Tarte Maneater Must Haves Collection – available on QVC – £43.96
I recently made the fatal mistake of joining a facebook group called “Mrs Gloss & The Goss”, a closed facebook group with over 60,000 members, all with a keen interest in beauty. The group is designed for people to share beauty discoveries, reviews on products, or ask for advice and opinions on all things beauty. It’s a great idea and a lovely community but oh wow… it’s costing me money.
I don’t mean being a member is costing me money, that is free. Seeing all the wonderful beauty products and reading all their glowing reviews and then feeling unable to not purchase is what is costing me a lot of money. So really, you could translate that whole last sentence as ‘my lack of willpower when it comes to makeup, is leaving me broke’.
Someone recently posted a picture and some details of the Tarte ‘Maneater Must Haves’ collection, available on QVC UK for a steal at £43.96 (weird price, I know). I ordered it straight away as I had never tried anything from Tarte but has always wanted to, but never known what to choose or where to start so I gathered this would be a perfect place to start.
I thought I’d give you a look inside the collection and potentially tempt some of you in (you won’t regret it).
- Full-size Amazonian Clay Foundation
- Full-size Maneater Voluptuous Mascara (black)
- Full-size Self-Sharpening Eyeliner (Black)
- Maneater Eyeshadow Palette (8 colours)
- Double-ended lip sculptor (lipstick and lipgloss) (shade – kind)
- Kabuki style buffing/ powder brush
- Double-ended eyeshadow brush
Amazonian Clay Foundation
This was the main reason I purchased this, I’d heard so many things about this foundation, and how it was a smooth, wearable full coverage foundation so I really wanted to try. I couldn’t believe that for the price of the whole set, you got a full size of this product. I’ve given it one try so far and it was really nice. I usually use MAC studio fix fluid to give you an idea of the finish I like. The coverage was medium with one layer but it was buildable and after adding a little more, I’d call it full coverage. If it wasn’t marketed as ‘full coverage’, I probably would have been more impressed but I feel like I had high expectations for the coverage. The consistency is thick and I expected it to be quite a matte finish but it isn’t flattening or anything. It’s comfortable on the skin and lasts well.
Maneater Voluptuous Mascara
I was really looking forward to trying this mascara, I recently purchased a YSL mascara and we really didn’t get on so I’ve needed a new one. I used this last night and I AM IN LOVE. It is so black and so lengthening which are the 2 things I really look for. It lasted really well on me and didn’t transfer onto my eyelids or run under my eyes which is what the YSL one did to me.
Maneater Self-Sharpening Eyeliner
I will admit, I am yet to try this and probably won’t for a while. I’m not an eyeliner person at all and I only really use them for special occasion makeup. However, I like the look of this liner. It’s kind of like a soft pencil liner, it seems similar to those gel pencil style liners. I’ll be sure to update if I do try this soon. It comes in a plain black shade.
Maneater 8 Colour Eyeshadow Palette
When I ordered this set, I knew there was an eyeshadow palette but I didn’t know anything about the colours inside. When it arrived and I realised it is basically the palette I have been needing for so long now, I was excited, to say the least. It is my perfect neutrals palette, it has all the colours in that I felt my collection was missing. I have only used the light shimmery shade ‘lace’ as a highlighter so far but that was really soft and pigmented. I think I’m going to do a full post on this palette with some looks you can create etc.
This palette isn’t on the Tarte Cosmetics website, however, there are two palettes that look exactly the same in terms of packaging, layout etc which are £25.
Double-Ended Lip Sculptor – Kind
I love a good nude lip product so I get a real sense of excitement when I find a new favourite. This is a 2 in 1 nude lip colour, a dark nude lipstick on one end and a lighter nude lipgloss on the other end. I used these last night and they’re both really nice. The lipstick comes out quite a dark nude but it’s similar to a MAC cream sheen texture but it lasts really well, I went out for a meal and it stayed on all night. The lipgloss is also nice but together it’s quite a full on lip so I personally prefer to use them separately.
Kabuki Style Buffing Brush & Double Ended Eye Shadow Brush
I feel like brushes that come in a makeup set are always overlooked as just being like a cheap extra to pad everything out but these are so nice. I had no idea how beautiful Tarte Cosmetics brushes really are, after browsing their collection I know want them all. I am yet to use either of these but my first impressions are good. Visually, they’re both lovely looking brushes. They’re both quite weighted which I think makes them feel quite high quality. They’re lovely and soft and I am imaging they’re both going to be great blending/buffing brushes.
I think these brushes are both exclusive to this set.
Everything comes with a limited edition purple and gold makeup bag which is exclusive to this set, that is the makeup bag in all the images.
I hope you have enjoyed this post and maybe even found it useful if you were considering making this purchase, I can guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
If you’d be interested in seeing a post all about the eyeshadow palette then let me know in the comments. Also, I’d love to hear what other posts you’d like to see so pop those ideas below as well.
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