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A while ago I picked up the Tarte Radiant & Rested II Universal Complexion & Color Collection. I thought that I’d like the blush and lip pencil and I was curious about the rest of the items in the kit.

The website claims:
This kit has everything you need to get glowing while treating skin with High-Performance Natural™ ingredients. Dab on the bestselling Smooth Operator™ Amazonian Clay Illuminating Serum for instant natural skin brightening while nourishing and balancing all skin types. Whether worn alone or mixed with your foundation, this illuminating serum helps you achieve a healthy, radiant complexion. Enhance your radiant complexion with a pop of color that lasts all day with the bestselling Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush in the shade Glisten, a golden peachy-pink. Perfect your complexion by highlighting lips, cheeks, and décolletage with a dusting of provocateur Amazonian Clay Shimmering Powder. Make eyes the focus with an exclusive sneak-peak of the bright side double-ended eye brightener. This double-ended wand can be applied on the inner eye corner of eyes and beneath the brow to highlight and illuminate for a truly eye-opening effect. Use the subtle shimmering champagne for day and the bolder shimmering pink for evening. Complete the look with a sweep of the bestselling and ultra-hydrating LipSurgence™ Natural Lip Luster in the limited-edition shade Sweet, a pretty golden pink. Whether worn alone or paired together, these must-haves will have you feeling and looking refreshed and rejuvenated.

Radiant & Rested: Volume II Universal Complexion & Color Collection:
Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Illuminating Serum: Aqua, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Benzophenone-3, , Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Stearic Acid , Aluminum Hydroxide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Calcium Sodium Phosphosilicate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Butylene Glycol, Phytantriol, Kaolin, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Boron Nitride, Palmitic Acid, Dextrin Palmitate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Methicone, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Mica,Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

The Bright Side Double-Ended Eye Brightener: Mica, C12-15 Alkyl Ethylhexanoate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Triethylhexanoin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Myristyl Lactate, Ceresin, Silica, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethanestearalkonium Hectorite, Methicone, Tocopherol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Propylene Carbonate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Propolis Extract, Kaolin, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491). Lipsurgence™ Natural Lip Luster Ingredients: Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, C10-30 Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters, Isostearyl Isostearate, Polyethylene, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Castor Oil Bis-Hydroxypropyl Dimethicone Esters, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Pentaerythrityl Hydrogenated Rosinate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Candelilla Cera, Cera Alba, Cera Carnauba, Caprylic Capric Triglyceride, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Stevioside, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Limonene, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-14, Linalool, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Tin Oxide, Mica. (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush: Talc, Zinc Stearate, Polyethylene, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tricaprylin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cera Alba, PEG-150 Distearate, Lanolin, Laureth-4, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tin Oxide, Kaolin, Polysorbate 20, Chlorphenesin, Tetrasodium EDTA, Potassium Sorbate, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 27 (CI 45410).

Provocateur Amazonian Clay Shimmering Powder: Mica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Dimethicone, Squalane, Polyethylene, Lauroyl Lysine, Kaolin, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Glyceryl Caprylate, P-Anisic Acid, Potassium Sorbate.

$42 from Sephora

The lip surgence in Sweet, the blush in Glisten and the highlighter in Provocateur.

The bright side eye brightener Day shade.

The bright side eye brightener Night shade.

Glisten (blush) – golden peachy pink with gold shimmer
Sweet (lip surgence) – golden pink
The Bright Side Eye Brightener – day / shimmering champagne, night / shimmering pink
Provocateur (highlight powder) – golden champagne sheen
Smooth Operator Amazonian clay Illuminating Serum

So far, I’ve used the blush, lip pencil, and eye brighteners.

The blush is nice, and really does wear all day. The lip pencil doesn’t last nearly as long, but I do love the color, as you know I’m a fan of golden-pink. I do like the eye brighteners but I’m not a fan of the packaging. It’s a bit of a pain.

As I’d never purchased one of Tarte’s kits before, I was actually pretty happy with everything that came in this kit. While I’m skeptical of anything that claims to be universally flattering, this kit actually might live up to that claim. I’m definitely happy that I purchased it. Previously I’ve only used Tarte’s cheek stains, so it’s nice to try different products by the company.

Do you like Tarte? What do you think of ‘universally flattering’ shades? Do they exist? Do you like golden-pinks like I do?

Product purchased by me. All opinions are my own.