TARTE – Clay Pot Waterproof Liner

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TARTE – Clay Pot Waterproof Liner (Goldilocks) Review & Swatch

Price: $25 CAD
Size: 0.08 oz
Shade: Goldilocks

I thought it would be fitting to review another colourful product – so here is the review on the Tarte Clay Pot Waterproof Liner in Goldilocks. I only purchased this shade so my review on the formula will only pertain to the one shade – other shades may have a different outcome. Continue reading “TARTE – Clay Pot Waterproof Liner”

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TARTE – Grav3yardgirl Tartiest Creamy Matte Lip Paint

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TARTE – Grav3yardgirl Tartiest Creamy Matte Lip Paint (Texas Toast) Review & Swatch

Price: $24 CAD
Size: 0.20 oz
Shade: Texas Toast

Bunny aka grav3yardgirl did a collaboration with Tarte and they create a collection with a palette and 2 liquid lipsticks. I tried to be good this month so I only limited myself to 1 item from the collection and chose this liquid lipstick. Any swamp family members out there? Continue reading “TARTE – Grav3yardgirl Tartiest Creamy Matte Lip Paint”

TARTE – Tartelette in Bloom

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TARTE – TARTELETTE IN BLOOM REVIEW & SWATCH

Price: $54 CAD
Size: 0.053 Oz x 12

This palette has been out for a bit now – and I have played with it since. I wanted to use them for a while before doing a proper review on it – so here we go. Continue reading “TARTE – Tartelette in Bloom”

TARTE – TARTEIST LIP PAINT

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TARTE – TARTIEST LIP PAINT REVIEW

Price: $24
Size: 0.20 oz
Shade: Tbt

This product is relatively new and has been receiving mixed reviews so here is my experience with the product.


PACKAGING

The ‘lip paint’ comes in a solid and thick plastic tube with a cap that does slightly click into place. The applicator is a little different from others on the market it is more of a straight footed applicator on a slight slant, that was designed to make application smoother and easier. The wand definitely helped a lot when applying the product close to the edge of your lips. Looks wise the packaging is clean and simple with the name in gold print – which is a nice touch. Overall, I do like the packaging and nothing really bothered me about it.


PRODUCT

I found that this ‘liquid lipstick’ was a little different, as it has a mousse like texture and took a while to set. I personally liked the smooth velvety consistency it had and found that the product was very opaque; this minimized the amount of layers needed for one application. The consistency also made the application even, quick, and easy which is always a plus. However, the setting time was a little longer than I would like for a product that is marketed as a matte liquid lipstick. The long setting time also meant that it was prone to smudging or transferring. When the product did finally set I found that it started to quickly dry out my lips and it would start to slowly flake off. So longevity wise it would not be the best product to choose however colour pay off and selection is great. Overall, I would say that the product is great for photos and quick application instead of a makeup look that you will be wearing all day long.


COLOUR: Tbt

On the Sephora website it is described as a mauve shade but I find that it runs more on the rosier side. Tarte also has lip liners that kind of correspond with the shades and I purchased lightest liner (boho) to down play the deepness in TBT for a more day time look.

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KAT VON D – BOW & ARROW vs TARTE – TBT

 

– SL.


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TARTE – CLEAN SLATE PORELESS 12 HOUR PERFECTING PRIMER

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TARTE – Clean Slate Poreless Primer
Price: $40 CAD
Size: 1 oz

The Tarte Clean Slate Poreless Primer is one of the 2 main primers that Tarte has created. It was created to ‘mattify’ the look of skin and refine pores. They also claim to include a patented product named ‘T5 Super Fruit Complex’ which is mainly an ingredient that is loaded with antioxidants which are known to restore skin.


PACKAGING 

The primer comes in a tube with a sleek bamboo twist off cap that keeps in theme with other Tarte products. Personally I feel that the green and white leaf design may have been unnecessary but that is just aesthetics. Overall this packaging makes the primer travel friendly and keeps the product from being over exposed to external environments. This means that the product stays relatively sanitary in comparison to products that come in a pot design.


PRODUCT

The primer claims to be pore refining, waterproof, and line filling. It comes in a creamy form that feels like it would be silicon based but I am not completely sure. The consistency is on the thicker end but smoothes out really well without any fallout which I have found with some other primers. I would not categorize this primer as a light weight one however; it does feel light on the skin when compared to thick primers that are similar in consistency. Personally, I found that this primer worked well for me and I did not mind having a thicker layer between my skincare products and my makeup. On that note, I usually opt for this primer on heavier makeup days because I  prefer a tinted primer for daily use, to avoid using foundation on the full face. I have tried to test the products against their claims and I will go through each individually. I would not say that this does a lot regarding pore refining (reducing the size of your pores) but it does help a little by creating a smoother layer over larger pores therefore minimizing the appearance of enlarged pores. As for being waterproof I found that it did well against sweat and a little bit of moisture however do not expect it to last through a dip in the pool. Lastly, the primer helped to fill the lines well helping the foundation application look smoother however it is works best with finer lines and does little for deeper wrinkles. With this said even with continuous use I did not feel that it did much to restore my skin as it claims to it mainly masks the appearance of imperfections.


