Hello everyone, I recently cleaned through all of my beauty supplies and minimized my things. I gave most everything I did not want, or use, to my mother and for compensation, she decided she would purchase a brand new Tarte item for me. I have been hearing all about this brand new Tarte matte palette and the packaging is just so beautiful, I figured I would give it a try. After considerable thought and review of the palette, I decided I would most certainly get a ton of use out of it, so I went for it.
My boyfriend's birthday was this past week and I made him a few marbled cards. They turned out pretty well so I decided to share. I will be doing a how-to on these marbled cards very soon!
And All Hail the Tarte MATTEnificent matte palette
This is the lovely box in which it comes. I love the beautiful colors and natural look of the box and the adorable handwriting "MATTE" title makes it feel very relaxed.
This is the actual cover of the palette-beautiful right! I currently have this palette stored away in my makeup bag, but it is so pretty, it would most definitely look amazing sitting out on the vanity. I love this natural rock look and it is something so simple and beautiful, everyone can love it!
In this palette, there are six eyeshadows, two powder eyeliners, one blush, and a double-ended eyeshadow brush. I had to do a double take the first time I saw this palette because it is only $36... ONLY THIRTY-SIX DOLLARS! That may not seem like a good price to those of you who live off of drugstore brands (which I think is marvelous!), but all of these products individually would be worth around $100. Just the blush in this package sells individually for $32.
The blush color is ELEVATED, the eyeliner colors (left to right) are DREAM IN CHOCOLATE and DON'T STAND BLACK, the eyeshadow colors (top row left to right, bottom row left to right) are SAND OUT FROM THE CROWD, PEACH FOR THE STARS, TWO PLUMS UP, PINK OUTSIDE THE BOX, ROSE TO THE OCCASION, VIEW FROM THE TAUPE.
I have to say I have been using this palette now for about a week and this is by far my favorite blush color. Tarte makes the most incredible long-lasting blushes, but this color is perfect. The problem I have had in the past is that my skin is so pale and freckled that I look silly if I wear makeup with a lot of shimmer in it, so finding the right blush is really difficult for me. Almost all of the Tarte blushes have some amount of shimmer to them, ranging from very very shimmery to a tiny hint of a glow, but this blush is completely matte and perfect. It melts into the skin and gives a simple, natural glow to your cheeks. I LOVE this product!
Along with what I said about the difficulties I have with blush, eyeshadows, for some reason, always have sparkle in them. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE glitter...a lot, but there are times when glitter is not something you want. For me, those times are when I am applying makeup on my eyes and cheeks, I want them to be natural-looking, not sparkly (unless it's a special occasion). I have to say, I LOVE this palette. The shadow colors simply enhance natural features and they look great on every skin tone. I have to say, Tarte is really good at making products to appeal to every single skin tone, condition, and desires.
In all, I say everyone NEEDS to hunt down this palette ASAP! It is limited edition and most beauty supply stores have already cleared them all out and the websites have removed this palette also. It is still available online, you just may have to do a bit of searching. Good Luck!
I went to LUSH last weekend, when I went into the mall to get my Sephora item, because I have been in need of a really good, inexpensive, gentle face mask. I have incredibly sensitive, dry skin and every face mask, out of a package, I have used was extremely harsh and irritating and dried out my skin. I had a nice conversation with one of the lovely women at LUSH and told her all of my skin-related problems. I have now used this mask about three times and I have to say, it is incredible. It is supposed to help with blemishes, dry skin, and sensitivity, while making your skin glow. I highly recommend this mask for anyone with sensitive skin. It has done wonders for me already and I have only been using it for one week.
It does not look extremely good, but it smells like sweet, fresh, baked banana bread and cookies. It is like smelling a delicious candle for the ten minutes it rests on your face, and the delicious scent lingers for a few hours after use. I love it!
I hope you all enjoyed this, leave a comment down below for any thoughts, suggestions, or requests. Thanks and have an incredible week!