Before the holiday season, my stash was pretty much Tarte-free. I’ve tried a Glamazon lipsticks and a concealer before years ago but they’ve never pushed me over the edge to really explore the rest of the brand and really see what Tarte’s all about. Fast forward to today and I’ve become a full on Tartelette thanks to Tarte’s recent Tartelette Eyeshadow Collection. The love affair started when I finally swatched the Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Palette over the holiday and decided to finally give it a try after seeing one too many pictures of it on that darn Instagram. Next thing I know, the entire collection ends up in my stash because Tarte did such a bang up job. Damn you Tarte!
Finding a good foundation and concealer is important if you like a flawlessly beat face but so is finding a solid primer. Since I’ve been working in the beauty industry, I’ve learned that most women don’t understand the importance of using primer. From Bobbi Brown to Ulta, I hear a lot of complaints like, “My foundation just doesn’t last throughout the day without sliding off.” Or, “My skin is so dry that every foundation looks cakey and emphasizes my dryness.” Either way, my response is almost always, “Are you using a primer?” About 95% of the time the answer is no and to me that’s insane. Primer is super important guys!
A good primer not only helps to lock your foundation in place but it also helps address certain skin concerns like controlling oil, smoothing out flaky, dry skin and more. I used to think that primer wasn’t necessary when I first started wearing makeup but now I can’t live without it. I’ve sorta become a primer junkie because I’m addicted to the way they lend such a huge helping hand in applying my foundation and making it look flawless all day.