Monday, July 18, 2011

Tarte for True Blood Collection

The newest season of True Blood just started up several weeks ago and was long awaited by all of its fans.  I was a late comer to the phenomenon that is True Blood, I don't have HBO in my home (I know, I know) and I have to catch the episodes online in my spare time.  I have read and love all the books in the series and I must admit that I prefer the books to the TV series (as I often do in cases of books made into movies or TV series).  As the new season was starting up, Tarte released a small makeup collection that is based on the TV series and was created in tandem with the makeup artists for the show.  This collection was first available on the Sephora website (to Beauty Insiders only) and now has been released officially on the Tarte website.  I was able to buy the eye shadow palette right from the Sephora website right as it was being released, from what I am hearing this palette is beginning to get hard to find with limited quantities available.

This collection consists of three major products: an eye shadow palette, a lip stain, and a cheek stain.  All of the formulas in this collection are their best-selling and top-rated products so there will be no misses in this collection.  This collection is actually a great way for Tarte to reach a whole new audience, I was first attracted to this line because of the tie-in with True Blood.  I don't own many products from Tarte so without the True Blood tie-in, I might have gone right by this on Sephora. 

"Get glamoured by Tarte for True Blood, a limited edition cosmetics collection, inspired by the hit HBO series True Blood.  Whether you're a supernatural beauty or a vampy vixen, this collection contains versatile shades to take you from dawn to dusk, and well into the night."

Here is the Tarte collaboration with True Blood...

Tarte for True Blood Limited Edition Lipsurgence Lip Tint - Experience love at first taste with Tarte's Lipsurgence natural Lip Tint, inspired by the hit HBO series True Blood.  It's all flavor and no bite with this mint-infused, iridescent red shade that drenches lips in luminous, long-lasting tint while Tarte's Lipsurgence technology rehydrates lips by delivering a surge of moisture for a deliciously plumped up appearance.

Tarte for True Blood Limited Edition Natural Cheek Stain - Have you spent an eternity in search of an everlasting glow?  Meet your Maker.  Inspired by the hit HBO series True Blood, this sparkling red cheek stain blends on smooth and lasts from dawn to dusk, and well into the night.  A drop is all you need to create a crave-worthy natural luminescence for all skin tones and types.  Like all Tarte products, this lusty natural stain will do good things to you thanks to natural mineral pigments and fruit extracts.

Tarte for True Blood Limited Edition Palette - Get glamoured with this limited edition palette packed with 17 killer new eye shadows and more.  Each richly pigmented shadow is softly milled and infused with Amazonian clay for pure color payoff, silky application, and long wear.  From ethereal goddess to vampy vixen, you can create countless looks using these shimmering, matte, and smoky shades.  Open after dark: buried in a pullout drawer is a full-size EmphasEyes Aqua-Gel Eye Liner in a Black, a deluxe Lights, Camera, Lashes! clinically proven natural mascara and a deluxe Lifted Natural Eye Primer with Firmitol to help you complete your look.  Turn into a real Tarte trubie using the four 'get the looks' included with each palette, exclusively created by True Blood's award-winning lead makeup artist Bridgette Ellis.
- The Light - shimmering warm ivory
- Fairy - shimmering pink
- Dusk - wamr matte 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

This palette provides a great range of shades and I am very impressed with the texture and pigmentation of the shades that I have really worked with.  I have been using the shades in this palette in two ways; to create a few lighter looks for the summer months and following the looks that were provided in the booklet.  Right now, I am in my summer bronzed look so I have mostly been using the looks that seem to have been created for Sookie (bronzed and blond beauty).  The shadow shades that I have worked with so far are The Light, Fairy, Dawn, and Bayou.  Bayou is a my favorite so far, it is lovely shimmering gold and has a great buttery texture. 

So far, I have only followed the directions on one look in this palette, the Luminous Fairy look.  This one is created with ivory, champage, and gold shades; along with the black eye liner included in this palette.  So far, I also really like this formula of liner so I must check this product out on the Sephora website in the near future.  Within the next week, I will have separate posts up with the details of each of the four looks inthe booklet. 

I love this palette so far and it was a great purchase.  I recommend that you all check this out since you will love the colors in it, whether or not you have any interest in the True Blood series.

photo courtesy of Sephora

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