June 29, 2012

Tarte High Performance Make Collection QVC Today’s Special Value for July Photos and Info

We are getting closer to the launch of the new Tarte High Performance Make Collection QVC Today’s Special Value for July. I’ll be swatching and reviewing the collection for you shortly but here are a few photos to whet your appetite.

I know some of you already have the collection so I look forward to your thoughts in the comments about this one.

The collection is worth $160 and will be $49.96 and includes an auto delivery option with new seasonal shades coming at you automatically in November and February.

Tarte Gifted Clay Mascara (black)

Tarte ModernEYES Waterproof Cream Shadow/Liner Duo (pinkish plum and deep brown)

Tarte Maracuja C-Brighter Eye Treatment Sample

Tarte Maracuja Oil Rollerball

Tarte Lipsurgence Lip Shine (Smitten) (soft pink)

Tarte Maracuja Miracle Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF15 (shades fair, light, medium, tan, and deep )

Tarte Foundation Brush

The collection launches at QVC.com this July.

I’ll have swatches of all the foundation shades as well as a review and swatches of this entire kit shortly and information/images of the upcoming color kits.

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  • JenJ

    Ooooh and eye cream sample! Let me go ahead and order mine today! If the foundation doesn’t work for me I can pass it on πŸ™‚

    • the Muse

      jen very curious about that, didn’t try it yet but can’t wait to, generous sample too!

  • Carrie

    I already have this from pre-ordering and love it!! I can’t wait to get some info on future shipments!

  • Kim

    I’m curious about the foundation too. I’m wondering if it will get more “likes” than the Amazonian clay foundation. If reviews are positive I may purchase.

  • diane

    LOVE this kit.
    I have a video review on my youtube channel if you want to see it. I’m so much better at blabbing about stuff than taking pics and writing about it! LOL

    The Lipsurgence is in a new sharpener package. The people at tarte said it’s because it is an exclusive “line shine” formula and that the regular loved lipsurgences will remain twist ups.

    The Amazonian clay mascara is my holy grail mascara. so glad they put it in the kit!!

    I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE PICS OF FUTURE SHIPMENTS!!!! you are always so good with providing us of that <3

    • the Muse

      youtube.com/curlywavydiane <---d's youtube channel if you wanna watch the vid ;-D I can't wait to try it ;-D I just took photos so far haven't swatched it yet though! aw shucks go on now <3!

      • diane

        aaww you are so sweet to post my channel like that! i didn’t want to post it because sometimes people post their channels and try to promote themselves on other boards and it just comes off rude so i’d never wanna do that on your blog myself! but i’m sure glad u did! LOL <3

        • the Muse

          I’m not going to lie, I think it is very rude. It feels like coming into my house uninvited lol! ;-D but you’re a longtime reader and friend so I don’t mind in the least ;-D
          embarrassed but I didn’t know you did videos doh!

          • diane

            haha don’t be embarrassed! i don’t really promote myself all that much, i always feel i’d be annoying if i do. thanks for not minding! i figured because you asked our thoughts, my thoughts are right there haha πŸ˜‰

            i got a second set in tan. mixing the tan and medium work perfect for me- just like with amazonian clay foundations!

          • the Muse

            I think that’s respectable though. you know people will come on here, never having commented before or interacted and proceed to slap a link in the comment box with “read my review”. golly! rude! lol! I haven’t tried the foundation yet, I’m dead curious ;-D just been busy with other goodies.

  • Courtney

    I can’t wait to see the swatches of the foundation. I totally want this! Is it possible to order it without auto delivery? I’ve only ever ordered from QVC once so I’m not really familiar with how it all works. I need this though!

      • Courtney

        Thanks! I’m totally ordering it once I see the foundation swatches. This looks awesome, what a great deal!

  • kimkats

    I’m such a sucker for the auto ship beauty kits… I am eagerly awaiting swatches of the foundation. I really need those to figure what shade I am, esp. with tarte. The kit that came with the concealer a while back I got in medium, and medium is awfully light, imho. This “fair, medium, sortadark, reallydark, paperwhite” naming system tarte is using stinks…. SO can’t wait to see the swatches – looks like a nice kit!

    Speaking of which, isn’t there an autoship from last March supposed to go out soon too?

    • Courtney

      I agree with the foundation shades. I’ve always been the lightest shade in ever foundation I’ve ever used (probably at least 50 different kinds), but the fair in the amazonian clay foundation was way too light for me. I’m thinking that this might be the same, hence why I’m waiting for the swatches. I figure I’ll probably end up being a light.

