Ipsy Unboxing: March 2018

My Ipsy Glam bag came in last night and of course I wanted to share the goodies with you all! I love unboxing subscriptions, it;s always nice surprised to see what you’ll get on a monthly basis. If you are unfamiliar with Ipsy, it is $10 a month for 4-5 beauty items. Products range in size (samples- full size) and range in price (drugstore- high end). Let’s jump in the March 2018 Ipsy Glam Bag!

Cosmetics Bag

This bag is cute and creative! The idea is to color this in the create a custom bag. The fact that this comes with markers is even cuter! I have Converse sneakers like this that I colored in with highlighters so they would be neon and it was a lot of fun! I like the idea of this bag a ton, however I don’t see myself using it on a day to day basis.

City Color Cosmetics Glow Duo

Product screenshot from Ipsy.com

City Color is a super inexpensive brand, this Glow Duo is only $5.99. This comes with two products, a cream highlight and a powder highlight. The pans are a generous size so if you are into this kind of duo, I think its a great value for only $6! I honestly don’t see myself using this at all for two reasons. The first is I’m not big on cream products. The second is the color on of the powder- it looks pretty but dark. I prefer a bright peachy highlight (I am obsessed with Jeffree Star Peach Goddess Skin Frost, its my FAVORITE highlight).

Meg Cosmetics Good Night PM Mask

Product screenshot from Ipsy.com

First of all, I love that any time Ipsy includes a sheet face mask, they send two! This is a PM mask, meaning you would use it before bed. This have moisturizing properties so I was excited to try this but there is avocado in these which I am sadly allergic to. The packaging on these face masks are really nice They are heavy and feel high-end. These masks are $6 each. I’m 100 % interested in trying these out so I’m going to check online for ones that do not have avocado.

Tarte Cosmetics Sex Kitten Liner

Product screenshot from Ipsy.com

This product is one I am familiar with in liquid form. I use the Tarte’s Sex Kitten Liquid Liner pretty often and like it a lot. I’m glad to try the pencil version. It looks super pigmented! I typically use Tarte stick liners, the Double Take Liner has liquid on one end and a pencil on the other- that’s my daily go to. I will say its nice to receive a product from a brand like Tarte in an Ipsy bag!

SLMiss Glam SL41 Blusher Blush

Product screenshot from Ipsy.com

This brush is really cute. The handle is pink and sparkly and even the bristles are pink! I currently own 7 million brushes so I’m not too sure if I’ll open this one. I use the Luxie Blush Brush for my makeup every day and I love it. I do think this SLMissGlam brush is cute and an awesome item to receive in a $10 glam bag! I could not find a price for an individual brush on this company website, they were all listed in bundles. I did see them on eBay listed between $10-20 each but I don’t know how accurate that is.

Doucce Freematic Eyeshadow Mono in Lola

Product screenshot from Ipsy.com

I do not like receiving individual eyeshadows because I never use them. I know I need to just get a z palette and put them all in there but I just would rather grab my Jacklyn x Morphe Palette and call it a day. This color is really beautiful, I just don’t see myself using this often. I popped it out of the cardboard unit to see the pan size and its TINYYYYYY. Like, tiny tiny.

Overall

This value is definitely over $10. I dont see myself using these products much so this wasn’t my favorite Ipsy bag ever- but not the worst.

I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I might cancel Ipsy… I just redeemed the points I’ve been accumulating online (I grabbed a pink clay face mask!) so I am definitely going to be getting an Ipsy Glam Bag next month so that I can receive my points prize. After that, I’m not too sure what my future holds as far as Ipsy unboxings. Is there a specific subscription box/bag you would like to see me unbox? I love Boxycharm and Walmart Beauty Box- let me know what others I should try out!

Sorry that I did screenshots for the products this month instead of taking my own product photos. My beauty light broke but I wanted to get this Unboxing post up right away so I hope everyone is okay with these screenshots from Ipsy.com.

Please keep in mind the products I do not use/open/swatch are all future giveaway prizes. I host mostly giveaways on my Instagram so theres a chance you could win some free makeup if you follow me there!

What did you get in your Ipsy Glam Bag for March? Let me know in the comments below!

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Prepping for Liquid Lipsticks

Liquid lipsticks have taken the beauty industry by storm in the past few years. They are long wearing, pigmented and (sometimes) transfer proof which makes them ideal for all day events-. However, we know the dark side of liquid lipsticks, chapped lips.

