Tarte High Performance Naturals


I’ve had my first proper foray into Tarte beauty and I’m hooked… it’s great when a new discovery turns out to be worth the hype! Tarte is a US beauty brand, with a cruelty and paraben-free range featuring natural ingredients such as nourishing Amazonian Clay and plant extracts. If you’d like to dip a toe into Tarte, then consider this your official heads up that this gorgeous 7 piece kit will be QVC’s TSV (Today’s Special Value) tomorrow, Saturday 3 October.

[EDIT: This set is still available to purchase on QVC for £51 here]

High-Performance Naturals is a great introduction to the brand and includes all of the essentials for a makeup look:

  • Amazonian Clay Eye & Cheek Palette
  • Double Ended Eye Shadow Brush
  • Amazonian Clay Full Cover Airbrush Foundation
  • Airbuki Powder Foundation Brush
  • Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara
  • Coconut Oil Lipstick in Primrose
  • Silky Amazonian Clay Eyeliner in Black Brown
  • Purple patent travel makeup bag

The full value of this set is £84.50 and it will be available on TSV for £39.72 (slightly more than the price of the foundation alone!).

Tarte-Amazonian-Clay-Eye Cheek-palette

The limited edition Amazonian Clay Eye & Cheek Palette includes 3 matte & 3 shimmer shadows - which all work together really well - and a full size blush in Insightful. The Plum shade, bottom right is less pigmented than the others, but works for a daytime smokey eye; all the rest are velvety, flattering and blend well.


As I veer away from powder foundations, I didn’t expect to enjoy the Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation, so was amazed at how natural it looked on my skin. It gives great coverage - and around half an hour after it settles, looks like really great skin. I didn’t look or feel like I was wearing a lot of makeup and my skin even had a bit of a glow. I prefer this to the Sheer Cover and Bare Minerals alternatives I’ve tried in the past. I like to apply it with the Tarte Airbuki brush, then finish by buffing into my skin with my usual Real Techniques Buffing Brush for a seamless finish.

The double ended eyeshadow brush works for blending out shadow, but I prefer to apply the colour with a flatter Bobbi Brown eye shadow brush initially.


Lights, Camera, Lashes gives full on volume as the name suggests and the Coconut Oil Lipstick in Primrose is the most beautiful berry bright with a very creamy, well pigmented formula - the perfect Autumn lip colour.

My favourites from this set are the palette, lipstick and Silk Amazonian Clay eyeliner, which glides on, is mega pigmented and lasts all day.

If you fancy trying some new products or treating someone to a bargainous beauty gift, I think this one is absolutely worth the money. The High-Performance Naturals set, £39.72 (RRP £84.50) is available only at qvcuk.com as Today’s Special Value on Saturday 3 October 2015. I think it will be snapped up!

[EDIT: The TSV offer has now closed, but this set is still available to purchase on QVC for £51 here]

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