I haven’t done a makeup haul for a while now (not because I haven’t wanted to, but because my bank account needed a little break). Anyway, I decided to check out Tarte Cosmetics’ website and see what they had to offer me. Someone must have been looking down on me, because when I went onto the website I discovered they had a deal on! This was SIX full-sized products, and a makeup bag, for £56 as well as free shipping! How can anyone refuse that?
The deal worked where by they gave several makeup categories and you could select one from each category. I am normally pretty put off by deals like this as they never seem to retail any of their good products, but I was surprised by the broad range of products Tarte included in their deal.
Since Tarte isn’t available in the UK yet, I wanted give you a quick look at what this fabulous deal got me…
Firstly I must comment on the Tarte experience. Every time I order from Tarte I am so impressed with how easy their website is to use and how quick the checkout process is. They always have free shipping over £40 and with so many amazing products available, it’s super easy to spend £40 with them. Orders usually take two days to ship and then arrive around 7 – 10 days later, which I think is pretty swift for American shipping. And, a final bonus – you don’t have to pay any duty fees before receiving the order which is brill!
Now, more importantly, let’s move onto what I purchased…
The first thing I picked up was a new concealer. They had a great selection of concealer products to choose from but the only one not included in the deal was my go-to Tarte Shape Tape. But, it’s always good to mix things up, right? So, I opted for the Aquacealer to see how it compares to Shape Tape. I have been using this for about a week now and I can honestly say I am obsessed! It gives a much more natural finish than the Shape Tape which is perfect for lighter makeup looks in the summer. Don’t worry though Shape Tape – I haven’t neglected you!
Since I needed a new powder, the next thing I got was the Amazonian Clay Airbrush Foundation. This is a powder foundation which gives great, mattifying coverage and has quickly become a new favourite powder of mine! Although it is a full-coverage powder foundation, it is extremely lightweight on the skin which, again, is perfect for the warmer months.
Sticking to base products, I also purchased The Sculptor Contouring Face Slenderizer which is a contour stick. I do like this product and will continue using it but I must say I much prefer my L’oreal Infallible Foundation Stick to contour with, as it’s much creamier and easier to blend.
When I last ordered from Tarte, I got a sample of their Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara and after trying it out, I knew I needed to get the full size. So, when I saw it was included in this deal there was no hesitation – it was added straight to my basket. This mascara is absolutely amazing, it lengthens, separates and stays on all day without smudging. I would highly, highly recommend!
One of the six makeup categories was eyeliner, which I was a tad disappointed by as I am not a huge eyeliner wearer – in fact I can’t remember the last time I used it. However, I selected their Sex Kitten Eyeliner which is a pencil product. I am yet to give this a go, but when I do I will let you know my thoughts.
Finally, the last category was a lip product and as I am massively into lip looks, this presented a very difficult decision for me. After lots of flicking from one to the other, I ended up going for one of their Lip Architect Lipstick and Liners in the shade ‘Muse’ which is marketed as a ‘pinkey nude’. This is a duo-ended lip liner and lipstick and as soon as it arrived I knew I was going to love it. And I do. It’s so handy having both liner and lipstick in the same tube, and they are both so creamy and stay on the lips all day long.
With this deal I also received an adorable makeup bag, which will be perfect for my summer travels!
Tarte Cosmetics has to be one of my all-time favourite makeup brands, made even better by the fact that they always have amazing deals on their products! So, make sure you’re always checking their site so you can get a great deal too.
What’s your favourite product from Tarte? Let me know in the comments!