huda beauty obsessions eyeshadow palettes review and swatches

Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Palettes – Review, Swatches, and Makeup Looks (Warm Brown Obsessions and Smokey Obsessions)

The Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Palettes are four teeny-tiny eyeshadow palettes which contain full sized pans of eye shadows in various ranges. I recall hearing Huda say in one of her snaps that these are basically full-sized eyeshadows housed in small, compact palettes. She basically said something to that effect.

Sephora says:

What it is:
A range of compact eyeshadow palettes, expertly curated by Huda herself, offering beauty lovers a complete day-to-night eye color wardrobe.

What it does:
Each Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette is packed with a selection of nine highly pigmented mattes and striking shimmers, all with a smooth and blendable texture. Available in four color themes—Warm Brown, Mauve, Smokey, and Electric Obsessions—the palettes are super compact and lightweight, making them a must-have for your handbag. The large mirror, conveniently-sized palette, and versatile shade collection allow you to create both classic and playful looks that are easy to apply on-the-go.

– Huda Beauty Warm Brown Obsessions—Instantly bring light and warmth to your look with Huda’s go-to palette. Packed with eight mattes and one shimmer in heated tones of browns, reds, oranges, and copper, the color range flatters any skin tone and eye color.

– Huda Beauty Mauve Obsessions—Six pigmented mattes and three gorgeous shimmers in dusty rose and plummy hues create a soft, natural finish for a smoky, sultry effect.

– Huda Beauty Smokey Obsessions—Master the ultimate smoky eye or staple nude look with this range of four mattes and five metallic shimmers—including an intense black, warm shades of dark brown, champagne, gold, and silver.

– Huda Beauty Electric Obsessions—The electric palette offers six bold mattes and three shimmers in bright blues, electric yellows, and neon pinks. Creating dramatic, show-stopping looks is now effortlessly achievable with just one palette.

This set contains:
– 9 x Eyeshadows

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens

What else you need to know:
“These are really condensed eyeshadow palettes but you get so much product. I am obsessed with the Warm Brown and Smokey Palettes. They’re both full of the most gorgeous, buildable colors that take your look from day to night easily. The Mauve Obsessions Palette is the makeup essential that everyone needs to create everyday looks with a sultry edge. The Electric palette features super bold colors that are still really wearable so you can create amazing, understated looks. I really wanted to give people the option to have fun with as many colors as possible without having to invest in individual shades. It was all about giving color junkies everything they need, in a compact way.”—Huda Kattan, Brand Founder

SIZE 9 x 0.05 oz/ 1.3 g for $27 each

There are 4 versions:

  • Warm Brown Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette
  • Smokey Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette
  • Electric Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette
  • Mauve Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette

I have the former two and will be reviewing them jointly.

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Mia Adora Beauty Immovable Black Waterproof Retractable Eyeliner Pencil & Sharpener Review and Swatches

Beauty brand Mia Adora beauty which retails on Amazon was kind enough to send me their Immovable Black Waterproof Retractable Eyeliner Pencil & Sharpener for review.

The product is described on Amazon as follows:

About the product
  • PERFECT FOR WATERLINE – Retractable Easy glide, high precision tip for thin or thick lines. Pencil Sharpener included!
  • WATERPROOF – Best black liner to create the perfect cat eye
  • BUDGE RESISTANT COLOR – Once you try this, you’ll never go back to another eyeliner pencil again!

Product description

PMS Friendly & Will Survive Most Chick Flicks!

Come rain or come shine, your new Immovable Eyeliner Pencil will not let you down!

EASY APPLICATION: Experienced or not, Immovable Eyeliner is comfortable hold, easy to use and gets the line your desire.

WEAR ALL DAY & ALL NIGHT: No need to reapply. No matter what the day brings, your eyes will look just as good as when you first put on your eyeliner.

DEFINE YOUR EYES: Get the puuurfect cat eye in seconds with our high precision, easy glide tip plus BONUS sharpener. This is the best eye liner for your waterline!

GENTLE ON EYES: Great for even sensitive eyes and contact lens users.

With such staying power, we back up our eyeliner with a full 30 day money back guarantee. Try it today!

*Removes with eye makeup remover or any natural oil blend (coconut or olive oil)


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Fenty beauty by Rihanna makeup review and swatches

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna – Review & Swatches!

