September 6, 2011

Tarte Soft & Smoky 5 Piece Color Collection

Fans of the Tarte 8th World of Wonder Best of the Amazon 7 Piece Clay Collection will be highly interested in this limited edition, Soft & Smoky 5 Piece Color Collection available exclusively at Ulta.

Take a look!

I know, I understand…if you have that collect ’em all disease and already indulged in the World of Wonder Set you’re probably itching to get your hands on the Tarte Soft & Smoky Color Collection.

This set features all the great products you loved from the World of Wonder Set but in new, exciting shades (it’s also sans the foundation).


  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette in Soft & Smoky
  • Double-Ended Eyeshadow Brush
  • Tarte Aqua Gel Eyeliner in Black
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Action, Lashes Mascara
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in Wonder
  • Tarte Vitamin Lipgloss in Serenity

This set is limited edition, available exclusively at Ulta, and $39.

The shades are different from future shipments of the World of Wonder Set if you have it on auto delivery from QVC.

I think I might haul one.

How about you?

Available now at Ulta and

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  • haley

    oh goodness, i’ve been lusting over this since the ulta catalog came out, been trying to stick to neutrals so i can do purple lipstick (: can’t wait to get it, totally worth the price tag to me(:

  • Kristin

    Hi Muse! Did tarte confirm that the shades are different from future shipments of the World of Wonder set? The eye quad looks so much like the one in the October shipment.

    Also, the Serenity lipgloss was included in the final shipment of the Amazonian Clay 6-piece autodelivery set on QVC.

    Even with the repeat lipgloss, I still want this set if the blush and eyeshadow quad are not going to be repeats. I’m addicted to those blushes!!

    • the Muse

      Kristin if you check my links to the World of Wonder fails you can compare the two of them, I’ve included links right in this post πŸ™‚ hope it helps!

    • Nicole

      Hi Kristin! I checked this out at my local Ulta today and indeed the quad shades are the same as the last 8th World shipment. They even have the same names (Shimmering Buff, Shimmering Sable, Shimmering Cocoa, and Matte Coffee Bean) I didn’t buy it because of that, and because Wonder looks like a cross between Peaceful and Glisten and I don’t need 3 of almost the same shade (although I am also addicted to the gorgeous blushes, can’t wait to get Passion in the last 8th world kit) It’s a beautiful set though and if the colors were different I would have snapped it up in a heartbeat. The eyeshadows are so lovely, I’m really impatient for my last shipment now!

  • diane

    “if you have that collect Γ’β‚¬Λœem all disease and already indulged in the World of Wonder Set youÒ€ℒre probably itching to get your hands on the Tarte Soft & Smoky Color Collection.” …..oh muse, this so describes me =)

    I was in ULTA Sunday and saw this kit on display & my jaw dropped seeing the price and that it was all full size products! I JUMPED on it! The value is incredible.

    lights camera lashes is 1 of my favorite mascaras.

    I have the 8th world wonder sets & knew I needed this to go with it. I like the eye shadow quads because they are easy for me to carry back & forth on weekends. LOVE the soft & smoky colors- I used them yesterday and my boyfriend said “wow, your eyeshadow is darker but it looks so nice & pretty”

    At first I thought the blush in wonder was very similar to peaceful but when i placed them side by side, wonder is a little darker & perfect for small.

    The aqua gel eyeliner is my favorite of all the tarte liners so that excited me too.

    really good deal. u know u NEED to haul it Muse. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

    • the Muse

      yay diane ;-D I’m so glad you picked this up, I thought it was an amazingggggggggg deal! ;-D awwww! so happy you are loving on this! any shimmer to the blush!? ha I think I’ll order girl!

      • diane

        Yes there is shimmer in the blush, but it isn’t as glittery as peaceful. If you want I can swatch everything in it later or tomorrow and send you an e-mail? =)

        I can’t wait for the October 8th World Wonder Kit and Glow Your Way to Gorgeous. The 8WW colors look so pretty. I haven’t been able to find GYWTG shipment previews.

        • the Muse

          I’d LOVE that thanks d! ;-D I didn’t know GYWG on auto ship and sadly haven’t gotten word on future shipments either but it’s nice to be surprised sometimes ;D!

          • diane

            yay! just let me know where to e-mail the pics, i’ll take them in a bit. you can e-mail the address i have on here if u want & i can reply them if you don’t want your email public. always happy to help out!

            oh man can u call qvc and see if it can be switched to auto? i love that kit bc the creamy shadows & lip surgences are 2 of my faves in the whole tarte line! lol

          • the Muse

            lol sorry diane just seeing this now duh! but we met half way there anyway LOL ;-D I dunno I don’t think you can sadly πŸ™ but you can try!!!!!!!!!!!! ;-D

  • Suzanne

    Really looking forward to checking it out but they already sold out at my local Ulta and even the display was pulled off πŸ™ Muse, if you plan to get it please review and share πŸ™‚ The blush looked very close to Glisten from the 8th World Wonder collection, but pictures can be deceiving πŸ™‚ Looks like a real nice kit though πŸ™‚

    • the Muse

      suzanne I was thinking the same about the blush! if it’s like glisten but slightly different I’m so happy about that as glisten is gorg!

  • Joan

    I also thought Wonder in the collection sold at Ulta was similar to Glisten, but I bought the collection anyway. When I got it home, I did swatches on my hand and they are different. I just wish it was a matte finish. I really prefer matte finish blush to shimmer blush.

  • Marasy

    I just picked this up on Sunday. I was really impressed with the eyeshadows.They looked like they would look a little blah but when on they can give you a pretty, softer smoky eye, hence the name of the set I guess! The blush is very pigmented and in the same vein as Nars’ Orgasm. Good deal for all the items included.

  • Diana Mark

    Hi Muse,
    I like Soft & Smoky 5 Piece Color Collection so much.
    Really good product in one combo pack.

  • Lisa

    I was there when they opened to get his set as I am HUGE lover of Tarte. everything is gorgeous as usual. I loved the eyeshadows more than I thought I would. so pigmented. gloss is great. I go thru mascara like crazy so love getting full size. the only teeny problem I had is that the liner kind of burned my eyes. but i’ll still wear it cause it’s so black black. i want to go work for maureen kelly! love this stuff. and love your blog.

    • the Muse

      thanks for the mini review Lisa ;-D yay glad you hauled it girl!!!!!!!!!!! aw thanks <3!

  • Majick

    ACK! I just called to make sure my Ulta still had it. They do! and a GWP to boot. HOOOORAY!

  • Nicole

    Checked this out at Ulta today and the eyeshadow shades are exactly the same as the ones in the next 8th World wonder shipment, even down to the names. I held off on getting it because of that and because I already have the Glisten and Peaceful blush and Wonder looks right in between the two. The gloss is a very pretty shade though! I seriously can’t wait to get the 3rd 8th world shipment, I canceled the last one because it was very warm looking and I have cool coloring, but the 3rd shipment looks perfect for me.

  • Nina

    Hi Muse,

    Just wanted to give a heads up to those of you purchased the 8th Wonder of the World set from QVC… I bought this kit from Ulta and I believe the colors in this eyeshadow quad are the same colors of eyeshadow that will be in the October shipment. The colors in the Ulta set are: Shimmering buff, Shimmering Sable, Shimmering Cocoa, and Matte Coffe Bean.

    • the Muse

      you are right nina thanks hun! I got different shades sent to me but diane’s swatches proved it wrong ;D sorry!

  • yelena

    this is sold out online and nearest ulta is an hour away :(:(:( anyone know if it will come back in stock? i want to cry lol