Saturday, February 9, 2013

Tarte 'What Has Your Makeup Done For You Lately?' TSV AD Shipment #3

As you may or may not know, the Northeastern part of the U.S. got walloped with a ton of snow this weekend -- record snowfall in a quite a few spots, actually.

Fortunately, my part of Long Island didn't get it too bad. We've probably got about 10 inches on the ground here, which is definitely a pain to shovel (I have the sore arms to prove it!) but didn't bring about any real damage.

And before Nemo (apparently they give names to snow storms now too.  Who knew?) dumped all his snow over the Northeast, my intrepid UPS man managed to drop off the third and final AD installment in the Tarte 'What Has Your Makeup Done For You Lately?' TSV series, which means that I had new makeup to play with while I was snowed in today... so no cabin fever for me.

(I apologize for the poor lighting in some of the photos; they were taken after it had started to snow yesterday and the skies were pretty dark and gloomy.  The lighting in my house is definitely not the best for photos, I know.  The swatch photos are pretty good, though.)

Tarte 'What Has Your Makeup Done For Your Lately' AD Shipment #3
Like the two previous kits, this installment included a 100% Pure Maracuja Oil Rollerball, the Tarte Maracuja Miracle 12-Hour Foundation, and a Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara.

From l. to r.: Tarte Maracuja Miracle Foundation, Pure Maracuja Oil Rollerball, & Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara
If you want to know more about these products, you can check out my review of the original TSV. I've also done a separate review for the foundation that you can check out here.

This kit also contains the Smooth Operator Micronized Clay Finishing Powder.

Tarte Smooth Operator Micronized Clay Finishing Powder

Tarte Smooth Operator Micronized Clay Finishing Powder
I actually have a deluxe sample of this powder that I received from Sephora, and it's a lot like the Makeup Forever HD Powder or any other silica based finishing powder. It's very finely milled and lightweight so it works well if you don't want to add a lot of coverage over your foundation.

However, it also contains kaolin clay, so it does mattify and absorb oil. Oily-skinned folks should love it.  If you have dry skin or dry patches in the winter like me, it can accentuate those spots. For me, this is a product that I'll save for summer use.

The shipment also includes a new shade of the modernEYES Waterproof Creaseless Shadow/Liner Duo. This one is in Moss Green/Black.

modernEYES Waterproof Creaseless Shadow/Liner Duo in Moss Green/Black

modernEYES Waterproof Creaseless Shadow/Liner Duo: Moss Green (l.) & Black (r.)
As its name implies, the Moss Green shadow portion of the duo is a dark mossy green with gold shimmer.  The Black liner is a lighter black shade, which makes it a good match if you've fair to light skin and deep,dark black liners tend to look harsh on you.

I absolutely love the green shadow.  I wore it all alone today, applying it to the lid and blending it out into the crease.  It's a smokey look without being too dark -- very pretty.

The final item in the kit is the Tarte LipSurgence Lip Shine in Vivacious.

Tarte LipSurgence Lip Shine in Vivacious

Tarte LipSurgence Lip Shine in Vivacious
These LipSurgence Lip Shines are similiar to the traditional LipSurgence pencils except they offer a shinier finish and can be sharpened (there's a built-in sharpener in the cap).

Vivacious is a mid-tone berry pink.  It's one of those shades that really brightens up the face, but isn't so bright that someone like me who feels pretty self-conscious in really bold, vivid shades feels uncomfortable in it.

I like it quite a bit.

All in all, I think this is a nice, wearable kit -- it definitely made my snow day a little more fun.

What do you think of the colors in this kit?  Did anyone else get snowed in this weekend? 


  1. Did this come with any deluxe samples? I know that previous versions came with the maracuja C eye cream. Thank you!

    1. I don't believe that it did -- which is kind of a bummer because I seriously loved my sample of the Maracuja C Eye Cream. I may actually have to go out and buy the full size one of these days. :)


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