Tarte Review: Lippie Paints, Tartelette in Bloom Palette & Lip Pencils

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Tis’ the season for Holiday products and new releases. Tarte Cosmetics has been kicking butt in the makeup industry and releasing such an amazing selection of products this year. I had the pleasure of checking out and playing with their New Collection for the past few weeks and I absolutely love it! It’s evident how much work and thought went into this line and as a frequent shopper of Tarte, great products like this are always appreciated.

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LA Splash Cosmetics Liquid Lipsticks

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La Splash Cosmetics has released a beautiful array of matte lipsticks!! They are reasonably priced and comparable to some higher end liquid lipsticks.

Find Swatches for my entire collection below (click on each picture to enlarge). Most of the shades require one layer, however some tend to be slightly patchier and require an extra layer to achieve an opaque look. The drying time is between 3-5 minutes.

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Melanie Mills Gleam Highlighting Powders

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As summertime approaches everyone is on the search for that “glow”. A lot of makeup artists find it hard to tone it down during the colder months, but now that the warmer climate is upon us it is totally acceptable to pack on the highlight!

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Jaclyn Hill Palette Review

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As a makeup lover and collector, there is always something to look forward to in the makeup world. That is the beauty of this industry. Trends always come full circle, better products are released and exciting collaborations are established. This palette ignited that excitement in me!!! It was one of my personal must haves for the year and I was honored to receive it from Morphe Brushes. They have collaborated with the fabulous Jaclyn Hill and created, in my opinion, one of the most well rounded and versatile palettes of the year at a ridiculous affordable price.

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Motives Cosmetics 2015 Collection

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Motives Cosmetics is rocking the makeup industry in recent years. They released a host of new products at their World Conference this past February in Miami. The collection consisted of an array of blushes, eyeshadows, lipsticks and liquid lipsticks. I’ve had the privilege of receiving the whole collection.

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Eyeliner Inspiration <3

There are so many ways to wear eyeliner. Don’t be restricted by makeup rules. There is no such thing. Have fun, make a mess, practice and challenge yourself.  Here are a few of my favorites. I hope something inspires you.

Denise ❤

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Thank you for checking out my post. Full details for all of these looks can be found on my IG page @MakeupbyDenise

Top 5 Foundations of 2014

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One of the hardest makeup products to find is the PERFECT foundation. It’s ironic because there are literally a million different companies that offer a wide range of shades and formulas, which I think adds to the frustration of “Where do I even start looking?”. Before I was a makeup artist I tried a ton of different foundations trying to find the formulation for my  own skin. They either made me break out, oxidized and turned orange, or would slide around after a few hours.

After years of searching I have finally found a few different foundations that worked for me and also made it into my makeup kit. But before we get into those, let’s talk a little bit about skin types and picking the right foundation.

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