Aug 24
2017

Givenchy Noir Interdit Mascara Review

Today I have a really neat mascara to talk about! This is probably the fanciest mascara I own and I was so excited to try it out. It’s the Givenchy Noir Interdit Mascara and it has a really cool feature – a 90 degree bendable wand!

The Givenchy Noir Interdit Mascara

The Givenchy Noir Interdit Mascara

This mascara has very luxe packaging with a thick rectangular tube and Givenchy ribbon as decor. It’s available exclusively at Sephora for $38 CAD. The 90 degree bendable wand is a neat feature that is meant to help you reach every lash. The Givenchy Noir Interdit Mascara claims that it will give you  “a lash extension effect and buildable volume“. I put it to the test and have my results to share below!

The Givenchy Noir Interdit Mascara

The Givenchy Noir Interdit Mascara With a 90 degree bendable wand

First of all I must mention the scent. It is very strong and smells like a sweet floral rosy scent. I didn’t mind it right away but after wearing the mascara all day I did still notice it and at some points it was a bit overwhelming, so if you are sensitive to scents then this might not be the best choice.

The next item I have to mention is the wand. The 90 degree bend is super neat (we’ll get to that in a minute) but the brush itself is very stiff. This isn’t a bad thing, and in fact I liked it because I could really push it against my lashes, but be warned it is not soft and flexible. The brush itself is very hard and can easily poke your eye so be careful.

The Givenchy Noir Interdit Mascara Wand

The wand of The Givenchy Noir Interdit Mascara

The 90 degree bending wand is where this mascara gets really cool. I found that I could do my right eye (I’m right handed) no problem with the wand just regularly 180 degrees straight, bit the 90 degree bend was super helpful for my left eye and my bottom lashes. I really found it made it easier to apply mascara on the left, and it got my lower lashes well coated with a lot less hassle than I normally have to deal with.

Lashes with no mascara

Lashes with no mascara

Lashes with The Givenchy Noir Interdit Mascara

Lashes with the Givenchy Noir Interdit Mascara

The formula of this mascara is thick and very dark. I liked the smooth application and felt like it really coated all my lashes to make them very black and defined. I liked the thickness I got from using the Givenchy Noir Interdit Mascara, but did not find it super lengthening. For volume and thickness I really enjoyed it, and I am going to try pairing it with another mascara that gives more length so I can combine the two for my best lash look.

One more look at the Givenchy Noir Interdit Mascara bendable wand

One more look at the Givenchy Noir Interdit Mascara bendable wand

Overall I would say that I like this mascara quite a bit, but it isn’t my new favourite. I love the 90 degree bend for the left eye and the lower lashes, and love the thick formula. The wand is super cool but I could do without the strong scent.

Have you tried the Givenchy Noir Interdit Mascara? I’d love to hear what you think so leave me a comment and let me know!

 

 

 

I received this for testing purposes. All opinions are my own. 
Aug 11
2017

A Few Summer Favourites

Since we only have a few weeks of summer left I decided to share the products I have been continually using and loving so far. Some are new, some are new to me, and some are quite old, but these are the items I have been reaching for day after day in the summer weather. Keep reading to see a few of my summer favourites so far!

A few of my summer favourites that I have been loving lately!

A few of my summer favourites that I have been loving lately!

Tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12-Hour Primer SPF 30 in shade Medium: I’ve had this for a while now and really like it a lot. It’s super light and very creamy, but doesn’t feel thick or heavy to wear. I get light to medium coverage and I like that it has SPF. It doesn’t keep my oily skin completely matte but it does make it significantly better, especially in the summer heat.

