In place of traditional holiday gift guides, that feature multiple products by multiple brands, I’m doing something a little different. I’ll be rounding up my favourite presents for the season, but each day I’ll be showcasing a different company. Make sure to check back daily as I’ll have a new brand with my must-have holiday gifts for the season.
Tarte Cosmetics offer an array of beautiful makeup goodies, perfect for any tartelette on your list. From limited edition holiday collections to pretty palettes, to tartlette faves, stocking stuffers and everything in between. There’s a little something for everyone on your list (and maybe a treat for yourself too).
The showstopper for me this season would have to be the Tarte Holiday Tarteist Paint Palette Collectors Set. It’s exclusive to Ulta and comes in retro, vintage-inspired packaging. It features 24 eyeshadows, a deluxe-size tube of the Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara, a mini Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint in Double Tap, a removable palette that holds 2 contour palettes and a highlighter, along with a blending brush. The eyeshadows are separate from the face powders, so you don’t have the fear of mixing colours.
The shadows in Tarte Holiday Tarteist Paint Palette Collectors Set are rich and creamy, buildable and blendable and are incredibly pigmented. If offers a large selection of both shimmery, metallic and matte shades in every colour possible (both warm and cool). You’ll easily be able to create an array of looks from your every day nudes and creams, to more smoky and vampy evening looks with purples and greys. At the side of the box, you’ll find a pull-out tab that features your face products and extra goodies. The face palette can be taken out on its own and contains a blush, contour/ bronzer and highlighter. It’s an excellent value at only $49USD.
Talk about pretty palettes, the Tarte Tartelette 2 In Bloom Clay Palette is to die for. It’s a warmer take on the OG, Tartelette Amazonian Clay Palette, and is filled with 12 brand new, never-before-seen shades. It comes in a stunning kaleidoscope of floral blooms in a watercolor print on the front and features 9 mattes and 3 lusters, almost metallic shades within. You have a wide selection of taupes, creams, browns, coppers and nudes that can easily take you from day to night. You never have to think about how to create different looks, as each shade is arranged perfectly to take the guess work out. You can combine the 4 horizontal shades across each row or the trio of vertical shades to create an array of beautiful looks.
Each shade within the Tarte Tartelette 2 In Bloom Clay Palette is rich, creamy and velvety smooth. It applies effortless and blends out seamlessly. Each shade is extremely buildable for stronger payoff and has excellent pigmentation. With little to no fall out and true opaque coverage in a single stroke, this will be your new go-to palette. When paired with a primer, it stays put the entire day. No creasing, smudging or fading. It retails for $54.
Moving onto stocking stuffers, the Tarte Gallery Gals Deluxe Tarteist Eyeliner Set comes in an adorable paint can that can also double as a tree ornament. This travel-friendly, deluxe-size duo features tarteist clay paints in both black and bronze, alongside the perfect application tool. Each shade comes in a squeezable tube with its glide-on, mess-free application. Simply squeeze, line and define. The cruelty-free liner brush features a slanted tip to help to get as close to your natural lash line as possible. You can instantly create a dramatic wing look with ease. It stays put the entire day without flaking or cracking. It retails for $25.
Keeping with the stocking stuffer theme, the Tarte Triple Threat Mascara Trio is another excellent option. It comes in the same paint can design but features a travel-friendly trio of day to play lash staples. It comes with a deluxe Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara, deluxe Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara and deluxe Lights, Camera, Flashes Statement Mascara. It retails for $23.
Tarte Frxxxtion Stick 3-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser is a twist-up, 3-in-1 facial cleansing stick. It features diatomaceous earth micro exfoliants, which is a form of a fossiled sea algae, to help absorb oil. It instantly sloughs of any dry flakes and dead skin cells, for a deep, down clean. You simply twist at the base to advance the exfoliating gel. It does start off fairly thing and grainy, but quickly lathers up as you add water to it. Its apply directly to damp skin and rubbed in circular motions. You can use your fingertips to massage formula over your forehead, nose, cheeks and chin. At this point it will start to turn from black to grey and then rinses clean away. Skin is left super clean and smooth, without a greasy, oily or tight and dry sensation. It can be applied 2 to 3 times a week. It retails for $29.
Tarte’s award-wining Cheek Stains make the perfect gift for those looking for a natural-looking flush complexion this winter. These brush-free, straight-to-cheek application sticks are super easy to use. Just smile, dot onto the apples of your cheeks and blend out with your finger. It provides a hint of complexion enhancing colour, that’s incredibly buildable to provide an even stronger, all over glow. Blush Bride is a wearable rosy pink, whereas Exposed is a more every day nudy pink. Each retail for $39.