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GIRLS! I’ve got an incredible deal to share with y’all today. I’m SO PUMPED, and I know y’all are going to be too.
WHAT: Today we are talking about the tarte Custom Kit Event.
WHEN: It starts today, and it ends Thursday at 11:59 PM EST.
DETAILS: The tarte Cosmetics Custom Kit Deal is a twice a year sale where you choose 7 full sized items (1 product from each category) to create your own kit for $63 USD + free shipping (up to 70% off)!!!
Don’t worry if you’re not familiar with tarte, you’re going to get a full introduction today! I’ve posted about the brand on a handful of occasions, but here’s the basics of what you need to know…
As a leader in the beauty industry with good-for-you ingredients, tarte offers eco-chic and cruelty-free cosmetics as well as hypoallergenic and vegan skincare. Every product is packed with naturally-derived ingredients and formulated without the bad stuff like parabens, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, triclosan & gluten. To read even more about the brand, click HERE.
And not only are the products made with great stuff, they also look great on, so they’ll make you feel great too!
But today is specifically about the tarte Custom Kit Event. If you click HERE, the site will walk you thru the steps on how to create your own custom kit. The first page you see will be the choices for Step 1. After you make your choice for Step 1, you will see your choices for Step 2. It will walk you through all of your choices, and then you can add your own personally customized kit to your cart! It’s AWESOME, SO EASY, and SUPER FUN to create your own kit!!!
STEPS FOR CREATING YOUR OWN CUSTOM KIT
- Step 1: Choose your Complexion
- Step 2: Choose Your Face Product
- Step 3: Choose Your Eye Product
- Step 4: Choose Your Mascara
- Step 5: Choose Your Lip
- Step 6: Choose Your Skincare or Brushes
- Step 7: Choose Your Bag
PRO TIP: Choose your kit today and check out asap. I’ve been told that items will start to sell out, and the faster you check out, the more likely you are to get your first choices in each category. As the sale goes on, the choices in each category will be less and less as items start to sell out.
WHAT DID I CHOOSE FOR MY KIT?
STEP 1) CHOOSE YOUR COMPLEXION
I’ve tried several of tarte’s foundations (all choices for Step 1) and liked them fine, but I was excited to see this new tinted moisturizer, so I grabbed it without hesitation. AND Y’ALL. I LOVE IT.
The whipped texture is different than any other foundation or tinted moisturizer I’ve ever used. It goes on feeling so light, and it gives great coverage, but it doesn’t look or feel heavy on my skin. It also evens out my skin tone and gives a smooth finish that I’m really digging. It feels light and fluffy, but it gives great texture without looking cakey. I thought the medium shade I got was going to be too dark when I first started putting it on, but once I blended it all in, I think it looks great for summer.
Also, it’s an oil free formula and it has SPF20 built in.
I apply it with my finger tips with great results, but I am interested in trying this brush (created to be used with this specific tinted moisturizer).
skin treat poreless tinted moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 (Shade MEDIUM)
STEP 2) CHOOSE YOUR FACE PRODCUCT
There are tons of choices for Step 2 including blushes, highlighters, concealers, finishing powders, and bronzers, just to name a few. Choosing the timeless smoothing primer was an easy decision for me because I’ve been hearing great things about it for a couple of years now. My friend Cassie uses it and loves it, and she compares it to a primer I’ve told her about before that I love because it does a great job of “filling in” my pores. Well, she was right when she said that this product does the same thing. It’s seriously amazing.
It smooths the appearance of not just pores, but fine lines & wrinkles as well. It also creates a beautifully smooth canvas for the application of the rest of your makeup. It’s so nice and light, it doesn’t crease, and it really does seem to improve the staying power of my makeup as well.
And to be honest, I also liked the idea of including it in my kit simply because of the value. This primer is regularly $39, so I knew I was getting a fantastic deal by putting it in the kit (with 7 items for only $63!).
STEP 3) CHOOSE YOUR EYE PRODUCT
For step 3, you can choose between brow gel, shadow pots, eyeliners, brow pomade, and eye base. It was a no brainer for me. If you’re a regular reader of the blog, you know I’m newly obsessed with filling in my brows. I have no idea why I haven’t been doing this until now because it makes such a difference!
Below you will see a couple of their eyebrow products, but the clear winner for me is the frameworker brow pomade (that’s in the little pot). I went with the “medium brown” shade and it’s perfect. I already owned a brow brush and spoolie, but tarte has a great one that’s perfect for applying the pomade if you don’t have one. You dip the brush into the pomade and use the angled brush to mimic your natural hair and then you use the spoolie to blend it all in to your brows!
