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Tarte Holiday Collection 2008

It’s too early I tell ya! It’s just too damn early to be talking about Holiday Collections now when the leaves are just about to turn color!

But…talk about it I will…..

The Tarte Holiday Collection 2008 is shaping up rather nicely with a tempting array of goodies packaged beautifully and ready for gift giving.

As all years prior you’ll be getting plenty of bang for your buck this year from Tarte and they have packed up a considerable amount of product with a small price tag!

As with all years prior they are releasing a new Tarte Cheek Trio for $25 USD. The trio contains three mini cheek stains housed in a cute gold pouch!

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Loving, simply loving the Tarte Purse Your Lips Clutch! This clutch includes nine limited edition shades of lipgloss for $39 USD!

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And finally you might recall the amazing hype and excitement over Tarte’s We Wish You Wealth palette. This year you can get excited about the Tarte The Vanity Palette!

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You’ll get:
16 Shades of Gloss
16 Shadows
1 Mascara
Bronzer
Luminizer
4 Blushes
Makeup Brushes

The palette remains the same price as last year at $52 USD!

All in all Tarte Holiday 2008 is definitely shaping up nicely with plenty of great gift giving options for yourself or friends and family!

Lemming any of Tarte’s Holiday Collection for yourself?

Loving that extra large palette?

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Check out last year’s Tarte We Wish You Wealth Palette

Tarte Berry Couture Set Review

Tarte Peaches and Cream Foundation Review

Tarte EmphasEye Eye Pencil Review

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Tarte Limited Edition Berry Couture All Natural Stain Set Review

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You’ll notice many smoky eyes this season and plenty of vampy lips that sport goth purple and popping red shades.

Tarte did do mysterious eyes this season with it’s new Eye Couture Day to Night Palette. And they definately took on the beautiful smoky eye that’s favored around the Fall with it’s new Indelible Wink shade. Check out more of the Tarte Fall Collection entitled “Health Couture” by clicking here.

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But Tarte took a step back, looked at Fall, and decided simplicity rules the Season. Be it Summer, Winter, Spring or Fall blushing pink cheeks and just bitten lips are obviously always in style.

Looking Fresh and Healthy wearing Tarte’s Limited Edition Berry Couture Set
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Which is why I couldn’t resist indulging my need for blushing cheeks and just lovely pink lips by getting my hands on the new Tarte Limited Edition Berry Couture Collection. This collection includes a Berrylicious Cheek Stain and a dual ended lipstain gloss duo. If you’re anal about parabens you’ll be happy to know the set is paraben free and contains good for you ingredients.

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I was surprised to see that the Cheek Stains have improved over time. It’s been a while since I tried one and I recall they used to be domed with a clear plastic cover and much more prone to leak (even though they are solids) when you first unscrewed the lid. The formula has obviously improved with age and they are now completely flat topped and not as melty and messy as they once were. I like this new design and formula alot. The flat top of the product keeps the lid from squishing into the product thus creating that messy leak that you’d get from previous versions. Well done Tarte on improving this!

Yay New design prevent leaks and squishy cheek stain!
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If you like a natural, very simple look this is the kit for you. A quick swipe of stain across both cheek bones and blend with your finger tips! Done, beautiful! Follow up with a swipe of stain for your lips and a little gloss on top.

Simple and beautiful for the Fall well into the Winter, through the Spring, and right on into Summer.

Fresh and Beautiful is always in style no matter what the Season!

Might the Muse suggest applying Tarte Cheek Stain and following up with a quick swipe of my personal favorite bronzer! The combination of blushing cheeks and beautiful bronze gives a healthy, fresh look.

You can pick up Tarte’s Berry Couture at both Tarte’s site and Sephora.

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Check out my lovely mate Iris’s great love for Tarte’s Cheek Stain!

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Enjoy some past Tarte posts!

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Tarte We Wish You Wealth Palette

Tarte Double Dose Lipgloss Review

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Summer Must Have Makeup: Tarte Peaches and Cream Oil-Free Powder Foundation Review

I recently read about Tarte Peaches and Cream Oil-Free Powder Foundation over at 15 Minute Beauty Fanatic.

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After reading Christine’s raving review I promptly looked up more reviews for the product and decided I must haves it now! Let me tell you there are quite a few raves surrounding this little product. Although I’m a Tarte fan this is the first time I’ve even heard about this. The worst part about the entire product is it’s freaking limited edition! Ugh! How awful is that? What convinced me further to want to try this out was I got at least ten e-mails over the past two weeks asking “Muse have you tried Tarte Peaches and Cream Foundation?” and I sadly had to say no that I never even heard about it!

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This is probably thee best product you’ll run across at the moment that offers really good yet light coverage plus dries down to a matte, powder finish which is perfect for those humid, hot days. I probably can’t get away with wearing this in the Winter when my skin is drier but right now when I’m sporting a bit of oily skin it’s pure perfection.

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A little tiny dab goes a long way. Simply squirt a small amount on your fingertip and go to town smoothing it down the sides of your nose and spreading outwards to your cheeks, under your lip line, sides of chin, etc….these are areas I need coverage as those are dull spots for me and also shadowy. After this I have a beautiful working canvas for the rest of my makeup or since the coverage is so natural I can simply leave the house with this on and some gloss!

