Tarte on Hautelook

Hello lovelies!  I wanted to let you know about an upcoming event on Hautelook.  
This is the excerpt from the Hautelook Tarte page.  
“tarte™ cosmetics is the leader in high-performance naturals™, a concept pioneered over ten years ago by Founder, CEO and Natural Beauty expert Maureen Kelly. tarte proves that glamour can be good for you by offering the widest selection of healthy cosmetics full of skinvigorating™ ingredients like fruit and plant extracts, vitamins, minerals, essential oils and other naturally-derived ingredients. From the award-winning natural cheek stains and LipSurgence™ natural lip tints to the Amazonian clay infused complexion products and luxurious eyeshadow palettes, tarte combines formulas created by Mother Nature with artistry-approved pigments and delivers clinically-proven results to the everyday woman.  As a socially responsible company, tarte supports cooperatives in the Amazon region. tarte is also helping to reduce environmental waste with eco-friendly and sustainable packaging, glamorous reusable components and unique customer recycling initiatives”

I have quite a few products from the Tarte range and enjoy them all.  I encourage you to join Hautelook if you haven’t already.  There are new beauty brands, as well as fashion and furniture brands, every week.  You have to be ready when the launch time hits because the best things sell out super quick.  :) 

Just as a disclaimer, if you click on any of the links in this post and actually sign up to Hautelook I get referral credit.  Thank you for looking and have a great day!   


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Sleek Oh So Special Review, Tutorial and FOTD

I was lucky enough to get my hands on the Oh So Special palette!  A sweetawesomesexyhilariousfantastico person sent it to me!  It is SO pretty.  I decided to do some swatches and review it for you!  I would first like to start off by saying that I am glad that Sleek labels the shades (sort of) now.  My other 3 palettes don’t have any descriptive words to define any of the shades.  The fact they have names will help me remember what shades I like.  I am a name kind of girl.. I can’t remember a random place in a palette… 

I swatched in the exact placement that they are in the palette.  

I for one think that these shadows are pigmented.  Some are silky smooth while others are creamy.  Both are textures I enjoy.  Each of these swatches was done with just a couple swipes.  I think this may rival the Storm palette as my favorite… Not sure yet.. but we will see.  I played around with it for the first time today!  The sweet Anastacia asked me to do a picture tutorial with the palette so here it is.  Hope you enjoy! (It is my 2nd one.. I think it is the first decent one that I have done though!)  If you like these picture tutorials PLEASE let me know in the comments below.  I would like to do them if you enjoy them.  If you feel like it is something you can figure out on your own let me know that too.  I don’t want to fill my blog with content that my viewers find useless.  On to the tutorial.  
First, prep the lids by applying your favorite primer.  I used Laura Mercier Eye Basics in Wheat.

On the lid, apply the shade called Gift Basket.

For the crease and outer v I used a mixture of Boxed and Wrapped Up.  I also applied it on the outer 2/3s of the lower lash line.

I blended the top part of the crease with The Mail and I highlighted the brow with Bow.  I highlighted the inner corner with Organza.  I did meet the Organza color up with the darker colors along the bottom lash line.  

I used a Bare Escentuals retractable liner on the outer 1/3 of my upper and lower lash line and applied mascara.  I applied it to the outer 1/3 because it can help define your lash line without closing the eye up.  I like to emphasize/enlarge my eyes as much as possible.  The mascara I used in this tutorial is Mally Volumizing.  I also applied a nude liner to the waterline to give my eyes a wide awake, fresh appearance.  

I really hope you liked the tutorial!  Now for a full face shot!  Or two…

It wouldn’t be a LauraJean396 FOTD without some crazy stray hair in front of my face, now would it? :P
FACE:
Shu Uemura Stage Performer
Missha Perfect Cover in 21
R&R Pressed Powder in Silk
R&R Blush in Lust
EYES:
Laura Mercier Eye Basics in Wheat
Sleek Oh So Special palette
BE retractable liner in Black
Mally Volumizing
Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Express palette
LIPS:
MAC Offshoot
Hope you enjoyed this post!  Please leave a comment below letting me know what you liked or didn’t like.  Also any requests are welcome as well.  I have lots of palettes and if you want a fresh take on a certain one I would be happy to concoct something. 


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Bobbi Brown Metallic Long Wear Cream Eyeshadow in Starry Purple

Hello all!  I was sorting through my cream eyeshadows and I found this lovely little guy.  (I call all things little guys–I don’t know why…)  Starry Purple is a gorgeous cream eyeshadow in the pot.  It is a nice blackened purple with multi-color shimmer.  It is hard to photograph so I chose to use the out-of-focus ones to really pick up on the complexity of the color in the pot.  

As you can see, when swatched the color really looks mostly black or charcoal.  I will say that this color is pigmented, but very misleading.  The color in the pot looks like a deep purple and all that transfers onto the lid is a blackish sort of color.  I do still think that it lasts all day and is of good quality but it isn’t a color that I use very often.  
Thank you for looking and have a great day!  

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Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Illusoire

I just wanted to share with you a standout product that I have been using a lot recently.  I have been doing lazy makeup if I wear makeup at all recently and this has been the eye color that I keep going back to almost daily.  Chanel Illusion D’Ombre in Illusoire is a perfect shade of purply-lilac-mauve-mink-taupe!  It creates a beautiful shimmer, almost metallic, finish on your lid.  It is easily my favorite color of this line of product.   
It has the MOST interesting texture ever.  It is like a cream/mousse/gel texture with a lot of bounce.  When you push down on this product it seems as though it springs back into place.  The texture is sooo fun.  Easy to spread on the lid (I use my finger) and throw some mascara on and go.  The feel of this eyeshadow on the lids is awesome too.  Compared to other cream eyeshadows this feels very light on the lids.  I find that most cream products sit heavy on the lids and sometimes feels cake-ish.  

I posted the out-of-focus picture to capture some of the multi-colored shimmer that shows up.  It is a truly gorgeous shade and I encourage you to try one if you haven’t already.  
Like I said, this has been my go to eye shade recently and I am sure it will continue to be for a while…  I am pretty sure you will see this in my monthly favorites!  
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