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Challenge Week: Tarte Tarteist Pro

This post is looong overdue! I’ve had a few requests to do a Challenge Week using the tarte Tarteist Pro, and while it’s taken me far too long to do it, here we have it!


Look 1

The first thing I wanted to do was go for the shades I was most drawn towards, and that was definitely a warm red eye with a pale lid.

Eyes

  1. Innocent through the crease.
  2. Whimsy also in the crease.
  3. Glam on the lid.
  4. Mod on the outer corner.
  5. Drama to deepen up the outer corner.
  6. Classic on the brow bone.

I used the Marc Jacobs Highliner in Blaquer to coat the lower lash line and smudged it out with a pencil brush covered in Mod to help make it more red. I created the wing with the ARTDECO High Precision Liner, applied the essence The False Lashes Mascara Dramatic Volume Unlimited mascara to my lashes and popped on a pair of Ardell falsies.

Face

  • Foundation: Wet n Wild Photofocus foundation in Shell Ivory
  • Bronzer: Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer
  • Blush: Tarte Natural Beauty
  • Lips: Too Faced Melted Matte in Drop Dead Red

Look 2

For this one I wanted more of a golden look that most people seem to gravitate towards during the summer months.

Eyes

  1. Bold through the crease.
  2. No Filter through the crease.
  3. Ethereal on the lid.
  4. Drama on the outer corner
  5. Vamp in the outer v.
  6. Classic on the brow bone

I created the wing with Physicians Formula Eye Booster and applied Revlon’s Mega Multiplier mascara to my lashes. I’ve also popped on a pair of KISS Poise lashes.

Face

  • Foundation: Too Faced Born This Way in Porcelain
  • Bronzer: Tarte Park Avenue Princess
  • Blush: tarte Darling blush
  • Highlighter: Tarte Spellbound Glow
  • Lipstick: Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect

Look 3

For this look, I was headed out to a concert and didn’t have a whole lot of time to get ready. While I LIKE the look of a single colour on the eye, I don’t often opt for it because I feel like I’m not playing with my makeup enough. However, for needing to get out the door fast? It’s a winner!

Eyes

  1. Bold through the crease.
  2. Trendy all over the entire lid.
  3. Vamp to deepen up the outer corner.
  4. Ethereal on the inner corner.
  5. Classic on the brow bone.

I applied Tarte Tarteist Lash Paint mascara to my lashes.

Face

  • Foundation: Too Faced Born This Way foundation in Porcelain
  • Bronzer: NYC Sun n Bronze in Fire Island Tan
  • Charlotte Tilbury Chic to Cheek blush in Love is the Drug
  • Highlighter: tarte Spellbound Glow
  • Lips: Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips in Kim KW

Look 4

I was trying to pull back and go for an easy/simple eye look… but uh… yeah. This is as easy as I get!

Eyes

  1. Chic through the crease.
  2. Glam on the lid.
  3. Whimsy outer corner and crease.
  4. Classic on the brow bone.

I created the wing with Physicians Formula Eye Booster in Ultra Black and applied tarte’s Tarteist Lash Paint mascara to my lashes.

Face

  • Foundation: Too Faced Born This Way in Porcelain mixed with Illamasqua Skin Base in 6.5 (which I quickly discovered is EXACTLY the same shade!)
  • Bronzer: NYC Sun n Bronze in Fire Island Tan
  • Blush: NYX Soft Flush Ombre Blush
  • Highlighter: Tarte Spellbound
  • Lips: Maybelline Shocking Coral

Look 5

And to round it all out: my absolute favourite look I came up with. I stuck with matte and raspberry shades and it made the perfect eye look!

Eyes

  1. Chic through the crease.
  2. Mod on the outer half of the lid and pulled through the crease.
  3. Vintage on the inner half of the lid.
  4. Drama to deepen up the outer corner.
  5. Classic on the brow bone.

I created the wing with Physicians Formula Eye Booster in Ultra Black and applied tarte’s Tarteist Lash Paint mascara to my lashes.l/4621/

Face

  • Foundation: Too Faced Born This Way foundation in Porcelain
  • Bronzer: NYC Sun n Bronze in Fire Island Tan
  • Blush: NARS x Charlotte Gainsbourg Multiple Tint in Jeanette
  • Highlighter: tarte Spellbound Glow
  • Lips: tarte Color Splash Lipstick in Daiquiri

And there we have it! Hope you enjoyed all five looks using the tarte Tarteist Pro palette!

The product featured in this post was sent to me for consideration. Post may contain affiliate links.