There are ways to keep your lips from drying out throughout the day. One of the biggest factors is formula.

You want to find a liquid lipstick brand that isn’t too drying. Some liquid lipsticks will apply well but immediately suck the moisture form your lips leaving them looking cracked, chapped and full of unwanted texture. Not only will this be visually unappealing, it will also be uncomfortable.

My favorite liquid lipsticks are:

  • Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks
  • Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks

Besides formula, there are several ways to prep you’re lips for a smoother application.

1. Drink water!!! Your water intake is important for SOOOO many reasons. Water helps improve skin immensely, especially lips! Chapped lips need moisture, so make sure you’re drinking a ton of water daily!

2. Exfoliate!!! The best way to prep your lips before liquid lipsticks is to remove the dead skin by exfoliating. There are several ways to do so- my favorite ways are to either use a tooth brush or a lip scrub. (See below for how to on both methods)

3. SPF!!! We tend to forget to protect our lips daily, which is super important! Chapstick is obviously great to sooth chapped lips, but did you know its super helpful for sun exposure? Using a SPF on your lips is vital- so check to see if your lipsticks chapstick has SPF in it.

4. Lip Treatments!!! There are so many skin care products these days- even some specifically made for lips. My favorite is the Organic Pharmacy Eye & Lip Cream. It feels like lotion of your lips, which sounds weird, but it’s amazing! It moisturizes and soothers- plus it absorbed pretty quickly so there’s no residue left over. There are also a variety of lip masks, such as KNC Beauty Collagen Infused Lip Mask. (Sorry for the weird stripes on this photo my light is on the fritz.)

Exfoliant Methods:

There are a few ays to exfoliate your lips, my two favorite being a tooth brush or sugar scrub. You can make your own scrubs if you look into DIY recipes.

Tooth Brush Method: For this preparation method, you want to use a soft bristled tooth brush like a baby tooth brush! This is important: if you use a medium or hard bristled toothbrush, you can hurt your lips by scratching and irritating them! The wet soft baby bristles work wonders if you run over the lips gently. This will remove dead skin and plump your lips up since your are promoting blood flow.

Lip Scrub Method: This is my favorite method to exfoliate! I absolutely love sugar lip scrubs being that they are gritty enough to remove dead skin and flavored for a more pleasurable experience. There are a lot of sugar scrubs that can be licked clean off our your lips or wiped off. Lip scrubs are super easy and fast! You apply a liberal amount of scrub to your lips using your finger tips, rub in circular motions and remove with a wet paper towel or wash cloth. You can remove the sugar scrub with a makeup wipe, but a warm/hot towel will work better as it will help dissolve the sugar while you wipe.

There are also different textured lip scrubs. Pictured about is a Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Lip Scrub in Watermelon Gum (yum). It is super gritty and really scrubs the crap out of lips. Another great heavy duty Scrub is Tartes Lip Facial Lip Scrub which comes in a lipstick like container so its super easy to apply.

If you prefer something lighter, Hempz makes a lip scrub that is in a thick chopstick consistency with a less intense grit.

Please note: Be super gentle when exfoliating your lips, especially if you are new to it! It can feel a bit uncomfortable but it isn’t painful by any means. Do not rub too hard, tug at your lips roughly or anything that will hurt your skin.

Tips For Longer Wear Time with Liquid Lipsticks:

  • After applying liquid lipstick, try not to press or rub lip together.
  • Avoid oily foods. Oils will break down the product.

Overall

All of these tips & tricks should help your lips be more prepared for liquid lipsticks that will last for hours! What are you favorite liquid lipsticks? Let me know in the comments!

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First Impressions: Glam Glow Blue Sonic Mask

Once again, my curiosity has been peeked after seeing the same product all over Instagram. It seems every beauty gurus out there uses or promotes the Glam Glow Gravity Mud Firming Treatment, which is a shiny blue peel of mask. Glam Glow is known for their high end masks, which will cost you a pretty penny.

This is the .5 oz unit which retails at $22. The larger unit is $69 for 1.7 oz. I purchased my mask through Sephora, also for sale on the Glam Glow website. Like always, let’s break this down and find out if it really is worth the hype!

Packaging

Obviously this is a special product because of the packaging, being that it’s a collectors edition. I got the Tails container; there was also a Sonic one and a Knuckles one.

