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Thursday, May 30, 2013

New Bare Minerals 5 piece problem solving brush collection

Hello Everybody!

Bare Minerals just came out with a new brush collection on QVC that is retailing for $61.98. It is a 5 piece brush collection that comes with a brush roll.

Is it worth it or not is my question. I have never really been a fan of the bare minerals brushes before due to the fact that they are made out of animal hairs. I definitely prefer synthetic bristles as they are hypo-allergenic and much more sanitary.

The first brush on the left is a dual sided concealer brush that has a synthetic side and a non synthetic side.
The second brush from the left is called a Flawless buffing brush. It has a flat top and is supposedly used to give perfect coverage.

The third brush is the Flawless Finish brush-perfect for finishing powder.
The fourth brush is called the Contour&Blend Fan brush-used for highlighting and contouring. This has  synthetic fibers on the top.

The fifth brush is The Multitasking Kabuki brush which is made out of synthetic hair and allows for good coverage. The cut of the brush is a little different and allows the brush head to get into the little corners around your nose and underneath your eyes.

I am debating on whether or not I should purchase these.

What do you guys think? Yay or nay?


Monday, May 27, 2013

Tarte Egyptian Black Kohl Waterproof Eyeliner in Black

Hello Lovlies,

I have been on a gel eyeliner shopping spree. After I picked up the regular Tarte Amazonian clay waterproof liner, I decided I wanted another one. I checked out QVC and they had this Egyptian Kohl gel liner.

I found this one to be different altogether. It is much more creamier and has a shiny finish when applied. I like the consistency and the staying power. It goes on very smoothly and like the Amazonian Clay liner this is also waterproof.

The brush has a regular pointed tip as well as an angled tip, so it turns out to be very useful.

I would definitely repurchase this one and I believe I bought it on qvc for $22.

Please do leave me a comment and let me know how it works!


Tarte LipSurgence Matte Lip Tint- Envy

Hello Everyone!

I have never been into lip products that much until a couple weeks ago when I picked up Tarte's matte LipSurgence in Envy. This is a beautiful rose/berry color and it's one of those 'My lips but better' colors.  I think this is definitely not as pigmented as a regular lipstick but it can be built up. Even though it's matte it does not feel dry on my lips at all. The good part is the staying power. I have had up to 5 hours with this thing. The only drawback is the price- $24. There are many brands out there who ave come out with similar dupes such as Covergirl, Clinique, and Revlon. I can't say much about the other ones, but I bought the Tarte one purely for the natural ingredients. Do let me know how it works out if you do end up buying one of these. I would definitely repurchase.


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Aqualillies for Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eye and Cheek Palette

Hello everyone!

Recently Tarte released their summer collection. Basically, the entire collection is influenced by the Aqualillies swim team. So all the colors are very bright, and summery.

I picked up the Eye and Cheek Palette as well as the Amazonian Clay waterproof gel liner in black.

All the colors are suitable for everyday looks in my opinion.
4 out of the 6 eyeshadows are shimmery and two of them
are matte. They are pigmented well but the only color that was different than what I have seen before is the blue. I absolutely loved the blush color. It is a perfect coral for summer. The highlighter is absolutely amazing when blended well. It is a but on the shimmery side, but I quite like that for the summer. The bronzer is a bit on the light side for my tan skin tone. But, I find that this palette is very convenient. It has everything you need. It retails for $38 and can be found in Ulta, Sephora,, etc. I would definitely recommend getting, and as you can see the packaging is gorgeous.
If you pick it up, leave me a comment and tell me how you liked it!