Glow Kit

Tarte Toasted!

I️ got this palette not because of the shades as they are quite common and can easily be found among any brand whether it be high end or drug store. However after purchasing the Tarteist Pro palette I’ve learned that the pigment and the creaminess can hardly be replicated by any other brand.

Tarte shadows blend unbelievable well regardless of what brush you’re using or what look you’re going for.

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nally I️ use the Morphe crease brush along the hood of my eyes because the point of the brush creates a very defined area for me to work with. With Asian slightly hooded eyes, the hardest part is carving out the shape of where the shadow should be applied and the Morphe brush works effortlessly.

I️ use an all over blender brush from IT Cosmetics at Ulta to blend out the outer corner. (By far the only brush I️ trust to complete an all around blend regardless of brand of shadow, although I️ notice high end shadows prevent creasing a bit more.)

For the inner corner I️ typically like to use a light shade whether it be matte or shimmer and I️ always use my finger. I️ use the regular Urban Decay potion primer for all over the lid and after the blending of the edges I️ then apply another UD Primer in the shade Sin to make sure the shimmer stands out as much as possible.

As you can probably tell from the photo, the shades aren’t as ‘toasted’ or red as it would appear. It’s very similar to the new Naked Heat palette from Urban Decay which my last review was on.

I️ would recommend the Tarte Toasted palette based on the quality of the shadows. The shadows are blend easily, smells amazing like always, and can create any warm fall look.

If you’re looking for the amount of shades in the warm copper family, I️ would still recommend the Naked Heat palette purely because of the number of shades available to you. It has a very decent number of matte options compared to the other Naked palettes.

At the end of the day though, if you’re looking for just a handful of shades that are your fundamental copper shades, the Tarte Toasted is a good deal and gives you exactly that!

Other products used: Laneige moisturizer, Benefit Porefessional, Makeup Forever liquid foundation, Benefit They’re Real Eyeliner, Better than Sex mascara, Nars radiant creamy concealer, Various Benefit Brow products, Hoola Bronzer, Anastasia sun kissed glow kit, UD settingspray.

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Anastasia Sun Dipped Glow Kit

It’s been a while since I’ve purchased a new highlighting palette! Years! So I thought it was about time I try something new  I purchased the Anastasia Sun Dipped Glow Kit highlighting palette at Sephora for around $40. It comes with four separate shades with quite a large pan of product.

The product comes in the form of a flip up cover with a paper slip around it. Hopefully, I’ll be able to keep that paper sleeve wrinkle free and pristine. The layout is simple, just four circular pans. I would say that the only draw back would be that it doesn’t have a mirror but that’s definitely not a deal breaker considering all the products with amazing mirrors included (Looking at you, Tarteist Pro Eyeshadow Palette!).

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I realize I probably should have taken the photo before I used it. Whoops.

It’s such a smooth texture. It just felt beautiful. It was creamy, soft, and smooth. I literally picked up powder by swirling my finger in a couple of times, and swatched it on my hand. Its like the effect of a cream product being smeared on your had without the feeling of smearing because the powder was so soft!!

The colors are decent and a fairly useful. The shade on the top left corner is Bronzed. It’s an incredibly copper color. I could imaging myself dusting this maybe on my collar bone when I’m incredibly tan. It’s an unbelievably dark color for a highlight. So, I’m not expecting to hit pan on this one. I think I might use it on top of my bronzer but even then, I’ll be applying with an incredibly light hand. I cannot stress enough how copper this color is.

The shade below that is Tourmaline. It’s a dark pink I can use for topping off blush or highlight. It’s like the more concentrated color of the Benefit Watts Up Highlighter I’ve used all these years (absolutely beautiful highlighter and it’s not that I didn’t like what it was anymore but that it was the only one of my makeup products I had never switched up, so I wanted to try a new highlight after all these years).

Top right is Summer, which is the lightest shade in the palette. I’ve been using this color a lot on the bridge of my nose and mixed with the last shade to create the perfect mix for cheek highlight.

Last color is Moonstone which is a lighter version of Tourmaline. I would say that for my skin color it’s the one shade in this palette I can use without doing a little extra (mixing shades, using a light hand, only using when I’m tan, etc ).

I think that for darker skin tones this would be a palette more fit. I should have probably looked more into an Anastasia Glow Kit with lighter shades but I’m still not mad at it because it’s so workable. On a day where my look is just contour, bronzer, and the overall tan summer look I think would be perfect for the shade Bronzed. I’m one of those people who likes a noticeable bronze contour on my cheeks. A lot of people like it blended to the point where it just looks like shadow on your face and I don’t know why but a noticeable cheek bronze is just my thing.

The three remaining shades are very universal and can make any glow happen. The great thing about this product is the ability to build it. You can either go with a natural glow or a “See me from the Space Station Glow”. One product can pull of every look intensity level!

Overall,, I think it’s a great bang for your buck. This product is going to last me a very long time. $40 bucks for these four pans when I pay $40 just for a bottle of foundation I go through in a month and a half.

Either way. Super Dope! Try it!