Review: tarte away oui go holiday gift set #tarte #tartecosmetics #holiday

clip_image002This year Ulta has an amazing holiday gift set from tarte that you are sure to love! This gift set is called away oui go and contains an empty compact that you can fill with one of four eye shadow/blush sets (16 Amazonian Clay eye shadows and 4 Amazonian Clay 12-hour blushes). It also comes with a deluxe lights, camera, lashes-4-in-one mascara and 3 deluxe maracuja lipglosses. The set is interchangeable and easy to use. Just pop in a new set when you are ready to take it with you. There is a magnet that holds the palette in the compact, no worries!
All of the eye shadows and blushes are in neutral shades, so they are perfect for anyone. The entire collection has a French influence. Each set is color coordinated so that it takes the guess work out of having to choose what colors to wear. The colors are as follows: <set 1 shadows> private chateau (matte cream), café for cream brulee (matte caramel), tea for two (shimmery medium brown), marvel at the Mona Lisa (dark matte brown) and irresistible blush (matte bright coral); <set 2 shadows> macarons for you (matte light caramel brown), champagne & chocolat (shimmery medium caramel), kisses under the Arc (shimmery peach), art in Montmartre (shimmery tan) and envisioned blush (shimmery peach); <set 3 shadows> Champs-Elysees shopping (matte cool gray), stargazing on the Seine (shimmery cool gray), Eiffel Tower engagement (matte cool dark gray), secret soiree (shimmery violet) and limitless blush (cool matte reddish coral); <set 4 shadows> snow angels in the parc (shimmery cream), navigating the Metro (shimmery cool brown), midnight stroll (matte eggplant), liaison at the Louvre (matte charcoal) and intrigue blush (matte red). The lipgloss colors are: Paris (cool pink), Canvas (warm pink) and Nice (neutral pink). 

Set 1:

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Set 3:

Set 4: 


What I love about this set is the versatility. With 16 eye shadows and 4 blush shades, you can get a good number of looks, using the shades from the various palettes and then take them with you. Or, use from 1 palette only! The eye shadows are of great quality, with excellent pigmentation. I found that they go on smoothly, have little to no fallout and blend like a dream. 
I did one look so you could get an idea of what the colors look like in real life. Below you can see some of the eye shadows and one of the blushes. I used a few from a couple of the palettes. For this look I took tea for two and used in the crease then took marvel at the Mona Lisa and lined the lower lid with it. I also then took that shade and used it on the outer 1/3 of the upper lid and to deepen the crease. Then I took kisses under the Arc and used it on the rest of the lid. Under the brow I used snow angels in the parc. I did not line my upper lids, just used lights, camera, lashes mascara on my lashes. On my cheeks I used irresistible blush. Under my eye shadow I used their new colored clay CC eye primer stick ($21.00), which is one of the best eye shadow primers I have ever used. The waterproof formula keeps eye shadow looking fresh all day long without any creasing. It absorbs oil on the lids and has skin nourishing colored clay. One other item that I made sure to use was tarte clean slate smoothing primer ($39.00), which helps keep my foundation perfect all day long. It blurs lines and large pores, so that skin looks perfect. The antioxidant-rich formula is infused with Vitamins C & E, and green bean extract. This primer gently melts into the skin delivering a surge of moisture, peptides and other naturally-derived elixirs for a more firmer, smoother appearance.


The tarte away oui go set retails for $48.00 and is available from and in Ulta stores. Like tarte cosmetics on Facebook:; Follow tarte on Twitter: @tartecosmetics; Follow tarte on Instagram:; Follow tarte on Pinterest:;Subscribe to tarte on YouTube: and Follow tarte on Google+:
Until Next Time~
Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie
(This item was provided for consideration)


  1. Am loving the shades in set 1 and set 4... Nice eye makeup.. :)

  2. I just love Tarte <3 Loving the shades x

  3. The packaging looks beautiful and so girly! Lovely makeup :) xo's

    Pink Frenzy

  4. This set is great but that blusher looks very pigmented and could have been blended in a little more, it could be the lighting making the blusher look too bright though x

    1. I was going for a bright blush look. Softer eye makeup and lips with a brighter blush. Thanks for the comment though.

  5. This looks like a lovely set, the aqua coloured palette is beautiful! I love the blush shade you're wearing, too :)

    Jess xo

  6. i wish it was easy to get tart cosmetics in the uk :(

  7. Tarte always comes out with a big holiday gift kit each year, and they tend to get better. Thanks for sharing!

  8. i love tarte ... their packaging is so attractive and classy .... and lovely set

  9. They have a lot of sets this year. I think this one is one of the best they put out. Great colors. Thanks for all of the fun comments!


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