tarte provided me with one of the nine sets available in their holiday collection, the Away Oui Go Portable Palette & Collectors Set ($48). It was an Ulta exclusive set that included an array of beauty items perfect for creating multiple beauty looks on-the-go.
The tarte Away Oui Go Portable Palette & Collectors Set includes the following:
I like that the set includes one of my favorite mascaras, the Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 mascara. This one is portable, and small enough to fit in your purse without taking up too much room.
The three Maracuja Lipglosses are beautiful, too. The colors, Paris, Cannes, and Nice, are named after popular Parisian cities that I hope to one day visit. Int he meantime, I guess I’ll have to settle with these glosses. They’re beautiful neutral shades that compliment any skintone.
Tell me, what do you think about the tarte Away Oui Go Portable Palette & Collectors Set? Is it something you would gift or would like to receive as a gift?
Disclosure: Product provided by PR for review consideration. All opinions are my own and are honest.
A popular, yet timeless holiday lip most seen during the holidays that take place during the month of December, is a classic red lip. MUA Makeup Academy’s High Shine lipstick in ‘Poppy’ is a gorgeous red with a hint of shine. ‘Poppy’ can be turned up by pairing it with winged liner and falsies, or toned down by wearing it with a neutral face. Either way, you can’t ever go wrong with a red lip.
1. Exfoliate with a combination of sugar, olive oil, and a hint of honey.
3. Line your lips to prevent the lip product from bleeding
4. Apply the lip color, blot, and then apply another coat.
Now you have kissable, smooth, holiday lips!
Disclosure: Product provided for review consideration.
As a lipstick-only girl who mostly indulges in matte finish lipsticks, I was still intrigued by the L.A. Girl Cosmetics Glazed Lipsticks for several reasons besides the price. The L.A. Girl Cosmetics Glazed Lip Paints had colors that I liked, and seemed similar to the Too Faced Melted Lipsticks I’ve been dying to try, too.
After wearing and playing around with the L.A. Girl Cosmetics Glazed Lip Paints, I realized how similar they are to Lip Tars from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics in formula, wear, and usage. The L.A. Girl Cosmetics Glazed Lip Paints highly pigmented, which for some shades can lead to staining of the lips, similar to my experience when wearing certain Lip Tar shades. Similar to Lip Tars, the L.A. Girl Cosmetics Glazed Lip Paints can be mixed with each other to create different shades. Both products contain peppermint oil, so if you have an aversion to peppermint oil, you may want to stay away.
I do find the consistency of the the L.A. Girl Cosmetics Glazed Lip Paints to be runny, similar to Lip Tars; however, the consistency is a lot more goopy, in a sense when compared to Lip Tars (not the stained gloss). Plus, in my opinion, Glazed Lip Paints are a lot more hydrating than Lip Tars. I do like the L.A. Girl Cosmetics Glazed Lip Paints aren’t sticky like other glosses I own and have used, but still maintain the gloss with a higher color payoff.
I find that when applying the L.A. Girl Cosmetics Glazed Lip Paints, using the applicator tip is impractical since it makes for messy, streaky application of the product. These lip paints apply better with a lip brush, especially for more precise application. I noticed if you use too much of the Glazed Lip Paints, you run into the product running off of your lip. Also,I find that if you are not a fan of the glossy lip look, using less of the product creates a less glossy finish.
Overall, I’m happy with this purchase. It was honestly a steal since the L.A. Girl Glazed Lip Paints retail for $3.99 at your local drugstore or beauty supply, and I picked them up for about $2.60 each. As I mentioned previously, if you have a sensitivity to peppermint oil these are not for you. But, if you’re looking for an affordable alternative to lip tars, that come in amazing shades, I’d suggest checking these out.
The IT Cosmetics CC+ Lip Serum features ingredients like collagen and peptides for anti-aging purposes like reducing the appearance of lines, and hyaluronic acid, plus 9 essential butters and oils so that your lips can stay hydrated and supple.
What I like about The IT Girl Set Limited Edition CC+ Lip Serum Holiday Collection provides both color and hydration, and isn’t sticky. The lip colors included in the set, in my opinion are perfect for a “no makeup” look.
I would say that the shades are universal; however, for my skintone, Snow Bunny was just too light. I know some people like the milky lip look, but, it’s just not for me. It would look best mixed with a lip pencil or over your favorite lip color. But, for fairer skinned ladies, it would work best.
My favorite shades from the set are ‘Under the Mistletoe’ and ‘Joy to the World’. Both are brown girl friendly, especially the berry tones of ‘Under the Mistletoe’. Ahh I so love this shade! ‘Joy to the World’ is the perfect neutral shade for my complexion. A bonus is how soft and hydrated the CC+ Lip Serums make my lips feel, which is something everyone needs in a lippie during the cold fall and winter days.
I definitely recommend picking up The IT Girl Set for the “IT” girl in your life, or maybe you should just treat your lips right this winter by getting this set for yourself. The IT Girl Set Limited Edition CC+ Lip Serum holiday Collection makes the perfect gift or stocking stuffer retailing for just $39.00 ($72 value). The set can be purchased at it cosmetics.com, QVC and qvc.com, and Ulta stores and ultra.com.
Disclosure: The IT Girl Set was provided for review purposes. All opinions are my own and are honest.