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Fenty Beauty be like

On Friday, September 8th, 12 AM PST, the beauty world was shook. 

Robyn Rihanna Fenty released her eponymous makeup lineFenty Beauty at Sephoras (and Harvey Nichols) worldwide, and nothing was ever the same again.

About Fenty Beauty by Rihanna

According to the Fenty Beauty website,

Rihanna was inspired to create Fenty Beauty after years of experimenting with the best-of-the-best in beauty—and still seeing a void in the industry for products that performed across all skin types and tones. She launched a makeup line “so that women everywhere would be included,” focusing on a wide range of traditionally hard-to-match skin tones, creating formulas that work for all skin types, and pinpointing universal shades.

Fenty Beauty makeup is thus supposed to cater to women (and men) of every skin tone, and type. Whether you are fair, tan, olive, or deep-skinned, this line has something for you.

One of the reasons Fenty Beauty products were so highly anticipated and well received was that that the brand did what many well-established makeup houses have previously failed to do – include women (and men) of color. As a brown-skinned Pakistani female, I was also pretty excited about what the line could do for me.

The line is also 100% cruelty free, as per Sephora.

So, at the stroke of midnight, on September 8th, I gave a sh!t-ton of my money to Rihanna, and after that I checked my phone religiously for updates on the arrival of my Sephora packages.

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What I bought from Fenty Beauty

Fenty beauty by Rihanna makeup review and swatches

My Fenty Beauty haul

The items I bought are as follows, and reviewed in the same order:

  • Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in the shades Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby and Lightning Dust/Fire Crystal
  • Fenty Beauty Cheek Hugging Highlight Brush 120
  • Fenty Beauty Invisimatte Blotting Powder
  • Fenty Beauty Portable Touch Up Brush 130
  • Fenty Beauty Portable Highlighter Brush 140
  • Fenty Beauty Portable Contour & Concealer Brush 150

Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter duo in the shades Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby and Lightning Dust/Fire Crystal

The Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter (the name is a mouthful!) comes in singles (the highly popular Trophy Wife and Metal Moon) and duos, of which I bought two: Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby and Lightning Dust/Fire Crystal.

Sephora says:

What it is:
Weightless, long-wear cream-to-powder hybrid highlighters in solos and expertly paired duos.

What it does:
Light up where you want, when you want. Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter was born to reflect your every mood with its lineup of luminizing solos and duos. With a dose of skin-glorifying color, Killawatt ranges from subtle dayglow to insanely supercharged with shades that were designed for all skin tones.

Unlike your everyday highlighter, Killawatt keeps skin lit beyond sundown with its weightless longwear formula—a cream-powder hybrid that instantly melts into skin and blends with almost zero effort. Another win: It’s loaded with superfine shimmer for an ultra-smooth, creamy texture.

For killer radiance, Killawatt’s your go-to for highlighting your face, eyes, lips, collarbone….literally anywhere you crave a touch of light.

You get 2 x 0.12 oz/ 3.5 g for $34.

Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby is described as a soft champagne sheen and supercharged peachy champagne shimmer.

Lightning Dust/Fire Crystal is described as soft pearlescent sheen and supercharged pearlescent shimmer.

I agree with both descriptions.

The shade on the left is supposed to give a subdued glow, while the one on the right amps it up and provides a strobed look.

This is supposed to be a cream to powder formula, and it does feel soft to the touch.

I’ll be honest; when swatched on the arm, it did not really show up much, but when used with the accompanying Fenty Beauty Cheek Hugging Highlight Brush 120, both sides of the duo pan literally melted into my skin and provided the most ethereal glow.

The duo shades in particular have a mix of cool and warm under tones, and I was worried they might look too frosted on my tan/olive skin, but Rihanna has hit the nail on the head with these shades – both of them make me look like I have radiant, glowing-from-within skin, not a streak of misplaced shimmer going across my cheekbones.

The more shimmery shade on the right does have visible mica (glitter) in there, so this may not be for someone who dislikes visible shimmer in their highlighter. That said, as someone who does dislike visible shimmer in their highlighter, I was pleasantly surprised by these shades. Like I said, they just became one with my skin upon application and I didn’t care much for any visible glitter after that because I was so enthralled by how glowy my skin looked.

Both shades of the Killawatt Highlighter wore for 7 hours on my face before I cleansed for the night.

