Posts Tagged ‘Tarte’

UNDERCOVER AGENT: NICOLE B!

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
AGE:  33
CITY/STATE:  Denver, CO
PHILOSOPHY: Take good care of your skin.
AM BEAUTY ROUTINE:   Rinse face with water, apply Dr. Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Marine Dew It All Eye Gel, Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 25, Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush or MAC, MAC Paint Pot in Painterly as an eye shadow base, eye shadow (usually MAC, Pat McGrath, or Urban Decay), Tarte Lights! Camera! Lashes! 4-In-1 Mascara, and a lipstick or gloss from my (probably too big!) collection. My favorite lipstick brands are MAC, Pat McGrath, Chanel and Rimmel London.
PM BEAUTY ROUTINE:  Wash face with Nubian Heritage African Black Soap and a few drops of pure Argan oil before Dr. Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Marine Dew It All Eye Gel and MD Complete Wrinkle and Radiance Remedy every night (which I found through Beauty Undercover! It has Retinol and Vitamin C). Over that I use Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C Hyaluronic Essence, and either Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C Sleeping Cream or First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream. A few times a week I exfoliate with Lumene Kirkas Glow Reveal 60 Second Facial and a clay mask mixed with water and honey once or twice a month for a really deep clean. I moisturize my hands and feet with coconut oil every night.
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT PRODUCT:  Lumene skin care products – they have completely changed my skin for the better!
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT COSMETIC:  Lipstick!
MOST EXPENSIVE PRODUCT:  Pat McGrath kits, like the Metalmorphosis 005 Everything Kit. It’s a splurge but the quality and pigmentation of every product is so good!
BEST BARGAIN PRODUCT:  Rimmel London Lipsticks.
 FAVORITE BEAUTY TOOL:  Zoeva Makeup Artist Brush Set (25 brushes). I’ve had these brushes for over 2 years and they still look and work the same as the day I got them. Quality brushes are a good investment.
COMMENTS: You can never have too many lipsticks!

 

UNDERCOVER AGENT REVEALED: GABRIELLE L!

Thursday, February 15th, 2018
AGE:  50
CITY/STATE:  Bise, ID
PHILOSOPHY: Scorn trends, they will go away long before you do.
AM BEAUTY ROUTINE:   Goddess Garden Fresh Start Invigorating Cream Cleanser, The Ordinary Buffet Serum, The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA, is clinical Youth Eye Complex, elta MD UV Daily Broad Spectrum SPF 40, eos Lip Balm, Kat von D Lock-it Foundation or Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water SPF 30 or Diorskin Forever Perfect Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 30, Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette or Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette or Dior Garden Pastels palette, Urban Decay Troublemaker Mascara or L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Superstar Mascara or Grande Lash Mascara, Jane Iredale In Touch Cream Blush in Clarity, taste Tarteist PRO Glow Highlight Contour Palette, Sephora Highlighter palette, Buxom Plumpline Lip Liner Crayon or Lime Crime Velvetines Liquid Matte Lipstick or Kat von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick or Wet n Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit lipstick, Huda Beauty lip strobe or Buxom Full-On Lip Cream.
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT PRODUCT:  The Ordinary Buffet Serum
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT COSMETIC:  Lime Crime Velvetines Liquid Matte Lipstick
MOST EXPENSIVE PRODUCT:  Orogold 24k Caviar & Sea Kelp Mask
BEST BARGAIN PRODUCT:  Wet n Wild Liquid Catsuit
FAVORITE BEAUTY TOOL:  Clarisonic
 COMMENTS/ANECDOTES: My grandmother bought me my first makeup and skincare (an Estee Lauder box) when I was 12 and it’s still my favorite Christmas present ever.

UNDERCOVER AGENT REVEALED: ALICIA W!

Thursday, February 1st, 2018
AGE:  25
CITY/STATE:  Bridgeport, PA
PHILOSOPHY: Skincare first, makeup second!
AM BEAUTY ROUTINE:   Juice Beauty Antioxidant Serum (every other day), Tarte Rainforest of The Sea Water Foundation SPF 15 with a Beautyblender Sponge.  Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion in Original or NYX Eye Shadow Base in Skin Tone ESB03 —  I think the Urban Decay blends a little better, while the NYX one holds up all day!  Apply TokyoMilk Let in the Light Eyeshadow Palette with an e.l.f. Studio Eyeshadow C Brush and apply NYX Epic Ink Liner, then Make Up Forever Smokey Extravagant Mascara. For highligher/bronzer Senna Brilliant Bronze in Dawn, cream blush by ColourPop Super Shock Blush in Between the Sheets, ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in Monday, and sometimes Bobbie Brown High Shimmer Gloss in Naked Plum 7.  Chi Silk Infusion Oil in the hair and then fragrance (currently Kat Von D Saint Eau de Parfum).
PM BEAUTY ROUTINE:  The Body Shop Seaweed Oil Balancing Toner to remove makeup and tone and Lush Fresh Farmacy Soothing Calamine Bar on my face in the shower. Wash hair with OGX Coconut Milk Shampoo & Conditioner and body with Lush Baked Alaska Refreshing Citrus Sudser. Eyebrow maintenance with my The Body Shop Nail Kit (which includes a tweezer) then moisturize my face and neck with Skinfood Peach Sake Emulsion, Frank Body Body Balm everywhere else, and Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail & Cuticle Oil on my nails.
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT PRODUCT:  Juice Beauty Antioxidant Serum! This serum works wonders and really helps clear up my skin.
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT COSMETIC:  A liquid eyeliner! Currently, the NYX Epic Ink Liner in Black
MOST EXPENSIVE PRODUCT:  Senna Brilliant Bronze in Dawn
BEST BARGAIN PRODUCT:  ColourPop’s Ultra Matte Lipin Monday, I LOVE THIS SHADE!  Tip:  first apply Chapstick or Lush Sugar Plum Fair Lip Scrub
FAVORITE BEAUTY TOOL:  e.l.f. Studio Eyeshadow C Brush
THOUGHTS:  This was a lot of fun to write! I love trying new beauty products and sharing them with people! I’m an artist and I would love to design some makeup packaging one day.