DOES IT WORK ➡️ COLOR ME Automatic Foundation Applicator Pro Edition

If you have instagram or watch YouTube I’m sure by now you have seen this by now – there has been so many “automated” foundation application tools some are absolutely crap and some turn out to be perfect for you. Please remember that what it comes to these tools this is just my opinion based off using it, this is the professional edition if that changes anything – I doubt it. 

This is my review about the listed product and what foundations work the best with this tool! 

This tool was apparently developed with celebrity makeup artists but I couldn’t find what artists made it and when, Color Me’s ‘Automatic Foundation Applicator‘ delivers flawless eight (8) hour coverage that’s superior to what you can achieve with your fingers or a brush. 

SIDE NOTE ➡️ the creator of this tool is Eric Jimenez who worked for Benefit and then Urban Decay before founding Color Me. 

This premium version uses sonic pulse technology to mimic the tapping technique of the professionals and really like a beauty blender or something and comes with the brand’s new universal sponges so you don’t have to switch between liquid and powder applicators which is was nice because when this launched I was needed to go from one to another so now I understand the ‘professional version’ 


Comes with Pro Edition applicator device, two Pro Edition universal sponges and one lithium battery – 15,000 sonic pulses per minute – Sponges are latex-free, hypoallergenic and disposable. 

I decided to be incredibly scientific about this trial. I applied the makeup as I normally would with my flat-topped brush to one-half of my face, then used the sonic applicator on the other half as I typically would when I test something like this out.

I then asked my friends which side looked better. They got it right and said the side where the gadget had got to work looked smoother and more even. It wasn’t a huge difference, it has to be said, but I’m glad to know that my years in the business mean I can almost rival something automatic when it comes to applying my foundation but this device will deliver an airbrushed look, naturally. 

➡️ The teardrop shape of the sponge means you can get into tricky areas like the inner corners of the eyes and around the nose which I did like a lot! 

Over all guys I really think that this is a good buy and leaves the skin looking really beautifully airbrushed and it takes a lot less time then you’d think to do your entire face. 

Maybe you won’t use this every single day but if you’re big on makeup and flawless application then give this a try for sure! You’ll be very glad that you did. 

PRICE ➡️ $80.00

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PURCHASE (click on the product photo) 


Plus the packaging is really sleek and nice and will look pretty sitting on your vanity but I wouldn’t recommend using this tool with very very liquid foundation. The finish is very streaky. 


So if you’ve been with my from the get go then thank you very very very much, you’ve seen me come unglued, seen me drunk, the highest high to the lowest low, watched me fuck, and watch me ride or die with those who come into my life. You can try to hate it but baby I laced it 😉 the reason I say thank you is because I just celebrated my two years on I guess when I messaged the owner when I though hm I should blog again and took perfectillussion.wordpress then I was like this is dumb whoever took my site ID is not doing anything life I would do and I asked WordPress if I can show you on perfectillussion how badly I want my site ID back – can I have it back? Sadly it didn’t work that was and I just had to bribe Kimberly (hi) who took over my site ID. Soo happy two years WordPress.

My followers, my friends, my family – did you know what started makeupandthecity? A break up. My first post which you cannot find anymore but I can (smiles) was about SMASHBOX 24h CC CONCEALER (discontinued unless you’re me) I remember getting ready when he was leaving – so that’s me two years ago? 

Then came being noticed very quickly I think it was about a month before my first PR company reached out to me.. BOLD PR in NEW YORK CITY and of course when you’re on one mailing list BOOM thousands of dollars of products are send to you from companies hoping that you’ll take a chance and review their products – I went through so many chances right in front of all your eyes. My writing went from two (2) to ten (10) the thing about posting for the entire world to see if some things shouldn’t be said. I was threatened, sued, almost killed – through all that something happen to me, it just made me was to be there for anyone and everyone that I could – and i began to listen to your stories and feel your pain. 