Fenty Beauty Cheek Hugging Highlight Brush 120

Sephora says

What it is:
An expertly chiseled highlighter brush that “hugs” cheeks for an effortless glow.

What it does:
The Cheek-Hugging Highlight Brush 120 embraces curves like no other. This game-changing synthetic brush features expertly chiseled curves on both sides that “hug” more than just your cheeks—including your browbone, cupid’s bow, the bridge of your nose, and even your collarbone—for an effortlessly killer glow. Thanks to its unexpected asymmetrical cut inspired by a shark tooth, you can highlight with more precision and edge, making it the perfect tool for the Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter.

This synthetic brush retails for $32.

The Fenty Beauty Cheek Hugging Highlight brush paired with the Killawatt Highlighter makes a winning combination – used together, both products make sure your glow will look natural but still stunning, noticeable, and lasting.

It has such a unique shape, and it is now my favorite highlighter brush. The shark-toothed shape fits the cheekbones perfects and distributes product so evenly.

The handle is sturdy, and looks beautiful. I have yet to wash this brush; when I do, and if something goes amiss, I will update this review.

Fenty Beauty Invisimatte Blotting Powder and Portable Touch Up Brush 130

Sephora says about the Fenty Beauty Invisimatte Blotting Powder:

What it is:
A universal blotting powder that absorbs shine and diffuses the look of pores for an instant filtered look on the fly.

What it does:
Don’t be caught without the perfect blot. Take it from Rihanna, who blots on the fly to stay photoready 24/7. This universal blotting powder contains an exclusive pore-diffusing complex that absorbs shine and gives you a natural matte refresh for an instantly filtered look—so you’re always ready for a shine-free snap.

Invisimatte’s translucent powder is completely traceless against all skin tones and won’t cake, creep into pores or fine lines, or disturb makeup. And get this: It extends the wear of your foundation, too.

Invisimatte’s sleek, magnetized compact attaches to its perfect partner, the Portable Touch Up Brush 130 (sold separately), meaning that it’s easy to keep your shine-stopping essentials within reach. So touch up, touch up again, and bring on the photo ops.

You get 8.5 g of product for $32.

Sephora says about the Fenty Beauty Portable Touch Up Brush 130:

What it is:
A magnetic, on-the-go blotting powder brush that conveniently attaches to the bottom of its touch-up partner, Invisimatte Blotting Powder, for an instant filter effect.

What it does:
Touch up with the ultimate on-the-go blotting powder brush. Custom-made to pair with Invisimatte Blotting Powder, the Portable Touch Up Brush has a retractable design and magnetic panel, so it snaps right in to the bottom of the powder compact. Slanted, soft synthetic bristles provide extra surface area for applying Invisimatte Blotting Powder—perfect for quick fixes and a mattifying, instant-filter effect.

It retails for $24.

I will admit, while this is said to be one of Rihanna’s favorite products from her makeup line, I bought the Fenty Beauty Invisimatte Blotting Powder and accompanying brush simply for the gimmicky packaging. 🙈🙈🙈

That said, it has turned out to be one of my favorite products from the line as well. It applies completely clear, with no ashiness, and keeps shine around my t-zone at bay for ages, and it is perfect as a setting powder for my makeup as well. It gives a matte radiance of sorts to the face, quite like a filter.

My MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation has some competition, needless to say.

I also like how it doesn’t pronounce any lines or dry patches on my dry/normal skin. I need a very small amount of powder on the little sponge inside or the Touch Up Brush to set my face.

The packaging is beautiful and sturdy, with a bit of holographic shine (similar to that of the Killawatt Highlighters, and portable brushes).

Coming to the Fenty Beauty Portable Touch Up Brush 130, I am undecided about this brush. The synthetic bristles are soft, sturdy, and shaped to fit into all corners and crevices of the face. However, I feel I prefer the little sponge/felt applicator (honestly, I don’t know what the material is) that comes with the Invisimatte powder to this brush, at least for now.

The brush is not bad; the sponge is just a little better, at least for my needs. However, on the go, the brush does a good job of setting oily spots with a few quick taps.

And, like I said, I ❤️ that the brush attaches to the powder compact. I’m a sucker for fun packaging.

Fenty Beauty Portable Highlighter Brush 140 and Fenty Beauty Portable Contour & Concealer Brush 150

I have been obsessively buying highlighter and concealer brushes lately, and I was thrilled when Rihanna came out with a couple of those to add to her Fenty Beauty lineup.

