Tarte Holiday 2014 Mini Haul + First Impressions

Makeup brands started releasing their holiday collections a little earlier this year. As soon as I saw the Tarte Sweet Dreams Holiday Collection 2014 around the first week of September, I couldn’t help but internally scream of excitement. I want them all! But reality check, with my college budget, I obviously cannot buy everything. I had to process everything and filter what I really, really wanted from those I can live without.

I ended up only getting the Ladies Who Lash Limited-Edition Picture Perfect™ Eyelash Curler (PHP 1,125.00) and the Magic Wish Deluxe LipSurgence™ Lip Set (PHP 350.00) from @nicolettemakeup.

When I saw the eyelash curler online, it was like love at first sight with the gold and the pearl embellishments. It was so girly and it was so me that I needed it in my life! Also, my old curler is around four-years-old now and it was definitely time to snag a new one. It comes with a deluxe Lights, Camera, Lashes™ 4-in-1 Mascara and an extra silicon pad. I have only used the curler and the mascara once and so far, so good. The curler opens a little bit smaller than what I am used to but it did its job of curling my lashes pretty well. The mascara was able to volumize my lashes but I will have to do a separate review on how long it lasts, if it smudges, etc.

I got the deluxe lip set because why not? It was cheap and I think that it’s the best way to try Tarte’s lip products without having to spend too much. It comes with the Limited-Edition LipSurgence™ Lip Gloss in Magic (pink coral) and the Limited-Edition LipSurgence™ Lip Tint in Wishful (pinky nude), both in deluxe sizes. The shades are perfect for an everyday pink lip color, in my opinion.

That’s it for this mini haul and so far, I am happy with my Tarte purchase. Next item on my to-buy list is the Ulta Exclusive Tarte Away Oui Go Portable Palette & Collector’s Set. Hopefully I have enough money for that. (Huhu, broke problems as usual.) Again, I will be doing a more thorough and in-depth review on these products with the swatches and my final verdict as soon as I get to test them out more so watch out for that!


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