I recently purchased the Tarte Maneater Collection and have spent the last week trying it out so as to provide a fair and accurate review.
Firstly, it is the most fun and feisty packaging. I love Leopard print… and the added purple just makes it feel all the more girly!
The collection includes the following:
Amazonian Clay 12-hour Foundation
This is a full coverage foundation that somehow isn’t heavy on the Skin. I wear the lightest shade which is Fair Beige. It is creamy and easy to apply without looking and feeling cakey on your face. It has become my absolute favourite foundation and for somebody who wasn’t a fan of a full coverage formula that is saying something. I can also vouch for the 12-hour staying power, even when up against the stress and sweat that comes with chasing a toddler around all day!
Buffer Foundation Brush
This brush is simply amazing!!! It’s soft, thick bristles feel wonderful on the skin and cover a wide area of the face without having to reapply the foundation. There’s no streaking and unlike some other brushes I’ve used, the bristles don’t feel wet with foundation when your buffing it into your face.
Now this is a tricky one for me to properly review as I am utterly TERRIBLE at applying eyeliner. However I have swatched the liner and applied it (rather haphazardly) and it goes on lovely. It’s soft tip and high pigment makes it easy (for most people) to apply. Again, much like the foundation it has great staying power which needed several swipes of cotton wool and cleansing oil to remove.
Im already a big fan of Tarte Masacaras with Tarteist Lash Paint being my absolute favourite. The Voluptuous Mascara is similar in the sense that the wands are not unlike each other. There’s a slightly different formula but it’s still really dark and lengthening on the lash. Didn’t have the chance to test how waterproof (if any) it is but again it had really great lasting power that only really started to fall onto the under-eye after about 6 hours.
This product is 2 for the price of 1. The first end is a nude-pink lipstick. Creamy formula that feels very moisturising on the lips, while the other end is a nude lipgloss. It’s not tacky or uncomfortable on the lips in any way, instead just providing a glossy look on top of the lipstick or bare lips. Really love this product, and especially since I’m not usually one for nude lip colours!
This beautifully compact little palette comes equipped with a small selection of neutral/ earthy colours. They are all highly pigmented and last well on the eyes. There is also a highlighter included, which can be used on the brow bone or the face to illuminate the skin. It’s the perfect little collection, with all the natural and muted shades anyone would want for everyday wear.
Double Ended Eyeshadow Brush
This is a basic little product that reminded me a lot of the double ended brushes you get with the Urban Decay Naked Palettes. They are absolutely fine for basic use, but for more intricate and heavier eye looks, you would be looking to use a more well rounded eyeshadow brush. Definitely useful and handy for an everyday look however.
All in all I have loved using their collection. Some of the products have already become necessary staples in my main makeup bag. I purchased the collection from QVC at the ridiculous price of £43.96 (I still can’t believe it!!!) but unfortunately a few of the items were exclusive to QVC and are therefore not available elsewhere. However, the majority of the collection is, so I would definitely encourage anybody with an interest in makeup to treat themselves to this… You will not be sorry!!!