Sephora says about the Fenty Beauty Portable Highlighter Brush 140:

What it is:
A magnetic, retractable highlighter brush that attaches to your favorite Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick for seamless blending in a snap.

What it does:
Take your glow places it’s never been before. The magnetized Portable Highlighter Brush 140 was designed to snap to your favorite Match Stix Shimmer Skinsticks, letting you create your own custom highlighting collection.

Slanted, soft synthetic brush hairs trace the angles of your face, expertly made to diffuse Match Stix Shimmer Skinsticks with speed and precision you’d never imagine from a tool this petite. And thanks to its medium-density bristles, you can build glitz to your perfect level of impact. Retractable and totally portable, this is a travel-friendly tool you’ll never leave home without.

Sephora says about the Fenty Beauty Portable Contour & Concealer Brush 150:

What it is:
A magnetic, retractable contour and concealer brush that attaches to your favorite Match Stix Matte Skinstick for seamless sculpting and blending in a snap.

What it does:
Blend in, but stand out. The magnetic Portable Contour & Concealer Brush attaches to its perfect partner—Match Stix Matte Skinstick (sold separately)—so you can correct, conceal, contour, or simply touch up wherever, whenever.

Smoothly tapered, soft synthetic bristles are cut for foolproof precision, letting you instantly blend Matte Skinstick’s buildable, powder-soft formulas until you’ve achieved just the right amount of coverage. Retractable and totally portable, this is a travel-friendly tool you’ll never leave home without.

Both synthetic brushes retail for $24.

While these brushes are designed to be used with the Fenty Beauty Matchstix, I have been using them to blend in cream contour (like my beloved Anastasia stick foundation in Fawn) and cream highlighter, and I am impressed.

These brushes are so soft and sturdy, and they provide controlled, even application that can be patted on or sheered out. Plus, they look gorgeous.

Do I recommend Fenty Beauty by Rihanna?

You know, I was kind of secretly hoping these products would not be as good as they are, just so I wouldn’t have to spend even more money on makeup than I already do.


Based on the products I have tried, I can easily say Fenty Beauty has an amazing collection of makeup that I see appealing to people of various skin tones. Rihanna came to slay with her makeup line, and she did not disappoint.

The pigmentation and quality of the Fenty Beauty products I have tried is on point. I would definitely recommend them, and I can’t wait to try other offerings from the brand, such as the Pro Filt’r Foundation and Primer.


Fenty Beauty by Rihanna is available online at Sephora, in Sephora stores, and at


Mally Beauty Evercolor Poreless Face Defender Review


The Product

The Mally Beauty Evercolor Poreless Face Defender has been around for quite a while now, and there is good reason why.

This product is described on Ulta Beauty as follows:

Mally’s Evercolor Poreless Face Defender is the perfect finishing touch for your makeup. This remarkable technology yields an utterly sheer, featherweight product that diffuses the look of pores, minimizes fine lines, and helps protect your makeup so it lasts from morning to night. Face Defender gives you that flawless matte finish without the dry, ashy look of powder. The result is silky smooth skin and longer-lasting makeup. It comes with a unique buffed-edge Japanese sponge.

Not tested on animals.

The product retails at $40 for 13 g.

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BEST CONTOUR STICK EVER: Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation in Fawn

ABH contour stick in fawn review and swatches the girl loves makeup

YOU GUYS. I have a new love, and it is a grey-brown stick.

If this is you, stop now.

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick foundations have mixed reviews on most retailer websites, but I don’t care. I just want to type quickly and give you the details, just so I can conclude and tell you this product is the bomb and I love it and I never want to be without it.

The stick foundations are described on the Sephora site as:

What it is:
A multitasking, light-to-full-coverage cream stick foundation with a natural-looking, demi-matte finish.

What it does:
This highly pigmented, buildable cream stick foundation creates a flawless, natural looking demi-matte finish. The Stick Foundation is ideal for combination and oily skin, and the lightweight, easy-to-layer foundation delivers light-to-full-coverage, depending on the method of application. It’s designed to quickly and precisely apply all-over coverage, daily touch ups, or highlight and contour with ease.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

There are about 29 shades, including three contour shades (Shadow, Fawn, Mink) and one highlight shade (Banana). You get 9 g of product for $25.

