Tartelette 2 In Bloom Palette Review

Tartelette 2 In Bloom Palette Review

Is there anything better than a new eyeshadow palette? (probably, but it's definitely up there!) One thing I got for my birthday was this Tartelette 2 In Bloom Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette, and I'm in love! It comes with 12 gorgeous shades that will work for any skin tone. 

Just the overall palette itself is gorgeous. It's made of a sturdy-weight gold metal and has a huge mirror which is amazing for travel! The shadows themselves are rich, pigmented, and buttery! I haven't had too much fallout while applying, and all of the colors are beautiful!

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Clinique Pop Lip Color + Primer

Clinique Pop Lip Color + Primer - Southern New Yorker

I can't believe it's taken me this long to give these lipsticks their own post. I picked up my first Clinique Pop Lipstick, Poppy Pop, back in July and fell in love with it. Since then I've collected three more gorgeous shades, and I'm eyeing quite a few more (aka all of them)

Clinique Pop Lip color + primer - Southern New Yorker

Generally with lip products, there is some sort of tradeoff. Matte products have amazing color and staying power, but they are usually very drying on the lips. Hydrating lip products nourish lips, but color payoff is usually not great, and staying power is even worse. But with these Clinique Pop lip colors, you can have your cake and eat it too! (literally, you can eat with these on and they will. not. budge.) They have outstanding color, insane staying power, and they feel amazingly rich and moisturizing on the lips!

The four shades that I've snagged so far have been Love Pop, a gorgeous mauvey-purple, Cola Pop, a striking dark brown-red (right), Punch Pop, a bright fuchsia (left), and Poppy Pop, a fun orangy-red (center). 

Next up on my wishlist: Bare Pop, Fab Pop, and Passion Pop!

 

What shades are you eyeing? Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo,

Audra

Bare Minerals Bronzer Review

Bare Minerals Bronzer Review

I was in need of a summer bronzer, and as I browsed Sephora.com, I stumbled upon the BareMinerals Loose Powder Bronzer in Faux Tan. I'm always a bit weary of buying bronzers online because I have very fair skin, but since it's a loose powder, and I use a less dense brush (RealTechniques Duo Fiber Face Brush) to apply, it worked out beautifully! I've always preferred loose powder bronzers to pressed powder, because I find it easier to control how much product I put on the brush (very important for us "porcelain" girls). For more medium-olive skin tones, using a more dense brush, as well as building it up a bit, would work very well!

Overall, it is a gorgeous product and definitely a new favorite! If you want to try it for yourself, you can find it here! 

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