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Game Changer: Tarte Cosmetics New Shape Tape Contour Concealer

Tarte Contour Concealer
Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer Comes in Six Shades: Fair, Light, Light-Medium, Medium, Tan and Deep

Tarte Cosmetics’ NEW Shape Tape Contour Concealer, the most recent addition to their Popular Amazonian Clay line, is a double duty wonder that improves the quality of your skin while providing great coverage.

Infographic: Contour, Highlight and Conceal with Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer

Whether using it to contour and highlight, or simply as a concealer; you’ll love the medium to full coverage formula; as well as quality and versatility synonymous with Tarte Cosmetics.

Contour Concealer in Fair
Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer in Fair
Tarte Double Duty Contour Concealer
Tarte’s Shape Tape Contour Concealer in Medium
Tarte Contour Concealer
Tarte’s Shape Tape Contour Concealer in Deep
Shape Tape Contour Concealer
The 6 Shades of Tarte’s Shape Tape Contour Concealer

Tarte’s NEW Shape Tape Contour Concealer is $24 for a large 1oml tube and the creamy, Amazonian Clay based formula is free of parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfates and gluten. It is available NOW on Tarte’s Website.

Shape Tape Contour Concealer
Tarte’s Shape Tape Contour Concealer: large 10ml for $24

While on the site, take a look at Tarte’s other innovative, nutrient-rich cosmetics or get more information on the NEW Shape Tape Contour Concealer: http://tartecosmetics.com/raf/click/?i=ph$!n0521k

 

Suggested Tutorial/Review

Gina Ritacco Tutorial
Professional MUA/Beauty Vlogger Gina Ritacco reviews Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer

Since I have yet to get my hands on these beauties, I cannot film or post my own test and review; but I will. Promise. In the meantime, please do watch this excellent review and demo by Gina Ritacco:

The New Tarte Shape Tape Concealer + Quickie Blending Sponge Review + Demo! by Professional MUA and Beauty Vlogger 》Gina Ritacco at https://youtu.be/rK2xksawwfY

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REVIEW: Rock Your Hair Styling Products

Thank You to @rock_your_hair for the products you sent me. 😙

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Rock Your Hair: Rock It Big Volumizing Hairspray and Bombshell Volumizing Powder

I received #SprayItBig #VolumizingHairspray along with #Bombshell #BigHairPowder from @rock_your_hair after seeing an IG post.

I didn’t agree to give a #review or #shoutout of any kind in exchange; nor was I asked for one. But… Hello, 5 stars, Baby! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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First: The packaging is way cute; yet edgy. I loved the fuchsia color of the items; BOTH adorned with crystals inside their heart-shaped logo that definitely has a rock&roll feel; as did the lettering, graphics and product names!

Now, the big question: how did the products work? Umm, FAN-FUNKIN-TASTICLY!

I have a lot of very thick, heavy hair, so I was a bit skeptical about the volumizing powder and it’s hold.

WRONG! It HELD through several brushings (one with a heated brush), my rushing around all over; in and out of the car and the wind whipping my hair all over!

I had volume, especially at the heaviest parts of my hair, no chalky powder residue anywhere, no itching, and it didn’t dry out my hair/scalp; no problems! That’s a great product! Hello “Bombshell!”, I Love you! 😜

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“Spray It Big” can be used before styling and after for extra hold. I sprayed a very light mist after thoroughly brushing my hair and before rebrushing with a heated brush at a 500° temp.

There was no burning my hair, no crunching sound from the heat reacting to the hairspray. It even gave my hair a slight curl, which amazed me – since the heated brush really doesn’t work in that area (despite the claims from the brush company 😡)!

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My hair held its shape (as I explained above) and I had only hit it with a second brief mist before I was out the door.

Using very little product, my hair remained as I styled it, was soft, supple and touchable. No 80s helmet head, no 90s crunchy strands! I could run my fingers through my hair and it felt great, as healthy hair should!

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Hell YES, @rock_your_hair definitely rocked MY hair – all day (+ night) long – with very little used! I loved both products; they worked great together/separate!

Now how do I test the rest of the product line, @rock_your_hair? 😎

Angels, Love and Light,
Synergy

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REVIEW: Marc Jacobs Beauty #VelvetNoir Major Volume Mascara

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Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2 (4.5) Stars:

“If only Velvet Noir Mascara had been waterproof!”

 

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The NEW MARC JACOBS BEAUTY Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara is a supreme, superb black, which I loved; the bold black is just as lashes should be: dark, vampy, dramatic.

It’s 1990’s grunge, heightened and nurtured from ragged flannel to a luxuriously, modern velvet visage; a neo-classic retrospective of past meeting present-day noir, still rich in history and culture, and born of inspiration that begs you to be inspired as well.

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At first glance, the mascara looked thick, yet slightly wet and possibly messy.

This is from the product being in boxes in stock rooms, not a product defect as some reviewers stated. I, simply, gave it a little shimmy between my palms (never shake mascara up and down, then you’ll have a real mess and a lot of wasted product, dried up in the cap, on the wand, etc.)

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When opening it again, I wiped off the excess from the wand (as you’re supposed to with all mascaras) and all was well – no mess.

