March 14, 2011

Tarte 8th World Wonder Best of The Amazon Clay Collection Review, Swatches, Photos

I hope everyone is taking advantage of the Tarte 8th World Wonder Best of The Amazon Clay Collection today! It made it official worldwide launch today on QVC and is only available at the exclusive under $50 price tag for a few short hours before it goes back up in price. The auto ship feature also ends with the Today’s Special Value so best snag it now if you’re wanting it.

I tried it out this morning and loves it!

Check it out!

Note: Apologies I’ll update later today with swatches of the foundation and before and after shots of the mascara.

By now you really don’t need me to go back into what you’ll get in this set as it went viral when I originally posted about it but here’s a recap if you’ve been living under a rock hehe!

  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Balancing Foundation SPF 15 (Your Choice of Fair, Light, Medium, Tan or Deep)
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Wear Powder Blush in Glisten
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Long Wear Eye Shadow Quad (Includes Shimmering Cocoa, Shimmering Bronze, Shimmering Sand, and Shimmering Plum)
  • Tarte EmphasEyes Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eyeliner in Golden Plum
  • Tarte Pureoptic Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Golden Pink
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Volumizing Mascara in Black
  • Tarte Foundation Brush
  • Purple Braided Makeup Bag

Not counting the large makeup bag you get with this set you’re looking at $6.80 per full size item in the set. That’s an absurdly good deal! You’re looking at eyeshadow, liner, gloss, mascara, foundation…everything you need for a full face look. The price is amazing!

I’m really enjoying the Tarte Amazonian Clay Balancing Foundation but as many of you suspected it does run very light. I got mine in medium and it was about a shade or so lighter than my tone so indeed these run pretty fair. The foundation itself is pretty brilliant. It reminds me of one of my favorite Tarte products which is the the Peaches and Cream Foundation. The formula feels like a whipped up mousse that’s extra creamy and blends oh so easily. They include a bronzer style full bushy brush to apply the foundation with which gives the finish an airbrushed effect, by the way, that brush, it’s probably worth the $50 alone. I love the flawless finish here but I also love the wear as it didn’t oxidize too quickly on me and I’m heading into hour five without a touch up.

This also includes a launch of Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Wear Powder Blush in Glisten which isn’t a shade currently available at Sephora. The shade is a cooler peach with a little glimmer to it. It reminds me of NARS Orgasm but feels a bit cooler and has a sweeter glow. The color is vibrant and has a glow-y finish that will give a healthy look to your cheeks. Wear time probably will get you through an entire day as I’ve already tried out a shade of the blush prior to this and got through an entire day with it on.

The Tarte Amazonian Clay Long Wear Eye Shadow Quad is probably my favorite piece in the collection. I only briefly skimmed the show this morning with Maureen as I was on my way out the door but it looks like the model’s on QVC were sporting a fairly different look than the one I did. They seemed to concentrate alot on the plum shade where as I went more with the warmer shades in the quad. Shades included all have a shimmer finish and include cocoa, bronze, sand, and plum. I used cocoa in my crease, bronze on my lid, sand as a highbrow highlighter, and a dash of the plum on the outer V. I wore the Tarte EmphasEyes Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eyeliner in Golden Plum on my waterline and surprisingly it goes very well. For some reason the plum of the liner and quad felt out of place with the rest of the shades but they actually add a little something to the completed look.

Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara is a solid performing mascara with a straight line plastic applicator that pulls lashes upwards and out. It doesn’t hold curl too well but it’s lightweight enough to build up for a more dramatic, fuller fringe of lashes.

Tarte Pureoptic Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Golden Pink is a sheer pale pink with a good deal of lovely shimmer. This has a minty fresh taste and a thicker formula that glides on easily and leaves behind a glossy finish. The formula has a shorter wear time, about three hours, but it wears comfortably light for such a thicker gloss and lacks a sticky, tacky feel. I’m hopeful Tarte will launch more of these as I really enjoyed the formula.

You’ll also get a full size purple makeup bag with the set. This is a roomy bag which can store a good deal of makeup. You’ll also get a generous sample of the new Tarte 100% Pure Cold Pressed Maracuja Oil from the Amazon.

Overall, the Tarte 8th World Wonder Best of The Amazon Clay Collection is probably one of the best sets I’ve seen to date from QVC this year in terms of quality and price. If you’re looking for makeup options to spruce your Spring wardrobe that will work well into Summer, this is the set for you.

