Friday, 27 July 2007

Tarte Fall Collection

Taking a break from the Japanese brands, here's the fall collection from one of my favourite American brands, Tarte! I was delighted to see that there's finally a new sheer berry cheekstain, Natural Beauty (US$28), in a gorgeous bottle too. There's actually another new one, Blissful (soft warm pink), available over at QVC as part of the Tarte/Borba Fresh Face Forward 5-piece set.

There are also two great new multi-functional sets that are Tarte's forte. The Ready-to-Wear/ Pret-a-Porter Dual Look Palette (US$44) includes six shimmering eyeshadows (pale gold, golden olive, smokey moss, pale pink, lilac, deep violet), two cream blushes (honey peach, rose), four sheer lipsticks (light pink, pinky nude, natural blush, warm burgundy rose), a mini Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara, an all over eye shadow brush, an eyeliner brush, and a mini Rest Assured eyeliner. It looks like great value for a very convenient all-in-one palette. The only thing I'm not too hot about are the cream blushes since these tend to get very messy in a palette.

Next up, the Rejuvelash Lash Exhilarating Set (US$40) has a Picture Perfect Eyelash Curler (the breakthrough ergonomic design makes it easy to use and won't pinch or crimp), Take Two Declumping Lash Exhilarator (treats with ProVitamin B5 and a cocktail of herbal hair restoratives to improve the texture of eyelash hair and increase suppleness, preventing breakage, while a proprietary blend of antioxidants and vitamin C protect against environmental and free radical damage), and Lights, Camera, Lashes! 4-in-1 Mascara (lengthens with rice bran, carnauba, and candelilla wax, while synthetic films hold curl and organic compounds condition). But seeing as you can buy the Curler for US$15 and Lights, Camera, Lashes for US$18 separately on their own, this set is not that awesome in terms of value for money.

And finally, there's the new Inside Out Vitamin Lipstick (US$22) in 3 shades. Bit expensive, really. I still miss the 8-pan eyeshadow palettes covered in different lavender fabrics that Tarte used to put out.

3 comments:

tinkerbelly said...

Tarte seems interesting! Any must get?

Will u switch to USA cosmetics reviews after your move to NY?

Cheers,
Claudia

j0s1e267 (michelle) said...

Do you need a CP? Let me know ok?

Haru said...

Thanks, Michelle but I can probably get them in NY next month :-)

I'm not a big fan of many American brands anymore but I'll still review the things that catch my attention.