Fenty Beauty Review

Hey friends! It’s been quite a while since Rihanna released her cosmetic line, Fenty Beauty. But lately I have found that I am SO comfortable with my cosmetics and I have finally found products that really worked for me, so I haven’t wanted to step outside of that niche. Well, thanks to the fact that you can only get Shape Tape from the Tarte website, a recent trip to Sephora had be trying new things. I picked up three products from Fenty Beauty; Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer and Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer.

Starting with the primer, I did find that this primer gave my complexion a nice matte finish instantly after application. However, I did find that my regular primer (The Mattifying Poreless Primer from Tarte) makes for a smoother foundation application. And I really didn’t feel like it did my pores any favors. I did try mixing the two primers together and I liked that; I got the more mattifying finish from the Fenty primer and then the poreless look and easier foundation blending from the Tarte primer. It is also very strongly scented, which some people may find irritating.

I didn’t get as full of coverage from the foundation with just one layer as I would have liked. If you prefer a foundation that is buildable rather than giving full coverage right off the bat, this is a good one for you. They don’t offer a shade for “fair skin with cool undertones” so I got the 110 shade for “very fair skin with cool undertones”. It is VERY light, but with blush and contour I can make it work. It also didn’t give me as smooth of a complexion as you would think, it seemed to sink into my pores. By the end of the day half of my makeup was gone, it wasn’t a good look.

I feel pretty apathetic towards the concealer. I had used it before and I really liked it but it doesn’t seem to work very well with the other Fenty products, which is super odd. I did have some major issues with it not staying in place to cover some spots once I applied a powder over it. I also found that the packaging resulted in quite a bit of product waste; there was product left at the bottle of the tube and I couldn’t fit a concealer brush into the tube to reach it.

Overall, the products didn’t seem to work very well as a collective which was a huge disappointment. I would maybe use the concealer again if I’m in a pickle but I have really hated my experience while using these products.

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Longwear Foundation

I recently had the opportunity to try the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Longwear Foundation and while I don’t have a lot to say, I did want to share my thoughts with you before it’s launch on August 29th.

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I hated the packaging. The metallic detail reminds me of the makeup I remember in my grandma’s bathroom when I was growing up. I got the Cool 2 shade for fair skin with pink undertones, it went on super orange. You are supposed to let it dry for 10 minutes to see the true colour and coverage, I don’t know who has an extra 10 minutes to wait during their morning routine but I know I don’t. It did get less orange but I don’t feel confident enough to say there was zero orange. I applied it with a beauty blender and I wouldn’t say they were 100% compatible. At the end of my work day, I didn’t feel like it held up any better than my usual foundation. Good coverage but overall I just don’t see the hype. Considering it costs $53, I think I will just stick to the Tarte Face Tape.

I received this product for free from Influenster to test and review.

 

Brand Feature | Ativo Skincare

Hey Guys! I’ve recently been introduced to a Canadian skincare line that I really want to share! Ativo Skincare is a female owned company out of British Columbia, it’s run by a mother/daughter duo and the company was actually started by the daughter when she was just 11 years old which I think is absolutely incredible. Ativo Skincare products are natural and cruelty free. When I began to follow them on Instagram I was amazed at how beautiful Tracy’s skin was and I instantly trusted their products. You can visit their website for more about them and see my Coupon Codes page for my referral link.

I will update this post as I try more products from Ativo Skincare.

Dead Sea Mud Mask

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The Dead Sea Mud Mask is made with mineral rich clay from the waters of Israel. It helps to detoxify your skin while also absorbing excess oil, removing dead skin cells, improving skin texture and clarity. When I first started using this I found it to be super irritating which I am told can happen to some people because it is high in sodium. My skin got very red and blotchy. I purchased this product for $21 and there was still so much product in the jar so I really didn’t want it to go to waste but I was pleasantly surprised to find that after a few uses it was far less irritating. And after a few uses I definitely noticed that my skin tone was improving and I had a nice glow from the exfoliation. I like to dampen my skin a little bit before application, it makes spreading the product so much easier.

Rose Quartz Roller

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Made with genuine rose quartz, this roller will help to improve blood circulation in the face, smooth out fine lines and wrinkles and also decrease puffiness. If kept in the fridge, the added coolness will increase it’s ability to help with puffiness. I shopped around for quite a while before I picked this roller up while it was on sale and I am so glad this is the one I ended up getting. It is absolutely gorgeous and I love the rose gold accents.

