Posts Tagged ‘Tarte’

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Podcast: Winter Makeup and Skincare Survival

Tune into the My Beauty Binge podcast this week to hear tips and ideas on how to care for your skin during the harsh winter months. Also, learn a few makeup tricks from NY-based makeup artist extraordinaire Maria Luxen, founder of Makeup Mayhem, on how she ensures her makeup always looks flawless despite the wind and snow.

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

7 Days of Smooches Challenge: Day 3 Tarte LipSurgence Matte Lip Tint

I got tired of the sheers.  It’s time to bring on the color!

Day 3 Smoocher: Tarte LipSurgence Matte Lip Tint in Fiery (matte red)


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Friday, February 1, 2013

Beauty Binge on News10 ABC Sacramento: Skincare and Makeup to Rid You of the Winter Blahs

Hello, my lovelies! I recently returned to News10 ABC Sacramento to bestow my beauty knowledge. For the first segment I talked Winter Skincare Tips and for the second segment I shared my favorite multi-tasking makeup that will help you battle even the coldest of winters.  You will find links to all the products I mentioned below the clips. Enjoy!

Winter Skincare Tips (If the video isn’t working for you, click here)

 
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Saturday, December 29, 2012

It’s Official. I’m Obsessed: Tarte Clean Slate Creaseless 12-Hr Smoothing Eye Primer

We all know I’m the primer police.  It’s the one beauty product that every makeup artist and beauty blogger swears by yet it’s astonishing how few women actually use it. Shame on you ladies. Listen to the wise Beauty Binge and stop crying about your visible pores and the fact that your makeup disappears after a couple hours and get yourself some primer! Enough scolding… For now.


Before I discovered  Tarte Clean Slate 360 Creaseless 12-Hr Smoothing Eye Primer ($19) I was forced to use my face primer on my eyelids followed by concealer to ensure my eyeshadow blended evenly and stayed on until I took it off.  I have tried the popular eye primers that everyone raves about like Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion ($20) and Too Faced – Shadow Insurance ($18), but both made my eyelids look crepey and old once I applied shadow.  It didn’t matter that my shadow lasted all night since I hated the way it looked.

I got a sample of the Tarte Clean Slate 360 Creaseless 12-Hr Smoothing Eye Primer  from Sephora and thought I would give it a try since I’m a huge fan of the Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12-Hr Perfecting Primer for the face.  I applied the thin creamy primer to my eyelids (of course I let it dry while I applied foundation to the rest of my face) and followed it with my base shadow (Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow Ivory). I could tell immediately we had a winner.  It created a perfectly smooth canvas and my lids didn’t look puffy or heavy. I can also vouch that the “12 Hour” also didn’t disappoint. After a long rainy day my makeup looked pretty much the same as when I applied it.

Pure. Magic.

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Podcast: Beauty Rituals and Sparkly (Within Reason) New Year’s Eve Makeup Looks for w/ Send the Trend

Hello, my lovelies!  Okay now that Christmas is over we can fully focus on what is important — getting ready for New Year’s Eve! For this week’s podcast I asked top tastemaker Divya Gugnani, co-founder of Send the Trend, to share her beauty ritual for getting ready for the big night. Of course we also talked makeup looks that are sure to make everyone’s jaws drop when the ball drops, while teaching you to sparkle responsibly (a little too much glitter can go very wrong very quickly).

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Podcast: Why Does Your Makeup Look Like Sh*t??

I’ve got some good news, my lovelies… I can now bestow my beauty knowledge and bitchiness through your speakers!  Oh yes! Webtalk Radio gave me a weekly show which you can easily find on iTunes or stream it through your internet browser. So forget listening to the same crappy music at the gym or in your car and listen to me!

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Every week I will write an accompanying blog post so you don’t have to write down any of the products or links we mention in the show. And of course I will post any pictures we discuss! So enjoy and let me know what you think!

Show: Why Does Your Makeup Look Like Sh*t??

Summary: I know it’s a harsh question but trust me you’ll want to hear the answer. Whether you’re using the wrong products or the right products in the wrong way, there may be just a few alterations you need to make to your daily ritual! Join me as I chat with the ultra-talented makeup artist Maria Luxen, founder of Maria’s Make-Up Mayhem. Not only will we help you so that your own makeup doesn’t look like sh*t, we’ll pick on a few celebrities guilty of bad red carpet makeup, showing you that you’re not alone.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Giveaway Time!! Enter to Win a Tarte Set of 5 Full-Size Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Glosses

Who loves you more than Beauty Binge? I’m parting with the Tarte Set of 5 Full-Size Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Glosses  that I just ranked as the #1 gift set to buy yourself!    

What can I say? Maybe writing about gift sets I wanted to buy myself made me feel guilty  so who better to give back to than my readers??  Good luck my lovelies!!

