This post is a little delayed, because I actually received it last month- I'm still trying to get back in the habit of blogging! But I had to share because this was definitely purchased on a whim but I'm so glad I did!
It was offered as the QVC Today's Special Value for $59.56, and I'll be getting another shipment in June, and another in October. You can see all the details over on Musings of a Muse for the February shipment here, and for June and October here. I just love her blog so much!
Here's how my box arrived. I just love the colors. Purple is my favorite, and I can see hanging on to this bag for a very long time.
Look how cute this is! The colors are coming off a lot more muted in the photo than in real life, but this is a great sized bag, and I will definitely be using it! It will probably be coming with me to the hospital. (Yep, I'll be one of those girls packing a bit of makeup to take with me- not sure I'll use it but I'm sure I'll be happy to have it anyway!)
Here's all the products - Foundcealer in Fair, Foundcealer Brush, Double Ended Eyeshadow Brush, Amazonian Clay Eye and Cheek Palette (blush is Talented, eyeshadows are Pink Beyond, Taupe for the Best, Dreams Plum True, Out of this Pearl, Thistle be the Day, and Paint the Brown), Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara in Black, and Lipsurgence Liquid Lipshine in Exquisite.
I LOVE the foundation. It gives off a great coverage, but doesn't look cakey at all. I thought at first I chose to light of a color (I am very pale), but after I finished applying it and it really sunk in, it is perfect. I just have a lot of red tones in my skin, so sometimes I'm not sure, and wasn't sure when I was ordering- I figured at the very least, I could contact QVC and let them know my mistake. But now I won't have to! The foundation itself is a little weird to use- there's a push thing on the cap and you push that to get the foundation loaded in the top, and then you plunge it onto the brush, and it doesn't always give you the right amount (too much, too little), however, I just try my best to dot the foundation around my face and then blend. I also like that this foundation layers extremely well.
This brush is awesome- it blends the foundation well, and doesn't leave it looking streaky.
I haven't used the eye brush too much, but it's okay.
The mascara is just one of my absolute favorite mascaras. I had never tried it before receiving it, and now I find myself reaching for it constantly, because it is just so good. It separates my lashes really well, and keeps the curl.
Finally, the lipsurgence. As you know if you've been keeping up with my blog, I'm not much of a lip product girl, but I do like this one. It's a little darker than my natural lip color, but isn't sticky, and it stays on pretty well.
Finally, the palette. This blush is just... I need to own all the Tarte Amazonian Clay blushes. They are all just so pigmented, and you barely need to tap your brush on them to get the product. And the colors stay all day long on my face.
The eyeshadows are all totally wearable, and beautiful. I have green eyes so I love wearing plum-toned shadows. I think they're so flattering and make my eyes stand out. I will say with all of these shades, there is a bit of fall out, but tapping your brush to get off the excess can aid with this problem. The shades are very blendable. And I love the matte shades on the bottom- I've found myself reaching for this palette on multiple occasions to use those two shades as liners.
I also really just love the packaging in general. It's very sturdy on all of the products, and the colors are so pretty. I'm definitely a sucker for a pretty package.
You can still purchase this kit from QVC for $72.50. I definitely think it's still worth that, and I'm so happy with this! I can't wait until I get my June and October shipments!
FTC: This kit was purchased by me with my own money. I am not affiliated with QVC or Tarte, and no affiliate links have been used in this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.