—December 23, 2014—

TARTE Chic to Cheek Deluxe Amazonian Clay Blush Set


Tarte Chic to Cheek Deluxe Amazonian Clay Blush Set retails for $26.25 USD ($31.50 CAD) and contains four deluxe sized blushes (4 x 0.05 oz.) This set is limited-edition and exclusive to Tarte. It is said to be "an exclusive deluxe gift set featured Tarte's award-winning, celebrity-favorite blushes in 4 limited-edition shades."

Amour is described as a candy pink. [LE]
Classic is described as a soft apricot pink. [LE]
Daydream is described as a rosy pink. [LE]
Prim is described as a plum nude. [LE]

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"Dance “chic to cheek” with this delightful, 4-piece set of best-selling, long-wearing blushes infused with skin-balancing Amazonian clay. The heavenly, limited-edition shades deliver up to 12 hours of fade-free, flawless wear, even as you’re up in the clouds, dancing the night away. This romantically designed set also comes in gorgeous gift box packaging and is ideal for any blush enthusiast on your gift list."
The Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blushes retail for $26 USD ($31 CAD) and contain 0.20 oz. of product. This set isn't necessarily a value, but you are getting to try four shades for the price of one regular sized blush.

While the compact is slightly smaller than the full-sized version, the only real difference is that they don't contain a mirror. The pans are still large enough to easily pick up product with a brush and the formula was consistent with the regular Amazonian Clay Blushes.

Amour is a light-medium, pink with hints of coral, warm undertones and very fine gold shimmer. The texture was soft, smooth, pigmented and blended out nicely and evenly on the skin. The fine shimmer was hardly noticeable once applied but the color was buildable. This shade wore well for +8.5 hours. (5/5)
Classic is a light-medium, pink peach with warm undertones and a satin matte finish. The texture was soft, smooth, pigmented and blended out nicely and evenly on the skin. This shade was the least buildable of the bunch and wore well for +8 hours. (5/5)
Daydream is a medium-dark, rosy plum with warm undertones and a satin matte finish. The texture was dense, smooth, pigmented and lightly powdery on the skin. This shade was buildable and blended out nicely and evenly on the skin. It wore well for +8.5 hours. (5/5)
Prim is a medium-dark, muted dusty rose with hints of brown, warm undertones and a satin matte finish. The texture was dense, smooth, pigmented and lightly powdery on the skin. This shade was buildable and blended out nicely and evenly on the skin. It wore well for +8 hours. (5/5)

Overall, the blushes do fall short of the 12-hour claim, but they are a longer-lasting blush that is pigmented and buildable. While they do tend to be slightly dense in the pan, the texture and formula was no different than the regular versions. This set makes a wonderful gift so whether you're planning on last minute gifting to family, friends or yourself, I highly recommend checking this set out!
Tarte Chic to Cheek Deluxe Amazonian Clay Blushes

Tarte Chic to Cheek Deluxe Amazonian Clay Blushes

Tarte Chic to Cheek Deluxe Amazonian Clay Blushes

Tarte Chic to Cheek Deluxe Amazonian Clay Blushes
(L-R: Amour, Classic, Daydream, Prim)

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Amour

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Amour

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Amour

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Amour

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Classic

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Classic

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Classic

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Classic

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Daydream

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Daydream

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Daydream

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Daydream

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Prim

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Prim

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Prim

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Prim

Disclaimer: All products featured were purchased by me for personal use.

—December 22, 2014—

Tutorial | New Years Silver + Grey Glitter Smokey Eyes


Happy Holidays! I sported this look back at Halloween but decided to share it for those still on the hunt for a blingin' New Years look. Be sure to LIKE! this video if you want to keep seeing tutorials!

Products Featured:
  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance
  • MAC Pigment in White
  • Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Eyeshadow in Frisk
  • Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Eyeshadow in Undone
  • Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow in Crave
  • Lit Clearly Liquid Glitter Base
  • Lit Glitter in Hello Sunshine
  • MAC Glitter in Grey
  • MAC Chromagraphic Pencil in Black Black
  • Make Up For Ever Mascara in Smoky Extravagant
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Liner in Perversion
  • Sephora Collection Lashes in Celebrity
  • MAC Sculpting Powder in Sculpt
  • Becca Mineral Blush in Gypsy
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light
  • Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Be Free
Disclaimer: All product(s) featured were purchased by me for personal use.

