Posted by on in Subscription Boxes & Coupons | 66 comments

UPDATE: Sold Out – Create Your Own Tarte Beauty Box!

This post may contain referral/affiliate links. Read the full disclosure.


UPDATE: This deal is now over.

Today Only – tarte is having a Make-Your-Own-Beauty-Box sale!

Get 5 full-size items of your choice (in your shade preference) plus a makeup bag of your choice for $59!

Are you going to make your own beauty box? I LOVE tarte, so I can’t resist this one!

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. Just got my bag today and overall I’m happy. It was an amazing deal that would have been $154.80 otherwise. I did get the wrong shade foundation though (one shade lighter than i originally wanted so i guess i can still work with it) . Has anyone tried doing an exchange?

  2. I received my order yesterday. The lavender bag was much bigger than I thought so that was a nice surprise. I was disappointed in the Amazonian clay full coverage airbrush foundation and really wish I had chosen the compact foundation. The airbrush foundation doesn’t have much coverage. The mascara was meh as was the liquid eyeliner. I like the lipstain and brush I chose. The blush is okay. I would order this again but arm myself with better info about the products/shades. It was a great deal for full size items.

    • Hi Corrine,

      Thanks for the update! I also chose the airbrush foundation – but I wanted a lighter coverage for summer – so hopefully that will fit the bill.

      Which blush and lip product did you choose?

      I chose the Amazonian clay mascara.

      I am going to do this deal again next time it is offered – but hopefully I’ll be more knowledgeable about the products!

      • Hi Kara,

        I picked the following:

        kit contains: purple makeup bag, Amazonian clay full coverage airbrush foundation in fair-light honey , Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in glisten (shimmering peachy pink), LipSurgenceโ„ข lip tint in enchanted (rose), limited-edition lights, camera, lashesโ„ข precision longwear eyeliner in brown, lights, camera, flashesโ„ข statement mascara in black, timeless beauty blush brush

        It’s definitely a great deal, I will just make better choices next time. As Maya Angelou said “When you know better, you do better”. LOL. I hope you love everything you chose!

        • It was a great deal and nice way to try products. I’m also not sure I made the best choices – but I think I’ll be happy. Sounds like this deal is regularly offered in May and December. I think I’ll be back!

  3. I can’t believe these items are full size!! What a steal! I just added up the items I selected and they total $162, not including the bag. Thanks for the heads-up MSA : )

  4. I really wanted to get this but with lay offs at work I have had to cut box. It was either getting this or nixing my Sephora & Ipsy box and you can pry those from my cold, dead hands. But its a shame because this was a great deal if you love Tarte and were planning to get one or two of these items already.

    • Omg such a funny post. Thank you for that. Beth

  5. Ugh how did i not see this! Sad sad sad

  6. Some of the decisions were like Sophie’s Choice for me, especially between the powder foundation and the airbrush foundation. I went for the airbrush but am now wishing I had chosen the powder foundation compact.

    Does anyone know if the lip tints need to be sharpened or do they twist up? I hate stuff you have to sharpen!

    • I have a couple. They twist up.

    • I had a tough time making my de idioms as well. Ultimately, I took consolation in that Tarte seems to make this offer again around the holidays. So I’ll look forward to doing this again come December. A great offer and fun way to try new items!!!!

      • *decisions

    • I had the same problem with the foundation choices- I got the airbrush foundation and the cc cream stick , but it was hard to choose between them.

  7. We need to start a MSA support group to discuss how we buy all these subs that we don’t need but HAVE to have. This one was just way to good to pass up. Hello, my name is Patti and I’m a Subaholic.

    • Haha, between this and the Too Faced offer (Chocolate Bar palette, FS lipstick, and blush and mascara minis — it’s advertised at the top of their website and is still available today) I spent far too much money on makeup today and yesterday.

      • I felt like I needed to call someone to talk me out of the Tarte and Too Faced deals. Ultimately I pictured someone crying because I bought the last box and that was enough to get me to close the browser and walk away.

  8. I was close but kept waivering on product selection. I agree I would have preferred to be able to pick more than 1 item from a category. And also I have been wanting to try this foundation powder but I really wasn’t sure what color would be best for me and if exchanges would be allowed.

  9. Will items from this be swappable?

  10. I had tried early evening and it was sold out… but thanks to Liz and the lovely posters here, I was able to snag 2 later in the evening. It would have been great if we could have just picked 5 items from the bunch, rather than one in each category. However, since i basically got more than half the items free, I am certainly not complaining about the deal ๐Ÿ™‚ I guess some lucky family members will be receiving mascara from me. lol

  11. I’ve been wanting to try out a few Tarte products, thanks so so much for the heads up Liz! What a great deal!

  12. LIZ~
    The following is meant for Tarte the Co. after my last post. I just posted a note to you needing your help re: this bag. I posted it at 10:38pm PST,
    the comment said it posted at 2:38?! Aparently the site is EST?
    There was no notification…I checked, there was no statement that it was EST.
    Shannon P.

    I signed onto Tarte this evening to purchase the kit. I got as far as choosing the items I wanted to order: The blue bag, the dry foundation in the compact, the brush that was second from the left (highlight brush it has a small brush on one end & larger brush on the opposite end),The Blushing Bride 12hr. Blush, The fatter of the two liners in Olive, The first Lights Camera Lashes Mascara, & Lip Surgence in Energy Noir.

    I logged on at 10pm pst & this is what I saw:

    It was blank! Not even Tarte’s homepage. I was REALLY looking forward to trying the whole brand out. Do you have an in at Tarte? Someone that might help me place my order?