Smell & Texture

I don’t like the smell of this AT ALL, however I think I may be alone on that opinion. This has a very tropical scent, to me I smell coconut alcohol  and sun screen. I know, most people love that scent but I personally do not and I didn’t expect it at all.


The texture is thick and gel like at first. It spreads pretty far on the face as you rub it in, so I suggest going in with a little and add from there.

Application

The package does say to avoid the eyebrows and hairline, so be mindful when using this, don’t rip your hair out!

This dried pretty quickly. Because it said to leave on for 30 minutes, I thought this would stay wet for a while, or at least be tacky. However, within about 5 minutes this was dry to the touch. Running my fingers over this was interesting. The mask did not budge, slide, or even come off onto my fingers. It was completely locked in place on my skin. The mask was very smooth all over except for my forehead, which felt rough to the touch. I wonder if this is because my forehead is my oily area?


This is a firming mask, so expect a tightening feeling when wearing this!

Removing the Mask

This peels off very easily. I used the pad of my finger to roll the edge of this until I was able to get a good piece lifted off of my chin. From there I slowly pulled the mask away from my skin and it very gently peeled off. I was a little nervous to remove this, but it wasn’t painful or difficult, much to my surprise! When I pulled this off of my face, you could literally see indentations from my pores on the strips of mask. That shows you how this really penetrates pores to remove dirt and oil.


My skin felt very tight and smooth when I took this off. I rinsed with warm water, dried my skin and then followed with a moisturizer.

Results

Being that this is a first impression, I’ve only used this product once. Most of the time, with skin care, you need to try the product out for a few solid weeks to see any results. From my first use of this product I can tell you my skin already looks improved! My pores look smaller and clean. My skin looks refreshed and less dull. And the weirdest thing, my skin still feels tight like when the mask was on. It’s been about 20 minutes and my face feels tight and plump!

Worth the Hype?


I am truly impressed with this mask! I don’t think I’ve ever experienced immediate results with a skin care product, at least not the this level. I would 100% recommend this product, this may even become my new skin care holy grail! I cannot wait to do this again next week and see how my skin improved over time. Now I understand the hype on Instagram, this product works; totally worth the hype!

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Ipsy vs. Sephora Play: July 2017

One of my favorite posts to share with you guys and gals are the monthly Ipsy and Sephora Play unboxing! If you are unfamiliar with these, they are a month subscription service that mails 4-5 products to your doorstep! The products range in size from sample, deluxe sample and full sized. In Ipsy, there is a mixture of high end and drugstore brands; Sephora Play is high end only, found in Sephora stores.

The items pictured are sample sized, unless otherwise stated. The prices listed along side the products are for FULL SIZED versions. The retailers vary, as I look up where to find these the cheapest, incase you do not have an Ipsy subscription. If you are in Ipsy subscriber, make sure to check their website as they do offer sales and coupon codes.

Let’s jump right in! These are the bags that I received this month:

Cosmetics Bags


These are both cute bags.. nothing I’m jumping for joy over, but they are cute nonetheless. The zippered bag, with the cartoon egg thing was from Ipsy.  The pink plaid Glamp Out bag is from Sephora. Now for the important stuff.. what’s inside?!

Sephora

  • Ren Clear Skin Care Ever Calm Global Protection Day Cream
  • Clinique Chubby Stick in
  • Madam C J Walker Beauty Culture Wonderful Deep Conditioning Masque
  • It Cosmetics Super Hero Mascara

Ipsy

  • Tarte Park Ave Princess Bronzer
  • Windy Lux Double Matte Whip
  • Ciate Wonderland Eyeliner
  • TonyMoly Im Real Sheet Masks in Green Tea and Lotus
  • M Princess Pressed Eyeshadow

 

Individual Item Breakdown

Sephora Play Items:

Ren Clear Skin Care Ever Calm Global Protection Day Cream


This moisturizer is suppose to help the skin purify from environmental issues like smoke, pollution and weather. I have used a variety of moisturizers, but none that have made this claim. I am interested in how this would work but I feel like these are the type of products you need to use daily for a while to see it is really pays off.  ($22.97, walmart.com)

Clinique Chubby Stick in Woppin’ Watermelon

I have used a few of these before, in different shades and I do like the feel of them on the lips. These have very little color pay off  in these lighter shades like this. Since I already have a few of these in similar shades, I will be including this in an upcoming giveaway. ($17, sephora.com)

