The “Ulta”mate dupe for Tarte Shape Tape

Since its launch over three years ago Tarte’s Shape Tape Concealer has become a cult favorite in the beauty community and a personal favorite of my own.  It’s a great full coverage formula that is easy to blend (but be warned, a little goes a long way!).  I’ve tried  a lot (and I mean a lot) of other concealers but always have a back-up of Shape Tape on stand by-until now!  While I have no problem spending  money on products that I absolutely love, I’m always down to find a more affordable option and I think it’s safe to say I’ve finally found it! Continue reading “The “Ulta”mate dupe for Tarte Shape Tape”

July Empties: Products I’ve Used Up

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These products are empty and headed to trash. Read below to see which products I would repurchase. 

Do you ever finish a product and have that bittersweet moment of simultaneously being sad but also proud that you used up an entire item?  If you are a total makeup lover like me, you totally get it.  Now, you are either left without your favorite product and need to restock ASAP, or you are excited because you get to replace it with a new item you’ve been wanting to try.  Either way, it always seems to end up in a trip to the beauty counter.

Today, I will be sharing with you the products that I have finished over the past month. Some of these products I have been using longer than others and some I enjoyed more than others.  Continue reading to see what products were hits, which were misses and what I’m looking forward to purchasing in the future. Continue reading “July Empties: Products I’ve Used Up”

First Impressions: Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation and Concealer

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While traveling over the recent holiday I ran out of my current concealer (I had been using this), so I quickly headed to the Walgreens to find something that would get me by for the rest of the weekend.  Of course, I can’t walk into any store and solely look for my intended item, so I browsed the beauty aisles to see what was new.  I came upon the Milani display and immediately looked for their newest foundation.  I had been hearing great things about it on YouTube, specifically from Tati of Glam Life Guru, and since Milani products were buy one get one half off, I decided to pick up a bottle.

Now, for the details: the foundation is called Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation and Concealer.  It is 1 fluid ounce, comes in 14 shades and retails for $9.99 plus tax.  The back of the bottle claims the product is medium to full coverage, has a lightweight, oil free formula, is long-wearing, water-resistant and sweat-proof.  Sounds like all the things I want in a foundation, especially during the summertime. Continue reading “First Impressions: Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation and Concealer”