One of my projects this year is to work on make-up. So far, I’ve covered gel eyeliner, foundation and contouring.
So I made a third Sephora order – gawd, this gets soooo expensive – and ordered a few Tarte products three weeks ago, specifically items that were vegan*. I decided to try them out this evening after reviewing some make-up tutorials.
Eyeshadow: I used this YouTube tutorial from The Beauty Bunny, a cruelty-free make-up blog. From the Tarte eyeshadow palette, I used Sand as the based, Abyss on the side and then Wave in the middle. Generally, this worked out okay but I was a bit heavy-handed with the eyeshadow. I couldn’t help dabbing so much of it; this palette is absolutely stunning!
Brows: I’ve never worked my brows before and for the longest time, I’ve wanted to develop my brow game. A lot of strangers often assume I am much younger than my 33 years, so I’m hoping that this could help somewhat. I must say that I’m glad I didn’t overpluck when I was younger, having been scared by seeing so many bad brows. I reviewed this YouTube tutorial on how to apply the waterproof Amazonial clay brow mousse. I didn’t have any brow wax and used a small amount of foundation to highlight on the brow bone.
I put some gel eyeliner on and here’s the final product:
Overall, I’m pretty happy with this. The brows are much better than I had expected, but I will have to ease up on the eyeshadow for a softer touch. Ultimately, I’d love to have a casual day-to-day look. It will also look much better overall once I add blush and done some contouring too.
*Note that cruelty-free and vegan are not synonymous. Cruelty-free products can still contain beeswax … stupid, I know.