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tarte “Journey to Natural Beauty” QVC TSV

You guys know I love me a good Beauty TSV on QVC. And today’s deal is pretty amazing. It is the tarte Journey to Natural Beauty Six-Piece Collection, today only, for $59.94 (*a $165 value, fyi).

tarte journey to natural collection

The collection includes:
(1) Amazonian butter lipstick in “plummy rose”
(1) Amazonian clay 12-hour full coverage Broad Spectrum SPF 15 foundation in choice of shades: Fair, Light, Medium, Tan or Deep
(1) lights, camera, flashes! statement mascara
(1) brow architect brow shaper, liner and definer
(1) Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in “fearless”
(1) limited-edition airbrush finish bamboo foundation brush
(1) cosmetic bag (*measures 10-1/4″L x 10-3/4″H x 1/2″W)

I’ve been playing with this collection for a while and a couple of the items really stood out for me and have become staples in my bag lately. First, the butter lipstick – creamy, moisturizing and almost balm like on my lips. And the color is almost nude on me, but just color in it to make my lips look not so pale in these winter months. Second, the brush – holy smokes! The softness this brush was so good that I just sat around brushing it on my cheek and arm for many days before I even moved it to the bathroom to use to put my makeup on. I just wasn’t ready to dirty it up yet. And then, when I finally DID use it – it buffed my foundation whisper smooth. And the bag – it has already become my new travel makeup bag. Done and done.

As for the other items, the foundation was a true full coverage product. Which means it was too opaque for me and my freckles. But, it felt good on, not heavy like some full coverage can be and it seemed to last a good 6-7hours on me before I saw any fade. It felt moisturizing, without getting all greasy, which was nice on my sometimes dry skin. I wasn’t a big fan of the blush, but that was ONLY because it was too sparkly/shimmery for me – those just never look good on me any more. On you? I bet it would be really pretty. 🙂
I need to play with the mascara and the brow shaper some more, because the both look to have nice potential – the mascara has a really nice sized brush head on it and the brow pencil is multi-purpose in one stick.

So, if you are looking to add some new tarte products to your stash, or even just wanting to get started with them for the first time, I highly suggest you nab this TSV today. What say you? Do you guys already use tarte on the regular?

*Disclaimer: These products were provided by PR for editorial consideration.

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Zooey Deschanel at the 2013 Golden Globes

Zooey Deschanel Golden Globes 2013

Celebrity makeup artist Jorjee Douglas created Zooey Deschanel’s look for the 2013 Golden Globes. Her inspiration: “We always love to go very 60s with Zooey’s makeup, so we look at Brigitte Bardot and Twiggy for inspiration. We went with a modern Zooey version that made her blue eyes pop.”

Face:

Eyes:

Lips:

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Marion Cotillard at the 2013 Golden Globes

Marion Cotillard Golden Globes 2013

Celebrity makeup artist Christophe Danchaud created Marion Cotillard’s look for the 2013 Golden Globes. His inspiration: “Her statement-making couture dress is so flashy and strong on its own that I had to customize a makeup look that felt especially natural and fresh.”

Face:
Christophe mixed maracuja miracle 12-hour foundation in “medium” with tarte’s BB tinted treatment primer in “light” to ensure a glowing complexion.
To bring extra light around the eyes, he used tarte’s maracuja creaseless concealer.
Then he dusted Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in “dollface” over the apples of her cheeks up into the cheekbones.
He finished by applying a tiny bit of Amazonian clay finishing powder to minimize shine and set her look for the red carpet.

Eyes:
Christophe started by sweeping “meow” from the “call of the wild” Amazonian clay 8-shadow collector’s palette all over her lids for a splash of gold. Then he smudged skinny smolderEYES Amazonian clay waterproof liner in “onyx” at the base of her lashes to create a jet-black lashline.
For a one-of-a-kind blue, he mixed two skinny smolderEYES Amazonian clay waterproof liners. He started by lining the top lashline with skinny smolderEYES Amazonian clay waterproof liner in “amazonite blue” and then topped it with skinny smolderEYES Amazonian clay waterproof liner in “slate”.
To finish, he swept multiple coats of lights, camera, lashes 4-in-1 mascara through her lashes.

Lips:
For a natural-looking pout, he traced her lips with LipSurgence lip tint in “charmed” and then added a dab of maracuja divine shine lip gloss in “adored” for a hint of shine.

Look Like Them: Amy Adams, Met Ball 2012

“After seeing Amy’s gorgeous Giambattista Valli cream colored gown, I was inspired to transform her into a classic, “Old Hollywood” movie star.”-celebrity makeup artist Steven Sollitto

Makeup-Complexion
·To begin Steven used tarte’s clean slate flawless™ 12-hr brightening primer to prep Amy’s face.
· Using tarte’s airbrush finish bamboo foundation brush, he buffed in tarte’s Amazonian clay 12-hour full coverage foundation with Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in light for a perfect satin finish.