So yep I was making money at that time off of what I was doing but what the advertisement comes is when it’s a steady weekly income and I’m talking 4K weekly. Sure you have no control over what they want to post or what they give you permission to post im going to use TOOFACED cosmetics to show you kinda what the advertisement website looks like before I sit down to blog if it isn’t already planned I have to check my endorsement websites and emails. 

So this is what an endorsement page set up ONLY for social influencers with 1 million subscribers or more looks like (I hope I don’t get in trouble for showing this) 

Here I’ll find a lot of the photos that you see, any promo, and new launches and money I’ve made and what my month will look like from press samples and ‘brand gifts’ such as HDR camera – coach bags – Apple Watch so much crap really. 

SO – along with this website that and become a brand and a business that I am now going to be funding Max Emersons new project with M•A•C cosmetics – when I can say more I totally will! 

I remember hearing the song Hollow Moon and there is a verse of the song where it says ‘ motherfucker I’ll be back from the dead soon ‘ and I can’t help but think I was meant to hear that part of the song right before walking into my interview with BELL CANADA for just PUBLIC RELATIONS naturally I did get the job very soon after working I also took on Media communications and Marketing which I love. I love the company and I thrived there marking partnerships and friends that will have my back.  

Now my 9-5 job is with ENTERTAINMENT ONE in Publicity & Promotions which I love love love in New York City. I played by the rules, I was honest with myself and honest with people around me – and I got myself far by myself pretty much. As of now I’m still doing some things for Bell until I’m fully trained for a Senior position with EOne and EOne Music. 

The best part of all of this is I am in love with the most amazing and the most kind and so fucking sexy man – ups and downs happen of course but you can feel who is going to be there for you – this man is the reason I took an interest in New York. Don’t hold back. Don’t hold grudges. Go all in. We’ve probably all been hurt before, and I’m not saying we should ignore those situations. But. Don’t let past hurts prevent you from making new relationships or falling in love. This almost happened to me. I was hurt and felt justified in my unwillingness to forgive even though my circumstances had changed. And this attitude nearly prevented me from meeting my future husband. Don’t be afraid to love deeply. It can be scary to depend on anyone. Be open. Be brave. 

I have thought that I was in love before but I have no clue what real love was until this man. He made me question things that I never thought I’d question. He is all I want and all I’ve ever wanted

He’s not perfect but no one is perfect but I will say that he is so close to being perfect. I love you Dan. I love you without reasoning. I will always fight for you and you will always be mine. 

Check back guys! 


Your welcome Canada. 

Season 2 is such a beautiful examination of the themes of love, human relationships, and what identity is that the messy or less enthralling moments are worth pushing through. Giving into some of the nonsensical aspects of the show’s mythology, rewarded me with a better paced, more action-packed, and emotionally dynamic 10 episodes.

Sense8’s season two (2) picks up not long after season one (1) as the eight main sensates – characters psychically (and also somewhat physically) connected to each other – are still hiding from Whispers (Terrence Mann) and the mysterious organization BPO. That cat-and-mouse game, which has no shortage of twists to it, mostly comes in fits and starts at the beginnings and ends of episodes. It’s fun, wild, and gives the season and individual episodes form. Some of the cliffhangers do end up feeling too much like wheel-spinning stops along the journey meant to keep viewers binging from one episode to the next, though. 

The singular stories for the most part, even with season 2’s smaller episode order, feel stretched too thin across the entire season. And when their lives are at stake one minute, it can feel silly worrying about much smaller scale crises a couple of scenes later. Those more human problems are most effective when they involve the sensates working together, but as much as I appreciate the central cast’s work, their individual stories can still come across as padding between the truly moving aspects of the season.

Luckily, those moments are not in short supply. The conspiracy plot can be nonsensical but entertaining, and the concept of sensates is expounded upon as the group learns of more people like them out there as well as their history in regard to Angelica and Jonas (Daryl Hannah and Naveen Andrews, respectively, both of whom play important secondary roles this time around). The season also makes intriguing use out of exploring extensions of their gifts. It all gives the show even more of an X-Men vibe, one that fits well into the positive, inclusive viewpoint of the show.


