Saturday, July 23, 2011
Tarte For True Blood Collection ~ Pic Heavy
I believe I was drooling after this collection after seeing Temptalia post promo images and even though the colours looked kinda blah, the packaging suckered me in.
Yep, I'm one of those people. Pretty packaging means YES PLEASE!
It could also do with my recent vamp/immortal obsession
Either way I wanted it, and I wanted it all.
My Sephora didn't have anything in the store yet so I had to buy it all online. I don't really like shopping at Sephora because the prices are jacked up when you click your cart to Canadian $$$ but it was the only place I could get these pretties from.
The prices go from:
$30 cheek stain
$24 lip tint
$39 cheek stain
$31 lip tint
New total: $138
The only benefit, is it arrived in a duty free box, but even if they taxed me etc, it's still mucho more than it should be with the current currency conversion. I would prefer they use paypal checkout and let them do the exchange, but then the stores would be off, chaos would erupt, buildings would explode, cats would start bowling with dog's heads etc., bad times all around.
Now where was I?
Ah yes, my swatchfest
I did them in 2 groups, light and dark and the pics where you see text, blow them up to read the shades better. Actually you can blow them all up if ya want, I didn't shrink anything, I don't think anyways.
OUTSIDE SUNSHINE SHOT!
Annoying plastic film again, once again, would have prefered it on the back of palette or something. I paid a damn fortune damn dammity damn damn.
The drawer has a primer, mascara and an eyeliner.
An insert was included with the names of the products on the back and 4 eyecharts on the inside. SO CUTE!
Colour descriptions from Sephora:
The Light (shimmering warm ivory), Fairy (shimmering pink), Dusk (matte warm taupe), Dawn (shimmering gold dust), Werewolf (matte chocolate), Waitress (sparkling pink champagne), Nocturnal (sparkling deep indigo), Charmer (sparkling burnt copper), Glamour Me (sparkling deep plum), Stake (matte steel), Bayou (shimmering golden tan), Telepath (sparkling warm rose), The True Death (sparkling silver), Immortal (sparkling midnight black), Moss (shimmering forest green), Legend (deep matte black), "V" (sparkling crimson).
AND THE DARK ONES!
ANOTHAH WINDOW SHOT!
My bitch-take on the shades provided, I do wish they skipped one of the blacks, probably the sparkly Immortal because it's just Legend, but with sparkle. Silver sparkle at that. And I hate silver sparkle. Just looks like white specs. BOR-ING.
Maybe a sweet metallic gold in the same wicked finish as The True Death (silver) or a blood red shade. Sure "V" rocks, but a deeper bloodier red would have been pretty schweeeet.
I haven't used the primer or mascara but I did try out the eyeliner. I liked it for about 5 seconds, then realized it was way too soft and then as soon as that happened of course a damn chunk crumbled off and landed somewhere. I'm going to have a black spot squished in my couch or carpet soon. I knowz it.
Up next, the Cheek tint!
I've never used a blush that wasn't powder so this was a new to me type of thang.
heheheee it looks like I cut myself but the red came off the rim of the tube
I really like the colour and the gold sparkles but I have yet to try to wear it on my face. Once I figure that out I think it'll look pretty! Gold sparkles are pretty much awesome all the time.
And for my least fav of the bunch, the Lip Surgence pencil.
I don't like the mint smell, wasn't a fan of the colour either. I expected it to be more blood red. Or at least something similar to Clinique's Black Honey. Sheer but awesome, but I didn't find the shade awesome.
Anyways am I glad I bought this collection? HELLZ YEAH SON!
If I knew the lip pencil was going to suck, I wouldn't have gotten it though. I don't even mind the eyeliner breaking on me because I completely forgot the palette came with those extras so it was a pleasant surprise.
Affordable? Fuck no, not really, but that's why some dude invented a credit card. I really hate that dude some days. Interest blows.
Although 16 shades for $68 is $4.25 a colour (I totally count Legend and Immortal as 1 colour, cuz that's how I roll) is a good deal.
Meh, tis up to you I guess. I'd buy it again. IT'S AWESOME.