Tarte Cosmetics’ â€œWe Wish You Healthâ€ set claims that it contains everything you will need to look great this holiday season. The â€œskinvigoratingâ€ 4 piece set includes a mini clean slate face primer, mini lock&roll creaseless eyeshadow duo (shade: slate), a mini mascara, and a mini vitamin infused lipgloss in their new shade serenity- all wrapped up in a mini cosmetics pouch.
My favorite part of this kit is the face primer. To be honest, I donâ€™t usually use primer but since I got this kit, Iâ€™ve been using the mini primer. This silicone based formula goes on super smooth and evens out the skinâ€™s surface immediately letting your foundation glide on easily. Iâ€™m usually hesitant on using primer because I donâ€™t like the idea of more things clogging up my pores, but tarteâ€™s formula is made with a ton of natural ingredients and is dermatologist tested. I havenâ€™t noticed any breakouts.
I also really liked the eyeshadow duo that this kit comes with. The shadow comes in a mini roll tube that spreads on lids easily. I actually really like the color, slate – a bronze tone that is not too intense, but luminous and very pretty. The finely milled crush mica prevents creasing and still looks fresh hours later. I was initially a little confused by the sliver shadow on the other end of the tube as it seemed very metallic. But I noticed that it blends very well and is great for lightening up the eye area as long as itâ€™s used in small quantities.
The remainder of the kit includes a lip gloss and mascara. They are not bad, but they are also nothing to rave about. I, personally, donâ€™t like mini-versions of lip glosses or mascaras in general, but I suppose they would be useful to throw in a clutch for your holiday parties. The gloss is a transparent red tint – very pretty, but not enough pigment to last all night. I did like the texture though and felt that the formula is very moisturizing. The mascara promises to lengthen, curl, create volume and condition. Thatâ€™s a lot to promise. I felt that the formula was ok, but I will probably stick to a few of my favorite mascaras.
All in all, this set is a good introduction to tarte cosmetics if you just want to get a feel of some of their products. Though to be honest, I would just go straight to the tarte counter and try out the primer and the gloss (in your favorite shade, of course).