Tarte TarteGuard Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30: This is something I have been really loving so far this summer. I got this mini in the Sephora Summer Essentials Kit and it has been a great on-the-go sunscreen. I don’t think there is anything super unique about it but I wanted to include it since I’ve been using it a lot lately.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in shade Paaarty: I keep reaching for this blush and have used it almost every day since I got it in my Sephora birthday gift. It does have quite a lot of pigment and I have to be a little light with my application, but I love the colour and really enjoy using it. I wear this for everyday looks and more glam looks, and can pretty much apply it without even thinking. The shade is a very nice light pink and has a lot of colour, so just a few swirls on my cheeks gives a really great colour payoff.

Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer: This is not a new product but it was new to me when I purchased it in a Shopper’s Drug Mart points redemption. I had heard so many people raving about the product, and I love tropical coconut scents, so I knew I had to try it. I have now had this for a few months and have used it almost every single day. I love the light formula, the yummy scent, and the colour it delivers. I use a big fluffy brush and can build up the bronzer to get as much glow as I want. I love using this for light makeup days as well as full faces for evenings. This is probably the one product I have used the most often since the day I got it, and with a makeup bag as big as mine that is a big deal.

Julep Cushion Complexion 5-in-1 Skin Perfector with Turmeric: I have used this so much since I got it in my July Julep Maven Box. I love the coverage and it works great as an undereye concealer and for spot concealing. It lasts all day and is easy to apply and blend.

Essence Lash Princess False Effect Mascara: This is such a great product and it’s been one of my go-to mascaras for months now. I love both the Lash Princess Volume and Lash Princess False Effect mascaras equally and they give me incredible results for such an affordable price.

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara: This is a mini from the Sephora Favorites Lash Stash set and it’s the one I have been using the most. I haven’t yet redeemed my voucher for a full size but this Urban Decay mascara has gotten a ton of use so far.

So there we have it, a few of my summer favourites. I have been really liking these products and reaching for them all very often over the past few months and weeks. I know that my beauty routine will change when Fall comes but for now I am loving these summer favourites and will continue to use them this season.

Jul 26
2017

Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara Review

Today I have a new mascara to show you that I received from Influenster to check out. This is the Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara and it is meant to give oversized and extended lashes. I haven’t tried a drugstore mascara in a while so I was really excited to try this one out. I have seen it online a lot and the #RevlonxLashes tag is getting lots of traction on social media. With my curiosity in full force I gave this mascara a go – and here we are!

The new Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara has a really nice brush!

The new Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara has a really nice brush!


I have to say that right off the bat I loved the brush of this mascara. I really liked the triangular type shape where the tip is thinner and the base is wider, but all very straight. It isn’t curvy or rounded like a lot of other mascaras and I appreciated the simplicity of this brush. I also really liked the sleek and simple packaging, The tube is like a flattened oval and the black part has a more matte texture which I quite like. Overall this mascara tube and brush look pretty straightforward so I was very curious to see what the results would be.

After trying the Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara just once I was pretty happy with it. I have now been wearing it daily for the past two weeks and have been really liking it for an everyday look. I can use one coat or two and get great lashes in just a few swipes. I did not find this mascara to be chunky or flaky, and it really did seem to separate and lengthen my lashes. It did not add Anton if volume or oomph so I don’t think this is a special occasion mascara, but for everyday at work I really like it.

Bare lashes with no mascara (it was a really early morning - can you tell?)

Bare lashes with no mascara (it was a really early morning – can you tell?)

Lashes with one coat of the Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara

Lashes with one coat of the Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara

I have to say that although it doesn’t look like anything crazy or fancy from the outside, this mascara delivers solid results. I really like the way my lashes look with the Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara and it was super easy to work with and apply. I think this is a good drugstore option.

Unfortunately it doesn’t quite beat out the Maybelline Lash Sensational and Essence Lash Princess mascaras that I love so much. I think the difference is in the formula – the Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara is a  little more dry whereas the other two I mentioned are more of a wet formula.

 

 

This product was provided to me from Influenster complimentary for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.

 

Jul 19
2017

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette

Okay, I have to begin with saying that I know I am super late to the game with this palette. The Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette has been around for a while now (even though it says limited edition) and I have had my eye on it for a long time. It came in and out of my cart on multiple occasions but I always talked myself out of it somehow. Until now. Spoiler alert: I absolutely love it!

The Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette

The Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette

I bought this Tarte palette as an early birthday present to myself when Tarte was having a recent sale. I got it at a great price ($33 Canadian when it usually is $52) and was pretty excited to finally get it. I have heard and seen a lot about it and always was interested, but when it finally arrived at my doorstep and I opened it up I was totally blown away. This palette it way better than I pictured it to be, and swatch photos online did it no justice. I was so impressed and happily surprised with how much more I loved this palette in person. I am so glad that I bought it and it had become one of my absolute favourite palettes in my collection now.

The Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette comes with 10 eyeshadows and one highlighter. The highlighter is intended for eye and cheek use and although at first I hardly noticed it, I actually ended up really liking it.

There is one strange thing about these 10 eyeshadows and I think everyone notices it right away when they see this palette. It has 9 shimmery metallic shadows and one random plain matte. I think that is such an odd choice, since this easily could have been an all shimmer fun palette. The one lonely little matte shadow (a nude light brown) is so out of place. It isn’t enough to really make a whole look with only one matte shadow so it probably could have been left out completely. I don’t find this a big deal but wanted to point it out because it did strike me as kind of strange and funny when I first got the palette.

Aside from one single matte hue, the other 9 shimmery shadows in the Tarte Make Believe in Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette are absolutely stunning. I am not kidding that I sat on the floor staring at the swatches and practically drooling over how gorgeous they are. Even now I keep scrolling back through photos of the swatches and just shaking my head at how amazing they all look. There are metallic, duochromes, mermaid hues, and more. Whatever you see in these swatches just imagine it amplified by 10 in real life.

To swatch the Tarte Make Believe in Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette I started from the top middle and went clockwise. I have the first five eyeshadows together followed by the other 5 shadows and the highlighter.

The first five shades in the Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette

The first five shades in the Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette

From L-R: Myth, Magic, Wings, Marvel, and Trance

Swatches of Myth, Magic, Wings, Marvel, and Trance

Swatches of Myth, Magic, Wings, Marvel, and Trance

Out of the above five shades my favourites are Magic, Wings, and Marvel.

The remaining five eye shadows and one highlighter from the Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette

The remaining five eye shadows and one highlighter from the Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette

All of these swatches are so gorgeous!

From L-R: Fairy, Mystic, Dream, Crystal, Pixie, and Believe (the highlighter)

I can’t really pick favourites in this bunch. I seriously love them all and am so into the blue mermaid hues, the lighter duochromes, the bold metallics, and even the highlighter.

As for the formula of these shadows they are all pretty smooth and easy to work with. Myth (the matte hue) was noticeably drier and a bit chalky, but the 9 shimmers are great. I found some to be almost like cream shadows, where they felts a bit thicker and tackier, but in a smooth and creamy good kind of way. A lot of these reminded me of the L’Oreal Paris Infallible Eyeshadows which have a similar almost creamy feeling and intense metallic/shimmer payoff. The creamiest ones were Magic, Wings, Mystic, and Dream, but all of the shimmers were really nice.

Overall I am truly impressed with this palette and really glad I finally bought it. I love all of the colours, I love the formula, and the shimmer shades are seriously out of this world. I don’t own anything else like it and the colours are beautiful. The Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette has quickly become my favourite Tarte product and one of my favourite palettes I own.

Do you own this palette or are you interested in getting it? Leave a comment and let me know!

Jun 16
2017

June 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag Review

Today I have another adorable Ipsy bag to show you! Last month was the cute ice cream print Ipsy bag and this month is another really cute design. I am very happy with the items I got in my bag this month. The June 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag was a total hit for me! In fact it may be my favourite bag yet! 