OVERALL

I personally found that this product worked well for makeup application that was thicker and it held up for a good portion of the day. However, I have tested the product on my mother, who has larger pores and deeper lines in combination with oily skin, and have found that this product did not work as well for her as it did for me. I would recommend this product to those who have dry – normal skin types and fine lines. It does not feel overly heavy on the skin or sticky to the touch however I would prefer it to be slightly tinted.

– SL.


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SEPHORA – Holiday Shopping Event [20% off] HAUL

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For those who are Sephora VIB members – do not forget to take advantage of the 20% off going on until tomorrow !
I have decided to put a haul of some of the items i picked up at the store today, since the trek to the closest Sephora took a lot of energy out of me.

Above are only a few of the items I purchased, since some are still coming in the mail. I will list what they are below and if you have a preference on what item you would like to see a review on leave a comment below :) I will try my best to do reviews on them all.

PRODUCTS| left to right
NARS- Velvet Matte Lip Pencil (shade: Damned)
SEPHORA- Pro Full Coverage Airbrush #53
YSL- Touche Eclat Radiant Touch (shade: 2.5 Luminous Vanilla)
ANASTASIA- Brow Wiz (shade: Soft Brown)
BENEFIT- Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O’Blushes (contains: Dandelion, Bella Bamba, Sugarbomb, Watt’s Up!, Hoola, Coralista, Rock, brush)
BENEFIT- Gimme Brow (shade: light/medium)
TARTE- Clean Slate Poreless
TARTE- Skinny SmolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner (colour: Deep Amethyst)
HOURGLASS- 1.5mm Mechanical Gel Eye Liner (colour: Obsidian/ black)
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URBAN DECAY- B6 Vitamin-Infused Complexion Prep Spray
URBAN DECAY- Naked2 Basics
HOURGLASS- Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick (shade: Canvas)
TOO FACED- Better Than Sex Mascara (colour: Black)
ANASTASIA- Brow Enhancing Serum Advanced
ANASTASIA- Brow Gel (colour: Clear)
MAKE UP FOR EVER- HD Pressed Powder

Before there are any mean comments below about the amount I purchased- I would like to mention that I do make a list of items throughout the year that I save to purchase with the 20% off . Also these will hopefully last me the year or longer, and some of these items I do pick up for my mother but do try out first for review purposes.

Thanks for reading!
– SL.

TARTE – BB Tinted Treatment 12-Hour Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen

Price: $42.00 CAD/$12.00 CAD
Size: 1 oz/ 0.5oz
Product at SEPHORA

PACKAGING
The BB Tinted Treatment has 2 different sizes. There is the regular and the travel size, the packaging for both are similar except for the caps. Both come in a matte tube with a simple design, due to its matte packaging I did find that it was easily dirtied but can also be easily cleaned. As for the caps the regular size comes with a bamboo cap giving it a sleek look in comparison to the more regular plastic cap that come with the travel size. As for usage, I did not find any difficulty or complications in retrieving product; however since it is a tube I will not be able to get all 100% of the product out. Overall, I love the look and functionality of the packaging and find it a suitable size for travels.

PRODUCT
This was definitely one of those products that I knew I had to have after I swatched it. It has a very smooth and velvety texture to it that smoothes and blends into the skin beautifully and easily. The coverage is a light – medium coverage which I find is great for a natural look and sets to a matte finish that I did not find drying. Also a lot of product is not needed to cover the whole face and it feels smooth and velvety on the skin. As for longevity, it lasts throughout a full day of traveling in the sun without feeling greasy and setting into my fine lines. I must also note that it contains SPF 30 yet does not have the greasy and oily feeling many product have when they contain SPF. As for colour availability the regular size comes in 5 shades and the travel size only comes in 2 which I find is plenty for a BB product. For my skin tone I use the light shade and use the medium shade in the contours of my face and it blends in quite seamlessly. As for negatives I did not feel it was much of a treatment, I found that it did little for my skin however I find it is more of a tinted primer or a matte foundation. Also I find the prices a little confusing as the travel size is exactly 1/2 of the full size yet it costs less than half of the regular size. Overall, I really recommend this product for summer time or when you are on vacation, it feels great on the skin all day and looks natural in photos. Also since it is such a great texture and sets matte there is no need for setting powder which allows you to bring and wear less product on travels.

– SL.

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