Tarte ‘Aqualillies’ Review and GIVEAWAY of the Collection!


OK Makeup Geeks, today I have a review for you of one of my most favorite brands out there…TARTE! You all know I love their blushes and I am really liking their lipsticks right now as well. This was sent to me but I do honest reviews regardless of that. Tarte has come out with a new collection named “Aqualillies” and it’s so cute. The one thing I am really loving about this collection is the packaging. They are really playing up to the must have colors of spring, mint and coral/peach.

All the products come in this handy makeup bag which is great for putting in your purse or at your desk at work for quick touch-ups.


Tarte Aqualillies 06_Palette

I love the packaging on this and the touch of gold. This has 8 eyeshadows and a matte finish peach blush in the middle that can also be used as a eyeshadow. As always with Tarte, these are great quality like many of Tarte’s powdered products. They are very smoothly and highly pigmented. The only downside to this palette was the two tan colors look identical. So I definitely feel there could have been a little more variety to the palette by adding a shimmery peach or a dark teal color. The price on this palette is $38.00 which isn’t  bad at all for all you get. I just wish there were more variety.

Price: $38.00

Tarte’s Light’s, Camera, Flashes Mascara

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I like the wand on this, it is small but it gets into the lashes and makes them look super big. This mascara is formulated without parabens, mineral oil, petrolatum, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate & synthetic fragrance which makes it better to use around the eyes. The packaging is great and it doesn’t smudge or flake.

Price: $19.00

Where to Buy: Amazon, eBay, Sephora

Tarte Lipstick in Timeless

Tarte Aqualillies 08_Lips

I am actually wearing this color right now and it’s a very pretty deep coral color. This will look great on every skin tone from fair to dark skin. These are very highly pigmented, creamy and very smooth. They wear a long time and aren’t dry, they are actually quite moisturizing. I am very impressed with Tarte’s lipsticks. These are really good even though they are on the more expensive side, they are worth it.

Gel Liners

Tarte Aqualillies 07_Gel Liner

These gel liners are smudge proof, highly pigmented and water resistant which makes them ideal to use in the waterlines. This collection has a black one and a shimmery teal color that is stunning. The teal shade would look beautiful as a base for an eyeshadow. The eyeliners also come with a  brush that is dual ended. It has a bent liner end and a regular straight brush on the other end. (NOTE: only the black liner is available as of now as it is part of their normal line)

Price: $26.00

Where to Buy: Amazon, Sephora

Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder

This is very similar to the Makeup Forever HD Powder. The only thing I don’t like about these types of powder is the white color. It does turn transparent on the skin but if you have dark skin this can actually make you look ashen. It is very smooth and doesn’t cake up and gives a nice matte finish to the skin.

Price: $29.00


OK, I could not get these to work. These come in a tube that you “click” to get the product out of the brush end. I am not a huge fan of these types of applicators as it just seems rather cheap to me. The formula on these is sticky and doesn’t hold up as well in quality and packaging compared to their other products.


THIS IS A INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY!!!!! You must be subscribed to makeupgeektv on instagram. We will post a picture of Tarte items that will be included in the giveaway. Leave a comment letting us know what you would use the tote bag for and you are entered. The contest will remain open for two weeks and a winner will be chosen at random. Easy to enter, easy to win! GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!! :-)


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I want to win too! I love Tarte and their thoughtful way of producing makeup… their blushes are so good. I am not sure how to enter this contest though, if anyone can help me!
Marlena, you look gorgeous as ever in this video…

I’d love to win this awesome giveaway. I’d use this bag for any of the following reasons:
Change purse and/or clutch for quick outings
make-up of course

I would use this as a feminine product bag to store in my purse! I always keep my tampons in super cute makeup bags, 1 so that they’re not falling out everywhere, and 2 if I’m gonna use a bag, it might as well be adorable right? I entered (@grrrunge) on Instagram ^.^

OMG! This collection is beautiful! I have entered!!! I would use that cute bag for just about anything!!! Probably carrying my “essentials” around in my purse..

Well I don’t know how to enter this contest, but I would really like to win this contest. I want to become more girly but don’t have the money for it. If I win this it would really help me and I would love you forever.

Yeah! I just installed instagram and I am now following you. Congrats on the size 4…you give me hope and inspiration. I would love to win the giveaway. I would store my protien bars , gum and mints in the tote bag and keep it in my purse so I could see it eveyday.

I like the Palette and Tarte’s Light’s, Camera, Flashes Mascara, it really looks good to the eyes that the products are actually worth buying for.. Nice review Marlena! and by the way, I’m new to your here.. Thanks! airbrushmakeupreviews.org

Summer is coming and I want to look great at the pool after splashing around with the kids. Aqualillies for Tarte is the solution. Perfect waterproof makeup even while under the water for several minutes.

Hi, I think they meant for the big brown powder to be a bronzer… I just got this palette, and at first I thought it was going to be exactly like my naked basics (the eyeshadows, not the blue:P) but I was pleasantly surprised at how different the colors are in real life. Love this site!