FOTD Friday: Tarte’s Treasure box

My totally awesome and amazing friend got me this highly coveted Tarte treasure box for my birthday. I mean…WOW! I saw fellow beauty bloggers rave up and down about this box during the holidays but I could never even saw it in stores. And it sold out hella fast online. Crystal from Lip Gloss Gossip snagged one too and has great swatches.

So imagine my surprise when I tore open Hello Kitty wrapping paper to find this!

The treasure chest retailed for $52 and has…

16 shimmer eye shadows…

16 matte eye shadows…

16 lipglosses

…and a bronzer, highlighter and 4 blushes.

Wow is right. And of course the shadows have the intense pigment that you would expect from Tarte. While I’ve always struggled with matte eye shadows, I wanted to push my luck with Tarte’s. While some were a little chalky….

Others suited me just fine.

MAC Studio Finish concealer in NW45
MAC Sweet As Cocoa blush
Tarte lighter pink blush

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Hip cream paint in Witty

Neutral matte shadow (lid)
Darker brown matte shadow (outer-V)
Navy blue matte shadow (crease)
Bronzer (highlight)
MAC Blacktrack fluidline
YSL’s ‘Volume Effet Faux Cils’ Luxurious mascara

MAC Lip liner in Vino
Tarte gloss. Loves this!

….and the look as I walk down the steps.

Am I the only one that puts my cell phone in my bra? HA!

Look! I made a bump-it out of my locs.

Hahaha! Yes, it’s funny. :)

Anywhoovers, I really like this treasure box by Tarte. If it pops up for sale again in the near future I’ll be sure to let y’all know. I still need to practice with my matte application though. *sigh*

Have a fabulous weekend,

  • jess

    Love the blog site girl! your makeup is FABULOUS!

  • theladysroom

    Absolutely stunning, B! You lucky ducky, you!


    Love from LadyOshKosh at theladysroom.

  • Amina

    you look great!! your cheekbones..wooow..loove the blush and lippie!!

  • Miss Yaya

    birds of the same feather…. get excited about the same makeup together!

    hope u liked all the stuff. its bday + xmas mania.

    you know i got 2 of these right… guess who has the other one? MOI!! mwahahahaha lol excuse my madness – I love Tarte

  • Stacy

    Ooh girl, I have treasure box envy. LOL!!!! That is soooooo nice. I got my first taste of Tarte over the holidays when I bought a lipgloss gift set. It was in 3 sections with 5 glosses each I think. I gave one to my friend and kept the other two. FOTD looks great!!!!!

  • Denny

    Ooooh so pretty. You're locks look good with the bump it. lol

  • Brittni Knox

    Very cute!! I love the "bump-it" with the locs…I do it all the time!!

  • gio

    You look beautiful! And a what a pretty palette too.

  • NV Beauty

    Nice gift!! Makeup looks so pretty!

  • G

    You look so pretty! I love the way your cheekbones look in this FOTD and i really like the way matte e/s shows up on you! :) baci (means kisses in italian lol.) G. (from Milan, i talked to you on formspring lol.)

  • Eve

    You look great. Could you please tell me if you use a primer for your makeup, and which one(s) if you do?

  • BeautyMaven

    AH I love it!! That palette is amazing– wish I would have paid more attention to it at Sephora! Love your eye make-up, I think you've got the matte application down. Gorgeous! Thanks for the review~

  • LipGlossGossip

    Wow you look beautiful girly! So nice of your friend to get that for you! Isn't it so much fun to play with! Looking at yours makes me want to go play with mine! Haha! Enjoy your treasure chest! Thanks for checking out my swatches and the shout out! :-)

  • Shefali

    I bought this palette and I LOVE IT!!! It's so great to travel with, and you aren't limited to looks because there are SO MANY COLORS of eyeshadows and lipglosses!! Love the look you did…I'm going to have to try it :)

  • adorepink

    I've never commented on your FOTD posts,(I know, shame) but I am loving this FOTD. It looks so nice. I want that palette. Why does it have to be so elusive? lol

  • yummy411

    pretty and very jealous of this palette! i wanted it badly!

  • Milan

    Lookin good sis!

  • Anyaposh

    you're so beautiful; you make me want to lock up my hair so badly. your locs look very fresh and clean and your make-up is on point!