Tarte Holiday 2018 arrived yesterday featuring a new Sweet Escape Collector’s Set and Eyeshadow Palette as well as other gifts sets and I’m probably skipping all of it. Gulp! Did I say that?
So, here’s the scoop. Tarte Holiday 2018 Collection has a theme this year and it appears to be Hawaii with flamingo shaped makeup brushes, pineapple palettes, and an entire array of Christmas in Maui deal going on. Cute but I’m not really feeling it oh so much? I’m a New Yorker who likes to rant about the weather. You see, you’ll meet complete strangers in Manhattan at a Starbucks and just starting talking about how boiling hot it is outside or how much snow is on the floor. Truly we love bitching about the weather in New York. But we also like living through each of the seasons no matter how much we complain. That’s why I’m not really into this collection. Summer is Summer, Winter is Winter, I’m not so into combing the two. I like snow and Christmas trees, and hot cocoa, and snowmen, I don’t want flamingos in my Holiday Collection.
However, that’s actually another story and not why I’m skipping Tarte Holiday 2018.
I’m skipping this collection because it’s just too much repetitiveness as well as bulky packaging on the Sweet Escape Collector’s Set. I have so many of Tarte’s palettes from past Holiday Collections like Home for the Holidaze Collector’s Set, Light of the Party Collector’s Makeup Case, Treasure Box Collector’s Set, etc…etc…I don’t see too much of a major difference in the Sweet Escape Collector’s Set that would warrant a purchase.
Another item is the Flushed & Fabulous Deluxe Amazonian Clay Blush Set which again I do feel inclined to slip because I have sets like Special Edition Holiday QVC Amazonian Clay Blush Set, At First Blush Set, etc…etc…it’s just the same thing over and over and the shades don’t appear super unique in the new set! And we also have the new Life of the Party Clay Blush Palette & Clutch that looks exactly like Tarte Pin Up Girl Amazonian Clay Blush Palette.
Tarte hasn’t updated their Holiday Collection in least five years now. Originally they were doing a Jewelry Box themed collection for a while which included releases like the The Starlet Makeup Vanity. But they now have reverted to doing mega sets which I don’t have a problem with! It’s a good deal of bang for your buck however, if you’re an older fan of the brand it does become very repetitive.
So, that’s why this year I might be skipping out….! But I will say that QVC, Ulta, Sephora, and Macy’s all get their own exclusive palettes and gift sets so we’ll have to see what pops up there that might change my mind!
Anyway, here’s what launched so far! Let me know if you plan on hauling any of it!
Tarte Sweet Escape Collector’s Set $49
The star of the Holiday 2018 Collection! A limited edition palette featuring 25 brand new eyeshadow shades, two blushes, one bronzer, one highlighter, deluxe Maneater Liquid Eyeliner and Maneater Mascara as well as a deluxe Glide & Gi Buttery Lipstick!
Tarte Sunshine & Smooches Lip Set $39
5 Full-Sized Tarteist Quick Dry Matte lip paints in:
- Bling (pink berry)
- Pillowtalk (white nude)
- Low Key (nude)
- Vibin (wine)
- XOXO (red)
Tarte Flushed & Fabulous Deluxe Amazonian Clay Blush Set $32
4 Deluxe Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blushes in the following limited edition shades:
- Bikini Bottoms
- Sunny Side
- Do Not Disturb
Tarte Lashy & Flashy Lash Curler $20
A limited-edition Picture Perfect Eyelash Curler with pineapple-shaped grips packaged with a deluxe Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara.
Tarte Let’s Fla-Mingle Brush Set $44
A set of five tropical inspired cruelty-free makeup brushes with pink bristles.
- Fan Brush
- Stippling Brush
- Powder Brush
- Cheek Brush
- Contour Brush
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer & Mini Sponge Set $29
Tarte’s popular concealer packaged up for the Holidays with a cute flamingo charm and a mini sponge for blending!
Tarte Flamingo Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara $23
Tarte’s popular and cult favorite mascara housed in a limited edition gold flamingo printed barrel!
Tarte Life of the Party Clay Blush Palette & Clutch $42
3 limited edition Amazonian Clay Blushes in matte and shimmer finishes, one bronzer, and a highlighter in an easy to travel with clutch!
Tarte Jetset in a Jiffy Intro Set $30
- Eyeshadow Palette
- Travel-size Sweet Tarte Fragrance
- Travel-size Maneater Voluptuous Mascara
- Travel-size Glide & Go Buttery Lipstick
- Makeup Bag
Tarte Busy Girl Essentials Intro Set $32
- Full-size Gleam Team Dual-Ended Highlighter
- Deluxe Shape Tape Setting Powder
- Deluxe Timeless Smoothing Primer
- Maneater Self-Sharpening Liner
- Makeup Bag
Tarte Deluxe Tarteist Dream Team Liner Trio $17
3 deluxe Tarteist Double Take Eyeliners with a creamy gel pencil on one end & a longwearing liquid liner on the other
- Brown (LE)
- Burgundy (New, LE)
Tarte Fierce and Flirty Eye Set $29
A cutesy cat makeup bag that includes a ful-size Maneater Liquid Eyeliner and a travel-sized Maneater Mascara.
Tarte Flawless Foursome Lip Sculptor Set $34
Four of Tarte’s bestselling Lip Sculptor that contain a lipstick on one end and a gloss on the other!
- Adore (dusty mauve)
- Sangria (mauve berry)
- Treat (dusty rose)
- Jam (beige rose)
So, now that you’ve seen some of the Tarte Holiday 2018 Collection do you think you’ll haul it?
Why or why not!?