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Contouring & Highlighting Made Easy with Tarte:Park Avenue Princess Contour Palette

Contouring and highlighting can truly do wonders for your face.  By chiseling out the illusion of bone structure, you can actually give your face a different dimension then you were born with.  This is great news for me because I was not born with high cheekbones or an oval face!  By creating light and shadow, you can mold a more ideal face shape! Luckily with Tarte's Park Avenue Princess-Contour Palette, you have a contouring powder and a highlighter (plus a blush) right in the same … [Read more...]

New Year’s Eve Makeup Tutorial

Since tomorrow is New Year's Eve, I thought a little, easy makeup tutorial was in store in case you've got something special planned!  I love this look.  It's super easy and really different.  It's not really something I would wear on a day to day basis but for a special party, I would for sure.   Bare with me on the pics, I got a new camera flash and it's going to take some trouble shooting to figure it out!  I'm pretty sure I look like a good candidate for Twilight Part 10.  However, this … [Read more...]

What’s In My Natural Makeup Bag…

I've had lots of questions about my daily makeup routine.  I am a minimalist-I like to keep it simple.  My husband might argue I keep it a bit too simple!  But, for an everyday look I do have my natural faves packed in my makeup bag! Tarte's BB Tinted Treatement 12 hour Primer $35-To be honest, this is what I wear for a foundation.  It's so amazing.  It gives me a bit of color-I use medium in the summer and light in the winter.  It evens redness and smooths texture.  I love how natural it … [Read more...]

Makeup Tutorial for a Hooded Eye

I'm so excited to do my first makeup tutorial today!  When I used to work in a spa as an aesthetician, I also worked as a make up artist. I have put off sharing some tutorials with you all because I was so worried about not getting the lighting right.  I hope you all enjoy this as much as I did making it! I love doing makeup!  It's amazing how even a small amount of makeup applied in the right way can bring out or disguise a person's features.  It truly is an art form! Today I am going to … [Read more...]

Perfect your Pout with Tarte!

Finding the perfect lip gloss and lipstick is paramount, am I right?  How many times have you bought a lip gloss and it ends up being the wrong shade, too light, or no staying power?  For me it's often.  To be honest I'm always compromising my "beauty values" for lip products.  I know all the chemicals that are in most lipsticks but yet I still give in when I think I've found just the right color. Let me just say, compromising on quality when it comes to lip products is really a bad idea.  … [Read more...]

Blush, Bronzer & Shadow, Oh My!

For those of you who have taken the plunge and bought the ingredients for your own mineral make up, and for those of you who are still not quite sure, this post is for you!  With the ingredients that are necessary for making your own mineral make up, you can also make blush, bronzer and eye shadow!  Besides mascara and lipstick, I have everything I need for a full face of make up with my mineral make up ingredients! Bronzer Recipe 2 TBSP. Serecite Mica (find it HERE) 1/2 TBSP. Titanium … [Read more...]

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