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Beauty Review: Tarte Double-Duty Beauty Empowered Hybrid Gel Foundation, Maneater Self-Sharpening Eyeliner, & Foundation Brush


As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I recently purchased some new Tarte cosmetics. As promised, here is my review!

If you’ve been on Instagram lately, or to your nearest Ulta or Sephora, chances are you’re starting to see Tarte products. They have beautiful colors and pleasing marketing, but the thing that draws me to Tarte is that their products are great for those working towards responsible consumerism!

You see, Tarte boasts cruelty-free product  sans nasty ingredients such as parabens. This makes me so happy because vegan and cruelty-free products are often not up to par with “the good stuff.” Tarte items definitely have some differences in textures, but once I figure out how to apply the products I buy, I usually end up loving them!

For this review I am covering Tarte Double-Duty Beauty Empowered Hybrid Gel Foundation, Maneater Self-Sharpening Eyeliner, and Foundation Brush. I use other Tarte cosmetics as well, and I definitely want to do another review soon on some of my go-to items!

This foundation is serious. I’ve always leaned more towards tinted moisturizers because often foundations are so cakey that they suffocate my face. Lately I’ve been craving a little bit more coverage with the same amount of nourishing moisture as a tinted moisturizer. I truly hit the jackpot with the the Double-Duty Beauty Empowered Hybrid Gel Foundation. It’s powerful though, so I only use a dab for full coverage.

I bit the bullet and purchased the brush that goes with the foundation, and I’m not sorry! It’s super soft and blends the foundation perfectly. The little spatula opposite the brush is great for ensuring I nab the right amount of foundation. I am a big beliver that well done makeup is 75% application tool, 25% product.

I also bought Tarte Maneater Self-Sharpening Eyeliner in this Ulta haul. Real talk, I’ve not used pencil eyeliner since high school. Junior year I traded in my CoverGirl eyeliner for a gel liner and never looked back.

I just got so tired of smudgey product. But I’ve heard it’s come a long way, so I decided to give the Tarte one a try. (I do want to try their clay pot eyeliner badly though!)

Admittedly, I kind of forgot how to use a pencil. It took me a few tries to adjust. Good news: no smudges after a day of wear!

This product is great for my daily wear; however, it is a little dry for a good cat eye in my opinion. I love it for my water line! Probably my favorite thing about this product is the self-sharpener!! Each time you put the lid on, it sharpens the pencil, so you have a perfectly sharp product ready to go each use!

In conclusion, I’d recommend any of these three items! I’m really happy to have them as part of my daily regime nowadays!

Shop my look:

Tarte Double-Duty Beauty Empowered Hybrid Gel Foundation

Tarte Maneater Self-Sharpening Eyeliner

Tarte Foundation Brush & Spatula

What are some of your fave new cosmetics?


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