Tarte – Create Your Own Beauty Kit Review

Two posts in one week? What is this? I just received the “build your own custom beauty kit” from Tarte and I couldn’t resist sharing.

I’m sure many of you took advantage of this great deal, but for one day only you could get¬†7 full-size items of your choice plus a makeup bag and brush for $63! It launched the day before my birthday, so I decided to treat myself ūüėČ

The packaging was super cute. Tons of bright colors and unicorns.

First up is the bag. Pictures do not do it justice. It’s holographic and unicorn-inspired and I love it. If it wouldn’t be weird, I would use this as clutch. It’s SO pretty.

Tarte Unicorn Bag

Next up is the¬†Amazonian Clay Airbrush Foundation in Fair – Light Neutral. To be honest, I think it will be a bit too dark for me. I am super pale, but I’m hoping that I can make it work. The container is gorgeous and I think it’s an interesting idea to have the mesh sifter so that you can just dip your brush in instead of tapping out the powder. It prevents it from going everywhere.

Next is blush. I chose the Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush in Dollface. This is a shade of blush that I don’t own, so I thought it would be fun to have and the name sounds adorable. It’s really soft and velvety.

I could not resist the packaging of the Limited-edition Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in Festival. I was *thisclose* to picking up the bright mint Fairytale shade, but I resisted at the last minute and I’m glad I did. This is the perfect “your lips, but better” shade. I’m really impressed by it. I’ve had it on for hours so far and it does not feel drying and it looks just as good as when I applied it, even though I’ve had things to eat and drink.

I’m less enthused about the eyeliner and mascara¬†only because I have yet to find products that don’t irritate my eyes. I’m going to cautiously give these a try. I picked the Skinny SmolderEYES¬†Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner in amethyst and the Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara¬†in black.

Then finally I chose the Timeless Beauty Blush Brush. I really like the floral detailing on it, and it feels really soft.

Tarte Brush

All in all I’m really happy with this beauty kit. I’m definitely going to keep my eye out for next year’s deal! It was a really nice way to try out a ton of their products for an awesome price.

Did you end up creating your own kit? Which item was your favorite?


Beauteque BB Bag October 2015 Review

I received my October Beauteque Monthly BB Bag, so it’s time for another unboxing and review!

October Beauteque

SNP Cactus 90% Soothing Gel – The packaging of this caught my eye right away, it’s in a funky green bottle with a little picture of a cactus¬†peeking through. This product is supposed to hydrate, soothe, and firm skin and you “apply to face and body where skin is dry and sensitive”. It has a light aloe scent, and the gel is cooling and blends into the skin nicely without leaving a sticky residue.

October Beauteque FaceBody

Secret Key Glam Romance Perfume Body Lotion – I received “Glam No. 1”. I do like that this isn’t a heavy or greasy lotion, but it has a strong perfumey scent, so unfortunately it’s not for me.

Happy Bath Facial Yogurt Foam Cleanser – I received the grain essence version of this product, which is supposed to be gentle for sensitive skin. I haven’t used this product for a long time so I don’t know how it affects my skin, but so far I really like the formula and my face feels soft after using it. It’s a lot thicker than other cleansers I’ve used in the past and it lathers nicely. It smells like baby powder, but the scent isn’t overpowering.

October Beauteque Brush

Beauteque Contour Brush – I love the colors of this, it’s definitely one of the prettiest brushes I own. Although it’s not a luxury brush, it’s pretty decent quality and I’m always happy to try out new brushes.

October Beauteque Lipstick

Baviphat Urban Dollkiss Easy Looks Soft Lipstick – I got shade 02. I wasn’t quite sure if I’d like this color because it looks so bright, but it’s a lot more muted when applied. You can build the color to have it more sheer or opaque, depending on your preference. It’s very moisturizing and smells like fruit to me (maybe mango?). I see myself getting more use of this during spring and summer because I gravitate towards a darker, bold lip in the fall and winter, but the formula is good and I’ll happily add this to my lipstick collection.

October Beauteque Swatch

October Beauteque Mask

AngelLooka Hand Mask – One thing I’ve always enjoyed about the BB Bag is all the different mask types I’ve been able to try since subscribing. I’d never heard of a hand mask before, but since the weather is cold now it’s a perfect time to use one. I got the warming variety, which really worked. It warmed my hands to a very nice temperature – not too hot, but definitely pretty warm. The warmness lingered after taking the mask off, which I appreciated because I’ve been cold all day. Any dry patches that I had were silky smooth after use.

Do you subscribe to the BB Bag? Which item was your favorite this month?