Tarte wants to wish you a very berry Christmas with the Berry Couture gift set ($35).
It comes with two products (actually, three, because one’s a duo) — one full-sized Cheek Stain and a mini-Rise and Shine lip duo with a gloss and a stain — items perfect for rushed makeup morning or for those moments when you just want a little color.
The shade is a limited edition, sheer strawberry red called Berrylicious. YUM!
From left to right: Berrylicious Cheek Stain, Lipgloss, Lipstain
An Easy Natural Flush
For the look above, I used Berrylicious Cheek Stain on my cheeks and the stain and gloss from the Rise and Shine lip duo on my lips. It’s easy to apply and wear — no extra brushes required!
First, I swipe the Cheek Stain stick once onto the apples of each cheek once (it feels really moist and slick), and then blend in the edges with my fingers. After a minute or so, the blush dries to a sheer, matte, pinched-cheeks flush.
The Rise and Shine duo comes with doe foot applicators on both ends — easy to use.
The lip stain has a gel consistency. I get the best results with it when I allow it to dry for about 30 seconds, and then add a layer of the gloss on top. It’s supposed to be a plumping gloss, but my lips don’t really look significantly bigger. They do, however, take on that “I’ve just had a hot hour-long make out session” look.
I’m heading home to Hawaii for the holidays with El Hub tomorrow morning. Our mom is doing better and recovering from the two mastectomies last month. We can’t wait to see her!
This morning I dropped off Tabs at the kitty hotel again… Poor guy was not happy about it, but we don’t really know our neighbors well enough to ask them to take care of him. I miss him already…
On my way back from Hotel Cattyfornia I ran into Starbucks for a latte. The guy in front of me in line had a parrot on his shoulder, pirate style.
Her name’s Isabella… It was love at first sight, and she was eager to show me her favorite trick.
Play dead, Isabella!
I can say with certainty that this was my first-ever Starbucks parrot encounter.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,