Tarte Timeless Beauty Essentials Review

Holidays and limited edition sets are starting to show up everywhere!  The Tarte Timeless Beauty Essentials is a beauty and is exclusive to Ulta.  I hope this helps you decide if you should add to your holiday shopping list (for giving or receiving!).  Click here to go to the link on Ulta for the Tarte Timeless Beauty Essentials.

The Tarte Timeless Beauty Essentials limited-edition set ($36) that is exclusive to Ulta includes:

  • Timeless Smoothing Primer (0.067 oz.) – Deluxe sample
  • Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Timeless (peach melon) (0.2 oz.) – Full size
  • Blush Brush
  • Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Angelic Nude (0.1 oz.) – Full size
  • Lights, Camera, Flashes Statement Mascara (0.16 oz.) – Deluxe sample

So what did I think?  This set of products from Tarte is amazing and so worth the money – actually it is a great value!

The Timeless Smoothing Primer really surprised me.  It has a thicker consistency (reminded me of the new Make Up For Ever primers and Benefit’s Porefessional) but applies easily.  My foundation glides right on top and the finish is matte but alive – if the makes sense.  I cannot say it makes my makeup last any longer than any other primer but I am on board with it!

I love Tarte blushes and this blush in Timeless one was no let down.  I love how well they apply and blend and they remain consistent throughout the day.  Timeless is a peachy-melon shade that will probably work well for anyone?  I love, love it!

The blush brush is not only beautiful – look at the design on the handle (!) – but it applies blush flawlessly.  It is somewhat soft but full bristled, which is perfect for me for applying blush.  I also adore how pretty it is!

I have had very limited experience with Tarte lipsticks but that will not last!  I love the feel of them!  The Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Angelic Nude that is part of this set is a beautiful pinky-nude color.  What I love the most, however, is the feel of it.  It is so moisturizing and glides on your lips!  I am not as fond of the cardboard lipstick tube but at least it is cute.  As for longevity – it last but not for a long, long time.  I do not mind this though because I love applying it!

Finally, the mascara…I have not had much luck with Tarte mascaras before.  That means, that I never thought they out-performed any of my other favorites, which typically are from the drug store (e.g., L’Oreal Butterfly mascara is amazing!).  I also prefer waterproof mascaras.  The Lights, Camera, Flashes Statement mascara from this kit is different.  I really like it!  It is a bit “wet” in consistency but between the product and the brush it does some magic!  I definitely will use this sample, but I am not sure yet if I will purchase a full size any time in the future.

So, big “thumbs up” to this limited edition set!  I love it and am so happy with each piece included in the limited edition collection.  I would highly recommend it as a gift or as a purchase for yourself.  Has anyone else tried it?  I would love to hear your thoughts!  What other kits are on your gift list?

Until next time, I will keep my eye out for other potential gift items!  If you want to see my video, please click below (and sub too!).  I have a new goal of getting to 500 subscribers!  Share as well!!

Hoping all is well!



Tarte Energy Noir Clay Palette Review

Tate Energy Noir palette


It is here – a NEW Tarte palette!  This is the Energy Noir Clay palette, which retails for $38, and let me tell you about it!  The palette contains eight shadows, one highlight, and one blush.  Here are names and brief descriptions:IMG_0026

Top Row on Left:

  • Full Moon (matte beige)
  • Charged Up (silvery taupe – shimmery)
  • Dark Drive (matte dark chocolate)

Second Row on Left:

  • Stone Unturned (matte taupe)
  • Up Too Slate (smoky plum- shimmery)
  • Misty Mauve (matte mauve)

Bottom Row on Left:

  • Power Plum (matte dark plum)
  • Lunar Eclipse (matte black)

Top Upper Right:

  • Unearthed blush

On Right Under Blush:

  • Crystal spark (champagne highlighter but could be a shimmery shadow)

So now the question is — how are they?  Well, let me put you at ease…they are wonderful!  The shadows are a nice mixture of holding color but blending evenly (something I have not always experienced with Tarte palettes) and the colors are wonderful.  I love using them individually and also mixed!  There is a balanced mixture of matte and shimmery.  As you may know, I tend to favor matte shadows but these shimmery colors are rather nice and easily toned down.

The cheek color is just perfect – a bit darker than I would have thought I would like but when applied – I LOVED it!  The only piece of the palette that may not get much use from me is the highlighter.  I have become tied to the Charlotte Tilbury bronzer and highlighter palette I just got and cannot use anything else right now (this might just be a phase however).

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Other than the highlighter jut not catching my eye at the moment, the palette is a home run!  No settling into fine lines around my eyes – meaning there is minimal fall out when applying since that often is what happens and catches in my lovely crevices!

Here is my overall rating.  I bet you will not be too surprised by it!

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