Tarte has outdone themselves with their Holiday 2012 collection! The collection is called Baby It’s Bold Outside and features several fabulous gift sets. Today we’ll concentrate on two that are an unbelievable value and truly drool worthy. The center palette will get a feature of it’s own soon!
Maybe my favorite of the smaller sets is the Fantastic Foursome, a limited edition set of four Amazonian Clay 12-hour blushes. It has a value of $60 but sells for just $35! I love these smaller sizes, I will probably never use up a full size blush and the smaller sizes let you try different colors at a value price. The set includes:
- Angelic (shimmering champagne)–this makes a wonderful shimmery highlighter for the holidays
- Fantastic (soft fuchsia)–much brighter in the pan that it applies-
- Magic (pink coral) – beautiful for all skin tones
- Stellar (shimmering nude)–I think this can also be used as a bronzer
Although the blushes in this set are not full size–a full size Amazonian Clay 12-hour blush has a net weight of 0.20 Oz. and the blushes in the Fantastic Foursome have a net weight of 0.10 Oz–half the size, they still have the quality and excellent staying power that made these blushes so popular. Plus, they work out to 8.75 per blush whereas the full size are $12.50 per blush.
I really like the mix of shades in this set–Fantastic is a cool bright pink with a lavender undertone, Angelic is a lovely champagne highlighter, Magic is a universal flattering pinky coral and Stellar a warm peachy brown blush that can double as a bronzer or contour shade. That combination makes this set suitable for everyone on your Christmas list! Also, with the addition of these new shades, the die-hard beauty junkie as well as the makeup beginner will put the Fantastic Foursome to good use! I’m planning on stuffing a few stockings with the set–but Shhhhhh don’t tell!!!
Prime Beauty Grade: A –not A+ because there are no mirrors in the compact. Hurry this will set out pronto!!
Tarte Statement Lips ($34) is a limited edition LipSurgence collectors set. I
love adore the LipSurgence formula. It’s not surprising that LipSugence is one of Tarte’s award winning formulas. They are smooth, glossy, non-sticky, moisturizing and have a delightful peppermint flavor and scent. All the shades in this collection are beautiful –there isn’t a bad one in the bunch! I’m thrilled that Sweet is back, she made her first appearance in last summers Glow Your Way to Gorgeous set!
The Tarte Statement Lips LipSurgence Collectors Set ($34) includes two FULL SIZED tints, two lusters and one matte lip tint. The shades are:
- Enchanted -a soft sheer rose–universally flattering
- Elite – a sheer melon–a fav of mine
- Sweet- a shimmery peachy pink and all time favorite of mine–SO glad to see it again! I’ve already gone through two of these!
- Escape – a shimmery cool pale pink
These are such pretty and wearable colors at such a great value! Tarte LipSurgence lipsticks twist up–no need for sharpening and there is quite a lot of product in the stick. One LipSurgence retails for $24, so 5 FULL Sizes for $34 represents a killer value!
Last years LipSurgence set was incredible and sold out almost immediately so get this while you can beauties!! Do you need the 2012 Tarte Statement Lips set? Hell yes! Personally, I’m picking up several because I think they make such great gifts–no sizes to worry about and EVERY woman likes a new lipstick!!
Prime Beauty Grade: A+