As for the bag itself it is a really quirky and cute polka dot bag with a large lip print graphic and black border. I love the look of this and will definitely be using it this summer. It is back to the traditional rectangle shaped bag that Ipsy normally does but I like the size so it works out for me.

June 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag

My June 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag

What did I get in my June 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag?

The five items I got in this month’s bag are a wide range of items.

  • Skone Cosmetics Insanely Intense Tattooed Waterproof Eyeliner in shade Jet Black
  • NYX Cosmetics Whipped Lip & Cheek Souffle in shade Cocoa Bean
  • Pure Brazilian Shine Ultra Light Nourishing Oil
  • The Balm Cosmetics InStain Long-Wearing Staining Powder Blush in shade Pinstripe
  • City Color Cosmetics Shimmer Shadow in shade Cheers to Life

Out of all of the five items I received in my June 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag I am really happy with all of them. Not a single item is a disappointment and I like them all, but there are definitely some stand-out products that I want to talk about.

The Balm Blush, City Color Eyeshadow, and NYX Lip & Cheek Souffle

The Balm Blush, City Color Eyeshadow, and NYX Lip & Cheek Souffle

I absolutely love the NYX Lip & Cheek Souffle and was wowed by the super creamy and soft formula. I don’t think I would wear it on my cheeks since it is so shiny and glossy, but as a lip product it is incredible. It has a yummy vanilla cake scent and is smooth to wear. It feels great on my lips and is a really nice nude colour. I think it would be brown on lighter skin tones but since I am quite tanned I usually need a deeper hue to get a nude lip, and this is a really great shade for that. 

The NYX Lip & Cheek Souffle in the shade Cocoa Bean

The NYX Lip & Cheek Souffle in the shade Cocoa Bean

The City Color Cosmetics Eyeshadow really surprised me. First of all it is a huge pan, and second of all the colour is stunning. It is a gorgeous bronze gold hue that has some crazy shimmer/metallic look. I was so impressed when I swatched it and it looks even more incredible in real life.

The Balm InStain Blush is also a huge hit for me, since I have been looking for a long-lasting blush for summertime. I like the shade and love the formula, however the sample size can be a bit tricky to get a brush into. I’ll make it work because I really like the products though!

Swatches of The Balm Pinstripe Blush (blended and just swiped) and the City Color Eyeshadow in shade Cheers To Life (swiped and blended out)

Swatches of The Balm Pinstripe Blush (blended and just swiped) and the City Color Eyeshadow in shade Cheers To Life (swiped and blended out)

The Pure Brazilian Oil is great for my hair in the heat of summer. I tend to need extra care during these warm months and I spend a lot of time in the sun and water, so this nourishing oil will be great to help my hair keep it’s shine and save my ends from frying.

The Skone Cosmetics Eyeliner is neat to check out and since it is such a staple item. It isn’t super unique but black liquid liner is a classic for a reason, so I am glad to have this in my bag.

Overall my June 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag was a total win and I like all five items I received. With this bag being such a great one it makes me very excited to see what July has to offer!

What did you get in your June 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag? Leave me a comment and let me know!

Jun 12
2017

Julep With A Twist Lash Boosting Bamboo Mascara

Today I have a really neat mascara to show you guys! This is an item I got in my June Julep Maven Box, and I picked it because it had a cool concept and was a new launch. The Julep With A Twist Lash Boosting Bamboo Mascara is a multitasking mascara that has a wand you can customize. You can twist it one way for volume and the other for length!

The new Julep With A Twist Lash Boosting Bamboo Mascara

The new Julep With A Twist Lash Boosting Bamboo Mascara

This is a new launch from Julep and you can read more about it here.

I have never tried a two-way mascara so this was very neat to check out. The volume brush is shorter and slighter fuller, while the lengthening one is longer with smaller bristles. it was very easy to twist the cap and change the wand. The difference is not extremely noticeable but if you look closely you can see the size difference in the two photos below.

