However, I'm SUPER glad that I got the Tarte 8th World Wonder Kit for a whopping $56 shipped. I think a lot of the products are the world first launch/QVC Exclusive because I can't find them anywhere else.
The kit is HUGE! It is definitely a bargain for all the goodies you are getting.
Here's what it comes in: A cute purple pouch jam-packed with goodies
What you are getting left to right:
--Airbrush Finish foundation brush
--Amazonian clay full coverage balancing Foundation in Light
--Lights, Camera, Lashes! mascara
--Amazonian clay waterproof eyeliner
--PureOptic Lipgloss in Golden
--Amazonian clay blush in Glisten
--Sample of Pure Marahuja oil
Airbrush Finish Foundation Brush:
I haven't actually used it for foundations yet, I've been using this as a bronzer brush. I find it to be almost identical to my beloved Eco-Tools bronzer brush. It's dome-shaped and incredibly soft. It disperses the powder softly and evenly. I will have to try it with the foundation soon.
Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Balancing Foundation in Light
I've tried it a couple of times, and truth be told, I hate it. I don't know if it's because I haven't mastered the art of correctly putting this on or if it's just a sucky product. The color I chose was Light, but it is a little bit too peachy for me. Even though it's a liquid, it has a mousse-y consistency. I tried putting it on with my EDM flat top kabuki brush like all my other foundations but it streaked like nobody's business. I tried with my regular MAC 190 foundation brush and my hands to no avail. Worst of all? It literally melted off of my face. I put it on, forgot about it (because it feels weightless on the skin), then touch my face 10 minutes later...I had a clear finger print on my face.... I still have to experiment with this, but so far it's a fail.
Lights, Camera, Lashes! mascara (forgot to take close up pics)
It claims to pump up the volume of your lashes by 424%...It didn't do that for me...AT ALL. To me this is a great defining mascara. It separates and lengthens pretty well, but volumnizing? I didn't see it. I'd stick with L'oreal Voluminous or Maybelline Colossal mascara for volumn.
Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eyeliner (forgot to take a pic too, oops)
It's an automatic twisty uppy kinda liner. The color is a great warm burgundy with a hint of golden shimmer. I usually don't do pencil liner unless it's on my waterline. I used it for work and it stayed on for approx. 4 hours. I love the color though. Again, I'm indifferent when it comes to eye pencils.
Amazonian Clay Blush in Glisten
This is the whole reason why I got the set. The blush itself retails for $25 at Sephora. This specific color of Glisten is QVC Exclusive. The Amazonian clay blushes have caused a frenzy on MUA. The texture is AMAZING! It's very pigmented, finely-milled, and feels almost creamy. The color is very similar to NARS Orgasm. It's that light pinky peach with gold shimmer. Very spring/summery. I can see it looking breathtaking on almost everyone. It's also a lot easier to work with than Orgasm because you don't have to dig at it for 50 hrs to get any product on your brushes.
This palette has the cutest packaging!! I love the design and the feel of it. It comes with 4 shades: Shimmering cocoa, shimmering sand, shimmering bronze, and shimmering plum. The shadows have great pigmentation and a silky feel when you touch them. They are not the easier to blend, especially the darker colors, but then again, I've been spoiled by MAC and UD shadows.
PureOptics Lipgloss in Golden
Well hello there, Stila Lipglaze wannabe! I don't understand why companies keep releasing products with this type of packaging. I had to twist this for 15 times before it started to disperse product. The color itself is a light clear golden pink with micro-gold glitters. It doesn't show up much on my lips, but it makes them look a little fuller. It smells artificially minty...like dental floss. The texture is rather thick and sticky, but it lasts a while on your lips.
Nothing on top, gloss on bottom, no flash
I haven't tried the sample of Marahuja oil yet, I will do so soon and report back.
Thanks for reading through all that, I will soon do a FOTD with the this kit.
OH!! PS: I'm working on taking massive pics for my next blog sale. ;P