Tarte Poppy Picnic Palette and Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara Review

June 26, 2015

Tarte cosmetics review, palette and mascara

So my friend Stacie has been away for the last 6 weeks visiting her homeland of the United States of America and returned recently bearing gifts.


Specifically, the Tarte Poppy Picnic limited edition palette (not strictly a gift as I paid her for it)

Tarte Cosmetics Poppy Picnic palette
Behold the luciousness!


Tarte 4-in-1 Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara

Tarte Cosmetics Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara
Look at that purple snakeskin packaging!

I have been LIVING for the eleganza of Tarte's packaging and beautifully presented cosmetica on beauty blogs and Insta for months now, so the chance to own some was most exciting. It was all I could do not to go and clean my face at work and reapply using these gorgeous-looking products then and there, but I was patient and waited until I could have a good go at them.

The palette comes in a gorgeous box, the pattern of which is replicated on the lid.

Tarte cosmetics Poppy Picnic make-up palette

It feels proper weighty and super luxe with a nice big mirror and a clear overlay slip with product colour names on it. Also in the box, a guide to creating two looks.

Here is my attempt at recreating "A Walk In The Park":

The eyeshadow is like butter. LIKE BUTT-AAHH. Super creamy, pigmented, glides on like a dream and blends perfectly. The colours are a gorgeous selection of matte neutrals and the blush has just enough sparkle to make it pop.

Tarte is cruelty free and according to the packaging is formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, triclosan, sodium lauryl sulphate or gluten. The palette is dermatologist tested and the mascara is opthalmologist tested.

As an added bonus, she also gave me my birthday present four months early. Why wait?

Kate Spade Saturday mini polyhedron necklace rose gold
Kate Spade Saturday Mini Polyhedron Necklace in Rose Gold

I know. What a good friend.

Have you got any Tarte stuff? Do you absolutely love it and crave MORE MORE MORE?

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