Magnesium Oil

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Magnesium Oil is a very popular product on the market right now. It’s used a magnesium supplement that is absorbed through the skin, to help avoid deficiency. Magnesium Oil can help to relieve headaches, aches and pains, cramps, insomnia, restless leg syndrome and much more. I wanted to try this product for restless leg syndrome. I sprayed this on my legs and within a minute or so I felt a burning which turned to an itching or tingling which is apparently normal, you can reduce the amount you use to avoid this sensation. You have to give the product 20 minutes to absorb into the skin and then you can rinse it off, after it’s rinsed off the itching should subside. I did find some relief but I don’t really feel like I have used the product enough to say without question that it absolutely worked for me, but I will continue to use it and update with any further developments. To hear more about the Magnesium Oil from Ativo Skincare, check out their Instagram and watch their Story Highlights on the product!

Cleansing Facial Foam Wash

This is a lightweight, whipped foaming cleanser. It is thicker and creamier than it looks, it doesn’t have a mousse like texture although that is what you would expect by looking at it. It has super light exfoliation, it’s gentle enough to use every day. It’s unscented, it just smells like any regular unscented soap. I really loved the texture of this cleanser, it felt great on my face. It has a really nice, soft lather and you don’t need a tiny bit of product which is great. It contains aloe vera which is fantastic for any redness.

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Black Magic Facial Soap

The Black Magic Facial Soap is a bar of soap for acne prone skin. It has activated charcoal and pink Australian clay, among other ingredients for minimizing oil and fighting acne. It does contain palm oil but I spoke to Tracy about it and they do use certified sustainable palm oil. They actually get their palm oil direct from a farm in Cambodia that supports a chimpanzee rescue which I thought was really cool. Something else I learned about Ativo during that conversation was that they get their Shea butter from a co-op in Ghana that employs women. It is really so amazing to see companies care so much about using sustainable and ethical ingredients. Now for the actual product; you get a really thick and creamy lather and it rinses off super clean. It leaves skin clean and glowing. It also has a really nice smell. I have noticed an improvement in my overall tone and texture since using Ativo products, so I will definitely continue to use them!

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Coconut + Oatmeal Milk Bath

My skin gets so, so dry in the winter so I decided to try the Coconut + Oatmeal Milk Bath and it has worked wonders. It was actually designed to gently cleanse your baby’s sensitive skin in place of soap, but it works wonders to soothe and moisturize dry skin. This is for sure going to be a product I repurchase.

Tarte | Custom Kit Sale

Tarte Cosmetics always has really awesome sales so I would recommend subscribing to their emails to be notified of any sales. Every few months those amazing sales include a “Build Your Own Kit” special – you get to choose 6 full sized products and a makeup bag for only $84 CAD. I built my own kit in May and it was well worth the money!

Each category of product has limited products you can choose from so you can’t just choose any 6 products from the website but they are all great products that you get to choose from.

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My kit included a really cute iridescent, unicorn fabric make up bag – not sure of the value of this.

I picked the Lights, Camera, Splashes for my mascara since we are going into summer and this mascara is waterproof. It’s not my favourite mascara. The brush is a little small and I don’t get as much length and volume as I do from other mascaras but I like to just apply a coat of this over the Lash Paint and I’m good to go. This mascara is valued at $25 CAD.

For my liner I chose Lights, Camera, Precision liquid liner – not 100% sure if that’s actually the name because I don’t have it in front of me as I type but I do believe that’s close. I can’t find it on the website so they must have discontinued it and used this sale to get rid of what they had left. I get great precision from this liner but it’s a little dry, I don’t get a ton of product out and I wouldn’t say it’s the richest, most opaque black in the first layer. They’re liners average around $24-$26.

For my blush I got the Amazonian Clay 12hr Blush in the shade Exposed which is great for every skin type it’s a very versatile nude pink. Super natural looking. Pigmented and crazy blendable. It doesn’t get patchy or anything, it looks perfect all day. This blush is $35.

I also got the Confidence Creamy Powder Foundation. I started using this recently and I really like it. I use it on the oily parts of my face to set and it’s also great for a little extra coverage when my skin breaks out. It’s super soft and smooth. Also great for just using on top of a tinted moisturizer or BB cream for a lighter coverage. Valued at $46.

