Tarte Tartiest Metallic



Tarte has released new single pan metallic shadows. I’ve been playing with and wearing these shadows for the past couple of weeks and love them. I realize that I like and love a lot the items I blog about because I buy products that I plan to use. Believe me when I say, Tarte knocked these out of the park. They are pigmented, buttery smooth and blend out wonderfully. The metallic finish isn’t too harsh and disco-ballish.

As they are buttery, it’s easier to pick up a bit more product on your brush than intended. If you have the habit of knocking off excess, it shouldn’t be an issue. I personally didn’t experience any fallout. The color didn’t fade or crease on me either; however, my lids require a primer.

Admittedly, there is nothing special about the shade range. If you have a large make up collection, you may already have two dupes of all of these shades. Despite having dupes, sometimes it’s nice to use and play with quality products. My wallet would object, but I certainly wouldn’t mind an expanded color range in this formula.

Another nice feature of these shadows is the pan is magnetic and can come out to make your own palette

Unfortunately, you can only buy these online on Sephora’s website or from Tarte directly. Each shade is $14 with 0.07 oz.


1 – Dame is a dusty rose.

2 – Shake Down is a light taupe.

3 – Grind is a silver taupe.

4 – Poker Face is a silver lilac.

5 – Sinful is a plum slate.

6 – Whiskey is a medium dark bronze.

7 – Scandal is a bright copper.

8 – Speakeasy is a dark brown copper.

9 – Scarlet is a metallic plum.

Yves Saint Laurent Vinyl Cream Lip Stain

YSL Vinyl case

YSL Vinyl wand

I fell hard for YSL Glossy Stains that came out a few years ago.  So, when the new Vinyl Creams came out, I found them hard to resist. I was initially hesitant to try these as I was picturing a finish similar to Mrs. Potato Head lips (no offense to Mrs. Potato Head and those who like that look). I didn’t find anything extraordinary about the finish it is similar to a YSL Rouge Volupte Shine, just without the slick feeling on the lips. I was disappointed to find these transfer a lot more than the YSL Glossy Stains. For me, it lasted through my morning tea and breakfast, but was gone after lunch. It a left behind a slight stain, but I definitely needed to reapply. One thing I liked about the Vinyl Creams over the Glossy Stains is that it layers nicely without becoming gloopy. So it can be worn sheared out. I also like that I could press my lips together without them feeling sticky or tacky, unlike the Glossy Stains. I don’t notice any streaking, but I rarely do as my natural lip color is dark. For those with a lighter natural lip color, you may need a second layer to get a fully opaque finish. Like the Glossy Stains, these take on a redder tone after it sets.

These are available at Sephora and YSL counters for $36.

YSL Vinyl swatch

#401 Rouge Vinyle (left) is a dark red. On my lips, this color sets darker than than the swatch color.

#409 Burgundy Vibes (right) is a burgundy.

Chanel Rouge Brule Illusion D’Ombre

Chanel Rouge Brule

Chanel’s fall 2016 collection includes two new limited edition Illusion D’Ombre eyeshadows. I grabbed one of them, Rouge Brule. In the pot, it is a gorgeous, deep burnt red-orange that is perfect for fall. It applies lighter than it looks in the pot as it comes across as more red-copper. Unfortunately, the swatch photo makes the shade appear pinker. The shade performs well, but can be tricky to use like the typical lllusion D’Ombre shadows. Since the product is a cream/powder hybrid, it moves around when getting the product on the brush. It is easier to get the product on my lid using my finger, but I prefer the control of the brush. I found the shade easy to blend out before it sets and I didn’t experience any fading. You get 4g of product for $36.

Rouge Brule swatch