Tarte x Sephora Birthday Gift 2017

So one of Sephora's birthday set this year was in collab with Tarte and I was really happy to hear that!

When your nails matches your makeup.

I especially love the natural shade of blusher. It's this natural light mauve pink that's super pretty. The liquid lipstick is actually on a pretty nude shade and I thought it'd be too light at first. 

A quick look at the brush and comparing it with other brands. The brush actually worked really well for it being such a big size. I still managed to get defined lines and it covered a huge surface area too. 

These are 0.034 oz / 1.0ml

Breakdown on quantity for other minis:

  • Kylie: 0.02 oz / 0.65ml
  • Colourpop: 0.035oz / 1.0ml
  • Sephora: 0.04 oz / 1.3ml
  • Giorgio A.: 0.05oz / 1.5ml
  • ABH: 0.07 oz / 2.0ml
  • KVD: 0.10 oz / 3.0ml
  • Jouer: 0.135 oz / 4.0ml

When I applied the first streak, I was quite shocked. It looked and felt like...paint? Like I was smearing smoohsy paint of my lips. It was sooooo thick and I was quite stunned.

So without dipping back in, I smeared whatever's already on my lips around and it did sheer out to a better consistency. It did emphasize dry areas, just like regular matte liquid lipstick.

I wore it out for a while and after it dried down, I kinda forgot that I was wearing anything on my lips at all! They were surprisingly comfy. Surprisingly cause I've heard so much bad reviews about them but they aren't too bad! Still, exfoliate to get rid of any dry areas first and apply a balm before using liquid lipsticks would be a good rule of thumb to follow. 

Overall, I really like that the set is two diff products and of a good size!