs warm aspect is split right down the middle so you’ll look at a nice variety of colors from soft browns and beige, plums, dusky pinks, and taupes. The mattes are soft and silky and the satin and shimmer shades have a thin, buttery texture that applies easily. I only had an issue with one shade which was Cinnamon Latte, it was drier than the other shades and applied patchy. Aside from that all the other shades were soft, silky, and Tarte’s typical shadow formula. I do wish the colors were set up in a way that inspire me to create looks. They seemed a little mismatched together…I kinda wish they had paired them up or even set them up in quads that went well together. I just felt like the colors were a little mismatched so you do have to use a little imagination to pair up and contrast the colors. Tarte includes a card with directions to create two different looks using the palettes and the contents of the entire set with easy to follow steps.
(I just placed a blush on top of the palette you can get a feel for the size of each palette! They are quite nicely sized for travel)
Tarte Sweet Indulgence’s 3 in 1 Holiday Gift Set Eyeshadow Swatches (Cinnamon Latte, Bronze Cuff, Feeling Grey-t, Espresso Yourself)
Tarte Sweet Indulgence’s 3 in 1 Holiday Gift Set Eyeshadow Swatches (Vanilla Candles, Coming Up Roses, Hazelnut Bon Bons, Champagne Bubble Bath)
Tarte Sweet Indulgence’s 3 in 1 Holiday Gift Set Eyeshadow Swatches (Wind Down Brown, Pampered Pink, Dare to Be Gold, Show Plum Love)
Tarte Sweet Indulgence’s 3 in 1 Holiday Gift Set Eyeshadow Swatches (Pinky Promise, Taupe of the World, You Look Mauveless, Just Malt Away)
The two exclusive shades of Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in Pampered and Savored are likely the most exciting part of the gift set for me and I’m sure many of you. I love Tarte Blush so these are a welcome edition to my collection. Pampered is described as a soft melon but it’s more of warm orange-y peach. This had a drier texture and felt a little chalky but it applied very well. Savored is described as a golden rose but it almost has a plummy rose element to it in the pan. It applies as a bronze-y rose on my cheeks. This also had a very stiff texture and the initial layer was really dense! My brush would not pick up color at all so I ended up using a kabuki to break it down. After a few swirls the texture loosens up a good deal. It applies with a really pretty glow but the density proves challenging to work with at times so you need a little patient. Both shades wore for a solid 12 hours before I removed them without fading.
Tarte Amazonian Blush Swatches (Pampered and Savored)
Tarte Pampered Amazonian Blush
Tarte Savored Amazonian Blush
Tarte includes Indulging Lipsurgence Lipgloss in this set which is a pretty bright rose that provides a nice tint of sheer color with a minty taste and fragrance. The formula is slightly tacky yet lightweight and comfortable. It wears for about for hours with a nice glossiness and a bit of pretty color. The Lipsurgence Lip Creme is actually a formula exclusive to QVC you get two, full size exclusive shades with this gift set. The texture reminds me of Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipstick or the original Tarte Matte Lipt Tints as it’s very creamy, very pigmented, and has a creamy matte finish. It’s quite a heavy texture but has a really rich, creamy texture that glides onto lips with tugging and wears very comfortable for a few hours
Tarte Sweet Indulgence’s 3 in 1 Holiday Gift Set Lip Product Swatches (Wonder, Rare, Indulging)
Tarte Indulging Lipsurgence Lipgloss
Tarte Rare Lipsurgence Lip Creme
Tarte Wonder Lipsurgence Lip Creme
It may seem excessive to some but I’m happy they included two full size Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascaras in this set as it’s something I use daily. I love this mascara! It’s easy to remove, wears well without smudging or flaking, and happens to be one of the few mascaras that actually gives my lashes nice length and good volume! Yay!
Unfortunately I did not like the Tarte Eyeliners in this set. They weren’t as creamy as Tarte’s regular range of eyeliners and felt more like a drier, denser version of the liners from the Tarte Eye Opening Holiday Eyeliner Set. The liners had fairly good pigment but on my drier eyes they tugged a good deal during application and didn’t smudge easily. I’m so spoiled with the creamier, slicker texture of the SmolderEYES Eyeliner that these felt too dense and too dry in comparison.
Tarte Sweet Indulgences 3 in 1 Holiday Gift Set Eyeliner Swatches (Charcoal, Plum, Bronze)
Tarte Bronze Eyeliner
Tarte Charcoal Eyeliner
Tarte Plum Eyeliner
If you’re comparing the Tarte Sweet Indulgence’s 3 in 1 Holiday Gift Set to last year’s Bow & Go Gift Set this year you’re getting a bit more variety as the original set did not include blushes. Last year’s set included 24 items and this year you’re getting 26!
There’s really no denying the Tarte Sweet Indulgence’s 3 in 1 Holiday Gift Set is truly a steal and will make a beautiful gift. I had a few hiccups with the blushes and the eyeliners just weren’t great for me but everything else was a go. It’s a nice selection of Tarte for those who love the brand and will make a great introduction for those who never tried it.
Stay tuned Monday I’ll have lip swatches and an FOTD using the set!
It launches November 10th on QVC.com!
Will you be purchasing it?