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First off let me just put it out there now... YAY to both of these palettes. I bought the first original Tartelette palatte back in February 2015 and fell in love right away. Then I got the newest In Bloom palette for christmas and haven't been able to stop using it. I use them practically everyday for my makeup looks. The shadows are so beautiful with color selection, you can make so many different looks, and the shadows have awesome blendability.
Let not forget the freaking awesome case its in too by the way. You feel like your holding luxury in your hand. It is a very durable sturdy palette, has a big mirror inside and all the names of the shadows are listed as well. This is these are the perfect travel palettes.
The original Tartelette has more purple tones and are all Matte shades. As for the newest In Bloom Palette has more of a neutral tone and does have 3 shimmer shades (and they are gorgeous) Most of the Neutral shades are f a warm tone, which I love. I am a huge warm shade person so this is like "my palette" lol
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Tarte Maracuja Creasless Concealer: I bought this concealer at Ulta about 3 weeks ago ($28) and have used it maybe 5 times now and I must say this concealer does have great coverage. It has a very thick consistency and almost feels tacky when your applying it. It's also extremely shiny. It comes in a squeeze tube so you have to apply i with a finger or a concealer brush. I use a concealer brush to apply to the skin in the area I want it, and then blend out with my beauty blender. It's a toss up for me. Will I repurchase this concealer? Probably not. It's nice but I think for the price I'm not getting a whole lot from it. It takes longer to blend out than other concealers, and its just to thick and shiny.
- Shiny Finish is not set right away with powder
- You don't get much in the tube for the price (Little goes a long way but somehow for the short amount of time I've had and it the tube seems empty already)
- Tends to tug at the skin when applying, very tacky feeling, which to me isn't good for such a delicate area under the eye.
I give this concealer a NAY, but it does have great reviews, I'm just personally not a fan of this.
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I bought this spray at Rite Aid for $16.99, I have heard so many good things about it I thought I'd try it out for myself. I am big on makeup setting sprays, I think they make a huge difference in makeup longevity. I used this spray maybe 8 or 10 times now and I have some ups and some downs about it.
1. The sprayer is wonderful, gives a nice mist to the face and feels refreshing
2. I noticed my makeup last nicely throughout the day and didn't need any touch-ups.
3. You get a good amount in the bottle for the price. 3.4 fl oz
The only thing I don't like about this product that I never had happen with other makeup settings sprays is that its so wet that it made my mascara from my bottom lashes transfer under my eye.
I suggest if you buy or plan to buy this product that after you spray it on your face that you fan your face ASAP or stand in front of a fan or something so it dries.
So all in all I would give the spray a YAY. It did work nicely but now I know better and will fan off my face before moving around so nothing can smudge.
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So I have gotten fed up with being pale white and decided to try a self tanning lotion. I don't have the time or the money to go get a spray tan and it just started warming up enough here in New England to the point where going out and sitting in the sun in a bathing-suit is acceptable. I literally have seen people already walking around in short and tank tops, but I won't even attempt wearing that stuff until I have some color, I think pale skin is just not attractive in neon colors and shorts. So I always try to find time on a weekend to go out in the sun and get a little color. But since this year has just be the worst and taking forever to warm up I haven't had the chance. So I came across these Self- Tanning lotions in the store and I normally would never even bother with these things because I find them pointless (they just wash off anyways) but these specific two both said that they are gradual tan tanning lotions and no streaking or orange color. So I bit the bullet and bought the two. Let me just say now... HUGE MISTAKE EVER!!! I hate them both! They clearly state on the front that they a fresh CITRUS SMELL, but that smell only lat for about 20minutes, once you've put these lotions on and wait for it to really adsorbs into the skin you reak of self tanner, and you can't wash the smell away! It last for days! and I'M ORANGE!! I look like a damn OOMPA LOOMPA! AHHHH!
