Tarte is a brand I don’t own many products from but have admired from afar for a while and so when I saw QVC had quite a few of their products I decided I’d bite the bullet and purchase some. The set I bought was an absolute bargain and includes one of their cult products, the Amazonian Clay foundation which I have heard so many good things about. All of the products from this brand stocked by QVC are really reasonably priced considering its most widely available in America.
The “Maneater Must-haves” collection includes the Maneater eyeshadow palette which was released towards the end of last year. The palette boasts a selection of really wearable matte and shimmery colours including Browns and Beiges. I haven’t tried the shadows properly yet but when swatching them for this post some of the matte shades seemed a little chalky, hopefully I can work round this by maybe using a bit of setting spray on my brush. Foxy which is a shimmery Champagne shade would probably also work as a highlighter. This palette only features eight shades meaning its fairly compact so great for on the go and travelling and it also includes a mirror.
This set also includes other items from the Maneater range – a self sharpening eyeliner and a voluptuous mascara. Both of these are makeup items I don’t really see much point in spending a lot of money on generally, as more affordable brands can be just as good. Although I have used a Tarte Mascara before and I did really like it.
Included also are a couple of products from Tartes regular range. Firstly as I mentioned earlier the beauty blogger favourite, the Amazonian Clay foundation and secondly one of their lip sculptors which has a lipstick on one end and a lipgloss on the other in the shade Kind. It’s a brown/ pink nude shade which is a colour I find really easy to wear. I’m looking forward to trying the foundation but its meant to be full coverage and sometimes this doesn’t look the best on my dry skin so I’ll have to see whether it works for me.
I tend to use Real Techniques brushes on the whole but I’m keen to try other brands so I was glad to see these Must-haves include two brushes – a double ended eyeshadow brush and a foundation brush. I actually really like the look and feel of the foundation brush, the brush feels quite dense and like it would pack a lot of product on but blend it well. The makeup bag included is perfect as its a wipe clean material and quite large too.
The leopard print packaging throughout the whole of the “Maneater” range really appeals to me and is so different to the minimalistic designs a lot of companies opt for these days.
I’m not sure the set which I paid £44 for is still available on QVC but some of the products can be bought separately on there or on the Sephora website. There is another collection “Radiance of the Rainforest” that seems like good value though which includes one of their new foundations and an Amazonian clay palette amongst other things. This product collection is one of the things in their easy pay options where you can split payments into four instalments, perfect if you want to pick up quite a few things all at once. It can be purchased here – http://www.qvcuk.com/Tarte-Radiance-from-the-Rainforest-6-Piece-Cosmetics-Collection-&-Bag.product.229551.html?cm_sp=VIEWPOSITION-_-11-_-229551.