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Tarte Spring Collection 2009

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Spring Collections are a poppin’ ladies! It’s coming at you full force as all the beauty sites and counters are updated with the pretties for the upcoming Spring season! Today I bring you the tale of the Tarte Spring Collection for 2009.

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DuWop isn’t the only one thinking about Anti-Aging foundations. Is this the latest craze? Tarte ReCreate Anti-Aging Foundation with Wrinkle Rewind will rid your face of wrinkles while giving a soft, flawless look.

A perfect swirl of color to add to cheeks and lips with the new Tarte: A Perfect Whirled Cheek Stain that combines a soft coral and pink for beautifully blushing cheeks and as with the foundation no additives or parabens.

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The Muse is all about anything to help her bottom lashes to look longer and fuller! Wimpy lower lashes=so not cool! Tarte Bottoms Up Lower Lash Mascara promises to coat every single one of my bottom lashes and make them full and lovely looking!

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We all need a little pick me up palette for Spring! Check out Tarte Spring Greening Straw Palette! Contains 6 Tarte Eyeshadows, three tarte mini glosses, an applicator, and a reusable straw bag. Aww sweet!

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If you’re all about natural you’ll be happy to know all of the above products contain none of the following ingredients:

  • Parabens
  • Petro-Chemicals
  • Phthalates
  • Sulfates
  • Dyes
  • Talcs
  • Fragrances

All in all a rather nicely made up Spring Collection for Tarte and sometime to look forward to for those who are conscious of what goes into their cosmetics!

What do you think?

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Tarte Purse Your Lips Review and Swatches

The Muse thinks the best value of the season comes tucked in a purple and silver clutch! Tarte Purse Your Lips Limited Edition LipGloss Clutch is the hostess with the mostess when it comes to stashing away not 3, not 5, not even 6….but 9 glosses!

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If you’re looking for a nice little luxe gift to give someone special this is honestly a super little kit (but then again you know you’re so keeping this for yourself!). I couldn’t resist it’s evil lure for long and now it’s mine, mine, mine! This is one of the only gloss sets I’ve seen with so much choice available. Most gloss gift sets include 5 or at the most 6 mini glosses where as the Tarte Purse Your Lips includes 9 shade selections! Sweet! The Muse likey variety! Remember she thinks it’s the spice of life!

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I’m normally a big supporter of Tarte’s standard purple quilted packaging but I was actually pleasantly surprised by how much I liked the new gold and purple design. The clutch the glosses come stashed in is quite a nice, heavy clutch with a snap front closure, a hard shell, and a croc-like feel. It’s a welcome addition to my holiday wardrobe and great for toting around to holiday parties and such! Honestly half the price tag is well worth the clutch alone as it’s a nice quality item.

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The glosses tucked inside range from reds, to shimmering golds, to browns, and clears…a little something for everyone is included and I can’t honestly say any shade didn’t work for me! They are all quite gorgeous and pigmented too! The glosses are tiny so don’t expect full size or normal standard mini sizes, they are cute little pocket friendly pieces. I actually don’t mind the size in the least as I have so many glosses already that these are nice to tuck into my purse for touch ups and I’m not worried about whether or not I’ll be able to use it all up.

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Breaking down the price of $39 USD you’re looking at $4.33 USD per a gloss….I think the glosses themselves, taking size into consideration, are worth about $3.50 USD so the Muse says throw the change in for the cute clutch and I think it’s well worth it’s price tag.

If you love Tarte you’re so going to want it! If you have a cosmetic junkie in your life it’s an ideal gift or if you’re just wanting to expand your growing gloss collection then the Tarte Purse Your Lips Lipgloss Clutch Gift Set is definately for you!

The Muse Approves it for purchase! She thinks it’s cute, chic, and has tons of variety…variety is always approved by this Muse! Likey!

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Did you already grab one of these?

Want to get one?

Spill it to the Muse!

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Tarte Friends and Family 40% Off Coupon Code

Snag some Tarte for yourself and friends at a 40% Discount! Yay! Using promo code FF08 and get 40% off your total order at Tarte!

Click to start shopping!

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Tarte The Vanity Palette Review and Comparison to Tarte We Wish You Wealth

I think the biggest question this Holiday Season is “Do I really need Tarte The Vanity Palette?”. If you indulged in last year’s Tarte We Wish You Wealth Palette you may have asked yourself this question a dozen times already. I know I’ve wondered should I indulge and I know my great friend, Iris, has wondered the same thing! I got quite a few emails as well asking me, “Muse, do I really need this palette?”

