Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Tarte Celebrated Amazonian Clay Blush
Tarte Celebrated Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte Celebrated Amazonian Clay Blush ($26.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a dusty pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. Tarte Breathless (LE, $26.00) is browner. Chanel Innocence (160) (P, $45.00) is darker. Makeup Geek Spell Bound (P, $9.99) is more shimmery. MAC Cheeky Bugger (LE, $21.00) is pinker. Giorgio Armani Daybreak (503) (P, $46.00) is similar. Tarte Elevated (LE, $26.00) is darker. Tarina Tarantino Neopolitan Lane (P, $25.00) is darker, browner. NYX Dusty Rose (P, $5.00) is darker, pinker. MAC Blush All Day (P, $23.50) is more shimmery. MAC The Perfect Cheek (LE, $21.00) is cooler-toned, pinker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

This is a blush best for fairer skin than mine, as it really doesn’t show up on my cheeks (my arm is lighter than my face); sometimes with shades like this, I can see the effect more in real life than in photos, but I could barely tell I had anything on. Even as I layered it on, all I could start to detect was a slight difference in texture (more mattified relative to the rest of my face). The blush had a fairly soft texture, but it was slightly powdery, though I think with one or two layers of the blush, it didn’t look powdery on the face. What I was able to see on my cheeks seemed to last well for almost eight and a half hours, and then it started to fade and let some shine through.

This is part of Tarte’s spring collection, which should be available soon.

The Glossover

LE
product

Celebrated

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Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

7/10

Application

5/5

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Monday, December 15th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


If you had one hour to spend one-on-one with a brand, which brand would it be?

Temptalia's AnswerMaybe Tom Ford or Chanel, just because I’d love to see the behind-the-scenes of really high luxury brands.

Thanks to Robyn for today’s question! Do you have a question idea? Submit yours here.

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Rant & Rave

Share: Tell us what you love and hate about Synthetic Makeup Brushes!

my answer: They’ve come a long way in the past five years, which is a fabulous thing. They’re often more affordable and show more consistency in quality. I don’t find they’re as good with powders (still), even though they’ve improved.

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


Do you plan out your makeup looks in advance? Always on the fly? How far in advance?

Temptalia's AnswerIf it’s a big, big event, then I will plan maybe the day before just to collect the particular products I want (but honestly, I often go for my favorites for big events!). I usually have an idea of what products I’ll use based on what I’m testing, or what shades are left in a palette that need to be tested (whether they work together or not, haha!) for day-to-day stuff.

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Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Happy Sunday!

Is it Sunday? For the past few weeks, every time it’s become Friday, all I can think is, “Wait, it’s Friday? Already? I thought it was Monday. Where did the week go?” Sometimes I get so focused and plugged into blogging that the days (weeks, months) completely blend together (I’m probably weird, but when I can focus this well, I really enjoy it). I can’t even believe 2015 is a mere two weeks away. Seriously! Hope you’re having a lovely weekend! :)