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Captivating

This is my second ever Tarte purchase. I used their Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara for a little while until I switched to my favorite Marc Jacobs one. It was a really nice mascara, I’m think to go back to it for a little while…

Anyway, I decided to invest in one of their blushes (it’s like 35$ CAD a pop!), because apparently they’re super amazing with pigmentation and color choices. So I took the plunge and got myself Captivating (based on some color swatches on the Sephora website). It was a bit of a risk to purchase a color not knowing if it would suit my skin tone or not…However, once I received it, I quickly swatched it on my hand.

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The blush is so buttery and very pigmented! I just need to gently tap my brush into the pan and apply it using a stippling motion because it allows me to control how much blush I put on. Because they are so pigmented, a little goes a long way! Captivating is a peachy bright blush, which I find nice for both day and night, depending on how much you put on. I have a light hand when it comes to blush because I don’t want it to look crazy (I have been guilty of looking clownish :S).

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I have an olive skin-tone and sometimes I find that peach doesn’t look that great on me. But this color is soooo beautiful on. My skin tone loves this baby! I’m super happy that I took the plunge and I would definitely purchase more from that range. What I also love about the blush is that there is no shimmer in it, so it looks more natural on the skin.

I can confidently say that Tarte Amazonian clay blushes are definitely SUPERIOR in terms of texture, pigmentation, and staying power. I am sure to invest in more colors!

 

 

 

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Marc Jacobs Beauty-Mini Review…

If I ever had to choose a designer or a brand to use forever for the rest of my life without ands, ifs or buts…I would always choose Marc Jacobs. He’s such a talented designer and I simply love his work. To die for!! Him and Dolce & Gabbana have always been my favorite.

But when it comes to cosmetics, Marc Jacobs is my pick. I have tried many lipsticks, perfumes and now I dove into trying his mascara and gel eyeliner. From every brand out there that I have tired, Marco Jacobs’ cosmetics left me with a very positive outlook and it just does it for me. Marc is my hero!!!

So the Velvet Noir Mascara is the best mascara I have used to date, even though it is not waterproof and you have to be careful when you burst out laughing in tears X). Okay it’s up there with Benefit’s They’re real! (I love that one too..but Velvet Noir is going to be my favortie for the next while…) I absolutely love the Velvet Noir and even though it adds major volume, I manage to make it look natural by removing excess product from the brush. You can make your lashes look extravagant and clumpy by layering it on. But if I do one gentle swipe, I get exactly what I am looking for and that’s enough volume. Since I have long lashes, I don’t need loads of product. For the price (33$ CAD at Sephora), this mascara is totally worth it. I will say that hands down hands down…the best mascara I’ve ever tried!!! Gives full, long, gorgeous and glamorous lashes. I don’t know how else to describe this baby besides saying it’s a game changer.

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Since I was feeling testing out the mascara, I also took the chance and time to try the Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in the color Sunset 74 (31$ CAD at Sephora). It’s a beautiful golden bronze shimmery color that just compliments my olive skin ever so slightly. It’s subtle but still shiny. I put it on my waterline and it stays put all day. The formula is just fantastic! It’s so luxurious and glides easily without tugging or hurting your eyeballs. It’s literally a bold statement, depending on the color you choose, with an extreme-wear. It’s waterproof and it delivers instant color payoff. I sometimes even choose to smudge it out and it comes out very nice and sultry. This crayon comes with a sharpener, so you just have to pop out the black sharpener and twist the tip of Highliner to sharpen. I don’t really use the sharpener but it’s good to have in case.

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So this is what both of these products look like on me in action:

 

Have you guys tried these liners or this mascara?? What are your thoughts…please let me know in a comment below!

Cheers xo