So lately I’ve been slowly making New York City my new home, and moving isn’t fun for anyone but I have made so many cool new friends, directors, photographers real New York (and LA) ARTist – so much inspiration and so much love.

(This is the New York visual artist who put together LADY GAGA famous Grammys performance for David Bowie) 

There is so much I have to say, and so many ways I’d like to express myself and so many people to say thank you too.

I’m also going to take this time since I’m talking about Sephora some might have heard about the drama between me and Sephora – and no this is not every Sephora. I do have a massive problem with Sephora and the employees and how they act – you wait and see when the smoke clears. I’ll go more into details about it. Love love love LVMH – love all of the brands that Sephora carries, just please don’t put words in my mouth. 

Moving on ➡️

DIOR AIRFLASH FOUNDATION you will always find near me – it’s absolutely perfect to add more coverage to any foundation and it mixes so very well with almost every foundation. Plus come on – it looks like skin – it gives just enough coverage for men. 

The revolutionary spray foundation that brings airbrushed perfection to your daily makeup routine. The light, silky formula is delivered in an innovative misting spray that starts as a liquid, then dries to a powder for an incredibly even and flawless finish. 


The ultra-fine diffusion technology is what gives the formula its extraordinarily fine quality, and allows for the easily buildable coverage it will take you from medium to full. The result is instant: a super-smooth, silken complexion that is radiant and glowing. 
Once sprayed on, AirFlash dries, well, in a flash – so blending must be quick. This blends evenly and sets to a long-wearing, silky glowing powder finish. If you haven’t tried Dior AIRFLASH then I really really recommend you give it a try, even if you use it to add a little more coverage or by itself you will not be disappointed in the product. 

 The shades are excellent also, with options for fair to medium skin. It’s almost perfect for all skin types but especially for oily skin.  Dior AIRFLASH is infused with oils that evaporate as soon as they touch the skin, leaving only perfectly dispersed super-fine pigments. Your skin will looks poreless and flawless, as if airbrushed. This is state-of-the-art complexion perfection.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ Amazing as AIRFLASH is nothing is perfect and it can get a little messy sadly, on clothes, hairline. It’s also easy to use to much of this product and not know and after one use you’ve used up the bottle. 

Especially AIRFLASH MATTE which comes in one shade that is like a spray matte bronzer and is a total summer must have – but sadly I think this product  has been discontinued and they are just selling through stock so get it while you can. Stock up if you love it. 

PRICE ➡️ $80.00 for 2.3 oz

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SEPHORA PERFECTION MIST AIRBRUSH FOUNDATION was brought to the market after Dior AIRFLASH of course – and it does kinda perform the same way but the Sephora “version” is 20x more messy – it’s actually unreal. 
Blur imperfections seamlessly and control shine for up to 10 hours with this satin-finish foundation. The weightless, micro-fine pigments of InstaBlend technology ensure color lays down smooth and seamless, so you can build to your desired coverage level from light to full – for a flawless look every time. Mineral-rich red algae extract protects the skin from environmental stresses and helps smooth the skin for a soft-focus, airbrushed finish that lasts. 

It’s possible to spray this product onto a brush and then apply, but it’s hardly worth the bother when there are other less-gimmicky foundations that can get the job done better (and faster)

If you’re willing to put up with the messy, prep-required application process, this long-wearing foundation’s positives are that it blends well and offers medium to full coverage. 

Just like Dior it’s only light to medium with the shade choices sadly. I think it’s harder to mix the darker pigments with the aerosol formula. 

PRICE ➡️ $35.00 for 2.5 oz 

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So there is a big difference between DIOR and SEPHORA but there is also a huge difference in quality from application, look, packaging and the way it looks on the skin. They both won’t clog your pores, are not tested on animals, are made without parabens. 

Dior just has the spray head that you’d be looking for with this type of product it doesn’t really make that much of a mess but I will admit you do have to apply it in your own way – it’s not the easiest product to use but the look of the skin when applied is flawless. 

