Tarte Cosmetics launch the BOMBSHELL collection in the UK – TSV

Tarte fans, the rumours are true, Tarte are launching their incredibly popular BOMBSHELL Collection. Having already launched Stateside (with a different foundation), this collection has been eagerly awaited in the UK.

Tarte Bombshell Collection July tsv
Tarte Bombshell Collection July tsv

Featuring six items, this is your perfect sultry evening collection, that will turn you into a BOMBSHELL……kind of!

Rainforest of the Sea Foundation –

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation

This water based foundation has been a huge hit since it’s launch in the UK. In a beautiful dropper top glass bottle and containing a Broad Spectrum SPF 15, this is perfect all year round. It feels so lovely and light on my dehydrated skin and does not dry it out at all. I love that it has a buildable coverage which is perfect as my skins needs change throughout the seasons. When I need extra coverage I can use a more dense brush, across areas such as my nose and cheeks to cover my pigmentation and then on warmer, summer days, it adds a lovely light coverage when used with my damp beauty blender. It is incredibly versatile. I use about four drops (depending on coverage required) and it always looks like my own skin, but healthier. This bottle lasts me months and I wear it often as I love how it looks and feels so natural, whilst giving me the coverage  This leaves the skin feeling hydrated thanks to the 20% water content. Works well on all skin types and is perfect for dry/dehydrated skin.
The foundation is available in some new shades : Fair Neutral, Fair/ Light Neutral, Light/Neutral, Light/Medium Honey, Medium/Honey, Medium/Tan Sand, Tan/Sand and Deep Honey.

Sex Kitten Eyeshadow Palette –

Tarte Sex Kitten Palette
Tarte Sex Kitten Palette

 I know that Tarte create lots and lots of eye shadow palettes, believe me I am a huge fan and have many of them, but they are not created without reason. They are perfect for chopping and changing your make up look with the seasons and these “mini kits” are a great way to try out new looks without committing to a full sized palette. Containing seven eye shadow shades and a large highlight shade, this is great for on the go.

Tarte Sex Kitten Eye Shadow Palette
Tarte Sex Kitten Eye Shadow Palette

I am not a cat fan (controversial) but if you are,  you will love the black packaging with the gold kitten on the front. It has a great sized mirror which allows you to see your full face and a range of shades from taupe’s, pink, soft browns and navy. These shadows are super creamy and pigmented thanks to the use of Amazonian Clay and suit all skin tones. Easy to use and blend with the beautiful buffing brush included, these can be used as eyeliner, shadow, brow colour and highlight too. A great palette to create a sexy, smoked out look. Don’t forget to tap your brush before you apply the shadows to prevent fall down. Forgive the lack of swatches but they didn’t do the shadows justice

Sex Kitten Eyeliner in Black –

Tarte Sex Kitten EyeLiner
Tarte Sex Kitten EyeLiner

As you know I’m not a black eyeliner wearer as I find it harsh on my mature skin, however for those of you that are,  this is great to create that perfect cat eye. Lovely and creamy to apply, without pulling or dragging the eyelid, this liner stays completely put until you take it off.

Tarte Sex Kitten Eye Liner
Tarte Sex Kitten Eye Liner

Deep, jet black this can create the thinnest of lines as well as a thicker more soft line using the attached buffer on the end.

Lights, Camera, Lashes –

Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara
Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara

 Yes Tarte! Yes! I  make no bones of the fact that this is one of my all time favourite mascaras ever. I am always fully stocked ( don’t forget you must change your opened mascara every three months) of this fabulous mascara. I know there is a Tarte army that adore the Lights Camera lashes 4-in-1 mascara as I always receive great feedback when I write about it on my Blog. This velvety, Amazonian clay mascara, is the blackest of blacks and thickens and lengthens eyelashes amazingly! This Iconic mascara comes in it’s own faux leather jacket which adds a cute, fun, element to the brand. Claiming to instantly increase lash volume by 330% all I know is that when I apply it, my lashes get that false lash look which I love.

Wearing Tarte Lights Camera Lashes
Wearing Tarte Lights Camera Lashes

Infused with a range of plant botanical’s and waxes, this mascara is amazing at lengthening, adding volume and curling the lashes. The rice bran inclusion plumps up and coats your lashes without making them look thick or feel heavy. Easy to apply, I start right at the base of my lash and give a little wiggle with my brush as I pull it through the lashes, it doesn’t clump and gives a lovely even coat. This mascara does not budge until I take it off with cleanser. Most definitely a big hit with me!

Double ended Lip Sculptor Lipstick and Lipgloss –

Tarte Double Ended Lipstick and Lipgloss in shade Sangria
Tarte Double Ended Lipstick and Lipgloss in shade Sangria

A very pretty double barreled lip product that gives you the best of both worlds with a lipstick and matching gloss in shade Sangria, which is a deep pinky/nude shade. The Lipstick feels very creamy and hydrating on the lips and is a very pretty shade that adds a pop of berry to the lips.

Tarte Double Ended Lipstick and Gloss in Sangria
Tarte Double Ended Lipstick and Gloss in Sangria

 The lipgloss adds a beautiful sheen when worn over the top, and when worn alone is a pretty nude gloss on my lips. It also has a lovely vanilla scent which is not too sweet. Obviously depending on the shade of your lips you will see different results.

The BOMBSHELL collection comes boxed and would make a great gift. I wish it would have been brought out as an Autumn Tsv and with a name like BOMBSHELL include a red lipstick, but hey, that’s just me. Available as a Today’s Special Value on Qvcuk on 5th July for 24 hours or whilst stocks last, the powers that be have told me this is in VERY LIMITED SUPPLY. If you are a Tarte fan or a brand new Tarte customer, this is a great way to try the brand and create a full look easily and using good for you ingredient’s. As always, click on the highlighted names for links to purchase.