The lip product I chose was the Quick Dry Lip Paint in the shade Festival which isn’t a limited edition shade but it is in limited edition packaging as part of the Make Believe In Yourself Collection. This colour is a beautiful pink mauve that looks great on everyone! I really love this formula too – it’s super pigmented, applies super smooth, is really pigmented and lasts a really long time. It also doesn’t feel too crazy dry and it doesn’t flake. Valued at $24.

The last product is a brush. Tarte brushes are the best – super soft, great quality and, of course, cruelty free. I got the Bronze and Glow contour brush. Which has a smaller end for applying powder contour and a big fluffy end for buffing it out. I already have this brush and I love it so I got another that I’ll just use for other powders and blending rather than contour. Valued at $41.

So this order would have totaled around $195+, because I don’t know the exact value of the makeup bag of the eyeliner. Pretty amazing deal and all great, cruelty free products!

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REVIEW: TooFaced Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Palette

The Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Palette from TooFaced was initially a limited edition product but it was so popular they brought it back as part of an entire Sweet Peach collection.

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The palette features matte, satin, shimmer and glitter shades. It has beautiful neutrals, pinks and corals, plus a deep violet, navy blue, black and olive green. The palette also smells like peaches because its infused with the antioxidant-rich fruit.
My first impression of the palette was that the component was really cute but it seemed to be kind of cheaply made. It closes magnetically but it doesn’t really feel all that secure, kind of flimsy. It’s very light which is nice for travel, it’s also great for travel because it’s super versatile; it has great colours for just subtle day to day looks, glam it up or add a pop of fun and unique colour. The peach scent was very subtle.

After using the palette I was actually pretty disappointed. The scent did become stronger. The colour pigmentation didn’t absolutely blow me away but it also wasn’t bad; some colours were definitely more pigmented than others. I was particularly fond of the pearl shades. Luscious is probably my favourite, it looks like just a nice pearl light golden brown in the palette but when I put it on my eye it reminded me of a Fuzzy Peach; how they’re yellow and then have the little orange/peach spot, it was kind of iridescent and colour changing in the light. I used the palette for a few days with a few different looks and I used it along with the TooFaced Shadow Insurance eye shadow primer. I noticed that at the end of my work day the shadow had faded or was creasing. The matte shades and pearl/metallic shades seemed to withstand the day the best. I experienced some fall out when applying and it took a little more elbow grease to blend the colours nicely compared to some other brands. I was disappointed that the pink sparkles in the shade Talk Derby To Me weren’t even noticeable after application and that colour in particular faded a lot by the end of my work day.

Overall it is a really nice palette for just day to day, but I was hoping to use it for my sister’s makeup for her wedding and now I’m just not 100% sure that it would hold up for the big day.

REVIEW: TARTE X BUNNY SWAMP QUEEN PALETTE

The Tarte Cosmetics collab with Bunny aka Grav3yard Girl was such a huge success that they decided to bring it back for a second round. I got the palette for Christmas from my beloved and I wanted to just write about it really quick because it is limited edition and there isn’t much of a point writing about it after it’s no longer available. The palette includes 9 gorgeous eye shadow shadows, a blush, bronzer and a highlighter.

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This palette is super unique in more than one way. It’s in this gorgeous, wood grain component. It’s light weight, and the shadows smell just slightly like vanilla. All of the shadows included are totally unique to this palette. There’s a mix of satins, glitters, micro glitters and matte shades. I think the satin finishes are particularly gorgeous but Sippy Sippy is a really cool shade; a brown with golden glitter. The bronzer, Sweet Tea, is maybe a little too orange for me but it still works great for the eyes; it has a micro glitter. The blush is a super pretty pink with a micro glitter. I really love the highlighter, Gator Wings, it’s really cool because it has more of a chunky glitter mixed which I haven’t seen in any other highlighters.

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These are all super pigmented shades, long wearing with no fading or creasing. They blend beautifully and are infused with Tarte’s signature Amazonian Clay which makes the powder soft and sort of creamy.

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This really is a stunning and unique palette and if you have the chance to grab it before it’s gone I recommend that you do! You may even be able to catch it during Tarte’s End of Year Sale.

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TARTE HAUL | December 2016

Tarte Cosmetics had another Friends and Family sale this December, giving customer’s 30% off EVERYTHING on their website! Of course, I couldn’t resist! I picked up a few old favourites and a couple new products. This year I have become totally obsessed with Tarte so be sure to search Tarte in the search bar on my home page and read about other products I tried this year! Let’s get into it.

