November 14, 2014

Tarte Bon Voyage Collector's Set Swatches & Review

Hello readers,
Time for another holiday set review!  I was instantly drawn to Tarte's Bon Voyage set when I saw it on the Sephora website because the palette looked like it was filled with a good mix of cool toned shadows.  I find that a lot of 'neutral' palettes tend to lean a little warm which doesn't really work for my skin tone so I had to give this one a try.

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The set includes an Amazonian clay eye shadow palette with 20 x 0.07 oz shades, a 0.13 oz Deluxe lights, camera, lashes 4-in-1 mascara, a 0.17 oz Limited-edition deluxe cheek stain in Muse, a 0.27 oz LipSurgence lip gloss in Visionary, a 0.06 oz LipSurgence lip tint in Romantic, a 0.23 oz Deluxe maracuja oil, a 0.07 oz Deluxe smooth operator Amazonian clay finishing powder and a limited-edition collector’s travel bag.  I absolutely love the design of the bag.  Especially that it's wide and flat so you don't have to dig to the bottom to find what you're looking for.

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Tarte Bon Voyage

Tarte Bon Voyage

Tarte Bon Voyage

Tarte Holiday 2014

Now what you've been waiting for... swatches!

Tarte LipSurgence Romantic
LipSurgence lip tint in Romantic
The Lip Surgence lip tint in Romantic is a neutral peachy pink.  It feels nice an moisturizing and wasn't sticky.  I did find that the colour wore off fairly quickly but because it's such a neutral colour it wasn't obvious.  Definitely counts as a my lips but better colour.

Tarte lip gloss Visionary
LipSurgence lip gloss in Visionary
The LipSurgence lip gloss in Visionary is a neutral shimmery pink.  It was very sheer and the shimmer is much more prominent in the tube than on the lip.  It does have a fairly sweet smell which I personally don't mind but some people may find the scent too strong.  Another my lips but better colour.

Tarte Muse
Cheek Stain in Muse - Direct Sunlight

Tarte Muse
Cheek Stain in Muse - Indirect Sunlight
The cheek stain in Muse is a very soft shimmery pink creme blush.  It would also make a great highlighter.  I really like the formula.  It felt very moisturizing without being greasy.  It is quite shimmery in direct sunlight but it blends out nicely to a soft dewy rose colour.

Tarte Bon Voyage Palette
Bon Voyage Amazonian Clay Shadow Palette
Finally, the shadow palette.  The swatches above show the shadows on bare skin without any primer.  I was a little disappointed with them as they were a lot less pigmented than I was expecting.  The shimmery shadow's seem to be better pigmented than the mattes with the exception of On A Good Notre Dame which built up very nicely.  I hope that using some primer will help bring out the colours more as they do look lovely in the palette. From some other reviews that I've read it does look like primer makes a big difference.  My personal favorite shades are C'est La Vie, Chantilly Lace, Fall in Louver and Le Cordon Bleu.

Overall, I think this set is worth the price.  You get a lot of stuff to play with and the products are colours that can be used for a variety of looks and occasions.  I would love to see some bolder lip colours in the future though.  This is a holiday set after all and it's fun to play with bolder looks for those holiday parties.  You can find this set at Sephora for $59USD/$71CAD or on the tarte cosmetics website.

Happy polishing,


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