September 18, 2012

Tarte Holiday 2012 with the New Tarte Carried Away Collector’s Set

Oooo guess what’s on Sephora today? Tarte Holiday 2012! Everyone throw up their hands and yell!

Let’s drool together….!

Tarte 5 Piece LipSurgence Collector’s Set $34
Five full size LipSurgence Lip Luster Natural Matte Lip Tints.


  • Escape
  • Enchanted
  • Exposed
  • Sweet
  • Elite

Tarte Amazonian Clay Universal Lip Liner $18
A warm, neutral Amazonian clay infused universal lip liner.

Tarte Carried Away Collector’s Set $54
Travel beautifully with this impressive collection of tarte essentials. The all-inclusive set features six eye shadow quads for a show-stopping palette of bold, high-payoff shades in both shimmering and matte formulas. The deluxe maracuja glosses will perk up any pout with a mix of neutral and stunning shades, ranging from pale petal pink to deep crimson. The kit also includes an Amazonian clay 12-hour blush and complementary domed brush to brighten complexions, finishing powder to balance skin, and dramatic mascara for voluptuous, attention-getting lashes.


  • Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Adventurous (shimmering rose)
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder
  • 8 Tarte Maracuja Lip Glosses
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes! 4-In-1 Mascara
  • Face Brush
  • 24 Tarte Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow
  • Adventurer Bag

Tarte Eye Catchers 6 Piece SmolderEYES And Skinny SmolderEYES Collector’s Set $39

5 Tarte SmolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner in:

  • Champagne
  • Gunmetal
  • Rainforest Black
  • Gold
  • Ash Violet

Tarte Skinny SmolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liners

Tarte Glowlight Amazonian Clay Luminizing Wand $25
A luminizing wand infused with skin-balancing Amazonian clay for a radiant complexion.

Tarte Fantastic Foursome 4 Piece Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Enthusiast Set $35
4 (0.1 oz) Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush


  • Angelic (shimmering champagne)
  • Fantastic (soft fuchsia)
  • Magic (pink coral)
  • Stellar (shimmering nude)

Tarte The Stand Outs Limited Edition Besters Kit $25

  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes!
  • Tarte LipSurgence™ Natural Lip Luster

Tarte Skinny SmolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner $19
A trimmed down version of Tarte’s most popular waterproof liners.


  • Onyx
  • Deep Amethyst
  • Jade
  • Moonstone Brown
  • Sunstone Bronze
  • Emerald
  • Amazonite Blue
  • Golden Tiger’s Eye

Tarte Picture Perfect Curler And Deluxe Lights, Camera, Lashes! $16

  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes!
  • Tarte Picture Perfect Eyelash Curler (with replacement pad)

As always Tarte gives you the very most bang for your buck! These sets as well as the massive Carried Away Collector’s Set is an incredible value.

I’m impressed to say the least and want all of these lovely goodies in my Christmas stocking this year.


Most of it is available now at

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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  • Kim

    Wow! I’m glad I did not indulge in the fall stuff so now I can buy the winter stuff. I love that Carried Away set.

  • Louise

    I saw this on Sephora and came right to your blog! Haha! So excited for this…. the Carried Away set is one of the most unique Holiday gift sets I’ve ever seen. I wish the blush set came with Exposed and Tipsy, but I’m not complaining. I love Tarte!!!

    • the Muse

      lol lousie, great minds eh? ;-D I love the blush set the best, really excited about new blush shades!

  • Mai

    Oh my! All these holiday palettes are making excited. Will you be swatching the Carried Away kit?

  • auroragyps

    That one heck of a spiffy collection, although I’s a bit sad they aren’t doing mini cheek tints sets anymore (I like the the more jelly like colors, not the super shimmery ones). So tempting, but I really don’t need more makeup.

    • CC

      I Agree about the mini cheek tints all the way, but after trying the blush in carried away, I am very impressed. Check their site too, thought I saw something?

  • Paige

    Oh they look so pretty ! The packaging catches my eye the lip surgence Collection l

  • OrangeLipstickBlog

    Oh, man! The Carried Away set is gorgeous! Can’t wait to see how it all swatches.

    • the Muse

      hi carolina, I put the size in the post perhaps you missed it, they are actually half size since full size is 0.2.

  • Abbey

    Definitely picking up the blush and lipsurgence sets. Holiday releases are so exciting!!

  • Sunshine AZ

    OMG!!! I freaking love Tarte and this is why! They give you such great value for your dollar. However, last years eyeshadow palette (the large one) was lacking in the quality department in my opinion. Many of these I will buy sight unseen at the first sign of a sale, however, the eyeshadow sets I will wait to see myself in-store.

    I actually like it when sets have all new colors instead of including permanant items so I don’t end up with duplicates.

    Really looking forward to this!

