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Review: Tarte’s Carried Away Collector’s Set

by Daniella Cantu

Tarte’s newest holiday set, the Carried Away Collector’s Set, contains 24 full sized eyeshadows, eight Maracuja Lip Glosses, Lights Camera Lashes mascara, Smooth Operator Face Powder, a blush brush and a mini of the amazonian clay blush adventurous.

Once this set hit stores, I bought it on a whim and fell in love with not only the idea of eco friendly, cruelty free products, but with the adorable packaging, and amazing eyes, lips, face and cheek products. The entire package won me over.

The Maracuja lip glosses are all mint scented and non sticky. The mascara was better than most drugstore mascara that I have used. The Smooth Operator face powder is translucent, but has a demi-matte finish so you don’t appear cakey. The eyeshadows were very easy to apply, soft as butter, had absolutely no fall out, and worked great with Urban Decay’s Primer Potion. The blush brush was soft. I recommend using it with their blush Adventurous, which is a very universal dusty rose color. It doesn’t fade during the day.

These products are a $512 value being sold for the low price of $54.

5 out of 5 stars.
– Convenient packaging
– Pigmented shadows
– Non-sticky glosses
– Good quality mascara
– Eco friendly and cruelty free

Easy Makeup Ideas for Fall

By Hannah Ross

For some, fall is a time to sip cocoa and snuggle on the couch in over-sized sweaters. for others, its walking through falling leaves and planning your Halloween costume. For me, fall is all about new hairstyles I can try, finally being able to paint my nails deep earthy tones, and of course, new makeup ideas for the crisp weather. This year, there is one makeup trend that has been popping up all over my beauty radar: brown smokey eye makeup with a nude lip. This trend is perfect for any skin tone or face shape, and perfect for day to night wear.

Step 1: Apply foundation, concealer, and powder to whole face (this sets the foundation).

Step 2: Apply black eyeliner to your water line and on the top of the eye right on the upper lash line.

Step 3: Using a soft dome brush apply dark brown eyeshadow right under your lower lash line.

Step 4: Using the same soft dome brush, apply a mocha eyeshadow form the eyeliner line to just above your crease.

Step 5: Use a pencil brush to apply black eyeshadow to the outer corner on your lid (it should slightly wing up).

Step 6: Using the soft dome brush, apply the dark brown used from under your eyes to the outer half of your lid (never going past your crease).

Step 7: Blend the dark colors on the outer part of your eye using a large blending brush and if needed, clean any excess color off with a q-tip.

Step 8: Finish off with black mascara and a nude lip color with shimmery gloss.

Step 9: Keep being you!