It contains plenty of good for you ingredients like vitamins a, c, and e plus it has an SPF of 20 which is a total plus for me! The color does appear slightly strange. It has a very weird orange beige tinge however it does blend in flawlessly in and leaves my skin looking fresh and awake!

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In my quest for perfect, flawless skin Tarte Peaches & Cream definately gets added to my Summer Must Have list! The fact that it offers excellent coverage while remaining light and natural plus keep my skin matte in the Summer sun makes it a perfect addition to my Summer Must Have Makeup List!

The Muse sportin’ some Tarte Peaches and Cream!
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As you can see from my FOTD (excuse my tired eyes! Didn’t have much sleep last night eep!) the foundation gives a rather fresh, dewy look to my skin!

This retails for $35 USD however allow me to direct you to Tarte’s site now and get 40% off during their Friends and Family Sale! Click!

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In a world of Yay and Nay this one gets a big yay! The Muse likes it! Alot!

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Tarte Eyelash Curler Review

Tarte Double Dose Lipgloss Review

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Tarte Double Dose Lipgloss Review

Summer is here which would make me very late reviewing these! Eep!

I’ve had Tarte’s Double Dose Berry Boost & Gloss tucked away for the better part of a month and I just broke into them this week!

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I get a bit hyper when it comes to innovative, unique packaging and Tarte gets the award for coolness with these new glosses! The lipgloss tube consists of two chambers which you can press to release more color versus more shine. Press the middle and you can slick on some nicely pigmented lip color. Press the center and you get a burst of shiny gloss to wear on it’s own or on top of the lip color. Cool right? The taste is a sweetly minty fresh cocktail which is definately approved by the Muse as I adore my glosses to have flavor but hey why you’re ingesting your Tarte Double Dose Lipgloss don’t forget that it’s packed full of good stuff for your skin! Cool now I’m not so worried about the poisons of chewing off my gloss/lipstick!

I tried out Pomegranate Punch which is a beautiful sparkling red and Go Go Goji which is a cross between a pink and a coral. Pigmentation was excellent and I liked the fact that these weren’t sticky or tacky plus as I mentioned they were quite tasty!

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I rarely go without staining my lips prior to gloss but I easily got away with using these on their own as they are packed full of color and depending on how much you layer you can do a natural or loud look!

Sporting Pomegranate Punch for a just kissed pucker!
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Sporting Go Go Goji for a natural lip look!
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Each tube will set you back $21 USD which does seem a tad bit high but the color payoff is excellent plus they slick on like an absolute dream so you get what you pay for quality wise!

Even though I’m a bit late reviewing these will take me safely from Spring to Summer for some gorgeous looking lips!

The Muse is loving Tarte Double Dose Lipglosses at the moment!

How about you?

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Tarte Eyelash Curler Review

I haven’t had too much experience with spring eye lash curlers but the one experience I did have wasn’t a great one. Honestly, I think I was scarred for life after trying out the Sana Excel Spring Curler. Can you say ouch?

I’m not talking about a season. When I mention “spring” I’m talking about the spring action of the curler. Tarte’s curler isn’t a traditional manual curler that you press and hold down. The Tarte Picture Perfect Eyelash Curler has a spring back handle which you press to curl and it slowly springs back when you release.

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Holy cow that sounded technical and stuff!

Honestly, I’ve never understood the concept of the”spring” action so don’t ask me to explain it! My brain might explode if I attempt an explanation!

I do admit to having a deep fondness and possible love affair with my Shu curler but I will go so far as to say that I’m digging the Tarte curler.

For $15 USD I’d say this is definately worth peeking at as the price is nice and right.

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First of all the packaging of course got me. I love that the handles are a beautiful light lilac shade. What can I say I’m a sucker for stuff that’s purple!

The curler fits very comfortable in my hand and I like the forward design of the handles. Press forward and your lashes curl up beautifully! Very easy to operate and none of the drama of stick your fingers into the handle! Just press the first handle forward until it touches the other and Bob’s your Uncle!

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The curler is a nice small size as well for easy storage and travel. It’s quite tiny and compact which I really love! It fits the contour of my eye perfectly and I experienced no pinching which was a relief considering my bad experience with the Sana Curler!

I’m slightly concerned about the size and the generous curve of the curler. Although it fits my eye perfectly well I think this isn’t such a great option for Asian girls (or guys).

My Shu curler has a very generous and straight line (with a slight tilt upward) which I think fits an Asian eye very well and pulls shorter lashes up and out where as the Tarte curler doesn’t have a straight line. It curves upwards and has a smaller size which doesn’t cover a “straighter” eye area if that makes sense.

I really like it. Actually I like it so much I’m going to slap a hearty Muse Approve for purchase on it! However, if you’re of some Asian descent I think checking this out in person at your local Sephora would be a good idea. Take a look at the design and see if you feel it will fit your eye correctly!

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All in all I really liked this curler! Of course I have a hidden motive for doing a review on this curler! You can get a free Tarte Eyelash Curler when you spend $40 USD at Tarte! Wahoooooo! Use Coupon Code: May08 and score yourself a free curler with your purchase!

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Check out the Tarte Summer Collection by clicking here and add some to your cart to grab your free curler!

Happy Shopping!

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Take a walk through my past and read all about the Tarte Wish You Wealth Palette from the Holiday Collection! Click!

All eyes on you! Click here to read my review on Tarte’s EmphasEyes High Definition Pencil!

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