Give them a try and decide for yourself


THE CITY ➡️ NEW YORK ➡️ Inbox: Steve McQueen

The Museum of Modern Art will display Static (2009), a recently acquired digital projection of a 35mm film by the artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen (British, born 1969), in The Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium from May 6 through summer 2017. The installation is part of MoMA’s ongoing Inbox series, which highlights new acquisitions to the Museum’s collection. Shot from a helicopter circling the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island, in New York Harbor, the film captures Lady Liberty both in furtive, detailed close-ups and from a greater remove. As suggested by the work’s title, the statue remains fixed, intended to be gazed at from afar, even as the many perspectives from which it is encountered are subject to change. Accompanied by the roaring sound of the helicopter blades, the piece is marked by unease and uncertainty, showcasing and scrutinizing one of the most iconic symbols of the US within the urban surroundings of New York City and New Jersey. This is the first time Static will be shown on the scale of a major civic space. The film was made in 2009 to coincide with President Barack Obama’s motion to reopen the Statue of Liberty to the public on July 4th as a special gift to the US after the monument’s eight-year closure following the attacks of September 11, 2001.

Inbox is an ongoing series of installations that began in 2014 to showcase new additions to MoMA’s collection. The Museum’s first brochure in 1929 outlined its “ultimate purpose” as “to acquire, from time to time, (either by gift of by purchase) a collection of the best modern works of art.” This process remains central to the Museum’s mission and, as such, MoMA acquires a diverse selection of modern and contemporary artworks every year. 

Want tickets? 

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FROM ONE DUDE TO ANOTHER ➡️ Why you shouldn’t go COMMANDO!


I do understand the awesome feeling of being free. But I’m also going to be upfront: Going commando is one of those daring ideas that sound good only in theory. In fact, it’s a recipe for ruining your clothes, burdening you with excess perspiration, and causing you embarrassment.

Before going commando, i urge you to give it some serious thought – in fact, I’ve given it some thought for you.

Heed my warnings. I can tell you that this is not going to end well.

These are just some conditions brought on by going commando:

Chaffing. Your pants or trousers are not going to be kind to your skin – they’re not designed to be kind. That means chaffing, which is painful skin irritation. Chaffing is a tough mother which makes its presence known long after you stop moving your legs.

Sweat stains. Especially if you’re wearing lighter fabrics and colors (think khakis), going commando will increase the likelihood of sweat stains. There won’t be any underwear to absorb that funk. And it’s just going to look awful.

Bacteria. I hate to tell you that your privates are teeming with bacteria, which will transfer to your pants. And if you’re trying on new pants in a retail dressing room, we hope you’re not going commando and leaving those germs for the next customer.

Humidity. If you’re living or playing in a land of summer, the humidity is going to go straight to your crotch, bringing with it all of the above (chaffing, sweat stains and bacteria). All of that evil will transfer to your pants without a middleman (underwear) to absorb them.

Increased laundry. Most guys wear their pants a few times before finally throwing them into the washer. If you’re going commando, you’re going to have to reconfigure that schedule. Fabric that directly rubs up against your skin is going to get dirty and smelly. And if you’re going commando on pants that require dry cleaning, get ready to increase that monthly dry cleaning budget.

Cultural and societal rejection. The world sees going commando as one big nope.

Ditch the tight pants. If you like skinny jeans and you also like going commando, you’re going to risk getting that zipper stuck in your crotch, especially when attempting to sit down.

Don’t play sports. Think of your game without a jock or supportive underwear to keep your boys in place. It’s not going to tickle.

Examine your zipper. We all occasionally forget to close the ol’ porthole. If this happens to you while you’re going commando, we hope it’s seen by the right people and not the wrong people (your teacher, your boss, your minister).

Pee drops. You know from years after your toilet-training experience that when you finish urinating, you’re never really completely finished. A drop or two usually presents itself, post-event. Those little droplets will make themselves known in the crotch area of your pants, for a judging world to see (and judge).

Bowel leakage. Have we changed your mind on going commando yet? How about now? We hope it never happens to you, but sometimes shit happens.



