Hello all! As promised I am back to writing a BOTD entry today. I have been gone for quite some time and I do have several beauty products to haul and to review so lets just start with my latest purchase, the Tarte Bon Voyage Holiday Gift Set.
I have always love Christmas holiday gift sets. I will always wait for it each year. This time around, I don’t think Sephora has the best gift sets as yet. To me, the previous years were the best! Nevertheless, I did purchased several gift sets at Sephora and mostly it was from Tarte.
I was actually contemplating between this set and also Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette. Since this is limited edition and the Vice Palette seems to have lost it sparks and it is still there despite being on sale for like, a week when I purchased this gift set, I thought..meh – Let me just buy this one first and get the Vice Palette 3 later. I was attracted to this when I saw Marlena from The Makeup Geek was doing her monthly makeup review and also Christmas gift set and she was so in love with this set. I was drawn to that.
This set includes 20 full French inspired Amazonian Clay sized eye shadows, full size LipSurgence lip tint in Romantic, full size LipSurgence lip gloss in visionary, deluxe size light, camera, lashes 4-in-1 mascara, deluxe size cheek stain in muse, deluxe size maracuja oil, deluxe size smooth operator Amazonian clay finishing powder & limited edition travel bag. For me, it is worth the money (I forgot how much does this costs but I think it is around RM200) and I did actually received 20% off from the Black Card discount that Sephora was having on that day. Yahoo!
I was fascinated by the eye shadow that they were having inside this gift set. I know when you swatch it at Sephora it may look not appealing to you and not that pigmented. I have had that problem with Tarte blusher’s samples before. It shows none on my skin when I swatch them at Sephora but it shows incredibly on my cheeks when I applied it at home. Do not think that these are not pigmented cause, they are! They are so amazingly pigmented! Below are my swatches of all the eye shadows without any primers on, I swear!
My personal favorite would be C’est La Vie! It’s this gorgeous nearly transparent glitter color which looks yucky on the palette but it turns out to be this gorgeous eye shadow color that I have ever seen in my life! Mind blowing!
So, this is how the limited edition travelling bag looks like. It has purple background with gold details on it. It has tassels on the zip and the best part is that, it has two zips so that you could zip from the center to the end!
Tadaa! This is how the inside looks like. The eye shadow palette is being placed at the little pouch there and the rest of the products were being nicely arranged in a pretty plastic mold.
This is how the rest of the products looks like. Two full size LipSurgence products which I am obsessed with now and the rest was a deluxe size of the mascara, blusher, oil and loose powder.
For me, I did not regret purchasing this over the Urban Decay Vice 3 palette because I am obsessed with Tarte eye shadows now. It is simply amazing. You just have to not to swatch them in store and trust the brand, like I do. :)