L'Oreal SublimeBronze Tinted Self-Tanning Lotion (Deep) - So I bought this lotion at Rite Aid on sale for $7.99, and I had a $2 OFF Coupon. I bought in deep in hopes that it would make me tan super fast. It states on the bottle that it has a Citrus Scent and is streak free and no orange coloring. It also says that after two hours you will see a dramatic difference and will be tan. WELL... When you squeeze this stuff out on your hand it is brown with tons of glitter and sparkles in it for one. So as your applying it to your body it makes you sparkle. At first the smell is nice but then after maybe 20 -25 minutes you start to smell that self tanner smell, and then after about 40minutes you start to see a color change and begin to look orange. When you inside in room lighting you just think you look bronzed but if you stand next to another color (lets take your wall for instance, my walls are an off white color) you can totally tell your orange. And when you go out in day light your a complete dirty orange color. It streaks horribly, I thought i had managed to color my entire body and didn't miss any spots but holly hell I missed so much and it's because you have to drench yourself in this stuff. It dried to every dry patch on your body possible, even dry spots you may not have even knew existed. The other thing that annoys me about this is that the inside of your elbows where your arm bends gets all patchy and you can see spots that don't have the tan, and that because your constantly opening and closing your arm so the product wears away! OH and don't try to even wash your hands because you'll have white hands and dark wrists and arms and look completely dumb. Basically where ever skin is touching other skin the product will rub off, its a nightmare. It doesn't come off on clothes or on sheets though which boggles my mind, I had applied this after my shower at night 2 nights in a row thinking the first application was ok and I just should touch up. All that did was made me more orange and idiotic looking.
L'Oreal Sublime Bronze Self- Tanning Lotion (Medium) - This claims all the same things on the bottle as the other and was the same price and had another coupon for the $2 OFF. This one comes out as a white lotion and has the same Citrus smell that does not last. I also used this product twice, I didn't see any difference really. It is suppose to be a gradual tan if used daily, but the smell is herendous and dis
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This Urban Decay Concealer is very highly raved and talked about on youtube so I decided during the Sephora VIB sale that I would try it out. It is $28 and is .16oz. It comes in 8 different shades, I bought mine in FAIR because I am still ghostly in color and because I like my Concealer for highlighting as well. The tube it comes in is very sleek and feels very high end, it is plastic thank god so if you drop it it will not shatter unlike the MAC Pro Longwear Concealer which is in a glass container and will shatter easily if it falls. The Urban Decay Concealer has a interesting doe foot applicator that has nice movement to it so it's not hard on the skin when applying. MAC Pro Longwear Concealer comes in a pump bottle and you have to apply with a finger or brush. Let me just point out that this concealer on me is very drying and it also does not hide my dark circles. I use it pretty generously and blend it in with my beauty blender and set with my Banana Powder (which I do with all my concealers) but for some reason I can still see my dark circles popping through and my under eye area looks very dry. So far I'm not the thrilled with this product and would recommend MAC's Concealer over this one any day, or a drug store alternative which I'm loving right now would be the Maybelline Master Concealer. I do not think this concealer is worth $28, but maybe like $15 at most for the packaging perks. I will continue to use this concealer to see if my application has anything to do with this problem I'm having and will update later. But as of right now I am not happy with this concealer and do not recommend at all. I use a very hydrating eye cream at night so I know my under-eye area is not dehydrated. For now I give this Concealer and NAY. Will update in a few weeks to give more feedback.
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The Tarte Poppy Picnic Palette I bought at Sephora for $38, I did go when it was the Sephora VIB sale so I did get a discount, but I saw this Palette and I think it was more or less the packaging that called me to it. It's in a gorgeous Gold with Poppy Flowers in Pink/Purples on the front. So pretty and girly, the palette has some weight to it like most of Tartes palettes do giving it that luxurious high-end feel. When you open the palette is has a nice big mirror inside and gold interior. There are 6 Matte Eyeshadow shades. (Summer Breeze, Sweet Tea, Ice Cream Cone, Barefoot in the Grass, Peach Poppy, Picnic Basket) Such cute names for spring lol. Then in the middle of the palette there is a full size blush (Glisten) it's a gorgeous light pink with a sheen/shimmer to it, so it gives color and a highlight to the cheeks. I already knew I would love the shadows from this palette because they are all matte and very universal and I loved their Tartlette palette they came out with earlier this year. The blush I was undecided about until I used it, it gives a gorgeous flush to the cheeks and a pretty shine. The shadows are so easy to go from day/night with and I love each one. I am so glad I bought this palette. It looks pretty on my vanity and is wonderful quality. I believe it is totally worth the money. The pans are pretty big in size so it will last for a while. This is a YAY for me!