Makeup-Cheeks
· Next, Steven swirled tarte’s Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in blushing bride on Amy’s cheeks, followed by a light layer of tarte’s maracuja blush & glow brightening luminizer and cheek tint in candlelight on her cheek bones to create radiance and a subtle sheen.

Makeup-Eyes
· Steven started with a soft wash of shimmering golden peach from tarte’s neutralEYES eye shadow palette volume II on Amy’s lids.
· To add further definition, he applied tarte’s Amazonian clay waterproof cream eyeshadow in plum smoke along her lashlines and into her creases.
· He finished by lining her eyes with tarte’s multiplEYE™ clinically-proven lash enhancing liquid liner and drawing outward to create a cat-eye.
· For extra volume Steven applied of two coats of tarte’s lights, camera, lashes!™ 4-1in-1 clinically-proven mascara.

Makeup-Lips
· To finish Amy’s look, Steven filled in her lips with tarte’s glamazon™ pure performance lipstick in wild to make her lips pop. (*out exclusively at Sephora in July 2012)

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Beauty Spotlight Mystery Makeup Bag 11/04/2011 – Older Girl Beauty’s Turn!

This time it is my turn to give you guys a peek into my makeup bag. This bag is currently what I have corralled in one place & doesn’t include anything randomly lying across my vanity that I may be testing or just too lazy to put in the bag (*psst – it’s probably the latter.)

Not just one, but *two* pouches to hold my goodies.

As you can see, I have two bags – one for my larger products and one for my pencils & brushes, as I got tired of digging to the bottom of the bag to find them all the time.

In my bag, you will find several of my staple items, and after cataloging it, I realize I *might* have a plum/purple theme going on:

My cute Milly bag holds a bunch of goodies!

Laura Geller Baked Marble Eyeshadow in “Amethyst/Lagoon”
Three Custom Color 3C Eyeshadow in “Cool Peony” (*makes such a great base color)
Clinique travel-size Blushwear Cream Stick in “Rosy Blush”
Elizabeth Arden sample bottle of “Pretty” Parfum Spray (*sometimes you just need a touch-up spray)
MAC “Hocus Focus Clourful Face Kit” from the “Magic, Mirth and Mischief Holiday Collection”. From 2009. (*What? Shut up. “Pretty Baby” is the prettiest beauty powder for me I have found yet. That’s why.)
Sonia Kashuk 01 Powder Brush, with Blue Handle (*One of the first brushes I ever bought many years ago, and it’s still going strong!)
Josie Maran Argan Eye Shadow in “Parfait” (*This makes a great base for those warmer colors.)
MAC Fluidline in “Dark Diversion”, from the “Stylishly Yours” collex. (*Another candidate in my eternal quest for the perfect Plum liner.)
MAC Shadestick in “Street Cool”, from the “MAC Me Over – Icelandic Cool” collex (*Makes a great smudge for a lazy smokey eye, or just a base lid color.)
Mally Beauty Eye Brightening Eye Shadow Duo in “Lavender Glow” and “Plum Glow” (*From the no longer available “Rise and Shine” collex on QVC.)
Three Custom Color Crème to Powder Blush in “Kiss My Apricot” (*I love me some cream blush!)
Sampar Prodigal Pen (*For that last minute, unexpected pimples, without irritation.)
tarte Rise & Shine Lipstain and Lipgloss in “Nude”. (*A warm nude for when you are kind of washed out, but don’t want anything obvious. And it tastes good, too.)
MAC Lipglass in “Lap of Luxury”, from the “Fabulous Felines – Palace Pedigreed” collex (*Looks scary dark in the tube, but is a nicer dark, yet sheer, color for when you go out at night.)
Flirt! Cosmetics Glamourazzi! Extreme Lip Lacquer in “Paparazzi” (*Closest thing to a real Red that you’ll see me wear.)
Three Custom Color Lip Gloss in “Just Bitten” (*This brown sheers out to a nice warm nude.)
Maybelline “Dark Circle Eraser” (*I just love the little sponge tip applicator.)
Maybelline One by One Volum’ Express Mascara (*for when I want the most natural looking lashes)
Mally Beauty Voluminzing Mascara (*for when I want big, spidery, drag queen lashes as Mally would say!)
Maybelline “The Falsies – Flared” Volum’ Express Mascara (*my go-to daily mascara for to big fluttery corner lashes)
Mally Beauty Evercolor Poreless Face Defender (*Duh! What *more* do I have to say??)
Maybelline EyeStudio Color Plush eyeshadow palette in “Spirited Seas” (*I love lining with that copper on the end.)
Maybelline Eyestudio Color Pearls in “Silver Starlet” (*I love the marbelized side so much, I have hit pan and *still* try to get some off of the side of the silver. No joke.)
Boscia BB Cream, SPF 27 PA++ (*This 5-way multi-tasker is heaven for a lazy gal like me to look somewhat pulled together on the quick.)
MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm SPF 35 (*I’m a big fan of MAC’s Prep + Prime line.)
CoverFX ConcealFX Camouflage Concealer (*color adjusts so it blends right in)
Mally Beauty Cancellation Conditioning Concealer (*This one is kinda light on me, so it’s good for those slight pinkish spots that need a quick cover, but nothing layered on.)
Ulta Brow Gel (*still one of my best ways to tame unruly brows on the quick, without needing to draw anything in.)
shu uemura Eyelash Curler (*It’s a classic.)