It’s hard.. to hard when your life is so public, no matter what I say or do people find one way or another to twist my words and it’s not nice. I’m still, here – better off then I ever have been and not allowing myself to be brought down by myself or that unforgiving feeling of knowing that I couldn’t do anything to stop the train wreck. 

I was out of my body, I was standing looking at myself and just watching it happen. My life, my life has always been what it is – if I can make one person smile. If I can take the weight off your back and and help you even for a day then to me, it’s worth it. 

In some way or another I have made up for the mistakes I’ve made. I’ve cut myself deep and I’ll bleed for my sins – can you say the same. 

Ok ok ok let’s move on too some makeup talk and the best and maybe one or two of the worst bronzers for summer. 

NUMBER ONE (1) would have to be AMAZONE BRONZING POWDER by MAKE UP STORE – and I will say you guys know that I’m a sucker for packaging and the packaging that the make up store comes out with is breathtaking, for some of you rushing to google to know who the make up store is, they are a unique brand of complex pro products and whimsical products. Make Up Store has an extensive range of innovative beauty products and more shade choices and finishes than we thought was possible! 

Exclusively selected ingredients to provide a high-quality formula. To accent an ultra-natural looking tan or for enhancing a skin tone. 

The bronzer is enriched with Lanolin Oil which hydrates the skin, Bronzing Powder offers stylish colour payoff and is the perfect way to achieve a sun kissed tan without the harmful UV rays. 

Suitable for all skin types, Bronzing Powder can be used on the face or decolletage and is ideal for adding a touch of sun without the fuss – never tested on animals. Paraben free.

PRICE ➡️ $39.00US for 0.35 oz 

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PRO TIP ➡️ Bronzers have a buildable formula which can be layered to create your desired colour intensity. Start with a little and build it up! 

NUMBER TWO (2) would have to be NARS, they just repackaged which is really nice. The components are more square and don’t much finger prints. Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer in shade Laguna. 

I love the fact that it’s a matte bronzer that takes on a new dimension and is enhanced by the warmth of natural light. Designed with soft blurring technology, this innovative powder captures the light and diffuses imperfections for soft-focus bronzing that enhances and entrances. 

The new formula is supposed to have a matte finish with a ‘sheer pigments’ that look like second-skin warmth. There are four shades, and going from light to dark they are: Seaside, Laguna, Casino, and Falaises. The formula feels smoother and firmer compared to the brand’s Dual-Intensity formula (which has a similar pattern on it). The formula had sheer to medium coverage with some shades being more buildable than others. I had to use a denser brush and heavier hand to ensure product transferred onto my brush, so they would be hard to overdo – which I actually didn’t mine using a heavier hand because as we all know that it’s so easy to go from a little tan to Donald Trump… 

PRO TIP ➡️ Apply bronzer to the areas of the face the sun would naturally hit. Using very light strokes, first apply the bronzer to the top of the forehead, the cheekbones, and down along your jawline. Done correctly, your bronzer application will be in a three shape on either side of your face.

PRICE ➡️ $40.00US for 0.28 oz

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Next is bronzer number three (3) and it’s actually a bronzer that I’m sure you’ve all seen and thought is it worth it? It’s Rimmel natural bronzer which you can find at SHOPPERS, Ulta, any drugstore type store or online. I used to use this before but the only thing I will say is it can become very muddy very, very fast. 

I love that it is waterproof and when you apply it, it stays put! Which is really refreshing. I wish I could say wow drugstore makeup is really stepping up their formulas but Rimmel has had this bronzer in there planogram for quite some time! 

It’s very light, natural looking bronzer and when applied with out a heavy hand gives you the sunless tan you want, any time of the year at a affordable price! You can give yourself a radiant new glow or perk up an existing tan. The powder is soft, silky and easy to apply. The look is natural overall. 

PRICE ➡️ $4.99 for 0.49 oz

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Remember your skin tone when it comes to picking the bronzer for you, every bronzer listed above comes in different shades for different skin tones, it’s not just lighter or darker if you want a seamless bronzer application then make sure you get a bronzer that’s right for you. 

