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Monday, June 01, 2015

Tarte Best Face Forward Collection

Tarte Best Face Forward Collection

Today Tarte via QVC unveiled the Tarte Best Face Forward Collection, a line up of six pieces and a make-up bag for just £38.40 - a great value kit that not only lets you try several pieces from the brand but provides and entire make-up look. I am more than a little enamoured with the pretty packaging and make-up bag (very 70's and Missoni, wouldn't you agree?) but the products are equally if not more wonderful. Here are my thoughts on the entire Tarte Best Face Forward Collection...

Tarte Best Face Forward Collection

So yes you will not only receive a good few make-up items (more on that below) but also a huge, canvas style make-up bag that has been especially designed for QVC. It is a really great size - it will more than hold your daily essentials and has been well made too. The other kit exclusive is the Tarte Double Ended Brush - truly a brilliant tool for applying base products. As you can see one end is tapered for precise and targeted application (think around the nose and facial contours) and the other a flat kabuki style - idea for buffing liquid foundation into the skin. I have said it before but Tarte brushes are not to be overlooked, they are not only vegan but beyond soft and a dream to use and wash. I would happily but this brush on it's own...just saying.

Tarte Best Face Forward Collection

The good news is that Tarte recognise that one shade does not suit all so you can select what shade of Tarte Clay CC Primer (Fair, Light, Medium, Tan and Deep) your receive within the kit. Essentially this product not only helps to blur fine lines, enlarged pores but also colour correct the skin thanks to a blend of custom pigments. The idea is that you apply this all over the face (or only where is needed, the call is yours), blend and then apply foundation on top for a smooth, flaw free and colour corrected base that will grip on to any product applied on top. You can also use it alone as it does somewhat cover blemishes too. My only gripe is that it doesn't really offer oil control and as an oily skinned gal that is a necessity not a want but otherwise a clever innovation!

Tarte Best Face Forward Collection
Tarte Best Face Forward Collection
Tarte Best Face Forward Collection
Tarte Best Face Forward Collection

Sadly the Tarte Best Face Forward Collection does not contain an Amazonian Clay blush but rather one of the most beautiful bronzers I have ever seen - Tarte Colored Clay Bronzer Blush in Pink Bronze. Admittedly the pigment levels are not the best and the overall tone will only be a blush/bronzer on light to medium skin tones. The upside is that the shade is very natural - a shimmer based pink come brown that provides a tawny, almost sun kissed appearance. As it has been formulated using coloured clay it is both hydrating and long wearing - ideal for the Summer weather/months.

Tarte Best Face Forward Collection
Tarte Best Face Forward Collection
Tarte Best Face Forward Collection
Tarte Best Face Forward Collection

For your lips there is Tarte Lip Surgence Lip Crème in Vintage - a bright almost magenta pink that has a slight blue undertone and pigment galore. One quick swipe not only provides a creamy, long lasting veil of colour but also thanks to a blend of vitamins and natural oils a hydration boost too. As it is a chunky crayon come pencil you can not only use it to fill the lips but line too. 

Tarte Best Face Forward Collection

The Tarte Best Face Forward Collection also contains the now iconic Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 mascara, this has been designed to lengthen curl, volumise and condition the lashes with one quick swoop. As a bonus it has been infused with plant botanicals and waxes to protect the lashes too. If I am entirely honest I am not the biggest fan of this mascara it smudges and smears on my oily skin but the volume and length aspect is certainly true.

Tarte Best Face Forward Collection
Tarte Best Face Forward Collection
Tarte Best Face Forward Collection

It pains me a little that Tarte Eyeshadows don't get nearly as much credit as they are due - soft, silken textures that are wonderfully pigmented, easy to blend and apply and really long wearing with or without a primer. If neutrals are your calling you won't want to miss out on the Tarte Best Face Forward Collection Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Quad - okay the bright, matte white could do with a little work (it is chalky and weakly pigmented) but the other three shades are more than stellar. As a side note each eyeshadow has of course been infused with coloured clay to prolong wear and control oil - so clever.

You can find the Tarte Best Face Forward Collection via QVC £38.40 - link.

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22 comments:

  1. Vintage looks so pretty! And I've never heard anything about Tarte eyeshadows until now - those satin shades look lovely!

    Pauline | Catpacking

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  2. In love with this collection! Looks absolutely stunning

    thebeautyspot-5.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Such a pretty collection! x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

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  4. wow the collection!! <3

    www.beautyfrontline.com/

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  5. I was contemplating whether to get this today or not, it looks so good!

    shewhoisshort.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. This set looks absolutely beautiful; I'm gutted that I'm totally skint at the moment otherwise I would have definitely purchased this little gem as it seems like a great introduction to the brand!

    Heather, porcelainbeautyx

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  7. I ordered mine as soon as I woke up this morning. Cannot wait to get it and try all of those products.

    zoea2812.blogspot.com

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  8. wow! I definitely need to get my hands on these! The brush looks beautiful


    Aliya
    www.thecatandthegirl.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I love the packaging! Tarte has such amazing products.

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  10. I ordered this last night. Can't wait til it arrives :) xx
    Glossy Boutique

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  11. I have wanted to try Tarte for ages and still have yet to get my hands on it. I love the look of the Lights, Camera, Lashes 4in1 mascara. It sounds perfect as I have short sparse lashes. I also love the looks of the eyeshadows especially with that packaging. I will be checking out QVC.

    Beth x
    www.hellobeth.co.uk

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  12. Purchased already, now I am even more excited after reading you post! xx

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  13. That blush looks amazing and so pigmented

    CANDICE | BEAUTY CANDY LOVES

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  14. This is such a great kit! Tarte are a brand I keep meaning to try more products from. I really wish i'd picked this up yesterday.

    Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds

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  15. I'm not usually overly excited about new collections, but oh my god this one looks amazing. The packaging alone is gorgeous, but so is the blush!

    Emily // Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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  16. QVC recently did a tarte kit for the U.S. also with the mascara Lippie and eyeshadow, but not in the beautiful packaging!

    Makeupmusicbooks.blogspot.com

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  17. I use the waterproof version of the mascara so "Lashes" becomes "Splashes" for me and it's one of my favourites!

    www.angerawrs.co.uk

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  18. i definitely got the missoni vibe from the collection as well! i love how that coloured clay bronzer looks, i'm glad they sell it separately here!

    brooke | brooke elise

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  19. The brush and lip product look amazing!

    http://kissand-make-up.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. This didn't disappoint for me either, as a big lights camera lashes fan I of course had to buy it and agree with the eyeshadows point they are just so buttery! I have a large palette from Tarte so glad to have a small one to travel with too!
    Www.lucyearnshaw.co.uk

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