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tarte cheek stains

In Favorite Products on April 10, 2010 by facesbyangie

i recently tried an alternative to powder blush, which had the tendency to irritate my skin, a cream/gel blush, more specifically tarte cheek stains.  it hasn’t irritated my skin yet, and the effect is very pretty!  it’s more dewy which compliments my dry skin. application is a cinch. give it a go ladies!



your lips, only better

In Favorite Products on March 28, 2010 by facesbyangie

i remember hearing or reading somewhere, Bobbi Brown saying that your most flattering lip color is 1 or 2 shades darker or more vibrant than your natural lip color.  well, what about siren red lips or the ever so sophisticated nude lip?  i’m realizing that although red lips or nude lips are fun to try on occasion, it takes too much effort (for me) to go the extra mile in transforming my lip color to that extreme.

i found a new product from Tarte Cosmetics, which supposedly has been in the works for 10 years.  a lip stain, that claims to increase moisture on your lips up to 6000%. initially, i was almost annoyed at their bold claim which sounded a tad (6000%) exaggerated . to my surprise, i was not disappointed. this lip stain moisturizes better than ANY chapstick, vaseline, or lip treatment product i have used!

moody, amused, lust, enchanted, charmed, joy

being overly excited, i impulsively purchased 3 (joy, charmed, and enchanted) and returned joy (was hoping for a peach, but appeared more orange) and charmed (was hoping for a soft pink, but appeared hot pink), but fell in love with enchanted which REALLY is a shade or two more pigmented than my natural lip color. taken from the sephora website,

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Synthetic Fragrances
– Synthetic Dyes
– Petro-Chemicals
– Phthalates
– GMOs
– Triclosan

i’m thankful to cosmetic companies such as Tarte, Lorac, Korres…who are devoted to meeting the needs of women with sensitive skin or those who are simply conscious about the ingredients they are slabbing on their faces!


farewell blush

In Favorite Products on March 11, 2010 by facesbyangie

my friends, today is a sad day. i think i’ve discovered the culprit to my skin woes. blush. i’m allergic to powder blush.  i suspected it before, but i was in denial.  now i must resort to pinching my cheeks or see if my ultra-sensitive skin will tolerate cream blushers.  as i bid farewell to powder blush today, i wanted to share with you 3 of my favorite:

*please note that i’ve only tried a limited # of products, is the place to go to find reviews.  also feel free to share your favorites!

LORAC'S DESIRE: my ultimate favorite. don't let the bright pink intimidate you. if you apply with a light hand, it's fresh and'll look like a doll!

NAR'S ORGASM:you've probably already heard of this R-rated blush. supposedly what celebs use to get their glow on. i think it works better on slightly tanner complexions.

BOBBI BROWN'S BAHAMA BROWN:this pic is inaccurate. MUCH lighter in person. great if you don't want much color, but subtle definition

powder blush, you have given me joy that is fleeting and have left me with more heartache in the long run… more. farewell. goodbye. au revoir.


chapped lips no mo

In Favorite Products on March 9, 2010 by facesbyangie

a bit expensive, but well-worth it. i recently picked some up at my local Sephora. i noticed today that my lips were actually soft, not chapped as usual. perfect.  i really dig nude pink lips, but this look really requires soft and moisturized lips.  now nude lips can finally be mine thanks to Boscia’s Jujube Salve Stick.