Tarte and QVC bring you Journey to Natural Beauty

tarte journey

It’s time for another fantastic QVC deal from Tarte Cosmetics!  Tarte says, “Start your journey to natural beauty with this 6-piece collection of essentials infused with the best kept secrets of the Amazon. This hand-picked set comes with a chic, travel-friendly bag and brush – making it the perfect accessory to face any adventure.” You can pre-order the TSV, Journey to Natural Beauty, by using item # A233578. It will be available on QVC live and also on QVC.com Tuesday, Feb. 5th using item #A231029. This is priced at $59.94 (after the TSV is over it will cost $72.40).

Sounds like a winner – let’s see what Marcia and Lisa think as they divide up the items to tell you about this set.

Lisa’s Descriptions:

I have long been a huge fan of Tarte’s Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush (retail price ($26) and this beauty certainly didn’t let me down. This is a new shade called Fearless, which is a warm pink with silver shimmer. This is only available in this set.

Fearless Blush

Fearless Blush

I love the color and the formula has the same long-lasting, beautiful finish that all Tarte blushes have.

Fearless Blush swatched - see the tiny silver shimmers?

Fearless Blush swatched – see the tiny silver shimmers?

If you like cool-toned blushes you will be very, very happy with this one.  The accompanying brush (Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush, retail $32) is so pretty – it matches the bag perfectly. This is a limited edition brush that you’ll only find in Journey to Natural Beauty.

tarte journey to natural brush

The description says this is a foundation brush and it works beautifully for that. But it’s also a terrific powder brush and it works for blush too – pat it on the blush then quickly pat on the apples of the cheeks for a healthy look.

So pretty!

So pretty!

tarte journey to natural brush head

Tarte says this brush is “the secret to airbrushing without the air.” At a retail value of $32, this brush alone is worth over half the price of the entire set!

A wonderful finishing tool is the Brow Architect Shaper, Liner & Definer (retails for $25).

The Brow Architect

The Brow Architect

This is a terrific brow tool with a spoolie on one side, highlighter in the middle, and color on the other side. Gotta love three in one products!! Start with the highlighter (it’s in the middle of the tool – easy to miss unless you know it’s there!) under the brow. This unique sponge-tip applicator has the powder already in/on it. Sweeping this under the brow shapes, highlights, and hides stray hairs.

highlighter

highlighter

Highlighter swatch

Highlighter swatch

fair - light brow color

Fair – light brow color

Next, fill in your brows and make them more defined with the color end of the tool.

My sample kit came with the fair-light shade, which worked fine for my dark brown hair.  You actually want your brows to be a little lighter than your hair color.

fair-light brow color swatched

fair-light brow color swatched

After shading in the brows, finish the look by combing your brow hair UP with the spoolie end. Doing so will give your eyes a real lift and make your brows look perfect.

spoolie

spoolie

Marcia’s Descriptions:

Besides the large beautiful cosmetic bag that these are housed in there are 3 more items to love in this kit. First there’s the foundation, Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Broad Spectrum SPF15 (retail value $38). This is a beautiful weightless foundation that is both buildable and easy to blend. When you order you’ll have a choice of 5 shades: Fair, Light, Medium, Tan or Deep.

•Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Foundation

• Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Foundation

This is an oil-free foundation that is long wearing. Even though it’s called full coverage it’s not a heavy foundation. Your skin will still breathe and you won’t look like you are wearing a mask. Even though I normally wear Fair in most Tarte foundations I’m very comfortable with Light in this too.

swatch of Light unblended

swatch of Light unblended

There’s a beautiful lipstick included in this kit that’s a perfect complement to Fearless blush. It’s called Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Plummy Rose (retail value $26) which is a perfect description for the tones of this lipstick. Tarte doesn’t use artificial scents in their products so I had nothing to fear when I applied this buttery lipstick. The description calls it a deep rose but I find that if applied lightly it’s more like its name. I can intensify the lipstick to a deep rose shade but I like it with a light layer personally.

Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Plummy Rose

Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Plummy Rose

This is a buttery moisturizing lipstick with a light peppermint scent that is gone quickly. I love how it feels and looks on my lips.

Plummy Rose swatched

Plummy Rose swatched

I saved the best for last. I love Tarte mascaras. I think they are amazing and they’ve brought out a new one just for this TSV. You’ve probably heard of Lights, Camera, Lashes! before but now they created Lights, Camera, Flashes! Statement Mascara. This is not only a deep rich black that lengthens and defines but it has incredible volume. They say up to 752% more volume. I’ll have to take their word for it since I don’t have the proper measuring tools but what I see in the mirror makes me believe that it’s got tons of volume.

Lights, Camera, Flashes! Statement Mascara

Lights, Camera, Flashes! Statement Mascara

tarte journey to natural mascara brushI’ve had no clumping or smudging and the raccoons are being kept at bay with the mascara. I need eye makeup remover to get it off but it comes off easily with it. While Lights, Camera, Lashes (Sephora, $19) comes in a purple tube, they’ve pumped up the volume of this Statement Mascara with a gold tube. If you want to try this special mascara, guess where you’ll find it exclusively? That’s right – in this Journey to Natural Beauty set from QVC.

Overall, this is yet another amazing set from Tarte that is an incredible value.  If you had to buy these separately it would cost you $166 without the cosmetic bag. But on February 5th (or preorder now) you’ll get this for only $59.94. That’s some savings!! Tune in to QVC for tarte beauty Tuesday, February 5, 2013 from Midnight – 1 a.m., 10 – 11 a.m., 3 – 4 p.m., 7 – 8 p.m. EST to see this deal. We’re convinced once you see it, you’ll want it.

*pr sample

Comments

  1. I do like that Missoni-esque print on the brush and bag! The brow pencil looks very interesting and tempting!

  2. @Olivia, this set is a bargain. Everything about it is terrific.

  3. What a fabulous deal! I may not be able to resist! :)

  4. Mamavalveeta03 says:

    I can always tell when I should get something: My heart beats faster and I have a smile on my face! It’s happening right now, in fact, after viewing this Tarte collection! LOVE it! I esp. love the brow stick, the lip butter, and the bag. Well, probably the lashes, too. Thx for the swatches!

  5. @mamavalveeta – this is a bargain! I love the lipstick since I can wear it sheerly or add more to build it up. The blush is to die for. It’s a fabulous color and texture. I think you’d love everything in it.
    Marcia