Many lines come out with holiday sets, but I think I look forward to tarte’s more than any other. I have beautiful sets from years ago that I still use…they definitely stand the test of time. Tarte recently sent us the away oui go portable palette and collector’s set ($48, a $410 value) and it does not disappoint!
Away oui go is a limited edition set that is an Ulta exclusive. It’s one of the sets available in the new Sweet Dreams Holiday Collection. It includes:
- four removable eye and cheek palettes with a total of 16 full-sized Amazonian Clay eye shadows and four full-sized Amazonian Clay 12-Hour blushes
- three deluxe sized Maracuja lip glosses
- a deluxe lights, camera, lashes mascara
- teal fabric stitched with pearls collector’s compact that holds the removable palettes
The lights, camera, lashes mascara is a staple for me. It gives great volume and length and doesn’t smudge. I love it. The lip glosses come in three shades: Nice, a creme mauve; Cannes, a shimmery pink; and Paris, a creme raspberry.
They are typical tarte lip glosses that are just slightly sticky and nicely glossy, although the applicator is different. The brush is beyond stiff – it’s frozen. I’ve had other lip glosses with a brush that started off that way, but if you bent it the bristles released. These don’t. It’s interesting, and I am not sure if I am a fan or not.
I adore the compact. It’s very vintage looking and the palettes fit in it just perfectly. It also has a nice mirror inside, so this really is a great item for travel. I am actually storing the box the set comes in and leaving the palette on my vanity, switching the palettes out every few days.
The eyeshadows are all beautiful, with a great selection of shades and variety of finishes in each palette. I think my favorite palette is the one with the intrigue blush. I have always adored tarte blushes, so four eyeshadows and a full-sized blush makes my knees weak.
Eyeshadows: macarons for you is a matte light pinky- brown; champagne & chocolat is a shimmery champagne brown; kisses under the Arc is a shimmery copper/pink; art in Montmartre is a bronze shimmer. Blush: envisioned is a shimmery light peach.
Eyeshadows: private chateau is a matte vanilla, café for crème brûlée is a matte golden brown, tea for two is a warm shimmery brown, marvel at the Mona Lisa is a matte chocolate-brown. Blush: irresistible is a matte light pink.
Eyeshadows: snow Angels in the parc is a light shimmery gold, navigating the Metro is a medium shimmery taupe, midnight stroll is a dark plum with a tiny bit of shimmer, liaison at the Louvre is a matte deep reddish-brown. Blush: intrigue is a medium matte pink.
Eyeshadows: Champs-Élysées shopping is a matte clay, stargazing on the Seine is a shimmery light golden brown, Eiffel Tower engagement is a matte greige, secret soiree is a dark shimmery plum. Blush: limitless is a shimmery medium peachy-pink.
By the way, did you notice that sells for $48, but it’s a $410 value? My prediction is these won’t last long. Get to Ulta and get one for yourself and one for a holiday gift. It is totally worth it. – Lisa
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