Today I have the rest of the items tarte sent us. I love that the packaging features snake skin, because these products are as adaptable as a snake shedding its skin.best in faux lash extending fibers ($19) is very interesting. The fibers are black, not white, so it almost seems like putting on two different types of mascara. Start with the tube of lights, camera, lashes mascara to prep lashes for grabbing onto the fibers, follow with the best in faux fiber wand, then finish with another coat of mascara.
Typically I have big problems with fiber lash enhancers – the fibers bother my eyes and make them very uncomfortable. But this system works fantastically for me – big huge lashes that wear perfect through the day with no fallout!
I am totally digging the limited-edition Amazonian clay dual eyeliner ($24). Holy smokes this is good stuff.
The dual eyeliner comes in a large glass jar with two shades of gel eyeliner. I have the brown/black duo. The brown is not a flat brown, it’s more of a shimmery bronze. This is a super creamy, easy to apply gel liner that has a little play time before drying down to a smudge-free line that just doesn’t budge. I love using the black on the top lash line and the brown on the bottom lash line. This dual liner also comes in a green/black duo and a plum/black duo, and I am most definitely buying both of them.
The colored clay tinted brow gel ($21) was a surprise to me. I am so used to larger, mascara-sized brushes for brow gels that this tiny little brush took me aback at first.
The tiny little brush packs a big punch. I absolutely adore what it does for my brows…they look polished and perfect with just one swipe. This is a seriously great brow gel that fills in brows and keeps them in place all day. And the tiny brush is a stroke of genius – the larger ones always leave extra gel that I have to wipe off, so my on-the-thin-side brows love this.
I can’t have a complete eye look without curling my lashes – mine are stick straight without the help. The be charmed limited edition picture perfect eyelash curler ($19) is a great option that isn’t too small for larger eyes. Plus, this one includes a removable snake charm and a deluxe size lights, camera, flashes mascara.
Lots of eyelash curlers are too small for my eyes, but the be charmed eyelash curler works with room to spare. It gives major curl that doesn’t droop by the end of the day. Take the cool snake charm off and put it on your purse or keychain – snakes are a symbol of spiritual guidance and personal growth, so it’s a perfect reminder that you are on the right path!
That’s a lot of items for eyes…for lips, the tarte Fall 2014 collection features a new LipSurgence lip gloss ($19) shade, Envy.
envy is a matte yet shiny mauve berry shade. It’s a natural shade that gives lips a little ‘oomph’ of color plus a lot of glossy shine. It keeps my lips looking and feeling moist and lush. Love it.
Overall, the tarte cosmetics Fall 2014 collection is pretty darn fabulous. The biggest surprises for me were the dual eyeliner and the colored clay brow gel. I think my favorite items are the best in faux lash fibers and the be charmed eyelash curler…although there isn’t a clunker in the bunch. tarte has definitely outdone themselves with this collection. Thumbs up! – Lisa
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