  • Holly

    I want everything!!!! OMG, this is what you call an amazing Holiday Collection. Way to go Tarte!!!! I’m heading to my nearest Sephora 😉

  • Suselew

    Oh, boy. I can see a lot of Tarte purchases coming up. I hope I can wait until the Sephora F&F sale. Any word on that?

      • MartiH

        Actually the F& F sale is not only for acutual friends and family. I was at Sephora yesterday and they guy gave me a card.

        • Suselew

          Temptalia posted yesterday on her site that this year’s friends and family was going to be exclusive for just friends and family of employees, so I’m happy to see that they are handing out cards. What are the dates of the F&F, Marti? Does the card have a one-use code on it or can you share the code with us?

  • caroline

    Blush, Lips, Eyes, Oh My!!! Give away as gifts, yah right, they all will belong to me. I am so happy I didn’t get the UD palettes and MAC collections because Tarte had me with the blushes. LOVE YOU TARTE!! Thank you Muse for a start of a wonderful holiday season!

  • somayea

    THE CARRIED AWAY. I THINK I MIGHT SPLURGE. YES. thank youu! It seems so wroth it for what you’re getting 🙂 yay! Thanks for you info. 😀

  • anne

    I am SO excited for this. I definitely want the blush, Im thinking id sell/give away the shimmer ones because Im not a huge fan- I do love the mattes. I like the lipsurgence but am on the fence about liking all the colors. Oh and I definitely like the smolder eyes set- have to !

  • Debster

    I own nothing by tarte D: but that Carried Away set calls my name. It’s a good excuse to try so many products!

  • jeansco

    Tarte always has the best holiday sets! Do I really need more blush sets? ….probably! LOL

  • Abs

    Soooo excited! I got the lipsurgence set last winter and fell in love. I’ve been wanting to get more, but can’t bear to pay full price. I can’t wait to get this year’s set!!! Might also pick up those blushes… I’ll never finish a full-sized one anyway.

  • Snow

    Do you think they will still be around for the FF sale? I think last year the Lipsurgence and Smuldereyes were still available at that time. I’m not sure what type of quantity Tarte produces but I have seen LEs last on Sephora for months. I do not wanna miss it bc I’m holding off for a sale.

    • the Muse

      it’s hard to say what will and won’t be in stock snow. Sometimes things sell out fast during FF and sometimes sephora stocks up quick but sadly I really can’t say if it will or won’t be around for FF.

      • Snow

        Thanks Muse, I’ll probably get the Smoldereyes, Blush, and Lipsurgence now I don’t wanna risk them selling out and they’re already such a steal no point in being greedy!

  • Marilyn @ Lipgloss and Spandex

    The Carried Away collector’s set looks AMAZING. That’s such a great price.

  • Caro

    Yesssssss I have been waiting for Tarte’s holiday reveal. Oh god, I was planning on waiting until the Sephora F&F sale, but I am not known for my restraint and patience…

  • Quinctia

    Oooh I like that blush set, but the main thing that caught my eye was the highlighter!

  • Phyrra

    I’m trying to convince myself I don’t need the Tarte Eye Catchers 6 Piece SmolderEYES And Skinny SmolderEYES Collector’s Set or the blush set. But I want them both!

  • Suselew

    I just grabbed the Lipsurgence, blush and smolderEyes sets for exactly the reason Snow gave. They have been incredibly popular in the past. I’ll split them up as gifts after I pick out the shades I love or don’t have 🙂 With Ebates, I got 8% cash back and I found a nifty VIB code online for 10% off, so I got them at least at a discount so in my mind I was totally justifiied! LOL.

  • Cali

    The Standouts set is something similar to what I bought on QVC last year: with a mini cheek stain included instead of the brush. I am in love with their whole collection this year!

  • Jessie

    Oooh! Looks great! Thanks for the info, and I LOVE your blog! Question on the lipsurgence kit – it says five matte shades, but the image Tarte is using for this kit actually shows two tints, two lusters, and one matte. Do you know what is correct?

    • the Muse

      hey jessie thank YOU! so appreciate it! I’m glad you enjoy Musings….it’s odd b/c I noticed that too and Sephora lists as matte so I’m not really sure…!

  • kharanya

    AHHHHHHHHHHHH Why does is all have to be so good! I want them all, but I can’t, how do you decide????

  • Jaz

    ~Florida Evans voice * Damn Damn DAMN*

    This is pretty. I think I want the highlighter, and the collectors set . I hear my debit card screaming

  • Smidge

    My biggest surprise is how reasonably prices the entire line is. Not to mention it all looks really functional with just the right amount of elegance. Wonderful!

  • Stephanie

    yay already placed my order on lipsurgence set. still cannot wait for your swatches on them, muse! my order probably come around next month (shipping time etc). last year i waited for the discounted set on sephora FF sale and missed it. ughh. no this year though 😀

  • Jayme

    Hey guys some of this is available at the Tarte website and if you sign up for their newsletter you can get 20% of your first order.