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Tarte Set Sail, Surf’s Up, Island Life Color Splash Hydrating Lipsticks

01/07

Tarte Set Sail Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Set Sail Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Set Sail Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Set Sail Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Set Sail Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Set Sail Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Set Sail Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Set Sail

Tarte Set Sail Rainforest of the Sea Color Splash Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium, rosy plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. The texture seemed slightly thinner and not quite as emollient as other shades, so I felt like it emphasized the texture of my lips a bit, though it was still comfortable to wear and felt lightly hydrating over time. It had full color coverage in a single swipe, and the lipstick applied evenly across the lips. On me, this lipstick wore well for five and a half hours.

The formula is supposed to be “long-wearing,” “full coverage,” and hydrating. The consistency has an incredibly smooth, creamy feel to it and has enough substance and thickness to it that it adheres well to the lips and usually doesn’t pull into lip lines. I felt like the formula felt slightly more emollient initially and “dried” a bit to more of a satin-to-cream finish after a few minutes (but not a true dry down, as it wasn’t transfer-resistant!). The majority of shades were very pigmented, easy to apply, comfortable to wear with light to moderate hydration over time, and lasted between four and seven hours on me. A few of the lightest and darkest shades weren’t as pigmented or were less flattering on the lips compared to more of the medium shades. There did not seem to be any added fragrance to it (smelled slightly waxy), and I didn’t notice any taste.

Tarte Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick Set Sail
Set Sail
Set Sail
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #389

Happy Friday!

Each week, we share our beauty hauls, talk weekend plans and learn a little about each other.

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  • Haul: Tatcha Indigo Body Butter/Indigo Cream/Water Cream, Drunk Elephant Lala, Sephora Cleansing & Exfoliating Wipes x2, Sephora Avocado Face Mask, Cover FX Illuminating Setting Spray, Farmacy Clear Day Coconut Gel Face Mask Medley, Biossance Squalane + Antioxidant Cleansing Oil
  • Weekend plans: Try to stay cool! It’s getting to triple digits here in AZ! We’ll also head over to Phoenix to go to one of our favorite restaurants (Clever Koi).
  • Do you like theme parks?: I like Disneyland as I’m just a big fan of Disney (I think I’m almost as happy going to the Disney store, though, haha), but I’m not big on rollercoasters as I get motion sick very easily, which can wipe me out for an entire day.

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Viseart Enamored Theory Cheek Palette

01/06

Viseart Enamored Theory Cheek Palette

Viseart Enamored Theory Cheek Palette

Viseart Enamored Theory Cheek Palette

Viseart Enamored Theory Cheek Palette

Viseart Enamored Theory Cheek Palette

Viseart Enamored Theory Cheek Palette

Enamored

Viseart Enamored Theory Cheek Palette ($45.00 for 0.32 oz.) includes a highlighter, blush, and bronzer. Per the description, the bronzer is actually listed as “sheer bronzer,” which is good, given it was quite sheer. For reference, the blush formula is also a “sheer to fuller coverage” product–sheer but buildable. I have found that Viseart’s more matte/satin cheek powders apply a lot better than they look on my arm. Ultimately, they apply better in thinner, more gradual layers than applied more heavily and then blended out. If you aren’t a fan of sheerer blushes and bronzers, I don’t think that the Viseart formula is ideal for you, even though they are certainly buildable.

Viseart Theory Cheek Palette Enamored
Enamored
Enamored
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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I gently curl my lashes first, working the curler from the base to the tips of my lashes.
After that, I apply one coat of mascara to my upper lashes on one side, then the other side, and then I go back with a second coat but in reverse (e.g. left/right and then right/left). I take what’s remaining on the brush and do my lower lashes after my upper lashes have tried; if it’s a drier mascara (or older), I might go back and do a second coat on my lower lashes as well. I usually do the “wiggle” method and try to get to the base of my lashes, then slowly wiggle the mascara wand up and out.

— Christine

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Viseart Amethyst Theory Palette

01/08

Viseart Amethyst Theory Palette

Viseart Amethyst Theory Palette

Viseart Amethyst Theory Palette

Viseart Amethyst Theory Palette

Viseart Amethyst Theory Palette

Viseart Amethyst Theory Palette

Viseart Amethyst Palette | Look Breakdown

Viseart Amethyst Palette | Look Breakdown

Amethyst

Viseart Amethyst Theory Palette ($45.00 for 0.42 oz.) includes six eyeshadows–three matte, three shimmer–in a mix of pink, mauve, and purple. I was surprised that the mattes were less pigmented than past palettes, though they were fairly buildable. The texture of the first two matte eyeshadows was looser and dustier, while the third shade was better and more buildable/blendable (than it looked). The shimmery shades were better but still not quite as good as past Viseart eyeshadows have been in my experience.

Viseart Theory Palette Amethyst
Amethyst
Amethyst
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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