  • beautybabbler

    I got this kit in the mail the other day, and I just wanted to pass along the information that the fair in this new foundation is quite a bit darker than the fair in the Amazonian clay foundation. I’m a bit disappointed that the shades weren’t more consistent. The new foundation works for me now because I have a bit of summer color (I can’t really say I’m tan – LOL), but it’ll be too dark for me most of the year.

  • Suselew

    Just a few comments on this kit from a combo skin pink-toned gal. The foundation in this kit in Fair is yellow-based. There are no neutral or cool-leaning foundation color choices in this kit. The Amazonian clay foundation in Ivory is perfect for me (not available on QVC). The MM foundation in this kit is also not a good mix with oily skin. On my t-zone, I was oily by noon. The Amazonian clay foundation lasts about 6-8 hours for me before I even think of blotting. The foundation in my circumstances was a big miss.

    Love the eye cream and mascara. HATE the design of the LipSurgence. I’m ambivalent on the rollerball oil as I would prefer a pump. The brush choice makes no choice as it’s natural hair when synthetic would have been a better choice with liquid foundation. And it sheds like mad!

    The most recent item I have tried is the eye liner/crayon combo. Love the concept but the execution seems to be lacking. Both products are dry and do not spread easily over the lid especially if you are older and the lids are not perfectly smooth. They wear moderately well but using them was a chore. They are not the quality of the Amazonian clay products.

    Overall, I may have to start skipping the QVC Tarte products. I am finding that they are compromised in design, color selection and quality compared to purchasing directly from Tarte.

    • Beth

      I’m really glad I read your review. I have very oily skin(fair to light with cool undertones) and was debating about this kit based on the foundation. I love the Amazonian Clay foundation but thought I might like to try the MM. The second thing I really wanted in the kit was the brush as the brushes from recent kits have been fabulous. I’m thinking I might pass on this kit now. Thanks for your detailed review!

      • Suselew

        I REALLY hate giving Tarte products bad reviews, but their kits on QVC have become major disappointments lately. I have so many of their products and love them. I am hoping that Jen or Maureen or anyone from Tarte reads this and change the products that go into the TSV kits.

    • Chels

      Liked your review, good to know about the foundation and oily skin.

      I know the Tarte’s color is purple, but seriously, every single set has purple eyeshadow in it. And I had to stop buying these sets because I now have a surplus of purple eyeshadows/liners that I don’t use…really a waste.

      Plus, those rollerballs aren’t very sanitary….

  • Kristen

    I want this!! I am loving Tarte foundations lately! Can’t wait to try this kit! Auto delivery is a must!

  • Joan

    Received this collection and like it a lot. Haven’t used the foundation yet. Always a little skeptical to use a foundation for the first time, afraid of breakouts. I think I’m a little concerned about the maracuja oil in this foundation, but I will try it soon. I was surprised to find the little jar of eye cream in the kit. I’ve been using it and like it a lot. Looking forward to the information/images of the future collections.

  • Joannie

    I tried this but sent it back. The foundation was too greasy for me and the brush, which I was really excited to try, shed all over my face. I have found eye sticks to be too sticky in the past (Mally) and I didn’t like the lip crayon, way too bright for me, so I really shouldn’t have ordered it in the first place! Too bad, as I have liked other Tarte kits in the past, does anyone remember the Tarte fragrance form 7 or 8 years ago, it had a nice blackberry scent. It was discontinued after a short while, Maureen if you read this, consider bringing this back!

  • Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    That foundation looks like it will be pure radiant gorgeousness. Hope it works for oily skin too, though!

    • Suselew

      Becca, as I stated above, it didn’t work for my combo skin. I’m saving the foundation for winter. The fair shade was also yellow-based so it was a miss for me all around. LOVE the Amazonian clay foundation, tho. Just not the foundation in this kit.

  • Karena

    Hi Muse – Thanks so much for posting pics! I will look forward to your complete review. Hooray!!

    • the Muse

      my pleasure karena sorry for the delayed reply, very behind on comments and such!

  • Joan

    Love the sample eye cream that came with this collection. Any word, Muse, on when it will be available in a full size on QVC, Tarte and Sephora?

    • the Muse

      no word yet Joan but enjoying it as well and eager for a full size ;D!

  • Lora

    Hmm…I’m on teh QVC website now and there is no mention of the eye cream sample. Is it included or have they eliminated it from the kit?