Monday, November 19, 2012

Tarte Holiday 2012 - The Stand Outs Limited-Edition Best Sellers Kit

A limited-edition, value set by Tarte, The Stand Outs Best Sellers Kit ($25) comes with three of Tarte's bestsellers. Included in the kit are, the EmphasEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner in Bronze (full-size) with a dual-ended liner brush, the Lights, Camera, Lashes! mascara in a deluxe size and a full size LipSurgence™ Natural Lip Luster in Pouty. 

EmphasEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner in Bronze

The Amazonian Clay Waterproof Gel/Cream eyeliners work great as a liner or shadow. The dual-ended brush that comes along is quite nice too. One end is pretty precise for a thin line or when you want to wing your liner out, and the other end is fabulous for smudging the color or packing it on when using it as a shadow. The liner is pretty forgiving to mistakes and gives you quite a bit of time to smudge it out. Once it sets, it doesn't budge either. Love the color of Bronze as a liner and as a sheer wash all over the lid. It is a metallic, bronzy brown with very fine shimmer and a super creamy texture that glides without any tug or pull. Fantastic formula and great packaging too!

Lights, Camera, Lashes! Mascara 

Tarte describes this as a 4-in-1 mascara that volumizes, curls, lenghtens and conditions lashes. It does lenghthen and curl pretty well, but I could use a little more volume for my stubby lashes. Lashes look natural without the crunchy feel and don't lose curl overtime either. The brush looks like a typical volumizing mascara brush, but takes care of clumps very well. It is non-waterproof and washes off quite easily too!

LipSurgence Natural Lip Luster in Pouty

Pouty is a berry pink with sublte shimmer. It is the perfect berry pink for pigmented lips, as the color shows through in a very nice way. As for the formula, it is quite moisturizing but not overly so, especially on dry lips. It does feel very comfortable without the waxy, heavy feel though. I get about 2-3 hours of weartime from Pouty. The sublte shimmer adds a nice sheen and doesn't get left behind once the color fades. 

Overall, another one of those fabulous value sets from Tarte and a nice way to try out some of their products at a super nice price. There's nothing I do not like in here! The perfectly handpicked selection of products is amazing and the colors are wearable and gorgeous! 

Formulated without any Parabens, Sulfates, Mineral Oil, Synthetic Fragrances and Petrochemicals.

Did you pick up the The Stand Outs Limited Edition Best Sellers Kit by Tarte?


  1. I agree with you about the mascara. Nice, but needs more volume. I also find the brush to be really stiff so if you accidentally poke yourself, it really hurts! That lipsurgence looks gorgeous.

    1. The Lipsurgence is really amazing! My lips are unevenly pigmented so the color is perfect.

  2. The bronze looks gorgeous! Totally up my alley :) I only have one Tarte product (Exposed blush), but I'd love to try more of their range :)

    1. I love the Exposed Blush..such a beautiful shade!