Why I love it


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LipSense Liquid Lipstick, Gloss, Remover – Review + Swatches



Last week, LipSense Independent Distributor Leanna sent me a lovely package containing a few products from the brand for review, including their liquid lipstick, gloss, and lipstick remover.

LipSense is produced by a brand called SeneGense (bit of a difficult name to pronounce!) and they have this to say about the liquid lipstick on the website:

The premier product for SeneGence®, LipSense is a patented, amazing departure from conventional lipsticks and lip colors. LipSense is versatile in that you can mix shades to create a number of effects.


  • Unique product is waterproof and does not kiss off, smear off, rub off, or budge off!
  • Does not dry out your lips – it works to restore the moisture content
  • Color lasts anywhere between 4 and 18 hours



For best results, LipSense® products must be applied to clean, dry lips. For a more defined, finished look, use LinerSense® before applying the lip color. LipSense® needs to be shaken horizontally prior to application. LipSense® is applied by using a layering technique. Here is how to apply LipSense®:

Step 1: After placing color onto the wand, begin application at the corner of mouth, (usually) using the longest length of the applicator. Keep lips apart, and follow the natural shape of lips starting at the outer corner of the mouth. With one continual stroke, apply one layer of color from one corner to the other corner of the bottom lip, then one layer of color to the top lip. Apply the color, moving the applicator in one continuous direction versus going back and forth like you would with lipstick.

Step 2: Repeat Step 1 two more times, so that you have a total of 3 layers of LipSense® applied to your lips. Let each layer set for a few seconds before proceeding to the next, and do not press lips together. It is not recommended to apply more than three layers of color.

Step 3: When the application of the third layer of color is complete and the color has set, apply one of the LipSense® Moisturizing Glosses over the final layer. Do not press lips together until the moisturizing gloss has been applied onto the last layer of lip color. After applying the gloss, press your lips together to smooth in the moisture rich gloss and enjoy the glorious look and feel of this long-lasting, advanced color technology!

LipSense® Liquid Lip colors are removed by using Ooops!™ Color Remover or liquid Fooops!®
SenseCosmetics® Color Remover.


The Yays

  • This lipstick lasts! I applied three coats of it (that is the maximum you should apply), and I ate after that, I drank water and then tea, I smacked my lips, licked them, did what not with them, and the lip color stayed on the whole time. The swatch below? Yeah, I tried scrubbing that off with soap and water, and it wouldn’t budge. Thank God I received the remover, else I would be left with no lips in my attempts to remove this product.
  • It comes in a huge variety of shades which can be accessed on the website. Leanna was kind enough to send me a catalogue which included the shades. I received the shade Bella which is described as being a neutral shade on the website. More on this later.
  • On its own, it looks like a tattooed-on lip color, but with the gloss, I really like how it looks on the lips.
  • The gloss isn’t overly sticky and doesn’t give 2006 throw-back vibes (i.e. it isn’t gooey looking). It actually looks like your lips are hydrated and satiny.
  • You get 7.4 ml of product, which is much more than most brands ofter.

The Mehs

  • At $25, it is one of the more expensive lipsticks I have used. You do get 7.4 ml of product with this one, while with most liquid lipsticks you get 5 ml to 6 ml for around $18 – $20.
  • The color Bella is described as a neutral, but to me it a deep mauve-red which made my normally moderately pigmented lips look incredibly dark. The first second in which I wore it, I was really happy, and then the color darkened with more swipes. I was really not a fan of how it turned into an almost vampy brown-red on my lips after the third coat. (In the picture below, the darkness doesn’t show much because of the lighting, plus I am wearing 2 coats.)
  • The formula is a very liquid-y one; almost like a stain. When I first applied it, it stung my lips a little, especially the dry bits, which is why the next day I prepped my lips with balm well before I applied this lipstick. Then, it stung a little less than before.

Note: You really need a remover (I use the Ooops!™ Color Remover) to wipe this off. Even my micellar water wasn’t a match for the staying power of this lip color.



LipSense lipstick in the shade Bella

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LipSense lipstick in the shade Bella

Do I recommend this?

I think it is probably the most long-lasting lipstick I have ever tried. That said, I didn’t really like how the color looked on my lips. I was expecting a neutral, nude shade and this one made my lips look much darker. The shade was my choice, btw. I was asked which one I would like and I picked Bella because I liked it in a picture I saw on Instagram.

