Tarte recently had a create-your-own beauty kit sale that let you pick 7 items of your choice: 6 full-size items (in your choice of shade), plus a makeup bag for $63!
Your choices were limited to select offerings, and one per category, but there were a ton of items and shade options to choose from! Click here to view our post with all of the options this time around!
This box is no longer available for sale.
About The Box
The Box: Tarte Build Your Own Custom Beauty Kit
The Cost: $63
The Products: A makeup bag, foundation, lip product, eyeliner, mascara, blush, and concealer of your choice!
Tarte Build Your Own Custom Beauty Kit June 2019 Review
Here's the list of what items I picked this month. You can see all of the possible options that were available when this bag launched here.
Marble Cosmetics Bag - Estimated Retail Value $15
I love how chic and trendy this bag is! I wasn't sure if it would end up being small, but it actually fit everything I ordered inside, which means I should be able to carry everything for a full face easily enough. The outside is a shiny vinyl, which is easy to wipe clean and pretty waterproof if it ends up getting splashed a little while on the counter. It's also lined with a pretty purple color.
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Water Foudation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in 8s (very fair with yellow undertones), 1 oz - Retail Value $39
I was hoping Tarte's new Foundcealer would be an option for this bag but it wasn't, so I grabbed their Water Foundation. I love that it has SPF! It also has a medium coverage and natural finish. It feels lightweight and is buildable. I really like this. My only complaint is that the dropper top is awkward; I'd much prefer a pump.
Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush in Peaceful (soft nude-peach), .2 oz - Retail Value $29
Tarte's blushes are what got me into the whole brand! I first tried their blush in the shade Exposed, which is my holy grail blush if I could only ever wear one blush forever. The formula is great because it blends well, has good pigmentation so a little goes a long way, and it lasts all day for me. This shade, Peaceful, is a pretty nude-peach and is a great shade for me for Summer.
Tarte Cosmetics Lights, Camera, Flashes Statement Mascara, .31 oz - Retail Value $23
Liz introduced me to her favorite mascara, Tarte's Lights, Camera, Lashes years ago. This mascara, the "Flashes" mascara is a more dramatic version. The brush is silicone and has rows of bristles that really grip your lashes and help with length and definition. I also have no problems with this mascara smudging.
Tarte Cosmetics Tartiest Glossy Lip Paint in Double Tap (cool mauve), .2 fl oz - Retail Value $20
I've never actually tried Tarte's lip gloss, and this cool mauve shade was calling my name. I actually love this! It feels hydrating and it doesn't feel sticky to me. The color is perfect to throw on any day. This is a shade that would work well for anyone, too.
Tarte Cosmetics Clean Queen Vegan Deodorant, 2 oz - Retail Value $14
This time around, Tarte had some non-cosmetic products for selection like deodorant and dry shampoo! I didn't know they made either of those! I've been very interested in trying a cleaner deodorant so I was happy to snag this one from a brand I already love. I've only worn this for today, but I think it smells good, it feels fine when applied, and I didn't notice any issues with its effectiveness. I'm looking forward to trying it more days in a row.
Tarte Cosmetics Glam on the Go Eyeshadow Palette - Retail Value: $30 (found here for $24)
A palette! Tarte offered a couple of palettes this time, which I think was also new for them. I'm a sucker for a solid eye shadow palette, especially one like this that has a range of light to dark, and offers shimmer and matte. My formula for my eye looks is a light shimmer shade on my lid, a matte medium shade in my crease, and a darker shade (either matte or shimmer) on my outer corners. And the pale matte is great for highlighting the brow bone and inner corners. The packaging is also lovely - there's a nice big mirror on the inside of the lid and the front cover of the palette has a holographic image of two flamingos that moves when you tilt it back and forth. Adorable.
These top three swatches are the foundation, lip gloss, and blush. You'll see these actually on my face below, too.
Under the foundation, lip gloss, and blush, here are the swatches of the 6 eye shadows.
Here's my finished look with everything in my kit! I'm wearing the foundation, eye shadow, mascara, blush, and lip gloss. I really love how perfectly the foundation matches for me, and the finish is natural.
Here's a better look at the eye shadow!
The Verdict: These Tarte Build-Your-Own kits are not to be missed! They're one of my all-time favorite beauty box releases of the year. It’s refreshing to have them offer you your choice of each category rather than having it be a total mystery like typical subscription boxes. I can choose to use the discount to try new-to-me Tarte products so I'm not risking paying full-price or take the opportunity to stock up on my favorites. And all are full-size! The value is fantastic for the products you get. This box cost $63 including free shipping, and my 7 items add up to a retail value of about $170 including the makeup bag. I am absolutely happy with that!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, Tarte only offers these Create-Your-Own kits twice a year! (Last year they released in May and November, but this year the first one was pushed back to June. I'd still expect the next one in November 2019)
Value Breakdown: At $63 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Marble Bag: $5.56
- Foundation: $14.45
- Blush: $10.75
- Mascara: $8.52
- Lip Gloss: $7.41
- Deodorant: $5.19
- Eye Palette: $11.12
Check out all of our Tarte Build Your Own Custom Beauty Kit reviews and the best beauty and makeup subscription boxes of 2019!
What do you think about the Tarte Build Your Own Custom Beauty Kit this time around? What did you get?
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