Tarte Light Of The Party Collector’s Makeup Case

Hey everyone!

It’s time for another Limited Edition Holiday [set] review!

Today’s set is the Tarte Light of the Party Collector’s Makeup Case which it seems, is unfortunately sold out. (at least as far as I could tell when searching for a link.)  I purchased mine from Sephora a little while back.  I had to have it as soon as I saw it and am really glad I did not procrastinate on this one!

The set:

Tarte Light of the party in box

Outer box/Packaging

Tarte Light of the Party 4

Tarte Light of the Party 2

The Makeup Case

Tarte Light of the Party 1

Tarte Light of the Party 3

The Content

This limited edition set boasts 30 holiday inspired eyeshadows, (24 in the large case and 6 more in the removable palette.) a bronzer, blush, highlighter, mascara and a dual ended eyeshadow brush that all zip up inside this gorgeous, travel ready, mirrored, makeup case adorned with a fun, sequined pattern.

Tarte Light of the Party 5

Tarte Light of the party palette

The Removable Palette Content:

Bronzer in Social Butterfly, Blush in Amazed, Highlighter in Oink Champagne

Eyeshadows from top left: Popcorn Stand, Wrapped Up, Dancer & Prancer, Shining Star, Yule be Surprised and Mulberry & Bright.

Palette swatches Tarte Light of the party

Swatched:  Highlighter, Blush, Bronzer (shadows in same order as listed above)

-Popcorn Stand is barely visible on my arm and wrapped up is quite faint

Eyeshadow names Light of the Party Tarte

The Eyeshadows:

(From Left) Row 1: Sugar Cookie, In a Flurry, Tis The Season, It’s Snow Time, Eggnog, What a Wonderful Pearl

Row 2: Miracle of Light, Rum Pum Plum, Tartetini, Baby it’s Gold outside, Peach on Earth, Come What Grey.

Tarte 1-12 Eyeshadow Swatches Tarte Light of the party

Swatched (in same order as listed above)

Row 3: Under The Mistletaupe, Ring-A-Ling, Fireside Chat, Party Favored, Gingerbread Mansion, Chrome for the Holidays

Row 4: Sleigh Watch, Mulled Wine, Cocoa What Fun, Black Velvet, Haute Chocolate, Midnight Kiss

eyeshadow swatches 13-24 Tarte Light of the Party

Swatched (in order listed above)

Tarte lights camera lashes

The Mascara: Lights, Camera, Lashes (Deluxe sized Sample)

The set also includes a dual ended eye Shadow brush with a fluffy brush and a more tapered brush.

Well; that was a lot of swatching!  I really love everything about this set from the zip-up case with such a cool pattern to the fun names given to the eyeshadows!  The shade variety is awesome as there are so many that I will wear and have been wearing plus; there is a great mix of mattes and shimmers, a mix of tones; but a lot of cool tones, [which is great for me] and several unique shades that I do not own anything similar to and really love! (Loving Peach on Earth)

A lot of the Shadows were pretty powdery with fallout when I was swatching my arm, especially the lighter shades.  I found that when switching to a smoother brush they worked much better and the particular shadows I have been using on my eyes so far have worked great for me.  I’ve had a lot of fun playing with all of these eyeshadow colors and the pigment and shades of the bronzer, blush and highlighter are great and work really well for me (The pigment and texture are much better than that of the face palette in the Stila Holiday set I recently reviewed.)

The included brush is pretty nice for a gift set brush it just seems too pull up a lot of product and make it quite powdery.

The Lights, Camera, Lashes is one of my favorite, Dependable Mascaras for both length and volume with a great design and applicator brush.  I would have personally chose the lights, camera, flashes version for this particular set… but this works! 😉

Did anyone else purchase this set?  I would love to hear your thoughts!  Anyone receiving it as a Christmas gift!?

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  1. Jenna

    Someone got me this for Christmas, and I’m finding it very hard to wait until then to rip open the gift and start using it.

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    1. kelifornia79

      Haha, I bet! I bought it for myself for Christmas..but it’s justifiable as I did so during the VIB Rouge sale. 😉 It is my favorite purchase this season, hands down.

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  2. thedailylifestyleblog

    This set is super cute. I’m a total fan of eye shadows. It’s the most make-up I will ever wear. It doesn’t brake me out like the foundation does. 🙂 I really love the colors..

