Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tarte Journey to Natural Beauty AD #3

Last week, the UPS man showed up the third (and final) AD installment of the Tarte Journey to Natural Beauty TSV from QVC.

I first ordered this kit back in January, I believe, and while it's probably not the most exciting Tarte TSV that I've ever ordered, it's one that I will remember fondly since it introduced me to two products that have quickly become staples in my makeup bag. You can read my reviews of the first and second installments, if you're curious.

The third installment included:
  • Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation 
  • The Brow Architect Brow Shaper, Liner & Definer
  • Lights, Camera, Flashes! Mascara
  • Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Inspired
  • Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Roseberry
  • Foundation Brush

The Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation, Brow Architect and Lights, Camera, Flashes! Mascara are included in every kit.  I'm a fan of the foundation, though it's not the best fit for my skin when it's dry (as it is now in the cooler weather).  The Brow Architect has become my favorite brow product, and I love the Lights, Camera, Flashes! Mascara for when I want really dramatic lashes -- these are the two items that I mentioned have become favorites.

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

The Amazonian Clay Blush in this installment is in the shade Inspired, which is a really pretty natural berry shade with subtle gold shimmer. It's similiar to the Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed in that they're both have a natural look on the skin. However, while Exposed tends to lean toward the warm rosy end of the spectrum, Inspired has more cool berry tones.

I love it -- I've worn it everyday since I got it actually.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Inspired & Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Roseberry

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Inspired & Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Roseberry

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Inspired & Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Roseberry

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Inspired & Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Roseberry
The Amazonian Butter Lipstick in the kit is in the shade Roseberry, which, as its name implies, is a berry shade. Like the blush, it has cool undertones and definitely has a brightening effect. It isn't too dark or garish for my super fair skin, though, so I think it would work on a variety of skin tones. 

It's a nice fall/winter color.

The kit also comes with a brush -- the information included with the kit doesn't specify what its name is though.  Like most (all?) of Tarte's brushes, it has synthetic bristles and it's fairly dense, so my gut instinct is to call it a foundation brush. 

Though you could probably use it for blush or bronzer too. 

Tarte Foundation Brush

Like the previous installments, there's a generously sized bronze metallic makeup bag too. I think it will definitely come in handy for travel.

Makeup Bag with products inside
I like this kit quite a bit -- the blush and lipstick are both shades that I'll use quite a bit, and the Brow Architect and mascara are staples for me. I probably don't need another tube of the foundation, but the rest of the products definitely make the kit worth it.

What do you think of the colors in this kit?  What's your favorite blush and lipstick shades these days?


  1. You ordered this in January?! :O Wow - I would have totally forgotten about it if I were you.

    1. LOL. I know, right? That's why I like these auto-delivery kits that are sent out a couple of times a year. I forget about them completely so it's like I've sent myself surprise gifts. ;)

    2. ...which is quite genius if you ask me! xD I mean who knows better what you want and like than yourself?


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