One day only! Tarte Bow & Go 3-in-1 Set, Nov. 18th on QVC

Set your alarm because there is one heck of a sale on a beautiful limited edition tarte set on QVC and it’s for one day only – Monday, November 18th. The Bow & Go set is $49. It includes 4 Lipsurgence Lip Cremes, 2 smolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eyeliners, 2 Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascaras, and 16 full size eyeshadows.

This is a fantastic gift set that is tree-ready. Just put a ribbon around these boxes and other than that, no wrapping is required!

tarte Bow & Go comes with a pretty gold ribbon...and that's all you need.

tarte Bow & Go comes with a pretty gold ribbon…and that’s all you need.

Tarte is well-known for having the best holiday sets available, and this one is a doozy.

Bow & Go, no need for wrapping!

Bow & Go

The small pink box has 4 The LipSurgence Lip Cremes. I have tried the Lip Tint and the Lip Luster, but the Lip Creme is new and is exclusive to QVC for now.

Precision Lip-Surgence box

Precision LipSurgence Lip Cremes

up close

Left to right:  Wonder, Promise, Precious, Thoughtful

swatched, left to right:

swatched, left to right: Precious, Thoughtful, Wonder, Promise

The Lip Cremes have even more pigment and more coverage than the other lip pencil formulas from tarte. These are self-sharpening and have a slightly minty taste. True to their name they are very creamy when first applied and they eventually dry down to a stain that lasts for hours on me. I actually think I like this formula best out of all the tarte chubby lip pencils. All four shades are neutral enough to be flattering and wearable for most people.

The next biggest box is blue and has four items for eyes:  two Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascaras and two smolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eyeliners.

eyes

eyeliner and mascara for beautiful eyes

eyeliners

smolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eyeliners in Brown (left) and Fig (right)

swatched

swatched – Brown on the right, Fig on the left

I love the eyeliner shades, they make for gorgeous thick lines that can be precise or sheered out with the smudge tool on the opposite end of the liner. Again, the emphasis is on neutral shades that will please everyone. I was surprised that both mascaras were the same color, but hey, it’s always a bonus to have a back up mascara since I never seem to realize I need a new one until it’s too late.

The eyeshadows are housed in a thin palette within the big purple box and are a mix of (yes, you guessed it!) neutral shades in a variety of finishes.

eyeshadow box

the thin palette is in the biggest box

eyeshadows

Bow & Go eyeshadows

Top: tickled pink, playful plum Bottom: beaming bronze, grateful gray

Right to Left Top: tickled pink, playful plum; Bottom: beaming bronze, grateful gray

Top:  radiant rosewood, sage advice  Bottom:  alluring almond, hot cocoa

Top: radiant rosewood, sage advice; Bottom: alluring almond, hot cocoa

Top:  ideal ivory, roasted chestnut; Bottom:  mavelous mocha, truly taupe

Top: ideal ivory, roasted chestnut; Bottom: mavelous mocha, truly taupe

Top:  buttercream frosting, pumped up purple; Bottom:  peachy keen, blissful brown

Top: buttercream frosting, pumped up purple; Bottom: peachy keen, blissful brown

Also inside the box is an instruction sheet with ideas for two different eye looks. The first is called ‘One Fine Day’, and it features tickled pink from lash line to brow, grateful gray in the crease, and playful plum in the outer corner, finished with the fig eyeliner and black mascara. The second is called ‘Meet Me at Midnight’, and features ideal ivory from lash line to brow, roasted chestnut in the crease, and marvelous mocha in the outer corner, then finishes with the brown eyeliner and black mascara.

This is a great set to give as a gift, since the colors are all basic essentials that anyone would be happy with. For everything that is included, $49 is a terrific price.  Is this on your list to give someone? Or is it on your list for yourself??  – Lisa

*pr sample, opinions are my own