Friday, August 12, 2011

Summer Beauty Review: Don't Sweat It...Off With tarte's Amazonian Makeup

Is it true? Is this Makeup Junkie finally emerging from the sleepless world of motherhood?? It's mid-August and I still have lots of summer favourites to share with you! In the next few weeks I will try and bang out my summer must-haves (with Baby Z's permission). Then I can share with you all my Fall/Winter collections that I've fallen in love with (stay tuned for new Chanel reviews!). As much as I love Fall, talking about fall collections seems too soon right? Where did the summer go? Another bummer - my memory card is broken and I haven't had a chance to get a new one so no swatch photos for now (insert sad face).

Has the summer been sticky enough for you? Thank god for water-proof products that actually work! The beauty world is all over tarte's Amazonian Clay blushes because of the high colour payoff and long-lasting texture. I am in love with the Amazonian Clay products. These products couldn't have come at a better time! With the lack of sleep and feeding Baby Z every 2-3 hours, I literally have minutes to swipe on my makeup. Once it's applied it's gotta last all day because touch-ups are not an option. 

tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner ($18 USD, Exclusive to QVC): Sorry to my Canadian readers, but these are exclusive to US beauties. I believe the emphasEYES aqua-gel eyeliner is similar in quality. Infused with magic ingredient, Amazonian Clay, these liners are incredibly pigmented and long-wearing. The best part? These actually last on the waterline! And not just for an hour but a good 6-8 hours. The twist-up pencil is a convenient no-sharpening liner. You can wear it close to the lash line or thick for a dramatic effect. The texture is super smooth and glides easily along the lid. Available in 3 shades: Plum, Brown, and Black. 

tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Cream Shadow ($22.80, Exclusive to QVC): I love shadows that I can just swipe on with my finger. I have been wearing these religiously since I received them. Again, colour is highly pigmented and your lids will stay crease-free. All shades are shimmery and highlight the eye beautifully, but you can tone down the shimmer with a matte shadow. I love wearing them on their own for a sheer wash of colour or as a base for my powder shadows when I need the eyes to look heavier. The pots are small (0.1 ounce), but a little goes a long way. My go-to shades have been Beach Bronze and Slate which are pretty everyday shades and go with everything, but all are gorgeous and work with every skin tone. Available in 5 shades: Moss, Beach Bronze, Slate, Shimmering Plum, and Seashell Pink.

tarte emphaEyes Waterproof Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner W/Shadow-Liner Brush ($22 USD, not shown above): Thankfully these are available to Canadians too! Love these little pots of heaven! These are slightly bigger (0.08 ounce) than the cream shadows, but are pretty much the same product. I love the little crease brush it comes with. It allows you to pack on the colour to your desired intensity and gives you precise application. My favourite shade is Bronze (surprise, surprise), but Indigo is gorgeous too. Bronze is the only metallic shade and the rest are matte so they are very wearable for everyday. These work great as a liner but even better as a shadow for when you want something dramatic. Tip: Close the cap tightly to prevent drying out.

Have you tried these Amazonian Clay products? Love 'em? Hate 'em? Want 'em? I will do an update post with swatches!

Products were sent for editorial consideration and I truly love them.


Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews) said...

Joy!!! Missing you so much so glad to see you posting and thank baby Z for us ;)

I haven't tried ANY tarte items yet but these ones seem great for my normally slick skin.

inmyhansonshirt said...

These products definitely sound interesting! Can't wait to see the swatches once you're able to do them. :)

Donna Marie said...

Yay you're back! Missed reading your blog.

Jamilla Camel said...

Thanks for the review - need makeup that won't disintegrate in Mid-East heat!

Bailey said...

QVC ships to Canada now! I ordered one of the Tarte kits they had.

I love the Clay Waterproof Cream shadow! I love how it stays put and doesn't crease.

Make Mommy Chic said...

Hi Joy, I've been really curious about the Tarte Amazonian clay products, especially the blush. I've heard marvelous things! Thanks so much for the reviews, sounds like i'll just have to smuggle some of these items over the border! And congrats again on the new addition :)