Also highly recommend it to the budget shoppers out there as this is an ideal way to try out Tarte for the first time or to add to your Tarte Collection for a very small price tag, $6.80 per full time product is over a 75% savings on each item!

Seal in the auto delivery option so you can take advantage of two new seasonal color selections of this set as well!

The set is only available on auto ship and at this price for a few more hours you can purchase it at

Needless to say, this one, obviously, is very Muse Approved for purchase!

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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    This looks amazing!! Especially that big brush, and the foundation…
    I need this….. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • sara

    My ups man can’t get here quick enough!. I ordered the light for my nc 25 tone, but just ordered the medium now knowing they run light….everything looks amazing!!!!I also LOVE the amazonian illuminating serum Muse… what a glow it gives my face and foundation:). I’m a tartaholic:) lol! Thanks for posting!

    • the Muse

      sara good call! the medium is even too light for me, so def a good call ;-D I haven’t tried the serum ;-D sounds lovely! Aw my pleasure thanks for reading chica!

  • Cj

    Did anyone else look at the picture and wonder why’s there a Stila lip glaze in a Tarte collection lol ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Valentina

    Oh man, I was dreading (hoping!?! haha!) you were going to put up a review of the products before the TSV was over….you did it, you pushed me over and Auto Delivery is ordered! Hope it is worth it!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Can’t wait to try that oil too. I hope all of ours comes with the sample. I have been into oils lately (Pangea’s balancing oil and Josie’s Argan oil). P.S. I’ve never ordered on AD before but those June colors look so pretty!

    • the Muse

      LOL Valentina sorry ;-D It’s totally a steal girl I think you’ll <3 it! Yup, they def will ;-D you'll get the sample ;-D AD it so fun b/c it's like a surprise when it does come as you forget about it until it shows up on your door step ;D!

      • Valentina

        Yes, AD will be fun…but I can tell it could also be addicting and a lot of trouble! LOL! Thanks again for the review and can’t wait to try everything! And you look gorgeous in all your pics!

        • the Muse

          hells yes valentina! I already have three auto ships already…tarte, laura geller, and BE lol! ;-D too fun and too crazy! my pleasure please please let me know how you make out with the set, I really love hearing it ;-D awww you’re really TOO kind! thank you!

  • Valentina

    oh one more question, does the foundation dry matte or a dewy finish? I wonder if it will settle into fine lines..not all of us are young things with perfect skin. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • the Muse

      semi mattie valentina but doesn’t look badly on dry skin for the finish. ha I’m far from young girl but thanks! shouldn’t be a prob for finer lines as it has that creaminess that blends right in while leaving pigment behind but not product if that makes sense. It doesn’t lay on your skin but absorbs easily while still perfecting! tell me how you make out when it arrives?

  • Halifax

    Uh oh, I got medium too before seeing your review. Is there a way I can change the shade after I put in the order?

  • Marle

    Muse, I am SO glad that you put up so many extensive posts about this set! I would’ve missed out on this golden opportunity if it wasn’t for you. I just could NOT pass this offer up, and I just spent $40 this weekend at Ulta LOL!

    I can’t wait for mine to arrive! I really hope the fair foundation matches my paper-white skin. And I can’t wait to get my hands on that brusssshh ๐Ÿ˜€

    • the Muse

      marle if you got the fair it should be spot on hun it’s compared to nicole kidman’s super fair skin ;-D hopefully that’s you! jealous of your tone ;-D it’s well worth it even after an ulta haul girl ;D hugs!

  • kirsty

    A pale running foundation, you say?! NEED this in my life, still yet to find anything suitable for my skin tone!

    Shame QVC UK isn’t running this offer ๐Ÿ™

    • the Muse

      medium to full courtney. depending how much you apply and how you apply (with or without the brush).

  • Maggie

    Muse, for reference, what is your foundation shade (in MAC or other higher-end brands)? How do you think the foundation will hold up for combination/oily skin? Thanks!

    • the Muse

      hi maggie. I don’t use mac so not sure of my color nor do I use any foundations for that matter found in the US. I do use shades 1 or 2 of BB creams dunno if that is helpful but that’s my base of choice. The only other shade I can give you is Shiseido i20.

      hope this helps?

      Not sure on the combo/oily hun. It should be ok. It’s quite lightweight and blends easily without feeling heavy so oily/combo should be fine with it.

      • Maggie

        Thanks to you, Muse, I just made my first QVC purchase. ๐Ÿ™‚ Fingers crossed that that foundation works for my skin type and tone. Thanks for letting us in on the deal!