Madam C J Walker Beauty Culture Wonderful Deep Conditioning Masque

I’ve been more into hair care lately, so I will be trying this out for sure. My hair is chemically treated (bleach, color removers, and a ton of color deposits) so I could definitely use a refresher! I don’t typically use hair masques but that’s what these subscription boxes are all about- trying new things! ($32, sephora.com, currently out of stock)

It Cosmetics Super Hero Mascara

I have gotten this before in a subscription box and used it in the past. This isn’t my favorite mascara in the world, but I dont hate it. This does add a bit of length and volume, but nothing too dramatic. I do like that the formula being that isn’t too drying and it doesn’t flake. ($24, itcosmetics.com)

Ipsy Items:

Tarte Park Ave Princess Bronzer

I have heard a lot about this bronzer, it seems to be pretty hyped up on Instagram, soI was very excited to see this! I am not huge on bronzers, being that I have pale skin, but this gives such a nice glow-y feel that is perfect for the summer. I apply this with a large angled fluffy brush to my temples, cheekbones, and down the side of my neck. I love how this wears on the skin! The packaging on this is really cute too, with a faux crocodile skin on the compact. The pan size is good sized and I see this lasting my quiet a while! ($30, tartecosmetics.com)

Windy Lux Double Matte Whip in Angel Food 

This product is a rose pink matte liquid lipstick. The packing and name is super cute, although it doesn’t seem like a very big sample compared to the same of most liquid lipsticks. The full sized in so adorable, it has little ice-cream cones on it , so cute! I did swatch this on my hand and it was tacky at first and then dried down completely matte. This is so long lasting, the swatch stayed on my hand the entire day until I removed it with soapy water! I am impressed with the staying power of these and would like to try other colors! ($13, winkylux.com)

Ciate Wonderland Gel Kohl Eyeliner Pencil

This is a cool concept, one side is eyeliner and the other side is an angled brush. The brush is insanely soft and flexible. I definitely thought it would be stiff and was really surprised at how well it blended the liner out with the bendable bristles. I haven’t tried this on my eye yet, so I dont know how well it would hold up in the water liner, but I will give it a whirl soon. I swatched this on my hand and the liner is a bit rough, not super creamy, but it does have good color pay off. The pigment is definitely bold and blends down softly, so I like that you could do a different looks with this product! ($18, sephora.com)

TonyMoly Im Real Sheet Masks in Green Tea and Lotus

I love receiving sheet masks in my subscription boxes because I always find new brands or mask types that I’m unfamiliar with. I am excited to try these out, I saw this brand listed on a makeup website recently and I was intrigued! These are really inexpensive for sheet masks, so if they work out for me, I will definitely be repurchasing. Who doesn’t want affordable skin care?! ($3 each, macys.com)

M Princess Pressed Eyeshadow in Biscuit

I am just not a fan of single eyeshadows. I typically throw them in a random drawer and forget about them. I am a palette queen all the way. I know, I know, just get a Z palette to hold all of my singles, I keep telling myself but haven’t actually done it. This color on this looks nice, but upwards of $15 seem like a lot of money for a single shadow. I did not open this or swatch it because it will be in an comping giveaway (possibly this week so keep you eyes peeled!) ($15.45, http://www.emmprincess.com.au)

Overall

The winner this month is clearly IPSY! I was really excited with the variety of products this month. It was 6 products total, since it came with two different sheet masks!  For $10 I am really ecstatic to receive a lipstick, eyeshadow, two face masks, bronzer and an  eyeliner!!!

Sephora Play on the other hand was a little underwhelming. I will likely use some of these, but I just wasn’t super excited the way I was when I opened my Ipsy bag. As you may have noticed, there are only 4 items listed for my Sephora Box this month, because I did not receive one of the items listed on my information pamphlet, so I know I was suppose to receive it… Also, the fragrance sample I received leaked…. so not great showing this month for the Sephora Box.

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 Sephora Haul, Free Makeup?!

I did a little online shopping with the Sephora app and scored big time! By using my VIB points and utilizing the ‘Mobile Rewards’ offer I was able to get a bunch of free deluxe sample sized products in addition to the two skin care items I purchased. I spent $54.57 total, including tax.

