Summer make-up should be a few things: easy to apply, natural-looking, portable, long-wearing and of course, beautiful. But a bargain, too? Now that’s asking a lot. When we tried the tarte Glow Your Way to Gorgeous 8-piece waterproof essentials collection, packed with blush, bronzer, cream eye shadow, lip color, concealer, mascara and eyeliner, all shades we were OBSESSED with, the price seemed to good to be true. But, QVC is offering this cute set for less than $50!
This collection comes in a glamorous purple make-up case that is the perfect size for the on-the-go gal to throw in her purse or weekend bag. It has almost every beauty product you need to pack for a summer vacation where you want to look effortlessly flawless and rock a beachy glow. All you need to bring is your favorite base-like foundation or tinted moisturizer.
Every item in this collection is waterproof, which for mascara usually means that it’s not only drying but also difficult to remove. This mascara works a lot like the drugstore favorite Maybelline Great Lash but with extra staying power. However, it still comes off easily with eye make-up remover.
The concealer really has staying power too, even to cover those nasty under-eye circles or an unfortunate blemish. Plus it comes in an array of shades for every skin tone.
I’m not normally a fan of cream eye shadow because of its tendency to crease, but tarte’s formula is crease-free and in an amazing bronze-y brown shade which looks stunning with any eye color. It’s perfect for a natural daytime look. The smoldering dark purple sparkle eye liner is all you need to spice up your look for nighttime, and the thick stick makes applying it a breeze.
Great bronzers are hard to come by. Tarte’s Mineral Powder Bronzer in Park Ave Princess is matte which makes layering it on for the perfect blend super simple.
We love, too, that this collection comes with bamboo brushes for cheeks and eyes. Everyone always needs new brushes and doesn’t always think to get them. Make-up looks professional and feels light when applied with a fresh brush. A sharpener for the eye and lip pencil is also included.
A lot of women skip blush in the summer and just slather on the bronzer, but blush is a key component in enhancing (or faking!) a healthy summer glow. Use the bamboo brush to sweep on the Amazonian clay 12-hour blush, a flattering peach shade which, again, looks great on all skin tones.
Speaking of shades that flatter everyone, the lip pencil, which is surprisingly glossy and not matte, comes in a natural pink for the perfect flush.
The set also comes with a free sample of maracuja oil which is known for its moisturizing properties.
It is so rare not only to love every product that comes in a gift set but also for it to have such a great selection of universally flattering colors. The set will be available for an unbelievable $49.94 on July 2 and after that for $59.93, which is still a great value as it includes over $205 worth of products.