Satin Ruffles and Frills have me Feeling Flush

I used a few new products in today’s look. I recently won a tarte emphasEYES gel liner with a double ended brush and was thrilled when I got back from my short trip to find it waiting for me in my mailbox. Also waiting for me was my recent ebay purchase – a Missha Perfect Cover bb cream from South Korea.  I keep hearing about these bb creams and found this one for a great price on ebay so I decided to give it a try and see what all the fuss was about.

First, the bb cream: I had to guess on a color (I chose #21) and it seems to be a pretty good match. It’s not too yellow, which is something I always worry about without being able to test a face color, and it wasn’t too pink (which would have been ok with me, actually), but I noticed even though it matched my skin in terms of fairness, it was extremely neutral – more brown than yellow or pink. It was nice and creamy but definitely did not give me full coverage. These bb creams promise that they can replace it all – moisturizer, sunscreen, primer, and foundation.  Personally, I think it worked great as a base to make a sheer foundation more of a full coverage, but didn’t provide full coverage itself. I will have to keep using it to give a better review than that.

The tarte emphasEYES gel liner is great! I’ve used two other gel liners – Buxom lashliners and Ulta extreme wear gel liners. I think this one was superior to both of the other brands that I’ve used. I’m a big fan of the Buxom lashliners but I do find they they can get a little clumpy when applying. The main reason I like the Ulta brand liners is their price ($4). This tarte liner was so easy to apply. The product definitely seems like a gel in the pot, but as soon as the product made contact with my skin it turned almost liquidy – in a good way – and it applied so smoothly. I noticed some smudging on the outer corners of my eyes by late afternoon, but for the most part, the product stayed where it should. I’ll test it out a few more times for smudging.

Frills, Satin Ruffle, tarte emphasEYES in brown

tarte eyeliner, blending, crease defining, ecotools shadow

BE 100% Natural lipgloss in Cherry Bomb, Jordana lipliner in Baby Berry

On the eyes:

  • tarte Lifted eye primer
  • Satin Ruffle patted all over lid from lashes into crease and up to brow, using Ecotools shadow brush
  • Frills buffed into crease using Crease Defining brush
  • tarte emphasEYES gel liner in brown applied along upper lashes and winged out, and smudged under lower lashes and into waterline
  • 2 coats MUFE smoky lash mascara

  

On the lips:

  • Jordana lipliner in Baby Berry
  • BE 100% Natural lipgloss in Cherry Bomb

On the face:

  • Missha Perfect Cover bb cream in #21
  • tarte maricuja concealer under the eyes
  • Retro liner shadow to fill in brows
  • BE Original foundation in Fairly Medium mixed with Advanced Clear Radiance
  • MAC mineralize blush in Feeling Flush


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About Essy
I'm finally figuring out this makeup thing in my 30's. It's so much fun to collect and play with new colors and styles. I'm not a makeup artist, and far from it. I welcome any comments and tips you have!

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