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Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow Palette Volume III - Sneak Peek


Trendmood on Instagram just leaked a photo of the new Tarte Cosmetics Rainforest of the Sea Highlighting Eyeshadow Palette Volume III and I think it's the prettiest one yet!

I know a lot of people feel like Tarte only comes out with basic neutral shades all the time, but I don't mind because that's what I actually wear in my daily life. I have the original Rainforest palette and I really liked the formula. I didn't buy the second one because the colors didn't appeal to me...but this one is right up my alley with the rosy tones so I'll definitely be buying this one!

For reference, here's a look at Volumes I and II:
Volume I had mostly warm bronzy tones (with two rosier shades included) and Volume II was much cooler-toned. Volume III appears to be almost all rosy tones, which is so awesome!

What are your thoughts? Will you be getting this when it launches?

Sleek Makeup Lands in the US at Ulta Beauty!

UK beauty brand Sleek MakeUP has arrived in the US and is now being sold at Ulta.com! Right now the collection is limited to their palettes, but I'm hoping that just like with Makeup Revolution they'll start to include more of the line over time.

I'm really excited because I own one Sleek palette and a blush that I really love but since I hate to pay international shipping (and wait a long time for it to arrive), I haven't tried anything else from them in a while.

Have you ever tried Sleek MakeUP? Are you excited that they're now at Ulta Beauty?

Available now at Ulta.com

L'oreal Summer 2017 Arrives at Ulta Beauty

loreal summer 2017
Loreal has just released their Summer 2017 Collection online at Ulta.com, featuring the new Infallible Pro Glow Powder and Concealer, Metallic Lip Paints and Eyeshadow Singles, Matte Lip Liners, a new brow crayon, plus the new Lash Paradise mascara I reviewed a few days ago. 

I loved the Pro Glow foundation they released last summer and am very excited about a matching concealer and powder! The powder looks like it has a matte or satin finish on one side and a subtle highlighting powder on the other.

What are you excited to try from this collection? Have you seen it in-store yet?

Available now at Ulta.com

Coming Soon: The Tartelette Toasted Palette

tartelette toasted palette
Tarte just shared a sneak peek on Instagram of their new Tartelette Toasted palette, and they said it will be "coming in hot this fall".

So what I'm wondering is...when they say "Fall" do they mean it's part of the Fall collection (which launched June 13th last year) or that it's actually launching in the Fall? Because we usually start to see the Holiday collections arriving in September so I'm hoping we'll see this before then!

I absolutely LOVE my Tartelette in Bloom palette...it's in my top 3 palettes of all time, so I'm really excited for this one. When I look at the Tartelette in Bloom (below),  the new Toasted version seems quite a bit warmer and perfect for Autumn.
What are your thoughts? Are you excited for a brand new addition to the Tartelette family?

Ulta Beauty Memorial Day Hot Buys

There are lots of great deals to be had at Ulta Beauty this weekend, starting today! I have my eye on the Anastasia Lip Glosses and eyeshadows at 50% off. :)

 I also just got the PUR Cosmetics Vanity Palettes to review so I'll try to get at least a first impression up today or tomorrow so you can see if those are worth a purchase...40% off is a great deal.

Head on over to Ulta.com to check out the sale and I'd love to hear what you got!

L'Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara Review

loreal lash paradise review
Good morning guys! This has been a very highly requested review as everyone is curious about the new L'oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara. Many of you have asked me on social media if I think it's a dupe for Too Faced Better Than Sex, so I couldn't resist putting these two head-to-head for this review.

Lash Paradise comes in a pretty pink tube, just like Better Than Sex, although it's a little slimmer and very lightweight (the Too Faced version is heavy).

Looking at the brushes below, they look very similar, with a slight hourglass shape and fluffier, densely packed bristles (which I prefer over the hard plastic type).
loreal lash paradise mascara

Lash Paradise's formula is a bit on the drier side but upon first application, it coated my lashes very easily and quickly. It gave me lots of length and volume, plus curl which lasted most of the day. It also didn't smudge or flake on me at all, which is one thing that can make or break a mascara for me. Conversely, the Too Faced Better Than Sex always smudges on me before the day is out, which is one reason why I almost never reach for it.

The brush is also awesome because it's slightly smaller than the Too Faced one, and it's very easy to control (as in, I don't get any mascara on my eyelids!).

Below I applied the Too Faced Better Than Sex on one eye and the L'Oreal Lash Paradise on the other. Both gave me a similar amount of volume and curl but the Lash Paradise definitely gave me more length and a bit of a feathery look, like falsies.
loreal lash paradise vs too faced better than sex
Overall, after wearing Lash Paradise for almost a week, I am absolutely loving it...even more than the new Cover Girl Total Tease, which I was wearing a lot before finding this one. The brush is fantastic and very easy to control, it doesn't smudge or flake, and it gives me a fluttery false lash look. For me, this isn't a dupe for Too Faced Better Than Sex...it's even better!

Available now at Ulta.com in Regular and Waterproof versions.

I found mine in-store at Target last week and when I went back a few days ago, the display was already empty, so if you're purchasing in-store, I recommend doing it sooner rather than later (or you may have to wait for a restock!).

Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquer Review & Swatches

Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquer Review
Maybelline recently launched a new line of lip glosses called Vivid Hot Laquer on Amazon.com (launching in drugstores any day now) and they're supposed to be a high-coverage, glossy finish that doesn't feather or migrate. Naturally I had to try them out, since I like lip glosses but hate the shorter wear-time.

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