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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 at 6:00 a.m. CST (the landing page for the kits won’t be live until then), and it ends 11/4 10:50 CST.
DETAILS: The tarte Cosmetics Custom Kit Deal is a twice a year sale where you choose 6 full sized items (1 product from each category) + 1 bag of your choice to create your own kit for $65 USD + free shipping (up to a $200 value depending on products chosen)!!! During today’s kit event, they are allowing you to grab 3 kits per order (I believe the maximum has been 2 in the past). Just think of the products you can stock up on and think of the gifts you can cross off your list!
Don’t worry if you’re not familiar with tarte cosmetics, 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 Mascara
- Step 2: Choose Your Lip
- Step 3: Choose Your Eye Product
- Step 4: Choose Your Face Product
- Step 5: Choose Your Complexion
- Step 6: Choose Your Tools
- Step 7: Choose Your Bag
PRO TIP: Choose your kit today and check out asap. I’ve seen in the past that items 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 MASCARA
There are 10 mascaras to choose from for Step 1, and I went with the maneater mascara. I’m so glad I did. The 500 bristle brush really lends itself to separating and lengthening, and the formula is long lasting and doesn’t smudge or flake during the day.
I’ve linked the items I chose for each step, but you have to go HERE to start choosing the items for your kit.
Check out the difference with this mascara and this liquid eyeliner (a Step 3 choice) on one eye and without on the other eye. You should also notice that one eyebrow is filled in and the other one isn’t. I used the busy gals BROWS tinted brow gel, which is also a choice on Step 3. I love the entire eye look.
STEP 2) CHOOSE YOUR LIP
When checking out all of your lip choices, there are several different kinds of glosses and lipsticks to choose from. Without hesitation, I went with the maracuja juicy lip. I’ve used this lip product for about a year now, and to say I’m obsessed would be a huge understatement.
First of all, this product provides sooooo much moisture and definitely lives up to it’s “juicy lips” name. When using this product, you will get a really pretty sheer and shiny look. I have and love the strawberry, but this time I went with orchid.
And get this! They all smell like coconut! It’s not overpowering at all, it’s just a lovely experience when applying it.
STEP 3) CHOOSE YOUR EYE PRODUCT
For step 3, you can choose between items like brow gel, different palettes, eyeliners, and detailing pens. I ended up going with the leave your mark eyeshadow palette. The palette contains 7 warm-toned metallic and matte shadows with a white gold highlighter. I love a great neutral palette and this one really delivers. The shadows go on smoothly, and they don’t crease during the day.
Plus, how cute is this packaging!
In my make-up look that you’ll see below, I’m also wear the maneater liquid eyeliner, which is also a choice for Step 3. It’s stark black and gives a very defined line. I would say there was a bit of a learning curve for me when learning how to apply it, but now I love the look.
STEP 4) CHOOSE YOUR FACE PRODCUCT
There are tons of choices for Step 4 including blushes, highlighters, concealers, finishing powders, and bronzers, just to name a few.
I ended up choosing the shape tape glow powder. When I read that this product was “Golden Hour in a powder“, I knew I had to give it a try! It’s basically the powder version of a glow wand. I love that it gives a glow, but it doesn’t leave my face sparkly or glittery. Sparkly and glittery is not a good look at my age. Ha! It doesn’t feel heavy on my skin at all, which is an issue I’ve had with liquid glow wands in the past.
Head to the site to see a really pretty before and after with this glow powder.
Another option? The timeless smoothing primer was what I grabbed last year!
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 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 $65!).
Remember: I’ve linked the items I chose for each step, but you have to go HERE to start choosing the items for your kit.
STEP 5) CHOOSE YOUR COMPLEXION
I’ve tried several of tarte’s foundations and liked them fine, but I was excited to see this skin treat poreless tinted moisturizer was one of the choices for this event! I tried it for the first time during the last kit event and fell in love, so I grabbed it without hesitation this time! I’ve been using it consistently, so I was almost out.
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 coverage 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.
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 6) CHOOSE YOUR TOOLS
For Step 6, you can choose between skin care and brushes. I went with the poreless mattifying primer. Because let’s be honest, if it says “poreless”, I’m probably going to give it a shot.
Years ago, I fell in love with a primer that was described to be “spackle for your face”. WELL. I like this product even better. It goes on lighter, it doesn’t weigh my skin down at all, and it does seem to just fill in my pores. It’s a clear gel that almost seems powder like as I’m applying it, and it feels very silky when going on. And it not only fills in pores, it also blurs imperfections. SIGN ME UP, baby.
The two of these product used together are GOLD.
I chose the baba bomb moisturizer last year for Step 6. 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.
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 glam to go makeup bag.
HOWEVER. I do not recommend this particular bag.
If I was able to choose again, I would definitely choose the white croc bag or the black bag if still available. This bag I chose is beautiful to look at it, but it’s quite rough to the touch, so I don’t find it to be practical at all.
So what do y’all think? Are you totally psyched about this deal? I think it’s obvious that I am. Haha!
The tarte Custom Kit Event posts are quickly becoming some of my favorite posts to do for the year. The deal is truly incredible, and I love being able to grab old favorites AND try out new products for such a fantastic price. You simply can’t beat this 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!
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.
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!
And don’t forget:
- Shape tape and shape tape ultra creamy (created for more mature skin) will both be ONLY $20 at check out if you would like to add those on to your order!
- This time tarte is allowing you to grab 3 kits per order! Go crazy!
- This very special event only happens twice a year, and it ends tomorrow.
- Nowhere else can you get a full face of make-up with FULL SIZE PRODUCTS (and a bag) for $65!