Items I Purchased:

($22) GlamGlow Gravity Mud Firming Treatment Sonic Blue Collectable Ediiton- Tails

($29) The Estee Edit Guest Editor Skincare Picks Go Glow

Received for free*:

Benefit Cosmetics Dandelion Deluxe Sample Set (free with any $25 purchase)

Tarte Happy Birthday Gift, Lip & Cheek Set (free with purchase during your bday month)

Tarte Pro Glow Liquid Highlight in Stunner (100 points)

Henriksen Truth Serum (100 points)

Laura Mercier Velour Lipstick in Devotion (100 points)

PLUS: 3 SAMPLES— The app lets you pick the samples you want receive, but I always end up with completely different samples altogether.

*If you are unfamiliar with how Sephora points work or how to use the mobile app to the best of its ability, check out my blog post ‘Sephora App Perks & Haul’.

I have never tried any of these products so I am really excited to test them all out! I will be doing quiet a few reviews like ‘First Impressions’ & ‘Worth the Hype’ blog posts soon with some of these products in addition to the new Urban Decay items and Wet n Wild items I recently picked up. There will be a lot more posts coming regularly so keep an eye out!

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Baking 101: How to Cover Dark Circles

Baking the face is something I always do for full coverage looks. Some of you may be familiar with this term, but incase you’re not- Baking is when you apply A LOT of setting powder in targeted areas of the face and leave it there for a few minutes before brushing off the excess. By applying a heavy layer of powder and letting it sit, you are warming up the product with your skin. This helps the powder adhere to the area, stay in place throughout the day and gives you a full coverage effect. I typically Bake the under eye area and my jaw line immidately after blending out my concealer.

What type of Powder to Use:

There are certain powders that work better than others when Baking. You want to use a loose setting powder, something that is not in a compact. Powders that are more finely milled will work better, as they are soft to the touch and blend down smoothly, oppose to chunkier powders that may cake up on the skin. We want to bake, not cake!

Color is also an important factor with Baking. Go for a “translucent” setting powdered instead of one that matches your skin. A translucent shade will match with whatever foundation/concealer you are using. Please note translucent does varies per brand, some still are lighter than others, here are 3 translucent powders from different companies.


Some loose powders I really like to use for baking are Kat Von D Lock It Loose Setting Powder, Coty Air Spun Loose Face Powder, and Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder. One thing I will mention is the Tarte powder has pretty bad flashback (which is when your face looks stark white it someone takes your photo) so I would not recommend the Tarte powder if you are attending an event or plan to have photos taken.

For a budget friendly brand, my favorite setting powder is Coty Air Spun, which you can purchase at Walmart for $5.97 (2.3 oz).The texture and coverage of this is very comparable to high end powders, plus the price is amazing for so much product. The only cons for this are the smell, way to floral-y for my liking and the color is a tad to dark for my pale skin.

For a high end option, Kat Von D Lock It Loose Setting Powder is absolutely wonderful. This works really well for my skin because it’s so light that it works to brighten the under eye area. The size pictured is available at Sephora for $15 (0.19 oz).

Applying the Bake

I first apply my primer and foundation to my entire face and then follow up with concealer on my problem areas and anywhere I want to highlight. I create a triangle grid under my eyes and I make a straight line down my nose, along my cheekbones and a bit on my forehead. I always blend my under eyes first and immediately follow with the Bake.


The best way to apply a bake is with a make up sponge/beauty blender. I dip the sponge directly into the powder and then press the powder into a thick layer everywhere I put concealer. This can be a little messy and it does look quiet strange, but don’t worry.


Once the under eye, jawline and center of forehead are covered in the powder I do my brows, eyeshadow, liner and mascara, which give my Bake about 5-15 minutes to sit on the face and warm up.

Removing the Bake

There are a few ways to go about removing the powder from your face, they are all pretty similar. The first way to remove the Bake is to use a fluffy brush that is shaped well to fit the under eye. I use a rounded brush as the bristles are shaped perfectly. You can really use any kind of fluffy brush, just make sure your getting into those harder to reach spots so that you don’t have patchy powder spots.

Another way to remove the bake is with a clean makeup sponge. You can very carefully and lightly dab at the powder which presses into the skin further. This is good for film/photos as it will really cover dark circles.

Once the Bake is removed, be sure to lightly set the rest of you face with the same powder. I typically use a big fluffy brush and lightly buff a tiny bit of powder all over my face to make sure everything stays in place for the day. Make sure you do this with a very light hand. Then apply your bronzers, blush, highlight and spray the crap out of you face with setting spray to lock everything down.

That’s it! It seems like a lot of extra steps by it really is easy peasy. I, for one, have struggled with dark circles under my eyes my entire life, so this technique has really been one of my favorite beauty tricks. What do you guys and gals think, is this something you normally do? If so, what powders do you use? Let me know in the comments!