—December 19, 2014—

BUXOM Winner Takes All Lip Set


Buxom Winner Takes All Lip Set retails for $32 USD ($40 CAD) and contains 3 Full-On Lip Cream (0.07 oz.) and 3 Full-On Lip Polish (0.07 oz.) The set is limited-edition and exclusive to Sephora. It is said to be "a mini collection of six Full-On lip polishes and lip creams."

Berry Blast is described as a vivid fuchsia. [P] 
Creamsicle is described as a peach sorbet. [P]
White Russian is described as a nude pink. [P]
Chloe is described as a dollface pink. [P]
Sophia is described as a sweetheart pink. [P]
Trixie is described as a 24-karat pink. [P]

"Smear on these tingling, lip-plumping glosses. With three sheer, shimmering lip polishes and a trio of sleek, lip creams in delicious shades, this set offers an array of lip shades to leave lips looking voluptuous."
The Full-On Lip Creams retail for $19 USD ($23 CAD) and contain 0.14 oz. of product. The Full-On Lip Polishes retail for $19 USD ($23 CAD) and contain 0.15 oz. of product. The deluxe glosses in this set are roughly half the size of a full-sized tube. With that said, this set is a $55 USD ($67 CAD) value  you're getting to try six shades for just under the price of two regular tubes.

The glosses have a doe-foot applicator and a light minty scent that can be tasted on initial application. Buxom glosses are known for having a subtle plumping effect that gives your lips a fuller look. The tingling sensation isn't as extreme as some lip plumping products, it doesn't burn but you can still feel the product working.

Berry Blast is a medium-dark, fuchsia pink with cool undertones and a creamy finish. This shade applied semi-opaque, tacky and settled into the fine lines of my lips due to the milky consistency. It lasted +3 hours before fading. (4/5) 
Creamsicle is a light-medium, coral pink with warm undertones and a creamy finish. This shade applied semi-opaque, tacky and had a thicker consistency than your average gloss. Due to the milky appearance of the gloss, I noticed the color settled into the fine lines of my lips. It lasted +3 hours before fading. (4/5)
White Russian is a light-medium, peachy pink with warm undertones and a creamy finish. This shade applied semi-opaque, tacky and had an uneven appearance due to the milky color settling into the fine lines of my lips. It lasted +3 hours before fading. (4/5)
Chloe is a light-medium, peach coral with warm undertones and a fine shimmer. This shade applied sheer but had a high shimmer content that was noticeable on the lips. It lasted +3.5 hours before fading. (4/5)
Sophia is a light-medium, pink mauve with warm undertones and a fine shimmer. This shade applied sheer, tacky and had a light, creamy consistency making the shimmer not as noticeable and the product settle into any fine lines. It lasted +3 hours before fading. (4/5)
Trixie is a medium-dark, pink coral with warm undertones and a fine shimmer. This shade applied sheer but had a high shimmer content that was noticeable on the lips. It lasted +3.5 hours before fading. (5/5)

Overall, these glosses leave your lips looking glossy and fuller. The milky consistency of some shades does settle into the fine lines of lips, but they are colors that would look beautiful paired over other lip products. They do have a tackier texture but this causes the glosses to last longer. So, whether you're planning to gift this set, try the products out for the first time or you're a lipgloss junkie looking to get your hands on these, this set is definitely worth checking out.


Buxom Winner Takes All Lip Set

Buxom Winner Takes All Lip Set

Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in Berry Blast

Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in Berry Blast

Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in Berry Blast

Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in Berry Blast

Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in Creamsicle

Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in Creamsicle

Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in Creamsicle

Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in Creamsicle

Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in White Russian

Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in White Russian

Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in White Russian

Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in White Russian

Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Chloe

Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Chloe

Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Chloe

Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Chloe

Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Sophia

Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Sophia

Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Sophia

Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Sophia

Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Trixie

Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Trixie

Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Trixie

Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Trixie


Disclaimer: All products featured were purchased by me for personal use.