Here’s the honest truth, now that I’m accustomed to filling in my brows, I feel naked without my eyebrows! Even if I’m not wearing makeup, I feel better when I fill in my brows and sweep on some lip gloss.
STEP 4) CHOOSE YOUR MASCARA
There are 9 mascaras to choose from for Step 4, and I went with the surfer curl volumizing mascara. I have several friends that swear by this mascara, and this was the perfect opportunity to throw it in my bag since I’ve always wanted to give it a try. I think of this as giving a whispy look to my lashes, and I love it. It lengthens and separates, and it’s not chunky or clumpy at all. I do not enjoy a chunky mascara. Also of importance, it doesn’t smudge or flake! Like it doesn’t smudge or flake AT ALL.
I. LOVE. THIS. MASCARA.
Check out the difference with the mascara and eyeliner on one eye and without on the other eye. (FYI: My eyeliner is HERE and could be chosen for Step 3.) You should also notice that one eyebrow is filled in and the other one isn’t. I’m absolutely in love with the eyebrow pomade from Step 3.
STEP 5) CHOOSE YOUR LIP
When checking out all of your lip choices, there are several different kinds of glosses and lipsticks to choose from. I went with the H20 gloss. I chose the shade “Bahamas” for my lip kit, but I already had and love the shade “Hang Ten” (also pictured below, but not available for the kit).
The H20 gloss is a HIGH SHINE gloss with fantastic reviews. It’s not sticky, and it keeps my lips soft and hydrated, which is a nice bonus. I’m wearing “Bahamas” at the bottom of the post when I show my full face of makeup if you want to see what it looks like.
STEP 6) CHOOSE YOUR SKINCARE OR BRUSHES
For Step 6, you can choose between skin care and brushes. I chose the baba bomb moisturizer. First of all, the packaging spoke to me. I also noticed it is regularly $39, so I knew I would be getting a lot of bang for my buck during the promo. #iamallaboutthedeal Plus, a girl can never have enough moisturizer.
The baba bomb is a whipped moisturizer, and I love how it feels on my skin. It’s so light, but it manages to hydrate really well, and it smooths lines & gives the appearance of firmer-looking skin. Sign me up for all of that.
Another great choice for this category would be the youth or dare multi acid and c serum. This would definitely be an incredible value to take advantage of during this promo because this serum is regularly $42. It boasts a potent double shot of vitamin C AND glycolic acid, hyaluronic acid & apple extract. It brightens, exfoliates & hydrates for revived younger-looking skin.
STEP 7) CHOOSE YOUR BAG
There are several bags to choose from, but I immediately gravitated towards the coral with the cute pink tassel. It’s a great size, and the color is so vibrant and fun!
So what do y’all think? Are you totally psyched about this deal? I think it’s obvious that I am. Haha!
And this might be the first time I’ve covered the tarte Custom Kit Event, but I can guarantee you it won’t be the last. This is truly an incredible promo. We are talking FULL SIZE products AND you get a myriad of choices for each step, meaning you can totally personalize your kit and make it perfect for YOU!
Based on the items I picked, my products in my bag are worth $169 retail (+ the cost of the bag). But remember, I only paid $63! THAT’S A SAVINGS OF OVER $100! AMAZING!
And here’s the best thing about the deal…
I’m absolutely LOVING all of my products that I chose for my kit. I’m reaching for them and using them every single day, and I’m so happy with the results.
My full face you see below was done with only tarte products. In addition to using the 6 items that were in the personal kit that I put together, I also used this palette and this bronzer to finish off the look.
Directly below are the palette and the bronzer, and both are options for your Step 2 product choice. I chose the primer for Step 2, but you could choose one of these if you prefer.
The kind is the new pretty cheek palette is what I used for my blush, my highlighter, and my eyeshadow.
And I applied this sugar rush sun and fun bronzer over my entire face to give a sun kissed glow.
So that’s it, y’all!
Were you already a devoted tarte lover? Or are you going to try tarte for the first time today because of the kit promo? Sound off in the comments!
Oh! One more thing! I did see that shoppers are limited to putting together two 7 piece kits. But I think it’s awesome that they are allowing 2, and I’m imagining that some of you that are already devoted tarte users will take advantage of the ability to grab 2 full kits. What a great way to restock all of your favorites and/or try products that you’ve been interested in for a super reduced price!