Sunday, 7 May 2017

Tarte Maneater Collection

Tarte Maneater Collection
Tarte Maneater Collection
The only other item of Tarte make up I've previously tried is the Tarteist Mascara, which I love. So when I saw that Tarte were having a Today's Special Value collection on QVC UK, I went ahead and pre-ordered the collection before it was aired. And thank god I did, as when it was first aired, the collection sold out in a few minutes. So although you can't get this exact set, you can get the individual items from QVC. 

The 8 piece Maneater collection comprises of:

  • Make up bag
  • Amazonian Clay foundation
  • Foundation brush
  • Double ended lipstick and lipgloss
  • Eyeliner
  • Mascara
  • Eye shadow palette
  • Double ended eye brush
I've now been able to try every item out, so here are my thoughts on whether it was worth me spending £43.96 on this 8 piece collection..
Make up bag
Make up bag
It's purple, with gold lining - what's not to love. A practically sized, flat shaped bag that will fit all your make up in for travel/weekend away.
Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation
Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation
12 hour full coverage Amazonian Clay foundation - that's a lot of words to send a quiver of cakey base fear through you. But no need. Firstly this foundation has a mousse consistency, which was a surprise to me but this means that the formula is light and you only need a tiny amount to cover your whole face. I was also scared that I'd gone for too light a shade (light medium honey) but it's a good match. I really like this foundation, so much so that I've stopped using my previous favourite - Make Up Forever HD foundation, for this.
And another break from my routine is that instead of applying my foundation with a trusty damp sponge, the Tarte brush works much better.
Tarte Foundation Brush
Tarte Foundation Brush
I squeeze a tiny amount of the foundation straight on to the brush, dab on to my cheeks, chin and forehead and get blending - which takes no time at all with this super soft, big fat head of brush loveliness.
Tarte Lipstick
Tarte Lipstick
A browny pink nude, this lipstick is a lovely shade which is fairly hydrating. I've worn this quite a few times and like it, although I have to keep an eye on it as it can dry down to those unsightly dry lipstick lines in the corner of your lips if you don't keep on top of application.
Tarte Lipgloss
Tarte Lipgloss
The other end of the lipstick is this nude coloured gloss, which either perfectly compliments the lipstick and can be worn on top or wear on its own to give a subtle amount of lip coloured sheen.
Tarte Maneater Mascara
Tarte Maneater Mascara
This has the same type of wand as the Tarteist mascara, and that's the main thing I really like about that mascara. I can't tell the difference between the two mascaras but as I love the Tarteist, that's fine by me. The wand ensures easy coating to even the smallest of lashes and gives length, as well as volume. This does not fall down either, and is easy to remove.
Tarte Eyeliner
Tarte Eyeliner
This is a self sharpening eyeliner, which is handy. It has the smallest nib and I'm not quite sure how much eye liner you will get as I can't figure out how to turn it up. Anyway, I'm not a big user of eyeliners - one because I'm always worried I'll look like a goth and two because I blink like crazy whenever I try and tight line inside my eye lids.
But if you do eye line, this is a soft and blendable liner.
Tarte Maneater Eye Shadow palette
Tarte Maneater Eye Shadow palette
This looks like your standard nude eye palette doesn't it? But it's so pigmented that even the lightest shades come out stronger than in the pan. My eye lids tend to make eye shadows look more purple in tone than they actually are, so I have to choose shadows carefully. But this palette has some great soft and earthy tones and Lace can be used as a highlighter.
Tarte Eye Shadow Brush
Tarte Eye Shadow Brush
Both of the Tarte brushes are really well made, nicely weighted and have very soft brush hairs. I don't really like double ended brushes because one end always ends up with its face in the bottom of the brush pot but this is a good one. I use the flatter ended brush for applying the all over lid colour and then the tapered end brush for blending and tidying up shadow in the crease line.

I am so glad I got this collection. It's excellent value for money and I've discovered a new love (the foundation) and also that I really rate Tarte as a brand.

xx




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  1. So many goodies! The palette has the most amazing shades and the foundation sounds brilliant!xx

    Lucy x | lucy-cole.co.uk

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