Tarte Cosmetics Makeup and Skin Care Haul

As you may know (or probably should know by now) I might have a slight obsession with Tarte Cosmetics....




Just kidding, I have a HUGE obsession with Tarte Cosmetics and they're products just seem to be getting better and better! They recently had a sale on their website (but let's be honest, they always have some kind of amazing sale) and I just had to take advantage of it!


Check out a few (many) of the products I picked up from their online store :)




Shape tape


I mean come on... it's shape tape. It speaks for itself.


the sculptor slenderizing stick


Most natural contouring stick that gives you a flawless skin finish that's easy and creamy to blend. See why I love this more in my June Favorites blog.


Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara


So far this mascara is ok... but it'll be difficult to keep me away from my Maybelline big shot but I'll give it a couple more chances. It does give me some pretty good volume with a couple layers. 


Amazonian clay 12 hours blush in fiesty (rose)


It's a bit difficult to get out of the pan (which I've found with most of the amazonian clay products), but along with all the other amazonian clay products, once it does it looks super natural and blends pretty easy. This blush is not too pigmented, which is perfect because I hate pigmented blushes. There's nothing worse than picking up some pink and never being able to blend it off your cheeks.


color splash hydrating lipstick in island life (rosy mauve)


...not a fan. Just not a fan. It is creamy and hydrated, but I prefer lipsticks that are kiss proof and this color just doesn't work for me.


Skin Care


Rainforest of the Sea Deep dive cleansing gel


I have bought this a grand total of FOUR times now... Yes, 4! It just feels so good on the skin, cleanses everything and is perfect when mixed with an exfoliant. Not really much more good I can say about it. 


Rainforest of the Sea marine boosting mist


I don't need this during the day (because oily skin), so I use this before applying moisturizer for extra hydration and it works. Smells pretty good too!


Maracuja Oil


Ride or die product. No further explanation for this!


Pack your bags 911 Under eye rescue patches


This is my first time using these patches and they feel good! I don't have problems with under eye bags but it's the perfect refresher after a long hot day in Vegas.


Is it helping reduce puffiness and brighten? I have no idea. But, will I rebuy them?






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How Colourpop Just Changed the Game for Makeup Lovers

If you are a fan of cheap makeup, you probably know who Colourpop is.


They were my first purchase when it came to liquid lipsticks and they pretty much changed my life! Smudge proof, long lasting and not too drying either (to some they are, but I can tolerate it)


Not only that.. they are also $6 each! 


Just take a look at their site. Most of their products range from $5-$15 for bundle options and their quality is absolutely amazing! 


I don't know if it is just me though, but I noticed something a bit different from their product selection with their recent collab with iluvsarahii (or Karen, if you can't pronounce her Youtube name like me)


From this collection (which is absolutely to DIE for) you can buy 2 eyeshadow palettes, 3 different lips and 3 lip liners for either $69 or $60, or buy them individually.


Wait... I can get the same thing for $69 or $60? Why would I pay more for the same thing?


BECAUSE LOOK! They are offering the PR bundle for just $9 more! 


A PR bundle?? Why would I want that??


Because every influencer has it. 


You see... if you aren't familiar with the beauty community, basically a PR bundle/package is something sent to a Youtuber or influencer directly from the brand. The Youtuber can then do whatever they want with it (make a video review, Instagram unboxing, snapchat unboxing, giveaway, throw it away, whatever! With no strings attached.)


Anyone who watches Youtube or follow beauty influencers DIES a bit when they see these elaborate packages (at least I do!). I often find myself wanting so badly to get a PR package myself filled with so many products!


I mean come on, who wouldn't want a full line of athletic clothing with their new make up!


But with Colourpop, now you can actually have the PR package yourself!! For a good $9 more, which, if you are already paying $60, why not tackle on another $9 for the PR box and packaging, because come on... look at how GORGEOUS it is!


This is the first time I have ever seen a brand offering a PR package for sale to the general public and as pictured, it has been sold out every time I've been to the website. 

Is this going to be a new trend? Maybe. Is it crazy to spend more money just to look or feel like a real beauty influencer? Maybe. Did it work for Colourpop?




I love seeing brands do stuff like this and it's SO AWESOME to see how everyone is evolving and adapting to what's hot and the coolest beauty trends (at least for me, after all, I did study PR and Marketing in college!)


What are your thoughts on this? Leave a comment down below or start a discussion on my Facebook or Instagram about it! I want to see if you think this is smart or a ploy to spend more money!


More articles about makeup collabs coming soon ;) 



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