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Review: Tarte Smooth Operator Finishing Powder

22 Mar

Hello everyone! A fun Tarte post today this is one of my first Tarte items and it was courtesy of Sephora’s 500 point perk.

Description: A natural loose powder which will mattify and smooth out the look of pores on your skin. Translucent is the only shade available.

Review: I really wanted to love this powder as I do with other products that are considered natural but I really dislike this powder. To me it feels like I’m putting baking powder all over my face not a pleasant feeling but it felt extremely smooth gliding across my face. I wore it for a full day and only had to touch up once 8:00pm rolled around (makeup all applied by 7:00) which is darn impressive. But it’s the texture that puts me away from purchasing a full-sized version of this. The packaging is nice and compact  with a nice design it’s simple but has a nice touch to it. I was glad that despite how white it looks in the pot it is transparent so no Casper looking faces were made. My sister tried this (because she was curious) and over-applied and that really accentuated the dry flakes on her skin which was interesting. So a little goes a long way with this. There are only 5 ingrediants in this product: silica, kaolin, lecithin, lysophosphatidic acid, and lysolecithin. Silica explains the smoothness of the powder while kaolin helps control oil. Overall, I think it would be a great product if I didn’t dislike the texture and the method of application.

Cost: Free with 500 point perk @ Sephora; full sized – $28USD/$36CDN

Would I recommend this product? I would recommend to try this product out first through a sample to see if you like it. If you absolutely adore it feel free to pick it up but if you didn’t like it you won’t end up wasting money on a full-sized product.

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Coming Soon…

26 Jun

So these products are coming soon and I am planning to purchase these products. Sorry for all these beauty posts a regular blog post will be up soon!

Fall makeup collections are slowly making their way into the industry and out of the ones that have been released these two companies fall collections are the one that I am most looking forward too!

First up the Body Shop:

The fall collection is called ”Smoke & Fire” and the one product that I look forward to is:

The Body Shop Fall Collection 2010 1 The Body Shop Fall Collection 2010: The Body Shop Smoke & Fire Autumn Makeup Collection

The Autumn Leaves Compact (retail $21 USD) which comes in Chestnut and Berry (above). It is a beautiful compact and definately just for a collector’s sake. ^_^ Me personally I love pretty packaging but for something that looks this cool I will definately purchase! This collection is hitting the Body Shop stores July 6.

Urban Decay Naked Palette 11 Urban Decay Naked Palette Review and Swatches Urban Decay fall 2010 eyeshadow Naked Palette Urban Decay Makeup Collection for Fall 2010 + Swatches

From Urban Decay a new palette called ‘Naked’ more information can be found here:

http://www.musingsofamuse.com/2010/06/urban-decay-naked-palette-review-and-swatches.html

Releasing June 29, 2010 on the Urban Decay website and August 2010 for instores such as Sephora, Ulta, and where else that sells Urban Decay retailing for $44USD.

Those are what I am planning to get. What do you guys want?

Becoming eco-friendly

23 Feb

A while back… about July 2009 I was on an eco-friendly spree… and during that time I was beginning to use makeup so most of my products were eco-friendly or claimed to be. The things that I got from that time was these things:

Physician’s Formula Organic Wear Loose Powder… the state of it now:

 Sorry for the bad lighting but I hope that you can tell that I only have about 5-10 uses left on it. Almost at the way… bottom. And this product:

 Ecotools Brush set + the powder brush. They have withstood the test of time… but the brush roll has not… gotta go wash it. ^_^They’re will be a review on them soon. I think I’ve used them long enough to know what they feel and how well they perform.

This is a new item that I want to add to my eco-friendly self…

 This Bamboo wear compact is from Physicians Formula and I am waiting for it to hit stores so that I can pick it up. There is a rebate on this in which you can get the compact for free if you send in the rebate form. Basically the concept of this is for people to buy the powder or bronzer seperately and then put it in the compact. I have an N.Y.C. translucent powder in which the packaging is horrible so I was thinking to transfer it over to this compact once I get it. Anyone know when these compacts will make its way into Canadian drugstores?? I really want to get one. It is made of sustainable bamboo and the design looks really cute and stuff. The thing is that I know that I probably won’t like the mini brush that comes with the compact. Kudos to magnets for keeping things down and in place. But anyways, love finding new eco-friendly products… hooray!