This 6-piece Beauty in the Basics by Tarte sold exclusively by QVC was all over my Instagram feed and as soon as I saw the price ($47.64) I knew I had to get it.
This 6 piece set comes with Amazonian Clay Smoothing Balm foundation (0.31 oz), Lights Camera Lashes 4 in 1 mascara, Amazonian clay tightening eyeliner, Clay of life limited edition eyeshadow palette and Vintage LipSurgence lip creme.
The Amazonian Clay Smoothing Balm foundation only comes in this set and isn’t available to buy as a separate purchase. Even though I love Tarte, I haven’t tried any of their foundations. This balm foundation feels very smooth, isn’t too thick and find that it applies best with a beauty blender (pretty much every single foundation does for me). I got the shade “light” and I have heard before that Tarte foundations tend to be on the yellow-tone side and found it to be true with this one. Even though it looked like it matched my skin tone, I think that it could be a bit lighter. I liked the coverage it gave me, it wasn’t too sheer or too full (but definitely buildable), but wasn’t very long lasting. I’d say after about three to four hours is when I noticed the foundation wear off.
The brush that comes in this set is absolutely fabulous. The bristles are incredibly soft, very densely packed and the brush is quite large, too. I think that this brush is a bit too large to use with this foundation, but I absolutely love (especially how soft it is) and can see getting tons of use out it.
I have several LipSurgence creams and tints (matte ones are my favorite) and was very excited to see that this kit included one (this creme alone is around $24.00). The shade “Vintage” is a soft pink, perfect for an everyday use.
I’ve used Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara before and loved it. It does wonders for my lashes and really helps to create a stunning volume. Another item in this kit that I’m super excited about is the eyeshadow quad. It comes in four shades (duh): Classic Cream, Simple Slate, Tantalizing Tan and Breathtaking Brown. The formula of these is really soft and creamy and they can totally be applied using fingers instead of a makeup brush.
Last, but certainly not least Amazonian Clay Tightlining eyeliner in black brown, which I also loved but wish it was a bit creamier as I found it a bit difficult to apply on my lash line.
Foundation swatch, LipSurgence in Vintage, Clay of Life quad and Amazonian Clay Thightlining eyeliner.
I’m so glad I picked up this little set, it’s definitely worth the price, just wish the foundation was a bit more long-lasting. You can still get it through QVC right here.