    Any assistance would be GREATLY appreciated!

  14. ๐Ÿ™ so bummed I love tart. does anyone know if tart does this at any other times like the holidays? or was this a one time event.?

  15. I was so disappointed . Didn’t see this deal until the time was ticking… Unfortunately I took so long to choose that the clock went past midnight all things were all in my cart and it was Saying the cart was empty when I was trying to check out ….BOOOOO I was really hoping since I had it started it would let me finish but I was too pokey. tears, just tears. ? Lol

    • omg so bummed I missed this. I’m on the west coast and it’s only 9:27 pm here ๐Ÿ™

  16. I didn’t get a confirmation email and it’s not showing in my paypal. I don’t know if I should order a second just in case or wait for customer service to get back to me in the morning.

    • Same here. No confirmation and not showing on Paypal or online banking. :/

    • Wow they got back quick and it hadn’t gone through. FYI.

    • I just had the same problem. Then I went back and tried to do the order again and it wouldn’t add to my cart. This was at about 11:30 p.m. EST

      • I had the same issue but it worked the second time I tried.

  17. They must have added more because I tried again and was able to buy it this time.

  18. wow I wish I had ANY need at all for any of these products. This is such a great deal. I even went through and picked all the colors/products I wanted and realized that these would get used once and then just stored with my embarrassingly large stash of makeup. Is it just me or do blushes take forever to finish? I haven’t hit the pan in any of my blushes because i have so many!

    What are people’s favorite Tarte blush colors? Natural Beauty looks nice.

    • Ha ha. I did the same thing this morning. I’m on Tarte’s mailing list on all 3 of my email addresses. So I put together a hypothetical bag and realized all I wanted was the cheek blush. And I have their amazonian clay blush already along with about 5 other blushes from Ipsy and Birchbox. It was really really hard not to buy this, but I figured I would just be taking something from a person who needed and wanted it.

      • Meant yesterday morning. I wish they would do a sample sized version. That would be awesome.

        • Rena, I love the last paragraph in your post. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Got one! Major product overload lol too bad the system messed up my sample choice after I checked out… I wanna try the sunscreen, and I’m sure I checked it. But when I saw the confirmation page, the sample suddenly became the foundation pack… Oh well (shrug)

  20. I really, really like this idea! I wish they’d categorize by product value, not product type, though. The dealbreaker for me with this one is that I’d HAVE to buy a blush.

    • My bummer moment was when I realized I’d have to select an eyeliner. I’d happily trade my eyeliner for your blush. I’m far more of a “cheeks and lips” girl than an “eye and brows” girl.

  21. im ordering 2 even though i said no morebuying makeup bc i have so much ill never use it all.

    • LOL! It is a great deal and Tarte is fabulous quality!

  22. I just got one!! ๐Ÿ˜€ back in stock guys!!! yay! this is an amazing deal! cant wait to get it!

  23. Out of stock ?

    • I think they must’ve added more or something. The first time I tried to check out, it didn’t work and I got an out of stock message. Shortly thereafter, I tried again with the exact same combo of items and it worked.

      • I just got through! Yay! Such a great deal and so glad I got to pick out my own products and colors!!!

  24. Bummer, it says it’s out of stock now.

  25. I checked this out earlier today and it really didn’t throw me. If it were going to let me select what I actually wanted it would have been great. But the categories were pretty limited and I didn’t need or want any of the options.

    • I second that. There where a few category that I didn’t need the items. If they added eye shadow then maybe.

  26. Not showing up sold out for me, try again!!! I ordered one 20 minutes ago and then just now went to see if I could order another if I wanted, and I could have… (but didn’t).

  27. Looks like I figured it out but it’s showing up as sold out :/

  28. Well, that sold out fast. Bummer.

  29. I jumped. I’ve loved the tarte I’ve used before. The products I didn’t know about I searched on amazon and ulta to read the reviews, so I hope I’m happy ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. Oh pooh! They’re out of stock! I spent ages selecting everything too. Oh well, just saved myself some money.

    • I just did the same thing:(

    • They’re back in stock! I just placed an order.

  31. What products do you recommend? I am interested in Tarte and think this would be a great way to get started!

    • I would love to try Tarte but don’t have any idea what products would be nice..

    • Same here! Any recommendations?

      • I’d guess that tarte is best known for its fabulous blushes. I have three or four and they last all day. I am a huge fan of the Lipsurgence crayons and their eyeliners, pot and stick, but opacity and wear varies a LOT by color. I haven’t had much luck with their mascaras, but lots of people like them. Their foundations aren’t light enough for me (I know from a similar deal last year) but formulation is great. The only tarte product I HATE is their gross, sticky lipgloss.

        • Thanks. I managed to get my order in before they ran out. I’m excited to try so many new products!

  32. This is not working for me :/ the banner was saying use code ALA but nothing would show up for me on the check out page. Frustrating!! What code did you use for it to work?

  33. I jumped on this. Tarte is my favorite brand. I love that you get to pick what products and colors are in your bag. The value is amazing. I was able to get a few products I’ve been wanting to try. Happy Mother’s Day to me!

  34. I almost pulled the trigger on this this morning when I got the email, but sometimes I just need to say no. White Plum had an awesome deal on grab bags that I couldn’t pass up. Maybe tarter will offer this again in the future?!?!

    • They offered a similar deal around this time last year.

      • And another around the holidays.

  35. I snagged one for myself. I couldn’t resist such a great deal. I love Tarte. Their 12 hour blush actually lasts!

Post a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comments may not appear immediately. More info here.