The shorter and wider volume brush

The shorter and wider volume brush

The longer brush for lengthening

The longer brush or lengthening

I actually really liked the results I got from the Julep With A Twist Lash Boosting Bamboo Mascara. You can see in my before and after photos that it did give me some really nice lashes. I also found the formula very smooth and easy to apply, and my lashes stayed all day.

Bare lashes before using the Julep With A Twist Lash Boosting Bamboo Mascara

Bare lashes before using the Julep With A Twist Lash Boosting Bamboo Mascara

Lashes after using two coats of the Julep With A Twist Lash Boosting Bamboo Mascara

Lashes after using two coats of the Julep With A Twist Lash Boosting Bamboo Mascara

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The formula also has bamboo extract and other ingredients that are meant to boost lash health and and encourage longer lashes over time. I can’t tell if it is doing any of that yet, but I do plan to keep using it because I really love the results.

Have you tried the Julep With A Twist Lash Boosting Bamboo Mascara? Leave a comment and let me know what you think of this multitasking mascara! 

May 29
2017

May 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag Review

Today I have my May 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag to show you. I am pretty happy with my items this month. If you recall in April I did a little experiment where I got two bags to see if I would get different items with a different profile. You can check out those two bags here and here.

For this month’s bag I am very happy with two of the items, pretty content with two others, and a little indifferent about the last one. Overall as a whole I think the May 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag is a success for me and I am happy with it, and I am especially happy with the bag itself.

My May 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag!

My May 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag!

Let’s take a minute to talk about the bag. I have to say I am in love with the design of the May 2017 bag! It is a clear pouch with a black zipper and is covered in prints of ice cream cones and popsicles. I think it is super cute and can totally see it being used at the beach or pool. It is a different shape than the typical rectangle Ipsy bags and I like that a lot.

Now onto the items in my adorable ice cream print bag!

What did I get in My May 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag?

  • Mellow Cosmetics Creamy Matte Lipstick in shade Posh
  • Beauty & Pin-Ups Fearless Hair Rescue Masque
  • Pixi by Petra Endless Silky Eye Pen in shade Opal Overcoat
  • Pacifica Island Life Eyeshadow Palette
  • Adesse New York Organic Infused Gel Effect Nail Lacquer in shade Surfer Girl
Three of my favourite items from my May 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag

Three of my favourite items from my May 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag

The Pacific Island Life Eyeshadow Palette is an amazing items to get in my Ipsy bag because it has 5 shadows and they are all really beautiful. Instead of a usual eyeshadow sample which may be a mini duo or even a single magnetic pan, this is a five shade palette. The colours are gorgeous and have some lovely shimmer. The shades in this Pacific palette are great for an everyday look and I can see myself getting a lot of use out of these.

Swatches of the Pacifica Island Life Eyeshadow Palette

Swatches of the Pacifica Island Life Eyeshadow Palette

The Pixi by Petra Eye Pen (which is actually an eye pencil) is a really smooth, creamy eyeliner and I think that the shade I got is pretty unique. I don’t have anything like it and it goes pretty nicely with the Pacific palette hues. This Pixi by Petra Eye Pen also came in a black shade but I am happy that I got the Opal Overcoat shade instead. It is a lovely champagne shimmer hue that is very opaque. 

Swatches of the Mellow Comsetics lipstick and the Pixi by Petra eyeliner

Swatches of the Mellow Comsetics lipstick and the Pixi by Petra eyeliner

The Mellow Cosmetics Lipstick and the Hair Masque are nice to have, and I will give them a shot. I love matte lipstick and enjoy trying out a new brand so the lipstick is nice to try. The Hair Masque is something a bit different and in the summer I can use all the help I can get for my hair. I think I like getting this type of item in my bag because it isn’t something I would normally purchase.

I am not super excited about the nail polish, although it is a really pretty colour, it seems very similar to the polish I got last month in my April Ipsy Glam Bag. I do get that this turquoise shade is hot for summer but I basically got two of the same polishes in a row so I think this one will be passed onto a friend.