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So the products that I got that I’ve tried before are the Drink of H2O Hydrating Boost, Clean Slate Poreless Primer, Rainforest Of The Sea Deep Dive cleansing Gel, Amazonian Clay 12hr Waterproof Concealer and Amazonian Clay tinted setting powder.

Drink of H2O Hydrating Boost
This moisturizer is a gel formula so it’s great for my oily skin. It smells very calming. It absorbs really quickly and doesn’t leave my skin feeling greasy. It hydrates so well and helps with any redness. It’s $47 a tub but you only need to use the tiniest bit of product so a tub lasts quite a while. It’s definitely something I will continue to use.

Rainforest of the Sea Deep Dive Cleansing Gel
This is the second time I’ve bought this cleanser; I’ve been using it for a few months now. It really deep cleans skin and removes every trace of dirt and makeup without irritating my skin or eyes. It’s so gentle and leaves my skin so soft and smooth. I also love the calming scent of lavender oil.

Clean Slate Poreless Primer
This primer is a gel formula so it’s great for oily skin. It’s very similar to Smashbox’s Photo Finish Primer but I don’t find it makes my makeup slide around as much. It’s full of ingredients to benefit your skin.

Amazonian Clay Tinted Setting Powder
This setting powder gives my skin a matte finish while also adding a sheer coverage which is great for finishing off my foundation and keep it from sliding around. Amazonian Clay is also an ingredient to help balance skin. I use a super big, fluffy brush to apply this to make it less condensed on my face because I noticed it made me look a little orange.

Amazonian Clay 12HR Waterproof Concealer
This concealer has amazing coverage with a super creamy, long wearing formula. I really like it, but I find that I burn through the little tube pretty quickly; that’s probably just me over using it though to be honest.

The products I picked up that I have never used before is the Frxxxtion Stick 3 In 1 Exfoliating Cleanser and the Pack Your Bags 911 Under Eye Rescue Patches.

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This is a twist up bar exfoliating cleaner that deep cleans pores and leaves skin soft and smooth. It can also be left to dry on your face as a mask to suck up all the toxins and excess oil. There isn’t really a scent to this at all. It was easy to apply with the stick. The exfoliants are very fine. My face was left soft, smooth and brightened with continued use. There’s quite a bit of product in this little tube. It’s black but it rinses totally clean off your skin.

Pack Your Bags 911 Under Eye Rescue Patches
This is a product that I’ve been dying to try and I got a sample of it with this order. The patches are best if left in the fridge and each set can be used twice. The package says one time use but all the girls who are on the Tarte snapchat say you can use them twice. It’s used to moisturize the under eye and help with puffiness/dark circles. I have serious dark circle issues. Since I only got one pack I didn’t notice a huge difference in my dark circles but my eyes did look less puffy and the skin around my eyes looked firm and smooth. I really liked the cooling feeling and my skin felt so hydrated. I can’t wait to get some more of these and see how it helps!

Tarte is a Cruelty-Free and Vegan Friendly Company

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HOLIDAY COLLECTION REVIEW: TARTE PRETTY PAINTBOX COLLECTOR’S MAKEUP CASE

The Pretty Paintbox Collector’s Makeup Case is a part of the Tarte Holiday Collection for 2016 and is available exclusively online at Sephora. It includes 24 matte and shimmer eye shadows, a blush, a highlighter, a shimmer bronzer,  a matte contour bronzer, a deluxe sample of the Lash Paint mascara, a Rainforest of the Sea So Fine liquid liner and a deluxe sample of the Glossy Lip Paint in Obvi. This whole package retails for $77 CAD and Tarte values it at $543.

I included some shitty photos of looks I did using this kit just to give you an idea of the variety, the colour range and the possibilities. For all the looks I’ve included on this post I started with a base of Tarte Clean Slate Poreless Primer, Amazonian Clay 12 hr Full Coverage Foundation and Amazonian Clay Waterproof 12 hr Concealer. I’ve also used the blush, highlight and bronzer from the Pretty Paintbox. As well as the Tarte Lash Paint in every look and the So Fine liquid liner in looks where I wore liquid liner.