I am not sure of wanting to try another shade of this brand in the future, primarily because I don’t think I want a lipstick that lasts into tomorrow, and needs a special remover, and also because I am a little worried other colors may also darken on my lips.

However, for someone who wants the a lip color tattooed onto their lips, this is the next best option! I think if you are in search of a lipstick that doesn’t wear off with activity, give LipSense a try.




I received this product free for review purposes and the opinions here are my own, and are unbiased. 

Tarte Clay Stick Foundation – Review & Swatches

I’ll be honest here: Tarte is quickly becoming one of my favorite brands; perhaps my favorite! ❣️

They have, for the past few years, come up with one amazing offering after another, most of which keep my makeup obsession fueled and my wallet depressed.

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The clay stick foundation is a very recent product and Tarte has this to say about it:

Have you fed your skin lately? Our 12-hour, creamy matte clay stick feeds your appetite for weightless, natural coverage & good-for-you nutrients. #feedyourflawless

  • Amazonian clay: nature’s most perfect ingredient for better, longer, truer wear
  • mineral pigments: soothe & soften skin
  • vitamin C: antioxidant that fights free radicals while brightening skin
  • vitamin E: natural preservative that also acts as an emollient & antioxidant

Product performance: A buildable, powder-to-liquid formula that melts into skin for medium-to-full coverage, leaving a natural finish that looks & feels just like your own skin. Micro-encapsulated powders then burst with your body heat to keep you shine & cake-free. The vegan formula features antioxidant vitamins C, E & Amazonian clay, a total skin-balancing powerhouse that hydrates or mattifies depending on your skin type. The guilt-free blend also means there are no harsh chemicals like talc, gluten, sulfates, or parabens in your buildable, creamy coverage. Use on-the-go, as a spot concealer, or in lighter or darker shades to highlight & contour – just swipe, blend & #slaywithclay.

You get 9 g of product for $39. (Side note: what is it with the odd numbered pricing?! Make it $38 and call it a day.)

The shades

I have this in the shade Light Medium Neutral. It is a bit light for my currently NC25-ish skin tone, but it is great for highlighting and I think it will suit me well in the winters. I think the shade Medium Sand would have been good for me currently. Still, this shade can be worked with, blended to perfection, and darkened with the right powder shade or an off-setting cream contour.

The yay

  • I live for this finish. It is supposed to be balanced which means it suits your skin, whether it is oily, dry, or combination. Basically it is supposed to offer the best of both worlds (matte and dewy), and IMHO, it does. The finish is radiant and brightening, yet not greasy or oily looking. It is matte radiance and a healthy glow wrapped into one beautiful looking foundation.
  • The coverage is medium to a buildable full. Despite being a seemingly light and sheer foundation, this product covered all my blemishes, discoloration, and uneven skin tone. Color me impressed!
  • Goes on so smoothly and builds up with literally no cake-face. 
  • I heard it photographs very well, and this is one of the main reasons I got it. I am happy to tell you that it does indeed photograph amazingly. Your skin looks like skin, but enhanced, and not makeup.
  • It lasts about 7 hours on me before beginning to slide off. So that 12 hour wear claim did not ring true for me. (I think it is best to moisturize lightly under this if you have oily skin.) But I am happy with 7 hours, so.
  • It is a very hydrating foundation. Like I thought my skin looked and felt plumper with this on. I had no dry patches on my normally dry-patchy skin.
  • Looks and feels beautiful. So sturdy and heavy and luxurious.
  • 12 shades to suit all (ok, most) skin tones.
  • This is quite ideal for highlighting and contouring, too.

The meh

  • I don’t really like the price point. $35 would be more suitable, I think.
  • It may look greasy on oily skin.
  • If you don’t let your moisturizer set, or wear heavy moisturizer, this may slide off. It looks a little matte in the swatch below, but that is because I applied it on my dry arm without any moisturizer or primer.

Do I recommend this?

I think it is a great offering if you covet a foundation that gives you healthy skin-like finish and makes you look naturally radiant in pictures. I love the finish and the coverage. But I do not think it is my HG, simply because I like a more matte finish at the end of the day, though I quite like it for the summer.

Available at

Sephora, Tarte.


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