Hidden treasures: Tarte Cosmetics holiday sets for 2017

A giftset that would make anyone’s heart flutter? One from Tarte of course!

The vegan beauty giant is always one of my favourite brands to look out for when it comes to the holiday season since they always offer such great value sets. Tarte’s products are fabulous, so when you get the chance to try a ton of them out for a reasonable price, you naturally jump on it. Thankfully they have a ton of options this season, some new limited-edition products, as well as value sets that would make any beauty gal (or guy) happy.

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First up is their blockbuster set, the Treasure Box Collector’s Set, which contains pretty much everything you need for a makeup look, sans primer, foundation and concealer.  Tarte comes out with one of these sets every year and they always make a great gift.  At C$77 you are getting a C$540 value in here, crazy I know!

This particular set comes housed in a box that you open up to numerous goodies.  There are 24 eyeshadows in mattes, shimmers, and glitters, warm- and cool-toned blushes, two universal bronzers, and a pearlescent highlighter. Oh, and let’s not forget that compartment on the side, which houses some hidden treasures, such as a full-size Sex Kitten eyeliner and travel-sized Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara (one of my faves) and a matte liquid lipstick in the shade Grand (a deep rose).

In terms of value, Tarte and Too Faced always come out with the best value sets in my opinion. For under $100 you are getting over $500 worth of product.  This set will last you for years and it gives you a fantastic overview of the brand.

Makeup look using the Tarte limited-edition treasure box collector's set

I did a look using this palette, and like I said, aside from the foundation and concealer, this is the only thing you need to do a complete makeup look.  I want to note that sometimes with these value sets brands tend to diminish the quality of the product, but it’s not the case here. Everything is incredibly pigmented and I love the colour choices they went with. It’s very wearable.

Like I said, Tarte comes out with this kind of set every year, so if you’ve been wanting one for a while, scoop this up!  Sephora has their Beauty Insider discount going on until November 13 I believe, so Rouge members you can get $25 off of it ($20 for VIB and $15 off for BI, I believe), total score!

Tarte Cosmetics 2017 holiday gifts

Although I talked about the Kat Von D matte liquid lipsticks in my last post, another wonderful formula are Tarte’s Tarteist Lip Paints.  If you’re totally digging them but want to try out a bunch of formulas (matte and glossy), you’re in luck. The Posh Pout Quick Dry & Glossy Lip Set has eight minis of the Tarteist lip paints in matte and glossy formulas.

There’s actually two packages in here so this is a wonderful gift to split up between friends, one box contains four Tarteist Glossy Lip Paints in Eager (peachy nude), Crown (Blackberry), Gifts (Deep Mauve) and Cast (Raspberry), whereas the other has four deluxe Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paints in the shades Valor (cool red), Reign (cool mauve), Spice (plum wine), and Novel (cool nude).

Priced at C$47, but on sale right now for C$38, with an C$80 value, this is a great set to give as one or to split up as two. Tarte’s matte liquid lipstick formula is wonderful (I’m wearing it right now actually), and anyone who receives this won’t be disappointed.

Tarte limited-edition tarteist™ lip bling top coat and limited-edition goddess glow highlighter

Finally, if you’re looking for a little shimmer this season, Tarte has a special edition Goddess Glow highlighter. Retailing for C$46 (but on sale at Sephora and Tarte’s site), this is a golden champagne highlighter which comes in a large compact, enabling you to have this guy for many years. For formula is nice and silky and it has their Rainforest of the Sea complex to smooth skin, you can definitely go in with a heavy hand if you want a little more shine.

This isn’t the most overwhelming highlighter I’ve tried (I’m wearing it in the photo below), but it’s quite stunning and definitely layerable. It also comes in a stunning Moroccan-inspired case with embossing on the product itself.

Tarteist Lip Bling Top Coat in Tinsel

For a little lip shimmer, the Tarteist Lip Bling Top Coat is a lip gloss that comes in the most sparkly packaging. Although I would pick this up for the packaging alone, this is a non-sticky shimmering golden gloss that you either wear alone or layer over a lipstick to make it a touch more festive. The formula contains mango seed, shea butter, and vitamins C & E that will help nourish your lips, while looking fab. Although one can never have too many glosses, definitely gift this to someone who loves glitter.

Tarte always knocks it out of the park when it comes to their holiday sets. If you had to choose just one, I would definitely go for the Hidden Treasures set since it’s the most value for your money, and not to mention that anyone who gets it will instantly love it.

Are any Tarte items on your wish list?

Products provided by PR, all opinions are my own.

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