Everyday Tarteist Color Collection: Review

The Everyday Tartiest Color Collection is a 5 piece limited edition set from Tarte Cosmetics. This is listed on ulta.com for $36 although it’s a $61 value.

This kit includes:

  • Tarteist Eye & Cheek Palette
  • Deluxe Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara
  • Deluxe Tarteist Clay Paint Liner in Black
  • Deluxe Liner Brush
  • Deluxe Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint in Obvi

Individual Product Breakdown

    Tarteist Eye & Cheek Palette


Tarteist Eye & Cheek Palette comes with 3 shades, Design, Fame and Abstract. This is labeled as an eye and cheek palette, but I’ve been using it for contour. These colors are so pigmented and build-able. I like the idea of having a product that can be natural, but I can build up for a wow factor! I absolutely love the formula of these, they blend out perfectly without being patchy.

I’ve been using Design as my contour color and am absolutely loving it! I have had such hard time with contour colors not working with my fair skin. They are usually too warm for my complexion and end up too gold or orange. Design is a pinky toned nude color that works perfectly with my complexion.

The color Fame is a stunning deep brown color with a hint of shimmer. I recently did makeup on a photoshoot for someone with fantastically tanned skin and this, blended out with Design on her cheekbones, was to die for! It translated so well on film and gave the perfect depth.

The largest pan in this palette is for the color Abstract, which is the most breathtaking rose-y color blush. This is bold and amazing, but blends down very natural, if you apply with a light hand. I seriously cannot say enough about this little palette alone. I have worn this everyday since purchasing.

Deluxe Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara

The Deluxe Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara is a great product. This mascara applies evenly and very smooth. I haven’t noticed any flaking or smudging while wearing this. It isn’t exactly insane lengthening or voluminous; This type of mascara is perfect for natural makeup look, or to wear under false lashes.

Deluxe Tarteist Clay Paint Liner in Black & Deluxe Liner Brush

Deluxe Tarteist Clay Paint Liner in Black & Deluxe Liner Brush we can chat about together, since you cant use one without the other. I have seen this product all over social media and its been mostly positive reviews. I was so on the fence about purchasing this because I am VERY particular about eyeliner, but when I saw it funded in this set, I had to get it. When it comes to eyeliner, I need something completely back, completely matte and completely smudge proof. I have officially found my holy grail eyeliner. THIS STUFF IS AMAZING!

Theres a flat round piece at the tip of this that the eyeliner is dispensed into. I lightly dip my bush into the product and spread it around on that flat round piece to fully coat the Deluxe Liner Brush. Applying this is a dream, I can get very precise lines and wings that are incredibly sharp and sculpted. It goes on smooth and creamy but dries down instantly. This wears so well throughout the day, it doesn’t crunch together or get stiff at all. I will be repurchasing this for sure as soon as I run out.

Deluxe Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint in Obvi

Deluxe Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint in Obvi is a perfect light apricot pinky/nude shade. This is a sticky gloss, but not so sticky that its uncomfortable. I really love this shade, it goes with a ton of looks and layers well over other lipsticks.

Overall: Would I recommend?

Overall, this set is collectively amazing. After applying foundation, concealer and powder I can complete an entire full face with just these items, and that says a lot of someone like me who uses a million products every morning. The only thing I could think of changing/adding would be to throw a small highlighter pan in the palette so that you could really create a dynamite look. Honesty, thats not even a big complaint for me, its just the only thing that comes to mind when trying to thinks of the cons of this product.

These colors play well with each other, and are neutral enough to pair will with pretty much every look. I would 100000% recommend this collection. I’m kind of obsessed with Tarte to begin with so I had high hopes going into this. Those high hopes were met and exceeded!

I picked this up for $22 during a sale, which is not longer happening but if you spend more that $35 on any Tarte products on ulta.com, they will give you a free setting spray (this promo is listed from now-06/24).

Just a quick side note, this is not sponsored. Nor are my other blog posts or Instagram posts. I just love giving my opinion on products, especially high end items that people may be unsure about picking up. I know I love seeing beauty blogger reviews before investing in pricey items. These value sets are the perfect way to check things out without the hefty price tag.

I hope this was helpful for those looking into Tarte’s products! Please feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions or if you have experience with these products! I would love to hear others thoughts on these items.

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Battle of the High End Mascaras!

Mascara is vital. It gives the eyes that little extra lift that I just cannot live without. I have gone through a good amount of mascaras in the past year, some full sized, but mostly travel sized. (I tend buy a lot of travel sized product at Sephora because I’m picky and don’t want to spend a fortune on something I don’t like. Plus, I am subscribed to a few beauty boxes so I got some of these through Ipsy, Sephora Play, etc.)

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Below we have 9 mascaras from 9 different cosmetic brands. The pricing listed is for full sized tubes, some of these are available in travel sizes but not all of them. So, lets get started!

The 9 mascaras are: (listed in no particular order)

Taste, Lights Camera Lashes -$21

Too Faced, Better than Sex -$23

MakeUp Forever, Smoky Extravagant Mascara – $24

Mally, Volumizing Mascara -$20

Lorac, Cobra Mascara -$24*

Dior, Diorshow Mascara -$28.50

It Cosmetics, Hello Lashes -$24

theBalm, Mad Lad Lash Mascara  -$18

Benefit, Roller Lash  -$24

 

Taste, Lights Camera Lashes -$21

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This is a great mascara! It is lightweight, thin formula that applies very evenly. Because of that, it is build-able without getting chunky. I do feel my lashed look lengthened after applying this. This is the type of mascara that it fantastic if you do false lashes. Since this is so lightweight it does weight down your eyelids, and makes natural lashes blend into falsies beautifully. I did see Tarte released a new magical line, the packaging on the magical Lights Camera Lashes is a gorgeous shimmery color  (pictued is the original purple packaging).