When choosing a bronzer for fair skin, there can be a fine line between a warm sculpt and a Cheeto-dusted visage. The key is to go no more than one or two shades darker than your natural complexion and choose a formula with peachy, pink, or golden undertones

Men and women with medium skin tones, you’ve got it made in the bronzer department as it inherently complements your natural tan. You don’t want to overdo it whether it’s a formula that’s too glittery or a shade that makes you look washed out. If you’ve got olive undertones, opt for copper shades. If you’ve got yellow undertones, go with more golden and peachy options.

While neutral bronzers can mess things, warm color pops beautifully on deeper skin tones. Look to reddish coppers and gold-flecked brown formulas to illuminate the skin while delivering a subtle sculpt. As far as application, you can’t wrong using it as you would a blush. Your cheekbones will thank you.



What’s going on guys! Happy Saturday, well, it’s 4:02am, so mornin! Good mornin. This is the final day of the four (4) days of Tarte must haves – from my perspective anyways. Oh also Tarte’s being awesome and giving you 15% off this weekend using code • weekend • at check out! 

New York has been a whirlwind, but it’s finally slowing down – I’ve learned so much lately, I’ve learned who I am, what I want, and just how far I’ll go to get it. A side from just slipping and falling pretty much doing a death drop on a cord coming out of a window that was wet..but if you know me, you know that I trip, I fall, often but I get back up and I’m okay. I think. Ask me in five (5) hours after my massage. Ouch

Ok, moving on ➡️ if you have not heard of this foundation or you’ve seen it but never tried it – I suggest you call over that Sephora employee and ask her (him) to make you a sample – it’s the Hybrid Gel Foundation from Tarte, poreless, full coverage gel foundation with skin-smoothing hyaluronic acid.

The unique, oil-free blend of smoothing, plumping and pore refining ingredients help brighten skin while moisturizing and blurring the look of fine lines and pores. The cooling, hypoallergenic gel feels like a drink of water for your skin, while masking any redness, dark spots, acne and uneven skin tone for 12-hour wear across skin types. Can we all just ask ‘was this made for summer?

SIDE NOTE ➡️ it has a very, natural rose scent that is not overwhelming in any way plus it doesn’t stick around for very long. 

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It does feel like a lighter-weight moisturizer when used, not quite whipped or airy but still light-to-medium in weight and didn’t feel greasy on the skin. I agree that it felt like a cream-gel hybrid, and it even felt cooling as it went on the skin. 

The texture is thick enough with higher coverage that it was less prone to streaking but not so thick that it became hard to spread around nor did it feel particularly heavy on the skin. 

I do find that if you want full full coverage as the foundation says then you’re going to want to apply a second layer for sure, but remember start with a little and build it up, I cannot mention that enough – it’s easier to build it up then take it down. It has a dewy finish; I don’t think it makes anyone look oily, but it is definitely radiant, as described. 

I don’t really think the finish makes the skin appear smoother as Tarte claims, but it didn’t emphasize my natural texture either.  You will want to use a setting powder or a pressed powder on top just to lock it into place it will take away some of the radiant look which some of you might like, and some dislike. Seeing how we are getting into summer and hotter weather – keeping oil-controlled and looking matte is back on trend. I’m also loving the fact that this is a waterproof formula so it’s not going anywhere! 

SIDE NOTE ➡️ this is one of those foundations that has ingredients in it to help the skin and improve the appearance over time so I don’t really see a need for a primer when using this foundation, maybe just around the nose, under the eyes and chin. Again, start small, build up. 

One (1) of the cons to Tarte’s Empowered Hybrid Gel foundation has to be the jar packaging that it comes in, when you first get there is a white stopper on top, I would make sure that you keep that so that you stop the product from getting a little bit messy. Having ingredients like menthoxypropanediol and menthyl lactate would make me right away say please do not use this foundation around the eyes – it could cause irritation. Stick to your concealer for your sensitive eye area! 

