Tarte Amazonian Clay Gem Powder Foundation

I tried the new Tarte Amazonian clay gem powder foundation in 22S light sand and is described as “Talc-free, loose powder foundation with natural finish”

Available on Tarte image from Tarte website

I had to go a shade lighter, 22S, than I would normally, 26N, because they were sold out (and still are) of that shade.

I was in a rush when I applied this and I didn’t have time to test it before going ham on my face.

I used the puff that comes with the powder and applied it at my undereye area thinking I would be able to swipe off excess powder. WRONG. This powder stuck to my skin like it was painted on.

I spent about five minutes switching between a brush and puff trying to blend off the powder and blending it onto the rest of my face.

It ended up looking OK, even though it felt like solidified dough on my face.

Since then I’ve used it again a couple of times, each time carefully patting a small amount on my skin.

I don’t think it’s anything groundbreaking; maybe I have to use it more to really decide.

Maybelline Dream BB Fresh 8-in-1 Skin Perfector

I’ve been testing out new foundations/BB cream/CC creams lately and today I used the Maybelline Dream BB Fresh 8-in-1 Skin Perfector

I purchased it at Ulta which carries 5 non-inclusive shades, not sure if the brand carries a larger variety elsewhere.

I purchased 120 medium which looked to have a neutral undertone in the swatches provided. It came out a little darker than I thought it would but it applied nicely once I spread it out and matched my skin.



Since it is a BB cream the color of the product is more forgiving.

I set the cream using the new elf Camo pressed powder. I think they look nice together but either my skin is too dry for this or I need something more skin smoothing.

It’s a nice light BB cream that helps even out skin tone and provides you with spf 30.

I went over some areas I wanted more coverage on with concealer.

This is a product I’ll keep using before I give my final thoughts.

Have you tried this? What are your thoughts and do you have recommendations of other light to medium coverage products I should try?

This has been in my drafts for a cool second and since then I’ve misplaced the product *face-palm*

Colourpop Makeup look

Here’s a quick makeup look using mostly Colourpop products.

Some of the products are no longer available so I figured I’d provide swatches in case anyone wanted to recreate the look or use similar colors!

At Forest Sight eyeshadow palette
ALT lippie pencil (as liner)
Best Intention Lippie Stix
Flynn lux liquid lipstick
Tick blush
Main Attraction highlighter

I appreciate that I’m able to use the lippie pencils as eyeliners because I would never use green as a lip color lol.

I love the blushes and highlighters and wish they were still available. I feel like I’ve used these products so much, and the highlighter is on my pan project, but I haven’t hit pan yet and barely made a dent!

I wish Colourpop had a bronzer I could use but I’ve found their bronzer to be too light, too orange or too stiff and hard to blend.

Let me know if you own any of these products!

Juvia’s Place Rebel Quad

I love green eyeshadow. I don’t consider it to be an everyday color but I will still collect all the green shadows like a racoon collects shiny objects

My latest acquisition is the Juvia’s Place Rebel Quad

Image from Ulta.com

The Quad is actually much darker in real life and not having a base or crease color stumped me at first.

I used Limone Squeezy from the Colourpop Limoncello to use a base/crease color.

What are you thoughts on this color story? Is it something you’d pick up if you don’t already have it?

Moira Cosmetics Love You A Latte

I usually try do my makeup everyday for a couple of reasons. It makes me feel ready for the day and, I have a lot it it to use up!

Normalmente intento usar maquillaje todos los días. Primero por que me hace sentir lista para el día, y segundo ¡por que tengo tanto que usar!

Recently I’ve been going without doing my makeup a day here and there and it makes me feel guilty because, again, I have so much of it to use up. To make up for it, I try to take advantage and use these days to test makeup looks, color combos, eyeliner style etc. Especially when it comes to bright or bold colors.

Recientemente e pasado un día aquí y allá sin usar maquillaje y me siento culpable por tanto que tengo por usar así es de que e tratado de usar estos días para probar diferentes estilos y combinaciones de colores.

This time I pulled out the Moira Cosmetics Love You A Latte and just use colors that appealed to me.

Esta vez use la paleta de Moira Cosmetics I Love You A Latte para ver que combinaciones me salían

It’s a neutral palette with a pop of yellow and blue that makes it a tad more exciting.

Esta es una paleta neutral con un amarillo y in azul que resaltan.

The color thar attracted me to this palette is Up To You so I try to use it in as many looks as possible. It doesn’t look like it but it’s an olive green color.

El color que me atrajo a esta paleta es el verde Up To You así es de que lo trato de usar lo más posible. No parece en la foto pero es un color aceituna.

For this look I used Love You, Up To You, Serenity and Indulge. I didn’t think Indulge would feel as wearable as it does!

Indulge no se me asía tan usable como lo es en esta look.

Natasha Denona Retro Palette look Vol I

This year I gave in to the “pink February” theme.

But listen, it’s because of all these great eyeshadow palettes!

My first “February” look (not that I’m planing more or anything) is using the Natasha Denona Retro palette

I’m a sucker for pretty much all of her palettes. Off the top of my head I can only think of one formula, one color in one palette that I don’t like. It’s that gold color in the Gold Palette. Brass. It’s just like flakey gold flakes.

Anyway, this palette doesn’t have any of that. While it may look monochromatic and boring, I love the colors available. You can do a “one and done” on the lid with pretty much all of these shades,of you can come up with a lighter pink look. There’s space for a smokey look, even a taupe-y look.

I’ll admit I may need help with color descriptions but we’re going to ignore that.

For this look I used: nude mauve , go-go, groove, jude, hello

Additional products used :
-Dr Denese Defense Cream *
-Tatcha loose powder
-Maybelline fit me matte & Pore less pressed powder in 230
-Moira Summer Vibes bronzer and Tender Rose blush
-W3ll People Mascara *
-Melt Cosmetics Old Rose Lipstick

*gifted