Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder Review

I received a sample size of the Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder in my May Ipsy Glam Bag. This silky finishing powder feels amazing on my face.

What’s to love?

The Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder looks and feels like the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Poreless Finish Airbrush Powder. It’s silky smooth and helps with my fine lines and imperfections. It’s oil free and does not look cakey on me.

Full-Sized price: $33

Oh My Mermaid! Check Out The “Be A Mermaid & Make Waves Eyeshadow Palette” From Tarte

Tarte has a brand new palette that’s straight from under the sea called Be A Mermaid & Make Waves Eyeshadow Palette. I am all over this mermaid theme — I may even get my hands on Splash tonight, you know that awesome move with Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah? Anyway this palette is making me drool!

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I can’t wait to get my hands on this palette. It’s at Sephora and the price is $42. The palette has “14 matte and metallic shades, all stashed in a dreamy, iridescent seashell compact” . The shades include:

  • Nude Beach
  • Shore Thing
  • Frosé
  • Beach Please
  • Mermosa
  • Cavern
  • Fin-Tastic
  • Sandbar
  • Salt Water
  • Shipwreck
  • Shell Yeah
  • Bubbles
  • Splash
  • Lagoon

The brown metallic Cavern shade looks so pretty!

Rainforest of the Sea Tarte Foil Finger Paints Shadow Palette

New from Tarte is the Rainforest of the Sea Foil Finger Paints Shadow Palette and I am all over this one! I LOVE metal shades and this one comes in a blingy textured aqua blue case that is calling my name.

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This gorgeous palette has “textured foil formulas” and it looks amazing. I am a huge fan of the metals so this is right up my ally and I love that they are so textured. The metallic shades tend to make my 47-year-old eyes look younger.

You get 3 foil finish shades and a split pan on the end with 2 sparkling shades.

  • gold coast (champagne)
  • sailor’s delight (burgundy)
  • sea glass (chocolate)
  • stargazer (sunset/silver)

I especially love the burgundy and chocolate shades and this palette is on my Spring wishlist.

Price: $39

Tarte 2017 Holiday Collection

Tarte just released their holiday line and top on my list is the Limited-Edition Treasure Box Collector’s Set for $59. This set looks so pretty and I am loving the case.

The Limited-edition set includes:

  • 24 Amazonian clay eyeshadows in new matte & metallic shades
  • 2 Amazonian clay blushes in perk (carnation pink) & wish (watermelon pink)
  • 2 Amazonian clay bronzers in navigate (matte bronze) & excursion (bronze luster)
  • Amazonian clay highlighter in wanderlust (light champagne)
  • full-size kitten eyeliner
  • deluxe lights, camera, lashes™ 4-in-1 mascara
  • deluxe tarteist™ quick dry matte lip paint in grand (deep rose)

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And if you think this is pretty go ahead and check out the rest of the new Tarte arrivals! I am literally drooling and I think my wallet is about to get a lot thinner.

Here’s a sneak peek!

Limited-edition goddess glow highlighter

Limited-edition artful accessories brush set

 

Limited-edition spice up your stare deluxe tarteist™ eyeliner set

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Volume II Review

I received the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Volume II in my August Boxycharm Box and it’s gorgeous! I am thrilled to have gotten this palette as part of my Boxycharm Box.

What’s to love?

First up, I love the case. It’s gold with a pretty blue, purple and pink sea scape.

The palette itself is amazing too. The shades are super pigmented and almost feel like a cream. I swatched the shades below although the riptide shade does not look blue to me. At first I thought it was dark green but it’s actually more of a charcoal. My favorite shade is marina!

The shades from left to right are…

  • pearl (white shimmer)
  • conch (off white)
  • sunset (yellow gold)
  • marina (caramel)
  • seaside (chestnut)
  • siren (dark brown)
  • breezy (shimmering slate)
  • riptide (steel blue)

I also found the shades to be very blendable and long lasting. They have no scent although I do wish they had the “Tarte” vanilla scent as I love that smell!

The palette is Made in Italy and retails for $36.

Also check out my video unboxing of the August 2017 Boxycharm Box!

The NEW Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea Highlighting Eyeshadow Palette Vol. III Is Calling My Name!

The NEW Limited-Edition Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea Highlighting Eyeshadow Palette Vol. III looks amazing! I am a huge fan of Tarte and these colors are so perfect. This palette comes with eight, creamy, vegan highlighting shades including:

  • Escape (nude pink luster)
  • Tiki (matte beige)
  • Heat Wave (pink luster)
  • Malibu (plum bronze)
  • Rays (peachy copper)
  • Compass (champagne)
  • Jewel (copper)
  • Treasure (pearlescent)

Price: $36

My 5 Favorite SPF Products For Summer (so far!)

As Summer is starting to roll in I’ve got my SPF arsenal ready for the sun. So far I’ve been relying on to protect my face from those UV rays.

I’m starting to lean towards more organic sun protectors this year too.

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Coola Make-Up Setting Spray SPF 30 – This 70% certified organic spray feels very light weight on my face and works well with my make-up. I love having that extra protection in a spray. It’s also free of Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates.

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ – This has become my go-to, must-have skin product lately. It gives my skin a flawless finish and protects with SPF 50+. I also really love the citrus scent!

Tarteguard 30 Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30 – I’ve been using Tarteguard on my hands and arms as well as my face. It’s Tarte’s first non-chemical sunscreen with active ingredients of Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide. It is free of Parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfates and gluten.

Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense SPF 30 – I really want to pick up the full-sized bottle of this sunscreen which is 20% Zinc Oxide. It’s also Cruelty-Free and they even have a blacklist of ingredients not in their products.

Revlon Kiss Lip Balm In Juicy Peach – I am loving this SPF 20 lip balm. It comes in Tropical Coconut, Fresh Strawberry, Sweet Cherry, Crisp Apple and Berry Burst and Sweet Cherry is my favorite! It feels soft without being greasy or sticky and it tastes and smells so good.