I would love to hear your thoughts on this collection. Please leave me a comment below


  1. Nital Shah
    June 28, 2017 / 4:11 pm

    Like the UD I don't own any Tarte but the eyeshadow and lipstick look amazing and I have read some great things about the brand.

  2. Anonymous
    June 28, 2017 / 4:16 pm

    I love the foundation and I like the look of the palette. Not overly fussed on the lipstick/gloss or the eyeliner but I will probably buy it anyway. I like to add to my ever expanding collection of Tarte palettes!

  3. Tracey - Naughty Forty Diaries
    June 28, 2017 / 4:40 pm

    I've never tried Tarte but I've always wanted too. Looks like a lovely set but I don't wear foundation so might try them separately… I presumably you can? Tracey xx

  4. Nikki Baker
    June 28, 2017 / 4:56 pm

    I own so much Tarte makeup but I wish they would bring a different colour palette to the tsv. I've bought every tsv since they've been on QVC but they seem to the same colour scheme each time. I'd like a different colour eyeliner instead of black too please.

  5. Tracy Clark
    June 28, 2017 / 5:05 pm

    I love the look of the palette. I am a cat fan so I need this lol. Love the colours in the palette as wellXx

  6. Donna Haytree
    June 28, 2017 / 5:11 pm

    I love tarte. The mascara is wonderful,lasts all day and doesn't smudge. Haven't tried this foundation as I normally use the air brush one. Had the last tsv (maneater)with the Amazonian clay and I love it. Do i really need another set of make up? No but I will be ordering it. Thanks for the heads up and a great review sharon

  7. Anonymous
    June 28, 2017 / 6:08 pm

    Loooove tarte!! This foundation and mascara is amazing!!! The rest is just extras

  8. Erin Russell
    June 28, 2017 / 6:12 pm

    I'm so determind I won't miss out on this again! It looks so nice!

  9. Anonymous
    June 28, 2017 / 6:30 pm

    Oh my god it looks fab…just need to figure out my foundation shade in this formulation

  10. Laura Hollier
    June 28, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    Ooooh so exciting!! X

  11. beautyqueenuk
    June 28, 2017 / 9:18 pm

    Oh my gosh now this I most definitely need wow!

  12. Georgia Weedon
    June 29, 2017 / 6:38 am

    I really want to try that foundation as it is waterbased x

  13. Heather Nixon
    June 29, 2017 / 8:21 am

    I really want this set! QVC always have amazing value sets xwww.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

  14. Anonymous
    June 29, 2017 / 8:43 am

    As an avid Tarte fan this looks a lovely set for the foundation and palette alone. Your photos as always are stunning and well thought out xxx Celia xxx

  15. Chantelle Nelson
    June 29, 2017 / 10:05 am

    Oooh this looks so fab!! I was too slow, it's sold out now! 😩 Chantelle xThe Girl In The Tartan Scarf

  16. Michelle R
    June 29, 2017 / 10:33 am

    I'd love it but not sure if the foundation will suit my skin type x

  17. PurpleLesley
    June 29, 2017 / 10:57 am

    I have told myself that I am not buying any more make up until I've used up some of my stash. Unfortunately I love Tarte pallets and this one looks great us usual. Like you the mascara is a favourite. As it's summer I think I'll order it in a foundation shade darker than usual as I've a bit of a tan just now and that will justify the order. Just hope it comes when my husband is at work 😂

  18. Pam Merrifield
    June 29, 2017 / 10:58 am

    I have bought nearly all the TSV's and find that the eyeshadows though great are very samey in colours. I like the Amazonian Clay Full Coverage foundation and have only sampled this one which I found a little light for me. The mascara is terrific and I do really like Tarte but this TSV is not for me this time. Thanks Sharon for the detailed descriptions, as usual.

  19. Kristy
    June 29, 2017 / 2:49 pm

    I desperately need to try more from Tarte but I'm trying to be good. The mascara sounds like something I would love. Kristy | http://www.thevioletblonde.com

  20. Gem flutterandsparkle
    July 1, 2017 / 7:21 am

    Such lovely products. I really want to try the rainforest of the sea foundation and the shape tape concealer. Gemma x | flutterandsparkle.com

  21. Anonymous
    July 1, 2017 / 2:47 pm

    What's the shelf life of the foundation please Sharon as I bought the last two tsvs but love this Palette x Jorden

  22. Laura Louise
    July 1, 2017 / 3:33 pm

    I want to try this foundation so bad! It's on my list! x

  23. Megan McCoig
    July 2, 2017 / 8:31 am

    Although I have everything in this collection but the palette I really want it. There's nothing wrong with having backups is there! I love the shadows xx

  24. Emmy Writes About
    July 2, 2017 / 2:40 pm

    I didn't get this set as I already got the Maneater collection which is quite similar.

  25. Roxie Watt
    July 2, 2017 / 8:14 pm

    The palette is beautiful. The ManEater set was such wonderful value for money and this looks like another great buy.

  26. Cassandra Thompson
    July 3, 2017 / 4:14 am

    This looks like an amazing set! I love Tarte.Cass | CassandraMyee

  27. jdunkley
    July 3, 2017 / 9:20 pm

    Wow this looks good. I love Tart so may have to indulge! 😉

  28. Natalie
    July 4, 2017 / 1:03 pm

    Thanks for the fab review. Do I need anymore makeup? No. Do I want this collection? Yes I do! 😆X

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