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Becca Moonstone / Opal Highlighters (Perfecters) - I love these highlighters they are so beautiful. In the winter months I use more of the Moonstone (Champagne Frosting) to give the face a little glow. You can lay it on heavy for an intense highlight or just fan it over the cheeks for a slight sheen. The Opal is absolutely gorgeous (Golden Opal Pearl) in the fall and winter to really give a warm goddess look. The texture of these highlighters are so smooth and creamy almost. They are very easy to apply, almost fool proof. Depending on the brush you choose to use will determine if you want intense or just a soft glow. I use a fan brush to just hit the high points of my cheeps, quick pass on my mid-forehead and chin and my cupids bow, for just a sheer but noticeable shine to my face. GORGEOUS! I believe they last quit a long time. I do my makeup in the morning and it lasts until I take my makeup off before bed. So I would say it lasts for about 8-9 hours. They cost $38 each but I do believe they are worth every penny. They product in the container lasts quite a long time. I have had Moonstone since Aug 2014 and use it everyday and it doesn't even look like I've touched the product. I just bought Opal not to long ago. YAY!
Becca Opal Face Illuminator- I had gotten a small sample size of this a while ago and had never really bothered to try it out until one day I was like "what the heck let me see what it does". I mixed a small amount in with my foundation on the back of my hand and then applied all over my face with my beauty blender. I personally didn't really notice a huge difference at first, but all that day I got one compliment after another on my skin. People were stopping and asking me what skin care I was using, or my foundation and how I had such beautiful glowing skin. I was like WOW and then realized the only thing I did differently was the Illuminator. So the next couple days I didn't use it just to see if I would get any more compliments, got nothing... then I decided to try it again for 3 days in a row and it was non-stop people asking about my skin. I even had someone ask me if I was "expecting" (pregnant) because I was glowing. I almost died laughing but I told her it must be this new Illumiator I'm trying out and she said she was going to go buy it. So to make a long story short this stuff is the BOMB! I look in the mirror when I use it with my foundation and do notice that my skin does look more radiant now compared to if I don't use it at all. I had to go out and buy the full-size because I am so pleased with this product and the compliments I get all the time. I bought it at sephora for $41. It's a decent size and a little goes a long way. So I give this a YAY all the way. I totally recommend this to anyone who wants to liven up their skin and get rid of the dullness. It;s not glittery in any way, it just gives this beautiful sheen to the face and makes you look so radiant and alive. So even for people who like a matte look I think they would enjoy this as well.
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Ok, Well I'm proabably going to be like the only one who gives this a NAY! I bought this mascara at Ulta for $23, I have been on a Mascara Kick lately and been trying out so many to see if I will come across that miracle mascara! But what intrigued my about this mascara was the packaging (and the name) lol. The container is super heavy and feels very high end, and it's a blush pink color. I have heard nothing but good things about this mascara all over youtube and thought I would give it a try. I was very let down when I used it. The brush which I thought would really lengthen and volumize was a big let down for me. It's basically and original mascara wand just with a little flair to it. It didn't do anything for my lashes at all. As I was applying it, it seemed goopy and wasn't giving any curl action or volume or length at all. I was very unhappy because for a $23 mascara you expect a miracle to happen I guess. I have cheap drug store mascaras that do way more and make me look like I have falsies on. I was not pleased at all, I don't know why all the youtube community raves so much about this mascara, it's in my opinion not worth the money and I plan to return it.
I did end up returning this mascara to Ulta and when I was at the register handing it to the clerk she said "Sucks huh" and I was like yes very much sucks lol. She was telling me she had bought it as well because Youtube pursued her to and she hated it, did nothing for her. So we were talking back and forth about better mascaras to invest in and she gave me a few high-end alternatives that she has been loving, I haven't bought anymore high-end mascaras yet because I feel like my $7 Maybelline Lash Sensational is all I need, people think I have falsies on all the time.