Truly this is an impressive formula and Tarte did a great job on it. If you have drier skin, and you’re looking for smooth, soft, lightweight coverage, this is the way to go! It also is perfect for combination skin also but just make sure your setting it! 

If you’re worried about finding your shade don’t be! You have seventeen (17) shades to choose from! Tarte doesn’t leave any skin tone behind. 

PRICE ➡️ $51.00 for 1.0 oz

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Tarte Double-Ended foundation brush for custom, all-over coverage. Brush on your perfect level of radiant coverage with this 2-in-1 complexion-perfecting tool. 

Luxuriously soft and cruelty free, the smaller brush features an angled design to target and cover around the contours of the face, masking any redness, dark circles and fine lines on areas such as the nose and around the eyes. 

The larger, flat brush is perfect for buffing and blending all-over coverage for an instant airbrushed effect.

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PRICE ➡️ $41.00

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Sometimes I’d start crying in class for no reason. Then when I got home from school, I’d just go straight to my room. I couldn’t even talk to my mom about it because I’d just start crying. People would tell me: ‘Just get up, exercise, and take a walk.’ But none of that helped. Things got so bad that even the school was watching me. I started bawling during a chemistry exam and I ended up in the school psychologist office. I remember thinking: ‘I don’t care if I ever see another chemistry exam again. Or my friends. Or my mom.’ And I started to get this feeling that I was definitely going to do it. I was going to lock myself in my room that night and take a bunch of pills. The only thing that stopped me was imagining my mom finding my body. That was three years ago. That time seems so far away now. I found a great therapist. I learned so much about myself. There’s so much that I want to do now. I want to travel. I want to get married. I want to have kids. There are so many poems that I haven’t written and songs I haven’t heard. So it’s terrifying for me to think that I came so close. My problems were small back then. They were teenage problems. But I came one step away from not being. And I had made the decision to take that step. I’m afraid that I can go back to that place again. And next time, my problems will probably not be so small. My issue was from not loving myself for what I was. Your liberal with yourself and I admire that. I don’t come to this site for the makeup. 

– from Colombia

I sat here for a while reading this over and over again, trying to think of what to say. I’m sorry. 

I wasn’t always a strong person. It really does take time, sometimes you have to look at yourself in the mirror and say you’re enough because you are. 

I sent you contact information, hopefully you’ll be in touch. 


Since in my last TARTE review on SHAPE TAPE I was a little hard on it when it came to contour I figured today I’d talk about the Tarteist™ PRO glow highlight & contour palette and the beautiful Tarteist™ PRO Amazonian clay palette which is a damn must have, for, well, anyone who appreciates good quality makeup and must have packaging. 

SIDE NOTE ➡️ These two palettes along with being amazing, smell like vanilla mixed with milk chocolate. 

Before I fully start and get into it I will take the time to say thanks for the messages and comments, we all go through hard times and heartbreak but it’s the way we channel that pain is what will destroy or lift us. Sometimes it’s hard to forgive someone with just I’m sorry – but I’m trying. 

Take a makeup artist home with this high-performance PRO palette for Instagram-worthy looks powered by healthy ingredients. In this palette you’ll get sixteen (16) longwearing matte eyeshadows infused with Amazonian clay for smooth blending and flake-resistant wear, plus four (4) brand-new iridescent luster shades with a microshimmer, duochrome formula. So in total that’s twenty (20) eyeshadows. 

Deeply concentrated mineral pigments and a new smart-blend technology give you the best in even, intense payoff in a range of natural artistry, neutral-to-bold shades for all skin tones and skill levels.

It is completely true about skill levels, I’ve seen beginners create beautiful looks with this palette. All the way to taking it to the set of vogue to make them remember why they hired you as the set artist. This palette has all that you would want in colours. Plus the packaging is unlike any eyeshadow palette I’ve seen unless it’s an actually professional eyeshadow palette, I’m not going to compare it to anything because Tarte knows what there doing when it comes to branding and packaging – it stands alone and deservingly so. 


