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Summer Fun with Tarte Aqualillies

5 Jun

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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).


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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12 Hours With Tarte Foundation

6 Aug

I need another foundation just like I need to hear another Maroon 5 song on the radio (seriously, Payphone? Quit playing it).  But that didn’t stop me from snatching this up from Ulta.I couldn’t resist its 12-hour, full coverage promise.  Also with Tarte being an all natural cruelty free brand, I just had to try it.  Does it live up to my expectations?

Ulta Haul, April 2012

11 Apr


New goodies! Ulta is having a 20% off sale until Sunday! Will you be hauling anything?

Tarte Makes Me Peaceful

9 Feb

So I’ve  been in aesthetics school for almost a month now and I absolutely love it!  You know what I don’t love?  My busy schedule!

Although keeping myself busy and focused is a blessing in disguise, I still need things that help keep me balanced.  Cardio is one of them, and the second is the blush from Tarte.

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3 Foundations That I’ve Got My Eye On

4 Feb

Photo courtesy of kraseybeauty.com

The Benefit looks the most appealing, it’s suppose to be medium-light coverage.  I’ve read mixed reviews on Tarte’s, but I think it might suit my oily skin when I want a full coverage foundation.

Are there any of these that you’re interested in?


Tarte 2011 Holiday Collection

30 Nov

Happy Wednesday!

I want to show you guys Tarte’s Holiday Collection for 2011.  For those of you that aren’t familiar with the brand, it’s big selling point is that it claims to have “high-performance naturals” and “skinvigorating ingredients.”   All of their products are formulated without parabens, phthalates, and synthetic fragrances .  So, if you have sensitive skin, or just prefer to use natural products Tarte Cosmetics is right up your alley!

Let’s take a look!