This morning, while Janet rocked, “What have you done for me lately?” I sang something similar while applying the products in Tarte’s latest makeup kit.
What Has Your Makeup Done For You Lately? — that’s a good question, and it’s also the name of the $49 six-piece kit (a QVC exclusive).
Listening to Janet, I came this close to teasing my hair and slipping into something with shoulder pads, but then I came to my senses, thankfully, because real life ’80’s fashion wasn’t always as cool as a John Hughes film…
For this look, I’m wearing all of the products in the kit except for the Maracuja Oil, and I’m also wearing Tarte’s Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Peaceful on my cheeks, because the kit doesn’t come with a blush.
The pieces that really stand out to me…
LipSurgence Lip Shine in Smitten: Pink perfection! The formula is on the softer side, though (it almost feels like a lip cream to me), so you might want to pop it in the fridge for a spell before using the sharpener hidden in the cap.
Retoucher Flawless Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush: AWESOMESAUCE! The dense, firm brush head, with its deceptively soft bristles, distributes foundation evenly and doesn’t leave streaks. A brush that works well and feels great? I love it.
Maracuja Miracle 12-Hr Foundation With Broad Spectrum SPF 15: I’m using Tan, but it’s also available in Fair, Light, Medium and Deep. At first, based on the swatch, I thought Tan might be a little too light for my NC 42 skin, but it darkens enough when applied, ending at a pretty close match for me.
Two pumps deliver coverage just shy of full and a mostly matte finish with a slight sheen.
I like the lightweight formula and how easy it is to blend with the Bamboo Brush, but watch out for the pump… It has a hair trigger.
Maracuja Miracle Foundation Swatches from the left: Light, Fair, Medium, Tan and Deep
ModernEyes Waterproof Creaseless Shadow/Liner: I like these colors and think they’re very flattering, but the shadow isn’t the easiest to blend. When I apply more than one layer, it starts to look heavy (and flakes after it dries!).
As for the liner, it gets the job done. I think it does a little better, though, along lash lines than it does along the water.
PRICE: $49 (a $160 value)
AVAILABILITY: Coming July 13 exclusively to QVC and QVC.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,