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So….that’s why you have your Muse…she’s here to make the important decision for you!

And the answer is….

Yes, you need Tarte’s new holiday palette!

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If you already have Tarte’s We Wish You Wealth Palette chances are you’re thinking that the colors in the new Vanity palette are all similiar. I’m here to reassure you that the colors are probably somewhat similar but when comparing the two I felt like this year’s shades are quite vibrant compared to last year. Rest assured ALL the colors are brand new even if they look somewhat like shades released from last year!

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The palette has been slightly revamped as they have done away with a good portion of the stains, liners, etc..that were housed in the third tier. This means the palette is slightly smaller in content when compared to what you got last year however it doesn’t take away from the value of the palette. Tarte also made a very smart move keeping the price at $52 USD and not raising it. This shows a good, fair sport in the cosmetic world and value for it’s customers. While many companies have taken the high route and raised prices by $2-$3 or more, we, at the very least, have a palette to keep us happy with a good deal of bang for our $52 USD and not an inflated price tag. Tarte We Wish You Wealth had a huge cult following last year and many, many cosmetic junkies far and wide purchased it. Of course, most companies would raise the price on an item that sold so well however Tarte did not. They kept the price as is and that along deserves props as far as the Muse is concerned!

This year’s palette you get:
16 shadows
16 glosses
1 Mascara
1 Bronzer
1 Luminizer
4 Powder Blushes

Last year you got:
16 Shadows
16 Glosses
4 Gel Eyeliners
4 Cheek Stains
3 24/7 Lip Sheers
1 Eyelid Primer
1 Luminizer

As you can see the third tier of the palette has changed a good deal. Last year you ended up with total of 12 items and this year you’ll be getting 7 items (6 if you aren’t counting the mascara). Whether this is disappointing or not remains to be seen for me. I guess taking away the 24/7 Lip Sheers is not too upsetting as you’re already getting 16 glosses and really don’t need more lip products however I think I will miss the liners. The lid primer I didn’t use so that’s perfectly fine that it was removed. Even though a few items were taken away I do think that the more compact version has taken away from the overwhelming feeling of last year’s palette.

The shadows in this year’s palette seem to have a more vibrant look. Last year the shadows looked washed up and really didn’t excite me where as this year I’m honestly in love with almost every single shade. The glosses have taken on more of a deeper tone and don’t contain as many pinks but lean more towards richer, deeper reds.

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I’m unsure as of yet how I feel that the stains have been replaced by powder blushes. I haven’t tried the powder blushes yet but they look a little too light and may not show up well on my skin but we shall see.

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I’m happy to see that the luminizer is a large size as I did enjoy the creamy shimmer this gave my cheeks last year. And finally the bronzer I’m not completely sure about but I think I’ll like that.

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I have two minor rants about the palette.

1. I hate the fact they only include two brushes. I’d really appreciate a few strategically placed sponge applicators here and there and maybe a mini blush brush too.

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2. The palette swings open and contains a total of 3 tiers which stack on top of each other when closed. Although each tier has a thin sheet of plastic on top to protect the contents, I did notice last year as I used the shadows, blushes, etc…things started becoming messy. So you do have to take extra care when using the palette otherwise you can end up with a major mess!

Aside from those rants I think the palette is a great deal for the season! It honestly makes an ideal gift or, if we are honest with ourselves, a perfect purchase for yourself!

Taking all items into consideration and breaking up the $52 USD price tag you’ll end up paying $1.62 USD per an item which honestly, considering the size of each shadow, gloss, etc…is a great deal.

Overall, I do think it’s worth purchasing for yourself especially if you don’t already have a huge makeup collection. This has a slew of items to create over 30 looks at the very least!

Tarte did a great job with it’s We Wish You Wealth Palette and that’s just carried over into another wonderful piece of work with it’s brand new The Vanity Palette!

The Muse likey and approved it for purchase!

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Tarte Cosmetics 30% Sale and Coupon Code

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Haul your Tarte Holiday goodies now and get 30% Off at Tarte by using code luckybreaks7

Sadly, they do not have the brand new Tarte Vanity Palette however they do have the new Holiday Cheek Stains and Gloss Sets!

Click here to start shopping now!

Happy Hauling!

Stop back and tell the Muse whatcha get! I already have the gloss set in my cart and debating on the cheek stains!

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