As you can probably tell, I might have a *smidge* of an eyeliner issue. But, if you pay attention, you might notice one thing some would say is glaringly missing:

I kind of have a thing for colored eyeliners.

Skinfood Banana Concealer Stick, from Asia (*the creamiest concealer that I have.)
Mally Beauty Brow Beauty brow fix (*I’ve never learned to use a powder, as this does the trick for me.)
Sue Devitt Eye Intensifier Pencils in “Ava” and “Gold Reef” (*Would you believe me if I told you I wore one or the other of these colors at least 5 days a week? True story!)
MAC Superslick Liquid Eye Liners in “Marked for Glamour” and “Signature Blue” (*My favorite felt tip liquid eyeliner!)
Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner in “11 – Diamond Burgundy” (*part of my neverending HG Plum eyeliner search – the color is good enough for me to ignore the stiff felt tip pen.)
Avon Glimmersticks Diamonds Eye Liner in “Emerald Glow” (*just enough sparkle, without drifting into Glittertown.)
Daniel Sandler Velvet Waterproof Eyeliner in “Velvet Grey” (*The perfect grey – almost matte, but not flat)
GOSH Cosmetics Velvet Touch Waterproof Eyeliners in “Alligator”, “Purple Stain” and “Blue Moon”. (*If I could marry these eyeliners I would, because they will be true and not leave me for anything. Seriously, these bitches don’t go ANYWHERE after you put them on. My fav bright color eyeliners!)
Bourjois Paris Contour Clubbing Waterproof Eyeliner in “grid tecktonic” (Much more amped up silver grey)
Three Custom Color Light Clarifier Pencil (*Everyone needs one of these. That is all.)
Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner in “3L – Iridescent Navy Blue” (*Who says a blue-eyed girl can’t wear blue?)
Mally Beauty 24/7 Professional Eye Lining System in “Smoldering Topaz” (*Yes, I know it’s part of a system, but I like it just fine on it’s own.)
Mally Beauty Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner in “Gunmetal”. (*Hands down my favorite eyeliner for that dark-but-not-black liner & it. doesn’t. move! Ironic for something to be called “Gunmetal” to be bulletproof?)
elf Studio Eyeshadow “C” Brush (*My most used brush. Of all.)
Bare Escentuals Flat Edge Liner (unavailable now) (*I use this for tiny concealer touch-ups.)
Sonia Kashuk Spoolie
Crown Brush Double-ended Brush (*I don’t use this one, but I keep it in my pencil case, since I can’t store it in my rock filled brush-holder.)
MAC 275SE Medium Angled Shading Brush (*A shorter version of the full-size brush that is great for that windshield-wiper blending action.)
Avon Double-Ended Liner and Shadow Brush (*I think this might be discontinued now.)
Mally Beauty Double-Ended Blending Brush (*I am certain this came with one of my sets, but I’ll be damned if I can remember which one!)
Benefit Cosmetics Get Bent Eyeliner Brush (*My lining world was turned upside DOWN when I discovered this brush. Life changing. And now it looks like it’s discontinued. My preciousssss….)
Avon (*I think!) Eyeliner Brush (*This unmarked brush is really firm and works really good on my drier liners.)
Sonia Kushuk Lash Comb (*The foldable design has saved me many a finger puncture from the metal tines!)

Did you figure it out? (spoiler alert: There is not a black eyeliner in the bunch!)

So, that’s a gander at my goodies (*As the boys like to say) (*In the 1860’s). Tell me – do I have anything you carry in your stash? Let me know what are your daily must have’s, so we can compare. 🙂

*Disclaimer: I received some of these products from their PR for editorial consideration, and some of them I spent my hard earned money on.

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