The Tarte Tartetist ToolBox Brush Set ($44) is a new five piece double-ended makeup brush set launching shortly at Sephora and Sephora.com with the Tarte Works of Tarte Holiday 2016. Honestly, after trying out the Tarte Tarteist x @NicolConcilio Brush Set I felt pretty confidence that set had everything I needed in terms of makeup brushes.
But along came the Tarte Tartetist ToolBox Brush Set…!
Bravo Tarte for putting out not one but two different awesome brush sets! Ok, so, technically speaking I hate double-ended brushes! They just prove too difficult to store. Depending how you feel about double-ended makeup brushes this will either make or break your decision to purchase this set.
First things first, the Tarte Tartetist ToolBox Brush Set is much better than last year’s Tarte Stroke of Midnight Brush Set. I really disliked that set and felt like the improved upon the brushes considerably in this set and the @NicolConcilio Brush Set as well!
The set comes housed in a sturdy boxed clutch that can be used as an evening clutch should you like to multitask with it. The pattern is pretty jazzy though so, you might want to match it up with a vintage outfit if you’re using it as a purse. It reminds me of something Mia Farrow would carry around in Rosemary’s Baby.
The set includes:
- Double-Ended Eyeshadow Brush
- Complexion Brush
- Double-Ended Foundation Brush
- Double-Ended Cheek & Highlighter Brush
- Double-Ended Concealer Brush
All the brushes except the complexion brush is doubled-ended so, it’s like you’re getting 9 brushes instead of 5. The brushes all have lightweight yet sturdy gold handles with soft bristles that retain their shape well after washing. I purposely washed them three times and they held up well with each cleaning. I experience no shedding when wet or dry. I am absolutely in love with the Double-Ended Concealer Brush and it’s my favorite brush from this set. If anything at all, it’s actually the brush that would tip me into the buying zone. If anyone recalls the EcoTools Complexion Collection Correcting Concealer Brush this is very much like it. I disliked that brush because it was quite scratchy but Tarte’s is very soft and a perfect tool for applying concealer to an airbrushed finish under eyes. This is definitely a keeper brush!
The set isn’t entirely well rounded as it concentrates more on facial brushes versus eye ones. If you want something a little more well-rounded I think the @NicolConcilio Brush Set might be better suited for your needs as that contains a good deal of both face and eye brushes. If you need more facial brushes, this Holiday Set is the way to go!
Whichever one you choose but are excellent values. I think Tarte improved considerably on their brush sets this Holiday season! The Tarte Tartetist ToolBox Brush Set is worth indulging in if you need some new makeup brushes.
Get the Tarte Tartetist ToolBox Brush Set soon at Sephora and Sephora.com.