Tarte is selling mystery bags filled with beauty products

The brand is currently offering 19% off products across its entire site, so long as shoppers enter the code 19BDAY at checkout. For an even higher discount, beauty lovers can also buy mystery bags filled with discounted makeup and skin-care products. At the time of this post, Tarte is selling $48 surprise bags that are said to contain six fan-favorite items. According to Tarte’s website, each makeup set is comprised of four full-sized products, one miniature item, and a pink makeup bag that says “never not busy.” The contained products are said to be worth a combined total of $122 — which is more than a 60% discount. Read more: Kylie Jenner’s giant makeup office includes everything from a Champagne vending machine to a bouquet made from money Skin-care lovers can also get in on the deal. At the time of this post, Tarte Cosmetics is selling “skin-care surprise sets” for $56, though they’re said to be worth $112. Tote &Handbag Each kit is said to contain two full-sized products, two travel items, a miniature product, and a bag that reads “I wake up for makeup.” Those interested in the promotion will have to shop quickly — ...

Makeup is weirdly personal. There’s so much choice – matte finish, dewy finish, satin finish, gloss,

Makeup is weirdly personal. There’s so much choice – matte finish, dewy finish, satin finish, gloss, sticks, powders, creams, crémes, volumising, lengthening – that each potion you’ve settled on in some attempt to liven up your flesh prison is probably the end result of years of trial and error. For most, this tends to start with you smearing Dream Matte Mousse and Barry M glitter all over your face – a teenage rite of passage as entrenched as getting profoundly drunk on your mum’s Christmas Bailey’s and throwing up all over yourself. The habit of trying out new products continues indefinitely, however, as the world of makeup is ruled by trends. There is, after all, always a new Cucumber Plumping Anti-Wrinkle Metallic product to be hawked to the gullible idiot walking around Boots on their lunch and chucking things in the basket in some sort of trance, before experiencing a minor heart attack at the self-checkout because they have somehow spent £52. Each person’s makeup bag, therefore, is a specific representation of their style and tastes, and a clue as to how they’d like to be seen by the world. And yes, sure, while you are of course a special baby who ...