Saturday, February 16, 2013

Tarte 'Journey To Natural Beauty' Collection Review

Birthday came early for me this year, aww thanks Ma!  Ah tarte, one of my favorite cosmetic brands, has come out with a new collection on QVC! Journey to Natural Beauty is a 6-piece collection that includes:

*Amazonian clay 12-hour full coverage foundation
*Airbrush finish bamboo foundation brush
*Cosmetic bag
*NEW Brow architect shaper, liner, definer
*NEW Lights, camera, flashes! statement mascara
*Amazonian butter lipstick
*Amazonian clay blush

What I love about this collection is it mixes some of its tried and trued bestsellers and a couple of new essentials.  Now let's get started and take a closer look!

The cosmetic bag is generously sized so you can pack a lot more of your beauty essentials with you on the go!  On one side it has a beautiful multi-color chevron pattern and the other side is a hemp-like fabric with woven gold sprinkles.  The Amazonian clay 12-hour full coverage foundation is one of tarte's best-selling products and is personally my foudnation of choice.  The texture is a little thicker (think whip cream) than most traditional foundations but it gives a nice coverage without feeling heavy/cakey.  Even better is that it seriously lasts all day!  It is best to apply the foundation with the included airbrush finish bamboo foundation brush.  The brush looks a bit stiff in the picture but don't be fooled!  The bristles are actually very soft and plush and makes application extremely fast (helps with those Monday mornings when you are almost late for work o.O)

This is one of their new innovations and I have absolutely fallen in love with this 3-in-1 eyebrow shaper!  First you hide strays and shape your brows using the concealer.  Next make those brows defined and lush with the universal pencil (in brown).  Finally comb them out and make them stay in place with the definer.  

As an asian girl with troubled (sparse) lashes, I adore their newest lights, camera, flashes! mascara.  The brush has shorter bristles to give your lashes the right dose of mascara to give them a volumnious look, and longer bristles to lengthen and separate.  Also, the formula is a nice jet black that does not make your lashes stick together.

True to its name, the amazonian butter lipstick does drench your lips in moisture making them soft and kissable.  The color is also a nice plummy rose that would suit most lip colors.  However, my only con about this lipstick is it does not last very long.  I have only used it a couple of times so far but the color and sheen seems to disappear in about 20 minutes after application.

The amazonian clay blush is a warm pink shade (fearless) and adds a nice touch of color to the apples of your cheeks.  It has fine gold flecks but unfortunately you can't really see it once applied.  But it still looks nice in the blush if that counts (haha)!  The blush also has a nice staying power and kept me looking rosy throughout my 9-hour workdays!

That wraps up my review, hope y'all enjoyed!  Have you tried this collection or have any other products you would like to suggest?


  1. That mascara looks awesome and I love that lip color!! Lucky girl!

  2. Love Tarte! I've been wanting to try this blush for a while, maybe I should just go ahead and get some :)

  3. Yes I fell in love with the blush and it has great staying power! You should definitely try it :)

  4. Ooo love the products! and colours!