I get tired of turning to the same products all of the time. When I think that my look has become predictable, I like to change it up. I’ve been trying out some great new makeup from some of my favorite brands — tarte, Pur Minerals, Mineral Fusion and Jane Iredale — and I am loving my new look!
Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 USD) — Turn back the hands of time with tarte’s new timeless smoothing and filling primer formulated to fade out your biggest beauty boundaries such as large pores, fine lines and wrinkles. The antioxidant-rich formula infused with vitamins C & E and green bean extract gently melts into the skin delivering a surge of moisture, peptides and other naturally-derived elixirs for a firmer, smoother appearance. You’ll love the lightweight texture and fresh powder scent as it provides the perfect blank canvas to enhance the look and wear time of makeup. It can also be worn alone as part of your skincare regimen, blurring out skin imperfections and signs of aging for a flawless, soft-focus finish.
What I think: I love the new blurring primers and this one is exceptionally good! Just a little evens my skin tone and smooths lines and the appearance of pores. Perfect under makeup or by itself, for a fresh, polished look.
Available at http://www.tartecosmetics.com
Tarte Rainforest After Dark Palette ($38 USD) — Inspired by the deep orchid hues of the Rainforest at dusk, this palette has everything you need to create sultry, sophisticated looks to take you from day to night. Each pigmented, flattering shade is infused with colored clay, which naturally color-corrects as it helps control oil for longer, truer wear. This next generation 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 or wrinkles.
New limited-edition and iconic shades inspired by sultry Amazonian adventures include:
• bare to explore (pink beige)
• make a mauve (plum mauve)
• plum away with me (dark plum)
• up to no gold (gold)
• tan-gled up in you (tan)
• don’t turn a-brown (dark brown)
• unleashed (nude rose blush)
• champagne (highlighter)
• park ave princess™ (bronzer)
What I think: This gorgeous palette will give you great day and night looks. The eye shadows are so flattering and will work well now, and as we go into fall. Plus, Park Avenue Princess is one of my all-time favorite bronzers. It’s a subtle, lighter shade, but is really pretty on!
Available at http://www.tartecosmetics.com
Pür Minerals Big Look Mascara in Black ($20 USD) — Fortified with Argan Oil, this game-changing mascara formula envelops lashes in nourishing, knockout colour with endless build and dewy sheen. And with our exclusive, clump-resistant mascara wand, getting smooth, evenly coated lashes is easy — even in tough inner corners! Now, that’s a stroke of genius.
What I think: I love trying new mascaras! I love that this has Argan Oil in it. The brush is molded plastic and is medium-sized. I tried it and — wow! I noticed instant separation and length and since it is very buildable, in a couple of coats I had tons of volume as well. It is so good — and good for my lashes!
Available at www.purminerals.com
Mineral Fusion Lip Tints ($9.99 USD ) — This sheer, hydrating formula composed of natural ingredients smoothes lips with moisturizing cocoa butter while delivering vibrant color with staying power. Its sleek automatic packaging allows for easy application, buildable color and an always-rich pout for chic, on-the-go women. The lip-firming peptide locks in moisture for luscious lips and a perky pout while the natural Vanilla Mint flavor leaves fresh breath for any occasion.
What I think: I have been testing this in the shade Glisten, which is a shimmering nude. The vanilla mint flavor is tasty and the color is sheer and pretty. I like this as an everyday lip color since it moisturizes and does not dry out the lips.
Available at http://www.dermstore.com
Jane Iredale PureGloss Lip Gloss Tangerine ($24 USD) — If you’d rather have a gloss than a tint, this is perfect! This has a luxurious formula that feels lusciously creamy on the lips with Moringa butter and avocado oil that make lips feel conditioned, moisturized, quenched and nourished. It is remarkably long‐lasting and is free of petroleum‐based products.
What I think: I do love my lip gloss! This is such a pretty soft, coral and it’s perfect for the summer. The gloss itself does last a long time and is makes my lips soft — and isn’t sticky. Yay!
Purchase at shop.janeiredale.com