*affiliate*Hello gentle reader.
Had enough insanely cute Tarte holiday pretties, yet? No? Good. 'Cause I have a good one to show you, today!
The Tarte Sweet Dreams Bon Voyage Collector's Set and Travel Bag is a Sephora exclusive limited edition holiday collection. This chic, gold and lavender synthetic travel bag is filled with beautiful full and snack sized treats for eyes, cheeks, lips and complexion.
Okay, I have to squeee over the tassels. Just. Look. At. Them! So darling. I love tassels.
Maybe I was a strip tease dancer in another life.
Or a dirty old man, leering at strip tease dancers in another life.
Open the zip around bag and lift the lid and your eyes will light upon mint green and lavender stripes all over the interior. In the lid there is a soft, elastic topped pocket in which is inserted a slim, square, lavender and gold paperboard eye shadow palette. In the body of the bag, nestled securely in the lift out insert are a full sized Lip Surgence Lip Tint and Gloss and snack sized Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara, a cheek stain, Maracuja Oil and a Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder.
Let's start with the eye shadows. There are twenty full sized shadows in the palette. All of the names are on a plastic slip cover but not printed on the palette. Really, Tarte? They are all French in theme, very chic and fun. There is a mix of matte and shimmer shades, neutral to jewel tones. The quality is lovely, as always. The mattes are smooth, silky and have wonderful pigmentation and payoff and are only mildly powdery. The shimmers are rich, brilliant and velvety. They also have beautiful pigmentation and payoff and are a just a bit flaky. Nothing major.
Random swatches of the shadows. I just started smacking them on in no particular order. There are some lovely, intense jewel tones and some deep, rich matte velvet shades in this palette. There are also lavender, lilac, coffee, pink, taupe... The colour selection is great and the eye look possibilities are endless.
The petite Tarte Cheek Stain in Muse is so stinking adorable!
Too bad the contents of mine wasn't so much. The little plastic protective dome had adhered it's self to the blush and when I pulled it off, it yanked all of the product right out of the tube and messed it up. Nooooo!!!! I managed to get the blush unstuck and back into the tube but it looks pretty beat up. *sad panda*
This Cheek Stain is a gently shimmery creme blush in a soft nude.
Here is a swatch. It is a bit more wearable looking on my skin than it appeared in the tube. It was looking pretty brownish and I was having my doubts. I think I can work this.
The full sized Lip Surgence Lip Tint in Romantic and Lip Gloss in Visionary.
Lip Surgence in Romantic is a creamy, peachy-nude. The lip gloss in Visionary is a lovely apricot with a soft, iridescent shimmer to brighten and visually plump your lips without adding overt sparkle or glitter.
I don't really need to show you the Maracuja oil, mascara or powder. We all know what those things look like.
So, gentle reader. What think you of the Tarte Sweet Dreams Bon Voyage Collector's Set and Travel Bag? Isn't it great? The entire set is $59.00. I know that sounds a little spendy but remember, the Lip Surgence Lip Tint is $24.00 if purchased individually and the gloss is $19.00. Just those two together would set you back $43.00. So, for just $16.00 more you are receiving a twenty pan eye shadow palette, a deluxe mini mascara, blush, powder and Maracuja oil. And don't forget that pretty, pretty and practical travel bag with the adorable tassels. All in all, I think it's a good deal.
Did you pick up this beautiful holiday set? If you are craving it, it's exclusive to Sephora and available in stores and on their website, now. I am thrilled that I bought mine. I needed it like I need another hole in my head but I don't care. I wanted it. It's sweet as candy and oh-so-pretty and it had to be mine!
I'm still trying to figure out if I was the tassel spinner or the leer-er.