The Tarte Away Oui Go Collector’s Set & Portable Palette for holiday 2014 has arrived at Ulta!
In fact this set, which is exclusive to Ulta, is part of their new Sweet Dreams holiday collection, which includes many other pretties as well. This is one of two Ulta exclusives, the other one being the Petite Treats 12 Days of Tarte Deluxe Collection.
This palette includes four removable eye and cheek palettes (which includes 16 full-sized Amazonian Clay Eye Shadows and four full sized Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blushes!), three deluxe sized Maracuja Lip Glosses, a Deluxe Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara, and a light blue collector’s compact, which you can insert the removable palettes into. It has a mirror inside and the outside has a tufted-stitch pattern with white pearls on it. So cute!
Private Chateau is a light matte vanilla.
Café for Crème Brûlée is a medium matte warm brown.
Tea for Two is a deep shimmery warm brown.
Marvel at the Mona Lisa is a dark cool chocolate brown matte.
Irresistible is a light pink matte.
Macarons for You is a light semi-matte brown/pink.
Champagne & Chocolat is a light shimmery pink/brown.
Kisses Under the Arc is a light pink/copper shimmer.
Art in Montmartre is a medium bronze shimmer.
Envisioned is a shimmery light peach.
Snow Angels in the Parc is a light shimmery champagne.
Navigating the Metro is a medium shimmery taupe.
Midnight Stroll is a dark plum with slight shimmer.
Liason at the Louvre is a dark matte red/brown.
Intrigue is a medium pink/brown matte.
Champs-Élysées Shopping is a light matte clay.
Stargazing on the Seine is a light shimmery gold/taupe.
Eiffel Tower Engagement is a medium grey/taupe matte.
Secret Soiree is a deep shimmery plum.
Limitless is a medium peachy pink with slight sheen.
Nice is a mauve creme.
Cannes is a light shimmery pink.
Paris is a raspberry creme.
Lights, Camera, Lashes (swatch not shown) is black.
Ok so here are my thoughts. There are some good things and some not so desirable things. Overall the whole palette is rather large so it’s not exactly easy to store or travel with. But of course if you wanted to travel with just one of the internal palettes, you easily could with the included portable compact. The eye shadow shades for the most part were super soft and quite pigmented. The only one I had some patchiness with was Marvel at the Mona Lisa.
I think there is a really good mix of both finishes and colors inside, and I liked every single shade, including the blush shades. I think it actually might be hard to me to just choose one of these to travel with if I had to! My two favorite overall ones were the second one and the last one I have shown here.
As far as the lip glosses go they were kind of weird. The applicators were incredibly stuff and the bristles were all stuck together, so they were pretty much useless. I tried sort of mushing them around to see if they softened up, but they didn’t really. Aside from that, the shades were decent, but I think Nice and Paris are pretty similar. The mascara is a good one, I’ve reviewed it in the past.
All in all I think this is a pretty good palette. I like the portable compact because it’s convenient and pretty. I loved the eye shadows and blushes, they have a very good texture, and the colors are great. I could do without the glosses though, I don’t think they would sway my decision to either buy this or not buy it. The mascara is a good bonus but again, the eye shadows, blushes and portable compact are what will sell this set in my eyes.
You can find this at Ulta now!
Will you be picking this up for yourself or someone else?
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