September 20, 2013

Tarte Beauty Without Boundaries Review & Swatches

Tarte Beauty Without Boundaries

The new Tarte Beauty Without Boundaries Set featuring the new Tarte BB Tinted Undereye Corrector is a brand new QVC Today’s Special Value that will launch September 24th on the Q.

This set features full size essential products for your face, lips, and eyes to create a fresh face for Fall!

Take a peek!

Housed in a massive pouch wristlet the Tarte Beauty Without Boundaries Set includes five full size Tarte products as well as two full size brushes. The cute clutch has a multicolor zigzag design and a wrist strap for using as a little purse of sorts should you desire.

Tarte Beauty Without Boundaries Makeup Pag

The main focus, in my opinion, of the set would be the new Tarte BB Tinted Undereye Corrector that’s available in your choice of shades. Also included in the set is Tarte’s popular BB Tinted Treatment 12 Hour Primer (SPF 30).

The set really concentrates on base makeup products so if you’re expecting color this set unfortunately does not have much of it. Tarte created the set with a more fresh, natural look in mind. They also kept things simple so you can get your face on in the AM and go. You get the essential products you’ll need to create a super fuss-free look that won’t take you all day to create.

Here’s the break down of everything included:

  • Tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12-hour Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 (Choice of shades)
  • Tarte BB Tinted Undereye Corrector (Brand new launch) (Choice of shades)
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara in Black
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Waterproof 12-hour Inner Rim Liner in Black
  • Tarte Lip Surgence Power Pigment in Awakening (rose pink)
  • Limited Edition Complexion Brush
  • Undereye Brush
  • Make Up Bag

Tarte Beauty Without Boundaries Set

The set is available on QVC auto delivery which means you’ll get new seasonal shades shipped to your door in December and March. The only color product in the set is the Lip Surgence Pencil but the next shipments will include eyeshadow palettes and one will even include blush! How crazy is that?!

Tarte BB Tinted Treatment is a product I’ve reviewed in the past and loved. It does feel like it was reformulated (I tried it when it first launched). It’s creamy now with less of a whipped texture. I absolutely adore how it creates this sheer yet natural layer of coverage on my face that’s lightweight and breathable. This acts a hybrid primer slash foundation product as it blurs the appearance of pores and fine lines, even filling them do the the silicone-like texture while evening out skin tone. It isn’t a full coverage product but it will give already good skin a nice healthy appearance and finish.

When selecting your shade in the set you’ll be choosing from the BB Tinted Treatment shades and Tarte will give pair that shade up with a complimentary shade of the new Tarte BB Tinted Undereye Corrector. I thought the colors a touch too peachy or dark for me from the shades I recently reviewed and tried out for you. I’ve been experimenting with this daily and I finally figured out the key to the best application is using the Undereye Brush included with this set for application.

Tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12-hour Primer

Tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12-hour Primer Swatches

Fair and Light

You have to remember this isn’t a concealer even though it is pigmented. It acts as more of a corrector and the shades are created to diffuse the look of dark circles but I think the darker shades will prove a problem for those with fairer skin. I tried Fair to Light and Medium to Fair and ended up mixing the two to get a more suitable match for my skin tone. The texture is a creamy, emollient formula that’s quite thick. It has an excellent wear and adheres well under my eyes without creasing or fading up. It actually starts out pigmented but sheers out as you blend. My issue with it was I wanted a more brighter, fresher look under my eyes and I didn’t quite get that from this. You can read more about it in my original review that can be found here.

Tarte BB Tinted Undereye Corrector

Tarte BB Tinted Undereye Corrector Fair to Light

Fair to Light

Tarte BB Tinted Undereye Corrector Medium to Tan

Medium to Tan

Tarte BB Tinted Undereye Corrector Deep


Tarte BB Tinted Undereye Corrector Swatches

Fair to Light, Medium to Tan, and Deep

For those struggling with the corrector here’s a tip from pro makeup artist Erin Griffin:

The best results are achieved when you apply this under your primer and/or concealer and not over it. Β The peach tones counteract darkness, redness and sallowness under the eyes and work as an eraser so that you can apply you foundation/primer/concealer on an even-toned canvas. Also, a little bit goes a long way, so after I use the brush, I take my ring finger and gently dabβ€”the warmth of my finger helps blend everything together seamlessly.

As any good Tarte fan I love the Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara however, I enjoy the Lights, Camera, Flashes Mascara just as much. This includes a full size Tarte Lights, Camera, and Flashes Mascara. Flashes has a little bit of a crunchy, stuff feel on dry down but it still manages to hold curl and has a blacker than black formula that gives lashes plenty of volume. It does a fairly great job creating not only length but volume as well so lashes appear fuller and fatter. It removes easily for me and doesn’t smudge or flake on my drier eyes. Tarte includes the perfect companion piece to the mascara with the Lights, Camera, Lashes Waterproof Inner Rim Liner in black. This is SUPER pigmented liner with a soft, creamy texture that glides onto lashes without tugging or skipping. It is truly dramatic eyeliner and creates a beautiful even line across lashes and works a treat on the waterline without fading away quickly.

Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara

Tarte Beauty Without Boundaries 14

Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes! Statement Mascara Before After

Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Waterproof Inner Rim Liner in Black

For lips Tarte puts in a Tarte Lip Surgence Power Pigment in Awakening which is a rose pink. This has a satiny almost semi-matte finish shade. It comes in a swivel up tube so no sharpener is needed. If you want to do a little double duty with it you can use a bit of it on your cheeks as well as lips to ad a flush of rose.

Tarte Beauty Without Boundaries Swatches

Tarte Awakening Lip Surgence Power Pigment

Finally the set includes two brushes, one for your eyes and one for your face. The interesting Undereye Brush has two sides one of which has pale bristles and the other regular brown ones. It’s as if they took two brushes and combined them into a single one. The brush is very thick and very full. That fullness and density allows it to buff out the BB Tinted Undereye Corrector to a super airbrushed appearance. Since the corrector is so very thick this is an idea brush for application and sheering the product out. Use the lighter side of the brush to apply the corrector and the darker side to buff it out. They also include a dual sided Complexion Brush. This has a small buffing brush on one side and a pointed foundation one on the other. Apply your Tarte BB Tinted Treatment on your face with the pointed side and blend it in with the flat head buffing side.

Tarte Beauty Without Boundaries Makeup Brushes

Tarte Complexion Brush

Tarte Beauty Without Boundaries Complexion Brush

Tarte Beauty Without Boundaries Fall 2013

Tarte Undereye Brush

Tarte Beauty Without Boundaries Undereye Brush

As you can see the set includes the perfect match up for a flawless yet simple makeup look. Those who prefer color might not like this set as it does not include blush or eyeshadow but in the upcoming December and March shipments that is redeemed when Tarte includes a palette in those sets but you can only get those sets if you sign up for Auto Ship! I think it’s an ideal set for some solid essential base products. It’s the type of kit that creates a really fast look in seconds and sometimes that’s exactly the look I want during a weekend brunch or when I’m running errands or hey, when I just don’t want a ton of makeup on my face.

Tarte Beauty Without Boundaries Face of the Day

The set will be on for $59 and have a presentation on the QVC Channel starting September 24th.

Can’t wait?

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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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  • Dita

    Oooooh, I’ve been wanting to buy this set eversince you posted the link on a blog post. So glad you did a review on it! The December and March shipment looks way awesome too. Oh yeah!

  • Cj

    I’m sad that the concealer doesn’t have a lighter shade, the packaging is so cute! Tiny little square πŸ˜€

  • Karena

    Wow!! Thanks so much for the review/swatches!!! I love the lip color, and the tips for understanding how to use the corrector are very helpful!!

  • telle

    what an awesome looking set! i really love the looks of that double under eye brush! really liking the ‘awakening’ power pigment lip surgence on you! πŸ˜€

  • Kathy

    This looks great on you! I wasn’t sure about the lippie, most of the ones in the kits haven’t looked good on me for some reason but I like this one (most seem too light). I was worried the under eye brightener would be too dark as it looks like it is, but since I’m ordering light, hopefully it’ll be okay since it’s the darker of the two shades it comes with, plus I have bad under eye circles so I’d likely use it as step 1. Great review, thank you! This’ll be a birthday present to myself!

  • rose

    That liner reminds me of the korres soft black (which you made me buy- and love) similar?

  • Catherine

    My favorites of the collection is the BB primer, and the concealer. This concealer is the best one on the market from my standpoint. It glides on so smooth, and I use my finger for a complete application. The fair/light is perfect for me. Wished for an AC blush instead of the liner and mascara. The lip color is very nice, and the color will compliment everyone! Can’t wait for the future AD’s!!

  • Rachelle

    OMG! Only $59! What a steal!!!! Argh and I just promised my boyfriend that I wouldn’t spend on cosmetics anymore especially facial products! πŸ™

  • Rachel Slosberg

    Bummer. The colors are so pretty.

    I love their Lights, Camera, Lashes!!! but the rest of the line is a dud for me. All of their colors make me look like I need a liver transplant. Way too much yellow in the line for my skin.

  • Nadia Ryan

    Thanks for the review, but I actually wanted to tell you that your brows are looking really nice! Did you do anything different? They look fuller? Ah, I dunno. Love you, Muse!

    • the Muse

      embarrassingly they are growing out in this photo Nadia lol and in ndeed of a trim but thanks lol! I love you too thanks for brightening my day πŸ™‚

  • Nida Moughal

    OMG I love the swatches I need this set in my life the lip color is gorgeous.

  • Jody R

    Awesome you look grg! Thanks so much for this !!!! I was looking for a review and this was perfect five stars! *****

  • Michelle

    Does anyone know if this eyeliner can be purchased on its own? I’ve looked everywhere and this is the best eyeliner for my waterline. I already have purchased it in a mascara set but can’t find this exact eyeliner for sale by itself. If anyone could help it would be appreciated! ❀

    • the Muse

      they actually don’t see it yet Michelle however, the black Tarte Amazonian Smolderyes eyeliner is quite good too!