  • Jessi

    What is QVC’s return policy? I am extremely fair and am hoping that the lightest foundation color will match me, but i have a hard time finding foundations. This is the only reason I am hesitant to buy this set (who am I kidding, I’m going to anyway).

    • the Muse

      30 days Jessi. You can try the fair if it doesn’t work you can return for a full refund sans shipping if you use their return label ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Jessi

        Ohhh, I just saw the before and afters they had on their site for each skin tone. Luckily it looks my skin is an exact color match for the fair model. I’m really glad they added those… it made me want the set even more. But geez, even the medium model has super fair skin!

        Thanks so much Musey, you are the bestestest enabler in the whole world!

        • the Muse

          my pleasure jessi I just seen those too! I think they run pretty fair as even medium was pale I hope the shade you selected works hun! keep me posted, lmk if it works out for you?

  • winni

    You’re KILLING me! Haha. Enjoy. Damn though, I’m pretty sure I’m darker than you as I’m NC40, I know that means nothing to you, and I don’t use MAC foundation either, but I went in and got matched so I could reference my skintone when people do reviews….. and I ordered the medium……oh well I’ll mix it with a darker foundation. Hurry up QVC and ship mine already!

    • the Muse

      I love you for understanding me winni. it can be hug time now? people throw out mac numbers at me like I know the entire color spectrum at mac lol I haven’t a clue!??!?!?!??! I guess it would be a good idea to go in and get fitted :-D! I normally use BB Creams and that’s pretty much 1 or 2 ;-D sometimes 3! You can always return hun if it fails to work and grab the darker dear!

      • winni

        Sure! *hugs* away! ๐Ÿ™‚ Yeah, I was tired of being left out when people were comparing skin tones so I finally went in and got matched…and of course bought Gaga1 lipgloss and WW Pink Power while I was in there! Didn’t want it to be a wasted trip lol! But MAC does things strangely as they call golden or yellow undertones “cool” which I find weird. MAC just HAS to be different don’t they…sheesh. ๐Ÿ˜€
        And what?! You DON’T know the ENTIRE MAC spectrum???!!! I’m so disappointed in you Miss Muse, I thought you knew EVERYTHING. *bubble bursts, curtains fall, fairy loses it’s wings, world ends*

  • PrettyLights

    Ordered mine around 12:15 AM today! I have Dollface and Blissful in this blush and adore them… Glisten looks so lovely. I love everything I have by tarte so when I saw this set I went ahead and ordered even though I just spent $64 on the UD Naked and Show Pony palettes… thanks for the great pics, can’t wait to get it now! That brush looks soooo nice! I am excited for the foundation, I am pretty fair and use Silk Naturals mineral foundation which is nice but I am interested in trying something else… hope the shade works out for me!

    • the Muse

      my pleasure prettylights glad you grabbed it hun! ;-D I think you’ll enjoy the foundation, I was impressed with it!

  • Janine

    Yeeeeah! I didn’t order it the first time around and was disappointed that the price went back up. Snagged it, with Auto-delivery! If the foundation shade isn’t right, do I have to return the whole kit, or can i change it for the next auto delivery?

    • the Muse

      janine whole kit does need to be returned I believe but maybe call qvc CS and they can advise ;-D

  • Eva

    Hey Muse,
    I’m wondering… are you planning on getting the foundation color in Tan for your next auto-shipment?
    I can’t believe the Medium is light on you. I’m positive you’re lighter than me. I’m Korean but not too light, and I ordered the Medium, because Tan looked WAYYY too dark in the swatches you posted (btw thanks so~ much for the swatches). But now I’m really confused!!!! I use Missha perfect cover bb cream in shade 23. If you’ve used Missha before, please let me know what shade you use and maybe I can figure from there~!

    • the Muse

      Hi Eva, naa worried it’ll make my skin look dull so gonna stick with the medium ๐Ÿ™‚ it’s not too, too bad once I add blush ๐Ÿ™‚ my pleasure on the swatches, tarte was really nice to send them over. mmm shade 23 on missha, that has alot more beige in it than Tarte’s medium, you’ll find tarte runs a bit cooler. I’ll swatch tonight, I apologize for not including a swatch. I THINK I have Missha 23 hanging around some place if not I at least have 21 around which is the shade I use, do you have 21 handy?

