Monday, December 31, 2012

{Review} Tarte Carried Away Collector's Set

Hello beauties! Happy New Year's Eve! I hope you all have a great & safe celebration! =)

I am here to bring you all a review (& swatches) of the Tarte Carried Away Collector's Set:
This travel set includes 8 mini lip glosses, 24 eyeshadows, a blush brush, a travel-sized mascara, a travel-sized blush, and a travel-sized setting powder.

I didn't save the box, but I think these are the Maracuja Glosses. These glosses are amazing! They remind me of the MAC Cremesheen Glasses only they're more pigmented and slightly sticky.

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Amazonian Clay 12-hour blush in "Adventurous" - a shimmery rose shade

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PROS
- great price
- super travel friendly -  I can just add a few things and I'd be good to go for a weekend getaway
- lip glosses are amazing

CONS
- some shadows are too powdery & non-pigmented

For me, the standouts of this set are the lipglosses and blush. The eyeshadows are mediocre and I don't really care for the mascara and setting powder.

This set gets an OK from me, but that's pretty much it. It's not something someone should to spend a ridiculous amount of money on, on ebay... The truth is I've had better... If you're still looking for a great limited edition holiday set, I recommend LORAC's Eye Candy Full Face Collection (link to my review).

Thanks for stopping by!

16 comments:

  1. Great, in-depth review! I think holiday palettes give a good overview of the brand as a whole. Tarte has a great reputation for its blushes and lip products [rather than eye products], whereas LORAC is known for amazing eyeshadows! :) xx steph

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  2. Looks like a great little collection of lip glosses!! I've yet to try any lip products from Tarte except for the Lipsurgence (which I love!!)...I'll need to check these out!

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    1. They're definitely great lip glosses! =)

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  3. thank you for this review!
    i had to resist hard when this set came out. i still want the tiny lip glosses, though. ;p

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    1. Thanks for reading! And definitely understandable! =)

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  4. I agree that the lipglosses look much more interesting that the eyeshadows...Thanks for sharing the review ^_~

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  5. I love the eyeshadows! some of it the colors are pastels! really suitable for wedding occasions! ^_^

    I follow you, mind follow back? :)

    Loves,
    www.fibieelyh.blogspot.com

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  6. This kit really was a beautiful holiday set. It has everything!! I had to lock up my wallet for this one.. I just found your blog randomly and I am now a new follower. Hope you have a good day and hope to see more from your blog soon!


    www.dianaluv.blogspot.com

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  7. Hi, I found you on the blog hop and I love your blog! Thanks for reviewing this, it's absolutely beautiful. :)

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  8. you have such an adorable blog! i love make up reviews!

    Thank you for linking up in the blog hop today :)

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