It is worth noting that I am severely eyelash-challenged and wholeheartedly believe my brother inherited all the lashes assigned to our family. Given that, I usually, use at least 3 mascaras: one to define, one for volume and another for length and perhaps another for depth of color; all waterproof formulas.

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I generally dislike non-waterproof mascara, pretty intensely. Instead of enjoying your evening, if you dare laugh too hard (which I always do) or shut your eyes for the briefest of moments, you now look like an expertly groomed racoon with two black waterlines trailing down your beautifully strobbed cheeks.

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While Velvet Noir didn’t give me 80s raccoon eyes, it did smudge a bit; giving me a slightly smoked out eye, when I blended out the tiny baby racoon prints left by this mascara. Still, it is a great product; with, again, the blackest of black color with a divine subtle scent of roses, which left me pleasantly surprised!

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Amazingly BLACK! I loved it, but I would have loved Velvet Noir so much more had it been waterproof. I feel my eyes are too small, so I never wear mascara on my bottom lashes; a waterproof formula would have eliminated the slight smudging problem I encountered.

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Velvet Noir Mascara did give me volume and length. It wasn’t clumpy for me, as other reviewers stated, but perhaps that is because I wait quite a bit between coats. For example, I’ll put on the first coat, roll up my hair and then put on the second coat, etc.

I didn’t expect much of one mascara, as I said my lashes are seriously lacking, but Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara came through with its beautifully, dramatic black color… It is aptly named, that’s for sure!

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Marc Jacobs really did choose the perfect face for this campaign in Winona Ryder.

She was the face of 1990’s grunge, starting with the growing pains and heartache of “Reality Bites” to the very noir “Edward Sciccorhands” and her power-couple status with Johnny Depp. Ryder is just as beautiful now as then; if not moreso…. she’s grown through her experiences; and past meets the present, once again, with her collaborating with Marc Jacobs.

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Velvet Noir is, most definitely, the blackest mascara I’ve ever seen! You could see I had lashes! No, they weren’t anything like falsies, but isn’t that the point of false eyelashes? To be somewhat exaggerated?

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Again, if the formula had only been waterproof… I could have put on a few more thin coats and gotten more volume and length. I’ll just have to pray it’s released in a waterproof formula at some point.

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I did like the brush a lot. The inverted curvature allowed me to get to the lashes that need mascara most, giving me the look of longer lashes. And Velvet Noir did give my lashes a bit of a curl, but I did hit it with a lash curler, just in case!

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I have to mention the overall packaging is gorgeous, very luxe and I love the mascara tube! The octogon shape fits perfectly in your hand, making for a good grip as your applying. The look is very Art Deco meets Futuristic and it’s unique shape melds beauty with function very well!

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All in all, I give Velvet Noir 4.5 stars out of 5 stars.

Now, if Marc Jacobs Beauty decides to add a waterproof formula to this line? All I ask is: Let me review it again?  It will get the 5 stars it deserves.

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Until then, I’ll add a coat of waterproof mascara on top of Velvet Noir, but nothing will match the beautiful, dark almost-coal-black color created by Marc Jacobs for his Spring 2016 Collection. It’s quite simply Inspired.

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¤I received this mascara from Influenster and Marc Jacobs Beauty for my HONEST review.¤

Angels, Love and Light,
Synergy

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Review: Lunatick Cosmetics Labs Apocalipstick in Cinderhella

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@Lunatick_Cosmetic_Labs’ Apocalipstick in “Cinderhella” is an awesome lipstick, packaged in a black bullet-shaped casing.

It looks so cool, you really want to stare at it for a while. It gave me a good chuckle, as we all want a killer lipstick, right?

No, this dangerously apocalyptic-themed apocalipstick is not that matte liquid lipstick that lasts 36 hours, through a nuclear meltdown and more, but it does the job.
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Rating:  ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4 out of 5 stars, based upon my deep affection for long-wear matte waterproof lipstick)
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At first, Cinderhella appears to be a medium-dark violet lipstick. It’s creamy, very moisture rich texture is not drying at all, which is precisely why it does NOT last the 36 hours of a matte liquid lipstick, unfortunately.

However, after blotting a few times, it stays put, maintaining its succulent berry color that lasts quite a long time. I swatched it overnight, and in the morning it was still there. The lipstick did mellow a bit overnight becoming a very beautifully soft rosy-mauve and stayed there for a good many hours: through hand washing, hand sanitizer, cosmetics wipes, and general daily activities, etc.

I got it off easily with coconut oil and, even then, I could still see a faint line from where I had swatched the color.

All told, 24 HOURS for a non-matte formula is GREAT coverage!

Given that, I would say the wonderfully maniacal minds at @Lunatick_Cosmetic_Labs definitely have a winner with their Apocalipsticks, especially for those who want great color intensity, but don’t like the feeling of a longer-lasting waterproof formula, which can be very drying to lips depending upon the formula. 

Even for a diehard, non-smudge, long-lasting lipstick wearing girl – once you blot this beautiful lipstick – it does not budge, softening with time and remaining lovely in every way a good lipstick should.

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