Showing posts with label bronzer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bronzer. Show all posts

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Scored My New Tarte Bronzer With ShopAtHome.com!!




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I can almost hear you thinking, "holy cow, what is that beautiful piece of artwork and how did Polarbelle purchase it with ShopAtHome?"  First of all, you're right....it's beautiful.  All the spring Tarte Cosmetics items have great artwork on the packaging.  The beauty is practically overwhelming and could easily be displayed around the house or on a vanity to be admired.

Behold the inside of the Tarte Cosmetics Park Avenue Princess Bronzer Blush in Pink Bronze, (.31 oz/ $30).  How in the world did anyone think of something so outstandingly beautiful?   Top that off with Tarte being cruelty-free cosmetics and this is a real winner!

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Before I show you the swatches, I want to talk about how I purchased this with ShopAtHome.com.  I had seen the Bronzer Blush in a store and almost died on the spot because the beauty was so overwhelming.  I determined right there to own it but thought I should wait a few days due to some other purchases I'd brought home lately.  I swear my husband's new hobby is shopping bag counting.  Well, then a funny thing happened.  I should say life happened, cuz it wasn't too funny really.

Before I could get back to the store, I had an unexpected surgery on both feet.  It wasn't fun.  My plans to obtain this latest Tarte item flew out the window when the stitches were put in my toes.  I couldn't walk down the hall of the house and I knew I'd never make it back to the store for a couple of weeks.  Then I had some complications from restless leg, and blah, blah, blah....I had to go out of state for more treatment so I hadn't been able to walk by the time I left, much less go purchase my beloved.

Enter ShopAtHome.com, an online website offering thousands of coupons and different rates of cash back with each purchase.  I downloaded the ShopAtHome.com app and I was on my way to score my golden ticket, I mean Tarte Bronzer Blush.

I surfed through the app for hours, literally, looking at coupons and cash back rates.  It was pretty interesting as one thing I am all about is free shipping and ShopAtHome.com has MANY exclusive free shipping coupons when you shop through their site.

All you have to do is sign up with them, sign in when you go to their site and click through to your chosen shopping website.  Just make sure you click through on the specific coupons that you wish to utilize.  ShopAtHome.com sends your cash back out 12 times a year and they start sending it once you reach $20 back.

So I surfed around and found a lot of good deals but all I could really think about was the Tarte Cosmetics Park Ave Princess Bronzer Blush in Pink Bronze.  I'd waited so long!!!  I went to the Sephora site through the ShopAtHome.com app and ordered the Pink Bronze.  Ahhhhhh, finally I could relax and wait for "My Preciousssss" to arrive.  And in doing so, I am receiving 4% cash back through ShopAtHome.com.

Should we look at swatches?  I thought you might say yes.  Let me refresh you on the beautiful swirls and colors of this product, which comes in two different compositions, Pink Bronze and Peach Bronze.

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In the swatch pictures, I have numbered the different colors.  The lightest pink is 1, medium pink is 2, golden is 3, lightest brown is 4 and the deeper looking brown is number 5.

The swatch mixing the two pinks is labeled as A.
The swatch mixing the golden and the two browns is labeled as B.
The swatch at the bottom is a mix of all the colors together.

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I would describe the colors as such:

1)  Light pink - A light slightly warm pink with a light pink glow.
2)  Medium Pink - A matte medium range peach toned pink.
3)  Gold - A yellowed wheat colored gold with a golden glow.
4)  The lighter brown - In the palette this is the lighter brown, but in swatches it is darker than the other.  It is a matte peachy brown.
5)  Darker brown - in the palette this is the deep brown.  In swatches it is lighter than #4.  It is a beautiful lighter tanned glowing color.

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A)  The mix of the two pinks is a lovely glowing slightly peachy baby pink .  So pretty!!!
B)  The mix of the two browns with the golden wheat is a beautiful warm tanned peach with a golden glow.

The long swatch on the bottom is the mix of the whole palette.  It comes out as a terracotta toned peachy bronze with a golden bronze glow.  Add more pink to make it a little cooler.

I have to tell you that because this is made of mineralized clay and they way it is pressed with the pigments, it just GLOWS.  It doesn't have small shimmer particles that you see, nor does it look like shimmer on the face.  It's made of mineralized clay so it just GLOWS.  And It's a beautiful glow.

Just one more swatch picture:

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The bronzer blush gives me a great glow.  I like to mix more of the pink for myself or it can be a bit warm on me.  It tends to go warm anyway, and honestly, as long as I match the warmth on my lips and eyes, it looks fantastic!!  I use the bronzes with the gold in the typical bronzing patterns and use the pinks on the apples of my cheeks.

Give ShopAtHome.com a try.  I like that they have an app so you can access them anywhere!!  Doctors, pre-surgery, getting stitches out, whatever, lol.  Take a look around and tell me what you'd like to receive in the mail.  Do you have this Tarte Bronzer Blush?  

