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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Tarte Airbrush Maracuja Blush Review

These blushes as far as I know are only available on the Tarte Website. I'm not sure why oit's not on Sephora, but maybe it'll pop up on there soon.

Here is what Tarte says:
A first of its kind! This creamy, long-wearing blush fuses the ease and blendability of a cream blush with the soft-focus and long-wear finish of a blush that has been airbrushed on the skin. The airsprun formula melts into skin, delivering a powerful dose of skinvigorating™ maracuja oil, and then dries down to a feather-light, long-wear flush with a subtle dewy finish. Awaken your complexion with a pop of maracuja-infused color on the cheeks and treat your skin to the repairing and hydrating properties of maracuja for a brighter and smoother complexion.

Both of these blushes have shimmer and tiny glitters to it. However, the shimmers aren't intense when you apply to the cheeks, they look nice! The texture of the blushes is much like Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blushes. They definitely have a bouncy feel to them. It's a cream-powder hybrid, kind of hard to explain unless you feel them yourself. The pigmentation is fabulous, not like the bouncy blushes at all. You can layer on for a brighter cheek, or use one layer for a soft pigmentation. I find fingers work best with this product, you can use a brush but I really feel fingers work better.

These definitely don't last as long as their amazonian clay blushes, so you might want to bring it with you during the day to touch up. After you apply it it feels satiny, not particularly dewy or matte. I really like them. $25 at

Friday, September 28, 2012

bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 8.0 The September Issue Review

I'm in love! Let's have a lookie :)

I cannot describe how buttery and smooth these shadows are! I love how compact this palette is, and how it has a mix of neutrals and bright colors. The metallic teal color is my favorite. A bit pricey at $40 a pop, but I think worth it. All the shades are pigmented, the pink color does show up a bit more gold looking on the lids than pink though.

Stila in the Know Eye Shadow Palette Review

Okay here we go...

I took the swatches in two different lightnings to you could see them in natural and artificial light.

If you couldn't tell, these are completely matte shades. They are extremely buttery and easy to use. I love using these shades everyday. I had no pigmentation issues personally. Some shades are more opaque than others, but I like that for when I use certain shades to blend out the crease or add a bit of smokiness. The black is very richly pigmented!

I forgot to swatch the pencil, but it's a matte gray color, its very nice! This palette is really a must but for me. It's so hard to find richly pigmented matte shades that are easy to work with.

Here's a look I did with the palette: