This review of the Tarte Be MATTEnificent Amazonian Colored Clay Matte Eye & Cheek Palette ($36) feels a little late because ALL OF YOU have tried it before me I wasn’t sure I liked the idea of a matte eyeshadow and blush palette to be honest but if anyone at all was going to change my mind about matte it was Tarte.
Tarte introduced me to mattes I actually LOVED! I think the first time I really dug a matte eyeshadow as when I hauled the original Tarte Jewelry Box Palette that was launched around 2009 or so. That palette had a huge array of eyeshadows in a ton of different finishes and yes, there were mattes in there. No one can deny that Tarte’s super silky matte formula is so easy to work with and use. My experience with mattes up to that point had all been bad. Dry, chalky, with a patchy application that looked horrid on my eyes. Seriously, matte just wasn’t for me.
But in comes Tarte and singlehandedly they change my mind. To this day I’m still a little scared of matte anything but I know if Tarte’s behind the wheel I’m safe.
The Tarte Be MATTEnificent Amazonian Colored Clay Matte Eye & Cheek Palette reinforces the fact that Tarte knows how to do mattes.
Dior Rose Crinoline Rouge Dior Lipstick ($32) is one of two limited edition shades of Rouge Dior Lipstick that launches with the Dior Spring 2014 Makeup Collection.
Rose Crinoline is exactly rose so that name is slightly misleading. Typically shades like this I avoid like the plague as it is a very cool, milky shade of coral which translates as not a good idea for my skin tone as it drowns me out and gives me the dreaded zombie lip look.
But I have to admit I actually had a lot of fun with this color with my attempts to making it work for me.
Take a peek!
Clear, sparkling gloss your deal darling? You’ll love all over Guerlain Star Dust Gloss d’Enfer Maxi Shine Lip Gloss ($30)! This limited edition shade is available with the Guerlain Meteorites Blossom Spring 2014 Collection and brings a touch of iridescent shimmer to lips.
Take a peek!
Loved NYX the Curve? You’ll surely adore Milani Eye Tech Perfection Liquid Liner if so! Plus this won’t set you back $15, it’s under $10 ($7.49 to be exact).
Milani Eye Tech Perfection Liquid Liner arrives at CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart later next month but for now here’s a little look see at this cool eyeliner gadgetry, I like gadgets by the very way more than I like makeup sometimes.
Milani Lip Intense Liquid Color lands at drugstores (Walgreens, Walmart, and CVS) this Spring and will be a permanent part of the Milani Collection.
Are the glossy? A liquid lipstick? A stain? Let’s just say a little bit of everything. Milani formulated them with pure pigment so they are extra loud and bright with the full coverage of a lipstick but the thin, lightweight consistency of a gloss (but no shine here my friends, all very matte and proper aside from colors that is!).
Take a peek!