Ever since I won the tiny yet adorable Tartlette Tease palette on Twitter almost a year ago, I have been head-over-heels in love with everything Tarte. Many of you may already know that I just can’t resist a cheeky Easy Pay deal on QVC and since my giveaway win I have also picked up their Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation, Tartlette 2 In Bloom Palette (a must have for any makeup junkie), Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in Seduce, Shape Tape Contouring Concealer & Quickie Blending Sponge and now this beautiful 7 piece Maneater Makeup Collection and bag.
The limited edition Maneater Makeup Collection contains an animal print foundation buffer brush, 2-in-1 Eyeshadow Brush, cosmetics bag and five full-size products including:
- Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation – a long-wearing, supremely blendable foundation with SPF15 to help protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays
- Maneater Eyeliner – triple-black pigment self-sharpening eyeliner
- Maneater Voluptuous Mascara – lash styling mascara for intense volume
- Lip Sculptor Lipstick and Lipgloss in Kind (rose pink)
- Maneater Eyeshadow Palette
I originally bought this set for £43.96 (four payments of £10.99) plus £3.90 P&P, which I think you will agree is an amazing bargain considering the foundation alone retails for £30.
The palette has a little more fallout than all my other Tarte palettes but still contains the same buttery soft, high pigment formula I know and love. The palette contains a mix of liner, lid and crease eyeshadows and a versatile eye and cheek highlighter. These shades are what I use pretty much every day of my life so this palette has already seen a lot of action, I absolutely adore it. A combination of Meow and Passion create my perfect base shade and Hypnotic and Foxy, well they are two of the most beautifully intense shimmers I own.
I was relieved to see that the Lip Sculptor Lipstick (3.5g) and Lipgloss (2ml) in Kind was a lovely dusty rose pink that I will get a lot of use from. The duo can be used to sculpt and shape your lips’ appearance while giving them a revitalising and moisturising boost. The full coverage creamy lipstick and coordinating lipgloss go perfectly together to make lips look fuller and juicy.
The Maneater Voluptuous Mascara has a soft-flex brush and lightweight triple-black formula, it lifts and defines each lasts whilst giving volume and length. It contains jojoba to condition and strengthen and carnauba wax to ensure a smooth, clump-free consistency. The brush reminds me of They’re Real with its lethal plastic spikes that have a tendency to jab you in the eye if you’re as careless as I am. Maneater promises to give lashes 23x more volume and intense pigment that coats lashes from root to tip.
The Amazonian Clay Foundation has an incredibly thick, mouse-like formula that gives a satin-matte finish and full coverage. The brush is a kabuki-style buffer that I kind of love more than the foundation itself. It’s beautifully soft and very dense, so doesn’t absorb half the product. It’s a brilliant tool and one of the only foundation brushes I own that rivals the seamless coverage of my beauty blender, and also, how beautiful is the leopard print?
I was so impressed with this gift set. There’s not a product I don’t like and the shades are all so universally flattering. Did you mange to pick up the Maneater collection when it was available on QVC? What’s you favourite Tarte product?
The full Tarte collection at QVC can be found here.