Friday, June 14, 2013

Tarte Journey to Natural Beauty AD Shipment #2 from QVC

Back in January, I received the Tarte Journey to Natural Beauty TSV from QVC.

While it was a pretty simple, basic kit, it was one of my favorite TSVs in a long time because it included three new products that pretty much rocked my world and just had all the staples you'd need to do a pretty, full face of makeup.

That's why I was excited when the second installment of the AD plan arrived on my doorstep yesterday -- and I've got to say, I think I like this one even better than the first because it has all those fabulous products I loved from kit #1 but I actually like the colored products in this one a bit better.

The second installment contains six products:
  • Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation 
  • Duo Fiber Blush Brush
  • Brow Architect Shaper, Liner & Definer
  • Lights, Camera, Flashes! Statement Mascara
  • Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Pink Peony
  • Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Empowered 
It also contains a large, kind of faux leather makeup bag.

Tarte Journey to Natural Beauty TSV AD#2
The three products that are exactly the same from the first kit are the Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation, Brow Architect Shaper, Liner & Definer, and the Lights, Camera, Flashes! Statement Mascara.

Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes! Mascara, Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation & Brow Architect

I am absolutely in love with the mascara and brow pencil, and the Amazonian Clay Foundation is a really good summer foundation for me (though I definitely recommend applying it with a sponge if you sometimes have issues with foundation looking cakey or clinging to flaky areas).  You can find more information about these products in my original post and a before and after photo of the mascara on my lashes here.

The kit also includes a duo fiber brush (that's my description -- I can't find Tarte's name for the brush anywhere in the literature.).  It's pretty much your generic duo fiber brush, but it pairs well with the Amazonian Clay Blushes since they're seriously pigmented and can sometimes make me look like a clown if I'm not careful.  The duo fiber brush applies the blush more sheerly so it's kind of a no-brainer.

Tarte Duo Fiber Blush Brush
The Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in this kit is in the shade Empowered.

Like a lot of Tarte's blushes, Empowered is a peachy pink.  However, unlike most of the others that I have, this one definitely leans more toward the pink end of the spectrum. It has some shimmer, but it's not chunky or overly glittery. 

It gives the cheeks the most gorgeous pinky peach glow. 

It's only been two days, but I am officially obsessed.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Empowered

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Empowered
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Empowered
I really hope that they offer this blush on its own someday because it's such a pretty shade that would work on a variety of skin tones.

The Amazonian Butter Lipstick in this kit is in the shade Pink Peony.

It is a light but still vibrant pink shade that's somewhat sheer.  It has a nice shiny finish on the lips and is fairly moisturizing.  The lipstick also has that same cool, minty taste/feel that the LipSurgence Lip Pencils do. 

The shade is perfect for folks with fair to light skin who like the idea of a bright lipstick but can't find a shade that doesn't overpower their pale skin.  If you have darker skin, it's a great everyday lip color.

Oh, and on a totally superficial note, I love the colorful cardboard packaging. 

Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Pink Peony

Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Pink Peony

Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Pink Peony
The bag that comes with the kit is nice and big so it's perfect for a travel.

Makeup Bag

Makeup Bag with products in it

All in all, I really love this kit -- all you need for a basic, full face of makeup and the blush and lipstick are such pretty shades that are perfect for summer (and year-round, really).

If you're on the fence about whether to get this installment of the AD series, I highly recommend going for it.  I don't think you'll be disappointed.

What new purchases are you excited about this week?


  1. Mine AD shipment should be getting here on Tuesday. I'm glad they sent the duo-fiber brush. If I remember right, they sent out an email a while back saying that they were sending a blush brush with this shipment. I have several Tarte blush brushes and never use them.

    I keep waiting for news of a summer Tarte TSV since they've done one the past two years. I hope they announce it soon (or announce that they aren't having one). I just wanna know! LOL

    1. I really like the duo-fiber brush because its size and shape make it ideal for multiple uses -- foundation, bronzer, blush, etc. And you can use it with cream and powder products so it's a good one in my book.

      I've been trying to find info on a Tarte summer TSV too. As soon as this arrived, I checked the QVC insider for July but there's nothing about a Tarte collection. Maybe August? Like you, I'm dying to know too. :)


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