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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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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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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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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Highlighters: My Top 15

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Who doesn’t love glowing, luminescent skin? I know that I do. I originally planned on selecting my Top 5 Highlighters, but let’s be serious. There is no way that I could have narrowed down this list to just 5. As a freelance makeup artist that comes across all different skin tones, it is essential to have various highlighters that compliment all ranges of beauty. I also like to make sure I have different textures and formulas to alter the finish of look I am going for.

There are three different types of Highlighters: Powder, Cream and Liquid.

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Glitters & Pigments: Holiday Edition by Violet Voss

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The lovely Violet Voss Team have released a bunch of new glitters and brand new pigments to their ever growing collection of fabulous products. I have always been a fan of their perfectly organized glitters  but this year they have totally outdone themselves. I have recently been loving the holographic components in EVERYTHING, so the fact that it’s been incorporated into this holiday collection makes it extra beautiful…in my eyes.

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Venus: The Grunge Palette

IMG_1931_FotorHi Lovies. So Lime Crime has released one of my most anticipated palettes of the year. They posted a picture of this beauty a few weeks ago and I instantly fell in love. After a while, in the makeup industry it feels like you have essentially seen it all, and most companies either improve or piggyback off other great ideas. This Grunge palette is beautiful because it is totally outside of the box, in a good way. I think the company took a risk on it, but this sold out palette has been on the wish list of many. One of the reasons that I love Lime Crime is because everything about their brand screams originality and brilliance.

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