Monday, August 18, 2014

"Before Dark" featuring the NEW Tarte Rainforest After Dark Palette

Today I'm using the new Rainforest After Dark Palette by Tarte. This palette gives you 6 eyeshadows, 1 blush (which I believe is exclusive to this palette), 1 Highlighter, and 1 Bronzer (which is Tarte's famous Park Ave Princess!). Three of the eyeshadows are more mauve/purple toned and the other three or more neutral toned and the pigmentation of all of them is absolutely wonderful. They also blend out beautifully. The blush color, Unleashed, is a pretty matte mauve/pink shade and it will look great on any skin tone. Of course, the highlight shade and bronzer are amazing as well. I cannot say enough great things about this palette. It's absolutely gorgeous and perfect for travel. I will have some swatches below for you! Enjoy this first of 3 looks I've put together this week using this palette and as always if you recreate any of these looks-or come up with new ones of your own-remember to hashtag #natslife on your social media so I can check it out! 
Have a great day, Gorgeous!!

Foundation & Primers:
Mary Kay Foundation Primer and Mary Kay Eye Primer
Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector in Light-Medium
Maybelline FitMe Concealer in 20 Sand
Setting Powder: Revlon Photoready Translucent Finisher (Pressed Powder)

Base: Avon Eyeshadow Primer in Light Beige                  
Lid: For the Inner third of the lid I used the Highlight Shade called Champagne, for the rest of the lid and into the crease I used the matte shade Bare to Explore          
Crease: See note above
Outer V: First I used the shade Make A Mauve then I used Plum Away With Me and brought the bottom of the V as if it were the inner portion of a wing (Like when you flick out for winged eyeliner and then you bring it in to the lash line thick to thin, that's what I did here with this shadow).
Then take a clean fluffy brush and blend out any harsh edges
Highlight Under Brow & Inner Corner: Champagne
Bottom Lid: Make a Mauve up to the inner third and then I used Champagne again to match the upper lid.

Upper Lid and Waterline: Rimmel Scandaleyes in Black. Then I smudged the upper lid liner into a little wing with a smudger brush.
Lower Waterline: Rimmel Scandaleyes in Nude
My bottom lids are tattooed Black.
Mascara: Top Lashes-Makeup Forever Smokey Extravagant  Bottom Lashes: Maybelline Great Last Lots of Lashes in Black

Bronzer: Park Ave Princess by Tarte
Blush: Unleashed by Tarte
Highlight: Champagne by Tarte

Liner: Mary Kay Lip liner in Plum
Lipstick: Maybelline Berry Bliss 410
Lipgloss: Almay Color+Care Liquid Lip balm in lilac love

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