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    1. kelifornia79

      It is! This collection of eyeshadows is pretty awesome! I know the feeling. I have to save serious makeup days for special occasions and generally pay for it after. I had perfect skin for many, many years and one day, very suddenly, I started breaking out, hormonal acne. 😦 It has made me crazy. I’ve found that I can use ELF Acne fighting foundation on basic days. The shade range is pretty good and best part: It’s six dollars. Directly prior to and during my biggest breakout time I use ‘Cover FX mattifying primer with Anti-acne treatment’ under my foundation. You can often get it free as a coupon code from Sephora. I have 3 of them now and have yet to ever have to purchase it. On days I’m staying in I just go face makeup free It all seems to help!.

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      1. thedailylifestyleblog

        Going to look into that ELF Acne fighting Foundation. Yeah… I want to be a make up guru but I want to get my skin right first before I start wearing makeup… 🙂

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      2. kelifornia79

        Totally understand! It’s been a couple of years of trial and error for me. I have finally got it mostly under control as long as I stick strictly to my routine. I also started apple cider vinegar a few months back and it seems to have made a world of difference in my skin. I heard about it from someone else and figured why not! It’s a bit like doing shots of salad dressing haha but you get used to it fairly quickly and the health benefits are many. You buy the Bragg Organic, raw, unfiltered apple Cider Vinegar with ‘the mother’ and take a couple cap fulls (1 tbs) 2 or 3 times a day. It’s used for natural cleansing, healing and even energy!

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      3. thedailylifestyleblog

        Wow! I never knew of the benefits of apple cider vinegar. I will give that a try and see what it does for me. You should do a post on that… Would love to get the information from you on how to properly use it… Do you drink it? Or you just put it on your face? So many questions. Lol

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      4. kelifornia79

        Right!? I know I really should! I first purchased it long ago when my husband, who suffers from juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (in his knees) read somewhere that it helped with flare ups. It seemed to work for him and he swears by it. (I assume its a natural anti-inflammatory) I know some people use it as a natural, shampoo alternative or additive to their routine but I could not handle smelling like a salad all day. 😉 It wasn’t until later I found a thread of people who suffered from the same issues as myself talking about how much it has helped them. I already owned it so figured, why not!? It’s really good for you anyway so it certainly will not hurt. You can do both with it! I drink 2 cap fulls of it 3 times a day to detoxify. A detoxed liver results in better skin and overall health. It also helps balance your PH level, essential for good skin. You can also use it on your skin as an astringent/toner on your clean face (add two parts water when doing this) it will help balance your skin and can assist in fading spots and acne scars!

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      5. thedailylifestyleblog

        I don’t mind the salad smelling.. Lol. But I will look into doing this. I mostly have black spots more than I have acne itself. I’m just working on just that right now. Let me know if you ever decided to do the post. I will be looking forward to it 🙂 When every I start I will have a updated post on my blog to track my progress.. 🙂

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      6. kelifornia79

        I will! Awesome. I can’t wait to read/hear how it goes for you!! You may find other ways it benefits you along the way!

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      7. thedailylifestyleblog

        Yay! I’m excited to try… Thanks for the tips.. 🙂

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      8. kelifornia79

        absolutely, any time!

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  3. Anne

    The packaging is just so pretty. Great shades, just like you would expect from Tarte.
    xx Anne – http://www.dovesandroses.com


    1. kelifornia79

      Yes, The sequined case itself is so lovely; I must admit I added it to my cart prior to viewing the actual content! haha I could not be happier with the content though. It’s a really great set!


      1. Anne

        Sometimes it is all about the outside appearance 😉 But the content is actually really nice as well 😀

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      2. kelifornia79

        Haha, seriously! [especially with the holiday sets] I’m a sucker for those. I do tend to stick to brands I already know and love so that helps!

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      3. Anne

        Oh yes, that way you know the inside will match the pretty outside 😀

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      4. kelifornia79


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    2. kelifornia79

      P.S. Love your blog! 😉

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      1. Anne

        aaah thanks!

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  4. Lauren

    I have this set and I love it! I love that these are shadows are like nothing else I have. If you feel so inclined you can see the look I did with this palette on my page ❤

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    1. kelifornia79

      I definitely will! I was hoping I’d find someone else that purchased this as well. I agree. I love these shades: All of the cool Taupes and grays, metallic steels, the buttery shades and the sparkling snows. It’s an awesome kit.


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