Overall I am happy with my May 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag and am already excited to see what June has coming!

Did you get an Ipsy bag this month? Leave a comment and let me know your items!

 

May 16
2017

Sephora Favorites LashStash To Go

As you may know from my recent posts I am a huge fan of the Sephora Favorites Lip Kits. I love that these sets that let you sample different brands and formulas, and I always enjoy checking out the different products. I have quite a few of the Lip Kits, but have never tried the mascara set that Sephora is known for. The Sephora Favorites LashStash To Go Kit is a set of five deluxe mini mascaras from some high-end brands, and it includes a voucher for a full size mascara of your choice.

The Sephora Favorites LashStash To Go Kit

The Sephora Favorites LashStash To Go Kit

I think this is an awesome deal for $33 Canadian. I get to sample five fancy mascaras that I normally would never try, and then I get to pick which of the five that I want to redeem the voucher for. With this kit you end up getting 5 deluxe minis and one full size for an affordable price. The full size options you can redeem for are between $25-$35 each anyways so it is a great value to sample the other ones (and still use the minis) as well as redeem the voucher.

What mascaras are included in the Sephora Favorites LashStash To Go Kit?

  • Bobbi Brown Eye Opening Mascara in Black (deluxe mini) — full size $35
  • Buxom Lash Mascara in Blackest Black (deluxe mini) — full size $25
  • Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara in Excessive Black (deluxe mini) — full size $34
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes, 4 in 1 Mascara in Black (deluxe mini) — full size $27
  • Urban Decay Perversion Mascara in Black (deluxe mini) — full size $27
  • Voucher for full size of one of the above mascaras
A look at the inside of the Sephora Favorites LashStash To Go Kit

A look at the inside of the Sephora Favorites LashStash To Go Kit

I want to take my time analyzing the mascaras in the Sephora LashStash To Go Kit so I don’t have reviews for you just yet. I am working on them one at a time to try them out with and without a lash curler, and see how they look and how they last. I have never tried any of the mascaras included in the kit so they are all brand new to me. I have always wondered if a $30 mascara is really that much better than my usual drugstore picks, so I am very excited to try these brands.

All five of the mini mascaras in the Sephora Favorites LashStash To Go Kit

All five of the mini mascaras in the Sephora Favorites LashStash To Go Kit

Once I have had enough time to try out and compare all five of the mascaras I will be posting a full review on each, with before/after mascara photos of every one.

If you have tried any of these mascaras in the Sephora LashStash To Go Kit I would love to hear your thoughts so please let me know in the comments!

May 11
2017

Julep If Looks Could Thrill Eyeliner Trio

I have been super into glitter lately and while I can’t wear it all over on a regular work day, I can find little ways to sneak it into my look. Glitter liner is a great option for this so I set off in search of some liners that would be sparkly but still simple.  I ended up finding the Julep If Looks Could Thrill Liquid Chameleon Eyeliner Trio and I happened to have a Julep code, so I got this set for an awesome deal.

The Julep If Looks Could Thrill Chameleon Liquid Eyeliner Trio

The Julep If Looks Could Thrill Liquid Chameleon Eyeliner Trio

This set has three liquid eyeliners that are meant to glide on smoothly and dry quickly for a smudge-free look. They are called Chameleon Eyeliners because they are a black based formula with pearl pigments infused to show different colours in the light. The three shades are Black & Silver Chameleon, Black & Gold Chameleon, and Black & Violet Chameleon.

The thin tip of the liquid liner

The thin tip of the liquid liner

I like that the Julep If Looks Could Thrill liner trio is less glitter and more sparkle. The liners don’t have chunky flakes of glitter but rather have the sparkly pigments blended in. The black blase stays in tact so they are full coverage and not patchy glittery spots. You can see the smooth coverage in my swatch photos below.

