Well sometimes you are the only one who really knows what you want for Christmas, so to avoid disappointment on Christmas morning, sometimes I just treat myself to something I know I'll love. So on Christmas Eve, the friendly mail delivery guy dropped off the cutest little gift to moi!
Even though I obviously knew what was inside, I'm still crazy excited and practically tear the box apart. Even my 2 daughters can't keep their hands off it. Are you curious to know what it is??? Have I built enough suspense?
I bought myself the new Tarte Jewelry Box set!!! How cute is that???
I know, it's super cute!
Designed to look like a jewelry box, the chain on the top of the case is a real necklace that detaches from the box for you to wear. The top layer has 16 shimmery eyeshadows and the 2nd layer has 16 matte eyeshadows. A drawer pulls out to reveal the lipgloss and bronzer/highlighter and then another drawer pulls out with 5 eyeliners. And it's really not that clunky, it's amazingly compact!
Over 98% of Tarte products are formulated without parabens, phthalates, sulfates and synthetic fragrances. I like that!
But what about performance you ask? Well, most of the eyeshadows are beautifully pigmented but there are a couple of "duds" that fell short of my expectations. As I said before I'm not a huge lover of lipglosses so those don't excite me much. The bronzer is good, it would work on most fair to medium skin tones, but it's probably too light for really dark skin. The highlighter is pretty but it doesn't knock my socks off. The eyeliners are soft and easy to use and comes in a variety of every day colours plus a few fun shades to funk up your look. Overall, I really do like this kit and I think it has really good value.
I don't plan on using this for my professional kit. I bought it for myself because we're planning on doing some travelling this winter and I like the idea of having one palette to bring that has all the products that I need instead of bringing tons of little things.
Hope you all had a great Christmas!