The Lipstick League – week of 6.26.17
Question of the Week: Have you ever bought a beauty product solely for the packaging?
I have definitely been swayed by packaging – no doubt about that! I don’t know if I’ve ever bought anything that was completely unusable or anything like that, but I’ve definitely bought things I didn’t need because the packaging was so good! The Tarte Make Believe in Yourself palette is a good example of gorgeous packaging. The shades are very shimmery, and there’s a nice range of everyday warm tones, and a few fun “unicorn” colors.
The pigmentation is not quite what I had hoped. They are shimmery but not very pigmented. To get the most out of these colors, I recommend using your finger or a sponge applicator – for maximum impact. Take a look at my swatches below (in afternoon indirect sunlight – swatched with my fingertips) and see what you think. I will definitely be enjoying this palette for casual looks, but I think if you’re a makeup expert or used to really intense colors, you may be disappointed. If you’re like me, and want something that is just a notch above “everyday” looks, give this one a shot. Myth is a really nice neutral matte shade that I will be using a lot. And Marvel and Trance make really nice highlights to dot on top of the inner eye area. This palette is limited edition and actually on sale right now on the Tarte website! Plus while you’re there, check out Tarte’s other sale items.
Please note that not all Lipstick League posts are cruelty free.
Blushing Noir – The NARS Powermatte Lip Pigments are coming soon & NARS says they are their “most powerful matte yet”. Yes… yes they are. See why I’m loving them and get swatches of ALL 20 SHADES here.
Clumps of Mascara – I mean, if you’ve seen one liquid lipstick, you’ve seen them all, right? But wait…NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment are a whole ‘nother beast.
EauMG – D.C.’s best niche perfume boutique has launched their first fragrance. It smells like juicy passion fruit!
fanserviced-b – Need to take your anti-acne skincare to the next level? I’ve got three advanced tips for saving time and skin.
Gouldylox – Your shipment of Naked Heat has just arrived…wondering how to wear it? Try it with these lippies!
My Beauty Bunny – has gathered a list of 4th of July beauty deals, coupon codes and sales. Get em while they’re hot!
Phyrra – Looking for budget-friendly skincare? I share my How to Create a Skincare Routine Guide with the Ordinary for all skin types. You’ll love it!
Prime Beauty – has found her Holy Grail Summer Foundation in Erborian’s CC Créme. It provides coverage and skincare benefits with a feather-light feel!
we heart this – Gloss lovers, have you tried Sara Happ One Luxe Gloss yet? Seven shades (including Rose Gold) of the dreamiest, creamiest gloss EVER.
Beauty Junkies Unite – Amber is giving away a ZENMED skincare regimen valued at $181! Make sure to go over and get your entries in!
(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)
Blushing Noir is Currently Craving: The Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette. Those are my SHADES, you guys. I love em and I’m dying to recreate some of the awesome eye looks I’ve been seeing!