Carried Away with Tarte

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Don’t you just love really awesome gift sets? Well the Carried Away with Tarte set is a really great steal for $54, it has all you need to take off on a little adventure. With 24 eyeshadows, 8 lip glosses, mascara, blush,
soft round brush, finishing powder all in a gorgeous case! Of course in my case I’d need to add some primer, face makeup, eyeliner, a few more brushes and then I can grab it and go. What really impressed me about this whole set is the range of colors, all of the colors go well with each other, or you can just use the various quads grouped together if you’re not so good with color selection. The lip glosses range from sparkling pink to very muted nudes. The case itself is a huge bonus, the eyeshadows fit in a little pocket behind it, the side pockets can hold a lot of stuff. It’s perfect for traveling and separating your items so you can have you face makeup on one side and your lip products on the other. The quality of the makeup is very good, with buttery, pigmented shades that I can’t wait to play with. Unlike the Sephora kit I bought last time I was in Sephora I feel like this is more of what I would use (eye products) and less lip products, all in a more portable case. Get yours now and get Carried Away at Sephora

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Brushes again!

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A few months ago I realized that I was starting to develop redness all around my face, at first it would only show with extreme weather but gradually it just stayed on my face all the time. So I had to do something about it, which meant I actually had to start using foundation. I’ve never had to worry about my face ever. Through my teenage years until a few months ago I had clear skin, with a few pimples every now and then since I do have oily skin. I tried a few different types of foundation and eventually settled on Bare Escentuals and Everyday Minerals because I could build up the coverage without the cakey feeling of liquid foundations. As I was exploring the world of foundations I also realized that having the right brushes could also make a huge difference. For instance I bought a BE kit from Sephora which came with 3 brushes but I actually don’t use those brushes to apply my foundation. I found that I get the best coverage using a flat powder brush from elf. The BE brushes I use for applying blush or mineral veil. If I’m not using my Tarte face brush which is a whole lot softer. I like using synthetic bristle brushes as opposed to animal hair brushes, they seem to last longer and if you buy a good brand they’re softer and won’t irritate sensitive skin. Not all BE brushes irritate me, I do own a antibacterial synthetic brush which came with my Redness Remedy, that is an excellent brush!

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