Sunday, 24 January 2016

Tarte Blockbuster Collection - aka My New Favourite Thing

Hello Tartelets! I’ve been teasing you with this one since Christmas, and here it is in all its resplendent glory. Just in case you don’t know Tarte, it’s a US brand with an eco-chic ethos – cruelty-free and full of good ingredients like plant extracts, essential oils and other naturally-derived ingredients. Not only does it look good, it feels good too! I got my first taste of Tarte from Sephora in NYC, when I bought the iconic Amazonian Clay Blush in Blissful. When I spied this holiday blockbuster on QVC pre Christmas it took about 3 seconds before I was “tapping the app”.

The Holiday Blockbuster collection £35 is a treasure trove of make-up marvels. 16  Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow, 4 Amazonian Clay Blush, a Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara and LipSurgence Lip Crème. I don’t mean to sounds all QVC-y, but the individual retail price of this booty is well over £300 – ridiculous value. It’s basically a make up artist’s starter kit! The quality is sublime, more on that later, but it’s the easiest most usable kit I’ve ever come across. Even if you’re a makeup efficiardo, it can be a pain in the ass thinking up colour combos and working out what goes with what. The kit is broken down into colour coordinated eye shadow quads – a neutral/taupe one, a warm, browny bronze one, a plummy one and a grey one, each with corresponding blush. You can mix n match the shades as much as you want, but it gives you a stear of what looks good with what. AND the piece-de-resistance, the quads are removable and fit into a handy portable magnetic palette (Z-palette style). This makes all the difference for me. I go away a lot and it wouldn’t be practical to take the whole box, but the pop out palette makes it take-any-where-able or super portable in English.    

The Neutral Nude Quad

The Warm Brown/Bronze Quad

The Plum Quad

The Grey Quad

The quality of the powders is exceptional!Incredibly rich and pigmented, so much so I looked like Aunt Sally the first time I applied the blush - a little goes a long way. The amazonian clay shadows are effortless, they blend beautifully, don't crease and last, and last! I love that there's a mixture of matte, satin and shimmers and the set contains only wearable colours - day to night it's got you covered. There's not a single shadow in here that I won't use.

Amazonian Clay Blush - inviting, jolly, cosy, swaky

Lights, camera, lashes mascara 7ml

LipSurgence Lip Cream in Ravishing 3g - a rose toned, pink creamy chubby.

I am actually stunned this is still in stock! Tarte Blockbuster Collection £35 QVC here Are you a Tartlet?



  1. Omg! This has everything you need!! Tarte is my favorite brand!! I'm going to see if I can purchase this!

    Mel |

    1. I think they're my favourite brand too now :) Wish we could buy it on the high street in the UK X

  2. Ok this seems like all you need in life! It looks amazing! Love the very detailed post x

  3. I'm very tempted by this - I've only tried Tarte blushes & mascara and loved them! xx


  4. I've never tried anything from Tarte but this looks stunning, especially the blushes. Love that the quads are magnetic, what a nice touch! Looks like a great introductory kit to the brand xx


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