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.