      • Eva

        yess like you, i don’t want to be darker or duller than i need to be!! I don’t have missha 21.. I normally get the darker of 2 shades offered for bb cream (well now missha has more than 2 shades). I have been able to pull off skinfood aloe sun bb in shade 1 which i think is the lighter of the two, but i do prefer my skin to look lighter~ just not unnaturally so! if you can do a swatch, that’d be fun (for me, maybe not for you)!!
        well i think i’ll be okay either way~~ since i bought this on AD (after seeing your multiple posts!!) I’ll simply order tan for the next shipment if medium is way too light. i can mix =) I can’ t wait for it to come!! Thank you so much for posting about this kit~~ i’ve only recently started looking at QVC due to your posts~

      • Eva

        Hey Muse,
        Just wanted to let you know since you were so kind to reply — the Medium is perfect! Which is odd still because you are definitely lighter than me!! Like you I prefer lighter over darker~~ I had actually stopped using Missha 23 (even though I’m pretty sure that’s a shade match for me) because I feel like it dulls out my face. I’ve been using Skinfood Aloe BB in shade 1 for my face and I actually love the Missha BB 23 as a blemish concealer!

        • the Muse

          hi eva I’m SO so sorry for the delayed reply. I’ve been swamped silly. I’m so glad to hear that it worked!!!!!!!!! fantastic ;-D psstt I always take my shade up at least by one as my normal shade totally looks dull on me too ;-D!!!!!!!! I’m just glad this shade worked for you hun!

  • Mandy

    I went to buy it at the last minute and they are out of my foundation shade… ๐Ÿ™


    FYI, sometimes you can change shades on auto deliveries,
    worth a try with this one

    the lip gloss looks like stila or mally

  • stephanie

    just saying thanks, i ordered this after seeing one of your posts about it and it’s nice to see the full swatches. thanks for the heads up!

  • Cara

    wooohoooo! I’m scoping out qvc as I type and have it just about ready in my cart to check out. The packaging is so pretty.. matches my makeup brushes.

  • Lisa

    I love this kit! The foundation is great, but not quite as long lasting as mineral makeup is for me. Brush is worth at least $50! The blush is one of my favorite of all time and applies like a dream. But the oil is the star I think. It has made such a difference in the texture and feel of my skin in only a few days. Tarte to the rescue! Love your musing, Muse!

  • Bridget

    Thanks a bunch for putting up all the info on this kit!!!!!!! I was pondering getting this and then i saw the photos you put up yesterday and saw that you get the oil also and i was sold right then and there. This is my first QVC purchase and i cant wait to get it!!!!!

    P.S. The pics of you above are really pretty,i hope i can do my face like yours when i get this kit. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • the Muse

      aw thanks bridget you’re WAY kind ;-D

      I’m so glad you got this, I really think you’ll love it hun! ;-D Tell me whatcha think when it arrives? The oil is a very generous sample size ;-D!!!!!!

  • Barb

    I ordered this yesterday. I’ve been using Bare Minerals for my foundation and lately haven’t been liking the way my skin looks. I can’ wait to try this foundation. The brush alone looks gorgeous! Also, I love the eye colors. I also got the auto delivery. New bag, new colors! Sounds like a good deal to me ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Wendy

    Hello to all! Muse, I must say, “thank you” for putting these images up for all us gals that get so confused about ordering many types of foundation, etc online. It truly is a big help. I ended up getting a medium set and a tan set then found your site…*sigh*! I wasn’t too sure about the tan since my undertone is quite on the yellow side. I am waiting for these kits to get here as I am so excited to try this set. Keep up the good work, youre awesome!

    • the Muse

      hi wendy so sorry for the delayed reply aw my pleasure ;-D I’m so glad it was helpful! ;-D did it work for you!? Hugs!

  • Katherine

    Ugh. I can’t believe I missed out on this kit! I only just heard about it today and got so excited until I found out it was sold out! ๐Ÿ™ What a good deal, and that brush does look amazing.

  • rose

    head’s up muse– looks like the set has been reposted (original shades still) in 4 of the 5 skintones on sale for $48 again


      • rose


        I’m trying to figure out if this will be the TSV for the next tarte show (8/27) or if they’ll add another (or update the shade listings if this is the new set)

        all the tarte stuff is pretty good lately

  • Avalith

    I’ve been trying to look everywhere on your website for the Tarte’s Lights Camera Lashes mascara review or part of a review that you’ve written in a bigger review of a set of Tarte items (such as this), but I can never find a detailed review of the mascara. Are you not particularly fond of the mascara or something?