Friday, August 29, 2014

Becca Mineral Blush Review and Swatches

Top Row: Songbird, Sweetpea , Flowerchild 
Bottom Row: Wild Honey and Gypsy

Songbird,  Sweetpea,  Flowerchild,  Wild Honey,   Gypsy

Sephora Says:

A delicate powder blush infused with micro-fine minerals that deliver a soft glow. 
Impart a soft halo of color onto the apples of your cheeks with this delicate powder that subtly reflects the light and casts a luminous glow. Formulated with a natural mineral complex and infused with antioxidant vitamins A, E, and C, this blush nourishes and conditions skin for a smooth, illuminated complexion.

I have been a little obsessed with Becca Mineral Blushes lately, as you can see.
They're FABULOUS in case you didn't already know.

Becca has been around for several years and just recently came to Sephora a year or two ago and just to Ulta in the last couple of months.

They come is 6  different shades and I own 5 of them. 
 They used to have several more colors in the range but I believe they discontinued them, which is a bummer.

These feel like buttah and blend seamlessly into your skin. 
They have great pigmentation and you don't need a ton of product to achieve a gorgeous color on your cheeks.

Flowerchild is my absolute favorite and think it's the most universal flattering shade for all skin tones.

Retail is $32.00 and worth every penny.

I highly recommend you check these babies out.



Thursday, August 28, 2014

NYC Sun 'n Bronze Bronzing Powder in Coral Samba Review and Swatches

Coral Samba 02

individual colors and mixed
Here is what NYC Cosmetics says:
A smooth, lightweight bronzing powder that provides the ultimate sun-kissed glow. The NYC New York Color Sun n’ Bronze Bronzing Powder offers a unique combination of bronzing and highlighting shades that blend together to create a custom glow just for you. The ultra-fine and lightweight texture brushes on flawlessly to cheeks and contours for a natural look. The shades: Coral Samba and Rosa Rio

 have tried only one other powder from NYC Cosmetics prior to picking up this one that I didn't really like.
 Check out my review here .

Coral Samba gives the skin such a nice glow and the pigmentation is pretty good.
Retail is $4.99,  but I had a $1.00 off coupon, which made this an even better value.

I would not use this as a bronzer because it does have shimmer but wearing it as wash of color on the cheeks looks great.

Although this collection is limited edition , I see if in a few drugstores.
So if you are interested, there is a good chance you can still find this product.



Monday, August 25, 2014

Tarte Rainforest After Dark Review and Swatches

Champagne , Park Ave Princess , Unleashed 
The pictures are taken in direct sunlight 
Bare to Explore, Make a Mauve, Plum away with me, Up to no gold, Tan-gled Up in You, Don’t Turn A-Brown describes these as:

" Inspired by the rain forest’s deep orchid hues at dusk, Tarte’s limited-edition eye and cheek palette has everything you need to create sultry and sophisticated day to night looks. Infused with colored clay, which naturally color-corrects as it supports oil control, this makeup provides longer wear and truer color payoff. This modern ingredient from the mountainous regions of Brazil brightens, evens, and soothes skin, while the velvety formula glides on and delivers rich color—without settling into fine lines and wrinkles."

I predict the Tarte Rainforest After Dark palette will make many of you beauty lovers very happy with the gorgeous colors.

This is probably one of my favorite palettes that Tarte has come out with in the past few years.

Inside this glorious palette is 6 eyeshadows, 1 bronzer, 1 highlighter and 1 blush.
The hues include shades of pink, mauve, and browns and the textures are a mix of mattes, shimmers and satins.

Very travel friendly and you can easily transition a day time look into a night time look with this palette.

You can find this palette at Ulta, Sephora and

Have you picked this up yet?