Swatches of the Julep If Looks Could Thrill eyeliners

Swatches of the Julep If Looks Could Thrill eyeliners in one lighting angle

More sparkly swatches of the Julep If Looks Could Thrill eyeliners in another lighting angle

More sparkly swatches of the Julep If Looks Could Thrill eyeliners in another lighting angle

The chameleon effect seems to be the reflective colour changes in different lighting. In my swatches I have shown them in different angles, where you can see they appear less or more sparkly depending on the view. Sometimes the shades look pretty muted – just a basic liner with a hint of colour and hint of shimmer – but other lighting shows the full sparkle power. I really like this effect and especially like it with the Black & Silver Chameleon shade, which skews to a teal/blue hue in some lights.

I really like the Julep If Looks Could Thrill Eyeliner Trio and love the pop of sparkle that they provide. Nothing too wild or festival-looking, but definitely different than a basic black liner look. This trio was a great deal for me and is on sale on the Julep site now for $20 so check it out if you are looking for a way to amp up your black liner looks.

Apr 25
2017

Tarte Tarteist Treats set from Sephora

This is my very first Tarte palette and my whole beauty world is changed. I completely see why everyone adores the Tarte palettes! I just got the Tarte Tarteist Treats Set from Sephora and it includes the Tarte Pro To Go palette, a deluxe mini Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint, and deluxe mini Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara.

The Tarte Tarteist Treats Set from Sephora

The Tarte Tarteist Treats Set from Sephora

This set was $33 Canadian, and the Tarte Pro to Go Palette alone is $30, so I got the mini mascara and lip paint for only $3. Plus I had a Sephora gift card so I got this trio for an awesome deal. I have been dying to try Tarte eyeshadow because everyone raves about it and the palettes are so popular. I can totally see why now, and after using the Tarte Pro to Go palette I am completely sold!

What came in the Tarte Tarteist Treats Set from Sephora

What came in the Tarte Tarteist Treats Set from Sephora

The Tarte Pro to Go palette is my favourite item of the three included in the Tarte Tarteist Treats Set. This palette is small but it packs a shimmery punch. There are six shades, with three being matte and the other three shimmer.

The Tarte Pro to Go Palette

The Tarte Pro to Go Palette

Swatches of the six eyeshadows in the Tarte Pro to Go Palette

Swatches of the six eyeshadows in the Tarte Pro to Go Palette

I am blown away by the shimmer shades. They are super intensely pigmented with an amazing shimmer that makes them look almost like liquid metal. I love all three of them. I also really like the matte shades, which are also quite smooth and buttery, although I found Drive to be the driest of them all. Overall the six eyeshadows in this palette have an incredible formula and very strongly pigmented colours. I am so impressed!

Another swatch photo of the eyeshadows in the Tarte Pro to Go Palette

Another swatch photo of the eyeshadows in the Tarte Pro to Go Palette

The min Lip Paint is another item I really like, and since I just raved about the Matte Lip Paint called Vibin that I got in my Ipsy bag, it was great to try out the glossy alternative. The shade included in the Tarte Tarteist Treats Set is called WCW and is a lovely berry hue. I always love berry shades on my skin tone and this is no exception. It has a nice light formula and does not feel sticky. It seems more creamy than glossy to me, which I actually like. It has a sleek and shiny glossy look but not a super wet glossy look.

Swatch of the Tarte Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint in the shade WCW

Swatch of the Tarte Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint in the shade WCW

As for the mascara, the Tarteist Lash Paint mascara, this is one of Tarte’s top mascaras. I have yet to try it since I have a few other open mascaras at the moment, but I really look forward to checking it out and reviewing it later on.

Overall I think the Tarte Tarteist Treats Set was an awesome deal and totally worth it. I am already in love with the Tarte eyeshadow formula and shimmer shades in the Pro to Go palette, and the WCW Lip Paint is beautiful. If you are looking for a way to get into Tarte and try out a few products this set is a great choice!