Sunday, October 4, 2015

I Had A Tarte Attack - Tarte Cosmetics Ulta Exclusive Holidaze Greatest Glitz Collector's Set Swatches


My first item to introduce you to the Holiday 2015 season is the Tarte Cosmetics Greatest Glitz Collector's Set and Portable Palettes, ($49), exclusive to Ulta Beauty.  Tarte is a cruelty free, vegan friendly company and every year they put out a variety of really nice sets for the holiday season.  I missed the Ulta exclusive set last year and I didn't want that to happen again, so this set was the first item I purchased of the season.

The set consists of three palettes in neutral, rose gold, and smoky themes housed in a rose gold cardboard box which has a hidden magnetized closure and a full size mirror in the top.  Each of the three palettes contain .024 oz of eyeshadow and a .155 oz blush.  Also in the set, in a pull out drawer in the bottom of the box, are a deluze size Lipsurgence Lip Creme, (.056 oz.), and a deluxe size, (.13 oz), Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 mascara, my current favorite.

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The box is quite sturdy and has a pattern of sequins in the corresponding gold, rose gold and smoky colors on the top.

palette, blush, eyeshadow, Ulta, swatches

palette, blush, eyeshadow, Ulta, swatches

Let's open the palettes and see the pretties!!

palette, blush, eyeshadow, Ulta, swatches

Each palette is easily removed from the box.  There were one or two eyeshadows that reminded me of last holiday's Sweet Dreams Bon Voyage Collector's set and one or two that reminded me of the Tartlette palette.  Having said that, I want to be clear that the shades are different.  They're not the same as earlier palettes, but a couple may remind you of some of your favorites.

The first palette on the left is the neutral themed palette.

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My swatches are done outside on a sunny day.  Tarte always surprises me when I swatch the products because of the incredible pigmentation.  The colors are soft and swatch easily.  Many of them are very complex, to the point that the camera can't pick it up in a group shot.  I'm including a couple of different shots of my arm at different angles because, as you can see, when light hits the shades at different angles, it brings out different properties and shimmers.

I have swatched the Lipsurgence in Flashy on the right after the blush.

palette, blush, eyeshadow, Ulta, swatches

palette, blush, eyeshadow, Ulta, swatches

Flashy is the limited edition Lipsurgence for the Greatest Glitz set.  It's a nude rose color, universally flattering.

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The rose gold palette is next in the set.

palette, blush, eyeshadow, Ulta, swatches

Again, I have several swatches of this palette.  As the light changes hitting it, so do the colors.  Sometimes the shimmer is more evident than others and also takes on a different tone.  Tarte has  complex shimmers that must be appreciated from different angles to get the full effect.  The two purples might remind you of the Tartelette palette but the Tartelette purples have more of a browned base to them.

palette, blush, eyeshadow, Ulta, swatches

palette, blush, eyeshadow, Ulta, swatches

palette, blush, eyeshadow, Ulta, swatches

The third palette has a smoky theme, with a matte purple-black and a matte soft black.  The color Mint Spring, (3rd from the left in the bottom row), has the least pigmentation in all three palettes.  It reminds me of a color in the Bon Voyage set from Holiday 2014 by sight, but when swatched, it's quite different and a greener grey than was found in Bon Voyage.

palette, blush, eyeshadow, Ulta, swatches

palette, blush, eyeshadow, Ulta, swatches

palette, blush, eyeshadow, Ulta, swatches

palette, blush, eyeshadow, Ulta, swatches

Tarte has one of the most extensive and intriguing holiday collections.  This palette is found at Ulta and is exclusive to that store.  SEPHORA has their own specific Tarte Holidaze Collection.   Macys and Tarte Online have a shared collection and some pieces that overlap with Ulta and Sephora.

I wanted to put swatches up as quickly as possible for you.  There is quite a variety of Tarte items for you to look at this season, and you'll want to investigate them all, I'm sure.  Tarte Cosmetics offers top quality long-wearing makeup, and there is surely something this Holidaze season for everyone.  Tarte is a vegan friendly, cruelty free company.  You can follow them on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook as well as other social media webbys listed on their site.  Be sure to search their hashtag #TarteHolidaze across all social channels.

Tell me what has caught your eye this holiday season and given you a Tarte Attack?

62 comments:

  1. I absolutely LOVE Tarte! That rose gold palette is amazing. It's like there isn't any color I wouldn't use (which is sometimes a rare thing!) I'm definitely adding this to my holiday wishlist <3

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    1. Me too. All three palettes are great for me.

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  2. Tarte has such fab products. My daughter always has makeup on her Christmas list and this looks like a great palette.

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  3. DAMN. I saw that in the store and almost bought it but passed. I didn't know about the SEQUIN BOX. UGH!

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    1. Some of the other Tarte holiday has the sequins too. And these are securely on the lid. They're not all going to fall off.

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  4. I have heard amazing things about tarte! I definitely want to try them out. These colors look amazing!!!!

