August 7, 2013

Tarte haul + FOTD

After seeing most of the bloggers post on Tarte's 30% off Friends&Family event, I could not help but to check out the site and see what this can get me. 
If you have never heard of Tarte cosmetics, it's a beauty brand that "specializes in good-for-you glamour, makeup and beauty products that are eco-friendly and cruelty-free. Visit us anytime at"
These are my very first Tarte products ever! I know I am behind jumping on their infamous, award-winning Amazonian clay 12-hour blush line band wagon, but I just had tons of other blushes and had no need to buy one. And if you have been following me on Instagram: _j4ckie_ (#fivetwocertified), you would have seen my Tarte haul already. Okay, here's the clip I posted.

It was super exciting how I just ordered Thursday night and it was already here Saturday morning! Now that's what I call super fast shipping! Lucky me they ship from New Jersey! 
Let's check each products now, shall we?!?!

This Amazonian Clay 12-hr blush in the shade fearless (golden pink) was on sale for $18 +30%off! So this only cost me $12.60! Of course, I went on the Sale page first to see if I can apply the 30% off to the discounted Tarte products and believe it or not all the stuff I bought are from the Sale page, and all were 30% off more the sale price! 

So from the swatch of fearless this blush has shimmer to it and is very pigmented! What you see in the pan is the color you will get on your cheek.

Next thing that caught my eye was this SmolderEYES Amazonian Clay waterproof eyeliner in champagne. I have dry eyes and so I like to push a yawn to hydrate my eyes with some tears hehehe (*hope that made sense*) so I wanted a waterproof inner corner highlighter and this one was on sale for $10 + 30% off = $7.00 !!! Why did I not get all three colors? I am shopping what I need and not what I want so I was being shopping conscious and not go overboard.

The swatch looks so pretty and shimmery. I also used the smudge brush on the other end and it works pretty good! No need to be rubbing the brush since it smudge smoothly.

Next product is this Amazonian clay eye collection On sale for $30 + 30%off = $21.00 !!!

This 3 piece set came with:

  • gifted™ Amazonian clay smart mascara in black
  • smolderEYES Amazonian clay waterproof liner in gunmental (gray) and chocolate brown
  • sharpener

I wanted the brown eye liner from this set to use for my waterline. Both pencils swatched so smoothly but my only problem with them is they're chubby pencils so if I want to use it for a fine line, I will need to use my angle brush.

Here's my FOTD (Face Of The Day) look I made with the Tarte eye makeup products:

I already have theBalm Cabana Boy on my cheeks that day, so I'm not wearing the blush and bronzer on this photo. The champagne shade in my inner corners; gunmetal shade all over my lid then the chocolate brown shade in the outer corner and the crease, also winged out. Under the eye I just smudged both gunmetal and brown with a smudge brush.
I did one eye at a time so it don't set before I am satisfied with the color and shape. They were easy to blend and had no need to use other eye shadows for blending!
On my lips are a mix of Milani Color Statement in Orange-Gina and NYX Xtreme Lip Creme in Buttery Nude on top.

And for my free sample I received this mineral powder bronzer "hotel heiress"!!! I was looking at getting the bronzer in their Sale page but getting it as my free sample is more awesome!

"A longwearing mineral-based bronzing powder infused with Amazonian clay for a healthy, natural looking glow."

This bronzer has no shimmer to it, and the pan size is just a little smaller than the blush pan. The cute faux leather print cardboard packaging has a magnetic closure to it so this will be good for traveling.  

bronzer swatch is all the way to the LEFT, but yes it's hard to see it in this picture 
When swatched on my arm, it almost matched my tanned skin! That was only one swipe of the bronzer so I'm not sure if I can build this up. My arms are darker than my face though so this may still work for me! If not, it's a good shade as my blending color on my crease.

I left all the swatches on my arm all day, to test out the longevity of these products and to my surprise they all withstood the water from hand washing (no soap use by the swatched area though). The bronzer, blush and the eye pencils all held up (even after falling asleep on my arm on the couch for an afternoon nap!) and only until I had to remove them with my makeup remover that everything came of! I am super impressed and cannot wait to use all of these products!

Do not panic if I do not have a FOTD here using the blush and bronzer, eventually I will be using this and featuring this to upcoming Face of The Days here on my blog, and we'll see if these products ends up on my monthly favorites!

I will post an update on these products after I have used them more. Did you guys get anything from Tarte's 30%off Friends&Family Event? Or got any other recommendations on what I should get next from the Tarte line? Not that I will be shopping anytime soon, but something I should add on my Beauty Wish List.

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