Friday, April 1, 2011

Bare Escentuals: Golden and Gorgeous and Tarte lipstains

Golden and Gorgeous has been out for a few weeks. It is availible at Ulta. I wasn't sure I wanted this kit but after seeing a few pictures I decided to get it and I'm glad I did. Honey is a creamy warm golden nude. By itself it really looks nude, it looks more golden next to high shine copper. High shine copper is copper with lots of gold in it. I think that all the gold in it will make it a great lid colour. I didn't open the Bronze liner because I already have a couple of brown liners open so I just used Charbronze in the look instead of Bronze. I think this kit is a steal for $28 especially if you plan to use the Bronze liner and brush. This will be a good easy look for summer.

I also got a set of three Tarte Lipsurgence lip stains from Ulta. The set has one lip crayon in each of the three textures the lip stains come in (matte, sparkly, glossy). I have Charmed (glossy) and I love it. I wear it all the time. So I thought it would be good to try the other textures and to get a few more colours. I really like all the colours in this set. The matte shade, Envy, looks darker than most of the colours that I wear but I will be interested to see how it looks on. The sparkly shade, Pouty, looks right up my ally it is a bright pink with some sparkle. The third shade looks really dark. Moody (glossy) looks like it would be way too dark for me. But once I swatched it I changed my mind. I put it on yesterday and it looked really nice. The glossy texture can go on very sheer or you can make it darker by applying more. It kind of reminds me of Clinique's Black Honey (which I love). I will write more about these once I get a chance to wear them all. This set is a steal at $32. The lipstains are usually $24 (which is WAY to expensive for me, you can get them on sale for $16.80 but that is still a little pricy) so $32 for a set of 3 is really good.

Too Faced Shadow Insurance,
50/50 mix well rested/clear radince all over,
Honey lash to brow,
Honey Foiled lash to crease,
High Shine Copper in crease and outer 1/3ish and along lower lash line,
Big and Bright in Charbronze lined top and bottom,
Stelittos mascara.

CHEEKS: Optimist blush
LIPS: Smashbox Candid gloss


  1. Ooooh ....these eye colors look great on you! I especially love Honey =)

  2. Very pretty. Looking forward to seeing how you like those glosses.

  3. very pretty! I have always wanted to try the Tarte lip stains :)