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Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Dollface- Swatches& Review

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Probably every blogger, youtuber, makeup artist, you name it owns a tarte blush! But they can be a little pricey ($26) so I leaped onto ulta.com when they had 20% off and knew I had to have one. I bought the iconic shade "dollface". I get happy when I look at this little baby! It is round and pink! compact! gold writing!  The shade I have is "dollface".
There are NO:
parabens, mineral oil, gluten and a couple of other chemicals
It IS:
cruelty free
vegan It is like a powder compact meaning it has the blush on one side and a mirror on the other. Just look at the design imprint! To me it looks like a path in the jungle.  I was trying to show the color accurately. Here is a thick swatch. And then blended out. On my pale skin it gives a lovely flush that looks not over done but healthy.
As the day wears on it stays very very well!


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It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Eyeshadow Palette (Matte)- Review & Swatches

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This palette costs $42 at Ulta.com or the It cosmetics website. I bought mine on sale for 20% off. It is an all matte eyeshadow palette with a "transforming pearl" shade to make eye looks shimmery.  The box it came in is light pink with gold detailing.  The back of the box matches the back of the actual palette. It has the little heart bunny showing cruelty free(No animal testing). There are .028 oz X 14 shades and 1.82 g ( 0.064 oz)for the transforming shade.  The outside of the palette is a unique not velvety but sort of fluffy or plush feeling.  With flash Without Flash Here is the first row:
Sheer Joy- Matte white (Doesn't show up on my pale arm)
Soft Light- Taupe with a hint of olive to it
Warmth- Light brown (Perfect for blending or crease)
Soulful- Pinky rose (used in two of my looks)
Mocha- A deeper taupe with a hint of green but does not look green on eyes or swatched out
Violet- A violet that is deeper and more pigmented than it seems! Be warned
Midnight- A de…

Maybelline Master Glaze Blush Stick- Pinched Pink- Review & Swatches

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This cute little "master glaze" has been getting almost all great reviews. So I thought I would add the input of someone who has sensitive skin, that doesn't like cream products. Its only about $6 but is it worth it?  I personally love the packaging and how cute and little it is. It is very street art like probably trying to target teens.  It had a clear top that allows you to see the actual color.  When you take off the lid and roll up the product, you can see that it is large packaging and little product. Very similar to the foundation stick they made a while back. Here is a swatch on my arm, un-blended. The shade I have is Pinched Pink. Blended out it is wearable and natural looking and not very dewy. Here is one way to apply sweep on to cheeks and then blend with a stippling brush. (elf small stipple). Another way is to blend with fingers.  Or use stipple or fingers from product to the cheeks. Here is how it looks. Very girly, soft, and natural looking. However, the…

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My Makeup of the day & Tutorial

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This is similar to my it cosmetics valentines look but I am a little happier with this look. It is a pinky brown eye look that mathes well with rosy cheeks and lips.

After priming my eyes I took a pink with a slight glitter and placed it all over the lid as a base shade; smashbox "pink" For my crease I mixed a matte pink and matte brown the shade is similar to makeup geek "cupcake"; I used it cosmetics "soulful" and "warmth" To add a glow i took a light not too pigmented shimmery shade to blend everything together; smashbox "citrine"  Then i took a matte white and matte light pink mixed on brow and a shimmery pearl for inner corner; it cosmetics "sheer joy" and "love" and then smashbox "pearl"  on inner corner Here's how it turned out!
( With mascara in this pic) The only eye brushes used were a crease brush( real techniques) a shadow brush (a tjmaxx brand) and an inner corner briuah (elf smudge) Here…

Valentines Look 2- Drugstore Full Face

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So in the last post I used an expensive palette and this time it will be all drugstore makeup and a more shimmery look. Lots of pictures!! Here's how it turned out, look below to find out how!
1. Prime eyes using Maybelline Color Tattoo in "Barely Branded" 2. Apply a champagne shade all over the lid to set the cream. Wet n Wild walking on eggshells eyelid shade. 3.  Blend a matte brown into the crease- taupe. Sonia Kashuk eyes on neutrals 4. Apply a purple to outer half of the lid to break the pink tradition. Wet n wild Petal Pusher Palette 5. Blend Blend Blend! 6. Apply browbone shade. Petal Pusher "white" browbone shade 7. Inner corner! Walking on eggshells browbone shade 8. Eyeliner. Jordana Shadow Stick in Prolong Purple 9. See how it looks and adjust whatever needs changing. I added more brown to my crease.
Here's the result:
Face products used: Revlon Colorstay- Combo/Oily "ivory" Rimmel London Powder Maybelline Instant age rewind concealer…