July 18, 2011

True Blood - More than Sex

Let's face it, when you think of True Blood, you don't think about makeup. You usually think about all the sexyness going on. I'm happy to say that Tarte managed to put that sexyness in a box for us in the form of makeup.Tarte for True Blood Palette. It's simple, chic and sexy all rolled into one. Limited Edition, of course.

So, what's in it? 17 gorgeous colours. 1 deluxe sample of Tarte for True Blood Lifted Natural Eye Primer with Firmitol, 1 deluxe sample of Tarte for True Blood Lights, Camera, Lashes! and 1 full size Tarte for True Blood emphaEYES aqua-gel eyeliner - all tucked away in this hot box! It also includes 4 looks inspired by the show and how to do them.

You can get this at your local Sephora, sephora.com, or at Tarte's website. It's $68 CAD, or $52 US (and to my Canadian friends, shopping online at sephora will bring it to the Canadian price unless you have someone you can ship it to in the US).

The primer's quite nice. I seem to have to dip in a few times as I don't get much on the brush, but it kept my shadow in place all day. I really really like the mascara. May actually invest in a full size. The emphaEYES aqua-gel eyeliner takes some getting used to. I can see why some people don't like it. It feels wet when you apply it and my personal peeve is that because you don't sharpen it, you don't actually get a nice tip which can make it difficult. But the liner does have some nice staying power to it.

I took two pictures so you can see the way the light affects the colours. 

Natural lighting (near a window)

Interior lighting

From left to Right, Top to Bottom, the colours are as follows: The Light, Fairy, Dusk, Dawn, Warewolf, Waitress, Nocturnal, Charmer, Glamour Me, Stake, Bayou, Telepath, The True Death, Immortal, Moss, Legend and "V"

I've done a few of the looks; however only one turned out nice. It has nothing to do with the colours. The first day I bought the palette I tried Luminous Fairy (the yellowish one). Because I bought it on my way to work, I only brought my 5 travel brushes so I didn't get the right looks and being the first time I used the liner, was a little tricky. The second look I did was Not Your Average Waitress (taupe/brown look). That one was fantastic. Then I tried Vamp Glam (pinkish/red). "V" in the tear duct area looked like a mess on me. I'll have to give it another try.

image from tartecosmetics.com

So, do your cravings for "V" make you want to get this palette? Or are you going to sit on the side lines and watch everyone else enjoy this wonderful item that you just don't seem to understand?

Just in case you didn't get enough eye candy  ;)

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