About a month or so ago, one of my favorite sample sale websites, Hautelook, had a Tarte Cosmetics sale. Since I absolutely love my Tarte Aqualillies palette, and have heard a million good things about Tarte, I knew I had to break out the wallet and pick up a few things. I've had my eye on the Amazonian 12-Hour Clay Blushes and the Glamazon lipsticks and luckily the sale included a few shades of both of those items.
First up, the blush. I got it in the shade "empowered" which I'm pretty sure was a shade that was featured on QVC and is on the Tarte website for only $18 (compared to the usual $26). It's a really nice pink shade (with a hint of peach) that has a little shimmer running through it. In the pan, it looks like it is pretty glittery but that doesn't really translate onto the cheeks (which is great...I'm not all about that glittery cheek look). I think it would look nice on most skin tones but if you have really dark skin it may not show up very well.
Last but not least (can you really say that when you're only talking about two things? I'm just going to go with it) the Glamazon lipstick in Fierce. Fierce is a bright red with a bit of an orange undertone. The formula is so nice and creamy. The swatch above is only one swipe so it's really pigmented as well. Overall, a really nice and fun red that will last for hours...which makes it a win in my book! I think it would look really nice with subtle eye shadow and a thicker black eye liner, maybe with a little flick, I don't know, just throwing it out there. That's pretty much how I envision every red lip ha. Ah well, nothing if not consistent, right?
Have you tried Tarte products? Which ones are your favorite?