Alright girls, let's talk makeup. Who doesn't love to play dress up and try out new things? I know I do. I spend hundreds of dollars every year on impulse buys... to the point where my husband just tells me to steer clear anytime we're walking by Sephora or the Nordstrom beauty counter... whatever. Still, it's always fun to play with new products, especially when those products are freebies! That's right folks, Tarte has a new Amazonian Clay Waterproof Collection out, and this lucky girl got to test out a few of their pieces.
Let's discuss what I got. First of all, there's the gel waterproof liners. Each package comes equipped with the perfect liner brush (that's a $54 value for a retail price of only $22!), which makes application easy peasy. I tried two different colors, black and plum, and each one blended seamlessly. There are two ways to wear this type of liner: 1) if you're going for the cat-eye look, you can use the thinner end of the brush, applying it directly by the lash line, stroking out at the very end; 2) you can also try sporting the "bedroom eyes", by following the step described previously, and then smudging the liner upwards with the thicker end of the brush. I have recently mastered the application of bedroom eyes in plum, which makes my green eyes pop, while giving me that smoldering look (obsessed). You can really stretch the range of how you use these liners - tight and simple for the office, smudged and dramatic for a night time look.
The other two products, the black waterproof eye pencil and the cream eyeshadow, have become my new daily favorites! The color, black for the liner, and seashell pink for the shadow, is unbelievably pigmented, and it stays on for hooooours! Overall rating? 5/5!
I've always loved reading product reviews, and I'm thinking I'll be writing a lot more of them myself from now on. Next weekend I'm heading to L.A. for the International Makeup Artist Trade Show (IMATS), and I couldn't be more excited. Sitting in on some classes and stocking up on all the latest products is what it's all about. Is anyone else going? If not, don't worry, I'll be sure to take plenty of pictures and share everything I learn with you here! Have a good weekend everyone!