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It’s Back for 1 Day Only! Create Your Own Tarte Beauty Box!

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This tarte deal is back! 1 Day 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 and brush of your choice for $59! (Plus free shipping and a free sample, too!)

Are you going to make your own beauty box?

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. I haven’t tried everything yet, but this deal was a total win for me. I got the pressed powder foundation and it looks like a perfect color match, thank goodness. The lip butter feels very nice, and the blush looks good. I’m excited to try the clay pot eyeliner and brush, and I also bought another purple eyeliner from the sale section, and it seems to glide on smoothly! Plus an eyeshadow brush as a “sample?” Weird sample, but I needed one, so I’m happy about it! Thanks, MSA!

  2. Hurry up FedEx / USPS! This thing started its journey on Nov 10th and it’s not due to arrive until tomorrow, the 16th… I can’t wait! I hope I love it.


  4. I just went to the website, it says they are extending the sale one more day for the custom beauty kit for $59. I was able to place my order and purchased the customized bag and added the $5 mascara and lip kit along with maracuja oil rollerball from the sale section of the site for $8 (regularly $17).

    Orders over $25 are free shipping. I also used the 15% off coupon I found on Retailmenot, here’s the code;

    • I should have waited. I ordered one early yesterday afternoon, and then decided to put together a completely different kit last night. Ended up paying shipping for both, I found a code on RetailMeNot, but when I entered it it said that codes weren’t valid with the deal 🙁 Either way I’m happy with my purchase, and I promised myself it will be my last splurge before I have to do Christmas shopping for everyone 🙂

      • I think (based on what I saw others commenting) if you added one other item besides the custom bag the coupon worked.

  5. Is this deal still on?

  6. I had an excellent experience with their customer service today. I placed an order earlier this morning and was apprehensive about the shade of foundation I selected. I reached out to customer service and they informed me that they could not alter my order but they could attempt to cancel it if I were interested. I ran into Sephora on my lunch break to check out the Amazonian clay powder foundations in person and realized the shade I selected was too dark. I had an almost immediate response from customer service, and they cancelled my initial order and I placed a different one with the lighter foundation shade. I’ve used mascara, liner & gloss from Tarte and have always purchased in store (Sephora/Ulta). I will not hesitate to shop online with them online the future. I was very impressed with the demeanor and efficiency of their customer service 🙂

  7. I just got an email that my order is cancelled because they couldn’t process it (but it went through just fine at noon…) and they offered me $10 off until midnight (so less than 3 hours?) pretty crappy customer service.

  8. I ordered at 6 in the morning and they canceled my order. Did it happen to anyone else?

    • Yep, me too. I reordered and everything was still available. No idea what their issue was, but not happy that they’re tying up my refund for a few days.

      • Just got a delivery that was everything in the canceled order except the create-your-own bag and contents. I got a lip pencil that I put in the first (canceled) order but not the second, and the order # on the packing slip is for the canceled order. Best case (for customers, not Tarte) is that the warehouse was already putting packages together before the morning orders were canceled. I’ve already got my refund from Paypal so they aren’t charging me for this. I think. Anyone else get their freebies from their canceled order?

    • Yes, the same thing happened to me too. Weird! Makes me a little annoyed that they charged the amount before filling the order. Now I have to wait for a refund?!

      • I also placed my order early in the day then got a notice that my order was canceled but not given a reason. So, they took the money out of my checking account and I still haven’t gotten it back. Would have been nice if they had given me a reason why it got canceled!

    • They cancelled my order from this morning also. I thought the confirmation email looked odd so I reached out to them and they said everything was fine with my order. Then I got another email a few hours later saying my order was cancelled but I could reorder before midnight. Kind of frustrating since I reached out and was told it was processing, but at least I got $10 off.

  9. After the election…I deserve a little treat!
    Got the custom bag and the sample brush and the $5 set.

    • Me too. I needed it this morning after the rough night I had

      • Ditto. I felt retail therapy was needed, but debated the purchase all day. Finally decided to go for it with two hours left to the sale. There is a promo code on RetailMeNot for 15% off, and it didn’t work till I added one additional sale item ($10), so while it’s not specified, I think it might require the total be over $60. For the kit and an additional eyeliner, I paid around $63 after taxes. I haven’t used Tarte much before, but definitely excited to snag some full-size items for a great deal.

  10. I don’t have a true need either but I haven’t tried many Tarte products and this seems like such a good deal! Less than $10 per products… just wish I knew which colors to get for blush and lips.