Challenge Week: Cargo You Had Me At Aloha

When I first laid eyes on this palette somewhere on Instagram, I knew I HAD TO HAVE IT! The mix of colours in Cargo‘s You Had Me At Aloha palette was unique and interesting to me. Sure, a turquoise is pretty common for summer palettes, but it was the addition of purples and a bright yellow that really intrigued me. (For swatches, please see my Swatch Sunday post.)

If you’d like to pick up this palette, the only place it seems to be available now is at Kohls for $34 USD (it sold out everywhere else!).


I knew right away I wanted to play with the bright turquoise and the purples, so I combine the two for my first look. Overall, I like the eye look, but I’m not keen on the lips. Next time I’d definitely pair it with a more purple lip colour.

Eyes

  1. Waikiki through the crease.
  2. Kai on the lid.
  3. Lei through the crease.
  4. Luau on the outer corner.
  5. Hula on the inner corner.
  6. Hapuna on the brow bone.

I created the wing with the Physicians Formula Eye Booster and applied tarte‘s Tarteist Lash Paint mascara to my lashes. I lined my lower water line with the MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua XL Liner in the shade M-26 and applied a pair of
tarte Center of Attention lashes.

Face

  • Foundation: Charlotte Tilbury Wonder foundation in 4.5
  • Bronze: QUO Matte Bronzer in Light Tan
  • Blush: QUO Blush Duo in Just Blush
  • Highlighter: Stila Heaven’s Hue in Kitten
  • Lips: Lise Watier Olivia

I wanted a warm crease (and really, that’s basically the only option in this palette) paired with purple eye.

Eyes

  1. Waikiki through the crease.
  2. Shell on the lid.
  3. Shaka on the outer half of the lid.
  4. Hula on the inner corner.
  5. Hapuna on the brow bone.

I applied tarte Tarteist Lash Paint mascara to my lashes.

Face

  • Foundation: Charlotte Tilbury Wonder foundation in 4.5
  • Bronzer: Too Faced Sweethearts Bronzer in Sweet Tea
  • Blush: Kat Von D Shade + Light Blush Piaf and Poe
  • Highlighter: Anastasia Beverly Hills Aurora Glow Kit – Lyra
  • Lips: Soap & Glory Sexy Motherpucker in Raplumzel

The yellow was really calling to me in this palette and since I hadn’t done any neutrals looks yet, I decided to pair it with the browns.

Eyes

  1. Waikiki through the crease.
  2. Kona through the bottom of the crease.
  3. Hibiscus on the lid.
  4. Tiki on the outer corner
  5. Hapuna on the brow bone.

I created the wing with the Physicians Formula Eye Booster and applied tarte‘s Tarteist Lash Paint mascara to my lashes. I also have a pair of Kiss Poise fake lashes on.

Face

  • Foundation: Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum in 52 Vanilla
  • Bronzer: Revlon Bronzed and Chic
  • Blush: Can’t remember – sorry!
  • Highlighter: tarte Spellbound
  • Lips: Revlon Snow Peach

More purples!

Eyes

  1. Waikiki through the crease.
  2. Lei on the lid.
  3. Luau on the outer corner and through the crease.
  4. Shell on the inner corner.
  5. Hapuna on the brow bone.

I created the wing with the Physicians Formula Eye Booster and applied tarte Tarteist Lash Paint mascara to my lashes.

Face

  • Foundation: Too Faced Born This Way in Porcelain
  • Bronzer, Blush & Highlighter: Elizabeth Arden FourEver Bronze Bronzing Powder
  • Lips: Elizabeth Arden Sheer Kiss Oil in Coral

By the time I got to this look, I was getting a bit stumped for colour combos outside of the usual neutral shades that most people would play with. I like how it came out overall, but I would’ve not added that extra shade in the crease because I think it muddied the look a little bit.

Eyes

  1. Waikiki through the crease.
  2. Island on the lid.
  3. Kai on the outer half of the lid and through the crease.
  4. Luau to deepen up the outer corner.
  5. Hapuna on the brow bone.

I created the wing with the Physicians Formula Eye Booster and applied tarte Tarteist Lash Paint mascara to my lashes. I also have on a pair of House of Lashes lashes, but I can’t remember what kind they are!

Face

  • Foundation: Too Faced Born This Way in Porcelain
  • Bronzer: QUO Matte Bronzer in Light Tan
  • Blush: essence Autumn Peach
  • Highlighter: BECCA Champagne Pop
  • Lips: Bite Honeycomb
The product featured in this post was sent to me at my request. Post may contain affiliate links.