I’m going to start with the 24 eye shadow shades. You get such an amazing variety of colours and finishes. The perfect shades for base colours, transition shades, shades for creating a dramatic smoky eye or if you want a softer look; you can achieve anything with this collection of colours. There are so many incredibly look possibilities; I love the dark navy, purple and burgundy. As always with Tarte palettes, the colours are lined in rows  for what colours work well together to make it easy for people who may not know where to begin. The formula is so pigmented and beautifully blendable. These shadows last all day long with no fading or creasing. The shades Frameworthy and Van Gough With It are the perfect transition shades and the pink shades Porcelain Dali, Hearts and Crafts and I Louvre It are amazing to apply to my crease to really brighten my face and make me look more wide eyed on days when I want a more basic look. Here’s a look at all the shades and their names.

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For this edgy, dramatic look I’m using the colours Fresco, Frameworthy, One to Manet, Selfie Portrait and Charcoal Sketch on my eyes. I’m also wearing Lip Paint in Grunge and Tarteist Pro False Lashes in Goddess.

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This lighter eye look is just Fresco all over the lid to the brow, Frameworthy on the crease and Charcoal Sketch on the outer corner, lightly blended inward. I am wearing Lash Paint but no false lashes. I also am wearing the Glossy Lip Paint in Obvi; as you can see, it’s a really nice peachy sort of nude and not super glossy looking, nothing over the top.

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The blush included is called Moment and it’s a beautiful coral shade with a subtle golden shimmer. It is beautiful for any skin tone, so pigmented but so blendable for a nice natural flush. The blush shade and the gloss shade also perfectly compliment each other. The highlighter is a basic off white, sort of french vanilla, shade called Authentic. The highlighter actually totally exceeded my expectations, I was blown away by it’s pigment and intensity. Loved it! It also includes two bronzers; a shimmer bronzer called Unique for an all over glow and matte bronzer called Provocative for contouring. Both are super pigmented and very nice soft powders. You don’t need to pick up a lot of product on your brush so be gentle with them; since they are a soft and super pigmented powder you can easily pick up more product than you need and end up over doing it a bit.

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The Lash Paint mascara has come to be my absolute favourite mascara. It curls, volumizes and lengthens lashes with a beautiful rich black colour, no flaking and no clumping. It’s absolute perfection. Something you may have noticed is that I never really review glosses, because I hate lip glosses! I would way rather have a nice matte finish lipstick than a sticky and shiny lip. This is the first time I have ever tried a Tarte Glossy Lip Paint, it’s in the shade Obvi which is a warm nude. My first impression is that I think the colour is very nice; if I were to get into lip glosses I would definitely stick to nudes like this. It didn’t have an over the top shine to it which I like because I find super shiny lip glosses look kind of tacky. It was a little sticky but not super sticky. Not transfer-proof, but it wore off evenly. The Glossy Lip Paint didn’t make me fall in love with lip gloss, but if I were to wear a lip gloss this one isn’t too bad. The So Fine liquid liner is so fine, so it’s great for precision. It’s very pigmented, so you get a very rich and opaque black that is long wearing and won’t fade or crack. You hardly need any pressure to dispense product from the tip, I ended up with much thicker lines than I meant to on my first try with it. The tip is also very short. The following uses of the liner were a lot more successful to get my desired look, I would say this liner is a winner!

For this look I’m wearing Glossy Lip Paint in Obvi and eye shadow: Fresco all over the lid, I Louvre It and Frameworthy in the crease.  It’s a very simple day time look.

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This pink/purple look was done with Nudes on the lid to brow, Pastels on the lid to crease, I Louvre It in the crease, Get Surreal on the lid and Still Life used lightly on the outer corner and to smoke out the lower lash line. I’m wearing Tarteist Pro False Lashes in Goddess. I’m wearing Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick in Requiem as well.

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These shots are just to show the glow from the highlighter.

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This look is a eye/lip combo I’m not totally crazy about. I wanted to wear a burgundy lipstick with this eye but I had a dentist appointment the morning of so I didn’t put my lipstick on until I got to work and I forgot my Frenemy lip paint! This is the Lip Paint in Choker, and my eyes were done with the Pretty Paintbox shades Porcelain Dali, Nudes, Monochrome  and Stained Glass. In this photo you can also see the beautiful coral colour of the blush better than you can in the others.

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The shadows I used here are Waterlilies from the lid to brow, Van Gogh With It on the crease, Selfie Portrait is the shimmery shade on the lid and Charcoal Sketch is a dark brown smoked on the outer corner and along the lower lash line. I skipped wearing liquid liner or false lashes and just optioned for the Lash Paint mascara. My lips are the Tarte Lippie Lingerie Matte Lip Tint in Whisper.

