Tarte Cosmetics QVC UK Launch


I don't think I'm alone here when I say I've been waiting for Tarte Cosmetics to come over to the UK for a long time! Well finally the wait is over as QVC are launching Tarte Cosmetics on the 28th of March, which means we can finally see what all the fuss is about. If you follow American and Canadian bloggers you'll hear them mention Tarte Cosmetics a lot and that's probably where most of us will have first heard about this brand from. All round favourites seem to be the Amazonian Clay foundation and the Amazonian Clay 12-Hour blushers. I've been lucky enough to try out a few products from the range before it launches so I can tell you my favourites and what I recommend you pick up. 

Let's start with the Amazonian Butter Lipsticks (£20)*, which come in a trio pack and contain what I think are the perfect mix of colours if you're just starting to build up your make-up collection or for a week away. Soft Coral looks quite dark in the tube but when applied it comes out as a really summery coral shade. Rose is a lovely berry colour which adds a really pretty wash of colour to the lips and Golden Pink is a nice light pink shade, adding a kind of your lips but better tone to your lips. As all the lipsticks are more of a semi-gloss lipstick they don't add too much colour to your lips but contain moisturising ingredients so you're not left with flakey dry lips are . 

I have the Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush (£26.50)* in the shade Fearless, which is a really great rosy cheeks pink shade. I find this works really well if you don't have much going on and just want a pop of colour on the cheeks, perfect for a no make-up, make-up day. As the blush is made from Amazonian clay extracts you'll find that it doesn't feel like other buttery or cream blushes but claims to have 12 hour staying power and nourishing properties. 

I don't tend to use eyelash curlers ($16- currently only sold in the US)* as I've never really found a pair that I think do anything amazing to my eyelashes. However, when I tried the Tarte ones I actually noticed a difference in the curl and overall opening effect they had on my eyes. I think the real test will be whether I continue to use them so keep an eye out for these in future favourites posts!

Another product I kind of take or leave, which I know I shouldn't is facial oils. Again, I've never really been wowed by the effects of an oil but maybe they're more of a long term thing. I do however think the packaging of the Maracuja Oil (£29.16)* is beautiful as it comes in a lovely bamboo like box and then the actual product has a wooden lid with a pipette like applicator so you can control how much you remove form the bottle. The product is an earth prescribed treatment oil, which aims to target individual skin concerns whilst adding moisture for firmer, bright, and smoother looking skin. 

Next is my hero product from the range who Emily from Blog Me Beautiful highly recommended and that's the Lights Camera Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara (£14)*. If you've been reading my blog for a while you'll know my love for the 2000 Calorie Mascara from Max Factor. I tent to try a lot of different mascaras and even when I find ones I like I still end up going back to my old favourite. I know this is a winner as I haven't even thought about going back and it's 4-in-1 it means it conditions your lashes whilst adding volume, curl, and length.

If I were to recommend products from the new 11 piece UK launch I would suggest the blush and mascara. I've also heard that the Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation* is amazing too, and if you want to see a full review Estee from Essie Button posted a lovely one recently.  Apparently QVC are doing two hour shows on the 28th March, one at 2pm and one at 6pm. 

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