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

3 Holiday Gift Sets You Should Buy Yourself (Did I Just Say That Out Loud?)

Okay, yes I know this is the season for giving but it’s also the season for taking advantage of when the top beauty companies put out gift sets that that combine their best-selling products for much less than you would pay a la carte. I mean come on, you deserve a little self-love, right?? Obviously if you have friends and family members who share your beauty addiction buy them one too!

1.  Tarte Set of 5 Full-Size Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Glosses $34.50 ($105.00 value): This set can actually make you feel a little better about buying it for yourself since you can just keep your favorite shades and slap a bow on the rest and give them as gifts.  These unique glosses are both hydrating and long-lasting and thankfully don’t leave your lips looking like a frosty mall chick mess (which I forbid; frost is bad).  Active ingredient Maracuja Oil moisturizes while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, giving lips a fuller, plumped appearance.


 

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Revived from the Archives: The Horrors of Halloween (…I’m talking about my skin obviously)

Since Halloween is upon us, and I know better than anyone how much your skin can take a beating during these times of extreme makeup (I’m not proud to say that after my run-through of my Day of the Dead makeup Wednesday, I woke up yesterday to an angry, hiding-like-a-coward-under-the-surface pimple), I wanted to revive this post from Halloween past.  I made some updates to ensure I’m arming you with the best weapons to battle the terrifying oil fields that threaten your skin when you are most vulnerable…

The only thing scarier than Maria in this picture from last Halloween is imagining the damage the cheap makeup did to her skin. I was lucky enough to escape the grease paint (just saying those two words out loud clogs my pores) last year with my bad kitty costume. But this year, I am dressing up as a Lichtenstein Girl and Maria intends to cover my face and decollete with grease paint and other synthetic poisons.

I had a heart-to-heart with her about this yesterday:

Me: So, I don’t suppose you have any sensitive skin Halloween makeup you can use on me?

<<Maria gives me a blank stare>>

Me: Yeah, um, I’m a bit worried about breaking out from that cheap drug store stuff

Maria: (after another lengthy stare) Janna, you just need to prepare yourself for a breakout.

<<HALLOWEEN HORROR = MY LOOK OF REPULSION>>

Maria: I’ve tried gentle, natural Halloween makeup in the past and it just doesn’t stay put, and it doesn’t have the same pigment as the cheap stuff.

I’m still reeling from our conversation. There has to be something I can do!!  First thing first, I ordered a Mineral Halloween makeup set from Elegant Minerals.  Maria has many doubts and won’t make any promises about using it, but she’s willing to give it a try. That’s worth the money for me. (2012 UPDATE: MARIA WAS BEYOND RIGHT.  THE ELEGANT MINERALS SET WAS A JOKE.  WE ENDED UP THROWING IT AWAY AFTER SEEING HOW IT BARELY SHOWED UP AFTER THE FIRST SWIPE)

“DAY OF” PREP: I will prep my skin by giving it a mild exfoliation with CosMedix Pure Enzymes Exfoliating Mask and then a nice moisturizing, nourishing mask like Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask .  I will then use a soothing, anti-irritation, anti-redness moisturizer like Skin Medica Redness Relief Calmplex and prepare my skin for battle with my new favorite primer Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12-Hr Perfecting Primer.

POST-EVENT: The second I say my last goodbye Saturday night I am running to the bathroom to cleanse my skin. First I will take my makeup off with EVE LOM Cleanser and tons of  Cotton Clouds. Then, I will cleanse with Fresh Soy Face Cleanser and my Clarisonic Skincare Brush(which I never use anymore since my skin is so sensitive, but this is an emergency situation).  I will complete my regimen with a soothing spritz of Fresh Rose Marigold Tonic Water, and massage in my soothing, balancing Decleor ‘Aroma Night’ Neroli Essential Night Balm (which is like a spa service in itself).

NEXT MORNING: Fingers crossed, I will wake up without a single clogged pore.   If I wake up congested I will sit rocking in a corner for a few hours crying, then apply my Boscia Luminizing Black Mask.  If “congested” actually means “breakout,” I may end up having to book an emergency facial, pop a couple leftover miniature Snickers in my mouth while brainstorming my makeup-free costume for next year.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

What “No Makeup” Look? My Top Makeup Finds for Creating a Sexy Eye This Fall

Ignore what you’re seeing on the runways… Unless you have Karlie Kloss’s bone structure, the “no makeup” look takes on more of an “Oops! I got all dressed up but I forgot to put on my makeup” look. You just got all those fabulous Fall clothes out of storage and they deserve to be celebrated with some sexy eye makeup. Luckily the top makeup brands didn’t toss all their pigments when they saw the “no makeup” look gain momentum in the February shows, instead they launched their Fall Collections with gorgeous, innovative products to help create the full spectrum of “going out” looks. Leave the “no makeup look” for the model-types and get your binge on:

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