TARTE Shape Tape concealer review

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First of all, sorry for not posting for a while! I’ve been really busy so I didn’t have plenty of time 😉

I’ve recently add this concealer to my makeup collection and I don’t regret it at all! In my life I’ve tried loads of concealers and brands: Nars, Kat von D, Too faced… but this one worth the hype!

First let me talk about the packaging: it came into a super cool box, you can see that Tarte people know how to treat their clients, as they take care of small details.

The concealer size is great and the wand with which you apply it is just HUGE! as it says it is thought to be a contour product as well. That’s the reason why, after using it for a month, I realised I don’t need a lot of product. Once you apply three spots of this concealer the ideal is to blend it out by tapping it with a mini beauty blender. Afterwards I could see that is much better if you set it with a setting powder, as it helps to keep creasing effect away and to last all day. I always use my beloved Laura Mercier Translucent Loose setting powder.

To me it has been one of the best recent discoveries! It worth the 24 euros by far.

My tone is medium honey, I’m brunette with a cool undertone so I thought it would match me. After being almost twenty years searching for the best concealer I think I’ve finally found it! 😍

Bobbi Brown leaving her brand

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I’ve always been a big fan of simplicity and naturality when it comes to makeup and this is something that I learned years ago from my guru: Bobbi Brown. Some days ago I heard she is leaving her makeup brand by the end of 2016.

She is a professional makeup artist who became well known for her natural approach in contrast with the bright colors used during 80’s and 90’s. She was an example of an enterpreneur woman: released her own brand together with a chemist and was successful.

I can remember the first time I went to her makeup store: I was seventeen and had some clues on makeup, but wanted to learn more of this amazing world full of possibilities. That was when I found out that her lipsticks  and foundations would be part of my whole life. She has used real women as models since she started her career, something that caught my attention from the very beginning, as she was showing the inner beauty and strong points of each women: this is the aim of makeup.

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Here is a list of my favorite products:

-Stick foundation and compact foundation: I love their natural coverage and texture. They hide imperfections without looking heavy on my face and last the whole day.

-All her lipsticks: really creamy and smooth.

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Blushes: their texture is smooth and blend perfectly. They are really pigmented and last all day and night.

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Shimmer Brick: I’ve loved it for years! I apply it on top of my cheekbones to give a nice glow.

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Eyeshadow in Charcoal and eyeliner brush: I mix it with some water and create my own eyeliner with a natural twist for every day.

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-Long-wear gel eyeliner: highly pigmented and waterproof.

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Corrector and concealers: creamy and moisted. With different neutral shades and perfect coverage.

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Skincare line.

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My Kat von D faves!

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CHRYSALIS EYE SHADOW PALETTE

I follow Kat von D as a tattoo lover but her makeup line is amazing! I fell in love with this palette the first time I saw the packaging: inspired on butterflies. Its colours are great for brunettes with mediterranean skin tones like mine: subtle and electrical at the same time. It contains 12 cool tones: purple, violet, navy, pearl mauve… some mettalic and a few matte. All of them with awesome pigmentation.

TATOO LINER TROOPER

It’s precise and easy to use. I tried it to go out and stayed all night, so the formula is perfect. It is an intense black liner.

LOCK-IT CONCEALER

Creamy and blendable at the same time, very pigmented and resistant. It hides my dark circles and blemishes with a flawless finish.

SHADE AND LIGHT CONTOUR PALETTE

I’m not into contouring technique as I prefer natural makeup, but I must say that once I tried it and I saw it on my face I loved it.The powders are super fine and pigmented at the same time. It gives a healthy look at the skin without being fake. It suits all skin tones as there is a variety of subtle shades.

Tips for teens

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  • When it comes to makeup for teenagers I must say: LESS IS MORE. It has to be soft and subtle, even at night or in an event. We don’t want you to look like mini Barbies or Kens! You have to look your age: natural and fresh!

It is also very important to take good care of your skin, as maybe you tend to have blemishes or acne. Don’t worry! I’ll give you some tips to hide all the imperfections 😉

BIODERMA’s Micellar water for mixed skins is great for you! Apply it each night with a cotton pad in order to remove impurities.

Natural emergency tip: toothpaste on the spot!

Chemist: PEROXIBEN  is the best product by far! Also NEOSTRATA salicylic gel works great.

Use a light moisturizer such as Bioderma or Clarins for mixted skins. Although I always prefer the chemist to purchase good  products.

Money issue: we know teens are not the richest human beings on Earth. Here are some affordable brands whose quality is excellent: Nyx, Sleek, MUA, Essence, Maybelline and L’Oreal are among my favourites.

Concealer is your best friend! Apply green concealer on your spots and then cover them blending your makeup base, you can use a blending sponge or a base brush. For under eye circles combine yellow concealer with a beige tone, always one tone lighter than your makeup base tone.

Clean, clean , clean! Use cleaning soap day and night before your regular cream to keep your skin away of impurities

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