There are a few similarities in shades here to past palettes but nothing I’d say was an exact dupe of shades Tarte has done. These shades feel quite new as many of them are deeper and richer than ones I already own from Tarte. Don’t be scared to buy it believing you already own the shades as the color options will surprise you here.

The shades that you’ll get when you get your Tarte Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay Palette are • Classic (cream) • Innocent (soft peach) • Whimsy (brick) • Smoked (dark brown) • Ethereal (bronze) • Vintage (ivory) • Fierce (cool plum) • No Filter (purple mauve) • Vamp (deep plum) • Glam (champagne) • Chic (pale pink) • Profesh (taupe) • Mod (deep cherry) • Drama (maroon) • Minx (shimmering mauve) • Indie (greige) • Bold (light brown) • Edgy (chocolate) • Punk (black) • Trendy (prismatic teal)

SIDE NOTE ➡️ Did you catch one of those shade names in there? Sadly yes it’s true. If you know what I’m talking about it’s back to developing a new name. 

➡️ One of the stand out points of this palette are the four new iridescent luster shades and the full size mirror that fits your entire face – shook

The luster formula is soft yet not so soft that the texture is powdery. These have a thin, soft, velvety texture that applies easily and looks wonderful as an overcoat to the mattes in the palette. They have a foiled finish that’s sparkly but not filled with chunky glitter or shimmer. I love how they accented the matte formula and created depth and richness to the completed look. 

➡️ Of course I would recommend using an eyeshadow primer for extended wear and higher colour pay off – I would recommend this for any eyeshadow (or) palette. 

The shades are setup into groups of fives which at a glance gives you an easy way to create looks. Five (5) across gets you a highbrow highlighter, shader, contrast, and crease shade plus a complimentary luster shade to complete your look and add a bit of sparkle and shine! There are two (2) complete warm and two (2) complete cool looks you can create using this method but obviously you can mix and match shades anyway you like – and I encourage you to do so! 

Makeup is limitless, if you can imagine it you can create it. Plus Tarte gives you a step-by-step instruction guide to create four looks.

PRICE ➡️ $70.00 for 0.70 oz

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Tarteist™ PRO glow highlight and contour palettes packaging reminds me of a vanity the way both doors open up and both are mirrored and the product is in the middle (I’m actually going to ask Tarte if that was the inspiration behind the iconic packaging) again like the Tarteist™ PRO Amazonian clay palette you get the matte black hard plastic front and the back. 


SIDE NOTE ➡️ these two palettes along with being amazing, smell like vanilla mixed with milk chocolate. 

Inspired by makeup artist techniques, this highlight and contour palette helps you glow like a pro using healthy ingredients. Each carefully-selected shade has a rich, cool undertone to mimic real shadow and light reflection for the most natural look. 

The four (4) intense highlighting powders deliver a buildable, micro-shimmer strobing effect, and the two (2) universal, matte contouring shades add balanced dimension in cream and powder formulas that can be worn alone or layered.

This Tarteist™ PRO glow highlight and contour palette for sure is the redemption that I needed when it comes to contour products from Tarte – this cream contour shade (shade) you can actually blend very nicely into the skin and you have some play time before it dries down – even layering a bit of the powder shade (sculpt) just in the center to add a little more depth to your cheek bones. 

The shades you’ll get when you get your Tarteist™ PRO glow highlight and contour palette are • lit (champagne highlight) • strobe (pearl highlight) • fire (bronze highlight) • stunner (opalescent highlight) • shade (cream contour) • sculpt (powder contour)

The four (4) highlighters were frosted to metallic, and they will be most suitable for someone who likes a shiny, more metallic highlight (rather than a subtle one). The cream contour has a more shadowy look and feel to it, while the powder contour is warmer and more bronze-like. The highlight in this palette isn’t playing around, it’s intense which is a good thing in my books because you can always tone it down. 

DID YOU KNOW ➡️ You can tone down your highlight by using your face powder and applying a little over your highlight or my personal studio trick, tape, yestape dab over it with some tape to remove a lot of the intensity leaving you with a perfect subtle glow. 

PRICE ➡️ $59.00 for 1.06 oz price 
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