Last month, I had the privilege of attending an event for the CEW, Cosmetic Executive Women. The panel consisted of QVC’s ‘Rising Stars’, and the gorgeous Mally Roncal was one of the speakers. While Mally Roncal isn’t affiliated with Tarte Cosmetics, she said something that totally rang true for me—and it was about how excited she feels when she sees the red ‘Today’s Special Value’ graphics on QVC every night, as a fresh TSV starts airing. I couldn’t help but giggle, because I feel exactly the same way! I imagine this TSV from Tarte will quickly earn ‘sold out’ status on Friday, because the ‘What Has Your Makeup Done For You Lately?’ set is bursting at the seams for a ridiculously reasonable price.
While this isn’t a complete review for the products, I had to share the photos, swatches, and details!
Tarte ‘What Has Your Makeup Done For You Lately?’ QVC Today’s Special Value for 7/13/12
A portion of the proceeds of this special set will benefit SAP, the Sustainable Amazon Partnership; an organization that helps promote sustainable management of the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest.
- LipSurgence Lip Shine in ‘Smitten’
- Pure Maracuja Oil Rollerball
- Retoucher Flawless finish Bamboo Foundation Brush
- Maracuja Miracle 12-Hour Foundation with SPF 15
- ModernEyes Waterproof Creaseless Shadow/Liner
- Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara
More photos, swatches, and details…
The main star of this set is the new Maracuja Miracle Foundation. It’s a brand new product that I think will be a QVC exclusive for a bit, but don’t hold me to that. This foundation formula from Tarte is available in five shades, and I had the opportunity to swatch all of them below. I’m usually an NW15-NW20, and I was surprised by how dark both Fair and Light seemed on my face—I wouldn’t be surprised if you had to drop down a shade. I think it’s probably best for warm tones of normal to dry skin types—so if you’re on the oily side—stick with the Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation. Maracuja Miracle offers buildable medium-to-full coverage.
The set comes with a new brush, it’s basically a stippling brush that buffs the foundation on, giving a soft-focus finish.
Maracuja Miracle Foundation; Fair, Light, Medium, Tan, Deep
Fair buffed in with Retoucher Flawless Finish Foundation Brush
Pure Maracuja Oil Rollerball and Maracuja C-Brighter Eye Treatment sample
What’s this Maracuja stuff, anyway?
Good question! Maracuja oil is derived from the Amazonian passion flower. Kinda-sorta like argan oil (which comes from tree kernals, however), the flower is hand-pressed, which yields a very rich oil that contains a blend of powerful essential fatty acids, and vitamins. Tarte now utilizes maracuja oil in several of their products to help strengthen, hydrate, and brighten the skin, without leaving behind an oily film.
ModernEyes Waterproof Creaseless Shadow/Liner in Plumberry
This shadow/liner stick twists up, and the shadow side is SUPER soft. I would recommend not using too much pressure during application. I loved the way this blended out!
ModernEyes Waterproof Creaseless Shadow/Liner in Plum Brown
Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara
This is my favorite Tarte mascara formula to date, it adds volume and holds up all day.
LipSurgence Lip Shine in Smitten
This lippie is very hydrating and contains a zingy mint flavor/fragrance. It doesn’t twist up like the other LipSurgence pencils I own, but it comes with a sharpener that’s in the cap.
LipSurgence Lip Shine in Smitten
Smitten, Plumberry shadow, Plum Brown Liner
ModernEyes Waterproof Creaseless Shadow/Liner, Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara
Price & Availability…
$49.98—July 13th on QVC and QVC.com; item #A228564