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....

 

Might...

 

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 :)

 

Beauty

 

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?

 

Absolutely.

 

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June Beauty and Skin Care Favorites

A little late, but here they are! (and no, this isn't a Tarte Haul, they're just my favorite brand ;) )

 

Tarte Shape Tape

 

I know I'm extremely late to the party on this one, but I just couldn't give up my Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer!

 

Until.... it because too light for my skin. I had a bit of a tan now and I wanted to try a cheaper concealer, so I went for shape tape because everyone has raved about it, and rightfully so.

 

It gives the ultimate full coverage, blends out flawlessly with a beauty blender and a little goes a very long way! I won't be giving this up for a while!

 

Tarte the Sculptor Face Slenderizer 

 

Yes, another Tarte product! I actually had this for a while but the color I had was way too light. In addition, my skin is pretty patchy so it's hard to blend out any cream on top of my foundation already.

 

BUT! Everyone saw the KKW contour coming out and I wanted to get it but it sold out so quick... SO I went to find this again on Tarte and they (conveniently) had a sale so I got this for $10 ($38 less than KKW) and I have fallen in love! 

 

It's so creamy, blends out perfectly and they have an option for pretty much every skin tone. They even sell these with dual ended highlighters if you want that option. I had that as my first product and the highlight was "ok"... not as creamy as the contour but still pretty. So if you're looking for a cheaper option for the KKW, this is your product.

 

Urban Decay De-Slick Oil Control Setting Spray

 

Everyone raves about the all-nighter setting spray, which I admit is pretty good. However, I love this one SO much more because it actually, REALLY does a great job at controlling oil (no gimmicks)

 

I "double-set" my makeup look so I can get ultimate oil control: once after the face is finished, and once after my entire makeup look is done. I believe this gives me about an extra 3 hours of lasting power before my makeup decides to creep in, which is so worth it.

 

Benefit Moisturizer

 

Yay skin care! I needed something with SPF and this was the one thing I knew of and wanted to try. It feels so great on the skin, non greasy, smells amazing and has SPF 15 so I can use this in the Vegas heat! It is a bit pricey for a moisturizer in my opinion, but the packaging is so cute and you're paying for the Benefit quality and name!

 

What are some of your favorites from June? (and if you say the jaclyn hill palette, I will be very upset... currently waiting for that restock...)

 

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5 Summer Skin Care Tips

It's officially the first day of Summer! (or if you're in Vegas like me, it's BEEN here, aka 116 degrees today...)

 

This comes with great weather but also some potential danger for our skin, and I'm not just talking about sunburn!

 

Dark spots, wrinkles, dryness; all of these things can be results of increased sun exposure and high heat. 

 

Follow these few steps to help protect your skin from the harsh summer weather!

 

1. Hydrate!

Moisture starts from within! Since most of us won't be able to drink a gallon a day which is recommended (yeah, that's a lot of water), try to just keep a water bottle by your side at all times.

Hydration also occurs with your moisturizer. Start using an "intense nourishing" moisturizer at night. Grab a sheet mask or two that hydrates skin for additional night moisture, and relaxation!

 

2. Sunscreen

Let's go ahead and get this one out of the way. Even if you won't be exposed to the sun for very long periods of time, sunscreen is important!

Since I don't enjoy having a white tint on my face, I typically choose to use a day moisturizer with SPF, in addition to foundation with SPF! Double duty coverage to ensure safe skin!

 

3. Sunglasses

These are actually more important than you think! Protecting your eyes from the sun, protects you from those nasty crows feet! Since you don't typically put moisturizers and sunscreen around your eyes, they need a little extra protection. 

 

4. Exfoliate

None of your deep hydrating moisturizers, toners or masks can penetrate your skin barrier if there are dead skin cells blocking entry. Gently exfoliate your skin 1 or 2 times a week to ensure fresh and clean skin prepped and ready for moisture!

 

5. moisturize

Maracuja oil is BY FAR my go to product in my daily routine, but is extremely important in the summer. I have combination skin and it is super dry around the smile lines. Applying the oil ensures deeper hydration in my skin.

I put a bit of this over my entire face after a day out on the strip or sitting by the pool to make sure my skin isn't overly dry! 

 

 

Want to know some of my favorite skin care products for the summer? Stay tuned this week for more summer blogs ;)

 

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