Oct 24, 2010

Tarte The Jewelry Box - Holiday 2010

Tarte The Jewelry Box - Holiday 2010

Tarte The Jewelry Box is a great 2010 holiday combination set from the eco-friendly beauty company Tarte Cosmetics.

It is an exclusive, limited-edition palette packed with 32 new eyeshadows, eight lip glosses, a mineral bronzer, a new shimmering powder, five deluxe long-wearing eyeliners, and a detachable necklace.

This kit retails for $52 at Sephora and with the 20% off for the Friends & Family Sale it can be a real steal!

The Sephora Friends & Family Sale is ongoing now and will run until November 3, 2010. The code is FF2010. From Sephora.com 

This versatile palette is a veritable treasure trove packed with new and limited-edition products and shades along with such Tarte bestsellers as a full-size of Park Avenue Princess Mineral Powder Bronzer. As an added bonus, this festive jewelry box comes with its own "off the chain" gilded trinket, guaranteed to be your go-to accessory for holiday parties and year-round.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Petrochemicals
- Phthalates

This set CONTAINS:
- 16 x 0.06 oz full-sized shimmering eye shadow
- 16 x 0.06 oz full-sized matte eye shadow
- 8 x 0.03 oz lip gloss
- 0.21 oz Mineral Powder Bronzer
- 0.25 oz Highlighting Powder in soft pink
- 5 x 0.02 oz long-wearing eyeliners


The Box

The box is a metallic gold padded chest with a ‘pleather’ feel. It opens up to 4 different levels, each housing the different products. The box is a tad bulky and tricky to work with. You have to be very careful or the drawers will surprise you by popping out.

Level 1 – Shimmer Eyeshadows

This level contains the 16 shimmery shades and they open up into two wings to reveal the matte shades underneath. These are creamy and nicely pigmented with good color payoff. They can also be sheered out pretty easily. There is a nice selection of colors here both neutral and colorful.



Level 2 – Matte Eyeshadows

The 2nd level houses the matte eyeshadows. They are smooth and creamy as well and blend perfectly – no chalky mattes here. These are both neutral and colorful shades here and they are fab.



Level 3 – Bronzer, Highlighter and Lipglosses

The lipglosses are very sheer and semi-sticky and have a chemical plastic smell to them...not my faves at all. They have decent wear, non-sticky, moisturizing but nothing too impressive here.

The bronzer is a full-size of version of Tarte's bestselling bronzer - Park Avenue Princess Mineral Powder Bronzer. This bronzer is a winner for me and can be used as a great warm golden highlighter for darker skin. The highlighter is very light and shimmery and not the best for darker skin.They both go on beautifully in one sweep and add a pretty glow to the skin. Be careful with these because you can be fooled into adding too much.



Level 4 – Eyeliners

There are five eyeliners on the final level and they are all dark shimmery colors. They a soft and apply smoothly but I can't swear for the length of wear. They are touted as long wearing but I found that they are somewhat smudgy.


This is a great purchase and a great investment. This is great for travel since it contains most of what you would need. The package may need a little work but not difficult to work around. I am very happy with this kit and will get many uses out of it.


Let me add this little comparison to last year's Tarte Treasure Chest (Holiday 2009) since I know it will be asked. The two sets are great stand alone kits but when compared I would say the 2009 will edge out the 2010 just a bit. The 2009 kit contained 4 beautiful blushes in addition to the bronzer and highlighter. There are also 16 lipglosses in the 2009 kit versus 8 in the 2010 kit. The 5 eyeliner pencils that are a part of the 2010 kit but not included in the 2009 are not enough to to outweigh the loss of 8 lipglosses and 4 blushes as far as I am concerned. The eyeshadows are different in both sets but are similar enough to skip one of the kits. But for 32 new eyeshadows I don't think $52 is a bad investment either. Up to you really...LOL!

READ MORE for Swatches...

 Shimmer Eyeshadows
1, 2, 3, 4,                               9, 10, 11, 12
              5, 6, 7, 8                               13, 14, 15, 16             

Matte Eyeshadows
 17, 18, 19, 20                     25, 26, 27, 28
  21, 22, 23, 24                     29, 30, 31, 32

Bronzer, Highlighter, Lipglosses
 Highlighter, Bronzer





  1. This looks like a great deal...


  2. oh wow, that is one nice kit!!! I may have to get that after all, kept looking at it


  3. great swatches!! Which one you like better, the
    treasure chest or the Jewelry box?
    I have the treasure chest, but I don't know if I should get this one.. lmk
    thank you

  4. This is a great deal Dhalia. 32 eyeshadows alone are worth the $52.

    I thnk u should get it Vonnie. I love both sets!

    Hey Curious! I added a comparision for u. :)

  5. this is a sick post! OMG awesome value. I'm trying not to buy new stuff girl. LOL thanks for swatching & sharing.

  6. Thanks for posting! I was on the fence about buying this because I couldn't find shadow swatches.

  7. Hi, this is a great post! Could you do a few looks using this kit? That would be very helpful!


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