Make-up Reviews

Tarte Gifts from the Lipstick Tree Achiote Color Collection Review & Swatches

Tarte Gifts from the Lipstick Tree Achiote Color Collection Review is turning into my new favorite collection for Summer 2012. I’m a matchy match kinda girl so having a set with blush, lipgloss, and a lip tint all in the same shade, well, that has my name written all over it.

The collection features three full size products in a brand new shade (brand new for many but not so new for QVC junkies as the shade was available before in a gift set) entitled Achiote.

Achiote literally is a reference to the “lipstick tree” as it is a common treat that grows in the tropical regions of South America and is dubbed the lipstick tree due to the natural pigment produced from the seeds it bears. The women of Brazil use this pigment to enhance their natural beauty.

As with most Tarte products the formula is paraben and mineral free.

Gotta love that.

Considering a single blush is $25 and a gloss $21 this is a nice little set that includes three products for $42 that fair outweight the cost per an item.

Let’s take a look!

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Beauty Gadgetry: What’s This All About?

As a complete dork and geek I love when gadgetry mixes a little bit with my beauty. I love gadgets, particularly when they are useful…like Guerlain’s flip top mirror in their from their Rouge G Collection. Let’s face it, $48 isn’t too much to splurge on a mirror that flips out like that.

Sexy gadgetry!

But what’s this thing?

Have a guess?

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Shiseido Anessa Face Sunscreen BB SPF 50+ PA+++ Review & Swatches

Shiseido Anessa Face Sunscreen BB SPF 50+ PA+++ is a very welcome addition to the Anessa Sunscreen Collection in my opinion. Being such a big fan of Shiseido Anessa for Summer protection, I was very excited they decided to release a high level protection sunscreen with a tint.

This hybrid formula offers a whooping SPF 50 as well as coverage.

Let’s take a look!

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Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12-HR Perfecting Primer Review & Swatches

Having already reviewed the Tarte Clean Slate Flawless 12-hr Brightening Primer for the dry skin lads and ladies out there now it’s time to address those with oily skin and larger pores, that’s where Tarte Clean Slate Poreless Perfecting Primer comes into play.

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Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

Ahhh…

Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Eyeshadow Quad, what I thought would be one of my favorite releases from the Sephora + Pantone Universe Collection.

I was every so eager to spice up my eyes with tangerine. Dare I say, I wear it well? I can definitely do peach on my eyes but it depends of course on the shade.

Let’s take a look at the Color of the Year Eyeshadow Quad and see if I can work it and how good the quality is.

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