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A makeup rediscovery: Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Full Coverage Foundation

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I have officially run out of my black|Up Matifying Fluid Foundation. It’s sad, because I love that foundation and the brand black Up is not available in stores in the US. Of course I could order it online, but I currently have so many foundations in my collection that buying a new one is not wise! I really need to finish the ones I have, before they go bad.
So last night I was looking through my stash and I discovered a Tarte foundation that I bought almost two years ago: Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Full Coverage Foundation. A makeup rediscovery that was meant to be! :-D

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Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Full Coverage Foundation​​


I bought this foundation, loved it but then I stopped using it because it became Summer and it didn’t match my skin tone anymore. I put it away and of course totally forgot about it (I have too much makeup!). Then last night I tried it again (after making sure it wasn’t expired) and guess what? I still love it! It matches me perfectly now, because it’s Winter. It covers well and lasted all night long. My shade is ‘tan-deep’.

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Beauty Question: how do you apply your makeup, with a brush, sponge or with your fingers?

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Time for me to answer another beauty question! I haven’t done one of these in a while! Today’s topic is makeup application. When it comes to applying your foundation, there’s 3 ways to do it: you can use your fingers, a sponge or use makeup brushes.

I prefer using makeup brushes to apply my makeup. Yes, brushes are more expensive than using your fingers and sponges are cheaper than brushes, but I still prefer brushes. Here’s why!

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12-piece Makeup Brush Set 12 brushes The Salon Outlet


☻ I do NOT like touching my face with my fingers. Even though I always wash my hands before applying makeup, I still don’t feel comfortable. I have sensitive skin and I feel that using my fingers will cause irritation and end up giving me breakouts, because of bacteria. My brushes, however, I don’t let them get dirty. I have a lot of them and I wash them at least once a week (yes, sometimes twice!).

☻ Using a sponge creeps me out even more. I have to admit: I would love to get my hands on the infamous beautyblender, just to see if it leaves my skin as amazing as people say. BUT, I feel that sponges get dirty easily and grow the most bacteria. They come in contact with your fingers and they are harder to sanitize.

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Sephora FLASH: Free 2-day shipping for an entire year now available!

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I have some news that I know a lot of you are going to love! Especially if you don’t live near a Sephora store. Sephora.com had made Sephora FLASH available to everyone! Before it was in beta: it was only available to Rouge Members (for $25) and it was invite only. Now everybody in the US can sign up or just $10.*

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Sephora FLASH 2-day shipping subscription $10


​​​What it is:​​​​ ​ ​
For $10 you’ll get unlimited, FREE 2-day shipping on all orders (except for aerosols and alcohol-based products) for an ENTIRE year. No minimum purchase required. Need it faster? There’s a special overnight rate of $5.95.

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The service is now free for VIB Rouge members. If you’re a VIB Rouge member, you can enroll by signing into your Beauty Insider account and clicking on ‘add to cart’. If you’re a Beauty Insider or VIB, you’ll have to pay $10 to take advantage of the program. Click HERE to sign up.

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Makeup Monday: all neutrals (yes, I know it’s Tuesday)

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Hi everyone! The title of this post ‘Makeup Monday’ doesn’t make any sense, I know. It’s Tuesday. I was supposed to put this up yesterday, but it just didn’t happen. Every time I sat down to blog and upload my pictures, something would happen, forcing me to get up again. Argh!
Anyway, I’m posting this anyway, even though Monday is long gone! I didn’t do anything exciting this past weekend, so I didn’t bother with applying a lot of makeup. Yesterday, however, I did have a zillion things to do outside the house, so I decided to slap some makeup on. This is a typical ‘daytime’ look for me, when I’m just driving around doing errands. All neutral colors, nothing too bright.

Makeup Monday Beauty FOTD Make Up​​


I’ve noticed that I’ve become a little too pale for my foundation: it seems to make me more brown than I really am right now. I’m hoping Spring will come soon here in Vegas, because I really don’t feel like getting a lighter foundation. I already know I’m going to be three shades darker once the sun shows up more (I live in the desert, so you know I’m gonna be dark brown in no time!), so I don’t want to bother with a different foundation shade…

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