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For this last look I used the shade Nudes all over from lid to brow, then I smoked the outer corner and lower lash line with Silhouette, put Bronze Casting on the lid and then put a little Glitter Glue on the inner corner.  Glitter Glue and Bronze Casting definitely benefited from wetting my brush with setting spray. I’m wearing it with Tarte Lip Paint in Frenemy.

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I debated just deleting all my “look” photos because they suck so much, they don’t do the makeup justice at all. The pigment is just gorgeous; the drama, the colors, it’s all lovely.  Overall, I absolutely think this kit is worth the $77 and it would make a fantastic gift for any makeup lover on your Christmas list!

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REVIEW: TARTE 12 HR AMAZONIAN CLAY BLUSHES, AMAZONIAN CLAY MATTE WATERPROOF BRONZER + SMOOTH OPERATOR AMAZONIAN CLAY TINTED PRESSED SETTING POWDER

So this review is all about some powder products from Tarte Cosmetics that I tried recently. All of these products are made with Amazonian clay which has great benefits to your skin. Clay contains skin nourishing minerals. It also dives deep into skin to unclog pores, absorb excess oil and it gently exfoliates to rejuvenate and brighten skin. I am very happy with all of these products. I was sent a discount code so I did not pay full price for any of these products.

The age old rule for blushes is to match your blush shade with whatever colour your wearing on your lips. So red lips = red blush, nude lips = nude blush etc. But in a day and age when everyone is wearing lipstick in colours like blue, black, purple and green, it can get more confusing. In those situations, I have no pointers but to wing it. I bought these three shades based off something Leigh said on the Tarte Snapchat, but I can’t for the life of me remember what she said that made me want to buy them! I was brainwashed.

I got the shades Natural Beauty (rosy red), Dollface (light pink) and exposed (pink nude). The blushes were significantly smaller than I was expecting but blush is something that tends to last me a super long time. Exposed was part of the naughty nudes line and was $31 and the other two were $35 a piece. These are super gorgeous colours, very pigmented but beautifully blendable to create a perfectly natural flush. The colour lasted all day without any fading, blotchiness or being sucked up by foundation. Like I said, I was disappointed at the size at first, but after using them I am a huge fan of these blushes.

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Another powder I recently grabbed from Tarte is the Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Tinted Pressed Setting Powder. This setting powder has just a slight tint to it giving just a sheer coverage. It really gives foundation a beautiful matte finish. This setting powder costs $43, which I would say is quite a bit so I will probably only order this again when I’m sent discount codes. Although, the component is pretty large so you get quite a bit of product.

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The last powder I’m going to tell you about is the Amazonian Clay Matte Waterproof Bronzer. It’s in the colour Park Ave Princess. I bought this bronzer because I’ve seen a lot of girls use it to contour. It’s so blendable but also super pigmented so it’s great for a subtle contour or to build up for a more defined contour. I also really love the component it comes in. This bronzer is $38, I definitely think it’s worth it.

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REVIEW: UD ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS LIPSTICK | TIME

I am a big fan of Urban Decay; “Beauty with an Edge” as they say. Their products are vegan and cruelty free. So when they released a limited edition Alice Through The Looking Glass collection, I was intrigued. I opted to just pick up a lipstick because I would probably fall in love with the product and then never be able to buy it again; huge downside to limited edition makeup, right girls!?  I picked up the lipstick in ‘Time’ which is a metallized navy blue, it has a very unsubtle shimmer and a glossy finish.

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The formula is very creamy and smooth to apply, but it also bleeds and feathers a bit so I would recommend using a universal lip liner or a lipstick primer. It actually feels more like a gloss than a lipstick, a little sticky but relatively comfortable to wear. It transfers more than I would like so I wouldn’t recommend it for a dinner event unless you’re taking tiny bites, eating with utensils and drinking with a straw. The colour is actually pretty sheer so if it does wear you can just rub your lips together and easily spread the product. I really love the colour and the shimmery finish and I love the way it looks with my blue eyes. It contains shea butter which is nice. Overall I’m glad that I spent the $21 on this lipstick because I like it aesthetically but I’m not going to be totally heart broken when they’re no longer selling it because the formula isn’t my favourite.