    • Just ordered – fingers crossed!

  11. I had no true need – anyone with 2 or more beauty boxes really doesn’t – but this is my last treat for myself before Holiday shopping begins. I also really, really needed a distraction today.

  12. Every time I go to my bag and try to check out it says I have nothing in my bag. I guess its a sign I don’t need.

  13. Wow, they released another deal so soon! Just FYI, I got the recent last one and I picked the wrong foundation shade. I was so excited to try it, so I called to see if I could exchange for a new shade. They will not exchange anything in this kit. The only option was to return the whole kit but I don’t want to do that. 🙁 I thought about ordering this round and returning the last, but the options are more limited this time.

    • I’m scared I selected the wrong foundation shade as well. Now I feel like I should order a second bag and just send the wrong back that doesn’t work. I felt pressured to get the deal this time around, I’ve missed the last couple offerings.

    • I’m hoping the foundation I picked works out. I wasn’t sure which shade to pick, so I chose the loose powder foundation in Medium Beige which is the same color I wear in the loose powder foundation from Bare Minerals. The Tarte looks a tad darker than the BM, but I’ll test it out soon on a weekend… maybe I could use it as a very subtle bronzer if it doesn’t work out.

  14. Just ordered! I was so bummed out that I missed that last one, it was a nice surprise to wake up to this. Hoping that I picked the right foundation shade!

  15. Ah it’s so tempting, but sadly the only things I really *want* are the foundation and the smoldereyes. I’m sure I can get those two products for less on black Friday (and not stockpile more blush and mascara)

    It IS however a great deal for anyone in need of all those products!

    • Quick tip: seriously, smoldereyes is SUCH a good eyeliner. And I’ve tried…hundreds? Thousands? Lol

  16. I was able to snag one for the first time a couple of weeks ago, and I was so impressed with the quality of the products (and packaging), and I am in LOVE with the bronzer brush I picked. I’m so happy I got this. 🙂

  17. Just ordered a box. My first time ordering from Tarte. I thought the selections were quite good, other than no option for brown mascara. Excited to try out the products. This purchase allowed me to take three items out of my Sephora shopping cart. 🙂 Thanks for letting us know about this!!

  18. Yay! I got this last year and love it…obviously never used it yet bc so much stuff but ordered another 2!

  19. Did it, done! 🙂 If you sign up to receive their emails, you’ll get a $10 off code with purchase of $60. I added on a few things from the sale section. I noticed that some of the bag items were in the sale section. Not sure what that means. For some reason, it wouldn’t allow me to choose the eyeliner in olive in the bag deal. And I would have love more of a brush selection, but I’m excited with what I picked! 🙂

  20. So tempting but would rather wait until Black Friday/cyber Monday to make a few purchases.

    • What kinds of sales does Tarte typically offer then? I am new to the beauty world and am trying to plan accordingly for holiday sales. 🙂

  21. 🙁 Why are 3 of 4 choices for eyeliner not available in black? I don’t want the clay pot but purple green metallic or brown don’t work for me. I have almost black hair Brown looks off on me. I really had wanted to try the limited edition eyeliner. Has anyone bought? Is it really dark brown?

  22. Not the best timing for me in terms of the moneys, but I got one this time. A tiny bright spot on this dark day.

    • Same here Emily. I came here for solace. Love MSA.

    • I hear you.

    • Not even subscription boxes can cheer me up today but I will keep refreshing in the hopes that I’m wrong. Plus now I’m really worried financially and keep telling myself I need to cut back on frivolous purchases.

      • Right there with ya! Hope ur day gets brighter!?

      • Same here. I do not need anymore makeup, but ordered a box. Sadly it didnt help at all. On to Amazon. /-:

    • Yep, me too! Def not the best timing for this, but it is a really great deal and a complete makeup bag! And I still have the Sephora VIB sale coming up…

    • Good to know I wasn’t alone this morning….

  23. YAY so excited I finally get to try all of these tarte products!

    Just FYI I placed my order about 5 minutes ago and the page crashed when I clicked to submit my order. Kept trying to refresh and the tarte website wouldn’t load anymore. But!!! I just checked my email and received an order confirmation, so it did go through. So have faith if you are having issues ordering.

  24. Got it!
    Thank you so much for posting Liz.

  25. This is such an amazing deal, and I would have totally gone for it at a time when I wore more makeup. Love tarte!

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