The Tarte Park Avenue Princess kit was originally part of their limited edition collection for the holidays, but it is actually being made part of the permanent collection for Spring 2015. It will contain similar shades but have different packaging. Instead of the shiny gold packaging you see above, it will actually be matte brown packaging. Check out Muse’s comparison of the old and new version here: http://www.musingsofamuse.com/2014/12/tarte-park-ave-princess-contour-palette-review-swatches.html
I thought I would go ahead and post a quick review since the original version is popping up on clearance at various places, including Sephora (currently sold out) and Ulta-right now it is available for $24 on Ulta’s website (orig $34, online only) if you want to check it out, go here: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod11351047
The kit comes with Park Avenue Princess bronzer, a blush, and a highlight. The bronzer is available for purchase on its own for $30 for 0.32 oz, while the bronzer in the contour kit is 0.21 oz. The bronzer is matte and on the warm side, so I like to use it for an all over glow as opposed to a contour (I prefer to use a cool toned bronzer for that). It is highly pigmented and warms up the face nicely. The blush is a pale cool toned pink with medium but buildable pigmentation. The highlight is a peachy champagne shade, also with medium pigmentation. All of the products blend easily and last all day for me. This is the only product I own that contains a bronzer, blush, and highlight all in one place (which is what made me want it), so I find it very convenient. It’s nice not having to pull out three separate products, and it would also be a nice kit for travel. The shades are suitable for everyday, and I find myself reaching for it often.
Other brands have similar products that contain a bronzer, blush, and highlight in one kit-Urban Decay and Sleek come to mind, and I’m sure there are others. The Tarte one appealed to me because I didn’t have anything besides a setting powder from them, so it was a nice way to try a few more types of products. Overall, I was pleased with this kit, and if you can find it on sale I would grab it if you don’t have any similar sets or want to try some new products from Tarte.
Do you have any contour kits similar to the Tarte one? What are your thoughts on them?
Thanks for stopping by! -S