Cheeks and Contouring

Hey folks, so I feel like vlogging is my new calling. I have been having a hard time sitting in front of the computer and writing posts and editing pictures. But on Saturdays (when the light is good), I am raring to put together some new videos. And I’m even enjoying editing videos and posting them on YouTube. Let’s hope I keep this enthusiasm up and have many more videos for you to enjoy.

Today I am talking about contouring and blush using my Tarte Light of the Party Palette. I keep just linking it back to Temptalia’s website where she gives it a barely passing grade but I LOVE THIS PALETTE. I almost feel bad for using it because it’s sold out and you can’t go get one but clearly I’m not feeling bad enough to stop using it. 😉

Anyways, I had been contouring using powder before I bought this palette but this was the clincher for me. I don’t do it every day but definitely when I have more time or just want to feel more special about my makeup that day.

I hope you enjoyed that short tutorial. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you thought. Happy Shopping!

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Products Used:

Tarte Light of the Party Palette

MAC Brush 168

Julep Blush brush

 

5 Minute Face #2

Two videos in two weeks! I am feeling like a rockstar! Anyways, enough patting myself on the back, on to the video

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Products used:

Sephora Perfecting Ultra-Smoothing Primer

Tarte Light at the Party Palette

Eyeko Eyebrow Gel [no longer available]

MAC brush: 214 Short Shader brush

L’Oreal InfallibleŽ The Super Slim by Infallible Black eyeliner

Buxom Lash Mascara

MAC Creamsheen Lipstick in Without Your Love from the Ellie Goulding collection

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer in Fair

Sephora Favorites: Draw the Line Review

I just received my VIB membership earlier this month from Sephora and with it comes a 10% off coupon. You know me and coupons… that baby was burning a hole in my pocket so I headed to Sephora yesterday and picked up the Sephora Favorites: Draw the Line eyeliner sampler and Ole Henriksen Walnut Complexion Scrub (which is amazing – review to come soon!).

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I recently ran out of liquid eyeliner and while pencils are ok, they are not my favourite. With this package, I could try out two new liquid eyeliners and four pencils, all of which I’ve never tried before but heard good things about.

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Sephora’s website says:

What it is:
An essential, multi-branded eyeliner kit with six coveted liners.

What it does:
Flick, layer, sweep, or smudge on liner looks with this set’s liquid or pencil formulas. This must-have eyeliner features six eyeliners—including three full-size liners—for a number of eye looks. This eyeliner set lets you explore a selection of Sephora’s bestselling brands and formulas, including Kat Von D’s Deluxe Tattoo liner in Trooper, a liquid black liner with a brush allows for precise pigmented application; a deluxe Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil 12HR Wear in Black; a full-size Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner in Sumatra; a full-size stila smudgestick Waterproof Eye Liner in Stingray; a full-size of tarte’s lights, camera lashes precision longwear eyeliner in Black and a deluxe, 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Vice.

 

IMG_6954.JPGSo, the swatches from L-R are: Stila Cosmetics Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Stingray; Tarte lights, camera lashes precision longwear eyeliner in Black; Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper; Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil 12hr Wear in Black Lace; Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Vice; and Smashbox Cosmetics Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner in Sumatra.

All of the liners went on very smoothly and came off easily with Julep Bare Face cleansing oil (my makeup remover of choice). I was surprised, however, at the grayness of the Kat Von D liner (third from the left). I had always gotten the impression that this one was the best and the blackest and yet it seemed a little washed out when swatched next to the others. It did seem to have the best control out of all of them and as you can see, it was the thinnest line. I loved the tarte liner immediately. It was extremely black and the tip was flick-y and I could tell it would make an amazing cat-eye.

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Sephora quotes the box as a value of $106. I did the math (cuz I’m a geek like that) and came up with $107.50, so I’m glad that the value isn’t too far off. If you were to buy each of these liners in full size, it would be $132 plus taxes, so even though only three of the products are full size, the others are a decent size. At $36, I think this is an amazing value and am super glad I picked this up.

Have you tried any of these liners? I’d love to hear about your experience. Happy Shopping!