Summer Fun with Tarte Aqualillies

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Tarte says (liner): A shimmering turquoise shade of the Amazonian clay waterproof liner and a double-ended bamboo liner brush inspired by the Aqualillies.
Glamazon Lipstick: A vivacious coral shade of Tarte glamazon™ Pure Performance 12-hour Lipstick inspired by the Aqualillies.

Janet voice: *Summer summer summer time, time to sit back and unwind*

Man, I thought summer would never get here.  Now that mother nature has finally got the memo, I’m so excited to start wearing dresses and sandals.  And, oh yeah, summer MAKEUP!

Aqualillies: A professional synchronized swimming/dance company founded in 2008 and based in Los Angeles, California. They are known as pioneers in the renaissance of water ballet as entertainment. {source}

Liner:  I was immediately drawn towards the color, a shimmering turquoise with iridescent and silver macro glitter.  It has a teal-ish sheen, so in some lights it leans more blue and in some lights it picks up some gold.  I love this color because it looks good on any skin tone.  However, green-eyed girls may not love this color because it clashes with warmer green eyes.  The liner is very creamy (compared to my MAC and Bobbi Brown gel liners) so it flows right onto the lash line without much effort.  I like the brush that’s included, the tip is very similar to the MAC 209.  I tested it’s waterproof claim (pics later in post), and it held up very well.  I generously sprayed the swatch on my arm, let it sit for a few minutes, then wiped off.  It stayed on very well, no smudging or running.  Tarte also says this holds up through “rain, sweat, tears—and even swimming.”  I haven’t tried swimming in this,  but I’m curious to know if it REALLY holds up against pool chemicals.

Lipstick:  I was already a fan of the Glamazon Lipsticks, they are pigment city and one of the only long-lasting lipsticks that don’t dry out your lips.  I typically get 5-6 hour wear time (not the 12 that it claims) and a little less if I eat/drink.  The formula is very creamy and smooth and has a matte finish.  However, you really need to have clean, moisturized lips to wear this formula because any imperfections will be amplified x10.  The bright coral compliments my warmer skin tone.  Fairer skinned girls may not love the color, it may be a bit to overpowering (especially if you have pink in your skin).

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Overall
The liner is super creamy, pigmented, and a gorgeous turquoise color that flatters most skin tones.  It definitely lives up to its waterproof claim which is awesome for summer (BONUS that it also comes with a brush).  The lipstick is long-lasting (5-6 hours, not 12) without drying out your lips.  It packs a lot of pigment, just make sure your lips are properly prepped to get the best application.

Glitter Rating: 5/5 (liner) 4.5/5 (lipstick)

Where: Tarte, Sephora, Amazon (liner, lipstick). Price: $24/0.08oz (liner) $26/0.13oz (lipstick).
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Both are formulated without: Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates.

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Where: Tarte, Sephora, Amazon (liner, lipstick). Price: $24/0.08oz (liner) $26/0.13oz (lipstick).

What do you think of the Tarte Aqualillies collection?  Anything you want to go pick up?

Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.  -Dr. Suess

Drink water. Wear SPF.

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8 thoughts on “Summer Fun with Tarte Aqualillies

  1. That color really pops on your eyes! I love that it is waterproof! Will definitely help this summer.
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    • Thanks doll! I’ve been wearing the liner every day, my new “go-to” look!

  2. Love your teal winged eye! I’ve been very impressed with Tarte (CANNOT stop wearing their Amazonian Clay blush in Exposed!) and thought this collection was ridiculously cute. :)
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  3. I keep checking out this collection…I may need to try the waterproof eyeliners…it’s beach season after all!! :)
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