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Smokey Weekend Face

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Cause who says you can’t crack out a smokey eye on an uneventful Sunday? I’ve been playing around with my makeup stash recently and have been creating a few new looks that I’ve been absolutely loving, so it’s about time I shared a few of those with you. So today we’ll start with my favourite and most simple of them all, the easy smokey eye featuring my coveted Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye palette.

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New Products I Can’t Wait to Try

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You can consider this a bit of a haul I guess; a pile of products I received for Christmas and recently purchased for myself. My face has been pretty bare lately and it’s been a solid few weeks since I’ve opened the makeup drawers, so it’s time to look into these new products and get excited for some new things to play with.

Let’s start with the most exciting, the Kat Von D Shade & Light Eye Contour Palette. As you may or may not know, this little baby has been on my wish list for about two years now. My mother-in-law must be a frequent reader since she absolutely nailed it this Christmas. This package was ripped open with a squeal of joy! I can’t wait to give this a go and test out all the different looks that you can create with this palette. Following along in the eye category is the Tarte Tarteist Clay Paint Liner and brush. A friend of mine gave me an awesome Tarte set for Christmas that included this guy, which I had previously been dying to try out. I’ve already given it a go once, but that had a disastrous outcome. YouTube is going to have to help me out with this one cause it’s just not working, but I know it can be fabulous. And last but not least for the eyes, the amazing Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara which I’ve used before in the past, but am so happy to have back in my life.

Then on to two fabulous highlights (I’ve really upped my highlight game recently). First we have the Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlighter for an iridescent highlight. Besides swatching this I haven’t tried it yet, but I’ve heard amazing things. And then most exciting of it all, the Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop! If you haven’t heard of this then you’re living under a rock. Expect a full review of this coming soon.

Then we have the Beauty Blender. I’m not sure why or how I’ve never picked one of these up in the past, but boy am I glad I’ve done so now. I’ve had cheaper versions of this blending sponge in the past but when people say the Original Beauty Blender is best, they’re right. Such a smooth, flawless finish. I’ve used it twice and can’t wait to make it a daily habit. Then finally we have another amazing Christmas gift, the Too Faced Melted Berry Liquified Long Wear Lipstick. My two friends and I do a makeup exchange each Christmas and this was a perfect shade picked out for me! Can’t wait to take it out on the town!

Do you have any new products you’re excited to try? Have you tried any of these? Share you thoughts friends!

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Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation

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If you haven’t been able to tell lately, I have recently fallen deep in love with all things Tarte. This time it’s the Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation. 

I may be a bit late to the realm of powdered foundation; late as in the phase has come and already gone and is really not a thing anymore. I’ve never used a powder foundation before, assuming that it doesn’t actually do anything. But with my newfound and deep love of Tarte, and a search for something new to achieve a flawless face, I found myself walking out of Ulta on my recent Florida trip with this beautiful powder compact. I had someone help figure out which shade was best for my face and I brought home the shade Light-Medium Neutral for a few days trial.

I used my favourite Real Techniques Expert Face Brush to apply the powder, although I think I may be in search of something a little less dense in the future. I started in the centre of my face and blended the powder into a primed face. I love the way it smooths on and how soft it feels on my face. The nice thing about this is Tarte’s amazonian clay formula which works with the natural oils in your face to balance your skin tones. Therefore it won’t make you skin too dry or too oily and won’t flake and settle into fine lines, wrinkles, or blemishes. The results truly are an “airbrushed” effect and my skin looks and feels flawless. Better results than I could have ever imagined from a powdered foundation.

Tarte has really been killing it lately with all of their products. From liquid foundations, concealers, mascara, and now powdered foundations, I think I can safely say that Tarte may be the #1 brand in my drawers at the moment.

What Tarte products are your favourite? Which should I try next?

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