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

New For Spring 2014 - Maybelline Face Studio Blush and Bronzers.

This display features Master Glaze, the stick creme blushes that you see on the left.  And on the right is Master hi-light, which has four blushes and two bronzers. They're so pretty to look at, I just can't wait to swatch them.

I rarely use cream blush so I'm waiting to read reviews but I bought the whole right side out of curiosity.  The colors in the matrixes are so complex and beautiful that I can't wait to see what they look like blended, on the face and in comparison with each other.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Today I Received An Order From Urban Decay - Sneak Peeks

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Today I received a box that I had ordered from Urban Decay. I was dazzled by the Shattered Face Case. It looks cool on the outside and inside is your "face in a case" for a long weekend, vacation or anytime. I'm already loving this more than I had imagined when I ordered it. Here's the outside.



And on the inside there are two levels to the palette.  You get five eyeshadows, a Lovechild High Gloss Lip Color, one of Urban Decay's awesome eyeliners, a blush, a bronzer and a highlight.  And there are great mirrors inside.  I promise swatches to come!


And while I was sitting around playing on Instagram, I also loaded a picture of my new Naked Illuminator.  


This is a mini "pretty picture" post with full review and swatches in the future.  You can purchase the UD items on Sephora.com, in Sephora stores, or on Urban Decay's own website.  Additionally, Urban Decay products are sold online at Beauty.com and Amazon.


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Khroma Beauty Khloe's Kardazzle Eye and Face Palette Swatches and Review

In this post, I introduced you to Khroma Beauty by Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian and promised some reviews. Today we're going to look at one of the palettes called Khloe's Kardazzle. It is the gold palette in the following display.

Khroma Beauty Eyeshadow Lip Display, Kardashian Beauty

If you notice at the bottom of the display, there are three different palette combinations pictured, but my store had just two different kinds; one for Kim and one for Khloe. I'm curious to know if any of you have seen a palette that might be labeled as Kourtney. Anyway, let's take a look at Khloe's Kardazzle.

Khroma Beauty Khloe's Kardazzle palette, Kardashian beauty, Face palette, eyeshadow, blush, bronzer, highlighter

Pretty, isn't it? Even prettier inside! OOOO LA LA!!

Khroma Beauty Khloe's Kardazzle palette, Kardashian beauty, Face palette, eyeshadow, blush, bronzer, highlighter

It's a complete face palette featuring eight eyeshadows, (four matte and four shimmer), a blush, a highlighter and a bronzer, all with a fully mirrored lid. Best of all, this palette retails for just $12.99. I like that you have four matte shadows with the four shimmers. This combination provides for easy use and great combinations.

Khroma Beauty Khloe's Kardazzle palette, Kardashian beauty, Face palette, eyeshadow, blush, bronzer, highlighter

The shadows are smooth, silky and go on with no fallout. I have worn this palette several different times and every time, not even kidding, I've worn it over 12 hours with no creasing, fading or fallout. That's really amazing, especially at the price point. I have shadows that are much more expensive that don't last half as long. I'm pretty impressed with the quality.

How about swatches of the eyeshadows? They are a good corresponding array of hues.

Khroma Beauty Khloe's Kardazzle palette, Kardashian beauty, Face palette, eyeshadow, blush, bronzer, highlighter, swatches

I was surprised the palette contained a full mirror. I was equally as surprised to find the bottom compartment that contains a blush, highlighter and a bronzer.

Khroma Beauty Khloe's Kardazzle palette, Kardashian beauty, Face palette, eyeshadow, blush, bronzer, highlighter

Swatched on my arm, it is hard to see the shades very well. My face is quite a bit lighter than my arms due to all the fabulous skincare and efforts that I use to take care of that more exposed skin. In this palette, both the blush and bronzer work better for me as blushes because the bronzer is so light on me. I have olive undertones and I suspect people with undertones that produce that beautiful pale skin will marvel at this bronzer, having finally found the one that works for them. The highlighter is just awesome for me and for anybody.

Blush on the left, highlighter, and bronzer on the right.

Khroma Beauty Khloe's Kardazzle palette, Kardashian beauty, Face palette, eyeshadow, blush, bronzer, highlighter, swatches

My overall opinion is that these palettes are wonderful. I purchased both Kim and Khloe. For the price, they are a SUPERB value!! I found mine at Fred Meyer, and they are also sold at Ulta, Sears, Kmart, CVS and Duane Reade. You can follow Khroma Beauty on Facebook, and on Twitter.
Have you seen the products in your neighborhood yet?  Do you want to know else I purchased from the line?

Edited to add:  I need to note that the palette itself is a lightweight plastic.  It kind of surprised me but I don't mind a bit because it keeps the cost down for someone like me to a teen wanting her first "grown-up" palette.)


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