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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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Review: Joe Fresh Five Minute Face Palette

5 Sep

Hello everyone! So I picked up this palette and was playing around with it this weekend and finally a review on it! Insert many many photos. (come to think of it, this is the first time I have reviewed anything with eyeshadow and included swatches…)

Swatches –

Review: I’m going to review it in parts but as a good note the eyeshadows and blushes are FULL-SIZED!! (hooray for more bang for your buck)
Eyeshadows consists of Pale Pink, Bronze, Expresso, and Midnight. Pale pink really is a sheer color and works as a nice sheen over the lids; bronze has a subtle sheen like pale pink kinda coppery without too much shimmer; expresso looks pretty matte brown shade but has some shimmers in it; midnight is all out blackened silver glitter discoball fun for those nights out. Overall the eyeshadows are pretty pigmented and are soft enough to work with. There was a lot of fallout with Midnight but I guess that was kinda expected.
Cheek products are Pink blush and Tan bronzer. Both have shimmers in them (but subtle so that they help create a glow on the skin), and they are both really soft powdery blushes. Downfall is that they are too soft this leads to a lot of fallout on the palette itself and they are like MAC sheertone blushes (just there for some shine and not much color).
Lippies are Mauve gloss and Plum cream lipstick. I dislike where these were placed they are smackdab in the middle and there are many opportunities for eyeshadow or blush fallout can fall into them. But the shades are really nice mauve is a bright light pink and has pink shimmers in it (kinda reminds me of Stila’s Pinkle Twinkle lipglaze). Plum is a semi-dark berry color and is extremely creamy and easy to apply on the lips. The lipgloss wasn’t as sticky and stuck on pretty well throughout the day. Both the lipstick and lipgloss were very pigmented and were extremely moisterizing (A+ for moisterizing factor!).
A really well put together palette.  

Cost: $20.00CDN at your local Loblaws/Superstore

Would I recommend this palette? I would recommend this palette as a great starter for those starting out with makeup. This palette would be great for those who only have a limited amount of time in the morning (as it was intended for) or to transition a day look into a sultry night look. Those who have a lot of makeup you can skip out on this palette it’s nothing to awe-inspiring (and you probably have most of the shades  already).