Thursday, July 17, 2008

become a saucy Tarte!

have you tried Tarte?

Tarte is probably best known for their groundbreaking cheekstain. it was on the cheeks of all the A-listers for awhile. and although i was eager to try it, i had been warned that the formula (which looks like an enormous chapstick) would set into larger pores and make an oily-skinned girl look like she had polka dots on her cheeks. i had to try it for myself!

i have tried applying "flush" in several ways. first, you can just make a big circle on each cheek and blend with your fingers, or you can use a large brush (i like to use a foundation brush) to swipe the top of the product and apply to the cheeks. i do have to use this stuff sparingly, because it has a balm consistency and could counteract the shine that i'm always trying to get rid of. i do love the color that looks like you glow from within. and, it didn't make little polka dots all over my cheeks.

Tarte also has some fun new eyeshadow options called "Lock n Roll Crease Eyeshadow Duo". it's a wand with liquid eye-shadow on one end and loose eyeshadow on the other. i tried "gunmetal", a glittery silver shade. the liquid formula goes on decently, but i'm a big fan of the loose shadow on the other side. i actually take the rollerball off and stick a brush into the tube. the loose shadow has a deeper shade and more shimmer.

another product that i really like is their "Double Dose Berry Boost and Gloss". the color and shine are separated in the tube, then magically come together when you squeeze. it's the perfect combo of shine and color, and it doesn't taste horrible. it's a little painful to pay $21.00 for a lipgloss, though (unless it's Chanel Glossimer).

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