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Everyday Tarteist Color Collection: Review

The Everyday Tartiest Color Collection is a 5 piece limited edition set from Tarte Cosmetics. This is listed on ulta.com for $36 although it’s a $61 value.

This kit includes:

  • Tarteist Eye & Cheek Palette
  • Deluxe Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara
  • Deluxe Tarteist Clay Paint Liner in Black
  • Deluxe Liner Brush
  • Deluxe Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint in Obvi

Individual Product Breakdown

    Tarteist Eye & Cheek Palette


Tarteist Eye & Cheek Palette comes with 3 shades, Design, Fame and Abstract. This is labeled as an eye and cheek palette, but I’ve been using it for contour. These colors are so pigmented and build-able. I like the idea of having a product that can be natural, but I can build up for a wow factor! I absolutely love the formula of these, they blend out perfectly without being patchy.

I’ve been using Design as my contour color and am absolutely loving it! I have had such hard time with contour colors not working with my fair skin. They are usually too warm for my complexion and end up too gold or orange. Design is a pinky toned nude color that works perfectly with my complexion.

The color Fame is a stunning deep brown color with a hint of shimmer. I recently did makeup on a photoshoot for someone with fantastically tanned skin and this, blended out with Design on her cheekbones, was to die for! It translated so well on film and gave the perfect depth.

The largest pan in this palette is for the color Abstract, which is the most breathtaking rose-y color blush. This is bold and amazing, but blends down very natural, if you apply with a light hand. I seriously cannot say enough about this little palette alone. I have worn this everyday since purchasing.

Deluxe Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara

The Deluxe Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara is a great product. This mascara applies evenly and very smooth. I haven’t noticed any flaking or smudging while wearing this. It isn’t exactly insane lengthening or voluminous; This type of mascara is perfect for natural makeup look, or to wear under false lashes.

Deluxe Tarteist Clay Paint Liner in Black & Deluxe Liner Brush

Deluxe Tarteist Clay Paint Liner in Black & Deluxe Liner Brush we can chat about together, since you cant use one without the other. I have seen this product all over social media and its been mostly positive reviews. I was so on the fence about purchasing this because I am VERY particular about eyeliner, but when I saw it funded in this set, I had to get it. When it comes to eyeliner, I need something completely back, completely matte and completely smudge proof. I have officially found my holy grail eyeliner. THIS STUFF IS AMAZING!

Theres a flat round piece at the tip of this that the eyeliner is dispensed into. I lightly dip my bush into the product and spread it around on that flat round piece to fully coat the Deluxe Liner Brush. Applying this is a dream, I can get very precise lines and wings that are incredibly sharp and sculpted. It goes on smooth and creamy but dries down instantly. This wears so well throughout the day, it doesn’t crunch together or get stiff at all. I will be repurchasing this for sure as soon as I run out.

Deluxe Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint in Obvi

Deluxe Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint in Obvi is a perfect light apricot pinky/nude shade. This is a sticky gloss, but not so sticky that its uncomfortable. I really love this shade, it goes with a ton of looks and layers well over other lipsticks.

Overall: Would I recommend?

Overall, this set is collectively amazing. After applying foundation, concealer and powder I can complete an entire full face with just these items, and that says a lot of someone like me who uses a million products every morning. The only thing I could think of changing/adding would be to throw a small highlighter pan in the palette so that you could really create a dynamite look. Honesty, thats not even a big complaint for me, its just the only thing that comes to mind when trying to thinks of the cons of this product.

These colors play well with each other, and are neutral enough to pair will with pretty much every look. I would 100000% recommend this collection. I’m kind of obsessed with Tarte to begin with so I had high hopes going into this. Those high hopes were met and exceeded!

I picked this up for $22 during a sale, which is not longer happening but if you spend more that $35 on any Tarte products on ulta.com, they will give you a free setting spray (this promo is listed from now-06/24).

Just a quick side note, this is not sponsored. Nor are my other blog posts or Instagram posts. I just love giving my opinion on products, especially high end items that people may be unsure about picking up. I know I love seeing beauty blogger reviews before investing in pricey items. These value sets are the perfect way to check things out without the hefty price tag.

I hope this was helpful for those looking into Tarte’s products! Please feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions or if you have experience with these products! I would love to hear others thoughts on these items.

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