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    1. Keep the Energy Noir palette in mind too. I have a review but it's pretty much a universal palette.

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  5. I love that lip color. I think my favorite is that middle palette. My daughter would love this.

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    1. It's a really high quality set at a fabulous price.

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  6. I absolutely LOVE the shades included in this kit. They are the perfect neutral tones that would like great on anyone and everyone. And the packaging is totally adorable, too!

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    1. I agree. There's not one shade I won't wear in this set. That's pretty remarkable.

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  7. I just adore Tarte and they had me with this packaging. They could have put a box of rocks inside of it and I would buy it because Sparkles :) Beautiful swatches!

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    1. Thank you. I'm impressed with how sturdy the box is and I love the rose gold they chose for it.

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  8. I didn't realize that the Tarte holiday box palettes were different store to store. How smart of them! Beautiful shades, as always

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    1. They are!! I'm thinking I might get the Macy's set too. And both the blush palette and the set of four blushes.

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  9. I did not even know they had the palettes out yet. I am going to have to go get them, I always buy these bonus kits at the holidays so I have great make up all year! Thank you for showing them off, they look great!

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    1. Christmas definitely came early this year. And boy is it pretty!

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  10. I want this just to look at! That case is so fabulous and all the shades are wearable.

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    1. Every single shadow!!! I find that impressive. Usually in a palette there's at least one you wouldn't wear but this whole set will be on my face!

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  11. I've been trying to decide whether I should get this or not. It's just so pretty!

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  12. I love Tarte, and Ulta is one of my favorite places to shop for makeup! So I will definitely be checking this set out! Looks fabulous!

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    1. Have fun!!! Check out the blush and LipSurgence sets too!

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  13. I love the box that this came in!! I had no idea that makeup could be vegan like this!

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    1. Right? Eco friendly! Tarte's a cool company.

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  14. I love all the pretty shades. I so want to check this out for both me and my sister

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  15. So pretty. I really like the smoky colors and would wear them the most. But I love that the rose changes in light. Best thing with this box is I wouldn't have to choose which one to buy.

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    1. I can't even imagine how hard it would be to choose. I've been in a smoky mood lately so I'm thrilled it was in the set.

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  16. Great looking pallet. I like all the nuetral colors for fall. I'll be wearing a lot more of these colors. I need to get more eye shadow!

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    1. They're great quality shadows. Tarte does both matte and shimmer really really well.

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  17. Nice swatches. I went back and forth on this one and decided to go with something else. I did get another Tarte set, tho. It's so tempting to gobble up all of them! I need to find a money tree. Hee! Hee!

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    1. Which set did you go with? Last year, I drooled over your Tarte holiday review. I must have read it 40 times. Then when I decided to get the set, it was all sold out!! And. I. Never. Got. Over. It!!

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  18. Omgosh, these palettes are so dreamy! And the packaging is perfect for the holidays :)

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  19. Tarte has some of the best holiday offerings on the market!

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  20. I love the color shades. These are such pretty colors and being able to get a different arrangement at each store sounds like a fun reason to explore some new places!

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    1. Right?? I'm dying to get to Macy's and take a look at that set, too. This one is the one I definitely wanted the most tho.

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  21. Such an elegant palette and the colors are to die for!

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    1. I totally agree with you. There are so many great convos in this set.

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  22. Tarte always has the best holiday sets. I like that you have 3 separate palettes with this box.

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    1. They really do!!! I like the weight of the three palettes. They're not so heavy that you can't take all three with you when traveling.

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    1. It has everything. I'm going to have a great time with it.

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  24. This is the perfect palette for gift-giving!

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    1. It is!!! It would be fun to break it up, too, and slip the items into stockings at Christmas.

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  25. That is so cute!! Love Tarte products!

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    1. Me too!!! I have a Tarte Attack just about every time I go to Ulta or Sephora.

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  26. This one is going to be hard to resist. I love the packaging so hard, and the bronzer/blush in that last palette is gorgeous.

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  27. I havent heard of the Tarte brand. That said, I love this gift set which I think is perfect for Christmas gift giving. And thanks for showcasing the colors. I think they look like most women could wear.

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    1. I agree. These will work for anyone. I've only worn Tarte for about two years, so I feel like a newbie but I love everything I have from them

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  28. I would seriously buy this just for the packaging. Is that wrong? The swatches look great and I too missed the Ulta exclusive set last year.

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    1. Oh heck no!!! I have things I've bought for the packaging. Tarte has some of the best cosmetic presentations!!

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  29. The package is just as fun as the makeup! I wish I was able to play around with makeup!

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    1. I wish you could, too. It's like coloring for grown ups.

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  30. Wow I love this palette! The colours are gorgeous. I've never heard of this brand, I'll have to check it out!

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  31. I am really thinking about getting this set!

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  32. What a gorgeous palette, I am not that into makeup but I would love to have one of these just because they look cute lol

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