Too Faced, Better than Sex -$23

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Apparently I am alone on this opinion, I don’t like this mascara. This seems to be everyones favorite so I’m not sure why I haven’t had luck with it! I purchased a full sized tube of this mascara a few years ago and the first time I used it, I did really like it. It has a thicker consistency so I felt my lashes gained volume. I used this for about a week and then the product inside started drying up and getting really clumpy. I wasn’t happy being that I sprung extra for this mascara, when at the time I was using mostly drugstore products. I didn’t repurchase this because of that first experience, but I did received this travel sized tube in a gift set last Christmas from a former co-worker (best gift ever!). I was actually excited to try this again, thinking maybe I got a bad batch with my first tube. Upon using this, I had THE SAME EXACT EXPERIENCE! I was even careful to seal this tube tightly every time I used it thinking maybe something I did dried this out. So yeah, I will not be repurchasing and I hate to say that be I looooove me some Too Faced products.

MakeUp Forever, Smoky Extravagant Mascara – $24

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This mascara is actually really great. The texture is different, it is a dry consistency, but in good way!  The wand is fabulous, it’s heavy duty and really works well with the shape of my eye. I like the tapered end to get into the corners of the eyes and the bottom lash line. This reminds me of the Lights, Camera Lashes formula but on the drier side. This also works great to blend false lashes. I would say this is one of  my top 3 mascaras.

Mally, Volumizing Mascara -$20

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This gives volume to the lashes for sure, but in a natural way. I liked this mascara, although I didn’t find myself repurchasing it. This might be the only Mally product Ive ever used. I didn’t hate it but I wasn’t head over heels in love with it. This is fantastic for a natural look, or a no-makeup makeup look!

Lorac, Cobra Mascara -$24*

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I cannot find this online anywhere, it seems to be sold out on every website I check. I am assuming that this is $24 because all of the other Lorac brands are priced the same. I looooooove the shape of this wand! It is curved (like a Cobra) to fit the lash line perfectly. The product is great, my lashes looked fuller instantly! This wore well throughout the day, but did start to get really dry by the end of the night. I found myself washing my makeup off earlier than I normally would after work, but that isn’t a huge downfall for me. I would highly recommend this mascara, if you can find it.

Dior, Diorshow Mascara -$28.50

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This would be the most amazing mascara ever, if it wasn’t scented! Don’t get me wrong, I like scented products, for example I’m obsessed with my Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette. But scented mascara kind of freaks me out, especially scented like this. This mascara smells like straight up perfume. It’s floral and weird and I’m just not a fan. This also comes in at the most expensive mascara on this list, which I would stand by if it didn’t stink!

It Cosmetics, Hello Lashes -$24

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This is almost an in between of the Lights, Camera Lashes and the Roller Lash. It is thinner than Roller Lash. This is kind of build-able if applied lightly, but one stroke too many and your lashes start to clump together. I would like to mention, I hate this wand!!! I thought I would love it, and I do like the rounded part for the bottom lash line. My problem is when applying to the upper lashes, I would always stab myself in the eye and this is a hard plastic wand so it’s super painful! I did this so many times that I stopped using this mascara all together, ouch!

theBalm, Mad Lad Lash Mascara  -$18

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This is an example of a hard plastic wand that doesn’t bother me. The shape is perfect for the material of the applicator. This is another curved wand, similar to the Cobra in that is has a defined arch. I liked this product a lot, it really clings to your lashes, and is super black. I felt like even after I washed my makeup off, I would still have mascara residue, so make sure your removing this completely before bed. This comes in as the lease expensive mascara on this list!

Benefit, Roller Lash  -$24

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This is my new fav! I love how this mascara applies and wears throughout the day. This stays in place once its on your lashes and really keeps a curl! The consistency on this product is very gel like. I believe the consistency is what makes this so great because it keeps the lashes lifted upwards and looking beautiful. This mascara is another one of those hard to remove products.  If you don’t completely take this off, you will get clumps the next day when you go to apply your mascara. Just make sure your using a makeup remover with this one to fully clean your lashes off. (Sorry this photo doesn’t match the others. I somehow forgot to take a photo of this with the grey back drop, but this shows the packaging and wand).

 

The order in which I like these products, starting with my favorite:

Benefit, Roller Lash  -$24

Lorac, Cobra Mascara -$24*

MakeUp Forever, Smoky Extravagant Mascara – $24

theBalm, Mad Lad Lash Mascara  -$18

Dior, Diorshow Mascara -$28.50

Taste, Lights Camera Lashes -$21

Mally, Volumizing Mascara -$20

It Cosmetics, Hello Lashes -$24

Too Faced, Better than Sex -$23

I hope this was helpful if you are looking for a high end mascara! All of these brands sell a variety of mascaras, these just happen to be the ones I’ve tried most recently. These  products that worked for me, my eye shape and my lifestyle. Your opinion may differ, and that’s okay! What are your experiences with these products? Let me know in the comments!

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