Tarte's Skin Win Hydrating Set Is Surprisingly Good—and It's Only $18

I'll admit that I was a bit of a skeptic when a brand who was first solely in the color category makes its voyage into skincare. I suppose it's a bit of a pessimistic outlook as it stems from the notion that you need to pick and own a lane in beauty, but truth be told, several brands have been able to produce quality skincare and makeup products, especially if their background is skin-focused (imagine a foundation birthed from the brains behind top moisturizers and serums).

One of the more recent brands to try its hand at skincare is Tarte. A color-focused brand since 1999, it's grown quite a skin category since 2016, including self-tanner, cleansing towelettes, and even deodorant. What differentiates Tarte from other makeup-turned-skincare brands is that each product is hypoallergenic and vegan-friendly. It seemed like a natural transition for the brand, though, which has constantly informed several of its makeup products with rainforest-derived ingredients like its signature Amazonian clay to treat the skin while you wear.

So while I'd never tried Tarte's skincare offerings up until this point, I was lured in by the Skin Win Hydrating Set, a collection that includes Maracuja Oil, Rainforest of the Sea 4-in-1 Setting Mist, Quench Lip Rescue in Shell, and Drink of H2O Hydrating Boost Moisturizer, all for just $18. I'm a certified hydration fanatic and compulsively layer on toners and essences like my life depends on it (I know my skin certainly does), so I was intrigued to try a collection of products devoted to feeding my moisture addiction. Below, I'll take you through each product.

All in all, I absolutely loved this set, especially considering how inexpensive it is. You're truly getting a huge bang for your buck. The only downside is actually the fact that it's such a winning combination—so good, in fact, that it's currently sold out. However, you can put your name on the waiting list to get an email when it's back in stock, which I highly suggest doing.

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