A220216 - tarte The Miracle of Maracuja 8-pc Skin Smart Collection
Feels like puddy
I have a lot of trouble squeezing the concealer out of the tube ! The hole is too small and the concealer is too thick. When I apply it, I better have a ton of moisture product on, or it will tug and pull.....not what you want to do under the eyes! I wish this product wasn't so stiff and more creamy. It stays put once its on, but getting it on smoothly is hard, usually a gappy instead of a smooth, natural finish.
I first used this concealer when I purchased it with a kit and it is fabulous! I have a lot of acne scarring to cover and this conceals everything. I put this on first, then the amazonian clay foundation with that fabulous brush and I a have a beautiful complexion to build upon.
Wow! Amazing Product!
I use everything in this kit! It is fabulous! And such an INCREDIBLE deal! Everything is high quality, the mascara is my new favorite and this kit gave me a chance to try so many products that I never would have thought of sampling otherwise, including color choices. I am abosolutely in love with Tarte!
Love the quality & price
I have been using these products for four months now and I have to say I love them. I think the Maracuja oil is hydrating to my skin and causes a nice glow (I have dry skin) whether I use it at night or during the day before applying my makeup. I find the concealer matches well and covers both blemishes and under eye darkness. A very small amount keeps it from settling into fine lines. The blush, I LOVE, I was unsure of it when I first received it but I've already hit pan! The mascara is a definite keeper. Makes my lashes thicker and longer without flaking, smudging or clumping. The lip gloss I have used more than half-way and find it gives perfect shine with a hint of golden color. The stipple brush I do not use for the cream blush but have used with powder products and I enjoy it. I don't find any shedding and it is super soft. The eye shadows are very pigmented. I use the light two for an everyday look but the darker purple is SO gorgeous and the black would work well for liner. The actual liner is nice and dark, smooths on really well but I find it smudges when I place it on my waterline-BUT I have this problem with most liner across the board, even several long-wear high end brands. I will just use this on upper lid. Great value for the price just for the blush and mascara but I got all these great products.
graduation present for my Grandaugther Christen
She loved, for going in her jobs interviews,She did Bussines Administration,now finish her Master in Managment.Also She is a coach in Volley Ball,since she was a Champ in Gerorgia,all over the newspapers.She was extra happy with this set.she always admire the subtle classic,of my way.to make up.I am 75,i look younger.My skin is well care.I forgot i have Tarte a night,really subtle,because the ocassion.She came ,and,,, said,your make up is beautifull!,i said i only =,have Tarte fundation,and lips light Tarte color,nothing else.She keep looking,i notice her poor make up.No money for extras in the University.I got the message,i send her the 8 pieces Smart Collection.
I am 48 and have had severe cystic acne. Using the oil and Tarte cosmetics, for the first time, my skin is clear!! Smells funny but worth the price
I Love Tarte!!!
This Collection was the first time that I have ever tried Tarte. It is so wonderful... I have tried so many skin products and make up it crazy how much I have spent. The Maracuja oil
is a Miracle as it says. I have oily skin and didn't think this would work for me...i was wrong. It soaks in beautifully and has a pleasant natural smell. I put it on my face, neck and hands. Besides all that it, has made my face softer, smoother and the texture/unevenness has improved in just a week. I use it in the evening and just a tad in the morning. I love it , I love it. The blush is awesome...just dab the cream blush on your fingers than gently tap it on the apple of your cheeks. Everything else is wonderful also. I'm on auto-ship and so happy with these products. Great Price also...just the oil by itself is $48.00.
Shared this kit with my teen daughter. We both fight over who will keep what! We loved all the colors and products in this kit.
I bought this kit because I like the concept of organic products and Tarte. Here's the Pro's: The Maracuja oil is super hydrating. I was using JM oil and still like it, but this holds moisture longer. I use it twice a day. The mascara gives my lashes the POW I like. No flaking and two coats is all I need. Now for the Con's: The blush is horrible with application and the brush leaves brissels on my face. I don't like the color either. The concealer is hard to get out of the tube. Shouldn't be so difficult to squeeze out but it is. The consistancy is dry on my face, which is a NO for me. The gloss is STICKY with barely no color. I'm on the fence with the shadows. I don't think it was a good color choice for a universal audience. I tried the lightest shade pink and silver which are okay. The black and purple I will probably never use. I WOULD buy the oil and mascara again as those are the only items I really use.
Very Good, But Better Needed
Am a big fan of Tarte's Maracuja Oil, Mascara and Concealer. So, I was delighted to get in on the great price, plus autoship. That being said, I was disappointed to see that the concealer is in new packaging and has about a 3rd less product than previous version, and it does not dispense very well in the newer tube. The lip gloss turned bad after just one use. I didn't expect much from the other products: The liner is not waterproof on me, shadow colors are not for my light skin and the packaging, though pretty, allowed the colors to mingle, but the blush and brush were a delightful surprise.
The net: More quality control for the concealer packaging and lip gloss, plus it would have been nice to know that the size of concealer had changed.
Still a good deal--even with the problems, but the problems knock the rating from 5-star to 4-star for me.
A Beautiful Bargain!!!
This a wonderful kit and the maracuja oil and concealer are approximately the same price as the entire kit! My favorite item is the creaseless concealer. Not only does it actually conceal my dark undereye circles, but it stays moisturizing all day and can be reapplied at the end of the day to renew and doesn't get dry and cakey - unheard of! Oil has hydrated my dry skin when I place just one drop into my moisturizer. The blush isn't as dark as it appears in the compact. The eyeliner stays on upper lid, but needs reapplying under eye throughout day. Eyeshadow is pretty, but I wish more then 1/4 of it was lighter in color. Mascara doesn't get dry and flaky, and lipgloss feels smooth and moisturizing. Also, love the free sample of the eyeshadow primer; I will be purchasing it in full-size when I use all of it. I unfortunately didn't get it on Auto-Delivery, but hope that I will still be able to purchase the next kit in July on QVC.com.
Could be better
This is a lof of products for the money especially if you were able to get it on TSV.
- Oil, cheek stain, concealer, and liner are perfect.
- Eye shadow quad has very nice color and staying power but I don't like the packaging. You have to add seperators between colors. It's very hard to get one color on the brush without getting any of the neighboring colors.
- Mascara is very dry, at least for me. I know there are a lot of good reviews about this mascara but I never had any luck with it.
- Lip gloss is very nice color and moisturizing but packaging is deceiving. You have this huge tube with very little product in it.
- The brush doesn't deserve to be in this kit. It's very poor quality and sheds like crazy. I washed it so many times and I still have to clean my face after I use it. I'm about to throw it away. It's so sad because it works well with the blush.
Overall it's good for the money but could be a lot better. I have it on auto-delivery but if brush and the eye shadow quad are the same in the next one, I'll cancel.